Originally the saga of a working mom raising her three sons alone while her pilot husband is away. After star Valerie Harper left the series, her role was filled by Sandy Duncan as the boys' aunt.

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 David Hogan (110 episodes, 1986-1991)
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 Mark Hogan (110 episodes, 1986-1991)
Luis Daniel Ponce ...
 Willie Hogan (110 episodes, 1986-1991)
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 Michael Hogan (102 episodes, 1986-1991)
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 Mrs. Patty Poole (88 episodes, 1986-1991)
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 Sandy Hogan (78 episodes, 1987-1991)
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 Burt (52 episodes, 1987-1991)
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Valerie Hogan is what you call "super-mom." Valerie's husband, Michael is an airline pilot, so the job of raising their three boys is left mostly to Valerie. There's girl-hungry David, Wille who's always getting into trouble, and brainy Mark. Mark and Wille are fraternal twins. Each week, Valerie encounters different experiences of what it is like to be a mother to three boys. Written by Anonymous

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1 March 1986 (USA)  »

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Valerie Harper fought with Lorimar producers over creative directions of Valerie the TV show and got fired; she was replaced by Sandy Duncan shortly thereafter. Similarly, Roseanne Barr fought with her producer Matt Williams about the direction of her show, just a year later. The difference being Matt Williams wound up getting let go, not Roseanne. As a joke, during the whole kerfuffle, Roseanne changed the name on her door to Sandy Duncan. See more »

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It was never the same without Harper!
28 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This show really belonged to Valerie Harper, no offense to her replacement Sandy Duncan. Harper left the show under uncertain circumstances. Regardless, the show and network wrote her off sadly. While on, she was the mother to three boys and a pilot husband who was often absent. The cast was first rate including Edie McClurg as a neighbor, Christine Ebersole as her snobby unmarried sister-in-law, and the boys played by Jason Bateman, Jeremy Licht, and Danny Ponce. Ponce and Licht played fraternal twins who were as opposite as night and day. They touched on some issues like AIDS and homosexuality and other issues in this series but the show never fully recovered from the blow of Harper's absence.


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