1 9 9 0 (USA)
22 x 30 minute episodes
This half-hour sitcom from CBS starred Gregory Harrison (Gonzo from Trapper John MD in his first sitcom) as recently widowed Jack Taylor, a firefighter trying to raise his four kids: 16-year-old Jeff (John Buchanan); 14-year-old Steve (Scott Weinger) – full of charm but a bit of a con artist; 11-year-old Brian (Matthew Brooks), the family clown; and adorable five-year-old Allison (Ashleigh Blair Sterling), who was wise beyond her years.
Happy Days star Al Molinaro co-starred as Joe Alberghetti, Jack’s well-meaning father-in-law, who moved in to help out. His love interest was Lillian, the crossing guard at Allison’s school (Magda Harout).
Jack and his family lived at 6521 Oak Valley Lane in Eagle Ridge, California. Jack was the captain of the Eagle Ridge Fire Department (ERFD), Truck Company number 27 and Ladder Company number 3.
The Family Man came from the production team of Thomas L Miller and Robert L Boyett, the duo behind Perfect Strangers, Full House, Family Matters and The Hogan Family.