Ink (TV series)

Created by Diane English
Starring Ted Danson
Mary Steenburgen
Alana Austin
Christine Ebersole
Saul Rubinek
Charles Robinson
Jenica Bergere
Jonathan Katz
Composer(s) W.G. Snuffy Walden
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 22
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) Shukovsky English Entertainment
Addis/Wechsler Television
DreamWorks Television
Original network CBS
Original release October 21, 1996 – May 19, 1997

Ink is a television sitcom which aired on CBS from 1996–1997 that starred real-life husband and wife Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen as newspaper journalists, allegedly inspired by the film His Girl Friday. The show was also produced by Danson and Steenburgen. The show was canceled after one season due to lower than expected ratings. The show's pilot was drastically changed and reshot from the original version.

Ink was filmed at the soundstages of CBS Studio City in the Studio City area of Los Angeles. Outdoor scenes were usually shot at the small backlot streets of the same studio.


Journalists Kate Montgomery and Mike Logan married three months after meeting on the White House lawn. Although the marriage didn't last, there are two common threads between them—their 15-year-old daughter Abby and their all-consuming adoration of the newspaper ink that rubs off on their fingers. While Mike has become one of New York's larger-than-life journalists, Kate's hard-nosed reporting from around the world has earned her an impressive reputation. When Kate accepts a job offer that's just too good to pass up, she becomes the first female managing editor of the New York Sun—and she's now Mike's boss as well.

Her staff also includes no-nonsense, seen-it-all police reporter Ernie Trainor; intense and somewhat neurotic financial reporter Alan Mesnick; "On the Town" columnist Belinda Carhardt, who has a few miles on her; and the newsroom's jaded and judgmental editorial assistant Donna French, who manages to remain ultra-hip in a sea of tweeds and khakis.



  1. "Above the Fold"
  2. "Paper Cuts"
  3. "Getting Over the Hemp"
  4. "High Noon"
  5. "The Sandwich"
  6. "Mike & Kelly & Max & Kate"
  7. "United We Fall"
  8. "The Black Book"
  9. "Devil in a Blue Dress"
  10. "Funny, You Don't Look One Hundred"
  11. "The English-Speaking Patients"
  12. "The Bodyguard: Part 1"
  13. "The Bodyguard: Part 2"
  14. "Life Without Mikey"
  15. "Breaking the Rules"
  16. "Face Off"
  17. "The Fighting Irish"
  18. "Logan's Run"
  19. "The Debutante"
  20. "The Bodyguard Strikes Back"
  21. "Murphy's Law"
  22. "Going to the Dogs"
  23. "Smudged"
  24. "First Edition"
  25. "Unfinished Business"
  26. "Philip"
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