1 9 9 4 (USA)
3 x 30 minute episodes
After Dudley failed miserably in the ratings, CBS gave Dudley Moore another chance at situation comedy with Daddy’s Girls.
Apparel manufacturer Dudley Walker (Moore) is newly single after his wife runs away with his business partner and best friend. Now he only has three women – his daughters – telling him what to do . . .
Amy (Stacy Galina) is already wed to dreary Lenny (Alan Ruck) who Dudley dislikes. Samantha (Meredith Scott Lynn) joins her dad at work while Phoebe (Keri Russell) deals with teenage angst and boyfriend Scar (Phil Buckman).
Dudley’s only support comes from his colleague, creative and “highly-strung” (ie: gay) fashion designer Dennis Sinclair (Harvey Fierstein).
Sadly, the incompetent papa routine was television’s most overused setup and Dudley’s Daddy was several laughs short of a 10. The show ranked 79th out of 94 shows and CBS pulled the plug on the show just three weeks into its run.
Meredith Scott Lynn