Shelley Long

'Cheers' The uptight and erudite Diane Chambers (Shelley Long) flirted with bar owner Sam Malone ( Ted Danson) for five seasons before she got an opportunity to write a book and left the bar. Six years later in the season finale, it was revealed that her book deal had fallen through and she instead became a successful TV writer. After various shenanigans, Diane and Sam decided to rekindle their romance ... only to back down at the last minute and say goodbye for good. Best comeback Fans once again got to enjoy the undeniable chemistry between Sam and Diane, which was oh so rudely interrupted by that upstart Rebecca Howe's ( Kirstie Alley) presence. -- Hanh Nguyen,
Copyright © 2018, The Baltimore Sun, a Baltimore Sun Media Group publication | Place an Ad