Step by Step (1991–1998)

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Frank Lambert is a construction worker and a single father of 3 kids: J.T., Alicia "Al", and Brendan. Carol Foster, a beautician, also has 3 children: Dana, Karen, and Mark. After Frank and... See full summary »

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Series cast summary:
 Frank Lambert / ... (160 episodes, 1991-1998)
 Carol Foster Lambert (160 episodes, 1991-1998)
 Dana Foster (160 episodes, 1991-1998)
 John Thomas 'J.T.' Lambert / ... (160 episodes, 1991-1998)
 Karen Foster (160 episodes, 1991-1998)
 Alicia 'Al' Lambert (160 episodes, 1991-1998)
 Mark Foster (160 episodes, 1991-1998)
 Brendan Lambert (132 episodes, 1991-1997)
 Cody Lambert (114 episodes, 1991-1998)


Frank Lambert is a construction worker and a single father of 3 kids: J.T., Alicia "Al", and Brendan. Carol Foster, a beautician, also has 3 children: Dana, Karen, and Mark. After Frank and Carol run into each other on vacation and spontaneously get married, they and their children (who appeared to have known and hated each other) have to learn to live together and love each other. It's not easy, but they are trying to do this step by step. Written by Boris Shafir <>

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Carol and Frank just got married. Their kids just got the news.




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Sasha Mitchell was a last minute addition to the show and did not appear until the 4th episode of season 1. See more »


In the opening credits the amusement park is intended to be in Wisconsin on the shores of Lake Michigan. However at the end of the credits the body of water can be see to have rather large waves on a calm day. These waves are much too large for Lake Michigan in the absence of a storm. See more »


Dana Foster: Lose the Elton John shoes
Rich Halke: But they're really working for me
Dana Foster: No they're really, really not.
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27 December 1999 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This has been one of my favorite TV shows. Why did those morons at the TV station have to take it off the air? It started off on ABC as part of TGIF. After that, they put it on CBS and had reruns of it on NBC. It's sort of like the "Brady Bunch" except that the kids don't get along at all, especially JT and Dana who are almost always bickering with each other. JT usually calls Dana "Barkey" and she makes a clever comeback by calling him "Greaseball." Let's see now, we also have Karen, Dana's vain sister and Mark, Dana's nerdy brother. Of the Lambert children we have JT of course, then sports-freak Al(short for Alicia) and carefree Brendan. Oh, let's also not forget the weird, but loveable Cody (JT, Al, and Brendan's cousin)who lives in a van in their backyard. I love this show very much. So please, God, bring this show back.

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