The Family Tree
|The Family Tree|
|Created by||Carol Evan McKeand|
|Opening theme||Mark Snow|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||6|
|Executive producer(s)||Carol Evan McKeand|
|Running time||60 minutes|
|Production company(s)||The Tree Company, Inc.|
|Original release||January 22, 1983|
Annie Benjamin (Anne Archer) a divorced woman with three children, who worked part-time selling real estate, meets and then marries Kevin Nichols (Frank Converse); a divorced owner of a lumber company with grown children of his own. Annie's children, who all lived with their mother, include oldest son, Sam (Martin Hewitt); Tess (Melora Hardin); and Toby (Jonathan Hall Kovacs) who is deaf. On Kevin's side of the family, he has, besides his teenaged son Jake (James Spader), a grown daughter, Molly Tanner (Ann Dusenberry), who herself was already married. Jake lives with his mother, Elizabeth (Joanna Cassidy); and Annie's children are still very close to their father, Dr. David Benjamin (Alan Feinstein). Much of the stories focus on the problems of the Benjamin children adjusting to Kevin being their stepfather. Of all three of Annie's children, it was Toby, the youngest, who was perhaps most upset about his mother's divorce from his father.
US Television RatingsEdit
|Season||Episodes||Start Date||End Date||Nielsen Rank||Nielsen Rating||Tied With|
|1982-83||6||January 22, 1983||February 26, 1983||94||N/A||N/A|
|Pilot||Notes: The Six of Us pilot television film was released in 1982 and was completely recast in compare with the series (accept from Jonathan Hall Kovacs).|
|Episode 1||Annie becomes overprotective of Toby when the house is burglarized while he's home alone; Sam resents Kevin's role as the man of the house.|
|Episode 2||Annie decides to attend an out-of-state funeral with her first husband against Kevin's wishes; Tess falls for a dancer.|
Notes: Guest-starring Michael Cummings as Dance Studio Owner.
|Episode 3||Jake becomes romantically involved with Annie's best friend; Kevin avoids the task of learning sign language.|
Notes: Guest-starring Cassie Yates as Elise.
|Episode 5||Kevin tells his ex-wife that he is no longer legally bound to support her; Tess sneaks out on a date.|
Notes: Guest-starring Joanna Cassidy as Elizabeth Nichols.
|Episode 6||Kevin's daughter shows up after leaving her husband; Tess's father offers a lame excuse to avoid coming to her birthday party.|
Notes: Guest-starring Ann Dusenberry as Molly Nichols Tanner and Alan Feinstein as Dr. David Benjamin.
Notes: Guest-starred in unknown episode(s) Jonathan Perpich as Mike Taylor and Richard Molinare.