A Year in the Life (1987–1988)

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Joe Gardner, a child of the Depression, is a successful plastics manufacturer in Seattle, Washington. After his wife dies, his four adult children move back in. Anne, 35 and an ex-hippie, ... See full summary »

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1988 | 1987
Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »
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Complete series cast summary:
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 Joe Gardner (22 episodes, 1987-1988)
Trey Ames ...
 David Sisk (22 episodes, 1987-1988)
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 Jim Eisenberg (22 episodes, 1987-1988)
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 Lindley Gardner Eisenberg (22 episodes, 1987-1988)
David Oliver ...
 Sam Gardner (22 episodes, 1987-1988)
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 Kay Ericson Gardner (22 episodes, 1987-1988)
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 Sunny Sisk (22 episodes, 1987-1988)
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 Anne Gardner Maxwell (22 episodes, 1987-1988)
Morgan Stevens ...
 Jack Gardner (22 episodes, 1987-1988)
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Joe Gardner, a child of the Depression, is a successful plastics manufacturer in Seattle, Washington. After his wife dies, his four adult children move back in. Anne, 35 and an ex-hippie, has been divorced twice and returns with her two children David and Sunny. Lindley, 31, is a sales representative in her father's company and a new mother. Jack, 30, is a drifter "trying to find himself." And Joe,(THIS NAME "JOE" SHOULD BE SAM) a preppie, married to Kay, a free-spirit. Written by J.E. McKillop <jack-mckillop@worldnet.att.net>

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The Best TV Show That Never Was
30 August 2002 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

This show was an instant hit with me when it first aired. It had a quality that is rarely seen on network TV anymore. Even though the show was in the upper echelon of quality, I knew it wasn't gonna last. It was too different, too smart for the general population. It was kind of like 30-something which appeared a year or two later in that it made you feel and think more than maybe the average American suburbanite wants to when they plop themselves down on their living room couch.

The show will probably never be aired again since it only lasted 1 year--unfortunately the title foreshadowed it's own life span. What may be even sadder is that it could've been the start of a nice acting career for Amanda Peterson who had just done "Can't Buy Me Love" a short time earlier. Once the show cancelled, her career went on a tailspin she never recovered from.

I managed to only tape 1/2 of an episode so if someone has the season on tape, please get in contact with me so we can do business.


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