CTVA US Drama - "Family" (A-Spelling/ABC)(1976-80)

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Family (1976-80)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
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Aaron Spelling Productions
for
ABC
 Created by Jay Presson Allen
Executive Producers Leonard Goldberg, Aaron Spelling and Mike Nichols.
Producer Nigel McKeand

US Drama series 1976-80   83 episodes x 60 min (5 seasons)(09-Mar-1976 to 25-Jun-1980)

Cast:
Sada Thompson .... Kate Lawrence
James Broderick .... Doug Lawrence
Gary Frank .............. Willie Lawrence
Kristy McNichol ....... Letitia 'Buddy' Lawrence
Elayne Heilveil ........ Nancy Lawrence Maitland
Meredith Baxter ...... Nancy Lawrence Maitland
Quinn Cummings ... Annie Cooper

Premise:
The trials and tribulations of the Lawrence family of Pasadena, California.

Music Mark Snow
Theme Music Jon Rubinstein

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ABC Tuesday 1/2 season

[01] Family: THE BEST YEARS  [Pilot]
09Mar1976
Written by Jay Presson Allen
Directed by Mark Rydell
Guest cast:
John Rubinstein ...... Jeff Maitland
Douglas Fowley ...... Watchman
Bill Smiley ................ Doorman
Synopsis:
Nancy finds her husband with another woman and moves back home.
Buddy overhears something Kate says about her children and runs away.

[02] Family: MONDAY IS FOREVER
16Mar1976
Written by Armyan Bernstein
Directed by Glenn Jordan
Guest cast:
Kim Richards .......... Laura Richardson
Pricilla Morrill .......... Elaine Hogan
William Putch ......... Fred Hogan
Robert Sampson .... Dr. Reston
Melendy Britt ........... Mrs. Richardson
Liam Dunn .............. Mr. Howard
Oliver Clark ............. T-Shirt Salesman
Cliff Emmich ........... Hot Dog Vendor
Al Stellone ............. Moving Man
Synopsis:
Kate awaits news from the doctor to see whether or not she has cancer.
Buddy may lose her friend Laura, whose family is moving to Detroit.

[03] Family: A SPECIAL KIND OF LOVING
23Mar1976
Written by Fred Segal
Directed by Randal Kleiser
Guest cast:
Season Hubley .......... Salina Magee
Howard Hesseman .... Store Manager
Baillie Gerstein ............ Mary
Helen Page Camp ..... Miss Pingree
Hilda Hayne ................ Social Worker
Tracie Savage ............ Girl Swimmer
Synopsis:
Willie meets Salina and falls in love, leading to Buddy's jealousy, who needs him to help her overcome her fear of diving.

[04] Family: A RIGHT AND PROPER GOODBYE
30Mar1976
Written by Nigel McKeand
Directed by Randal Kleiser
Guest cast:
Mildred Natwick ........ Hattie
John Zaremba .......... Dr. Milfred Anderson
Paul Bryar ................. Ralph
Tommy Lee .............. Sing Hop
Synopsis:
A sudden visit by Kate's mother delights Willie but disturbs Kate.

[05] Family: THURSDAY'S CHILD
06Apr1976
Written by Nigel McKeand
Directed by Glenn Jordan
Guest cast:
Charles Lane .......... James Lawrence
Ralph Williams ........ Reverent Coltrane
Barbara Cason ........ Sylvia Maitland
James Ray .............. Jeffrey Maitland II
Bill Zuckert .............. Karl
Brendan Dillon ........ Mr. Bridges
Patricia Tidy ............ Mrs. Bridges
William Putch .......... Fred Hogan
Synopsis:
The christening of Nancy and Jeff's son causes resentment in Buddy.

[06] Family: POINT OF DEPARTURE
13Apr1976
Written by Gordon Glasco
Directed by John Erman
Guest cast:
Vic Tayback ......... Sgt. Pierce
Gary Barton ........... Terry
Philip Levien ......... Alana
Dennis Burkley ...... Roy Axelrod
Dan Tobin .............. Stan Mitchell
Jane A. Johnston ... Mrs. Wallace
Priscilla Morrill ......... Elaine Hogan
Ann Sweeny ........... Miss Beach
Synopsis:
Willie decides to move to his farm after he begins to doubt his writing ability.

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ABC Wednesday

2.01 [07] Family: COMING APART
06Oct1976 ABC
Written by Hindi Brooks
Directed by John Erman
Guest cast:
David Hedison ............ Peter Towne
Jane Alice Brandon .... Alexandra Friel
John Rubenstein ........ Jeff Maitland
Mary Grace Canfield .... Mrs. Hanley
Edith Atwater ............ Judge Harmon
Gaye Nelson ............ Liz Romney
Drew Michaels ......... Neal Ferguson
Michael Schackelford .... Timmy Maitland
Synopsis:
With divorce imminent, Nancy's husband pleads for another chance.

2.02 [08] Family: SUCH SWEET SORROW
19Oct1976 ABC
Written by Lawrence Konner
Directed by Richard Kinon
Guest cast:
Season Hubley ......... Salina Magee
Jane Alice Brandon ........ Alexandra Friel
Patsy Garrett ........ Mrs. Kessler
Priscilla Morrill ....... Elaine Hogan
Michael Schackelford ..... Timmy Maitland
Synopsis:
Willie is torn between a former sweetheart and his current girlfriend.

