The Cavanaughs

Jim 1980s

Aired: 1986-88 CBS

DAD #1: Francis Cavanaugh (Barnard Hughes) / Widower

DAD #1’S JOB: Retired

DAD #1’S KIDS: Kit (Christine Ebersole) (20’s), Chuck (Peter Michael Goetz) (40’s)

WHERE’S MOM #1: Dead

DAD #2: Chuck Cavanaugh (Peter Michael Goetz) / Widower

DAD #2’S JOB: Construction Company Manager

DAD #2’S KIDS: Fr. Chuck (John Short) (20’s), Mary Margaret (Mary Tanner) (teens), Kevin (Danny Cooksey) (10), John (Parker Jacobs) (10)

WHERE’S MOM #2: Dead

STAND-IN "MOM #2": Kit (Christine Ebersole) / Aunt

Wheels within wheels. Kit Cavanaugh was the prodigal daughter of Nice Catholic Guy Francis Cavanaugh, a retired widower living in Boston. Kit returned home to help out taking care of her brother Chuck’s kids. Chuck, a recent widower, had four kids – one of whom was a grown-up Catholic priest. Picture the arguments about who’s raising who and what the ground rules are in the multi-generational family.