Star of the Family

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Star of the Family
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Main cast
Genre Sitcom
Created by Stu Silver
Rick Mitz
Starring Brian Dennehy
Katherine Saltzberg
Michael Dudikoff
Todd Susman
Opening theme "Movin' Along" performed by Kathy Maisnik
Composer(s) Steve Nelson
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 10
Executive producer(s) Charles H. Joffe
Buddy Morra
Larry Brezner
Producer(s) Stu Silver
Paul Waigner
Jack Siefert
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 30 minutes
Original network ABC
Audio format Monaural
Original release September 30 (1982-09-30) – December 9, 1982 (1982-12-09)

Star of the Family is an American sitcom that aired on ABC from September 30 to December 9, 1982. Starring veteran actor, Brian Dennehy, as fire chief Leslie "Buddy" Krebs, and Katherine Saltzberg, née Maisnik, as his singer daughter, Jennie Lee Krebs.

The series debuted on September 30, 1982 on Thursdays after Joanie Loves Chachi, and was canceled after ten episodes.


Fire Captain Buddy Krebs' (Dennehy) 16-year-old daughter Jennie Lee (Saltzberg) begins getting show-business offers because of her singing talents in the country/pop genre. This scares Buddy because he does not want his daughter to grow up too fast. Adding to his troubles are: his wife runs off with a bellhop; his 17-year-old son (Michael Dudikoff) has more muscles than brains; and his crew at the firehouse are "strange" (Leo Feldman (Todd Susman) tells his mother he is a doctor instead of a fireman, Frank Rosetti (George Deloy) has only sex on the brain and Max Hernandez (Danny Mora), a Hispanic, speaks fractured English). Finally, his daughter signs with a manager named Judy "Moose" Wells (Judy Pioli); the name fits the description of the woman. Another character on the series was named Tiffany (played by Amanda Wyss).


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