Aired: 1995-2000 (FOX)
DAD: Charlie Salinger (Matthew Fox) / Eldest Son
DAD’S JOB: Manager of Salinger’s Restaurant (the late Dad’s restaurant)
KIDS: Bailey (Scott Wolf), Julia (Neve Campbell), Claudia (Lacey Chabert), Owen (Steven & Andrew Cavarno)
WHERE’S MOM?: Dead. So’s Dad.
STAND-IN “MOM”: Kirsten (Paula Devicq), Owen’s nanny
Similar situation to UPN’s Kirk. Mom and Dad are dead, so young Charlie acts as head of household for the other orphans.
A flap of the Mrs. Livingston Memorial Apron to Laine Worrix (firstname.lastname@example.org) for some of the info on “Party of Five” — Thanks, Laine!
Update: Alert Reader “Chameleon” reports that Kirsten married Charlie in the 6th and final season. Charlie did not break the Mike Brady Clause, though, so the show still counts. Thanks Chameleon!
Update May 3, 2000: End of an era. The series completed after a 6-year run. Bye, Salinger family!