Offbeat Spencer Winger is coping with high school with the help of his buddies Wayne and Herbie, especially in dealing with his nemesis Mr. Beanley. His bemused parents are supportive. In a format change Spencer is all new, his dad has run off and his grandparents have taken over his room.
|Complete series cast summary:|
|Ronny Cox||-||George Winger 13 episodes, 1984-1985|
|Richard Sanders||-||Benjamin Beanley 13 episodes, 1984-1985|
|Amy Locane||-||Andrea Winger 13 episodes, 1984-1985|
|Mimi Kennedy||-||Doris Winger 13 episodes, 1984-1985|
|Grant Heslov||-||Wayne 12 episodes, 1984-1985|
|Dean Cameron||-||Herbie Bailey 12 episodes, 1984-1985|
|Beverly Archer||-||Miss Spier 11 episodes, 1984-1985|
|Chad Lowe||-||Spencer Winger 7 episodes, 1984-1985|
|Harold Gould||-||Ben Sprague 7 episodes, 1985|
|Rossie Harris||-||Spencer Winger 7 episodes, 1985|
|Frances Sternhagen||-||Millie Sprague 7 episodes, 1985|
Chad Lowe, who played the title character, quit the series after five episodes due to a contract dispute and creative differences. His role was recast with Rossie Harris and production resumed under the new title "Under One Roof".
Fred Willard was originally cast as George Winger. During rehearsals, Willard realized that the producers had mistaken him for Frank Bonner and that he was cast accidentally. Willard was fired after the original pilot.