Show Type: Sitcom

First Telecast: April 26, 1988

Last Telecast: July 27, 1990

Theme Music: "Doin' It The Best I Can"; sung by Bill Medley

Broadcast History:

April 1988 – May 1988, Tuesday 8:30-9:00 on ABC

September 1988 – June 1989, Friday 9:30-10:00 on ABC

July 1989, Wednesday 8:30-9:00 on ABC

August 1989 – July 1990, Friday 9:30-10:00 on ABC


Coach Graham T. Lubbock..... Bill Kirchenbauer

Elizabeth Lubbock..... Deborah Harmon

Marie Lubbock..... Heather Langenkamp

Cindy Lubbock..... Jamie Luner

Wendy Lubbock..... Brooke Theiss

Constance "Connie" Lubbock..... JoAnn Willette

Sherry Lubbock..... Heidi Zeigler

Graham "J.R." Lubbock, Jr...... Matt Shakman

Harvey Lubbock..... Jason and Jeremy Korstjens

Father Robert Hargis..... Frank Bonner

Gavin Doosler..... Evan Arnold

Coach Duane Johnson (1988-1989)..... Dennis Haysbert

Father Bud (1989-1990)..... Lou Richards

Sister Ethel (1989-1990)..... Maxine Elliott


Five young girls found Heaven in an all-boys school, to their doting father's alarm, in this appealing spin-off from Growing Pains. Coach Lubbock was introduced as Mike Seaver's favorite teacher on the Pains. When he was abruptly fired, he moved his burgeoning family to Eureka, California, to accept a position at St. Augustine's Academy, a Catholic boys' school where every one of the 600 students wanted a date with those lovely girls of his. The chubby, bald coach sputtered and fumed, but the kids were always up to something.

The large brood included Elizabeth, Graham's credulous (and fertile) wife; studious, conservative Marie (the eldest); spacey Cindy; blonde flirt Wendy; Connie (the “literary” one); eight-year-old “genius” Sherry; and young hustler J.R., who always seemed to be overshadowed by his sisters, the four oldest of whom even formed their own singing group ("The Lubbock Babes"). Toddler Harvey and baby Melissa rounded out the ten. Father Hargis was the absentminded head of the school, Sister Ethel, the scatterbrained little old nun, Duane, the head of athletics, and Boosler, a goofy boyfriend.

Lots of heartfelt lessons on dating, saving money (nobody had any), and the importance of family and faith were learned by all.