The misadventures of a single adopted father raising a teenage niece with the help of his manservant.
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John Forsythe ...  Bentley Gregg 157 episodes, 1957-1962
Noreen Corcoran ...  Kelly Gregg 157 episodes, 1957-1962
Sammee Tong ...  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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CBS Television presents a hilarious new comedy program starring John Forsythe as a debonair, unmarried man-about-town whose life is uproariously disrupted when he becomes sole guardian of a spirited 13 year old orphaned niece.

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USA

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English

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15 September 1957 (USA) See more »

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Papá soltero See more »

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Bachelor Productions See more »
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(157 episodes)

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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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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Referenced in The A-Team: Say It with Bullets (1984) See more »

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"leave to beaver" sans june (no wally either)
26 July 1999 | by bus # 33See all my reviews

perhaps the original "single parent" television comedy. rich, handsome Uncle Bentley (forsythe) raises his orphaned niece Kelly (corcoran). series is loaded with mid-50s teenage angst, capers & madcap stunts. Uncle Bentley always had the sage wisdom & big buck$ to solve the problem, even though quasi-rebellious Kelley would never admit it till the end of show .the episodes were always sappy, saccharine & predictable. easy to watch for modicum of insight into what the era was like, or what is was supposed to be like. rent it, don't buy it


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