A greasy-spoon diner in Phoenix, Arizona is the setting for this long-running series. The title character, Alice Hyatt, is an aspiring singer who arrives in Phoenix with her teenaged son, ... See full summary »
Carl Kanisky is chief of police in Glenlawn, California. After the death of his wife, Margaret, he asks her friend, Nell Harper, to come in to keep house and take care of his children, ... See full summary »
Lara Jill Miller
This sitcom follows recently divorced mother (Ann Romano) and her two teenage daughters (Barbara and Julie) as they start a new life together in Indianapolis, They are befriended by the building superintendent (Dwayne Schneider), who treats them like family. Together, these four main characters face life's challenges together. Written by
During season five, Mackenzie Phillips was dealing with substance abuse and erratic behavior. Her character, Julie, married Max, and moved to Houston. In real-life, Phillips was given a six-week vacation to go to rehab. In fall 1981, Phillips returned as a guest in a two part episode when Julie and Max have marital troubles. In the final season, Phillips collapsed on-set. Associate Producer Patricia Fass Palmer woke her and asked Phillips for a urine test, and Phillips told Palmer not to bother. Phillips was quietly fired again and written out of the series. See more »
The family supposedly moves from Logansport,Indiana to Indianapolis at the beginning of the series.
However, the area where they are shown departing is clearly not "Logansport" which is a small city of roughly 20k located in the north-central portion of the state. No major interstates run in or near Logansport and the city is surround by farmland and some low rolling hills. See more »
Great show at the beginning - got old when the daughters did
This is one of my all-time favorites except for the last couple of seasons. The early years were great, funny, insightful, and pretty original. Ann dealt with some pretty heavy problems with her kids, found work she liked, and became an old pro at the dating game. It was neat to watch the character mature along with her daughters.
However, like a lot of shows with children/teenagers, they had to come up with a way to keep things going after the kids had grown too old for the story lines. In this case, they brought in a little boy with a pretty contrived plot line to be the new "son". It didn't work well.
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