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Hearts Afire aired from 1992 to 1995 on CBS and starred John Ritter, Markie Post and Billy Bob Thornton. 

WHERE TO WATCH HEARTS AFIRE: USA Network (Aired from 3/27/2000 to 4/27/2001), last aired WEEKDAYS AT 9:30AM. It came back to USA Network, airing Sundays at 6:30AM E/P from July 7, 2002 to end of December 2002. Hearts Afire's contract with USA Network expired on December 31, 2003. The show's first season will be coming to DVD August 2, 2005--read below for details!

In memory of John, who was gone way too soon.

Markie Post and Billy Bob Thornton attended the funeral on Sept. 15 and the memorial service on October 14. Both had only good things to say about John, he was simply the best. The movie Bad Santa is in theatres (Nov. 26, 2003) it stars Billy Bob Thornton and John Ritter.

NEWS:

Hearts Afire DVD News!!

Saturday, September 10, 2005 -- I hope you all have the first season DVD by now. Season 2 is coming November 1, so let's start gearing up for that! ORDER HERE. The third and final season will be released on Feb. 7, 2006. Here is the cover art for season 2:

Hearts Afire
3-Disc DVD
Year: 1993
Length: minutes
Rating: Not Rated
MSRP: $ 39.99
Release Date: 11/1/2005
Studio: Image Entertainment
Catalog Number: ID0366HPDVD

Newlyweds John and Georgie Anne (the one-and-only John Ritter and Night Court's spunky MarkiePost) abandon big city politics for the craziness of small-town life in this irresistible TV comedy! Helped out by John's best friend (the hilarious Billy Bob Thornton, Bad Santa), the couple attempts to revive the local paper. Adding to the mayhem is the incredible supporting cast, including the diminutive, but big-talking Lonnie (Leslie Jordan, Will & Grace) and the cynical, sharp-tongued Madeline (Conchata Ferrell, Two and a Half Men). From the creator of Designing Women, this warm and witty series has become an addictive pleasure for viewers around the world since its original 1992-1995 run! Now get fired up for all 16 episodes of this fun-filled show's smokin' second season, now on DVD for the first time.
EPISODES: Lovely Always - Moonlighting - The Great Depression - The First Edition - String of Pearls - The Stud Club - Blue Christmas - True Confessions - Accelerated Dating - Sweet Revenge - Fatal Traction - Son of Sissywhatsis - The Big Yes - Do the Limbaugh - Love in the Afternoon - Sleepless in a Small Town.
EXTRAS: Deleted Footage

Saturday, July 30, 2005 -- As we gear up for Tuesday's first season release, I thought you'd like to read my review of the set. I got an advanced copy this past week and have been enjoying every minute of it. You can read my Hearts Afire Season 1 DVD Review HERE. I cover every aspect of the DVD, from unedited episodes to original music. I have detailed it as best as I could. And if you still have not bought the DVD, please do so by clicking here. It is indeed a well written season that everyone should own. And we can expect the second season on DVD on November 1. I'll have more details on that as soon as I can.

Friday, May 6, 2005 -- Hearts Afire is coming to DVD on August 2, 2005 via Image Entertainment! At last we can enjoy "HA" on DVD! ORDER the DVD from Amazon.com by clicking HERE. Special Features include bloopers, outtakes and montages. The cover art is below:


Hearts Afire
DVD
Year: 1992
Length: 540 minutes
Rating: Not Rated
MSRP: $ 39.99
Release Date: 8/2/2005
Studio: Image Entertainment
Catalog Number: ID0359HPDVD

