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16 September 1979 (USA) See more »
Two single mothers rent the same house, sight unseen, from an unscrupulous real estate agent. With their money gone and no place else to go, they decide to move in together with their total of four children.
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Nominated for Primetime Emmy. See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 6 of 11)

Eileen Brennan ... Kit Flanagan (11 episodes, 1979-1980)

Lauri Hendler ... Hillary Flanagan (11 episodes, 1979-1980)
David Hollander ... Andy Flanagan (11 episodes, 1979-1980)

Rob Lowe ... Tony Flanagan (11 episodes, 1979-1980)

Gwynne Gilford ... Abby Stone (8 episodes, 1979-1980)
Connie Ann Hearn ... Jill Stone (8 episodes, 1979-1980)

Series Directed by
James Burrows (1 episode, 1979)
Jeremiah Morris (1 episode, 1979)
Alan Myerson (1 episode, 1979)
Bob Claver (1 episode, 1980)
Herbert Kenwith (1 episode, 1980)
Series Writing credits
Bob Illes (3 episodes, 1979-1980)
James R. Stein (3 episodes, 1979-1980)

Series Produced by
Nick Arnold .... producer (unknown episodes)
Dick Clair .... co-producer (unknown episodes)
Jane Eisner .... co-executive producer (unknown episodes)
Margie Gordon .... co-executive producer (unknown episodes)
Bob Illes .... producer (unknown episodes)
Gayle S. Maffeo .... associate producer (unknown episodes)
Jenna McMahon .... co-producer (unknown episodes)
Don Van Atta .... supervising producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Howard Pearl (11 episodes, 1979-1980)

Dan Foliart (unknown episodes)
Series Film Editing by
Marco Zappia (1 episode, 1979)
Series Casting by
Phyllis Glick (unknown episodes)
Series Makeup Department
Gail Rowell-Ryan .... hair stylist (unknown episodes)
Carol Schwartz .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Thomas McConnell .... associate director (1 episode, 1979)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Ken Palius .... lighting consultant (unknown episodes)
Series Music Department
Dan Foliart .... music by (11 episodes, 1979-1980)
Series Other crew
Susan Beavers .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Hank Bradford .... creative consultant (unknown episodes)
Randy Cordray .... stage manager (unknown episodes)
Bob Illes .... story editor (unknown episodes)
Arlene Sanford .... associate director (unknown episodes)
James R. Stein .... story editor (unknown episodes)

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30 min
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3 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
I would have LOVED to have seen this show...!, 9 May 2008
Author: vze5bnpf from United States

Being a big fan of Janet Jackson, I was surprised when I found out she did a show between Good Times and Diff'rent Strokes. And I was further surprised that Rob Lowe, Laurie Hendler and Telma Hopkins (Laurie and Telma would go on to co-star on Gimmie A Break) were in it as well. I don't know if there are any tapes of the show floating around somewhere, but I would love to see the episodes that aired.

As a footnote, how dare the first reviewer give Janet's credits as "Good Times" and "Superbowl halftime show with Justin Timberlake!" She is an iconic artist who has achieved a multitude of things in her career, and SO doesn't deserve that kind of a label.

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