The Courtship of Eddie's Father (1969–1972)

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Widower Tom Corbett raises his young son Eddie.

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 Tom Corbett (73 episodes, 1969-1972)
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 Eddie Corbett (73 episodes, 1969-1972)
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 Mrs. Livingston (66 episodes, 1969-1972)
Kristina Holland ...
 Tina Rickles (47 episodes, 1969-1972)
James Komack ...
 Norman Tinker (44 episodes, 1969-1972)
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Widower Tom Corbett must raise his son Eddie (originally seven) who is always scheming to get his dad remarried. Tom is a magazine publisher, Mrs. Livingston is his housekeeper, Tina is Tom's secretary, Norman is a photographer, and Joey is a friend of Eddie's. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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17 September 1969 (USA)  »

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Buscando novia a papá  »

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The show was canceled after third season, when Bill Bixby feuded with producer James Komack. See more »

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People Let Me Tell You About My Best Friend
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Courtship of Eddie's Father was a great program
19 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This show was one of the best on television at the time. It was masterfully done. The demonstration of a father's love for his son made this one of the warmest programs on television. Bill Bixby was the perfect person for the role he played. I can't imagine any other actor who could have done as well. Bill Bixby was made for this role. And the chemistry between Mr. Bixby and Brandon Cruz was heartwarming and very real. Their on screen relationship was such a wonderful role model for all who were fortunate to watch this wonderful television series.

And I totally agree with other writers who believe that this show should return to the small screen so that a whole new generation of families could watch it. I am sure that millions of people learned a lot about how a relationship between a father, or a parent, should be. The extraordinary performance by Bill Bixby is responsible for the realism in this fine show.


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