2.03 [09] Family: HOME MOVIE
26Oct1976 ABC
Written by Susan Miller
Directed by Glenn Jordan
Guest cast:
Neva Patterson ...... Marge Raymond
Doris Roberts ......... Etta
Elizabeth Farley ...... Mrs. Cameron
Mary Grace Canfield .... Mrs. Hanley
Helen Hunt .......... Robin Trask
Dana Plato ........... Mary Beth Sanders
Tony Markes ........ Henry Merlin
Michael Schackelford ......... Timmy Maitland
Billie Perkins ........... Student
Synopsis:
Willie's attempts to film a documentary of his family are bothering Kate and Buddy.

2.04 [10] Family: COMING OF AGE
09Nov1976 ABC
Written by Elizabeth Clark
Directed by John Erman
Guest cast:
David Hedison ....... Peter Towne
Tommy Lee Jones ..... David Needham
Michael Schackelford ......... Timmy Maitland
Synopsis:
To escape friction at home, Nancy accepts her boyfriend's marriage proposal.

2.05 [11] Family: JURY DUTY (PART 1)
16Nov1976 ABC
Written by George Lefferts
Directed by Glenn Jordan
Guest cast:
Kenneth Mars ......... Bob Fingerman
Hilda Haynes .......... Emma Lassere
Michael McGreevey ..... Sam Wilkes
Mitzi Hoag .......... Clara Briault
Willie Aames ......... T.J. Latimer
Sydney Lassick ...... Benson Margotte
Eloy Casados ....... Rudy Cortes
Martin Eric .......... Nate Molin
Genie Francis ..... Alice Dennison
Laurence Haddon ...... Marc Hanes
Synopsis:
Juror Kate begins to doubt her impartiality in a rape-and-murder trial.

2.06 [12] Family: JURY DUTY (PART 2)
23Nov1976 ABC
Written by George Lefferts
Directed by Glenn Jordan
Guest cast:
Kenneth Mars ......... Bob Fingerman
Hilda Haynes .......... Emma Lassere
Michael McGreevey ..... Sam Wilkes
Mitzi Hoag .......... Clara Briault
Willie Aames ......... T.J. Latimer
Sydney Lassick ...... Benson Margotte
Eloy Casados ....... Rudy Cortes
Martin Eric .......... Nate Molin
Genie Francis ..... Alice Dennison
Laurence Haddon ...... Marc Hanes
Jerry Hardin .......... Jury Foreman
Synopsis:
The Lawrences are harassed because of Kate's belief in the innocence of a suspected murderer.

2.07 [13] Family: THE CRADLE WILL FALL
30Nov1976 ABC
Written by Emily Shoemaker
Directed by Richard Kinon
Guest cast:
Season Hubley ... Salina Magee
Nicholas Hammond ... John Crosswell
Priscilla Morrill ... Elaine Hogan
Stacy Keach Sr. ... Ross Wheeler
Lane Binkley ... Lila Crosswell
William Putch ... Fred Hogan
Jo Morrow ... Barbara Clark
Kerry Mahan ... Gas Station Attendant
Laura Jaimie Ashborn ... Jenny
Michael Schackelford ... Timmy Maitland
Synopsis:
A past arrest may cost Willie's girlfriend her child-custody battle.

2.08 [14] Family: SKELETON IN THE CLOSET
07Dec1976 ABC
Written by Leonora Thuna
Directed by John Erman
Guest cast:
Penny Fuller ........ Emily Wyeth
Peter Mark Richman .... Charles Wyeth
John Beal ............. James Lawrence
Queenie Smith ..... Mrs. Flemming
Tom Fuccello ........ Waiter
Synopsis:
Doug's sister's alcoholism and marital problems surface during her visit.

2.09 [15] Family: ON THE FIRST DAY OF CHRISTMAS
21Dec1976 ABC
Written by Michael Barlow
Directed by Gerald S. O'Loughlin
Guest cast:
Sheree North ....... Constance Hume
John Beal ............. James Lawrence
John Rubinstein ...... Jeff Maitland
Synopsis:
An announcement by his elderly father spoils Doug's Christmas.
*Note: Also listed as "A Christmas Story".

2.10 [16] Family: THE RITES OF FRIENDSHIP
28Dec1976 ABC
Written by Gerry Day
Directed by Glenn Jordan
Guest cast:
Biff McGuire ....... Simon Remsen
Brian Byers ........ Zeke Remsen
Robert Doran ..... Carl Baker
Morgan Jones ... Desk Sergeant
Synopsis:
Willie struggles with his emotions when he discovers that an old buddy is a homosexual.

2.11 [17] Family: AN EYE TO THE FUTURE
04Jan1977 ABC
Written by Hindi Brooks & Michael Barlow
Directed by Glenn Jordan
Guest cast:
Murray Matheson ..... Sandor Pratt
James Woods .......... Dr. Robert Styles
Priscilla Morrill .......... Elaine Hogan
Lew Horn ................. Mailman
Synopsis:
Kate, tired of her everyday life, considers going back to college.

2.12 [18] Family: LOVERS AND STRANGERS
11Jan1977 ABC
Written by Leonora Thuna
Directed by Ralph Senensky
Guest cast:
Elizabeth Ashley ........ Elizabeth Kraft
Jane A. Johnston ....... Hostess
Zachary Lewis ............ Man in Audience
Jill Redding ................. Woman in Audience
Synopsis:
Willie falls for an older woman, a very independent writer.

