Network: NBC, ABC
Episodes: 189 (half-hour)
TV show dates: November 3, 1978 — March 7, 1986
Series status: Cancelled/ended
Performers include: Conrad Bain, Gary Coleman, Todd Bridges, Dana Plato, Mary Jo Catlett, Danny Cooksey, Shavar Ross, Charlotte Rae, Dixie Carter, Nedra Volz, Linda Harmon, and Steven Mond.
TV show description:
Following the death of their cleaning-woman mother, young Willis (Todd Bridges) and Arnold Jackson (Gary Coleman) go to live with her wealthy former-employer, widower Phillip Drummond (Conrad Bain).
They all live in an upper-class Park Avenue penthouse with Phillip’s daughter Kimberly (Dana Plato) and live-in housekeeper Edna Garrett (Charlotte Rae).
As time goes on, Mrs. Garrett leaves for her own series (The Facts of Life) and is first replaced by Adelaide Brubaker (Nedra Volz) and then Pearl Gallagher (Mary Jo Catlett).
Mr. Drummond eventually meets and marries Maggie McKinney (Dixie Carter, later Mary Ann Mobley), who has a young son named Sam (Danny Cooksey).