Season 1, Episode 1 Pilot Episode
First Aired: September 30, 2001
In the series pilot, Max (Richard Dreyfuss) is passed over for a promotion that goes to a former student (Marcia Gay Harden) that he once taught. Also: Max's best friend returns to school after undergoing a sex-change operation; Max's daughter gives him some disturbing news. Erica: Helen Shaver. Nell: Katee Sackhoff. Lester: Eric Ian Goldberg.
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- Premiered: September 23, 2001
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- Premise: An abrasive yet impassioned history professor at a women's college suffers a midlife crisis. `This isn't going to be just about Max teaching, but about his learning,' said star Richard Dreyfuss. `He doesn't know anything anymore about his life.' Unfortunat… (more)