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Maya Gallo is a journalist with a temper she cannot control. Maya is fired from yet another job. She upsets that particular show's anchor-woman--and does so while airing. She has made use of some silly copy--placed on the station's tele-prompter--definitely: not cool.

She is not able to find work anywhere: afterwards. The solution: Maya makes her way to "Blush". "Blush" is the lively fashion magazine headed up by Maya's Dad. She knows she needs to get employed fast; and Maya's Dad is Okay with Maya working at the fashion magazine.

There is much in the way of conflicts: personality wise. In example, there is the ex-model, who works at "Blush", stylish Nina van Horn. Then there is the photographer Elliot, who is very much the magazine's resident philanderer. Finally, there is Elliot--a true smart-aleck and secretary/assistant to Maya's Dad. The fashionable ensemble of characters with their quirky conflicts keep the sitcom lively.

7 Seasons, 148 Episodes
March 4, 1997
Cast: Laura San Giacomo
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  • Jack is attracted to the feminist who is threatening a boycott of Blush.Nina's dead friend Binny appears from the dead and tells Nina she will soon cheat on Simon, much to Nina's displeasure.

  • The series won't be returning in the fall, but tonight NBC unreels two first-run episodes_4-18 that showcase the sly repartee and gleeful double entendre that became the show's hallmark. First up, hairstyling once again occupies Vicki (Rena Sofer), who's "dyeing" to give Blush the brush; Nina takes under her wing the female impersonator who's portraying her in a cabaret show; and Dennis rides roughshod over his new assistant---Elliott.

  • At Vicki's suggestion, Jack asks all the Blush staff regulars to anonymously evaluate his work. Finch, Nina, Maya, and Elliott submit signed appraisals that only include words of praise, while Vicki anonymously tells Jack the truth. By process of elimination, Jack knows who the criticism came from, and he is spurned. Vicki consoles him and finally convinces him that the truth is healthy. Jack then insists that everyone tell him something honest, which sends Finch into a tailspin of vitriolic criticism.Meanwhile, Nina sprains her ankle after Maya suggests she walk somewhere, and Maya has to take Nina's place at a fashion event. When Maya has a great time, Nina becomes jealous.

  • The series finale centers on a send-off for retiring Jack, whose staffers share memories, shed tears and pay affectionate tribute. Finch puts his feelings into rap, while Nina likens Jack to---what else?---"a perfect glass of Scotch."

  • Prenuptial tensions beset Nina upon learning that the minister (Amy Yasbeck) is her intended's former girlfriend, who's still very fond of him.

  • Richard Kind ("Spin City") plays a boorish intern at Blush with a crush on Maya. Also: Elliott is drawn to the women at his Bible-study class that's crashed by lascivious Finch, passing himself off as a sinner anxious to be saved.

  • A visit from Simon's parents nettles Nina, who finds them "judgmental, prudish and pious." First impressions are truly deceiving. Also: Elliott leads an apartment-association revolt in the building where he's Jack's new neighbor.

  • The outrageous behavior between Finch and his sexy partner (Gina Gershon) galls Maya, who sets out to rein in the stallion. Also: Jack and Maya compete for an office-cleaner's favor in a feud that gets way out of hand.

  • Simon (Simon Templeman) is about to pop the question to Nina (Wendie Malick), but she panics when she has to tell him she's still married to her last husband - the enchanting Roland Devereaux (guest star Jon Lovitz, NBC's "Saturday Night Live"). Jack (George Segal) finds the perfect man for Maya (Laura San Giacomo) - his lawyer - but Maya sticks to her instincts and falls for a radical naturist. David Spade and Enrico Colantoni also star.

  • Jack and Finch prepare for a meeting with Tate Gittling (guest star Alan Rachins, "L.A. Law"), the publisher of Blush's biggest rival magazine, in an attempt to join together for a charity function. But when Finch becomes romantically involved with Gittling's assistant, Bridget (guest star Judy Greer), he drops his guard and she sets him up to make Jack look bad. Meanwhile, Nina becomes jealous of her rock star boyfriend's (guest star Simon Templeman) celebrity status.

