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A Year in the Life (1987–1988)

TV Series | 60 min | Drama

Joe Gardner, a child of the Depression, is a successful plastics manufacturer in Seattle, Washington. After his wife dies, his four adult children move back in. Anne, 35 and an ex-hippie, has been divorced twice and returns with her two ...See moreJoe Gardner, a child of the Depression, is a successful plastics manufacturer in Seattle, Washington. After his wife dies, his four adult children move back in. Anne, 35 and an ex-hippie, has been divorced twice and returns with her two children, David and Sunny. Lindley, 31, is a sales representative in her father's company and a new mother. Jack, 30, is a drifter "trying to find himself," and Sam, Joe's youngest child, is a preppy who is married to Kay, a free-spirit. Written by J.E. McKillop See less
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Joshua Brand (created by) | John Falsey (created by) | Stu Krieger (developer)
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Updated Sep 16, 1987

Release date (First episode)
Sep 16, 1987 (United States)

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127 cast members
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Richard Kiley
Joe Gardner Joe Gardner   See fewer
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Trey Ames
David Sisk David Sisk   See fewer
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Adam Arkin
Jim Eisenberg Jim Eisenberg   See fewer
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Jayne Atkinson
Lindley Gardner Eisenberg Lindley Gardner Eisenberg   See fewer
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David Oliver
Sam Gardner Sam Gardner   See fewer
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Sarah Jessica Parker
Kay Ericson Gardner Kay Ericson Gardner   See fewer
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Amanda Peterson
Sunny Sisk Sunny Sisk   See fewer
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Wendy Phillips
Anne Gardner Maxwell Anne Gardner Maxwell   See fewer
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Morgan Stevens
Jack Gardner Jack Gardner   See fewer
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Diana Muldaur
Dr. Alice Foley Dr. Alice Foley   See fewer
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Brian Benben
Billy / Billy Putzi Billy / Billy Putzi   See fewer
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Philip Bruns
Bob McCrone Bob McCrone   See fewer
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Bruce Baum
Roger / Roger The Mailman Roger / Roger The Mailman   See fewer
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Pepe Serna
Carlos Carlos   See fewer
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Janet Carroll
Joanne Joanne   See fewer
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Steve Akahoshi
Martin / Martin Kramer Martin / Martin Kramer   See fewer
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Holly Haber
Francie Shaw Francie Shaw   See fewer
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Andrew Amador
Weatherman Weatherman   See fewer
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Yvette Cruise
Blanca Blanca   See fewer
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Bette Ford
Jackie Jackie   See fewer
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Stan Ivar
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Bibi Besch
Mrs. Marilla Mrs. Marilla   See fewer
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Cynthia Cynthia   See fewer
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Kathleen Kathleen   See fewer
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Mrs. Caldwell Mrs. Caldwell   See fewer
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Michael Harrington Michael Harrington   See fewer
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Hillary Hillary   See fewer
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Rick Windsor Rick Windsor   See fewer
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Richard Richard   See fewer
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Scott Spencer Scott Spencer   See fewer
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Dan Ziskie
Mitch Russell Mitch Russell   See fewer
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Mr. Armstrong Mr. Armstrong   See fewer
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Margaret Margaret   See fewer
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Harding Harding   See fewer
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Lee Wilkof
Calvin Calvin   See fewer
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Minister Minister   See fewer
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Charles Parks
Mr. Cary Mr. Cary   See fewer
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Steve Carey Steve Carey   See fewer
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Calvin Calvin   See fewer
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Patrick Sweeney Patrick Sweeney   See fewer
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Leslie Salem Leslie Salem   See fewer
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Charlie Harris Charlie Harris   See fewer
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Harvey Harvey   See fewer
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Fritz, the Lumberjack Fritz, the Lumberjack   See fewer
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8.8 / 10 | 157 votes