Coach

Jim 1990s

1990 – 1997  Dad: Hayden Fox (Craig T. Nelson) / Divorced DAD’S JOB: Coach KIDS: Kelly (Claire Carey) (20) WHERE’S MOM?: Divorced. Around. STAND-IN “MOM”: Christine Armstrong (Shelley Fabares) / TV journalist I am a dim bulb on Coach. However, astute viewer Msdelta308@aol.com couldn’t help but point out that Christine is now a full-time mom to a new baby boy. Also, Kelly was no longer a regular on …

Goof Troop

Jim 1990s

1991-93 DAD: Goofy / Widower? DAD’S JOB: Works for Pete – something to do with sales KIDS: Max (14-ish) WHERE’S MOM?:Unknown STAND-IN “MOM”: Unknown Gawrsh! Since the days of Pinocchio, the Disney Organization has been parlaying the Single Dad genre into hundreds of cartoons. In this venue, Goofy and Max live in the dog-eat-dog suburb of Spoonerville, and all sorts of wacky (or should I …

Uncle Buck

Jim 1990s

1990-91 DAD: Uncle Buck Russell (Kevin Meaney) / Foster Parent DAD’S JOB: Slob. No defined job. KIDS: Tia (Dah-ve Chodan) (16), Miles (Jacob Gelman) (8), Maizy (Sarah Martineck) (6) WHERE’S MOM?: Dead. So’s Dad. Accident. STAND-IN “MOM”: Maggie Hogoboom (Audrey Meadows) / Kids’ grandmother What a mistake! CBS was trying to take a leaf out of the FOX playbook and show a nasty Married With Children-styled …

American Dreamer

Jim 1990s

1990-91 DAD: Tom Nash (Robert Urich) / Widower DAD’S JOB: Columnist/Ex-TV Newsman KIDS: Rachel Nash (Chay Lentin) (14), Danny Nash (Johnny Galecki) (12) WHERE’S MOM?: Dead STAND-IN “MOM”: Lillian Abernathy (Carol Kane) / Research assistant TV Formula: when your wife dies, quit your Peter Jennings-style day job, move to Walton’s Mountain, and write “slice of life” articles. This show was trotted out for the fall …

Blossom

Jim 1990s

1991-95  DAD: Nick Russo (Ted Wass) / Divorced DAD’S JOB: Musician KIDS: Blossom (Mayim Bialik) (16), Joey (Joey Lawrence) (17), Anthony (Michael Stoyanov) (20-something) WHERE’S MOM?: (Melissa Manchester) Divorced, lives in Paris STAND-IN “MOM “: Nick’s last-season wife, Carol (Finola Hughes) Update: Mom’s alive! A few readers of this page pointed out a 2-hourBlossom TV movie where Blossom went and lived with her mom in Paris …

Flesh ‘n’ Blood

Jim 1990s

Flesh ‘n’ Blood 1990  DAD: Arlo Weed (David Keith) / Widower DAD’S JOB: Mooch KIDS: King (Chris Stacy) (16), Beauty (Meghan Andrews) (11) WHERE’S MOM?: Dead – unknown reason STAND-IN “MOM”: Rachel Brennan (Lisa Darr) / Aunt – District Attorney Okay, you’re thinking: Thursday night lead-in on NBC’s brand-spankin’ Must-See-TV lineup of Cheers, Wings, and the L.A. Law slot. So NO show could be a miss, right? WRONG. To put …