Sweet Dreams

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  • 2008
  • 5 Seasons
  • 5.8  (591)

Sweet Dreams was a short-lived sitcom that aired on ABC in the 1996-1997 television season. The show centered around Tiffani Thiessen as Annie, a teenager living in a small town who dreams of one day becoming a famous singer-songwriter. Despite having raw musical talent, Annie lacks the confidence in herself and resources to pursue her dreams. Amy Yasbeck co-starred as Beth, Annie's well-meaning but overbearing mother who wants what's best for her daughter but also lives vicariously through her. Beth pushes Annie to enter local talent competitions in hopes it will lead to bigger opportunities. A Martinez played Dave, Beth's husband and Annie's supportive father who serves as the voice of reason when Beth becomes too demanding.

Much of the show's humor derived from Annie's exasperation with her mother's meddling ways and her father's inability to rein Beth in. Though Beth only wants Annie to succeed, her obsessive nature often backfires by pushing Annie away or embarrassing her. Annie spends a lot of time dodging her mother's antics and trying to assert her independence. She confides in her best friend Lucy, played by Poppy Montgomery, who encourages Annie to stand up for herself while also chasing her dreams.

While focused on Annie's budding music career, Sweet Dreams also followed the typical teen sitcom formula of Annie getting into humorous everyday troubles at school, with friends, and in her relationships. Her main love interest was the brooding rebel musician Johnny, played by Michael Weatherly. Their on-again off-again relationship provided romantic drama amidst the comedy.

Creatively, the show struggled to find its footing throughout its single season run. It aimed to capitalize on Thiessen's popularity from Saved By the Bell but had difficulty establishing its own identity. Critics saw it as a bland attempt to recreate other female-led coming-of-age sitcoms like Clarissa Explains It All. However, Thiessen's charisma and musical performances were often highlights. The show was cancelled after 19 episodes due to low ratings as ABC shuffled it around the schedule. Sweet Dreams remains a little-remembered footnote in 90s teen sitcom history but showcased Thiessen's talent as she transitioned to more mature roles.

Sweet Dreams is a series that is currently running and has 5 seasons (84 episodes). The series first aired on December 31, 2008.