2.13 [19] Family: RETURN ENGAGEMENT
18Jan1977 ABC
Written by Anne Howard Bailey
Directed by Richard Kinon
Guest cast:
Pat Crowley ....... Maggie Calder
Sandy Spillman ..... Magician
Synopsis:
Doug's reunion with an actress arouses Kate's jealousy.

2.14 [20] Family: MIRROR, MIRROR ON THE WALL ...
01Feb1977 ABC
Written by Emily Shoemaker
Directed by Robert Hartford-Davis
Guest cast:
Tovah Feldshuh ......... Susan Bowers
Lauren Tewes ............ Jill Redfield
Priscilla Morrill .......... Elaine Hogan
Synopsis:
A girl given up for adoption 20 years earlier returns to Pasadena and announces that Kate is her mother.

2.15 [21] Family: SOMEONE'S WATCHING
08Feb1977 ABC
Written by David Jacobs
Directed by Richard Kinon
Guest cast:
Alfred Lutter ......... Alvin Tanner
Anne Schedeen .... Susie
Anthony De Longis ... Tony D'Allensandro
George D. Wallace .... Detective Steinmetz
Newell Alexander ...... Instructor
Kerry Mahan ......... Student
Synopsis:
An overzealous secret admirer makes Nancy fear for herself and her baby.

2.16 [22] Family: A SAFE HOUSE
15Feb1977 ABC
Written by Marshall Herskovitz
Directed by Richard Kinon
Guest cast:
Ted Wass ....... Sam Trask
Tracie Savage .... Wendy Spears
Michael LeClair ... Charlie Roberts
Louise Foley ......... Audrey Pfeiffer
Don Keefer ............ Al Trask
Alan McRae .......... Doctor
Grace Albertson .... Nurse
Synopsis:
Against his better judgment Willie takes in an old friend who is now a fugitive from the law.

2.17 [23] Family: BEST FRIENDS
22Feb1977 ABC
Written by Diana Gould
Directed by Robert Hartford-Davis
Guest cast:
Peter Coffield ....... Brian Slater
Joseph Stern ....... Mel Bennett
Pamela Dunlap ... Gloria
William Aames .... T.J. Latimer
Louise Foley ....... Audrey Pfeiffer
Alba Francesca ... Debbie
Patricia Anne Joyce .... Marcie
Wayne Duncan ........ Ted
Peter Jurasik ............ Marty
Synopsis:
Nancy receives a marriage proposal from her high-school sweetheart, now a pill-taking med student.

2.18 [24] Family: TAKING CHANCES (PART 1)
01Mar1977 ABC
Written by Hindi Brooks
Directed by Glenn Jordan
Guest cast:
John Harkins ...... Bertrand Hammond
Robert Symonds .... Dr. Herman
Isabel Cooley ......... Nurse Bragge
Jonathan Banks ....... Attendant
Andre Landzaat ....... Dr. Chase
Diana Wyatt ............. Mrs. Stuart
Polly Middleton ........ Policewoman
Synopsis:
After being injured, Doug must choose between gradually going blind and risking an eye operation that could kill him.
*Note: Also listed as "The Accident" first of two-parts.

2.19 [25] Family: TAKING CHANCES (PART 2)
08Mar1977 ABC
Written by Hindi Brooks
Directed by Glenn Jordan
Guest cast:
Donald Moffat ........... Philip Raskin
John Harkins ........... Bertrand Hammond
Robert Symonds ........ Dr. Herman
Jessica Rains ........... Ruth
Woody Skaggs ........ John Kreiger
Ann Sweeny ......... Beach
Synopsis:
Doug's acceptance of blindness over risky surgery has everyone but Buddy catering to him.

2.20 [26] Family: COMINGS AND GOINGS
22Mar1977 ABC
Written by David Jacobs
Story by Glenn Jordan
Directed by Richard Kinon
Guest cast:
Season Hubley ........ Salina Magee
Byron Morrow .......... Jeffrey Maitland Sr.
Robert Symonds ...... Dr. Herman
Laura Jaimie Ashborn .... Jenny
Seth Allen ................. Paperhanger
Helen Lockwood ..... Assistant Paperhanger
Synopsis:
Nancy's visiting former mother-in-law is immobilized by a bad back; Willie announces plans to marry Salina.

2.21 [27] Family: ... MORE THINGS IN HEAVEN AND EARTH
29Mar1977 ABC
Written by Len Jenkin
Directed by Edward Parone
Guest cast:
David Dukes ........ Calvin Manners
Daniel J. Travanti .... Benjamin Maxwell
Ned Wilson ............. Prof. Edward Sheppard
Tabi Cooper ............ Emily Lockhart
Jack Stauffer ............ Ted Ahearne
Priscilla Morrill ......... Elaine Hogan
Mark L. Taylor ......... George Radner
Carole Androsky ..... Betty Graham
Sarah Jane Miller .... Patricia Hayes
Synopsis:
A psychic convinces Kate that her long-lost aunt is alive.

2.22 [28] Family: AN ENDANGERED SPECIES
03May1977 ABC
Written by Elizabeth Forsythe-Hailey & Oliver Hailey
Directed by Peter Werner
Guest cast:
William Windom ...... Howard Stone
Anne Schedeen ..... Susie
Susan Cotton ........... Rita
Sam DeFazio ........... Mark
Synopsis:
Kate comforts a friend recently separated from his wife, but fears that their relationship is becoming more than friendly.

