After his wife dies, Michael Endicott leaves Iowa with his three daughters to accept a teaching position at the American Overseas School in Rome, Italy. His sister, Harriet Endicott also ...
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After his wife dies, Michael Endicott leaves Iowa with his three daughters to accept a teaching position at the American Overseas School in Rome, Italy. His sister, Harriet Endicott also moved to Rome during the first season but returned home to Iowa. Andy Pruitt, Michael's father-in-law, sold his farm in Iowa and went to Rome to visit but ended up moving into the apartment during the second season. Written by
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This was one of those syrupy family comedies produced by the same company that gave us "My Three Sons" and "Family Affair". In fact, this had pretty much the same formula as "My Three Sons" except that instead of a single father raising three sons, we had a single father raising three daughters and instead of small town America or a penthouse in New York, the show was set in the exotic city of Rome. And not only that, this was so much a copy of that show, that during the second season the producers decided to bring the girls crusty maternal grandfather (played by Walter Brennan) on the show to play the "Uncle Charley" role. Also, the ratings for this show were so bad that they had to resort to crossover episodes with the two aforementioned shows. No wonder it lasted only two seasons. This pretty much showed that America was getting tired of shows of that ilk and within a year of this show being canceled, the two shows that it pretty much was a carbon copy of were off the air.
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