The Cavanaughs
GenreSitcom
Created byRobert Moloney
StarringBarnard Hughes
Christine Ebersole
Peter Michael Goetz
Mary Tanner Bailey
Danny Cooksey
John Short
ComposersPaul Pilger
Dennis Polen
William Moloney
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes26
Production
Executive producersLeonard Goldberg
Robert Moloney
ProducerSeth Pearlman
Running time30 minutes
Production companiesMandy Films
Paramount Television
DistributorCBS Television Distribution
Release
Original networkCBS
Original releaseDecember 1, 1986 (1986-12-01) –
July 27, 1989 (1989-07-27)

The Cavanaughs is an American sitcom that aired on CBS from December 1, 1986 to July 27, 1989.

The series revolved around Francis "Pop" Cavanaugh, a 71-year-old, blue-collar Irish Catholic man living in South Boston with his daughter Kit and son Chuck, as well as Chuck's sons (one of whom was a Catholic priest) and daughter. Much of the show's humor stemmed from conflicts between the cantankerous, opinionated Pop and his grown children.[1]

After airing during the 1986-87 TV season, the show went on hiatus and returned in the Summer of 1988.[2]

Cast

Episodes

Season 1 (1986–87)

Ep Title Air date
11.01"Member of the Wake-ing"December 1, 1986 (1986-12-01)
21.02"Not So Gently Into the Night"December 8, 1986 (1986-12-08)
31.03"Love with an Improper Stranger"December 15, 1986 (1986-12-15)
41.04"Yes, Virginia, There Is a Pop"December 22, 1986 (1986-12-22)
51.05"The Bishop's Back"December 29, 1986 (1986-12-29)
61.06"Angst a Lot"January 12, 1987 (1987-01-12)
71.07"Strike Too"January 19, 1987 (1987-01-19)
81.08"The Arrangement"January 26, 1987 (1987-01-26)
91.09"The Eyes Have Had It"February 2, 1987 (1987-02-02)
101.10"A Chorus Malign"February 9, 1987 (1987-02-09)
111.11"Banned in Boston"February 16, 1987 (1987-02-16)
121.12"He Ain't Heavy, Father..."February 23, 1987 (1987-02-23)
131.13"Aunt Mom"March 9, 1987 (1987-03-09)

Season 2 (1988–89)

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateU.S. viewers
(millions)
Rating/share
(households)
141"Weasel Waltz"TBATBAAugust 8, 1988 (1988-08-08)9.4[3]7.5/14[3]
152"Coastal Disturbance"TBATBAAugust 15, 1988 (1988-08-15)7.7[4]5.8/11[4]
163"Careers"TBATBAAugust 22, 1988 (1988-08-22)10.2[5]8.0/14[5]
174"Monk's the Word"TBATBAAugust 29, 1988 (1988-08-29)14.0[6]10.6/18[6]
185"Suggestive Dancing"TBATBASeptember 5, 1988 (1988-09-05)13.3[7]9.5/16[7]
196"Many Happy Returns"TBATBASeptember 12, 1988 (1988-09-12)13.0[8]9.7/16[8]
207"Smoke Gets in Your Eyes and Up Your Nose"TBATBASeptember 19, 1988 (1988-09-19)16.9[9]12.3/19[9]
218"Strange Bedfellows"TBATBASeptember 26, 1988 (1988-09-26)15.1[10]11.2/17[10]
229"Gimme Shelter"Andrew D. WeymanMark MasuokaOctober 3, 1988 (1988-10-03)10.7[11]7.9/12[11]
2310"Fair Weather Friend"TBATBAJune 29, 1989 (1989-06-29)7.7[12]5.8/11[12]
2411"The Last Temptation of Chuck"TBATBAJuly 6, 1989 (1989-07-06)8.3[13]6.1/11[13]
2512"The Cavanaugh Curse"TBATBAJuly 20, 1989 (1989-07-20)7.5[14]5.6/10[14]
2613"Just Weaseled"TBATBAJuly 27, 1989 (1989-07-27)9.4[15]6.9/13[15]

References

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