Sons and Daughters (1991 TV series)

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Sons and Daughters
GenreComedy drama
Created by
  • Brad Buckner
  • Eugenie Ross-Leming
ComposerSteve Dorff
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes13 (6 unaired) (list of episodes)
Executive producers
  • Brad Buckner
  • Eugenie Ross-Leming
Running time60 minutes
Production companies
Original release
ReleaseJanuary 4 (1991-01-04) –
March 1, 1991 (1991-03-01)

Sons and Daughters is an American comedy-drama television series created by Brad Buckner and Eugenie Ross-Leming, that aired on CBS from January 4 until March 1, 1991.

It was originally planning on to premiere on October 25, 1990, but it was shelved at the last minute.[1]


A single mother raises her adoptive daughter while trying to maintain harmony among other family members.[2]



No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1"Where's Poppa?"David CarsonBrad Buckner and Eugenie Ross-LemingJanuary 4, 1991 (1991-01-04)
The father of Tess Hammersmith returns to town with a young wife and a son.
2"All Together Now"Bill BixbyRonald RubinJanuary 11, 1991 (1991-01-11)
The appearance of Astrid's birth mother upsets Tess; and Lindy suffers from postpartum sexual dysfunction.
3"The Thing"Betty ThomasBrad Buckner and Eugenie Ross-LemingJanuary 18, 1991 (1991-01-18)
Tess and Mary Ruth has a disagreement over a marble tub. Bing and Gary go on a camping trip.
4"The Dating Games"UnknownUnknownJanuary 25, 1991 (1991-01-25)
Tess goes back into the dating scene. Paulette auditions for a part in the school play.
5"Melanie"Bill BixbyKathryn BakerFebruary 8, 1991 (1991-02-08)
Rocky and his twenty-something supervisor at his part-time job (Lisa Pelikan) fall for each other; a stray dog Astrid has adopted wreaks household havoc; Grandpa babysits. Stephen Root guest stars.
6"Thanks"UnknownUnknownFebruary 15, 1991 (1991-02-15)
Guest stars include Eli Rich, Todd Susman and Justin Shenkarow.
7"Sniffles"Peter LevinBrad Buckner and Eugenie Ross-LemingMarch 1, 1991 (1991-03-01)
Mary Ruth and Bing visit a fertility clinic; Ike and Spud both go to get their tonsils removed; Lindy's neurotic mother wants to move in. Guest stars include Norma Maldonado, Marj Dusay, Scott Bryce and Kathleen Freeman.
8"Young Winston"Nick HavingaJim WellsUNAIRED
Ike has an imaginary friend. Gary gambles on a "sure" investment. Mary Ruth makes a gourmet dinner for Bing's friends. Guest stars include Patricia Barry, David Belafonte, Daniel Bardol and Lane Davies.
9"Throw Momma from the Terrain"King BaggotE. Jack KaplanUNAIRED
Bing's first wife, who'd abandoned the family 23 years before, shows up unexpectedly; Lindy takes her breastfeeding fight public. Beverly Garland and Dori Brenner guest star.
10"Crime and Punishment"TBDTBDUNAIRED
Astrid's birth mother shows up.
11"Deep Throat"Peter LevinBrad Buckner and Eugenie Ross-LemingUNAIRED
Lindy's mother moves in. Bing and Mary Ruth discuss having another baby.
12"Telling Secrets"TBDTBDUNAIRED
David Sederholm and Amy Stoch guest star.
Kevin Kilner, Ann Ryerson, Tiffanie Poston, and Andrew Hill Newman guest star


  1. ^ "Top of the Week" (PDF). Broadcasting. 1990-10-08. Retrieved 2021-09-12.
  2. ^ TV Guide. "Sons and Daughters Cast and Details". TV Guide. Retrieved 2013-02-18.

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