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The Cavanaughs is an American sitcom that aired on CBS from December 1, 1986 to July 27, 1989.

The Cavanaughs
GenreSitcom
Created byRobert Moloney
StarringBarnard Hughes
Christine Ebersole
Peter Michael Goetz
Mary Tanner Bailey
Danny Cooksey
John Short
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes26
Production
Executive producer(s)Leonard Goldberg
Robert Moloney
Producer(s)Seth Pearlman
Running time30 minutes
Production company(s)Mandy Films
Paramount Television
DistributorCBS Television Distribution
Release
Original networkCBS
Original releaseDecember 1, 1986 (1986-12-01) –
July 27, 1989 (1989-07-27)

The series revolved around Francis "Pop" Cavanaugh, a 71-year-old, blue-collar Irish Catholic man living in South Boston with his daughter Kit and son Chuck, as well as Chuck's sons (one of whom was a Catholic priest) and daughter. Much of the show's humor stemmed from conflicts between the cantankerous, opinionated Pop and his grown children.[1]

After airing during the 1986-87 TV season, the show went on hiatus and returned in the Summer of 1988.[2]

Contents

CastEdit

EpisodesEdit

Season 1 (1986–87)Edit

Ep Title Air date
11.01"Member of the Wake-ing"December 1, 1986 (1986-12-01)
21.02"Not So Gently Into the Night"December 8, 1986 (1986-12-08)
31.03"Love with an Improper Stranger"December 15, 1986 (1986-12-15)
41.04"Yes, Virginia, There Is a Pop"December 22, 1986 (1986-12-22)
51.05"The Bishop's Back"December 29, 1986 (1986-12-29)
61.06"Angst a Lot"January 12, 1987 (1987-01-12)
71.07"Strike Too"January 19, 1987 (1987-01-19)
81.08"The Arrangement"January 26, 1987 (1987-01-26)
91.09"The Eyes Have Had It"February 2, 1987 (1987-02-02)
101.10"A Chorus Malign"February 9, 1987 (1987-02-09)
111.11"Banned in Boston"February 16, 1987 (1987-02-16)
121.12"He Ain't Heavy, Father..."February 23, 1987 (1987-02-23)
131.13"Aunt Mom"March 9, 1987 (1987-03-09)

Season 2 (1988–89)Edit

Ep Title Air date
142.01"Weasel Waltz"August 8, 1988 (1988-08-08)
152.02"Coastal Disturbance"August 15, 1988 (1988-08-15)
162.03"Careers"August 22, 1988 (1988-08-22)
172.04"Monk's the Word"August 29, 1988 (1988-08-29)
182.05"Suggestive Dancing"September 5, 1988 (1988-09-05)
192.06"Many Happy Returns"September 12, 1988 (1988-09-12)
202.07"Smoke Gets in Your Eyes and Up Your Nose"September 19, 1988 (1988-09-19)
212.08"Strange Bedfellows"September 26, 1988 (1988-09-26)
222.09"Gimme Shelter"October 3, 1988 (1988-10-03)
232.10"Fair Weather Friend"June 29, 1989 (1989-06-29)
242.11"The Last Temptation of Chuck"July 6, 1989 (1989-07-06)
252.12"The Cavanaugh Curse"July 20, 1989 (1989-07-20)
262.13"Just Weaseled"July 27, 1989 (1989-07-27)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ O'Connor, John J. (December 1, 1986). "TV REVIEWS; 'Cavanaughs', a Sitcom, Is Premiering on CBS". The New York Times. Retrieved November 27, 2011.
  2. ^ a b Campbell, Mary (August 6, 1988). "Art Carney and 'brother' reunite on 'Cavanaughs'". The Ledger. Associated Press. p. 5C. Retrieved November 27, 2011.

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