The Fitzpatricks

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The Fitzpatricks
The Fitzpatricks.jpg
Starring Bert Kramer
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 13
Production
Running time 60 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel CBS
Original run September 5, 1977 (1977-09-05) – January 10, 1978 (1978-01-10)

The Fitzpatricks is an American drama series which ran on CBS during the 1977–78 season.[1] The series aired from September 5th, 1977 to January 10th, 1978. This show lasted only thirteen episodes, and was cancelled in 1978.

Plot[edit]

The focus was on the Fitzpatricks, an Irish Catholic family of six who lived in Flint, Michigan. The father, blue collar, Mike Fitzpatrick (Bert Kramer) worked overtime as a steelworker to provide a life for the family; while his pregnant wife, Maggie (Mariclare Costello) also worked part time at a diner as a waitress to help support the family's income. They had four children, eldest son, Sean (Clark Brandon); introspective second son, Jack (Jimmy McNichol); only daughter Maureen (nicknamed Mo) (Michele Tobin) and youngest son, Max (Sean Marshall). At various times, all of the Fitzpatrick children had held down part-time jobs to help the often cash-strapped family. They also owned a dog, aptly named Detroit. Also involved in the family was R.J. (Derek Wells), who was Max Fitzpatrick's African-American best friend. A young Helen Hunt played neighbor, Kerry Gerardi, supposedly a friend of Mo's, who was interested in the older Fitzpatrick brothers, Sean and Jack, which sparked a bit of a rivalry between the two. Much of the stories deal with moralistic lessons and also with growing up.

Cast[edit]

  • Bert Kramer as Michael Fitzpatrick, a steelworker, and the patriarch of the family.
  • Mariclare Costello as Margaret "Maggie" Fitzpatrick, the matriarch, works part time at a diner to supplement the family income.
  • Clark Brandon as Sean Fitzpatrick, the oldest son (16)
  • Jimmy McNichol as Jack Fitzpatrick, the second oldest (15)
  • Michele Tobin as Maureen "Mo" Fitzpatrick the only daughter (14)
  • Sean Marshall as Max Fitzpatrick, the youngest at 10, delivers newspapers.
  • Helen Hunt as Kerry Gerardi, the girl next door, who intensified the rivalry between Jack and Sean.
  • Derek Wells as R.J., Max Fitzpatrick's best friend.

Episodes[edit]

  • The Fitzpatricks
  • FitzLo Co.
  • The Shark
  • Superman
  • Halloween
  • Cheerleader
  • A Love Story
  • Marijuana
  • The Sacrament
  • Say Goodbye to Buddy Bonkers
  • Runaway
  • A Living Wage
  • The New Fitzpatrick

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tim Brooks; Earle Marsh. The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows, 1946–Present. 8th ed. Random House Digital; October 14, 2003 [cited September 27, 2011]. ISBN 978-0-345-45542-0. pp. 414–415.

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