DAD: Hal Towne (Dennis O’Keefe ) / Widower
DAD’S JOB: Newspaper columnist
KIDS: Randy (Rickey Kelman) (10)
WHERE’S MOM?: Dead. Unknown cause.
STAND-IN “MOM”: Sarge (Hope Emerson) / Housekeeper
Classic elements of TV Single Dad shows abound in this series — Dad, a newspaper columnist (watch how often THAT career pops up in TV Single Dad shows) has a bulldog of a housekeeper, aptly named “Sarge”, to watch his precocious son. Meanwhile, DAD’S newsy entertainment column lets him rub elbows and stuff with movie stars and supermodels. Lucky for him mom’s dead, huh?