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The Doris Day Show 

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

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Doris Day ...  Doris Martin / ... 128 episodes, 1968-1973
Philip Brown ...  Billy Martin 75 episodes, 1968-1971
Todd Starke ...  Toby Martin 75 episodes, 1968-1971
Denver Pyle ...  Buck Webb 53 episodes, 1968-1970
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Storyline

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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Comedy

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TV-G | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 September 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Doris Day in... See more »

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Production Co:

Arwin Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(128 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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In her 1975 autobiography, Doris Day admitted that for this series' first season, she was largely "going through the motions" and honoring a contract she could not break. In addition to mourning the death of her husband of 17 years Martin Melcher (who had negotiated the multi-million-dollar deal with CBS) Day was also reeling from her discovery that Melcher's mis-handling of her investments from her 20 year film career had essentially left her penniless. See more »

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From Mayberry to M.A.S.H
25 March 2017 | by calvinnmeSee all my reviews

This show ran from 1968 until 1973, and I hadn't seen it on TV probably since its initial run until the DVDs came out. The show aired at a time when American culture was going through a great transition. When Doris Day first went on the air Bonanza and The Andy Griffith Show were the top television draws. By the time it went off the air it was All in the Family and M.A.S.H. Thus it is amazing that Doris Day stayed on the air for five years during this time when her clean-cut image probably set her apart from the crowd, and then walked away from her show - the show was not canceled due to poor ratings. In fact, it did quite well throughout its run.

It will take you back to a simpler time, but then so did Doris Day's films and I still find those enjoyable. The show did make major changes to accommodate the changing times. Initially it had a rural setting with Doris being a widow with two sons who played a major part in the show. First the show had her moving to San Francisco. Next she and her sons moved to a more "hip" apartment. By season four the kids and her widowhood status had disappeared and she was single. Her father and her sons just vanished into thin air, never to be mentioned again.

Also, Doris evolved from a secretary to an associate editor. However, she kept her name and the second apartment she had when her sons had existed. It was very confusing. I'd still recommend it, just remember that culture changed so fast in the U.S. during this time that it even had an effect on how Doris Day was presented.


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