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Following the success of the three-part miniseries of the same name, the drama series follows the daily lives of Seattle's Gardner family. Joe Gardner is the owner of a successful plastics business and the father of four adult children. The Gardner family includes twice-divorced daughter Anne, who returns home with her two teenaged children; daughter Lindley and husband Jim, parents of a newborn baby daughter; black sheep son Jack; and conservative youngest son Sam, newly married to free-spirited Kay.

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Series Cast

  1. Richard Kiley as Joe Gardner

    Richard Kiley

    Joe Gardner

    22 Episodes

  2. Trey Ames

    David Sisk

    22 Episodes

  3. Adam Arkin as Jim Eisenberg

    Adam Arkin

    Jim Eisenberg

    22 Episodes

  4. Jayne Atkinson as Lindley Gardner Eisenberg

    Jayne Atkinson

    Lindley Gardner Eisenberg

    22 Episodes

  5. David Oliver as Sam Gardner

    David Oliver

    Sam Gardner

    22 Episodes

  6. Sarah Jessica Parker as Kay Erickson

    Sarah Jessica Parker

    Kay Erickson

    22 Episodes

  7. Amanda Peterson as Sunny Sisk

    Amanda Peterson

    Sunny Sisk

    22 Episodes

  8. Wendy Phillips as Anne Gardner Maxwell

    Wendy Phillips

    Anne Gardner Maxwell

    22 Episodes

  9. Morgan Stevens as Jack Gardner

    Morgan Stevens

    Jack Gardner

    22 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 1

1987 • 22 Episodes

Season 1 of A Year in the Life premiered on September 16, 1987.

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(1x22, April 13, 1988) Season Finale

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Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language English


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