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The Cavanaughs 

Showgirl Kit Cavanaugh moves back to Boston after her brother Chuck is widowed. Clashing with her estranged dad Francis, she focuses on her nephews--priest Chuck Jr. and twins Kevin and John--plus shy niece Mary Margaret.

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Robert Moloney
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
Barnard Hughes ...  Francis 'Pop' Cavanaugh 26 episodes, 1986-1989
Peter Michael Goetz ...  Chuck Cavanaugh 26 episodes, 1986-1989
Mary Tanner Bailey Mary Tanner Bailey ...  Mary Margaret Cavanaugh 26 episodes, 1986-1989
John Short ...  Father Chuck Cavanaugh Jr 26 episodes, 1986-1989
Parker Jacobs Parker Jacobs ...  John Cavanaugh 26 episodes, 1986-1989
Danny Cooksey ...  Kevin Cavanaugh 26 episodes, 1986-1989
Christine Ebersole ...  Kit Cavanaugh 26 episodes, 1986-1989
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Showgirl Kit Cavanaugh moves back to Boston after her brother Chuck is widowed. Clashing with her estranged dad Francis, she focuses on her nephews--priest Chuck Jr. and twins Kevin and John--plus shy niece Mary Margaret.

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English

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1 December 1986 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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God Bless the Cavanaughs!
13 October 2006 | by SylviastelSee all my reviews

I remember the Cavanaughs particularly Barnard Hughes and Christine Ebersole playing father and daughter. I apologize but my memory could be wrong. Anyway, they did a very good job on the show. The sitcom could have been a hit but CBS had too many other sitcoms on the air at the time. Unfortunately, I don't remember it being about stereotypes about being Irish Catholic. I'm Polish Catholic so I related to the family relationships. I was a kid when this show aired on television. It was one of the few shows that ever gave us Catholic characters at that time. Maybe they wanted Barnard Hughes to be the Catholic Archie Bunker, the show didn't last long because there were too many shows and not enough airtime. It may have succeeded in syndication if given that opportunity. It was just another good show that never really evolved on it's own.


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