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Sons & Daughters 

The zany and slightly troubled members of a family try to make it through life as comedy ensues. In the center of the mess is Cameron, who is happily married to second wife Liz, with three ... See full summary »


Fred Goss, Nick Holly




2007   2006  




Series cast summary:
Fred Goss ...  Cameron Walker 11 episodes, 2006-2007
Gillian Vigman ...  Liz Walker 11 episodes, 2006-2007
Jerry Lambert ...  Don Fenton 11 episodes, 2006-2007
Alison Quinn ...  Sharon Fenton 11 episodes, 2006-2007
Dee Wallace ...  Colleen Halbert 11 episodes, 2006-2007
Amanda Walsh ...  Jenna Halbert 11 episodes, 2006-2007
Eden Sher ...  Carrie Fenton 11 episodes, 2006-2007
Randy Wayne ...  Jeff Fenton 11 episodes, 2006-2007
Max Gail ...  Wendal Halbert 10 episodes, 2006-2007
Greg Pitts ...  Tommy 'Whitey' White 10 episodes, 2006-2007
Trevor Einhorn ...  Henry Walker 10 episodes, 2006-2007
Desmond Harrington ...  Wylie Blake 9 episodes, 2006-2007
Noah Matthews ...  Ezra Walker 9 episodes, 2006-2007
Nick Shafer Nick Shafer ...  Danny Halbert 9 episodes, 2006-2007


The zany and slightly troubled members of a family try to make it through life as comedy ensues. In the center of the mess is Cameron, who is happily married to second wife Liz, with three children. Cameron's teenage son from his first marriage has officially moved in-and has a little-well, a lot-of trouble becoming comfortable in the new environment. Cameron's sister Sharon seems to have the perfect life-although her husband, Don, are both in denial about their sex-less marriage. Then there's Jenna, the gorgeous little half-sister who had her life shook when she became a single mother. Jenna doesn't really know what's good for her, and she always goes for the bad boys like Tommy White, while the nice guys like Wylie Blake love her. Equally problem-filled Colleen and Wendal, the parents of the siblings, try to keep their family in order...somehow. Colleen, though, is admittedly uptight and impulsively judgmental. Even though they're all a little nuts, the Halbert family hangs in there... Written by Anonymous

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7 March 2006 (USA) See more »

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Altadena, California, USA

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13 Episodes were made but only 12 aired. See more »


[from trailer]
Cameron Walker: I'm gonna go take a shower.
Liz Walker: Okay. Clean off that embarrassment!
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Complex and crazed but very compelling
9 March 2006 | by larajaneSee all my reviews

I downloaded this show because, well, apart from living in England and thus not having ABC, I download most new shows, but I rarely bother getting the second episode unless it's really good. I wasn't expecting much from this, the title isn't especially gripping, and anyway is the title of a lame duck Aussie soap from way back :) However, about 5 minutes in, my friend and I simultaneously announced 'wow, this is actually really good!' and now, having seen the first two episodes, I am really impressed. We both were.

Sadly, however, it will probably be cancelled because it demands too much of a lazy, apathetic viewer. It has more than 4 characters, it has overlapping dialogue, it has actors who look like real people (gasp) instead of blow-up dolls, and it requires a (hear the bell toll, Fred) sense of irony to appreciate the comedy. Shame you guys didn't make this in Europe - you would be set for life :/ I hope it lasts though, the kids are great, it had some laugh-out-loud moments, and enough acidic humour to keep me chuckling after the credits roll - more than I can say for Two and a Half Men and their ilk. I liked that I didn't know any of the actors too, star vehicles are tedious affairs. I loved Arrested Development, and while I don't accept that this is a rehash or replacement of that show, I do see some similarities. It is intelligently written, it's different, and I hope that people give it a chance, before writing it off, just because it isn't what we're used to.

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