DAD: Jesse Hawkes (Robert Conrad) / Widower
DAD’S JOB: Former Mountain Search and Rescue Chief, now a bounty hunter
KIDS: Matt Hawkes (Christian Conrad), Cody Hawkes (Shane Conrad) (both late teens)
WHERE’S MOM?: Separated – lives in Reno
STAND-IN "MOM": Unknown
Ever watch the old CBS show It’s About Time? That show was set in the distant past with two astronauts living with cavemen. When the storyline ran out, the producers moved the show to present day, with the cavemen coming to the modern world.
To a lesser extent, CBS pulled an It’s About Time-style revamping of High Mountain Rangers. The producers moved the Sierra Nevada-based show off the mountains and into downtown San Francisco, where the show became a Single Dad version of McCloud. That fabulous idea created a show that lasted exactly one month.