Bachelor Father (1957–1962)

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Never-married attorney Bentley Gregg took on the task (with help from his "houseboy", Peter) of raising his young niece Kelly, after her parents died in an accident. The job was easier when... See full summary »

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 Bentley Gregg (157 episodes, 1957-1962)
Noreen Corcoran ...
 Kelly Gregg (157 episodes, 1957-1962)
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 Peter Tong (157 episodes, 1957-1962)
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Never-married attorney Bentley Gregg took on the task (with help from his "houseboy", Peter) of raising his young niece Kelly, after her parents died in an accident. The job was easier when Kelly was a little girl, but now she's in her teens, and beginning to date and venture into the adult world, while Bentley continues to juggle his career, looking after Kelly, and his own romantic life. Written by radsay@yahoo.com

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According to Wikipedia, "Bachelor Father is the only prime time series ever to run in consecutive years on the three major televisions networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC)." See more »

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Reflection of a more idealized time
7 December 2009 | by (Washington State) – See all my reviews

I hadn't seen Bachelor Father on TV in probably 45 years until recently a local affiliate cable station started running it on weekdays in the late morning. It's enjoyable, rather amusing and very innocent. No bad language or sexual innuendo. Set in southern California, Bentley Greg (John Forsythe) is a wealthy attorney who resides in his Beverly Hills home with his orphaned niece, Kelly and houseboy, Peter. Most of the plots seem to revolve around seemingly trivial events, but that is more reflective of the 1950's and early 60's before the "sexual revolution" and wide spread drug use became common. Performances by the regular cast members are usually very satisfactory, although sometimes exaggerated to make a point. Episode plots are light-hearted if not particularly memorable, but I enjoy viewing a TV show first broadcast when I was in elementary school.


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