"Write what you know," they always say, and actress-turned-scripter and producer Polly Draper (thirtysomething
) clearly took this advice to heart. Draper's earnest family drama, which debuted on cable in 1998, involves jazz musicians and the
neurological disorder Tourette's syndrome; her husband, jazz musician Michael Wolff (The Arsenio Hall Show
), has a mild form of the condition. Twelve-year-old Miles (Christopher George Marquette), who lives in a cramped Greenwich Village apartment with his struggling divorced mother, Laura
(Draper), is a piano prodigy with a passionate love for jazz. He also suffers from Tourette's, which produces twitches, tics, ...