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Family Affair 

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Bill's comfortable lifestyle must change when he receives a group of unexpected, long-term, guests.
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Brian Keith ...  Uncle Bill Davis 138 episodes, 1966-1971
Kathy Garver ...  Catherine 'Cissy' Patterson-Davis / ... 138 episodes, 1966-1971
Anissa Jones ...  Ava Elizabeth 'Buffy' Patterson-Davis / ... 138 episodes, 1966-1971
Johnny Whitaker ...  Jonathan 'Jody' Patterson-Davis / ... 138 episodes, 1966-1971
Sebastian Cabot ...  Mr. Giles French 130 episodes, 1966-1971
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Storyline

Bill Davis is a highly paid and successful engineer living in a large apartment in New York with his valet, Mr. Giles French . His life is suddenly changed when his niece, Buffy shows up. In the midst of deciding what to do, Buffy's twin brother, Jody shows up, and Bill has to leave for Peru. Once he leaves, Buffy and Jody's older sister, Cissy shows up. Bill and French's life is suddenly changed as they become surrogate parents for the 3 children. Written by Doug Leighton

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Bachelor and butler inherit three tots. Brian Keith and Sebastian Cabot star. In color. See more »

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Comedy | Family

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TV-G | See all certifications »
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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 September 1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Family Affair See more »

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Runtime:

(138 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

The trio are the children of Bill Davis' brother, Bob Davis, and his wife Mary Patterson. They were introduced with the surname Patterson so presumably they were under the care of Mary's relatives before moving in with Bill. See more »

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In some episodes the front door had a striker/latch, in others there wasn't even a cut-out for it. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Cosmic Princess (1989) See more »

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Family Affair
Written and Performed by Frank De Vol
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Excellent
2 July 2006 | by tarhls2See all my reviews

I'm watching the first season DVDs right now and it just makes me happy to watch shows like Family Affair. They come from the time that TV was good, rather than today's crap. I'll watch old TV shows over new ones any day. Thank you for putting Family Affair out on DVD ... and I'm really excited that season 1 of Hazel will be available in August. Give me the old shows rather than the reality stuff. I love the relationship between Uncle Bill, Mr. French and the kids. And Buffy & Jody just tug at my heart when they say "Uncle Bill". Man I love this show ... always have but it hasn't been on TV for several years so now I can watch it whenever I want.


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