Synopsis: Annie Benjamin (Anne Archer) a divorced woman with three children, who worked part-time selling real estate, meets and then marries Kevin Nichols (Frank Converse); a divorced owner of a lumber company with grown children of his own. Annie's children, who all lived with their mother, include oldest son, Sam (Martin Hewitt); Tess (Melora Hardin); and Toby (Jonathan Hall Kovacs) who is deaf. On Kevin's side of the family, he has, besides his teenaged son Jake (James Spader), a grown daughter, Molly Tanner (Ann Dusenberry), who herself was already married. Jake lives with his mother, Elizabeth (Joanna Cassidy); and Annie's children are still very close to their father, Dr. David Benjamin (Alan Feinstein). Much of the stories focus on the problems of the Benjamin children adjusting to Kevin being their stepfather. Of all three of Annie's children, it was Toby, the youngest, who was perhaps most upset about his mother's divorce from his father.
Anne Archer as Annie Benjamin Nichols
Frank Converse as Kevin Nichols
Jonathan Hall Kovacs as Toby Benjamin
Melora Hardin as Tess Benjamin
Martin Hewitt as Sam Benjamin
James Spader as Jake Nichols
Evan Ross as Josh Krebs
Season One Episode Guide (NBC)
1-01 Episode One--01/22/1983
Annie becomes overprotective of Toby when the house is burglarized while he's home alone; Sam resents Kevin's role as the man of the house.
1-02 Episode Two
Annie decides to attend an out-of-state funeral with her first husband against Kevin's wishes; Tess falls for a dancer.
Guest star: Michael Cummings as Dance Studio Owner.
1-03 Episode Three
Jake becomes romantically involved with Annie's best friend; Kevin avoids the task of learning sign language.
Guest star: Cassie Yates as Elise.
1-04 Episode Four
1-05 Episode Five
Kevin tells his ex-wife that he is no longer legally bound to support her; Tess sneaks out on a date.
Guest star: Joanna Cassidy as Elizabeth Nichols.
1-06 Episode Six
Kevin's daughter shows up after leaving her husband; Tess's father offers a lame excuse to avoid coming to her birthday party.
Guest stars: Ann Dusenberry as Molly Nichols Tanner and Alan Feinstein as Dr. David Benjamin.