A writer marries a zookeeper. They adopt a passel of cute children and cute animals. Complications ensue.

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1997   1996  
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 Noah Beckett 21 episodes, 1996-1997
Betsy Brantley ...
 Jessie Beckett 21 episodes, 1996-1997
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 Ricky Beckett 21 episodes, 1996-1997
Ashley Gorrell ...
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Gemini Barnett ...
Jon Torgerson ...
 Danny Beckett 21 episodes, 1996-1997
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 Ranny Beckett 21 episodes, 1996-1997
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 Shirley Crockmeyer 21 episodes, 1996-1997
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A writer marries a zookeeper. They adopt a passel of cute children and cute animals. Complications ensue.

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When you have 8 kids and 37 pets, every day is an adventure. See more »

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Drama | Family

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5 February 1996 (USA)  »

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La famille du bonheur  »

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1.33 : 1
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Aside from low ratings, network politics was widely believed to be behind the show's cancellation. ABC had recently been bought by Disney, who at the time were planning to open their Animal Kingdom theme park. The show's extensive connections to Busch Gardens was viewed as too great a conflict of interest for Disney. See more »

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I loved this show...
7 January 2005 | by See all my reviews

I loved this show when it was on the air. I was really upset when it was canceled. I don't understand why reality television has replaced good, quality shows like this one. I agree that there should have been more done to promote this...or at least try it out on a different time slot. I have some of the episodes on video still and I thought it was an excellent idea for a TV show. Unfortunately, the more whitebread version "Seventh Heaven" ended up surviving. Oh well. This helped to launch James Marsden's career, that's for sure. There was a little girl in this show from my hometown. This was one of those gems that should have got an audience but never did. Bring it out on DVD. Fat chance. But worth a try.


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