A writer marries a zookeeper. They adopt a passel of cute children and cute animals. Complications ensue.

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2   1  
1997   1996  
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 Noah Beckett 21 episodes, 1996-1997
Betsy Brantley ...
 Jessie Beckett 21 episodes, 1996-1997
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 Ricky Beckett 21 episodes, 1996-1997
Ashley Gorrell ...
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Gemini Barnett ...
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 Danny Beckett 21 episodes, 1996-1997
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 Ranny Beckett 21 episodes, 1996-1997
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 Shirley Crockmeyer 21 episodes, 1996-1997
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A writer marries a zookeeper. They adopt a passel of cute children and cute animals. Complications ensue.

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And you think your house is a zoo? See more »

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Drama | Family

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5 February 1996 (USA)  »

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La famille du bonheur  »

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Aside from low ratings, network politics was widely believed to be behind the show's cancellation. ABC had recently been bought by Disney, who at the time were planning to open their Animal Kingdom theme park. The show's extensive connections to Busch Gardens was viewed as too great a conflict of interest for Disney. See more »

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This show should have made it.
8 July 2004 | by See all my reviews

For anyone who remembers, Second Noah aired the same year as another popular, still running, family-oriented series with a big family... But unlike that show, Second Noah was edgier. Maybe TOO edgy for the year it aired??? The oldest son (heart-throb James Marsden) was actually the father to the youngest (adorable Gemini Barnett also from The Wedding Singer), was wanting to drop out of school, and dated the proverbial bad-girl. And the rest of the adopted siblings had their own issues. Wanting to know their biological parents, feeling out of place... etc. While such a ethnically diverse family is uncommon, their issues weren't. Viewers just happened to be drawn to the sugar coated, bubblegum version of a rival show. Not to mention, being shot on location instead of on set provided some beautiful footage that made for a Real, warm, loving, homey feel.


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