The NBC sitcom Caroline in the City was must-see TV in the 1990s, and aired on the network’s Thursday night block after Seinfeld. Though the show hasn’t enjoyed the same syndication success as other Thursday night block shows like Seinfeld and Friends, devoted fans of this funny show about Manhattan cartoonist Caroline Duffy remember it fondly. Relive the show’s best moments, learn more about the cast, and find out interesting behind-the-scenes facts.
Lea Thompson’s First Memorable Role
If you start watching Caroline in the City, your first thought might be, “I know her!” Lea Thompson, who plays Caroline Duffy, is best known for the role of adolescent Lorraine Baines McFly in Back to the Future.
She also appeared in Jaws 3-D, Red Dawn, and a number of television shows in bit roles. She was in the critically panned film Howard the Duck in 1986, and in Caroline in the City, Caroline makes fun of the film. Caroline in the City was the role that helped Lea Thompson earn critical and popular success, winning her a People’s Choice Award for Favorite Female Performer in a New TV Series.