Film star James Stewart made his televison debut in this comedy series as a college professor. After their house is destroyed in a fire, James' son and family move back home.
Jimmy Stewart makes is debut in a television series as James K. Howard , absentminded professor of anthropology. Howard and his wife, Martha(Julie Adams), have an 8-year-old son, Teddy (Dennis Larson). They also have an 3-year-old grandson Jake (Kirby Furlong), the offspring of their eldest son, Peter (Jonathan Daly), and his wife, Wendy (Ellen Geer). John McGiver appears as Howard's faculty crony, Dr. Luther Quince.