  • Finch's old buddy Bert - now a transsexual named Brandy - joins Finch as a couple at their high school reunion in order for Finch to arrive with a beautiful blonde while Bert/Brandy can attend without revealing his true identity. At the reunion, the girl they both competed for in high school hits it off with Brandy and reveals her past crush on Bert. Meanwhile, Maya and Elliott decide to become intimate with no strings attached.

  • Finch forgets to tell Jack about an important meeting with foreign clients, so he assumes Jack's identity and attempts to close a deal without Jack's knowledge. Meanwhile, Nina and her rock star boyfriend Simon (guest star Simon Templeman) force themselves to go clean in an attempt to get Nina's hard-partying granddaughter (guest star Sasha Barrese) to change her ways, and Elliott seizes an opportunity to confront his high school bully (guest star Jason Marsden).

  • Brian Dennehy returns as Dennis's boisterous dad, now Jack's bossy limo driver; Jack Carter plays an insult comic taking shots at Elliott, who hatches a scheme for revenge. Also: Maya's on edge about meeting a high-school beau.

  • The magazine-based sitcom opens a new edition with Morgan Fairchild guest starring as an ex-centerfold model bemused by Finch. Also: Nina's rocker beau bonds with Jack. Cheryl Ladd has a cameo.

  • Maya's tryst feeds office gossip, thanks to blabby Nina; Finch's scheme for a reserved parking space runs afoul of prying Elliott.

  • A Nina-Vicki tangle is the devilish work of Finch, a mischief-maker ripe for a comeuppance. George Lucas plays himself in a cameo role.

  • Nina's ego figures in a reshoot of her famous pinup pose; Finch's collegiate woes work on Maya's sympathies.

  • Passion enflames Maya, drawn to a fireman hunk who's Vicki's estranged spouse; jealousy rages between Nina and her rocker beau.

  • Gina Gershon guest stars as Rhonda, the beautiful but foul-mouthed sister of Vicki who immediately falls for Elliott. But when Elliott feigns interest in Rhonda only to ultimately make himself seem more interesting to Vicki, he finds himself in an awkward situation and only Finch can save him. Meanwhile, Jack annoys the entire office when he sets up closed-circuit cameras everywhere in an attempt to keep his eye on everyone while is home recovering from foot surgery.

  • Nina is throwing a Halloween party! At the party, Finch and Elliot compete for Blush's newest cover model, Kelly. In the end Finch gets her, only to find she is a lesbian who thinks he is a woman. Meanwhile, the jealous Elliot tries to keep Vicki from going home with a guy she met at the party.

  • Nina starts dating a British rocker named Simon Leeds. Meanwhile, Maya convinces Vicki to give her the details of her divorce. And Jack is prancing around showing off his new pocket watch until Elliot gets one too.

  • Jack hires a woman off the street to run the desk. The staff thinks its because Jack wants to seduce her. This causes her to quit. When the staff finds out that Jack didn't hire her for that reason, they convince her to come back to work. Meanwhile, Finch tries to get a distraught female co-worker to take comfort in his arms.

  • Nina is dating the lead guitar player of Finch and Kevin's new "air band" and convinces him to quit the group. Meanwhile, Jack's rivalry with Alan Thicke drives both of them to therapy with their daughters.

  • Elliott becomes distraught when his grandmother becomes more interested in spending time with Finch than her own grandson. Meanwhile, Maya wants to bring a little patriotism to the Blush office with small American flags for everyone, but Jack decides to make a grander gesture, with disastrous results.

  • In a satire of "Project Greenlight," Finch makes a ten-minute semi-autobiographical movie for his film class, and convinces actor David Hasselhoff to play the father in the film. But when filming starts, trouble ensues when Nina, playing the mother, falls in love with the actor playing her son. Meanwhile, Jack demands an onscreen apology from Hasselhoff after the actor scratches Jack's car in the parking lot.

