Widower Steve Douglas raises three sons with the help of his father-in-law, and is later aided by the boys' great-uncle. An adopted son, a stepdaughter, wives, and another generation of sons join the loving family in later seasons.
Black teacher Pete Dixon tries to teach the students at Walt Whitman High to be tolerant. He's assisted by girlfriend and school counselor, Liz and student teacher (later teacher) Alice. The students love him.
Cathy Lane, teen-aged daughter of a globe-trotting journalist, comes to live at the home of her uncle, a newspaper editor in New York City. Curiously, Cathy is the spitting image of her ... See full summary »
The trials and tribulations, joyous occasions and heartbreaking moments of the Lawrence family: lawyer father Doug, housewife Kate, married (and quickly divorced) daughter Nancy, teenage son Willie and just-hitting-puberty daughter Buddy. In this critically acclaimed series, we watched various Lawrences fight, fall in love, become ill, graduate school, begin new jobs and, most of all, love each other.Written by
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The actors who portrayed the Lawrence daughters, Kristy McNichol, who portrayed younger daughter Letitia 'Buddy' Lawrence, and Meredith Baxter, who portrayed older daughter Nancy Lawrence Maitland (as Meredith Baxter Birney), both came out as lesbian relatively late in life, while both were in long term romantic relationships, and both approximately 30 years after the end of the "Family" original 1976-1980 production run (2009 in the case of Baxter, and 2012 in the case of McNichol). See more »
Having just finished watching Homefront again on TVLand, it occurred to me that Family would be an ideal show for them to run. It has everything a successful show should have -- excellent story line, terrific cast and acting and great family appeal. There are very few shows on today that can compare to all that Family has to offer.
May I suggest that anyone interested, please contact TVLand and see if we can persuade them to run this series as they did Homefront.
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