Aliens in the Family
Created by
Written by
Directed byTom Trbovich
Theme music composerTodd Rundgren
  • Joe Carroll
  • Peter Thom
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes8 (list of episodes)
Executive producers
ProducerRitamarie Peruggi
Running time22–24 minutes
Production companies
Original release
ReleaseMarch 15 (1996-03-15) –
August 31, 1996 (1996-08-31)

Aliens in the Family is an American science fantasy sitcom that aired on ABC from March 15 to August 31, 1996, conceived as part of its TGIF lineup.


The show was about single dad Doug Brody (John Bedford Lloyd), who is abducted by single alien mom Cookie (Margaret Trigg). The two fall in love, get married, and try to live a normal life on Earth as a mixed family.




The series was created, written and executive produced by Andy and Susan Borowitz. Brian Henson, son of Jim Henson, also served as co-executive producer. The series theme song was written and performed by Todd Rundgren. The series was shot in its entirety at Lifetime Studios in New York City.[1]


Season 1 (1996)

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
1"Meet the Brodys"Tom TrbovichAndy Borowitz & Susan BorowitzMarch 15, 1996 (1996-03-15)1AIF01
2"Bobut Conquers All"Tom TrbovichSusan Borowitz & Andy BorowitzMarch 22, 1996 (1996-03-22)1AIF02
3"Cookie Makes Some Dough"Tom TrbovichSusan Borowitz & Andy BorowitzJuly 27, 1996 (1996-07-27)1AIF03
4"You Don't Have a Pet to Be Popular"Tom TrbovichSusan Borowitz & Andy BorowitzAugust 3, 1996 (1996-08-03)1AIF04
5"Too Good to Be True"Tom TrbovichPatricia MarxAugust 10, 1996 (1996-08-10)1AIF05
6"Respect Your Elders"Tom TrbovichSusan Borowitz & Andy BorowitzAugust 17, 1996 (1996-08-17)1AIF06
7"Dissected and Neglected"Tom TrbovichCharlie RubinAugust 24, 1996 (1996-08-24)1AIF07
8"A Very Brody Tweeznax"Tom TrbovichSusan Borowitz & Andy BorowitzAugust 31, 1996 (1996-08-31)1AIF08


The show premiered on March 15, 1996; ABC pulled the series from its TGIF lineup after two weeks, replacing the show's scheduled third airing with re-runs of other TGIF programs. The show did not return for over four months and aired the rest of its episodes on Saturday mornings in the summer of 1996.


  1. ^ "Aliens in the Family: Cast and crew". Retrieved 2008-10-05.