The Pretender

Jim 1990s

Aired: 1996-1999 (NBC)The Pretender

DAD: Broots (Jon Gries) / Divorced

DAD’S JOB: Computer expert

KIDS: Debbie (Kelsey Mulrooney)(11)

WHERE’S MOM?: Divorced and Unfit

STAND-IN “MOM”: Miss Parker (Andrea Parker)/ Co-Worker

As far as I can tell, this is Delaware’s first TV Single Dad.

Broots is a computer nerd for this tippy-top secret organization trying to catch a guy named Jarod (played by Michael T. Weiss). Broots doesn’t really want to catch Jarod, because Jarod helped him get custody of his daughter from Broots’s gambling, no-good ex-wife.

NBC got tired of paying for the show, so the series drifted off to the TNT network. I’m not sure if the occasional Pretender specials ever feature Debbie anymore. If you know, please tell me, okay?

A toot on the Fred MacMurray Memorial Saxophone for Peter Frank in pointing out this TV Single Dad. Thanks, Peter!