The O'Keefes

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The O'Keefes
Created byMark O'Keefe
Written byCraig DiGregorio
Kevin Murphy
Mark O'Keefe
Paul Ruehl
Directed byAndy Ackerman
Gerry Cohen
Bryan Gordon
Gil Junger
Joanna Kerns
StarringJudge Reinhold
Kirsten Nelson
Tania Raymonde
Joseph Cross
Matt Weinberg
ComposersJonathan Wolff
Jack Diamond
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes8 (3 unaired)
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time30 minutes
Production companiesHamcat Productions
Turner Television
Original networkThe WB
Picture format480i (SDTV)
Original releaseMay 22 (2003-05-22) –
June 12, 2003 (2003-06-12)

The O'Keefes is an American television sitcom created by Mark O'Keefe, that aired on The WB Television Network from May 22 to 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.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
1"Pilot"Andy AckermanMark O'KeefeMay 22, 2003 (2003-05-22)
2"Election"Bryan GordonJennifer Konner & Alexandra RushfieldMay 29, 2003 (2003-05-29)
3"Substitute Teacher"Joanna KernsCraig DiGregorioJune 5, 2003 (2003-06-05)
4"Football"Gil JungerCraig DiGregorioJune 12, 2003 (2003-06-12)
5"Jobs"Gerry CohenPaul RuehlJune 12, 2003 (2003-06-12)
6"Festival of Birth"Gil JungerMark O'KeefeUnaired
7"Lauren's Date"Gil JungerTom Saunders & Kell CahoonUnaired
8"Party"Gerry CohenKevin MurphyUnaired


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

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