"A half-hour comedy series from the creators and executive producers of Friends. Veronica's Closet stars Kirstie Alley as Veronica 'Ronnie' Chase, the 'Queen of Romance.' Founder of a successful lingerie empire, and best-selling author of self-help romance books, Ronnie has it all ... money, success, sex appeal and a philandering husband. How she will find true happiness without jeopardizing her business will be her biggest challenge yet. "A devoted wife for 14 years and a savvy entrepreneur, Ronnie has built an enterprise based on romance despite her philandering husband. However, as of late, his indiscretions have become too frequent and painful to overlook. She can no longer tolerate finding his bimbos' undergarments in her house or the tabloids photographing him with other women. Infidelity is hard enough without having to endure public humiliation. "Standing by Ronnie's side, is her acerbic and sexually ambivalent assistant, Josh (Langham). Also experiencing relationsh
Love is in the air in a very special episode of Veronica's Closet. Josh dates a model, Carolyn, but wants to call things off when it dawns on him that there's something missing from their relationship. That something being a penis. Josh postpones the breakup after he's introduced to her rodeo cowboy brother, Tom, whom Josh becomes infatuated with. Josh hatches a plan to get to know Tom better by fixing him up with Ronnie and double-dating with Carolyn, but it backfires when romance blossoms for Ronnie and Tom, and the pair want to spend an evening alone. Rather than be stuck by himself with a girl he wanted to dump, Josh drags Carolyn over to Ronnie's apartment to crash their dinner and see Tom. The 'Queen of Romance' finds herself turning into the 'Queen of Dating Jitters' as Olive helps Ronnie cope with her nervousness. Although Tom is a perfect date and then some, everything he does reminds Ronnie of Bryce, making her wonder if it's too soon for her to see other men. Pat takes a lik
Perry writes a press release with a made-up word in it, because he can't think of a synonym for ""increase."" Josh is bothered when Ronnie believes Perry's new word is real, but he completely loses it after the word spreads throughout the media. Her impending divorce aside, Ronnie returns to her roots as the 'Queen of Romance' by helping Leo propose to his girlfriend, Tina. Ronnie needs help of her own from Olive after she begins to miss Bryce. Olive tells Ronnie now that Bryce is gone, she has more time to spend with her women friends, but Ronnie's comment that she doesn't have any women friends upsets Olive as much as Perry's gibberish words have been upsetting Josh. Leo picks a less-than-opportune time to propose - he asks Tina to marry him while she's in the middle of an orgasm. Ronnie realizes her friendship with Olive is lacking due to faults on both of their parts; Ronnie is self-absorbed and Olive doesn't like to share things about herself. When Ronnie tries to make things up to
When Leo thinks one of the company models is carrying around some baggage in her pants, Perry admits he once dated her and sets out to prove he didn't make out for twenty minutes with another guy. Bryce sneaks into Ronnie's apartment and tries to win her back, but she throws him out. After Ronnie turns away the press in regards to their trial separation, Bryce goes on national television and milks sympathy like there's no tomorrow. Ronnie has a change of mind after USA Today conducts a poll where 73% of the country was gullible enough to want her to take Bryce back, and she schedules an interview with Entertainment Tonight to tell her side of the story. Perry feels Ronnie should beat Bryce at his own game and cry a few crocodile tears for the press so the public sympathy vote will tilt in her favor. She can't cry during the interview, though, making Ronnie believe she is over Bryce. Olive weasels a private office bathroom out of Ronnie, but it's not very private after the builder knock
Olive's college roommate, Karen, is the C.E.O. of a toy company that wants to create a posable Veronica Chase doll as part of a collection of real-life, contemporary female role models. Ronnie longs to be depicted as a Barbie, and doesn't see eye-to-eye with Karen's and Olive's role model vision when the Veronica Chase prototype doll rolls off the assembly line with hips bigger than Cleveland. Leo warns Perry about ""dating a family"" in regards to Suzanne, though Perry insists he's ready to be a father. Pat and Ronnie have it out when Ronnie gets jealous after he starts dragging Louisa along with him on Ronnie's rides. Olive convinces Ronnie not to back out of her agreement by convincing her that little girls are going to love her doll, and will learn to be strong and independent from it. But that couldn't be further from the truth when a focus group of children hates playing with the miniature Ronnie. As evidenced by the fact that she's having a bastard baby in the first place, Suzanne
Ronnie's Thanksgiving plans are crushed when Bryce's grandma shows up, unexpectedly not knowing of Ronnie and Bryce's separation. Bryce and Pepper then must show up, and Bryce announces to his grandma that Ronnie is pregnant.
