Our House

Our House

Synopsis of TV Show

True to the title, Our House was actually about a house… kind of. This family-friendly, hour-long drama centered on a beautiful old Victorian house owned by Gus Witherspoon. Gus was a grumpy old codger who was set in his ways and used to keeping his own company. However, his solitude ended when his son died and his son’s widow, Jessie, was forced by financial concerns to move in with him. Along for the ride were Jessie’s three children: fifteen-year-old Kris, twelve-year-old David, and eight-year-old Molly.

The stories revolved around how this group of people, all at different ages and stages of personal growth, learned how to co-exist peacefully under one roof. Sometimes it was difficult, but by the end of each episode, everyone—no matter how young or old—learned a little something about the art of compromise and the value of family. The show ran for just under two seasons, ending its run in June of 1988, after which young star Shannen Doherty (Kris) moved on to longer-lasting success as Brenda on Beverly Hills 90210.

Release History of Prime Time Show

9/11/86 - 6/26/88 NBC

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TV Cast

Gus Witherspoon Wilford Brimley
Jesse Witherspoon Deidre Hall
Kris Witherspoon Shannen Doherty
David Witherspoon Chad Allen
Molly Witherspoon Keri Houlihan
Joe Kaplan Gerald S. O'Loughlin
Bertha Nicole Dubuc
J.R. Dutton (1987-88) David Mendenhall
Crimshaw Owen Bush
Cliff Robert F. Hoy
Mark (1987) Thomas Wilson Brown

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