The Smith Family (TV series)

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The Smith Family
Janet Blair Henry Fonda Smith Family 1970.JPG
Janet Blair and Henry Fonda as Betty and Chad Smith
Format Comedy-drama
Created by Bob Sorrentino
Directed by Herschel Daugherty
Starring Henry Fonda
Janet Blair
Darleen Carr
John Carter
Ron Howard
Michael-James Wixted
Theme music composer G Callendar
W Shanklin
Opening theme Primrose Lane
performed by Mike Minor
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 39
Production
Executive producer(s) Don Fedderson
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) Don Fedderson Productions
Distributor Viacom
Paramount Television
CBS Paramount Television
CBS Television Distribution (current as of 2007)
Broadcast
Original channel ABC
Original run January 20, 1971 (1971-01-20) – June 7, 1972 (1972-06-07)

The Smith Family is an American comedy-drama television series produced by Don Fedderson Productions in association with CBS television. But the series, however, aired on ABC from January 20, 1971 to June 7, 1972, for 39 episodes.[1]

Cast[edit]

  • Henry Fonda - Detective Sergeant Chad Smith, the father of the Smith family
  • Janet Blair - Betty Smith, Chad's wife
  • Darleen Carr - Cindy Smith, the eldest daughter
  • John Carter - Sergeant Ray Martin
  • Ron Howard - Bob Smith, the elder son
  • Michael-James Wixted - Brian Smith, the youngest son

Recurring cast[edit]

Synopsis[edit]

Chad Smith is a police detective in Los Angeles. The show covered the exploits of Sergeant Smith and his relationships with his wife Betty and their three children, 18 year old Cindy, 15 year old Bob and 7 year old Brian.

The theme song was Primrose Lane,[2] composed by G Callendar and W Shanklin.[1]

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