Aired 1976-1977(ABC), 1977-1978(CBS)
DAD: Judge Walter Franklin (Tony Randall ) / widower
DAD’S JOB: Judge
KIDS: Roberta “Bobby” Franklin (Devon Scott ’76-’77, Penny Peyser ’77-’78) (18), Oliver Wendell Franklin (Brad Savage) (11)
WHERE’S MOM?: Dead for past two years
STAND-IN “MOM”: Mrs. McClellan (Rachel Roberts) / housekeeper
How did I miss *this* one? This show, about a widowed Philadelphia judge and his two kids, was CLASSIC in terms of TV Single Dad templates. You’ve got the wacky housekeeper, the precocious kids, the one-episode girlfriends, and even Uncle Tonoose (Hans Conried) as Grandpa.
A large tilt of the Bruce Wayne Memorial Brass Shakespeare Head to Lynne Torgersen (firstname.lastname@example.org) for pointing out this missing gem. Thanks Lynne!