Second Noah is a teen drama that aired on ABC from February 1996 to June 1997.
It focuses on the large Beckett family, which is headed by Noah, a writer, and his veterinarian wife, Jesse, who works at Busch Gardens in Florida. Unable to have biological children, they adopted instead. As the series began, they had eight children: Ricky, Roxanna, Ranny, Danny, Hannah, Bethany, Luis, and Ben.
Tropes used by the series:
- Bear Trap: Poor Jo Jo...
- Family Relationship Switcheroo: Ricky is Ben's adopted brother...and also his biological father, having gotten his girlfriend pregnant when they were both 14.
- Happily Adopted: For the most part
- Jailbait: Sixteen-year-old Roxanna to Shirley's 20-something son Jo Jo.
- Kindly Housekeeper: Shirley, though subverted somewhat because she has a bit of a potty mouth.
- Massive Numbered Siblings
- Never Work with Children or Animals: Apparently the showrunners didn't get that message...
- Shrinking Violet: Hannah
- Surprise Pregnancy: Jesse, as the series ended.
- Theme Twin Naming: Ranny and Danny