Getting Together

Jim 1970s

Aired: 1971-1972

DAD: Bobby Conway (Bobby Sherman) / Single older brother

DAD’S JOB: Songwriter

KIDS: Jennifer Conway (Susan Neher) (12)

WHERE’S MOM?: Dead – so is Dad.

STAND-IN “MOM”: Rita (Pat Carroll) / Landlady

A spin-off of another single-parent show (The Partridge Family), this “vehicle” for teen heartthrob Bobby Sherman put him as guardian of his 12-year-old sister, Jennifer.

Unlike its successful parent series, Getting Together came apart after 3 months. There was a small hit song to come out of this series: “Jennifer,” which climbed the charts around Thanksgiving, 1971.

Susan Neher had just come off a gig as part of another Single Dad family: the youngest daughter on “To Rome With Love” back in 1969.