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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Complete series cast summary:
 David Hogan (110 episodes, 1986-1991)
Jeremy Licht ...
 Mark Hogan (110 episodes, 1986-1991)
Luis Daniel Ponce ...
 Willie Hogan (110 episodes, 1986-1991)
 Michael Hogan (102 episodes, 1986-1991)
 Mrs. Patty Poole (88 episodes, 1986-1991)
 Sandy Hogan (78 episodes, 1987-1991)
 Burt (52 episodes, 1987-1991)


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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1 March 1986 (USA)  »

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Because of casting changes the name of the show was changed twice during its run. It was originally simply called "Valerie," to capitalize on the fact Valerie Harper was the star of the show. After she left at the end of the second season, the title was changed to, "Valerie's Family," even though Harper was no longer on the show, due in part to the hope she might return. For the fourth season through the end of the sixth, it was called, "The Hogan Family". See more »


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My childhood
17 March 2004 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I remember watching this show on Sunday afternoons when I was younger and loving them. It wasn't a philosophical show that takes after something by Shakespeare, but it was fun. A lot of my friends during that time loved it, as well. Sandy Duncan took Valerie Harper's place, and it reminded me of my friend's mother. That was another way it connected with me. It let family be funny, safe, and comfortable, just like other sitcoms. There was nothing wrong with it! It was just fun and simple! Other shows like this were "Family Matters", "Family Ties", "Cosby Show", "Roseanne", etc.. If you watch those shows, then you should find "The Hogan Family", sit back, and enjoy!

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