Donovan’s Kid (television) Two-part television show, aired on January 7 and 14, 1979. Directed by Bernard McEveety. At the turn of the century, a con-man, Timothy Donovan, returns to San Francisco to see his wife and daughter (who he had thought was a son). He tries to free them from the domination of his wife’s uncle. Stars Darren McGavin, Mickey Rooney, Shelley Fabares, Katy Kurtzman, Murray Hamilton, Michael Conrad, Ross Martin.