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Family is an ABC network drama series created by Jay Presson Allen, and executively produced by Aaron Spelling, Leonard Goldberg & Mike Nichols.

The show aired from March 9, 1976 to June 25, 1980, lasting for five seasons and 86 episodes.


The series centered on the lives of the Lawrence family of Pasadena, California.


  • James Broderick as Doug Lawrence
  • Sada Thompson as Kate Lawrence
  • Meredith Baxter Birney as Nancy Lawrence Maitland
  • Gary Frank as Willie Lawrence
  • Kristy McNichol as Letitia "Buddy" Lawrence
  • Quinn Cummings as Annie Cooper (1978-1980)