A Family for Joe 1990 | TV Show Watchlist

Premise

A homeless curmudgeon is talked into posing as the grandfather of four upper-crust orphans so the kids won't be split up and sent off to live in foster homes. The kids think they'll have it made, but the cranky (and, naturally, wise) elder takes his job to heart. A barely remembered sitcom save for its iconic star: Robert Mitchum, whose forte never was light comedy.

Cast

Robert Mitchum Joe Whitaker
Juliette Lewis Holly Bankston
Ben Savage Chris Bankston