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ABC Mondays

3.01 [29] Family: ACTS OF LOVE (PART 1)
13Sep1977 ABC
Written by David Jacobs
Directed by E.W. Swackhammer
Guest cast:
Brooke Adams ....... Lizzie
Gretchen Corbett .... Ellen
Dan Millington ......... Eric
Christopher Woods .... Steve
Synopsis:
Willie is puzzled by his new girlfriend's moodiness.

3.02 [30] Family: ACTS OF LOVE (PART 2)
20Sep1977 ABC
Written by David Jacobs
Directed by E.W. Swackhammer
Guest cast:
Brooke Adams ....... Lizzie
Gretchen Corbett .... Ellen
Harold Gould .......... Paul Schiller
Priscilla Pointer ....... Joan Schiller
Ron Rifkin ............... Dr. Grant
Don Starr ................. Judge Gilbert
Synopsis:
Willie decides to marry Lizzie despite her illness.

3.03 [30] Family: THE FIRST TIME
27Sep1977 ABC
Written by Hilma Wolitzer
Directed by Richard Kinon
Guest cast:
Willie Aames .......... T.J. Latimer
Louise Foley .......... Audrey Pfeiffer
Shannon Terhune ..... Cookie
Gary Dubin ........ Richie
William Pierson ....... Clerk
Synopsis:
Buddy's new steady boyfriend pressures her to attend a necking party.

3.04 [31] Family: CHANGE OF HEART
04Oct1977 ABC
Written by Audrey Davis Levin
Directed by Edward Parone
Guest cast:
Veronica Hamel ..... Vicki Webber
Willie Aames .......... T.J. Latimer
John Rubinstein ..... Jeff Maitland
Stacy Swor .............. Alice Dennison
Synopsis:
A jealous Nancy romances her ex-husband just before his second marriage.

3.05 [32] Family: ANNIE LAURIE
25Oct1977 ABC
Written by Carol Evan McKeand
Directed by Alf Kjellin
Guest cast:
Linda Lavin ........... Annie Laurie
Louise Foley ......... Audrey Pfeiffer
Mari Gorman ........ Secretary
Synopsis:
Kate is less enthusiastic than Doug about the female attorney he's working against.

3.06 [33] Family: WE LOVE YOU, MISS JESSUP
01Nov1977 ABC
Written by Diana Gould
Directed by Edward Parone
Guest cast:
Blair Brown ......... Miss Jessup
Joyce Van Patten .... Mrs. Palmer
Beverly Sanders ..... Mrs. Gilroy
Helen Hunt ........ Stacey Palmer
Debbie Fagan ......... Cheryl
Ruth Silveira ............ Mrs. Kass
Madeleine Fisher ..... Lois
Sam Freed ............. Tom
Synopsis:
An antigay crusader learns that Buddy's teacher is a homosexual.

3.07 [34] Family: THE LITTLE BROTHER
08Nov1977 ABC
Written by Gregory S. Dinallo
Directed by Harvey S. Laidman
Guest cast:
Kirk Calloway ......... Emmet
Dorian Harewood .... Gil
John Hawker ........ Man
Synopsis:
Willie wants the Lawrences to adopt one of his guitar pupils, a 13-year-old on probation.

3.08 [35] Family: CHILDHOOD'S END
15Nov1977 ABC
Written by Luciano Comici
Directed by Alf Kjellin
Guest cast:
Carol Jones ......... Laura Richardson
Philip Sterling ....... Victor Harris
Tracie Savage .......... Sandy
Brett Ericson ............. Larry
James Canning ......... Mechanic
Synopsis:
Buddy's friend returns from Chicago an alcoholic.

3.09 [36] Family: A TALE OUT OF SEASON
22Nov1977 ABC
Written by Barbara Elaine Smith
Story by Len Jenkin
Directed by Richard Kinon
Guest cast:
Shane Sinutko ............ Nicki Schuyler
Lawrence Driscoll ........ Carl Schuyler
Frances Lee McCain ... Erica Schuyler
Connie Sawyer ........... Woman
Beverly Todd ......... Sgt. Banner
Synopsis:
Kate learns that a young father beats his son.

3.10 [37] Family: LABORS OF LOVE
29Nov1977 ABC
Written by Tim Maschler
Directed by Harvey S. Laidman
Guest cast:
Samantha Eggar .... Norah McKay
Willie Aames ........ T.J. Latimer
Allan Arbus .......... Roy Brady
Jay Gerber ........... Murray Taylor
Eric Olson ........... Ernie
Synopsis:
The advertising whiz who promoted Willie to photographer may be more interested in him than in his pictures.

3.11 [38] Family: A CHILD IS GIVEN
13Dec1977 ABC
Written by Robert Hamilton
Directed by Richard Kinon
Guest cast:
James Karen ........ Dr. Addison
John Rubinstein ... Jeff Maitland
Synopsis:
The Lawrences' Christmas spirits run high until young Timmy is rushed to the hospital.

3.12 [39] Family: MORE THAN FRIENDS
03Jan1978 ABC
Written by Leah Appet & Randa Haimes
Directed by Stuart Millar
Guest cast:
David Selby ......... Michael Kagan
David Hollander ..... Andy
Jennifer Darling ........ Louise
Laurie Kinzer-Ramos .... Laurie
Mari Gorman .......... Secretary
Darlene Craviotto ...... Student
Philip Levien ............. Student
Synopsis:
Willie is undermined by his former teacher's criticism of his first screenplay.

