The Hogan Family

NBC (ended 1991)




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The Hogan Family

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The Hogan Family began in March of 1986 and was originally titled Valerie. Starring Valerie Harper as Valerie Hogan, Valerie was the wife to Michael Hogan, an airline pilot. His job took him away from home quite regularly so Valerie was left to raise their three sons, David, and the fraternal twins, Mark and Willie.

David was the oldest and girl crazy, Mark was the brain and a perfectionist and Willie was the carefree clown who seemed to always be in trouble.

At the beginning of the third season, a well publicized dispute between Valerie Harper and the producers led to her leaving the show. Despite the fact that two episodes had been produced for the third season, one including Valerie Harper, they were both shelved and the show changed titles to Valerie's Family.

In the show, it was explained that Valerie had suddenly died and now, Michael's recently divorced sister, Sandy, is moving in to help raise the boys. Stories revolved around the boys growing up and dating as well as Michael and Sandy each getting out in the dating scene. In 1988, the title was changed again, this time to The Hogan Family.

At the end of the 5th season, NBC dropped the show however, CBS picked it up for another season, adding John Hillerman as the character of Lloyd Hogan, Michael and Sandy's father.

Theme Song: "Together Through the Years"

Written by: Charles Fox and Stephen Geyer
Sung by: Roberta Flack

Also Known as: Valerie (1986-1987), Valerie's Family (1987-1988) and The Hogans (subtitle)(1987-1988

NBC Broadcast History

March-June 1986----Mondays----8:30 p.m.
June-September 1986----Mondays----8:00 p.m.
September-November 1986----Sundays----8:30 p.m.
November 1986-January 1987----Sundays----8:00 p.m.
January-March 1987----Sundays----8:30 p.m.
March 1987-June 1990----Mondays----8:30 p.m.

CBS Broadcast History

September-December 1990----Saturdays----8:30 p.m.
July 1991----Wednesdays----8:00 p.m.

Nielsen Ratings: (Top 25 or Better)

#21 from 1987-1988
#22 from 1988-1989


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