Homefront is an American television drama series created and produced by Lynn Marie Latham and Bernard Lechowick in association with Warner Bros. Television for ABC. The show was set in the fictional city of River Run, Ohio in 1945, 1946, and 1947. The show's theme song, "Accentuate the Positive", was written by Johnny Mercer and performed by Jack Sheldon. Forty-two episodes were broadcast in the United States over two seasons from 1991 to 1993. TV Guide, Abigail Van Buren, and fans showed determination in getting ABC to continue the show for a third season before it was cancelled.
Caroline tries to recover her husband and the Sloans become obsessed with what their employees are up to every weekend as the Davises sneak off to run their restaurant. Jeff battles a jealous rival to stay on the team, and Ginger strikes out when a photographer comes to town.
Ginger becomes the ""Lemo Tomato Juice Girl,"" but can't marry Jeff if she wants to keep her job. Robert Davis brings his white French bride back to America, Linda writes a newspaper column, and Charlie falls for Gina and the baby.
The newlywed Davises run into trouble, Ginger is torn between Jeff and her career and Charlie threatens to expose Caroline's spying if she doesn't quit spreading rumors about Linda.
Ginger becomes the prize for a local contest, inciting Jeff's jealousy. Robert and his bride decide to move when they get threats. Mike Sloan and Judy Owen hit it off at the baseball games.
Ginger and Jeff break up again, and try to make each other jealous with Caroline and Charlie. Al takes a job at the bar and advises the warring couples.
Mike quits pursuing Judy when he witnesses his wife deliver the Kahns' baby. The young couples collide on the same train out of town as Ginger heads off on tour, Jeff goes with the team, and Caroline starts off to Reno for a divorce.
Jeff and the Lemo All-Stars board a train bound for promotional games west of the Mississippi, as do the Lemo Tomato Juice Girl, and Caroline, who's bound for Reno in search of a quickie divorce. Back in River Run, an apple cobbler in their oven alerts Ruth and Mike to Gloria and Abe's deception; Anne and Al can't agree on a name for the newborn.
The Sloans try to talk the Davises into giving up their restaurant. Jeff and Ginger's romance suffers from massive misunderstandings.
The scourge of polio invades the Metcalf-Kahn home as new mother Anne is stricken with the disease, her family is quarantined and others who come in contact with her fear the worst. Meanwhile, Mike dreads the coming of another birthday; and 50-year-old Abe fears he's losing his memory, just as his father did.
Anne comes home in a wheelchair, the Davises test the competition, and Charlie gets a job as a Fuller Brush salesman.
TV seems to be the wave of the future, which could signal the end of Ginger and Jeff's radio show; a local sportswriter receives kudos after Judy ghostwrites his column on the Indians; and suspicions of infidelity lurk at the Sloan home.
Mike tells his angry wife that he's afraid of being blamed in the death of writer Nadolski, and that Judy Owen suspects him. Jeff's irritated when Linda begins dating the newspaper editor.
Lacemaker Gina is unnerved by terrifying flashbacks to her days in a Nazi concentration camp, and Charlie is baffled by her mood swings. Meanwhile, saved items hold treasured memories for Grandmother , who doesn't want to impose when she's asked to move in with Abe and Gloria.
After a chat with Ruth, Gina refuses Charlie's marriage proposal because she wants her baby, Emma, to grow up in a Jewish home with a Jewish father who knows all the customs. After imagining what life would be like if the Sloans were their housekeepers, Abe and Gloria decide to quit their job with the Sloans and focus on their cafe, where a cop's patronal visits are driving Gloria crazy. Jeff tries to hide his jealousy when Arthur starts to make appearances on ""Fine Foods Family Hour"" with Ginger.
Episode airs in syndication; Ginger continues a hot and heavy courtship with Arthur Schillabe, Charlie pursues Gina with some force, and Jeff tries unsuccesfully to manage a rendezvous with Caroline Hailey. Unlike his tender romance with Ginger, Jeff (out of character) and Caroline go to her rooming house, and strip down to undergarments--Caroline throws his shirt on the hotplate, starting a fire. Gina and Charlie burst in to help, finding Jeff in his underwear and Caroline in a slip. They successfully meet at a hotel, after which Jeff complains to Judy about the lack of real feeling. To which (figuring out that Jeff slept with Ginger at some point) Judy knowingly informs him the earth only moves when you're in love. This points Jeff back toward Ginger, and gets the ball rolling.