3.13 [40] Family: PRINCESS IN THE TOWER
10Jan1978 ABC
Written by Carol Evan McKeand
Directed by Richard Kinon
Guest cast:
Kim Darby ........ Lily Barker
Mitzi McCall ..... Sally
Robert Lussier ....... Sternhagen
Erica Yohn ........ Molly
Larry Muraicami .... Larry
Tomoyuk Takei ...... Yuri
Grayce Grant ........... Wife
Fred Carney .......... Husband
Synopsis:
Kate gets locked inside a model condominium with a rude pregnant woman.

3.14 [41] Family: ECHOES OF LOVE aka  "Echoes and Answers"
17Jan1978 ABC
Written by David Jacobs
Directed by James Sheldon
Guest cast:
Terri Nunn ............. Jessica Millington
Gretchen Corbett ..... Ellen
Brooke Adams .......... Lizzie
Louise Foley ............ Audrey Pfeiffer
Synopsis:
Willie begins dating his late wife's former roommate. Flashbacks recall Willie and Lizzy's romance.

3.15 [42] Family: SEE SAW
24Jan1978 ABC
Written by Len Jenkin
Directed by Philip Leacock
Guest cast:
Dana Elcar ......... John
Peter Hobbs ....... Alex
Synopsis:
Kate's maternal attitude toward her recently blinded pupil undermines his desire to cope.

3.16 [43] Family: LIFELINE
31Jan1978 ABC
Written by Hindi Brooks
Directed by Richard Kinon
Guest cast:
Quinn Cummings ........ Marcy Willis
Ken Kercheval ........ Mark Adams
Lisa Blake Richards ....... Joan Robinson
Vincent Baggetta .......... Dave Robinson
Jennifer Salt ........ Susie Robinson
James Jeter ...... Man
Raymond Guth ..... Mr. Lewis
Ruth Manning ........ Apartment Manager
Synopsis:
Nancy suspects that a friend is contemplating suicide after an unhappy affair.

3.17 [44] Family: AND BABY MAKES THREE
07Feb1978 ABC
Written by Diana Gould
Directed by Edward Parone
Guest cast:
Jennifer Jason Leigh ........ Jenny Blair
John Rubinstein ........ Jeff Maitland
Clark Brandon ......... Roger Arnold
Louise Foley ..... Audrey Pfeiffer
Catherine Hicks ........ Willie's Girlfriend
Millie Slavin .......... Dr. Carmichael
Synopsis:
After renewing her friendship with her ex, Nancy finds she's pregnant.

3.18 [45] Family: CROSSING OVER
14Feb1978 ABC
Written by David Jacobs
Directed by Edward Parone
Guest cast:
Shera Danese ........ Bambi
Richard Masur ........ Skipper Thor
James Canning ......... Delivery Boy
Synopsis:
Willie has doubts about his future when his first screenplay is rejected.

3.19 [46] Family: THE COVENANT
21Feb1978 ABC
Written by Jack Morton
Directed by James Sheldon
Guest cast:
David Wayne ...... James Lawrence
John Rubinstein ..... Jeff Maitland
Millie Slavin ....... Dr. Carmichael
Synopsis:
Doug attempts a reconciliation with his father, who is facing surgery.

3.20 [47] Family: A FRIEND OF THE FAMILY'S
28Feb1978 ABC
Written by Gregory S. Dinallo & John D. Hess
Directed by Kim Friedman
Guest cast:
Joseph Bottoms ...... Seth Oliver
Alice Ghostley ......... Mrs. Hanley
Lew Horn ............... Gas Station Attendant
Synopsis:
The ingenuousness of the Lawrences' houseguest blinds everyone but Willie to his lying, thievish nature.

3.21 [48] Family: FEAR OF SHADOWS
02May1978 ABC
Written by Paul Huson
Directed by Georg Stanford Brown
Guest cast:
Olivia Cole ...... Frances Rossmore
Alice Hirson .... Ruth Green
Sherry Hursey ....... Sherry Wilson
Sam Weisman ....... Dr. Kelly
Lew Horn ........... Sam
John Blackwell .... Bill
Synopsis:
Kate fears that her nightmare about running down a child while driving a strange car may come true.

3.22 [49] Family: SLEEPING GYPSY
09May1978 ABC
Written by Richard Kramer
Directed by Stuart Millar
Guest cast:
Dinah Manoff ....... Mara
Jenny O'Hara .... Miss Montebello
Louise Foley ....... Audrey Pfeiffer
Heather Totten .... Pam
Richard McKenzie .... Holden
Laurie Jefferson ..... Teacher
Synopsis:
Buddy is troubled by the eccentricity of one of her friends.

3.23 [50] Family: COUNTERPOINT
16May1978 ABC
Written by Carmen Culver
Directed by Richard Kinon
Guest cast:
William Daniels ...... Dr. Taylor
Peter Fox ........ Brian Mulligan
Biff McGuire ........ Steven Bank
Diane Lander ...... Miss Warfield
Michael Misita .... Mr. Anders
Synopsis:
Kate's plan to study and teach music is thwarted by a professor who regards her as a dilettante.

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ABC Thursday

4.01 [51] Family: STARTING OVER
21Sep1978 ABC
Written by Carol Evan McKeand
Directed by Richard Kinon
Guest cast:
K. Callan .......... Sophie Sullivan
Nicolas Coster ..... Al Krantz
James Staley ..... Photographer
Rick O'Brien ....... Boy in Car
Abi Young ....... Girl in Car
Synopsis:
The family takes in a strong-willed and seemingly unemotional orphan.

