The Smith Family (TV series)
|The Smith Family|
|Created by||Bob Sorrentino|
|Directed by||Herschel Daugherty|
|Theme music composer||George "Red" Callender
|Opening theme||"Primrose Lane"
performed by Mike Minor
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||39|
|Executive producer(s)||Don Fedderson|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Don Fedderson Productions|
CBS Paramount Television
CBS Television Distribution (current as of 2007)
|Original release||January 20, 1971– June 7, 1972|
The Smith Family is an American comedy-drama television series starring Henry Fonda and Ron Howard and produced by Don Fedderson Productions in association with CBS television. The series, however, aired on ABC from January 20, 1971 to June 7, 1972, for 39 episodes.
- Henry Fonda - Detective Sergeant Chad Smith, the father of the Smith family
- Janet Blair - Betty Smith, Chad's wife
- Darleen Carr - Cindy Smith, the eldest daughter
- John Carter - Sergeant Ray Martin
- Ron Howard - Bob Smith, the elder son
- Michael-James Wixted - Brian Smith, the youngest son
- Richard O'Brien - Captain O'Farrell
- Vince Howard - Ed Thomas
- Florence Lake
- Richard Webb - police sergeant
- Patience Cleveland - Martha
- Tim Graham - Steve
- Butch Patrick - Gary
Chad Smith is a police detective in Los Angeles. The show covered the exploits of Sergeant Smith and his relationships with his wife Betty and their three children, 18-year-old Cindy, 15-year-old Bob and 7-year-old Brian.
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