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Hogan Family

It starts out as a standard family sitcom called ``Valerie'' about a mom juggling the demands of work, three boys and a frequently absent airline pilot husband. Then after star Valerie Harper has a falling-out with producers, her character is killed off. Enter Sandy Duncan as the live-in aunt and surrogate mother figure, which leads to renaming the show first ``Valerie's Family'' and then ``The Hogan Family.'' In addition to light sitcom fare, the show tackles ``very special episode'' topics like the death of a parent, drunken driving, teen sex and AIDS.

Premiere:
Mar 01, 1986
Original Network:
NBC
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All Upcoming Times for Hogan Family

Episode Air Date Channel

Liars and Other Strangers

S03, E02  (First Aired: Sep. 28, 1987)
David (Jason Bateman) allows his classmates to spread rumors that damage his date's (Lisa Wilcox) reputation.

Burned Out

S03, E03  (First Aired: Oct. 5, 1987)
A fire in the attic forces the Hogans to seek refuge at Peter and Patty Poole's (Willard Scott, Edie McClurg) house.

Take My Wife, Please

S03, E04  (First Aired: Oct. 12, 1987)
Willie and Mark (Danny Ponce, Jeremy Licht) find themselves married to two unlikely girls for a school project.

You've Got to Believe

S03, E05  (First Aired: Oct. 19, 1987)
After witnessing a teacher's heart attack, David (Jason Bateman) becomes a changed person. With Sandy Duncan and Josh Taylor.

A Room With No View

S03, E06  (First Aired: Nov. 2, 1987)
David (Jason Bateman) locks a friend (Tom Hodges) in a closet to prevent him from driving home drunk.

Leave It to Willie

S02, E05  (First Aired: Nov. 9, 1986)
After wrecking his father's car, Willie admits his mistake, but is still punished.

Dr. No

S02, E06  (First Aired: Nov. 16, 1986)
A basketball injury lands David (Jason Bateman) in the hospital.

You Bet Your Life

S03, E07  (First Aired: Nov. 9, 1987)
David gets gambling fever and becomes deeply in debt to a bookie.

School of Hard Knocks

S03, E08  (First Aired: Nov. 16, 1987)
Mark (Jeremy Licht) takes classes with his older brother, David (Jason Bateman).

Nightmare on Oak Street

S03, E09  (First Aired: Nov. 23, 1987)
The Hogan children (Jason Bateman, Danny Ponce, Jeremy Licht) have bad dreams after viewing a slasher-type film.

Poetic Injustice

S03, E10  (First Aired: Dec. 16, 1987)
Willie (Danny Ponce) plagiarizes a poem to please his favorite teacher. With Sandy Duncan.

One of a Kind

S02, E07  (First Aired: Nov. 23, 1986)
Valerie and the kids try to deal with the death of a relative.

The Roots of All Evil

S02, E08  (First Aired: Nov. 30, 1986)
David (Jason Bateman) persuades his brothers (Jeremy Licht, Danny Ponce) to pitch in and help him buy a car.