The Montefuscos was a lighthearted look at a Catholic Italian family living in New Canaan Connecticut. The show aired in the fall of 1975 and was eventually cancelled after 9 episodes. The show probably would have done better in a different time slot as it ran opposite of the Waltons (one of the most famous prime time shows in the history of television).
The Montefuscos creators were Bill Persky and Sam Denoff who were also the creators of The Dick Van Dyke Show. The writing on the show was good and so was the talent. There were actors and actresses on the show that went on to very successful careers (and some that were never heard from again).
Often the show dared to tackle rather taboo subjects that have become politically incorrect in the present day. While it wasn\'t one of the more successful sitcoms, it has a cult following amongst some tv enthusiasts.moreless