The Doris Day Show (1968–1973)

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

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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. See more awards »
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 Doris Martin / ... (128 episodes, 1968-1973)
Philip Brown ...
 Billy Martin (68 episodes, 1968-1971)
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 Toby Martin (68 episodes, 1968-1971)
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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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24 September 1968 (USA)  »

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Denver Pyle portrayed Doris' father on the show despite the fact that Pyle was only 2 years older than Doris Day. See more »


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Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)
From the Alfred Hitchcock film The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)
Composed by Jay Livingston (ASCAP) and Raymond B. Evans (ASCAP)
Published by Artists Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
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Doris Day Quit CBS, She Was Not Fired
27 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Raysond" wrote this in his/her review: "due to low ratings and a sorry time slot) to let it go and from there "The Doris Day Show" was canceled by CBS. Also during this time the career of singer/actress/producer Doris Day was over and to this day in 1973 officially retired from the entertainment industry where she is living peacefully somewhere in her private estate in Hollywood."

Nothing could be far from the truth. Yes, CBS dealt Doris Day a "Ft. Knox Hand" (that's what VARIETY called it) to Miss Day for her to do a TV series. But, unlike what was reported by Raysond, the series was consistently in the Top 20 it's entire run. Doris Day called it quits with CBS. She had never wanted to do television in the first place: her husband secretly signed her to the CBS contract without her permission. He died, and as Day has said, "I was delivered to CBS." From what I have read, CBS wanted Doris to re-sign and continue the show, but she declined. She did, however, live up to her contract and did the two musical specials that her late husband promised.

Most people are not aware, but Doris' film career was far from over in 1968. Her three films that year ("Ballad of Josie," "Where Were You When The Lights Went Out" and "With Six You Get Eggroll") should have landed her among the top ten box office stars, but with the news that she would be doing a TV show, Quigley's Poll didn't bother. The fact is, Doris Day's 1968 films out-grossed several of the stars who made the list.


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