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Step by Step

Step by Step Dates : 1991 - 1998
160 episodes of 30 min
First broadcasting : 03 Décembre 1992
Creator(s) : William Bickley et Michael Warren
Producer(s) : Thomas L Miller et Robert L Boyett
Music : Gary Boren, Steven Chesne Jesse Frederick et Bennett Salvay
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French Traduire


Frank Lambert and Carol Foster get married on a whim, while they are already parents of three children each. The problem is that these two families are very different, almost opposite, and cohabitation will not be easy!

Our beautiful family (Step by Step in English) was an American television series broadcast between 1991 and 1998. The series featured the members of two families who merged when Frank Lambert and Carol Foster get married. Frank is a single father of three children: Dana, Brendan and Mark, while Carol has two daughters: Karen and J.T. The series followed the adventures and the difficulties encountered by the members of this big family as well as their friends and neighbors.

One of the central themes of the series was the importance of family and unconditional love, with episodes that highlighted relationships between family members, their learning and their personal growth. The series was also known for its colorful and endearing characters, as well as for its humorous themes.

The cast of our beautiful family included Patrick Duffy in the role of Frank Lambert, Suzanne Somers in the role of Carol Foster, Staci Keanan in the role of Dana Foster, Brandon Call in the role of Brendan Lambert, Christopher Castile in the role of Mark Lambert, Angela Watson in the role of Karen Foster, Sasha Mitchell in the role of Cody Lambert and Josh Byrne in the role of J.T. Foster. The series was a popular success during its broadcast on television, winning several prizes and appointments, and has been broadcast in many countries around the world.

The Actors

Patrick Duffy - Frank Lambert

Patrick Duffy

(Frank Lambert)

Staci Keanan - Dana Foster

Staci Keanan

(Dana Foster)

Suzanne Somers - Carol Foster

Suzanne Somers

(Carol Foster)

Angela Watson - Karen Foster

Angela Watson

(Karen Foster)

Sasha Mitchell - Cody Lambert

Sasha Mitchell

(Cody Lambert)

Brandon Call - John Thomas 'J.T.' Lambert

Brandon Call

(John Thomas 'J.T.' Lambert)

Christopher Castile - Mark Foster

Christopher Castile

(Mark Foster)

Christine Lakin - Alicia 'Al' Lambert

Christine Lakin

(Alicia 'Al' Lambert)

Jason Marsden - Rich Halke

Jason Marsden

(Rich Halke)

Josh Byrne - Brendan Lambert

Josh Byrne

(Brendan Lambert)


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In one episode, Jean-Luc tells Carol that she looks like Chrissy from "Three's Company" (1977). Suzanne Somers really did play Chrissy on the show.

Many sets used in scenes inside the house were also used in _"Hogan Family, The" (1986)_ and "Family Matters" (1989).

This show was set in the same television universe as "Family Matters" (1989). In fact, Steve Urkel made an appearance in one episode.

Opening of show is at an amusement park which is by the ocean. The amusement park is Six Flags Magic Mountain, located in Valencia, California, which in reality is many miles inland from the Pacific Ocean.

When 'Patrick Duffy' agreed to return to "Dallas" (1978) in 1986, he had it put in his contract that he would get to be on another television show after "Dallas" ended. Honoring that agreement, this show was created specifically for Duffy, and it premiered the season after "Dallas" ended.

In one episode, J.T. tells Frank that "If you're watching Baywatch with your wife, you know nothing about marriage." Brandon Call played Hobie Buchannon in 4 episodes of "Baywatch" (1989).

After the 6th season ABC canceled the show but then CBS picked it up for its 7th and last season.

The series was nearly canceled after season 5. It was saved when they made Bronson Pinchot and Jason Marsden regular characters. This is why there were no new episodes from May 1996 through March 1997.

Sasha Mitchell was a last minute addition to the show and did not appear until the 4th episode of season 1.

Sasha Mitchell was eventually given his job back and did appear in the second to last episode but the series was canceled and his return was short lived.

J.T.'s initials stand for John Thomas.


Filming locations:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios - 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, California, USA (interiors) (studio)

Six Flags Magic Mountain - 26101 Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia, California, USA (opening credits)

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