Daddy's Girls (1994 TV series)

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Daddy's Girls
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Genre Sitcom
Created by Brenda Hampton
David Landsberg
Starring Dudley Moore
Harvey Fierstein
Stacy Galina
Meredith Scott Lynn
Keri Russell
Phil Buckman
Alan Ruck
Composer(s) Nick South
Country of origin USA
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 3
Production
Executive producer(s) David Landsberg
Running time 25 minutes
Production company(s) Warner Bros. Television
Witt/Thomas Productions
Broadcast
Original channel CBS
Original run September 21, 1994 – October 12, 1994

Daddy's Girls was an American sitcom that aired on CBS in the fall of 1994. The series followed Dudley Walker (Dudley Moore), the owner of a New York fashion house who loses his wife and his business partner when, after a years-long secret affair, they run off together leaving him as the primary caretaker to his three daughters.

The series is notable as the first in which a gay principal character was played by an openly gay actor.[1] Harvey Fierstein played Dennis Sinclair, a high-strung designer at Walker's firm.[2]

Although Fierstein earned praise for his performance, Daddy's Girls was hated by critics. New York magazine called the series "Despised, reviled."[3] Entertainment Weekly, somewhat prophetically, found Moore to be "wan and confused."[4] The Dallas Morning News could only say that "Daddy's Girls isn't horrendously bad" but predicted that it would not last until Christmas. Indeed, the series was placed "on hiatus" after only three episodes aired.

This was Moore's penultimate on-screen job and his last regular television series. He later attributed his difficulties during the production of the show to the early stages of progressive supranuclear palsy, the disease that ultimately led to his death in 2002.[5]

Cast[edit]

Episodes[edit]

  • "Pilot" — September 21, 1994
  • "American in Paris...Cool" — September 28, 1994
  • "Keep Your Business Out of My Business" — October 12, 1994

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dudley Do Wrong: 'Daddy's Girls' A Sitcom Dud
  2. ^ Gays on the Tube
  3. ^ TV
  4. ^ Daddy's Girls; Something Wilder; Madman of the People
  5. ^ "Dudley Moore has rare brain disease". BBC News. 30 September 1999. Retrieved 29 March 2010. 

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