DAD: David McKay (Robert Reed) / Single
DAD’S JOB: Psychologist
KIDS: Mark Johnson (Michael Biehn), Susan Donovan (Ruth Cox) (teens)
WHERE’S MOM?: Unclear where the whereabouts of birth parents were.
STAND-IN “MOM”: Karen Wingate (Karen Machon) / Girlfriend of David’s
Kinda like a dead serious version of Bachelor Father. David McKay was a psychologist who counselled teen runaways, and he apparently liked to take his work home with him. Mark and Susan were two runaways who became his Youthful Wards, a la Dick Grayson.
This whole premise didn’t seem to work out, so in the last half of the series run NBC dumped David McKay. Too late — the series cratered after a month with the revamped show.