Major Dad is an American television sitcom created by John G. Stephens and Richard C. Okie which follows the story of the dedicated marine Major John D. MacGillis, whose life changes when he meets and falls in love with married reporter Polly Cooper.
The series originally aired in the USA on CBS from 17 September, 1989 to 16 April, 1993. There are 96 half-hour episodes in four seasons.
Major Dad originally aired in South Africa on the SABC in the early 1990s. It premiered on DStv's M-Net Series channel on Saturday 28 March 2009, at 20h00. See "Seasons" below for seasonal broadcast dates and times.
Season 3 premiered on M-Net Series on Saturday 25 September 2010, at 19h30. New episodes broadcast weekly. There are 24 episodes in the third season.
Sundays: 01h30, 07h30, 13h30
Major Dad follows the story of the single, dedicated marine Major John D. MacGillis, whose life completely changes when he meets, falls in love with and marries reporter Polly Cooper who comes to interview him for an article critical of the marines.
They are opposites: he is orderly, she is not; he is conservative, she is liberal; he is a lifelong bachelor, she has three daughters.
However, their undeniable chemistry leads them to start a new family life together.
But not everything is as easy as it looks...
Polly (and her kids from a previous marriage) have to learn how to deal with being a Marine family, while Major MacGillis has to learn how to be a Dad and balance his hectic family life with his even more chaotic career.
(Note: this information is only available for the run of the show on M-Net Series - the original airing dates on the SABC are not available.)
Season 1 (26 episodes)
Premiere: 28 March 2009 | Finale: 12 September 2009 | Saturdays, 20h00/19h00
Season 2 (24 episodes)
Premiere: 19 September 2009 | Finale: 27 February 2010 | Saturdays, 19h00
Season 3 (24 episodes)
Premiere: 25 September 2010 | Finale: 5 March 2011 | Saturdays, 19h30
Season 4 (22 episodes)
Premiere: 14 May 2011 | Finale: 8 October 2011 | Saturdays, 18h00