1 9 8 0 – 1 9 8 1 (USA)
19 x 30 minute episodes
Dr Benjamin Douglass (Danny Thomas) is a cantankerous dentist dealing with life after his wife of 34-years runs off to Barcelona with his friend and dental partner, Ira.
So Ben moves in with his grown-up divorced daughter, Diana (Diana Canova) and her seven-year-old daughter, Becky (Rori King).
Diana wants to live her own life and when the three-way generation gap gets to be too much, Diana turns to her confidante, Edie (Sheree North), who is also her boss at a Washington DC think tank.
But Edie’s responses tend to be more helpful to the laugh track than they are to Diana.
Both also had to deal with Benjamin’s neurotic son, Walter (Michael Durrell).
Without explanation, the final few episodes in the series changed the format to depict Diana as a columnist for a newspaper called the Arlington Dispatch in Washington.
Dr Benjamin Douglass