Are you ready to “get happy” once again? The Partridge Family is coming back to television. Interestingly, this isn’t the first attempt at reviving the Partridge clan.
The Partridge Family debuted on September 25, 1970 on ABC. The light-hearted family sitcom tells the story of widowed mother Shirley Partridge (Shirley Jones) and her five children (Keith, Laurie, Danny, Chris, and Tracey) as they embark on a career in pop music. The kids were played by David Cassidy, Susan Dey, Danny Bonaduce, Jeremy Gelbwaks (later Brian Forster), and Suzanne Crough, respectively. Dave Madden played the family’s long-suffering manager, Reuben Kincaid. Cassidy, Jones’ real-life step-son, became a very popular teen idol during the show’s run. The series ran for four seasons and spawned actual hit songs (most notably, ” I Think I Love You “) and a few spin-offs.