Widower Anthony Morton "Tony" Micelli was a former second baseman for the St. Louis Cardinals who was forced to retire due to a shoulder injury. He wanted to move out of Brooklyn to find a better environment for his daughter, Samantha. He ended up taking a job in upscale Fairfield, Connecticut as a live-in housekeeper for divorced advertising executive Angela Bower. The Micellis moved into the Bower residence. Other characters included Angela's son Jonathan and Mona Robinson, Angela's feisty, man-hungry mother.