A hard-nosed, conservative Marine impulsively proposes to the liberal reporter doing a story on him and agrees to help her raise her three teenage daughters.
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
Gerald McRaney ...  Major John D. MacGillis 96 episodes, 1989-1993
Shanna Reed Shanna Reed ...  Polly Cooper 96 episodes, 1989-1993
Nicole Dubuc ...  Robin Cooper McGillis 96 episodes, 1989-1993
Chelsea Hertford Chelsea Hertford ...  Casey Cooper McGillis 96 episodes, 1989-1993
Marisa Ryan ...  Elizabeth Cooper McGillis 96 episodes, 1989-1993
Matt Mulhern ...  Lt. Eugene 'Gene' Holowachuk 96 episodes, 1989-1993
Beverly Archer Beverly Archer ...  Gunny Sgt. Alva Bricker 70 episodes, 1990-1993
Jon Cypher ...  Gen. Marcus C. Craig 69 episodes, 1990-1993
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Major John MacGillis is a conservative, by-the-book, die-hard Marine. Polly Cooper is a pacifistic, liberal journalist. Nonetheless, when the two meet, there's instant and intense chemistry between them. With the permission of Polly's 3 daughters, the two get married within weeks. Now Polly (and her kids) have to learn how to deal with being a Marine family, while Major MacGillis has to learn how to be a Dad... Written by Afterburner <aburner@erols.com>

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Ended its run in 1993, canceled alongside Designing Women and The Golden Palace. See more »

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Casey: It's GI Joe!
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Referenced in The Simpsons: Bart the Murderer (1991) See more »

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Always a fun show to watch. Still available on HULU!


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Release Date:

17 September 1989 (USA) See more »

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(96 episodes)

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Stereo

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1.33 : 1
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