Ronnie wants to go out with Olive's younger brother, Griffin. Olive tries to stop Ronnie, feeling she's too emotionally unstable to have another relationship while on the rebound. After Ronnie gets upset, Olive feels bad and arranges a date between the two. The tables turn after Ronnie finds out what a pretentious, long-winded bore Griffin is, and Olive wants Ronnie to continue dating Griffin after she finds out how much Griffin likes Ronnie. Pat teaches Leo how to drive when Tina's parents get them a car for a wedding present. Pat, a former negotiator, thinks Leo deserves a huge pay hike from Ronnie because he's getting married. After Ronnie turns down Pat's request for a 25% raise, Pat leads Leo out on a strike. Leo lies to Ronnie that he doesn't really want to strike and is only doing so because it means so much to Pat. Ronnie buys it and gives Leo his raise - for Pat's sake. Ronnie turns to Perry for advice on how to get Griffin to break up with her. Perry suggests using reverse ps
A complaint is filed against Veronica's Closet after a woman swears one of their sports bras made her boobies numb. Ronnie and Alec disagree over how to resolve the problem. Olive finds out an employee of the company has a secret crush on her. Ronnie thinks Olive should not go out with the guy in light of the fact that he's practically half Olive's age ... and still lives with his daddy.
Ronnie learns that Bryce is cheating on her again, but can't find it in her heart to leave him. Leo breaks more bad news that Ronnie's body is not what it used to be and is no longer suitable for appearing on the company packaging. Ronnie's halfhearted attempt to get in shape fails, so, as a last resort, young female models are brought in so she can select the body she'd least mind seeing her head pasted on top of. After a tabloid story about Bryce sleeping around hits the papers, reporters stake out Veronica's Closet trying to get a scoop on Ronnie's and Bryce's rocky romance. Unwilling to act on Olive's and Pat's advice to get even with Bryce by having affairs of her own, Ronnie instead sets up a faux romantic dinner for her and her husband to fool the press into believing the two are still happily married. But the discovery that Bryce slept with the model who's soon to be her body double finally puts Ronnie over the edge and gives her the courage to come clean and walk out on him.
Bryce stages an all-out power play after Ronnie surprises him with a copy of his forgotten prenuptial agreement - which he wishes he hadn't gotten her to sign as he hasn't worked in the past decade, and Ronnie's been the breadwinner since then. First, Bryce maxes out all of their credit cards and empties out their joint bank accounts. Then, Ronnie pays Bryce back by calling up the police and reporting his car stolen. Finally, after Bryce gets out of jail for heisting his own car, he retaliates by filling Ronnie in on his plans to write an embarrassing tell-all book about their marriage. Knowing Bryce has got her where he wants her, Ronnie pleads with him not to write the book, but he'll only agree to that if she'll tear up the prenup. After bartering with each other, Bryce allows Ronnie to pick five humiliating things he'll leave out of the book in exchange for her beach house. Leo confides to Olive that he'd like to design lingerie, but his designs are so awful, Olive tells him he nee
June unveils the remodeled Veronica's Closet and proudly shows off everything - except her office. June's secrecy leads Veronica to believe June has given herself a better office than she gave Veronica. But when June says Ronnie is welcome to choose whichever of the two offices she wants, Ronnie can't make up her mind. Perry's friendship with Leo is in jeopardy when he shows everybody an embarrassing video of Leo's against his wishes. Josh has trouble coping with his new desk, which is high enough to be a lifeguard's chair.
Ronnie hires Tim, a former boyfriend, to handle the photography for an Italian magazine that Veronica's Closet is affiliated with. Alec is ticked off when Tim - who's now an incompetent lush - single-handedly destroys the shoot and makes the company look bad. The magazine's editor, a man, flirts with Josh.
