Valerie (1986–1991)

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Originally the saga of a working mom raising her three sons alone while her pilot husband is away. After star Valerie Harper left the series, her role was filled by Sandy Duncan as the boys' aunt.

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 David Hogan (110 episodes, 1986-1991)
Jeremy Licht ...
 Mark Hogan (110 episodes, 1986-1991)
Luis Daniel Ponce ...
 Willie Hogan (110 episodes, 1986-1991)
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 Michael Hogan (102 episodes, 1986-1991)
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 Mrs. Patty Poole (88 episodes, 1986-1991)
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 Sandy Hogan (78 episodes, 1987-1991)
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 Burt (52 episodes, 1987-1991)
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Valerie Hogan is what you call "super-mom." Valerie's husband, Michael is an airline pilot, so the job of raising their three boys is left mostly to Valerie. There's girl-hungry David, Wille who's always getting into trouble, and brainy Mark. Mark and Wille are fraternal twins. Each week, Valerie encounters different experiences of what it is like to be a mother to three boys. Written by Anonymous

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Brandon Tartikoff wrote that when Valerie Harper left the show and the title was changed to "The Hogan Family", the staff privately called it "Throw Momma from the Series". See more »

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Referenced in The Nanny: An Offer She Can't Refuse (1995) See more »

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Through The Years
Written by Charles Fox & Stephen Geyer
Performed by Roberta Flack
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To Clear-Up Somethings
18 September 2003 | by (Chicago, IL) – See all my reviews

First of all, back in late-1985, early 1986, NBC was originally gonna name the show "The Hogan Family," but later changed their mind and opted for a name that reflected its original famed star "Valerie Harper." Thus, it was retitled "Valerie."

After, the famed contract dispute over her salary, Valerie Harper left the show, or was fired - depending who's side of the story you hear- thus the show was renamed "Valerie's Family: The Hogan's." This angered "Valerie Harper" very much, and she sued the producers for still using her name as the title of the show without her permission.

Thus, the producers opted to revert back to the original suggested production title: "The Hogan Family."

In reality they were always 'The Hogan Family.'


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