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
DistributorCBS Television Distribution
Original networkCBS
Original 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)
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"TBATBAJanuary 25, 1991 (1991-01-25)
Tess goes back into the dating scene. Paulette auditions for a part in the school play.
5"Melanie"TBATBAFebruary 8, 1991 (1991-02-08)
Rocky gets a sexy new boss. The Hammersmith household takes in a stray dog. Hank babysits Dakota.
6"Thanks"TBATBAFebruary 15, 1991 (1991-02-15)
7"Sniffles"TBATBAMarch 1, 1991 (1991-03-01)
Ike has an imaginary friend. Gary gambles on a "sure" investment. Mary Ruth makes a gourmet dinner for Bing's friends.
9"Throw Momma from the Terrain"TBATBAUNAIRED
Tess' mother returns to town. Lindy breastfeeds in public.
10"Crime and Punishment"TBATBAUNAIRED
Astrid's birth mother shows up.
Lindy's mother moves in. Bing and Mary Ruth discuss having another baby.
12"Telling Secrets"TBATBAUNAIRED


  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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