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Composer(s) Mason Daring
First episode date 20 August 1990
Country of origin United States
|Directed by Alan MyersonBetty ThomasAllan ArkushMatia Karrell|
Starring David ArquetteJayne AtkinsonEd Begley, Jr.Thora BirchMaryedith BurrellLeonardo DiCaprioMary JacksonZachary La VoySheila MacRaeBess MeyerSusan NormanKen OberIvyann SchwanMax Elliott SladeWilliam Windom
Opening theme "I Love to See You Smile" performed by Randy Newman
Cast Leonardo DiCaprio, Thora Birch, David Arquette, Ed Begley Jr, Max Elliott Slade
1990 parenthood tv show intro
- 1990 parenthood tv show intro
- Parenthood 1990 where are they now
- Cast and characters
- New series
Parenthood 1990 where are they now
The series delivered seriocomic vignettes on rearing children, revolving around four generations of a middle-class California (the movie however, took place in St. Louis, Missouri) family, the Buckmans. The Huffners of the film were renamed the Merricks on the TV series.
The pilot episode was considered by USA Today and New York Post as the best movie-to-TV spinoff since M*A*S*M*A*S*H. However, ratings for the series were low and Parenthood was canceled after 12 episodes.
The series is notable for featuring a number of people who at the time were unheard of but later became famous. One of the writers on the show was Joss Whedon. The cast featured Leonardo DiCaprio, David Arquette, and Thora Birch (billed simply as "Thora" here).
Cast and characters
*Max Elliott Slade, who portrayed Kevin Buckman on the TV series also portrayed a younger version of Steve Martin's character in the film.
The show was featured on the now-defunct cable network Trio in 2005 as part of their "Brilliant But Cancelled" series of shows that were cancelled before their time.
A new television adaptation of the movie premiered on NBC in March 2010. Craig T. Nelson and Bonnie Bedelia play the parental roles, they are joined by Peter Krause, Lauren Graham, Erika Christensen, Dax Shepard and Monica Potter.