Synopsis by Bhob Stewart
In this TV sitcom, damaged vocal cords cut short the career of egomaniacal opera star Joe Pinoni (Nathan Lane), prompting his sudden return home to the Napa Valley where his family has a winery. His eccentric mother, Marie Pinoni (Joan Plowright), who usually finds companionship attending funerals of people she never knew, is delighted by Joe's return. However, his sister Francesca (Glenn Headly), just establishing herself as the winery manager, is certain he's going to interfere with her life. She's right. Filmed in L.A., this series premiered September 22, 1998 on NBC.