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The Family Tree 

A divorced woman with three children - one of them deaf - marries a divorced man with a son of his own, and they must find a way for everyone to get along.
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Complete series cast summary:
Anne Archer ...  Annie Benjamin Nichols 6 episodes, 1983
Frank Converse ...  Kevin Nichols 6 episodes, 1983
Martin Hewitt ...  Sam Benjamin 6 episodes, 1983
James Spader ...  Jake Nichols 6 episodes, 1983
Melora Hardin ...  Tess Benjamin 6 episodes, 1983
Jonathan Hall Kovacs Jonathan Hall Kovacs ...  Toby Benjamin 6 episodes, 1983
Joanna Cassidy ...  Elizabeth Nichols 3 episodes, 1983
Alan Feinstein ...  Dr. David Benjamin 3 episodes, 1983
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A divorced woman with three children - one of them deaf - marries a divorced man with a son of his own, and they must find a way for everyone to get along.

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USA

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English

Release Date:

22 January 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Second Family Tree See more »

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Spader and costar Hardin would later reunite in the hit mock-umentary show The Office (2005) See more »

Connections

Remake of The Six of Us (1982) See more »

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Brilliant show
24 June 2017 | by gailmor1See all my reviews

As someone else said, this show is about a single mother who meets a single father and their two families join. It was a trial series for the network because it was only intended as a limited series. So, regardless of rumors that circulate the web, this show was never presented as anything more than a limited, summer series. And, of course, this was because the two main stars: Anne Archer and Frank Converse had other commitments so this couldn't have been anything more. Regardless of this fact, the entire series should get a loving treatment on DVD. The young deaf actor, who was the first major deaf character on a TV show, was my favorite. Incorrectly billed by many talk show hosts as the son of Ernie Kovacs, they would soon realize that young, Mr. Kovacs was a few years too young to be Ernie's son. However, they are related, but just not father and son.

Anyway, I cannot really add more to this show than what has been said. It was a great show that featured some major, up and coming actors of their time. Martin Hewitt had just appeared a few years earlier as Brooke Shield's love interest in Endless Love. And James Spader had appeared as a teen in several movies before making the leap to adult actor who now appears on The Blacklist.

So, after all of this, I don't really know if my comments apply as a formal review. I can't describe any of the episodes because it was a very long time ago. But I did enjoy all of them and I wish this series would finally turn up on DVD.


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