The Devlin Connection

Jim non-1980s

Aired: 1986 NBC

Questionable Dad: Brian Devlin (Rock Hudson)

Questionable Dad’s Job: Director of the Los Angeles Performing Arts Center

Questionable Kid:Nick Corsello(Jack Scalia)(28)

Why It Doesn’t Count: I really wish this one counted because it’s such a kooky concept: Brian Devlin, retired rich-guy private eye, lives in Beverly Hills in a cultured, Banacek-like lifestyle. All of a sudden, his long-lost son (Nick Corsello, played by Jack Scalia!) shows up for tips on how to be a PI like Daddy.

The flag on the play is that the son doesn’t live in the House of Dad. So he fails under the Mindy McConnell Occupancy Rule. Sorry, Rock.