Show Type: Sitcom

First Telecast: January 3, 1991

Last Telecast: June 5, 1995

Theme Music: "My Opinionation" by Mike Post; performed by Dr. John

Broadcast History:

January 1991, Thursday 8:30-9:00 on NBC

January 1991-June 1991, Monday 8:30-9:00 on NBC

August 1991-March 1995, Monday 8:30-9:00 on NBC

May 1995-June 1995, Monday 8:30-9:00 on NBC


Blossom Russo..... Mayim Bialik

Anthony Russo..... Michael Stoyanov

Joey Russo..... Joey Lawrence

Nick Russo..... Ted Wass

Six LeMuere..... Jenna Von Oy

Buzz Richman..... Barnard Hughes

Vinnie Bonitardi (1992-1993)..... David Lascher

Rhonda Jo Applegate (1992-1993)..... Portia Dawson

Shelly Russo (1993-1995)..... Samaria Graham

Carol (1994-1995)..... Finola Hughes

Kennedy (Age 6) (1994-1995)..... Courtney Chase

Frank (1994-1995)..... Kevin James Woods


Life as seen through the eyes of a sassy and adventure-some 13-year-old, 90's style.

Though the youngest of the three Russo children, Blossom was mature beyond her years. Her family was distressingly modern: Dad was divorced, eldest brother, Anthony, a recovering substance abuser, and Joey, a teenage Lothario. In an early episode, Nick, her studio musician Dad, was served with final divorce papers which the kids tried to keep from him - hardly the sort of comic situation viewers would have seen in the 1960's! Joining the family in the fall of 1991 was Grandpa Buzz, a free-wheeling oldster undergoing a delayed midlife crisis.

Blossom herself was not the prettiest girl on the block. She dealt with life and the fracturing of her family partly through spunk, and partly through fantasies in which she got hilarious advice from celebrities including: Phil Donahue, Little Richard, Sonny Bono, ALF! Her thoughts were related each day to her "video diary." Six was her teenage best friend (so-named because she was the sixth child in her family) and Vinnie, her hip, streetwise boyfriend. Rhonda was Anthony's girlfriend for a season.

During the 1993-1994 season, Anthony, who worked as a paramedic, began dating a black girl named Shelly. They were eventually married and had a baby, Nash, during the November 1994 ratings period. For a time, they lived in a garage apartment, but in March 1995, they moved back east. Close on the heels of the marriage of his oldest son, Nick began seeing a worldly British woman named Carol. They were married in the fall of 1994, whereupon the household gained a new youngster in Carol's six-year-old daughter, Kennedy. Joey whose cheerfulness was exceeded by his incredible denseness, somehow graduated from high school and went on the road with a minor-league baseball team, while becoming engaged to girlfriend Melanie.

in the May 1995 series finale, dumb Joey abruptly proposed to Melanie, who said yes. Carol announced that she was pregnant, and Nick arranged to sell the house so that he and Carol could move into a place of their own. Blossom, seeing the family as she knew it coming to an end, at first tried to sabotage the deal, but finally realized that it was all about "moving on".

Blossom was first seen in a single pilot telecast on July 5, 1990.