4.02 [52] Family: ALL FOR LOVE  aka "Sweet 16"
28Sep1978 ABC [rerun 06Apr1979]
Producer Nigel McKeand
Written by Leah Markus
Directed by Kim Friedman
Director of photography Emil Oster
Editor J. Frank O'Neill
Guest cast:
Leif Garrett ..... Zack Russell
Lisa Whelchel ..... Cathy Connelly
Louise Foley ...... Audrey Pfeiffer
Mary Carver ....... Librarian
Arthur Rosenberg .... Car Salesman
Steven Anderson ....... Baker's Assistant
Synopsis:
Fearful of losing her boyfriend to another girl, Buddy is slowly bending to his desire that they spend the night together.

4.03 [53] Family: CHANGES
12Oct1978 ABC
Written by Carol Evan McKeand
Directed by Edward Parone
Guest cast:
Eloise Hardt ..... Sylvia Maitland
John Rubinstein ...... Jeff Maitland
Constance McCashin ...... Ms. Massey
Mary Ann Oedy ...... Emmy Sheldon
Jack Fletcher ..... Mr. Edmund
Enid Kent ...... Secretary
Boyd Bodwell ...... Messenger
Stephen Furst ...... Delivery Boy
Synopsis:
Old disagreements hang over Nancy and Jeff's decision to remarry.

4.04 [54] Family: MAGIC
19Oct1978 ABC
Written by Channing Gibson
Directed by Richard Kinon
Guest cast:
Annie Potts ......... Caddy Wilde
Ron Max ....... Richard Weeks
Charlotte Rae ...... Nurse Rondo
Garry Goetzman .... Sam
Iris Rosenkrantz ... Liza
Larry Rosenberg ..... Russell
Betty A. Bridges ..... Nurse Owens
Synopsis:
Kate shares a hospital room with a rock queen recovering from a drug overdose.

4.05 [55] Family: JUST FRIENDS
09Nov1978 ABC
Written by Walter Koenig
Directed by Peter Levin
Guest cast:
Kim Cattrall ...... Susan Madison
Marcy Hanson .... Yvonne Chase
Dennis Howard ........ Gil Howland
Tara Buckman ....... Aunt Joanne
Michael McManus ..... Mr. Lemon
Bert Remsen ..... Mr. DeFilips
Kathy McCullen ..... Girl
Owen Sullivan ......... Husband
George Pentecost ..... Apartment Manager
Synopsis:
Nancy moves out of the guest house; Willie has an affair with a married woman.

4.06 [56] Family: GENERATIONS
23Nov1978 ABC
Written by Florrie Adelson
Directed by Richard Kinon
Guest cast:
Lance Kerwin ....... Dexter
Macon McCalman ....... Prettyman
Sandy Ward ....... John Watkins
Synopsis:
On Thanksgiving, the Lawrences visit a farmhouse left to Willie by his grandmother.

4.07 [57] Family: EXPECTATIONS
07Dec1978 ABC
Written by Liz Coe
Directed by Edward Parone
Guest cast:
Mitchell Ryan ..... Mike Dunston
Laura Campbell ... Linda Hill
Fred Stuthman ...... Stanley Maxwell
Andra Akers ...... Roz Gornick
Sam Freed ....... Hilson
Alicia Fleer ....... Clara
Shannon Terhune .... Margie
Stacy Swor ..... Janet
Synopsis:
Nancy's boss tries to carry on her training after hours.

4.08 [58] Family: GIFTS
21Dec1978 ABC
Written by Paul Wolff
Directed by Philip Leacock
Guest cast:
Marge Redmond ... Sgt. Strachey
Jan Arvan ....... Vito
Michael Keaton ....... Tree Salesman
Lew Horn .......... Deliveryman
Synopsis:
Unable to be with her parents, a disheartened Annie decides to spend Christmas traveling on a bus.

4.09 [59] Family: THE FRIEND'S AFFAIR
04Jan1979 ABC
Written by Calvin Clements Jr.
Directed by Philip Leacock
Guest cast:
Whitney Blake ....... Eve Carson
Donald Moffat ...... Gene Carson
Shannon Wilcox .... Marilyn
Charles Tyner ....... Mr. Chadway
Lesley Woods ....... Mrs. Chadway
Lew Horn ........ Mailman
Synopsis:
Doug tries to cover up for a friend involved in an affair.

4.10 [60] Family: EXITS AND ENTRANCES
11Jan1979 ABC
Written by Jackie Joseph
Directed by Gwen Arner
Guest cast:
Rachel Roberts ...... Angela Brown
Claudia Wells ..... Barbara Collins
Joe Bennett ...... Julian Fisher
Bob Marsic ....... Dunois
Lanny Horn ....... Inquisitor
Synopsis:
Despite Kate's objections, Buddy auditions for a part in a professional play.

4.11 [61] Family: MOMENT OF TRUTH
18Jan1979 ABC
Written by Paul Huson
Directed by Arthur Allan Seidelman
Guest cast:
Paul Shenar ....... Bob Gantry
Marilyn Chris ........ Miss Grey
Louise Foley ......... Audrey Pfeiffer
Charles Hallahan ....... Watch Commander
Ned Wilson ..... Instructor
Synopsis:
The Lawrences are harassed by a wife beater whose former spouse was represented by Doug.

