Episodes: 210 (half-hour)
TV show dates: September 13, 1996 — May 16, 2005
Series status: Cancelled/ended
Performers include: Ray Romano, Doris Roberts, Patricia Heaton, Brad Garrett, Peter Boyle, Madylin Sweeten, Sawyer Sweeten, Sullivan Sweeten, Monica Horan, Jon Manfrellotti, and Andy Kindler.
TV show description:
Raymond “Ray” Barone (Ray Romano) from Long Island has a seemingly perfect life but often gets pulled in too many directions.
He’s a successful newspaper sportswriter, who lives with his loving but no-nonsense wife Debra (Patrica Heaton), daughter Ally (Madylin Sweeten), and identical twins Michael and Geoffrey (Sawyer and Sullivan Sweeten).
Frequent visitors to the house are Ray’s parents, meddling Marie (Doris Roberts) and crass Frank (Peter Boyle), who live too close for comfort, just across the street. Ray’s policeman brother Robert (Brad Garrett), who sometimes lives with his parents, resents Ray’s successful career, family life, and favoring by his parents.