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Father Knows Best: Why Did the Popular TV Show End? Watch the Cast Reunite in 1984.

14 April 2010 6:32 AM, PDT | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

The family sitcom, Father Knows Best, ran for six seasons and 203 episodes, from 1954 until 1960.

The show is one of the few to have successfully switched networks, moving from CBS to NBC and then back to CBS. In its last season on NBC, it was tied for 23rd place on the list of top-rated shows. After the move back to CBS, it tied for 13th for the 1958-59 season and then, in its final season, became even more popular and tied for sixth. That would be like ending The Mentalist today.

In 1977, Robert Young, Jane Wyatt, Elinor Donahue, Billy Gray, and Lauren Chapin reunited for two CBS TV movies, The Father Knows Best Reunion and Father Knows Best: Home For Christmas. If the movies had performed better, it's believed that a new series would have followed. For whatever reason, it »


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