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Sep. 21, 1991
30 min.
NBC TV Network

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The Torkelsons

As a single mother of five, Mrs. Millicent Torkelson is a do-it-yourselfer with a flair for finding ingenious ways to make ends meet. Her oldest daughter Dorothy is a sensitive dreamer who finds solace by talking to the "man in the moon". The rest of the clan includes Steven, Chuckie, Mary Sue and Ruth Ann, all of whom easily get themselves in and out of trouble. Making the best of bad times.

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02x13 Bowling for Daddies Aired: Jun. 12, 1993

So Chuckie Lee won't be left out, Millicent decides to enter Chuckie Lee's Wilderness Troop's father-son bowling tournament. However after he …

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The show had 2 seasons and 33 episodes air between 1991 and 1993.

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After a second hiatus, the series was revamped to return in February 1993 as Almost Home. For the new series the family moved to Seattle, where Millicent took a job as a nanny for the two spoiled teenage children of a widower. Two of the Torkelson kids were lost in the new series as they never appeared in Seattle and the show pretended they never existed. The new series, which mostly pitted conservative family values against liberal family values, did not do any better in the ratings and disappeared after 13 episodes.

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