Sons and Daughters (1974 U.S. TV series)
Sons and Daughters is a 9-episode 1974 CBS series launched from the pilot television movie called Senior Year. The show is set in California during the middle-1950s and portrayed the trials of life for two young people — Jeff, portrayed by 24-year-old Gary Frank and Anita, played by 17-year-old Glynnis O'Connor.
The program, which contained adult themes, was cancelled and replaced in December 1974 with a variety program starring singers Tony Orlando and Dawn. It was crushed in the ratings by Michael Landon's Little House on the Prairie, which ran in the same time slot on NBC.
|Episode #||Episode title||Original airdate||Plot|
|1-1||"Pilot"||September 11, 1974||Anita stuns Jeff when she rejects his first declaration of love for her, refusing to tell him why.|
|1-2||"The Reputation"||September 18, 1974||Proud and excited when she is named winner of an award presented annually to the outstanding girl at Southwest High, Anita is crushed when the committee suddenly revokes its decision.|
|1-3||"The Runner"||September 25, 1974||Still mourning the death of his father, Jeff finally meets someone who is able to restore his zest for life--the track coach.|
|1-4||"Lucille's Problem"||October 2, 1974||Anita is eager to become good friends with Jeff's mother,and both she and Jeff are deeply hurt when Lucille coldly and curtly makes it obvious that she resents Anita.|
|1-5||"The Accident"||October 9, 1974||Jeff's close friendship with Stash Melnick is abruptly transformed when, in a cruel twist of fate, Jeff's mother is seriously injured by a car driven by Stash.|
|1-6||"The Rejection"||October 16, 1974||Moose Kerner gets up the courage and takes Evie home to meet his folks, only to be forbidden by his father from seeing her again.|
|1-7||"The Pregnancy"||October 23, 1974||Jeff's former girlfriend stuns him with the news that she's pregnant and pleads for his help.|
|1-8||"The Invitation"||October 30, 1974||Although she has militantly refused to meet Jerry Michaelis, her mother's lover, Anita is trapped into confrontation.|
|1-9||"The Tryst"||November 6, 1974||Jeff and Anita struggle with the decision about whether to have or not to have pre-marital sex.|