Star of the Family

Star of the Family is an American sitcom that aired on ABC from September 30 to December 9, 1982. Starring veteran actor, Brian Dennehy, as fire chief Leslie "Buddy" Krebs, and Katherine Saltzberg, then Maisnik, as his singer daughter, Jennie Lee Krebs.

Star of the Family
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Main cast
Created byStu Silver
Rick Mitz
StarringBrian Dennehy
Katherine Saltzberg
Michael Dudikoff
Todd Susman
Evonne Kezios
Opening theme"Movin' Along" performed by Kathy Maisnik
Composer(s)Steve Nelson
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes10
Executive producer(s)Charles H. Joffe
Buddy Morra
Larry Brezner
Producer(s)Stu Silver
Paul Waigner
Jack Siefert
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time30 minutes
Production company(s)Paramount Television
Original networkABC
Audio formatMonaural
Original releaseSeptember 30 (1982-09-30) –
December 9, 1982 (1982-12-09)

The series debuted on September 30, 1982 on Thursdays after Joanie Loves Chachi, and was canceled after ten episodes.


Fire Captain Buddy Krebs' (Dennehy) 16-year-old daughter Jennie Lee (Saltzberg) begins getting show-business offers because of her singing talents in the country/pop genre. This scares Buddy because he does not want his daughter to grow up too fast. Adding to his troubles are: his wife runs off with a bellhop; his 17-year-old son (Michael Dudikoff) has more muscles than brains; and his crew at the firehouse are "strange" Leo Feldman (Todd Susman) tells his mother he is a doctor instead of a fireman, Frank Rosetti (George Deloy) has only sex on the brain and Max Hernandez (Danny Mora), a Hispanic, speaks fractured English. Finally, his daughter signs with a manager named Judy "Moose" Wells (Judy Pioli); the name fits the description of the woman. Another character on the series was named Tiffany (played by Amanda Wyss).



  1. Pilot (September 30, 1982)
  2. The Critic (October 14, 1982)
  3. Save My Life, Please (October 21, 1982)
  4. Marking Time (October 28, 1982)
  5. Quiet Kind of Hero (November 4, 1982)
  6. Spring Is in the Air (November 11, 1982)
  7. I Got It Good and That Ain't Good (November 18, 1982)
  8. The Boy Next Door (November 25, 1982)
  9. Phil (December 2, 1982)
  10. Arcade Wars (December 9, 1982)

US TV RatingsEdit

Season Episodes Start Date End Date Nielsen Rank Nielsen Rating Tied With
1982-83 10 September 30, 1982 December 9, 1982 84[1] N/A N/A


  1. ^ Lina. "The TV Ratings Guide: 1982-83 Ratings History -- Soap Bubbles Rise, Several Veterans Part and NBC Renews Poorly Rated Masterpieces". Retrieved 1 April 2018.

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