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This article is about the Margovyan TV series that aired on MNBN from 1986 to 2004. For the American TV series of the same name, please see The Diner Club (A Different Channel).

The Diner Club

Created By

Leonid Pankavuranov

Executive Producer

Leonid Pankavuranov (1986-1990)
Iosef Pankavuranov (1990-2004)

Starring

Aleksei Petrov
Amanda Shchpalova
Karl Tramvitumov
Darya Isarmova
Mark Politov
Ana Gorbacheva

Opening theme

Frisbee - "Don't You (Forget About Me)"

Broadcast

Margovyan National Broadcasting Network

Genre

Sitcom, romantic comedy, drama

No. of Seasons

18

No. of Episodes

450 (List of episodes)

Running Time

23 minutes

Original Run

September 22, 1986 — May 3, 2004

The Diner Club is a sitcom which aired on the Margovyan National Broadcasting Network, created by Leonid Pankavuranov. It follows the story of Daniil Markov (Aleksei Petrov), Isabela Lankasova (Amanda Shchpalova), Andrey Davydov (Karl Tramvitumov), Kristina Stuyova (Darya Isarmova), Nikolai Trotshev (Mark Politov) and Klara Yolomova (Ana Gorbacheva), six friends from Arbatskaya City who live their respective lives as single people in their 20's and goes through family and relationship issues, marriage and mid-life crisis as they enter their 30s, and, for the older characters, their 40s.

The show began broadcast on the Margovyan National Broadcasting Network on September 22, 1986 and aired until May 3, 2004, spanning a total of 450 episodes over 18 seasons, making this the second longest-running primetime television series in Margovya, next to the cult classic The Interceptors. The series received generally positive reviews from media critics and personalities, and was often compared to American sitcoms Friends and How I Met Your Mother. This is also arguably "one of the best television sitcoms in Margovya," according to media critics.

PremiseEdit

CharactersEdit

CastEdit

EpisodesEdit

Main Article: List of The Diner Club episodes

Season No. of episodes Original Airdate
Season Premiere Season Finale
1 26 September 22, 1986 May 11, 1987
2 26 September 21, 1987 May 16, 1988
3 27 September 19, 1988 May 15, 1989
4 25 September 25, 1989 May 14, 1990
5 26 September 24, 1990 May 6, 1991
6 26 September 16, 1991 May 18, 1992
7 27 September 21, 1992 June 7, 1993
8 26 October 4, 1993 May 30, 1994
9 26 September 26, 1994 May 22, 1995
10 23 September 25, 1995 May 20, 1996
11 24 September 23, 1996 May 12, 1997
12 24 September 22, 1997 May 11, 1998
13 24 September 28, 1998 May 17, 1999
14 24 September 27, 1999 May 15, 2000
15 26 September 26, 2000 May 21, 2001
16 26 September 24, 2001 May 20, 2002
17 26 September 23, 2002 May 19, 2003
18 18 September 22, 2003 May 3, 2004

Season 1 (1986-1987)Edit

Season 2 (1987-1988)Edit

Season 3 (1988-1989)Edit

Season 4 (1989-1990)Edit

Season 5 (1990-1991)Edit

Season 6 (1991-1992)Edit

Season 7 (1992-1993)Edit

Season 8 (1993-1994)Edit

Season 9 (1994-1995)Edit

Season 10 (1995-1996)Edit

Season 11 (1996-1997)Edit

Season 12 (1997-1998)Edit

Season 13 (1998-1999)Edit

Season 14 (1999-2000)Edit

Season 15 (2000-2001)Edit

Season 16 (2001-2002)Edit

Season 17 (2002-2003)Edit

Season 18 (2003-2004)Edit

DevelopmentEdit

Critical receptionEdit

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