DAD: Carl Kanisky (Dolph Sweet) / Widower
DAD’S JOB: Police Chief
KIDS: Katie (17), Julie (15), and Samantha (12)
WHERE’S MOM?: Died just before series started
STAND-IN "MOM": Nellie Ruth ("Nell") Harper (Nell Carter)
The focus in this show is in the stand-in mom, played by Nell Carter. Nell took care of the three girls, acting as a surrogate mother for them, while sparring with Police Chief Kanisky, their dad.
This show isn’t that much different from Hazel, if you leave out the mom.
A flap of the Lorne Greene Memorial Leather Vest at Jo Ann Veneziano (firstname.lastname@example.org) for the information about the girls’ ages. Thanks, Jo Ann!