June gets Veronica's Closet a complete makeover, convincing Veronica that she's losing her influence on the company. Not all bad comes out of it, apparently, as Ronnie begins dating Tom, the handsome foreman assigned to the renovations. The honeymoon almost ends prematurely when she finds out that Tom has a daughter, who just happens to be June, but second thoughts make Veronica wonder if dating daddy might be the perfect way to wreck a certain someone's life. Guess who. Dead set against having to resort to using the ladies' bathroom while the men's' is closed down, Perry devises ways so his female co-workers won't know what business he's accomplished in the toilet. It's all for nothing, though, as his white-top loafers make him a dead giveaway on the throne. In the midst of Perry's potty dilemma, Leo comes up with his own plan -- borrowing Perry's shoes to visit the pink porcelain bus. Leo's shoe scheme soon becomes a big hit at the office as everyone and his mother wants to wear them
June's inheritance of 51% of Veronica's Closet upsets Veronica, who wants everybody to be especially mean to June in hopes that she'll quit and leave Ronnie with full ownership of the company again. Perry and Leo have no problems obliging, but Olive ends up taking a liking to the naive, young boss and begs Ronnie to allow June a say in running the business, which entails giving the green-light to June's proposed suggestion box. Meanwhile, Josh is forced to go golfing with Chloe's father and her two brothers so he can fulfill their time-honored family tradition of asking dad for his daughter's hand in marriage. Only it's dad who ends up with the hand as Josh once again goes a bit too far trying to fit in.
Veronica blames herself after reading about Alec's tragic death while on vacation (a vacation she was supposed to take with him, but didn't because the two couldn't get along.) Could Alec have loved Ronnie? Would an unrealized romance between Alec and Ronnie have worked out? Did Alec throw himself into a volcano because he couldn't have the only woman he ever loved? And why is that blonde bimbo at Alec's funeral claiming to be Mrs. Alec Bilson? What could be more shocking but the news that Josh is marrying short-time girlfriend Chloe? Isn't Josh gay? Could this mean that Chloe is a beard? Or a lesbian? Or maybe Chloe is straight and Olive is the lesbian? And just who is Veronica's new boss?! For the answers to these questions and more, tune in next week...
Ronnie agrees to a romantic weekend with Justin. Alec counters this news with some of his own - he's moving to Japan for good. Chloe misunderstands Josh's marriage proposal.
Justin knows the producers of ""Cabaret"" and can get Veronica all the free tickets she wants. Josh begs Ronnie for a pair so he can take Chloe, and she eventually relents. Alec jealously plans to break Ronnie and Justin up by asking Justin to see him on the same night he was supposed to take her to ""Cabaret."" Justin chooses Alec over Ronnie and tells her to take someone else and go without him. Justin is understandably confused when he finds out why Alec wanted to see him: to offer him his half of Veronica's Closet. Alec comes clean and lets Justin know his only reason for doing this is to make Justin miserable and working with the woman you love day in and day out is sure to do that. Veronica gives Justin's ticket to Olive, but Olive's enthusiasm for the musical diminishes after she recognizes a man performing on stage as an old boyfriend who ran out on her without saying goodbye. While gossiping about the guy, Ronnie and Olive annoy Josh so he makes a bogus report that they stole item
Perry becomes frantic upon hearing that Nicole, his hairdresser, no longer works at the salon he used to go to. Josh recommends Perry just use his hairdresser instead. Perry reluctantly does, but delusionally believes that Josh's guy botched him. Veronica is annoyed with Alec for failing to call her while he was on vacation in Japan. When he returns, Ronnie cancels their date to attend a charity ball together, claiming that she made arrangements with somebody better. Alec sees her story for the crock it is and says he plans to go stag, just in case Veronica gets ""stood up"" and needs a backup. Alec follows through and is mortified to see Ronnie at the ball with a real date, Justin. Ronnie manipulates her handsome escort to make Alec jealous, but Alec thinks that's all it is - a charade to make him jealous. With a little detective work, Leo is able to track down Nicole's home address. Perry rushes right over to her place to have her cut his hair for him, but begins to have second thought
Ronnie's hears that her hometown in Kansas is naming a boulevard after her, and arranges to fly out there to give a speech in her honor. She tells everyone else about her bad reputation while growing up and explains why most of the town hated her. When Ronnie arrives in Kansas, she sees they still do. Olive gets it off her chest that she was the one who bought the boulevard and named it after Ronnie to make her feel better. Ronnie feels better all right - so much so that she rips down her own street sign. Despite the fact that the entire boulevard is a trash dump, police arrest Leo for the ""crime"" of vandalism, figuring he's the only black man there so he must have been the one who did it.
