Episodes: 11 but one didn’t air (hour)
Show dates: March 7 — April 4, 2006
Show status: Cancelled/ended
Performers include: Max Gail, Fred Goss, Desmond Harrington, Jerry Lambert, Alison Quinn, Gillian Vigman, Amanda Walsh, Trevor Einhorn, and Dee Wallace-Stone.
A comedy about an extended and blended family that live in the same neighborhood. The series is a mix of scripted and improvised humor.
Cameron (Fred Goss) is the main character and is happily married to his second wife Liz (Gillian Vigman). They are raising their three children together and teenage son Henry (Trevor Einhorn) from Cameron’s first marriage.
Further complicating matters are Cameron’s “perfect” sister Sharon (Alison Quinn) and brother-in-law Don (Jerry Lambert), younger stepsister Jenna (Amanda Walsh) and parents Colleen (Dee Wallace-Stone) and Wendal (Max Gail).
Episode 11 – Paige Returns
Cameron’s ex-wife Paige (Melinda Allen) returns. She wants custody of Henry, and plans to move to Florida to raise bees.
This episode never aired.
There’s been no news of any plans to revive the series or characters.
Behind the Scenes
|•||The series was pulled (due to low ratings) after 10 of the 11 episodes had aired.|
|•||For a short time, it looked like the show could return for a second season. ABC executives seemed to like the show and it had a devoted fanbase. Unfortunately, Sons and Daughters was officially cancelled on May 15, 2006.|
|•||The show was scheduled to be released on DVD but has been delayed because of music rights costs. The well-known music (Cheap Trick, The Grateful Dead, The Rolling Stones, etc.) was used in the series through a limited usage contract that did not include DVD rights. In May 2006, series creator and star Goss said that he would be willing to remaster the episodes with original music to cut costs but there’s been no further word.|