4.12 [62] Family: MALICIOUS MISCHIEF
25Jan1979 ABC
Written by Loraine Despres
Directed by Peter Levin
Guest cast:
David Birney ........ Joe Alcott
Fran Brill ....... Gwen Ingersoll
Elizabeth Cheshire ...... Beth Ingersoll
Wendy Schaal ...... Sarah
Synopsis:
Nancy's latest beau, a school psychologist, is accused of molesting his former lover's daughter.

4.13 [63] Family: SLEEPING OVER
01Feb1979 ABC
Written by Thom Racina
Directed by Richard Kinon
Guest cast:
Shelley Long ........ Joan Phillips
Louise Foley ......... Audrey Pfeiffer
Kim Leslie ........ Marjorie
Laura Staylor ....... Liza
Synopsis:
While Buddy debates pledging a sorority her friend wasn't asked to join, Willie romances his mother's recital partner.

4.14 [64] Family: DISCO QUEEN
08Feb1979 ABC
Written by Edward Zwick
Directed by Edward Parone
Guest cast:
Priscilla Lopez ....... Julia
Nels Van Patten ....... Daniel
Jeff Kutash ........ Allen Moss
Dennis Dimster .... Brock
Paul Pape ......... Clyde
James Jeter ..... Policeman
Synopsis:
A friend urges Buddy to go to a disco on a school night---to the annoyance of her parents.

4.15 [65] Family: THE ATHLETE
01Mar1979 ABC
Written by Marshall Herskovitz
Directed by Kim Friedman
Guest cast:
Michael Biehn .......... Jake
Mary Oedy ........ Emmy Sheldon
Louise Foley ..... Audrey Pfeiffer
Bobby Ellerbee ...... Steven
David Hollander ........... Billy
Stephen Keep ....... Dr. Haber
Marilyn Coleman ........ Nurse
Synopsis:
While volunteering at a hospital, Buddy befriends her school's star basketball player, who may lose a leg to cancer.

4.16 [66] Family: THE COMPETITION
08Mar1979 ABC
Written by Ron Cowen & Daniel Lipman
Directed by Richard Kinon
Guest cast:
Nancy Malon ....... Marsha Kalisher
Mare Winningham .... Merilee Kalisher
Eddie Frescas ....... Tony Sanchez
Louise Foley ........ Audrey Pfeiffer
Laurie Jefferson ... Miss Higgins
Bradford English ..... Mr. Bremmer
Richard McKenzie ...... Mr. McKinley
Melinda Cordell .... Woman #1
Connie Sawyer .... Woman #2
Kay Cummings .... Woman #3
Synopsis:
A student kills herself after being bested by Buddy in a history contest.

4.17 [67] Family: BALLERINA
15Mar1979 ABC
Written & Directed by Marshall Herskovitz
Guest cast:
Stephanie Zimbalist ..... Josie
Rene Auberjonois ...... Alvin Mercer
Fred Carney ...... Thomas
David Landsberg ....... Waiter
Synopsis:
A ballerina has to choose between Willie's company and the strict regimen imposed by her ballet master.

4.18 [68] Family: DIVERSIONS
22Mar1979 ABC
Written by Barbara Bosson & Diana Gould
Directed by James Broderick
Guest cast:
Greg Mullavey ...... Ben Rivers
Jenny Sullivan ...... Diane Rivers
Synopsis:
Willie tries to help a call girl go straight by hiring her as his secretary.

4.19 [69] Family: AN APPLE FOR THE TEACHER
30Mar1979 ABC
Written by Margaret J. Schibi
Story by Channing Gibson
Directed by Kim Friedman
Guest cast:
Steve Guttenberg ..... Philip Ogden
Louise Hoven ..... Anna
Priscilla Pointer ... Pat Wills
Claudia Wells ...... Denise
Richard McKenzie .. Mr. Stevens
Synopsis:
Kate encounters a disruptive student on her first day as a substitute; Annie loses a ring she borrowed from Buddy.

4.20 [70] Family: PRELUDE
20Apr1979 ABC
Written by Diana Gould
Directed by Philip Leacock
Guest cast:
Leif Garrett .... Zack Russsell
Louise Foley ....... Audrey Pfeiffer
Brent Spiner ...... Fred
Robin Dearden ....... Peggy
Marshall Colt .... Jason
Pat Corley ....... Umpire
Lynn Hallowell ... Singing Messenger
Synopsis:
Buddy is recruited for the all-boys varsity swim team, and gets a crush on her coach.

4.21 [71] Family: GOING STRAIGHT
10May1979 ABC
Written by Marshall Herskovitz
Directed by James Broderick
Guest cast:
Marty Ingels ..... Gip Goddard
Shera Danese .... Bambi
Mimi Kennedy ...... Karen
Pat Corley ........ Driver
Synopsis:
Willie tries to help a call girl go straight by giving her a job as his secretary.

4.22 [72] Family: FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE
17May1979 ABC
Written by Edward Zwick
Story by Thom Racina
Directed by Richard Kinon
Guest cast:
George S. Irving ....... Alexei
Elya Baskin ......... Nikolai
Jo De Winter ........ Mrs. Woodbridge
Synopsis:
A Russian musician shows romantic interest in Kate, while Buddy and Annie play Monopoly for Willie's old room.

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5.01 [73] Family: THANKSGIVING
20Nov1979 ABC Tue
Written by Sally Robinson
Directed by Joanne Woodward
Guest cast:
Henry Fonda ........ James Lawrence
Rosemary DeCamp ... Amelia Stone
John Considine ..... Bob Hudson
Nan Martin ......... Virginia Kabel
Harriet Medin ...... Allison Roth
Billy Beck .......... Baker
Synopsis:
Doug refuses to acknowledge signs of senility in his father.

