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

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Pamela K. Long
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Daniel Hugh Kelly ...  Noah Beckett 21 episodes, 1996-1997
Betsy Brantley Betsy Brantley ...  Jessie Beckett 21 episodes, 1996-1997
James Marsden ...  Ricky Beckett 21 episodes, 1996-1997
Ashley Gorrell ...  Hannah 21 episodes, 1996-1997
Zelda Harris ...  Bethany 21 episodes, 1996-1997
Jeffrey Licon ...  Luis 21 episodes, 1996-1997
Erika Page White ...  Roxanna 21 episodes, 1996-1997
Gemini Barnett Gemini Barnett ...  Ben 21 episodes, 1996-1997
Jon Torgerson Jon Torgerson ...  Danny Beckett 21 episodes, 1996-1997
Jeremy Torgerson ...  Ranny Beckett 21 episodes, 1996-1997
Deirdre O'Connell ...  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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 February 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La famille du bonheur See more »

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Dolby

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Color

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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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Cool family drama.
4 December 1999 | by Guitar-8See all my reviews

Great family drama tv series. Had animals, 8 adopted kids & a housekeeper from Texas. Creator Pam Long had real taste to write James Marsden's character to have musical talent. James Marsden would play the guitar & sing regularly. Thought it was cute when he would sing that "Baby Child" lullaby to Gemini Barnett!


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