Fathers and Sons (1986 TV series)

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Fathers and Sons
Genre Sitcom
Created by Nick Arnold
Michael Zinberg
Starring Merlin Olsen
Nicholas Guest
Composer(s) Patrick Williams
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 4 (list of episodes)
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) 20th Century Fox Television
Original network NBC
Original release April 6 – May 4, 1986

Fathers and Sons is an American sitcom that aired from April 6 until May 4, 1986.


Merlin Olsen played a father who was also a baseball coach for his sons.[1]


  • Merlin Olsen as Buddy Landau
  • Jason Late as Lanny Landau
  • Kelly Sanders as Ellen Landau
  • Andre Gower as Sean Flynn
  • Ian Fried as Matty Bolen
  • Nicholas Guest as Dr. Richard Bolen
  • Hakeem Abdul-Samad as Brandon Russo


No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1 "The Ironman" TBA TBA April 6, 1986 (1986-04-06)
Buddy asks for help from a professional wrestler in order to encourage a handicapped student to join the wrestling team.
2 "We'll Always Have the Mall" Will Mackenzie Nick Arnold April 13, 1986 (1986-04-13)
Lanny has a date with the girl of his dreams on the same day he plans to attend a basketball game with his dad.
3 "Desperately Seeking Einstein" TBA TBA April 27, 1986 (1986-04-27)
Sean's father is of no help with the project for the father-son science fair.
4 "Which Championship Season?" TBA TBA May 4, 1986 (1986-05-04)
Buddy's old friends doesn't agree with his tactics for turning his sons basketball team into a winning team.


  1. ^ TV Guide. "Fathers and Sons Cast and Details". TV Guide. Retrieved 2013-01-22. 

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