After spending most of her life in big cities, widow Doris Martin decides to move back to the family ranch.

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 Doris Martin (128 episodes, 1968-1973)
Philip Brown ...
 Billy Martin (75 episodes, 1968-1971)
Todd Starke ...
 Toby Martin (75 episodes, 1968-1971)
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 Buck Webb (53 episodes, 1968-1970)
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 Myrna Gibbons (52 episodes, 1969-1971)
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This light and fluffy sitcom changed formats and producers almost every season. Originally it was about widow Doris Martin and her two young sons who left the big city for the quiet and peace of her family's ranch, which was run by her dad Buck and ranchhand Leroy. Later Doris, Buck and sons Billy and Toby moved to San Francisco, where Doris got a job as a secretary to bumbling magazine publisher Michael Nicholson. In Season Three, the Martin family moved into an apartment above the Paluccis' Italian restaurant, and Doris began writing features for Today's World magazine. Finally, the kids, family, Nicholson, the Paluccis' and all other cast members vanished, and Doris became a single staff writer for Today's World, where her new boss was stentatorial-voiced Cy Bennett. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@soltec.net>

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Doris joins the harried hordes of commuters. As she accepts an exciting magazine assignment in the big city. Come on along. (season 2) See more »

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24 September 1968 (USA)  »

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Between 1969 and 1970 when the show was at its peak, the average number of households viewing the show weekly was estimated at 13,338,000. See more »

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4 July 2002 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Two decades ago, when they showed it for the last time, I was glued to the set every day, not only because Doris Day is one of the greatest actresses and most likable screen presences ever, but because the writing was so good. Yet there are no writing credits listed. I had a decided preference for the urban part of the show. The part where she is in the country struck my as pure corn. When she moves to the city where Anthony Benedetto left his heart, it becomes a different show. I love the season where she is living over the Italian restaurant and Kaye Ballard plays an Italian matron to the hilt. I love the episodes with Billy de Wolfe. He's a cranky, prissy bachelor listening to a cello recital and takes noisy neighbor Doris to task for perturbing his quietude. As Doris says in her book, she and Billy were friends and she tried to help him in his last illness. Great show, great memories. But we should know who wrote it. The writers are the real stars.


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