1 9 8 7 – 1 9 9 0 (USA)
60 x 30 minute episodes
Thirteen years previously, Joey and Michael had both had an affair with Marcia Bradford simultaneously, but she had parted with each of them as enemies.
When Marcia died, Michael and Joey were appointed legal guardians of her 12-year-old daughter Nicole. One of the two is her true biological father, but neither knows which. Pre-DNA testing days, obviously.
Putting their obvious lifestyle differences aside, the two men moved into Joey’s artist flat (filled with campy Pop Art) and set about child-rearing by comic compromise.
Keeping an eye on things was Judge Wilbur (Florence Stanley), the sarcastic judge who had awarded them custody and who also happened to own the building they lived in.
Awkward Cory (Vonni Ribisi) and handsome Zack (Chad Allen) were Nicole’s boyfriends, and Shelby (Amy Hathaway) her worldly best friend. Klawicki (Dick Butkos) ran the local diner.
Judge Margaret Wilbur