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Major Dad was a Syndication network sitcom, created by Richard C. Okie & John G. Stephens & developed by Earl Pomerantz, starring Gerald McRaney in the lead role.

The show premiered on September 17, 1989 and ended on May 16, 1993 after 4 seasons & 96 episodes.

Plot

The show centered on Major John MacGillis, a conversative, by-the-book man working for United States Marine Corps who meets Polly Cooper, a liberal journalist with three daughters: Elizabeth, Robin & Casey, and get married where Polly & her children have to learn how to deal with being a Marine family while Major MacGillis has to learn how to be a father.

Cast

  • Gerald McRaney as Major John D. "Mac" McGillis
  • Shanna Reed as Polly Cooper McGillis
  • Marisa Ryan as Elizabeth Cooper McGillis
  • Nicole Dubuc as Robin Cooper McGillis
  • Chelsea Hertford as Casey Cooper McGillis
  • Matt Mulhern as Lieutenant Eugene "Gene" Holowachuk
  • Marlon Archey as Sergeant Byron James (season 1)
  • Whitney Kershaw as Merilee Gunderson (season 1)
  • Beverly Archer as Gunnery Sergeant Alva "Gunny" Bricker (seasons 2-4)

Ratings

  • Season 1: #45
  • Season 2: #22
  • Season 3: #9
  • Season 4: #69

Accolades

Year Award Result Category Recipient
1992 BMI Film & TV Award Won BMI TV Music Award Steve Dorff
1992 Primetime Emmy Award Nominated Outstanding Individual Achievement in Main Title Theme Music Steve Dorff
1990 Young Artist Awards Nominated Best Young Actress Starring in a Television Series Chelsea Hertford
Won Best New Television Series
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1991 Nominated Best Young Actress Starring in a Television Series Marisa Ryan
Best Young Actress Starring in a Television Series Chelsea Hertford
Best Young Actress Starring in a Television Series Nicole Dubuc
Best Young Actor Supporting or Re-Occurring Role for a TV Series Chance Michael Corbitt
1992 Nominated Best Young Actress Starring in a Television Series Marisa Ryan
1993 Nominated Outstanding Actress Under Ten in a Television Series Chelsea Hertford
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