As a single mother of five, Mrs. Millicent Torkelson is a do-it-yourselfer with a flair for finding ingenious ways to make ends meet and making the best of bad times. Her oldest daughter Dorothy Jane is a sensitive dreamer who finds solace by talking to the "man in the moon". Dorothy Jane's siblings: Steven Floyd, Ruth Ann, Chuckie Lee, and Mary Sue; easily get themselves in and out of trouble.Written by
The Torkelsons (1991) was nearly cancelled at the end of the first season, which executive producer Michael Jacobs blamed on NBC's decision to move the show from Saturday nights to Sundays opposite 60 Minutes (1968). Instead of cancelling the show, NBC had it retooled and retitled it Almost Home (1993), which aired on Saturday nights. This revamp was also unsuccessful and NBC officially cancelled the series in the spring of 1993. See more »
The Torkelsons and its spin-off Almost Home, were, in my opinion, 2 of the funniest sitcoms I have ever seen. The writing is original and creative. Unlike many other shows on the Disney Channel, I can actually stand to watch this one and laugh at the same time. They should start showing the reruns of both of these shows again. Then there would actually be something worth watching on that channel.
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