Cheers: Season 2 (1983 - 1984)

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Critic Consensus: Cheers' second season might be remembered for establishing the relationship between Sam and Diane, but the entire cast of characters is the glue that holds this show together -- and continually makes it clear that there are boundless story opportunities.

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Episodes

1
Air date: Sep 29, 1983
2
Air date: Oct 13, 1983
3
Air date: Oct 20, 1983
4
Air date: Oct 27, 1983
5
Air date: Nov 3, 1983
6
Air date: Nov 10, 1983
7
Air date: Nov 17, 1983
8
Air date: Nov 24, 1983
9
Air date: Dec 1, 1983
10
Air date: Dec 8, 1983
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Series 2 of the sitcom set in a friendly Boston bar run by Sam Malone, a former Red Sox pitcher and recovering alcoholic.

Cast

Ted Danson
as Sam Malone
Shelley Long
as Diane Chambers
Rhea Perlman
as Carla Tortelli
George Wendt
as Norm Peterson
Nicholas Colasanto
as Ernie `Coach' Pantusso
John Ratzenberger
as Cliff Clavin
Anne Schedeen
as Norm's Client
Steve Giannelli
as Customer #2
Christopher Lloyd
as Phillip Semenko
Michael McGuire
as Prof. Sumner Sloan
Harry Anderson
as Harry `The Hat' Gittes
Christopher Lloyd
as Phillip Semenko
Rhea Perlman
as Annette Lozupone
Walter Olkewicz
as Wally Bodell
Fred Dryer
as Dave Richards
Jerry Prell
as Customer
Jean Kasem
as Loretta Tortelli
Peter Iacangelo
as Vic Shapone
Alan Fine
as Deliveryman No. 1
Don Bexley
as Charlie
James Ingersoll
as Mr. Anderson
Derek McGrath
as Andy Schroeder
Eve Roberts
as Katherine
Elizabeth Hill
as Female Customer #1
Elizabeth Hill
as Female Customer #1
Herb Mitchell
as Mort Sherwin
Charles Champion
as Deliveryman No. 2
Patrick Stack
as Customer No. 1
Severn Darden
as Prof. Sebastian DeWitt
Robyn Peterson
as Woman No. 2
George Gaynes
as Malcolm Kramer
Dan Hedaya
as Nick Tortelli
Jacqueline Cassell
as Female Customer #2
Elliot Scott
as Pee Wee
Eve Roberts
as Katherine
Derek McGrath
as Andy Schroeder
Don Amendolia
as Henry "Hank" Zenzola
Michael McGuire
as Sumner Sloane
Herb Mitchell
as Mort Sherwin
Markie Post
as Heather Landon
Tony Brafa
as Mr. Anderson #1
Fred Dryer
as Dave Richards
Barbra Horan
as Becky Hawley
Milda Dacys
as Woman #1
George Gaynes
as Malcolm Kramer
Dan Hedaya
as Nick Tortelli
Peter Iacangelo
as Victor Shapone
Alan Fine
as Delivery Man #1
James Callery
as George Foley
Anne Schedeen
as Emily Phillips
James Ingersoll
as Mr. Anderson #2
Walter Olkewicz
as Wally Bodell
Russ Marin
as Customer #1
Milda Dacys
as Woman No. 1
Charles Champion
as Delivery Man #2
Jean Kasem
as Loretta
Allen Williams
as Dr. Paul Kendall
Don Bekley
as Charlie
Harry Anderson
as Harry the Hat
Patrick Stack
as Customer #1
Severn Darden
as Prof. DeWitt
Hal Ralston
as Customer #3
Jerry Prell
as Customer
Bob Lobel
as Customer #1
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Critic Reviews for Cheers Season 2

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (7)

The writing is brilliant here with Sam and Diane sparring like sworn enemies, while maintaining the palpable chemistry that made us fall in love with them in the first place.

Jan 19, 2015 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

It's more than two decades old now, but this screamingly funny classic hasn't dulled one iota.

Aug 29, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

The second season of Cheers is still one of the strongest that the sitcom had to offer, now that the 'sit' had been firmly established, allowing the unparalleled writers to focus on the 'com'.

Jul 6, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

I'm excited to see where that confidence, bolstered by a few pieces of Academy hardware (the Emmys also honored Long, James Burrows, and the Charles Brothers that year) and increased ratings, will take the series.

Jan 19, 2015 | Full Review…
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This [first] episode shows a renewed sense of confidence-which is especially apparent on-screen in Long's performance-that I think derives partly from the creators knowing who their hero and heroine were and what they meant to each other.

Jan 19, 2015 | Full Review…

I think Cheers' second season just might be its best.

Jan 19, 2015 | Full Review…

Wow, Shelley Long just gets stronger and stronger.

Jan 19, 2015 | Full Review…
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I've always appreciated the way the course of the Sam/Diane romance feels so unforced, as though the writers genuinely had no idea where this storyline was going to wind up.

Jan 19, 2015 | Full Review…
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There's something so incredibly effective about the way Cheers has refrained from revealing too much about Sam or Diane (or, for that matter, any of the other characters).

Jan 19, 2015 | Full Review…
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There's definitely a confidence about "Power Play" that suggests that the writers were getting a handle on these characters, while remaining curious about how far to push them.

Jan 19, 2015 | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for Cheers: Season 2

½

Season 2 of Cheers serves up a barrel of laughs as the show gets even funnier. Picking up where the last season left off, ladies' man and bartender extraordinaire Sam Malone meets his match when he starts to date Diane Chambers, a sassy, quick-witted waitress. Progressing the Sam-Diane relationship proves to spicin' up the character dynamics, delivering a new level of hilarity. And several of the other main cast members are also developed, and get more interesting (particularly Coach and Cliff). Additionally, the season attracts some impressive guest stars, including Corey Feldman, Markie Post, and Christopher Lloyd. The second season of Cheers is a lot of fun and continues to deliver hilarious tavern adventures.

DannM

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