Aired: 1995-1997 (WB)
DAD: Kirk Hartman (Kirk Cameron) / Single
DAD’S JOB: Comic-book illustrator / Sign painter
KIDS: Corey (Will Estes)(15), Phoebe(Taylor Fry)(13), Russell(Courtland Mead) (7)
WHERE’S MOM?: Dead, or something
STAND-IN “MOM”: ??
What about when the TV Single “Dad” is actually the brother? Does this count? Allow me to quote from the press release:
“Kirk Hartman (Cameron) is convinced that the best years of his life are just about to begin. Recently sprung from college, Kirk is an aspiring illustrator who is constantly creating superhero characters in the hopes of someday starting a new action/adventure comic book. In the meantime, he just landed a job as a sign painter for an outdoor advertising company in New York, moved into a great bachelor pad in Greenwich Village near his best pal… and lives across the hall from the woman of his dreams. But before Kirk even has a chance to unpack — never mind let loose — his aunt shows up with the news that she’s off to Florida to be married, leaving Kirk in charge of his younger brothers and sister permanently.”
Update: KIRK is a DEAD show. Rest in Peace, Hartman family!