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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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James Fritzell
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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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There's a great Day coming. Tuesday nights. (season 1) 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 »

Company Credits

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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Trivia

At the end of the show's fifth season, with CBS ready to renew it for at least another year, Doris Day, in effect, cancelled her own series. She held a press conference, and announced that in five years, she believed "all that could be done with this material" had been done, and she was uninterested in continuing to work on it. Day subsequently retired from acting. See more »

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Featured in What a Difference a Day Made: Doris Day Superstar (2009) See more »

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Love this show (but with some changes)
24 November 2009 | by qualityguyftlSee all my reviews

You all know the backdrop of this series so I won't bore you with it. I love this show and I too like the season 2 and 3 shows the best. As far as format changes go, I think they did a really good job going from season 1 to 2 to 3. It was a logical progression, Doris gets a job, then she moves the family into town etc. I hate the way they changed the format in season 4 and 5. Had I been around at that time to put my two cents in I would have done several things. 1. In season 4 I would have left things exactly as they were in season three and brought in the Peter Lawford character as Doris's serious love interest and possible step father for the boys. This along with the normal goings on would have brought yet another logical advancement. 2. In season 5 I would have Doris and Peter get engaged, Doris gets a new Boss and is promoted to a staff writer position at the magazine. The season finale would have been Doris and Peter's wedding with the entire cast from all the seasons in attendance. This could have been a huge ratings getter and a great way to end the series. I just don't know what they were thinking when they did 4 and 5. There are some episodes that are good but the show is missing the heart it had in 1,2, and 3. As was stated by another poster we cant go back and change history but thankfully there is enough good in seasons 1 2 and 3 that I watch them all the time. A must for Doris Fans.


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