Show Type: Drama

First Telecast: February 10, 1974

Last Telecast: January 12, 1975

Broadcast History:

February 1974-January 1975, Sunday 7:30-8:30 on CBS


George Apple..... Ronny Cox

Barbara Apple..... Lee McCain

Paul Apple..... Vincent Van Patten

Cathy Apple..... Patti Cohoon

Patricia Apple (1974)..... Franny Michel

Patricia Apple (1974-1975)..... Kristy McNichol

Steven Apple..... Eric Olson

Grandfather Aldon..... Malcolm Atterbury


This drama concerned the successful architect George Apple, who decided to leave the rat race of big-city life and return with his wife Barbara and their four children to his home town of Appleton, Iowa.

This small rural community, which had been founded by George's ancestors, was a far cry from Los Angeles. It provided even more adjustment problems for George's city-bred children than for his wife and himself, but in time, the entire family came to appreciate their new surroundings.

George was an idealist, with compassion for his fellow man and strong religious convictions, and he found himself getting involved in numerous causes, sometimes being looked upon by the townspeople as a bit of a kook.