Andy Griffith and Ron Howard sit on the edge of a lake with their fishing gear in a scene from The Andy Griffith Show.

Andy Griffith (as Andy Taylor) and Ron Howard (as Opie Taylor, son).

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Just in time for Father ’s Day, CBS stars weigh in on the wonders (and woes) of parenthood.


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Frank Reagan (Tom Selleck), Blue Bloods

Tom Selleck sits at the dinner table beaming at his family while wearing a tan vest and a navy blue shirt.

Tom Selleck as Frank Reagan

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“Teenagers consider it their job to torture their parents.”

—Frank Reagan (Tom Selleck), Blue Bloods

Watch Blue Bloods Fridays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CBS and streaming on Paramount+.

Sheriff Andy Taylor (Andy Griffith), The Andy Griffith Show

Andy Griffith and Ron Howard pose for a portrait from the Andy Griffith Show.

Andy Griffith (as Andy Taylor) and Ron Howard (as Opie Taylor)

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“You’re my son, and I’m proud of you just for that. You do the best you can, and if you do that, that’s all I’ll ever ask of you.”

—Sheriff Andy Taylor (Andy Griffith) to Opie (Ron Howard), The Andy Griffith Show

Akbar Gbajabiamila, The Talk

Akbar Gbajabiamila, host of the CBS daytime series The Talk, Wears a maroon sweater and blue jeans as he smiles.

Akbar Gbajabiamila, host of the CBS daytime series The Talk.

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“I like giving my perspective as a man and as a father, because fathers can get the hammer knocked down on them.”

—Akbar Gbajabiamila, The Talk

Watch The Talk Weekdays on CBS and Paramount+.

James Corden, The Late Late Show with James Corden

James Corden poses with arms folded in a navy blue suit with a red tie and pocket square.

James Corden of The Late Late Show with James Corden.

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“When people used to show me photos of their kid, I’d be like, ‘Yeah, dude, it’s a kid. I get it. Well done. Loads of people have got them.’ Now, I’m like, ‘Aw.’”

—James Corden, The Late Late Show with James Corden

The Late Late Show With James Cordenairs weeknights at 12:37a.m./11:37p.m. central on CBS and Paramount+.

Ward Cleaver (Hugh Beaumont), Leave It to Beaver

Hugh Beaumont and Barbara Billingsley kiss in profile.

Hugh Beaumont and Barbara Billingsley kiss in a publicity still for the TV show "Leave It To Beaver", in which they play Ward and June Cleaver.

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“Dear, do you think all parents have this much trouble?”

—June Cleaver (Barbara Billingsley), Leave It to Beaver

“No, just parents with children.”

—Ward Cleaver (Hugh Beaumont), Leave It to Beaver

Stephen Colbert, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Stephen Colbert of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert grins mischievously while wearing a navy blue suit.

Host Stephen Colbert of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

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“I have a mug that actually verifies that I’m the world’s best dad. That’s a mug. That’s not me talking. You can’t just buy those.”

—Stephen Colbert, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

The Late Show With Stephen Colbertairs weeknights at 11:35 p.m./10:35 p.m. central on CBS and Paramount+.

Herman Munster (Fred Gwynne), The Munsters

Actor Fred Gwynne in full make up and prosthetics as Herman Munster.

American actor Fred Gwynne (1926-1993) as Herman Munster in the TV comedy series 'The Munsters', circa 1965.

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“The lesson I want you to learn is: It doesn’t matter what you look like. You can be tall or short or fat or thin or ugly or handsome, like your father, or you can be black or yellow or white. It doesn’t matter. But what does matter is the size of your heart and the strength of your character.”

—Herman Munster (Fred Gwynne), The Munsters

Spencer James (Daniel Ezra), All American

Actor Daniel Ezra wears a pattern cardigan sweater and silver chain.

Daniel Ezra as Spencer James

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“Football’s where I feel closest to Dad.”

—Spencer James (Daniel Ezra), All American

Stream full episodes of All American free on CWTV.com and The CW app.


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