5.02 [73] Family: 'TIS THE SEASON
24Dec1979 ABC Mon
Written by Joan Taylor
Directed by Richard Kinon
Guest cast:
J. Pat O'Malley ....... Harry Duff
Devon Ericson ....... Rachel Peters
Stephen Pearlman .... Dr. Sidney Simon
Michael Currie ......... Larry Berk
Donna Gelgur ......... Nurse
Synopsis:
Doug has chest pains, but puts off medical tests for fear of spoiling Christmas.

5.03 [74] Family: JACK OF HEARTS
14Jan1980 ABC Mon
Written by April Smith
Directed by Edward Parone
Guest cast:
Jameson Parker ..... Jack
Synopsis:
Nancy is interested in a college-freshman friend of Buddy's.

5.04 [75] Family: WHEN THE BOUGH BREAKS
21Jan1980 ABC
Written by Sally Robinson
Directed by Gwen Arner
Guest cast:
Dominique Dunne ...... Erica
Doris Belack ..... Dr. Derwin
Synopsis:
Kate receives some very surprising news, she's expecting.

5.05 [75] Family: HARD TIMES
28Jan1980 ABC
Written by Liz Coe
Directed by Richard Kinon
Guest cast:
Helen Hunt ............... Sandy
Fredric Lehne ........... Rob
Nancy Locke ............. Debra Greenfield
Fred McCarren .......... Dan Epstein
Richard Venture ........ Jim Hodges
Deborah White .......... Clara
Synopsis:
The duties of motherhood and career pressure Nancy; while Buddy tries to salvage a romance between friends.

5.06 [76] Family: WHISPERS
04Feb1980 ABC
Written by Ron Cowen & Daniel Lipman
Directed by Marshall Herskovitz
Guest cast:
Cliff De Young ........... Alex Canfield
Lenora May ............... Janie Sims
Cindy Grover ............. Linda Robertson
Louise Foley ............. Audrey Pfeiffer
Richard McKenzie .... Mr. McKinley
Synopsis:
Rumors circulate that Buddy is having an affair with a teacher; Willie uses Annie's name when
submitting a play to a producer she claims to know.

5.07 [77] Family: PLAY ON LOVE
03Mar1980 ABC
Written by Margaret J. Schibi
Directed by Richard Kinon
Guest cast:
Judith Chapman ..... Jo Hamlin
Devon Ericson ....... Rachel Peters
Louise Foley .......... Audrey Pfeiffer
Larry Cedar ............ Macil
Karen Austin .......... Emily
Gary Goetzman ..... Steven
John David Yarborough ... Michael
Synopsis:
Willie becomes fond of his play director just before announcing his engagement.

5.08 [78] Family: DAYLIGHT SERENADE
10Mar1980 ABC
Written by Liz Coe
Directed by Edward Parone
Guest cast:
Ted Danson ....... David Bartels
Hallie Todd ........ Marci Murdock
Michael Convertino .... Kevin O'Neill
Louise Foley .......... Audrey Pfeiffer
Timothy Wead ........ Henry Sagor
Karen Austin .......... Emily
Julie Alter ........... Babysitter
Synopsis:
Kate prepares a piano student for a recital, and doesn't want Buddy to ask him to a dance on the eve of his performance.

5.09 [79] Family: SUCH A FINE LINE
17Mar1980 ABC
Written by Gina Goldman
Directed by James Broderick
Guest cast:
Michael J. Fox ...... Richard Topol
John Rubinstein .... Jeff Maitland
Ilene Kristen .......... Lotus
Carl Anderson ...... Weedge
Allen Williams ....... Ron
Morgan Kester ........ Scrapper's girl
Synopsis:
Willie defends Nancy's ex-husband, even though he is deeply indebted to drug dealers.

5.10 [80] Family: THE TIES THAT BIND
04Jun1980 ABC
Guest cast:
Louise Latham ....... Elaine Hogan
Claudette Nevins .... Claire Hopkins
Ruth Manning ....... Mrs. Hanley
James Jeter ........... Store Detective
Judy Kerr ............ Hostess
Jessica Nelson ......... Waitress
Synopsis:
Kate's former best friend, now divorced, expresses her need for attention by shoplifting.

5.11 [81] Family: JUST LIKE OLD TIMES
11Jun1980 ABC
Written by Liz Coe
Directed by Richard Kinon
Guest cast:
Stephen Keep ...... Richard Wald
Louise Foley .......... Audrey Pfeiffer
Estelle Omens ...... Miss Applegate
Synopsis:
Buddy's attachment to Willie and her fear of leaving home prompt her to lie that she was rejected by every college she applied to.

5.12 [82] Family: SMARTS
18Jun1980 ABC
Guest cast:
Dana Hill ....... Martha
Calvin Rose ..... Peter
Debbie Lytton .... Elisa
Jenny O'Hara ...... Miss Chase
Synopsis:
Buddy prepares for college entrance exams, while Annie deals with classmates who envy her academic prowess.

5.13 [83] Family: LETTING GO [Final Episode]
25Jun1980 ABC
Written by Edward Zwick
Directed by James Broderick
Guest cast:
Dana Plato ...... Debbie
Tony O'Dell .... Howard
Tim Maier ..... Howard Also
Kraig Cassity ... Steven
Synopsis:
Doug dislikes Buddy's boyfriend; Annie is reunited with a friend from New York.

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