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

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Widower Tom Corbett raises his young son Eddie.

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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »
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Complete series cast summary:
 Tom Corbett (73 episodes, 1969-1972)
 Eddie Corbett (73 episodes, 1969-1972)
 Mrs. Livingston (66 episodes, 1969-1972)
Kristina Holland ...
 Tina Rickles (47 episodes, 1969-1972)
James Komack ...
 Norman Tinker (44 episodes, 1969-1972)
Bob Sines ...
 Billy Gerber (25 episodes, 1969-1970)


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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Eddies Vater  »

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Bill Bixby takes over the role of Tom Corbett from Glenn Ford. Both men went on to appear in popular comic book adaptations. Ford played Jonathan Kent, adoptive father of Clark Kent, in Superman (1978). Bixby went on to play Dr. Banner in The Incredible Hulk. See more »


Spoofed in The Nanny: The Taxman Cometh (1996) See more »


People Let Me Tell You About My Best Friend
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Love this show!! And Bill Bixby...
13 March 2006 | by (Upstate, NY) – See all my reviews

I was about 4 years old when this show was on television and it is one of the oldest and fondest memories I have. Me and my dad would watch this show together every week. It just happened to be on my mom's night out. So, it was just me and him. After the show was over, it was time for me to go to bed. My father would pick me up on his shoulders and carry me upstairs and tuck me in. Excuse the sentimental stuff but I just caught a few episodes and I was overwhelmed with a memory flood. Beyond the childhood reminiscing: the show is pretty pure and straightforward and has something so blatantly missing from most television: heart. And the chemistry between Bill Bixby and Brandon Cruz was right on the mark. I'm a Harry Nillson fan so the theme (changed girlfriend to best friend) is fine with me. Tom Corbett should be inspiration for any dad out there! If you get a chance, check it out.

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