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The Trouble with Normal is an ABC network comedy series created by Victor Fresco which aired from October 6 to November 10, 2000, lasting for one season & 13 episodes.


The series centered on the misadventures of four young men whose paranoid fear of urban conspiracy leads them to seek counseling in a therapy group that is run by therapist Claire Garletti.


  • David Krumholtz as Bob Wexler
  • Brad Raider as Max Perch
  • Jon Cryer as Zack Mango
  • Larry Joe Campbell as Stansfield Schlick
  • Paget Brewster as Claire Garletti


The series was originally titled "People Who Fear People". Director James Burrows was involved in the initial project but did not participate in the retitled series. Original cast members Maria Pitillo and Mackenzie Astin were replaced by Paget Brewster and Brad Raider.

A total of thirteen episodes of the series were ordered by ABC and completed. However, the network aired only six of those episodes in the United States before it was canceled. All thirteen episodes were later aired in Australia.