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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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 (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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8 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Why A New Kind Of Family Was Cancelled, 1 February 2006
Author: christianseaborn2006 from United States

In 1979 I was a then young 22 year old Hollywood short actor. I was hired on with A New Kind Of Family to work as a stand-in for the child regulars (i.e., Lowe and Hollander).

Aside from the fact that the show was not that great to begin with (good idea; badly executed), the star of the series, Eileen Brennan, was being courted to co-star in the movie version of "Private Benjamin". The only thing standing in her way was this series that was not too good.

Not knowing that Ms Brennan had this conflict, I had jotted down some thoughts to Dick Clair, one of the show's producers, on how to maybe make it better. It was all rather amusing when Ms Brennan sent her personal assistant out to the sound stage, demanding that I be forcefully removed and banned from the set. Clearly, Ms Brennan had no desire to want to see or hear of any ideas that might have helped the show.

Christian Seaborn

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