The Nineties saw the further disintegration of the classic broadcast networks.
Alternate cable broadcast outlets spawned the need for more software (programs), and writers turned yet again to the TV Single Dad for familiar, snappy storylines.
: Died in an automobile accident STAND-IN "MOM": Joe Alberghetti (Al Molinaro) / Father-in-law.
From the creators of would be a great name for this show. You've got the boys and their differences, you've got the precocious daughter.
You've even got THE Murray the Cop for a live-in housekeeper! " Well, Scotty shows up in not one but TWO single dad situations in the future. J.'s boyfriend on Flesh 'n' Blood 1990 David Keith DAD: Arlo Weed (David Keith) / Widower DAD'S JOB: Mooch KIDS: King (Chris Stacy) (16), Beauty (Meghan Andrews) (11) WHERE'S MOM?
A Family for Joe 1990 Robert Mitchum DAD: Joe Whitaker (Robert Mitchum) / Single Homeless Guy DAD'S JOB: Homeless Guy KIDS: Nick Bankston (David Lascher) (16), Holly Bankston (Juliette Lewis) (15), Chris Bankston (Ben Savage) (9), Mary Bankston (Jessica Player) (7) WHERE'S MOM? Robert Mitchum's TV swan song sank into ratings oblivion.
: Mom and Dad dead - unknown STAND-IN "MOM": Roger Hightower (Barry Gordon) / Neighbor A great way to kick off the decade is to try parenthood-by-coercion. The Bankston kids lost their rich parents and were going to be forced to live in orphanages and foster care unless they could produce an adult, like a grandpa or something, to live in their house. Side note: In the pilot episode, Nick was played by Chris Furrh, Holly was played by Maia Brewton, and Chris was played by Jarrad Paul.
I guess they only liked Jessica Player from the original cast to play Mary.The Family Man 1990-91 DAD: Jack Taylor (Gregory Harrison) / Widower DAD'S JOB: Fireman KIDS: Jeff (John Buchanan) (16), Steve (Scott Weinger) (14), Brian (Matthew Brooks) (11), Allison (Ashleigh Blair Sterling) (5) WHERE'S MOM?Shows such as Working It Out 1990 Questionable Dad: David Stuart (Stephen Collins) / Divorced Why It Doesn't Count: Storyline: David and Sarah are single parents who meet during a cooking class and decide to "work out" their relationship. Understand that this site has been operating since 1996 and people are STILL writing in to argue about this series.My ruling on this dubba-dubba-WB series is that it is NOT a TV Single Dad show. Because it violates Rule One of the Single Dad Rules: "" The sisters Tia and Tamera sleep in the same room as each other, and Tamera and Tia both live in the same house as Tia's stepmom.Therefore, Tim Reid's character, single or not, is not caring for his "children" without a stepmom.If you don't like my decision, build your Oh Grow Up 1999 DAD: Hunter (Stephen Dunham)/Divorced DAD'S JOB: Unknown KIDS: Chloe (Niesha Trout)(18) WHERE'S MOM? " Why It Doesn't Count: Would have almost worked, except Chloe doesn't live in the same apartment as Dad - she's just moved back and lives in his *neighborhood* - Sorry, Hunter! A mid-season replacement, this show didn't survive the summer.