The O'Keefes

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The O'Keefes
Genre Sitcom
Created by Mark O'Keefe
Written by Craig DiGregorio
Kevin Murphy
Mark O'Keefe
Paul Ruehl
Directed by Andy Ackerman
Gerry Cohen
Bryan Gordon
Gil Junger
Joanna Kerns
Starring Judge Reinhold
Kirsten Nelson
Tania Raymonde
Joseph Cross
Matt Weinberg
Composer(s) Jonathan Wolff
Jack Diamond
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 8 (3 unaired)
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) Hamcat Productions
Turner Television
Original network The WB
Original release May 22 – June 12, 2003

The O'Keefes is an American television sitcom, that aired on The WB Television Network. It premiered on May 22, 2003 and ended on June 12, 2003.


The series was about the O'Keefe family: Harry and Ellie, together with their children, Lauren, Danny and Mark. The plot centered on the fact that the O'Keefe parents had homeschooled their children for most of their lives and with the dramatic and comic interest arising in situations where the children were beginning to experience the outside world.

There was a lot of controversy about this show among parents who homeschool their children, as they felt it portrayed homeschooling in a negative light.[1]



No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1 "Pilot" Andy Ackerman Mark O'Keefe May 22, 2003 (2003-05-22)
2 "Election" Bryan Gordon Jennifer Konner & Alexandra Rushfield May 29, 2003 (2003-05-29)
3 "Substitute Teacher" Joanna Kerns Craig DiGregorio June 5, 2003 (2003-06-05)
4 "Football" Gil Junger Craig DiGregorio June 12, 2003 (2003-06-12)
5 "Jobs" Gerry Cohen Paul Ruehl June 12, 2003 (2003-06-12)
6 "Festival of Birth" TBA TBA UNAIRED
7 "Lauren's Date" TBA TBA UNAIRED


  1. ^ "Hollywood Poised to Reinforce Homeschool Stereotypes". April 23, 2003. Retrieved 2007-10-18. 

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