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 ... See full summary »
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 Barbara Cooper / ... (208 episodes, 1975-1984)
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 Ann Romano / ... (206 episodes, 1975-1984)
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 Dwayne F. Schneider / ... (202 episodes, 1975-1984)
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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 Kate Tripper

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A mother who's trying to double as father. Two headstrong daughters. A series of the world's least likely (and most amorous) men. The result is a bubbling mixture of small chuckles and big laughs that just won't quit. (season 1)

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16 December 1975 (USA)  »

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Au fil des jours  »

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Julie Cooper Horvath: She's one of the most independent women I've ever met.
Ann Romano Royer: She's not independent, she one of the most dependent women I've ever seen.
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And They Didn't Call Him Super For Nothing
8 May 2003 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

This was one of my favorite shows, at least for the first few seasons that it was on. This was one of the first shows that dealt with divorce and more importantly how it effects the children. Bonnie Franklin did a wonderful job as Ann and Mackenzie Phillips and Valerie Bertinelli were great as Julie and Barbara respectively. However, the character that really made the show was immortal Dwayne F. Schneider played by Pat Harrington. He brought a wonderful sense of humor to offset the more serious moments of the show. However complaint I do have a few complaints about the show. One is that I think that once Julie was written out of the show it should have ended there. Another is that like so many other shows that struggled for ratings, they fell into the trap of bringing on the cute kid character in the form of Alex. Also, if Ann was truly trying to be the modern independent woman, why did she wind up getting married towards the end of the show?


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