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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1973   1972   1971   1970   1969   1968  
Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. See more awards »
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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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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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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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I still love to watch this show when it is on!
24 July 2004 | by (San Diego, California) – See all my reviews

I had not seen the Doris Day show since I was very little (about 5) when it was on the air. I saw it listed in the TV Guide oh-so-many years later, and it was fascinating to watch! I love the scenery of the farms (though perhaps so-so writing) -- and later the scenery of her Plymouth Barracuda convertible driving through the beautiful scenery of the city -- this show is worth watching for the cast itself, which consisted of very talented people in comedy. It is worth noting that Doris Day said she did not know she had been signed up for a comedy series until her husband suddenly died - she quickly became producer after the first few scripts.


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