The joys and heartaches of the Lawrence family of Pasadena, California.
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Nominated for 7 Golden Globes. Another 9 wins & 18 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
...  Kate Lawrence 86 episodes, 1976-1980
...  Doug Lawrence 86 episodes, 1976-1980
...  Willie Lawrence 86 episodes, 1976-1980
...  Letitia 'Buddy' Lawrence 86 episodes, 1976-1980
...  Nancy Lawrence Maitland 60 episodes, 1976-1980
...  Annie Cooper / ... 36 episodes, 1978-1980
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The trials and tribulations, joyous occasions and heartbreaking moments of the Lawrence family: lawyer father Doug, housewife Kate, married (and quickly divorced) daughter Nancy, teenage son Willie and just-hitting-puberty daughter Buddy. In this critically acclaimed series, we watched various Lawrences fight, fall in love, become ill, graduate school, begin new jobs and, most of all, love each other. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@soltec.net>

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9 March 1976 (USA)  »

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Eine amerikanische Familie  »

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{link=tt5339440] was originally titled "All About Us" and was just about a single divorced mother raising her daughter. It was created/written by Whitney Blake and was based on her own true life experiences raising her daughter Meredith Baxter. She presented to all the networks back in the 60s but no one bought it. By the time CBS and Norman Lear optioned it she was too old; it was already 1975. Ironically; by the time One Day At a Time made it to the air, in the 1975-1976 season; Meredith Baxter Birney landed a role in another hit family TV show; the critically acclaimed Aaron Spelling drama "Family". See more »

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The opening credits lists the following title card: "A Mike Nichols Production" Nichols is not listed as an Executive Producer of the show. However, his production company, Icarus Productions, is listed in the show's end credits. See more »

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Referenced in Battle of the Network Stars VII (1979) See more »

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Bring back the hit show "Family"
10 February 2002 | by See all my reviews

This was a great wholesome show for all ages. Even though it took place in the 70's, the issues and problems that the family members faced are still relevant today. I have contacted TV Land about bringing it back but received no response. Are there any other stations that would be willing to show it again in syndication ?


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