Beloved funnyman John Ritter (8 Simple Rules, Three's Company) and Night Court's Markie Post heat up the screen in this irresistible TV comedy! One of the best-loved series of the '90s, Hearts Afire ignites laughter with its sizzling chemistry, razor-sharp dialogue and stellar cast, including the Oscar(c) -winning Billy Bob Thornton as Ritter's best buddy. In Washington, D.C., senator's aide and divorced dad John Hartman (Ritter) lives and works strictly by the book...except when it comes to brand-new press secretary Georgie Lahti (Post), a sassy, risk-taking rebel. They couldn't be more different, yet a passionate romance develops that changes their lives. Adding to the craziness, the couple must cope with Lahti's ex-con dad (Ed Asner, The Mary Tyler Moore Show), Billy Bob's estranged wife (Wendie Jo Sperber, Bosom Buddies) and their slightly scatterbrained boss (George Gaynes, Tootsie).
Episodes include:
Bees Can Sting You, Watch Out, The Big Date, Smithersgate, Never Play Touch Football with the Kennedys, Three Men and a Bed, John's Stallion, First Time, Significant Others, Everybody Loves My Baby, Conversations with My Shrink, The Fundamental Things Apply, Trivial Pursuit, Miss Starr Dates Georgie Anne's Pop, While the Thomasons Slept, Everyday's a Holiday, While the Thomasons Slept in the Lincoln Bedroom, Her Year with Fidel, Cold Feet, Take My Senate Seat, Please, Flamingo Summer, Class Reunion.

Cast:

Cast (in credits order) 
John Ritter .... John Hartman
Markie Post .... Georgie Anne Lahti
Billy Bob Thornton .... Billy Bob Davis
Clark Duke .... Elliot Hartman
Doren Fein .... Carson Lee Davis
rest of cast listed alphabetically
Edward Asner .... George Lahti (1992-93)
Beth Broderick .... Dee Dee Starr (1992-1993)
Justin Burnette .... Ben Hartman (1992-94)
Adam Carl .... Adam Carlson (1992-93)
Conchata Ferrell .... Madeline Stoessinger (1993-95)
George Gaynes .... Senator Strobe Smithers (1992-1993)
Leslie Jordan .... Lonnie Garr (1993-95)
Beah Richards .... Miss Lula (1992)
Wendie Jo Sperber .... Mavis Davis (1992-1993)
J. Skylar Testa .... Ben Hartman #2 (1994-95)

 

Episode Guides:
Melissa's Episode Guide: http://www.mountainmist.designspot.com/Hearts-Afire.html
http://mistwebdesign.com/Hearts-Afire.html  
Epguides.com Episode Guide: http://epguides.com/HeartsAfire 
TVTome.com's Episode Guide: http://www.tvtome.com/HeartsAfire

Theme Songs in Audio: 
Hearts Afire Theme 1 (instrumental)
Hearts Afire Theme 2 (vocal)
Hearts Afire Theme 3 (instrumental from final year)
Hearts Afire Theme 4 (used for premiere of Season 3)

Theme Songs in Video:
Hearts Afire ending from season one
Hearts Afire ending from later seasons

Music from Hearts Afire:
Hearts Afire was famous in using various music artists as background music in some scenes, particularly in the last scene of an episode. Here are some of the songs you will hear (note: all of the songs are NOT in their entirety):
Percy Sledge's "When a Man Loves a Woman"
Gregory Abbott's "Shake You Down"
Bonnie Raitt's "Something to Talk About"
Joe Crocker's "You Can Leave Your Hat On"
Linda Ronstadt and Aaron Neville's "Don't Know Much"
Peabo Bryson and Roberta Flack's "Your Looking Like Love to Me"
Earth, Wind, & Fire's "That's the Way of the World"
Aretha Franklin's "Respect"
Herb Alpert's "This Guy's In Love With You"
The Monkees' "I'm a Believer"

Links:
Avril Bowles's John Ritter/Hearts Afire Page: http://freespace.virgin.net/avril.bowles/index.htm 
TimVP: Hearts Afire page (TimVP)
JumptheShark: Jump The Shark
Markie Post Page: Markie Page

Message Board: From SitcomOnline.com

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Last Updated: Saturday, July 30, 2005 at 5:00PM/ET

 

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2001-2005 By: PB.  "Hearts Afire" (CBS) is produced by Bloodworth-Thomason's Mozark Productions and distributed by John Ritter's Adam Productions.