The Drummond family welcomes the Alders to New York City. As Larry auditions there for a television talk-show.
Larry's ex-wife Marion comes to visit while Larry has to leave town with Morgan on a business trip.
Ruthie keeps hoping her parents will get back together and tries much persuasion. Larry and Marion go out and have an interesting evening.
Larry, in dire need of funds to buy a house for his daughters, is offered big money to be a nude emcee for a nude beauty contest.
Morgan becomes Larry's boss and Larry is jealous of her new position and promotion.
Tommy has to temporarily move in with the Alder's while his mother is away.
Larry's father moves in and against Larry's wishes, he gives Diane money to buy a car.
Larry's ex-wife Marion sends a sizeable check to help him buy a house for his daughters. And in the process, it challenges Larry's pride.
Ruthie gets in a fight with her new piano teacher who is very much disliked. He dies after their argument and Ruthie feels responsible for his death.
Morgan's blind nephew gets a sympathetic Ruthie to be his date.
Larry meets a female tenant ( who happens to be Tommy's mother) in his building's laundry room and things get very serious.
Larry uses his radio show to protest destruction of a local hotel housing senior citizens. He then ends up in jail and is fired from his radio job.
Larry seeks new job offers after the loss of his job.
Morgan also finds herself jobless and Larry the confronts the station's boss's son, in order to at least try to get her job at the radio station.
Diane meets and falls for a rock star and may be leaving the home for the rock star.
Diane must make a very important choice. She must decide between either her new love (the rock star) and her family.
Morgan's new secretary dates Larry's father and we soon find out that marriage is in their plans.