Island Son

Jim 1980s

Aired: 1989-90 CBS

DAD: Dr. Daniel Kulani (Richard Chamberlain) / Widower

DAD’S JOB: Surgeon

KIDS: Sam (William McNamara) (15)

WHERE’S MOM?: Dead. Unknown how.

STAND-IN "MOM": Nana Kulani (Betty Carvalho) / grandma

While Dolphin Cove was dragging on, CBS tried yet another tropical TV Single Dad show. This time, nice-guy touchy-feely Dr. Dan was treating patients with Poi Overdoses and such. Big cast, lots of interactions with the other doctors. Picture Trapper John, M.D., but with pineapples. Gone by Easter of its first and only season.