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The Cavanaughs 

Showgirl Kit Cavanaugh moves back to Boston after her brother Chuck is widowed. Clashing with her estranged dad Francis, she focuses on her nephews--priest Chuck Jr. and twins Kevin and John--plus shy niece Mary Margaret.

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Robert Moloney
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1989   1988   1987   1986  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
Barnard Hughes ...  Francis 'Pop' Cavanaugh 26 episodes, 1986-1989
Peter Michael Goetz ...  Chuck Cavanaugh 26 episodes, 1986-1989
Mary Tanner Bailey Mary Tanner Bailey ...  Mary Margaret Cavanaugh 26 episodes, 1986-1989
John Short John Short ...  Father Chuck Cavanaugh Jr 26 episodes, 1986-1989
Parker Jacobs Parker Jacobs ...  John Cavanaugh 26 episodes, 1986-1989
Danny Cooksey ...  Kevin Cavanaugh 26 episodes, 1986-1989
Christine Ebersole ...  Kit Cavanaugh 26 episodes, 1986-1989
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Showgirl Kit Cavanaugh moves back to Boston after her brother Chuck is widowed. Clashing with her estranged dad Francis, she focuses on her nephews--priest Chuck Jr. and twins Kevin and John--plus shy niece Mary Margaret.

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

1 December 1986 (USA) See more »

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Paramount Television See more »
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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Terrific
10 September 2002 | by budikavlanSee all my reviews

Sitcom about a bumptious Irish family, stirred up by the return home of the flamboyant daughter. She moves back in with her crusty father, conservative older brother, and his children. His son is a priest and his daughter is a shy Catholic High School student. The show was consistently funny and the performances, led by Barnard Hughes as the patriarch and Christine Ebersole as Kit were dead on. Ebersole's flashy, sarcastic persona is perfect for a sitcom; it's a shame this didn't last longer.


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