10 Stars Who Appeared on 'Northern Exposure,' Now 30 Years Old
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If you were watching CBS in the early ’90s — or if you’ve seen a
parka-wrapped DVD set for sale — you’re probably aware of , which is now 30 years old. Northern Exposure
A comedy-drama from the creators of
St. Elsewhere, Northern Exposure told the story of Joel Fleischman (Rob Morrow), a New York City physician who is surprised to be assigned to the isolated and icy town of Cicely, Alaska. The show premiered on July 12, 1990, and aired for 110 episodes across six seasons, and it beat out and Law & Order L.A. Law to win the 1992 Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series.
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To celebrate the show’s 30th anniversary, scroll down to see 10 stars who appeared on the show, starting with Morrow and ending up with a one-off guest star who’s now a
bona fide A-lister.
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Morrow, who went on to star in
Numb3rs, played fish-out-of-water physician Joel Fleischman, earning two Emmy nominations for the role.
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star played rebellious disc jockey Chris Stevens in the series. Sex and the City
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and Fosters actress joined Good Trouble Northern Exposure in Season 6 as reporter Michelle Schowdowski Capra.
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Edwards, best known for his stint on
, played environmental activist Mike Monroe on the show. ER
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and Scrubs Cougar Town alum played student filmmaker Laurie Batan in the episode “Soapy Sanderson.”
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The Oscar-nominated star of
Winter’s Bone played a health inspector named Jason in the episode “Do the Right Thing.”
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and Everwood actress played Maggie’s mom, Jane O’Connell, in the installment “The Mommy’s Curse.” Grey’s Anatomy
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and Young Sheldon actress became the only thespian to win an Emmy for the show after playing hypochondriac Eve in five episodes. Dead to Me
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The Oscar winner and
star played an imagined version of Mother Nature in the episode “Baby Blues.” Watchmen