  • After the staff embarasses themselves in front of designer Kate Spade, Jack hires a corporate therapist.

  • Jack takes a vacation and uses the time to fulfill his dream of writing a novel. But when he gets frustrated, he pays an English professor to write the book for him. Meanwhile, Maya, Elliott and Nina are left to oversee the magazine and can't agree on even the smallest decisions.

  • Trying to find a photo for a show, Elliott chooses a nude photo of Maya he took when they were dating and she passed out drunk. Jack hires a tutor for Finch, although she turns out to be a massage therapist as well. When Finch confesses he got a massage instead of being tutored, Jack is happy because Finch is maturing.

  • Nina talks Maya into dating a handsome but dumb exterminator. Maya is tested when she meets a smart man at an art gallery and sleeps with him. Meanwhile, Jack tries to teach Elliott and Finch a lesson when they begin paying Kevin to eat weird things.

  • Nina dumps a blind man named Jay, whom Maya feels sympathetic for. Jay asks Maya out for a date at the movies, which she thinks at first to be a nice and interesting experience. But her opinion quickly changes when she discovers that Jay tends to lash out his anger publicly. She tries to dump him, but he convinces her that he'll behave. He comes over to her place to watch some more movies, but Jay brings porn and Maya kicks him out for good. Meanwhile, Jack encourages Finch to take some useful classes in college, so Dennis takes on TV Production. He starts his own show - "Finch Attack!" - and asks Elliot to be his first guest. Halfway through the interview, he literally attacks Elliot and tapes him to the chair. After apologizing, Dennis convinces Elliot to help him attack Jack, but instead they both attack Elliot again.

  • Maya's noisy neighbor moving out clears the way for Finch and Kevin to move in. But when Finch is given a space in the dorms on campus, he may leave Kevin out in the cold. Meanwhile, Elliott has trouble parting with his vintage car when he sells it to Jack.

  • Finch schemes to hire a sexy au pair to care for his nonexistent son. Elliott and Jack have trust issues after Jack gives Elliott a loyalty test.

  • Ray Liotta appears on "The Tonight Show," pledging his love to Maya. She rejects him until he agrees to give up being in the public eye for her, although he finds it difficult to adjust to being a regular guy. Elliott and Finch play a joke on cocky Jack, who has bought a desk once owned by George Washington. And Nina creates a one-woman show based on her life.

  • It's Christmas time and Jack throws his annual party at the office. He dresses up as Santa, and tells Elliot's nephew that he won't get any presents for being a naughty boy and pushing Hannah out of the line. When Jack finds out the truth that Hannah made it up because she thinks she can do anything and her daddy owns the world, he has to apologize to little Paul, but only make things worse. Meanwhile, Kevin's cousin Ray Liotta attends the party and sparks fly between him and Maya. But Ray's odd obsession with Christmas scares her away. And Finch and Nina fight over who creates the best new Christmas song. They can't come up with anything so they decide to become Jewish.

  • Finch and Elliott compete for Amy's affections, with Finch finally gaining the lead after an emergency with her beloved cat. Meanwhile, after Jack introduces a point system for positive reinforcement, Maya and Nina only use it as a source for competition.

  • Nina's friend Binnie dies and Elliott regrets offering advice to her. Finch sets out to better himself by returning to college with the help of a company scholarship.

  • Betsy is still keen on Finch, so with a little persuasion from Elliott they start dating. A wonderful relationship starts to blossom - until an indecent proposal is made.

  • An old enemy from Finch's college days gets a job in the security office, and Elliott forbids Jack from eating his cannoli.

  • Jack fires Finch after finding out the truth about his dalliance with his ex-wife. The hapless secretary gets a new job as Snoop Dogg's personal assistant, while Elliott and Nina aren't sure what to make of his replacement

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