Dear John starred Judd Hirsch as easygoing Drake Prep high school teacher John Lacey who is dumped by his wife, Wendy, via a Dear John letter. Wendy ends up with everything in the divorce settlement, including custody of the couple's son, forcing John to move into an apartment in Ozone Park, Queens. John soon joins the One-2-One Club, a self help group for divorced, widowed or lonely people. The group is led by Louise (Jane Carr), a sex-obsessed British woman. Other members of the group include Kate McCarron (Isabella Hofmann), a sweet divorcée; Kirk Morris (Jere Burns), a cocky ladies' man; Ralph Drang (Harry Groener), a shy and neurotic tollbooth collector; Bonnie Philbert (Billie Bird), a feisty senior citizen; and Tom, Mrs. Philbert's quiet boyfriend (Tom Willett).
Kirk convinces John they're long-lost brothers, and moves in with him.
Kirk goes into hiding when the group discovers his wife left him for another woman.
Kate faces her fear of intimacy by dating the cop who takes the report when the group is held at gunpoint.
John and Kirk's windfall at an automated bank teller comes to light at a police officer's bachelor party.
Kirk claims there is good reason to terminate Kate's wedding plans; John has trouble at childbirth class.
Louise confesses to an affair with a club member.
John unwittingly hires a Santa Claus with problems for a Christmas party at the day-care center.
Scriptwriter Mary Beth sees John's problems as soap-opera fodder for her show ""The Divided Heart.""
John is suddenly willing to take risks after a near-death experience in an elevator.
Lack of funds clouds John's ski weekend with a new flame. (Part 1 of 1)
John overextends his credit to impress his new girlfriend. (Part 2 of 2)
John tries his hand at soap opera scripts.
A doctor links John's stomach pain to Kirk.
Kirk finally gets his high school diploma.
John babysits his boss's parrot.
Louise encourages the group to tackle their relationship problems through creative visualization.