Do You Remember: Relativity

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The short-lived ABC drama Relativity aired from September 1996 through April 1997, focusing on twenty-something couple Isabel Lukens (Kimberly Williams BEFORE she married country star Brad Paisley) and Leo Roth (David Conrad), who met and fell in love in Italy. Once home they returned home they had to deal with their new romance while getting to know each other’s families and take on new challenges in their lives.

The cast of Relativity included:

Jane Adams (who went on to star in Hung) and Poppy Montgomery (who went on to star in Without a Trace and Unforgettable) played Isabel’s sisters Karen and Jennifer;

Cliff De Young (from the box office films Wild and The Craft) and the late Mary Ellen Trainor (who went on to star in Katim’s other show Roswell) played Isabel’s parents David and Eve:

Richard Schiff (who went on to star in The West Wing), Lisa Edelstein (who went on to star in House and Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce), Devon Gummersall (who was in My So-Called Life and went on to appear in Roswell and later The Last Ship) and Robert Katims (Jason’s own father) appeared as Leo’s family: Barry, Rhonda, Jake and Hal (respectively); and,

Randall Batinkoff (who later appeared in the box office film Kick-Ass) and Adam Goldberg (who went on to appear in the box office film A Beautiful Mind and the TV series Fargo) appeared as Isabel’s former fiancé Everett and Leo’s best friend Doug (respectively).

Among the guest stars in the one, and only, season of Relativity included:

Holly Marie Combs (Charmed and Pretty Little Liars)
Pamela Adlon (Californication and Better Things)
Kathryn Morris (Cold Case)
Amanda Foreman (Felicity and Parenthood)
Timothy Omundson (Psych and Galavant)
Seth Peterson (Providence)
Matthew Morrison (Glee)

The show was created by then unknown executive producer/series creator Jason Katims (who went on to create such shows like Roswell, Friday Night Lights and Parenthood) and produced by Edward Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz (the men behind Once and Again and My So-Called Life).

You can watch the opening credits for Relativity at the link below:

Do you remember Relativity?

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