Alec tries to get Veronica to go out to dinner with him. As she doesn't want the others to see them together, she invites Alec over to her place for a secretive dinner instead. The date turns into a disaster when Alec tries to conduct business; Veronica gets upset, and Alec storms out. Perry and Leo find out that the two are going out and let Olive in on the news. Josh is shocked to receive a BMW as a two-month anniversary present from Chloe - and even more shocked to find out that she can afford it because she's rich. Josh is mad at Chloe for keeping this secret from him all this time. Chloe feels bad and says they both should make a list of the top five things they haven't told each other, and then share what's on them. One of Chloe's things frightens Josh enough that he changes his tune and agrees that some secrets are better left that way. The day after their date, Alec is apologetic about ruining Ronnie's dinner so he invites her to see ""La Boheme"" with him. She willingly accepts,Watch Now:Amazon
In light of the previous sexual tension between them, a smitten Veronica tries to coax Alec into going out with her, but Alec a firm believer in not mixing business with pleasure. He eventually changes his mind and tells Veronica he will take her on a spontaneous romantic getaway, only it doesn't turn out to be so spontaneous or romantic when she finds out he booked the flight three weeks in advance ... and with no particular woman in mind. Then, Chloe makes Josh meet her two blue-collar transit cop brothers for a round of drinks on St. Patrick's Day. Since Josh is less than thrilled with the prospect, he decides to play Everyday Joe in an effort to be ""one of the boys."" And the reception area at Veronica's Closet gets a makeover, which is good for Olive - who gets to check out all the cute painters' butts, but bad for Veronica who knocks herself unconscious after slamming head first into scaffolding while fighting with Alec.
A charity banquet is held in Alec's honor. Ronnie's not happy when Alec doesn't invite her and lets him know. Against his better judgment, Alec says Ronnie can make a speech if she wants. Rather than give a speech, Ronnie does an awful impersonation of Alec, in the process embarrassing him, herself and everybody else who attended. Olive tries to hook up a recently divorced - not to mention horny - friend with Perry.
Chloe bids adieu to Josh. Against his will, Ronnie and Olive compete to set Josh up with their available gay friends. Perry and Leo send out an inter-office memo to the rest of the company stating that Josh came out. Josh has enough of everybody's prying and goes straight again. Perry and Leo send out an even more humiliating retraction memo trying to fix things. Sparks fly when Ronnie and Olive play matchmakers, just not between Josh and either of his two dates. Brian seeks sympathy from Josh when his ""girlfriend"" breaks up with him, and Josh helps Brian work out a coy way of following him out of the closet. With somebody to make him feel comfortable now, Josh proudly reaffirms to the gang what he said at his wedding.
When Veronica's unpersonable birthday gift to Olive doesn't go over very big, Veronica promises Olive that she bought her a second, thoughtful gift as well. She didn't, so she sends Josh out to get something last minute, but he comes home with cat supplies. When Olive sees them, Veronica lies again and tells Olive she bought herself a cat and the kitty stuff is for her. Of course, now Ronnie needs to get two things: that second, personable gift ... and a cat. June shows Josh naked photos of herself, but won't let Perry and Leo see them unless they both promise to show her their naked photos first.
June arranges a 10K charity walkathon for needy children to be sponsored by Veronica's Closet. The prospect of the media being there makes Veronica suddenly want to ""help the children"" by taking part in it, though her plan backfires when she's caught on national television taking a taxi to the finish line. Veronica blames this on her shoes, but June doesn't buy it and thinks Veronica was just too old to walk. To show her, Veronica accepts June's dare to double the stakes - by walking 20K. As a joke, Perry and Leo write a sheet filled with $10,000 of faked celebrity pledges, which poses a problem when Olive discovers it and takes it for real. Josh lets Chloe stay at his place after a pipe bursts in her apartment and has second thoughts when he finds out Chloe likes to help herself to his wardrobe.