Byrds of Paradise

Jim 1990s

Aired: 1994 (ABC)Byrds of Paradise

DAD: Dr. Sam Byrd (Timothy Busfield) / Widower

DAD’S JOB: Hawaiian private school headmaster

KIDS: Harry Byrd (Seth Green) (16), Franny Byrd (Jennifer Love Hewitt) (15), Zeke Byrd (Ryan O’Donohue) (11)

WHERE’S MOM?: Killed at an ATM in Connecticut

STAND-IN “MOM”: Sonny and Manu Kaulukukui (Robert Kekaula & Lani Opunui) Housekeepers / Nannies

TV Single Dad Plot Number One: This time Dad (college professor Sam Byrd) moves his family to Hawaii and takes a job being headmaster of a school in Oahu. Picture every script being some variation of the kids saying “I HATE IT HERE!” and you’ve got the plotlines down pretty good. Any wonder why this show only lasted 8 episodes?

Betcha didn’t know that Seth Green and Jennifer Love Hewitt played brother and sister. Always a great factoid to pop out when you’re watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer.