The Seekers

  • 1979
  • 1 Season
  • drama, adaptation

A four-hour adaptation of John Jakes' third Kent Family novel, in which the saga turns from the aging Revolutionary veteran Philip Kent to his two sons: Abraham, who tries various occupations; and Gilbert, who, like his father, seems content with publishing. `The Seekers' followed 1977's `The Bastard' and 1978's `The Rebels.'

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Season 1, Episode 1 Part 1

First Aired: November 14, 1979

In Part 1 of this two-part adaptation of John Jakes' third Kent Family novel, the saga turns from aging Revolutionary veteran Philip Kent (Martin Milner) to his two sons: Abraham (Randolph Mantooth), who tries various occupations; and Gilbert (George Deloy), who seems content with publishing, like his father. Elizabeth: Delta Burke. Peggy Kent: Barbara Rush. Pleasant: Ross Martin. Harriet: Harriet Karr. Clapper: Robert Reed. Edna Clapper: Julie Gregg. Pell: Vic Morrow. Gen. Wayne: Allan Rich.

MIXED-ISH - In "mixed-ish," Rainbow Johnson recounts her experience growing up in a mixed-race family in the '80s and the constant dilemmas they had to face over whether to assimilate or stay true to themselves. Bow's parents Paul and Alicia decide to move from a hippie commune to the suburbs to better provide for their family. As her parents struggle with the challenges of their new life, Bow and her siblings navigate a mainstream school in which they're perceived as neither black nor white. This family's experiences illuminate the challenges of finding one's own identity when the rest of the world can't decide where you belong. (ABC/Kelsey McNeal)

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