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Bubbe's Bakeshop
34. Bubbe's Bakeshop
March 15, 2021
Gale Gand and Ina Pinkney take a trip down memory lane with some classic treats -- Kolachky and Chocolate Babka.
Sweets for Your Sweetie
33. Sweets for Your Sweetie
March 15, 2021
What's Valentine's Day without some sweet treats? Gale gives you some romance-inspired recipes with her Chocolate Heart Throbs and Big Fortune Cookies with Pomegranate Granita.
Traveling Treats
32. Traveling Treats
March 15, 2021
Whether you're carrying a briefcase or a suitcase, these treats are perfect for when you're on the go! Recipes include Chocolate Cake in a Jar and Ladyfingers with Strawberries and Cream.
All About Frosting
31. All About Frosting
May 6, 2011
No cake is complete without frosting! On this show, Gale will show you some foolproof recipes, including Classic Vanilla Buttercream, Fudge Frosting, 7-Minute Frosting and Quick Vanilla Buttercream Frosting.
The Chocolate Way
30. The Chocolate Way
April 13, 2011
Pastry chef Michelle Tampakis stops by to create some incredible chocolate treats -- Rehrucken and French Macaroons.
A Fantastic Finish
29. A Fantastic Finish
April 11, 2011
Gale impresses her dinner guests with a beautiful Roasted Pineapple Carpaccio.
Fabulous Fruits
28. Fabulous Fruits
June 22, 2007
Instead of reaching for the standard apples and oranges, try something new from the produce bin. Gale makes Passionfruit Mousse and a Tequilla Granita with Lychee and Yuzu Cream.
Less is the New More
27. Less is the New More
February 23, 2007
Gale shows you don't need lots of ingredients to make great desserts with her sweet simple Apple and Pear Streusel Pie and Chocolate Coconut Macaroon Pies.
Heirloom Desserts
26. Heirloom Desserts
September 1, 2006
Gale shows that sometimes the classics are the best way to go with her Strawberry Rhubarb Slump and Pear Crisp with Hand-Churned Vanilla Ice Cream.
Cookie Jar
25. Cookie Jar
August 18, 2006
Gale fills her cookie jar with a variety of viewer-submitted recipes -- Chewy Sugar Cookies, Toffee Crunch Cookies and Russian Cherry Teacakes.
Breakfast for Dessert
24. Breakfast for Dessert
August 4, 2006
Why wait for the morning when breakfast favorites also make perfect desserts? Gale Gand makes Grilled Pain Perdu and Baked Rice Pudding with Apricots.
Hot Cross Buns for Sale
23. Hot Cross Buns for Sale
June 23, 2006
Connie McDonald stops by to show Gale some classic baked treats -- Hot Cross Buns and Levain Bakery Oatmeal Raisin Scones.
Sweet In-Spa-Rations
22. Sweet In-Spa-Rations
May 26, 2006
Gale and Chef Bill Wavrin make light and healthy desserts from one of America's most popular spas -- Chocolate Vanilla Swirl Pound Cake and Warm Tropical Fruit and Buttermilk Torte with Vanilla Frozen Yogurt.
Brunch for Mom
21. Brunch for Mom
May 12, 2006
Gale shows you two indulgent desserts just perfect for celebrating Mom -- Frozen Lemon Mousse Cones and Chocolate Croissant Bread Pudding.
Tool Time
20. Tool Time
May 5, 2006
Gale shows you can make more than just muffins with their namesake tins. Recipes include Chocolate-Peanut Butter Crispies, Honey Bunches, Rocky Road Brownie Bites, Bite-Size Cheesecakes and Tiny Lemon Angel Cakes.
Viennese Coffee House
19. Viennese Coffee House
April 28, 2006
Gale shows you how to enjoy some of the great tastes of Vienna in your own home with her Viennese Crescents and Cheese and Cherry Strudel.
Perfect Puddings
18. Perfect Puddings
April 21, 2006
Gale makes the perfect dessert with her classic Triple Chocolate Pudding, Lemon Sponge Pudding and Quick Sour Cream Ice Cream.
Passover Favorites
17. Passover Favorites
April 14, 2006
Gale and Ina Pinkney share some new and delicious Passover desserts that everyone will love -- Matzo Apple Tea Cakes, Dense Bittersweet Chocolate Cake and Passover Cobbler.
Tempting Tarts
16. Tempting Tarts
April 4, 2006
Finish off your meal with a delicious tart with recipes from Tamasin Day-Lewis -- Apple and Quince Pie and Sugar-Topped Cherry Pie.
Blasts From the Past
15. Blasts From the Past
March 28, 2006
Gale travels back in time to her childhood with Homemade Ho-Hos and Mini Moon Pies.
Indian Sweet Shop
14. Indian Sweet Shop
October 6, 2005
Author Maya Kaimal goes beyond curries and samosas as she shares recipes for great Indian desserts like Almond Burfi and Vermicelli Payasam.
Candy Corner in Your Kitchen
13. Candy Corner in Your Kitchen
September 29, 2005
Candy is even better when you make it yourself, and with Gale's help it's a snap! Recipes include Creamy Rich Walnut Fudge and Homemade Chocolate Tootsie Rolls.
Festive Breads
12. Festive Breads
September 22, 2005
Gale revisits some great memories with Triestine, a sweet, eggy, buttery holiday bread from Italy.
Child's Play
11. Child's Play
September 15, 2005
Gale and her son, Gio, show off some great kid-friendly treats -- Strawberries in Syrup, Sugar-Crusted Peanuts, Rolled Tuille Cookies and homemade Hot Fudge Sauce.
Tea-riffic Treats
10. Tea-riffic Treats
September 8, 2005
Tea plays a starring role in dessert as Gale makes Earl Grey-Spiked Chocolate Truffles and Peach Tea and Berry Gelatin Terrine.
Spicy Sweet Treats
9. Spicy Sweet Treats
September 1, 2005
Savory turns sweet when Gale's favorite herbs and spices meet dessert -- Coconut Tarragon Custard with Grilled Pineapple and Saffron Pound Cake with Lemon Caramel Sauce.
Cheesy Endings
8. Cheesy Endings
August 25, 2005
Cheese is perfectly at home on the dessert cart as Gale makes Lemon Crostata with Fresh Figs and Goat Cheese and Vacherin Mont D'Or with Ripe Pears and Drageed Hazelnuts.
All About Brown Sugar
7. All About Brown Sugar
August 18, 2005
Gale shows you how to let this sweet pantry staple shine with her Brown Sugar Shortbread and Upside-Down Hazelnut Banana Cake.
The French Baker
6. The French Baker
August 11, 2005
Gale and Pascal Rigo create some simple but elegant French desserts, including Tarte Tatin and Canneles de Bordeaux.
Calling All Cookies
5. Calling All Cookies
August 4, 2005
Gale fills the house with the great smell of freshly baked cookies as she makes Hamentaschen and Icebox Pinwheel Cookies.
Country French
4. Country French
July 29, 2005
Gale shows you how to make two French country classics -- Gateau Breton and Chouxquettes.
Surprise Sweets
3. Surprise Sweets
July 22, 2005
Gale shows veggies aren't just for dinner anymore with some innovative treats like Caramel Corn, Ricotta Sweet Potato Beignets and Corn Creme Brulee.
Mall Classics
2. Mall Classics
July 15, 2005
Everyone loves the food court at the mall! Gale shows you how to make some of your retail favorites like Waffle Cones with Ice Cream and Orange Sherbet Slushies.
Southern Sweet Stuff
1. Southern Sweet Stuff
July 8, 2005
Karen Barker shows some great Southern desserts that are perfect for any occasion -- Maple Bourbon Sweet Potato Pie and Dark Chocolate Peppermint Pattie Cake.
Where to Watch Sweet Dreams
Sweet Dreams is available for streaming on the Baby First website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Sweet Dreams on demand at Discovery+, Amazon Prime and Food Network.
  • Premiere Date
    December 31, 2008
  • IMDB Rating
    5.8  (591)