Originally the saga of a working mom raising her three sons alone while her pilot husband is away. After star Valerie Harper left the series, her role was filled by Sandy Duncan as the boys' aunt.

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Charlie Hauck
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Complete series cast summary:
Jason Bateman ...  David Hogan 110 episodes, 1986-1991
Jeremy Licht ...  Mark Hogan 110 episodes, 1986-1991
Dan Ponce ...  Willie Hogan 110 episodes, 1986-1991
Josh Taylor ...  Michael Hogan 110 episodes, 1986-1991
Edie McClurg ...  Mrs. Patty Poole 88 episodes, 1986-1991
Sandy Duncan ...  Sandy Hogan 78 episodes, 1987-1991
Steve Witting ...  Burt 52 episodes, 1987-1991
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Valerie Hogan is what you call "super-mom." Valerie's husband, Michael is an airline pilot, so the job of raising their three boys is left mostly to Valerie. There's girl-hungry David, Wille who's always getting into trouble, and brainy Mark. Mark and Wille are fraternal twins. Each week, Valerie encounters different experiences of what it is like to be a mother to three boys. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Family

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TV-G
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Edie McClurg and Judith Kahan co-starred in the Valerie years as her neighbors. Coincidentally, both played Grace the secretary in different incarnation of Ferris Bueller's Day Off: McClurg in the original 1986 movie, and Kahan in the short-lived NBC series in 1990. See more »

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It was never the same without Harper!
28 January 2008 | by SylviastelSee all my reviews

This show really belonged to Valerie Harper, no offense to her replacement Sandy Duncan. Harper left the show under uncertain circumstances. Regardless, the show and network wrote her off sadly. While on, she was the mother to three boys and a pilot husband who was often absent. The cast was first rate including Edie McClurg as a neighbor, Christine Ebersole as her snobby unmarried sister-in-law, and the boys played by Jason Bateman, Jeremy Licht, and Danny Ponce. Ponce and Licht played fraternal twins who were as opposite as night and day. They touched on some issues like AIDS and homosexuality and other issues in this series but the show never fully recovered from the blow of Harper's absence.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 March 1986 (USA) See more »

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Valerie's Family See more »

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Runtime:

(110 episodes)

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Stereo | Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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