During the party, Di Mucci demonstrated and reinforced the interaction with his children, and inspired Reo to him to his family dynamic for a pilot in which the "cool" father would be a highlight. He decided to include both the hip father and Holden Caulfield-esque boy in the new pilot, with the boy eventually becoming the lead character.However, just prior to attending the Di Mucci party, Reo had toyed with the idea of writing a pilot that depicted a wise-beyond-his-years, introspective teenage boy, modeled closely after protagonist Holden Caulfield in J. With Witt and Thomas' support of the storyline, Reo pitched the project to NBC in 1989 under the title Richie.Molloy faced low ratings, and Fox canceled the series after the seven-episode order completed.NBC executives, who had been pleased with the ratings of the Bialik pilot special, ordered Blossom as a midseason replacement for January 1991.Her older brother Tony (Michael Stoyanov) was a recovering alcoholic and drug addict who eventually became a paramedic.Joey (Joey Lawrence), the middle brother (called Donnie in the pilot), was a stereotypical "dumb jock", known for the drawn-out delivery of his catchphrase "Whoa!
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Don Reo created the series, which starred Mayim Bialik as Blossom Russo, a teenager living with her father and two elder brothers.
The series focuses on the life of Blossom Russo (Mayim Bialik), an Italian-American teenager.
In the Blossom series finale, the titular character records a new entry into her video diary, in which she discusses the changes happening in her life post-high school.
As she also examines how much she has grown since her first video diary entry at the beginning of the series, Blossom describes herself as "a teenage Holden Caulfield".