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

Valerie Harper

Valerie Harper

Valerie Hogan (1986-1987)

Tom Hodges

Tom Hodges

Rich (1987-1989)

Steve Witting

Steve Witting

Burt (1987-1991)

Jason Bateman

Jason Bateman

David Hogan

Jeremy Licht

Jeremy Licht

Mark Hogan

Danny Ponce

Danny Ponce

Willie Hogan

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  • I do have another episode that I like and its my second favorite. It's an episode where Mark or Willi got stuck up in the cheminy. I couldn't remember who it was, but I like that episode. This show really keeps kids a lesson when they get into trouble.moreless

    This show is one of my favorite, I have a lot of favorite shows. I do have a favorite episode on this one. It's an episode where Sandy lost her memory, she couldn't remember anything she does or said like after 3 to 5 minutes. This episode crack me up.
  • a good show

    this was actually a real good show. the best thing they ever did was kill off valerie harper. i have never liked the actress in any role she has ever played. it was also josh taylors first successful stint in prime time after leaving days of our lives. and it was the place we saw jason bateman grow up.
  • Is it me.................

    Or is this sitcom to serious it needs some laughter, but no it has to be serious all the time! I looked it up it had too many sad stuff and I dispise it! The only episode I like is "Boston Tea Party" and it is saved from an 0.1. If you wanna see something see Full House it 10 times funnier than this!
  • Great family show from the 80's 90s. Great ensemble of actors from Valerie Harper-how dare they kill her off-to Sandy Duncan and everyone's favorite-Jason Bateman.

    Great family show from the 80's 90s. Great ensemble of actors from Valerie Harper-how dare they kill her off-to Sandy Duncan and everyone's favorite-Jason Bateman. It was one of the shows that I watched during the best time in my life-so it may be nostalgia that makes me like it so much.

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