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The Courtship of Eddie's Father 

Not Rated | | Comedy, Family | TV Series (1969–1972)
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Widower Tom Corbett raises his young son Eddie.
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3   2   1  
1972   1971   1970   1969  
Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Bill Bixby ...  Tom Corbett 73 episodes, 1969-1972
Brandon Cruz ...  Eddie Corbett 73 episodes, 1969-1972
Miyoshi Umeki ...  Mrs. Livingston 66 episodes, 1969-1972
Kristina Holland Kristina Holland ...  Tina Rickles 47 episodes, 1969-1972
James Komack ...  Norman Tinker 44 episodes, 1969-1972
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Storyline

Widower Tom Corbett must raise his son Eddie (originally seven) who is always scheming to get his dad remarried. Tom is a magazine publisher, Mrs. Livingston is his housekeeper, Tina is Tom's secretary, Norman is a photographer, and Joey is a friend of Eddie's. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Comedy | Family

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Trivia

Eddie's two fish were named Chet and Dave, a reference to the two anchors of the NBC Nightly News at the time, Chet Huntley and David Brinkley. The reason for the reference is unknown. See more »

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Referenced in American Hardcore (2006) See more »

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Love this show!! And Bill Bixby...
13 March 2006 | by Heff2001See all my reviews

I was about 4 years old when this show was on television and it is one of the oldest and fondest memories I have. Me and my dad would watch this show together every week. It just happened to be on my mom's night out. So, it was just me and him. After the show was over, it was time for me to go to bed. My father would pick me up on his shoulders and carry me upstairs and tuck me in. Excuse the sentimental stuff but I just caught a few episodes and I was overwhelmed with a memory flood. Beyond the childhood reminiscing: the show is pretty pure and straightforward and has something so blatantly missing from most television: heart. And the chemistry between Bill Bixby and Brandon Cruz was right on the mark. I'm a Harry Nillson fan so the theme (changed girlfriend to best friend) is fine with me. Tom Corbett should be inspiration for any dad out there! If you get a chance, check it out.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 September 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Courtship of Eddie's Father See more »

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Production Co:

MGM Television See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(78 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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