Father Knows Best

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Father Knows Best is an American sitcom starring Robert Young, Jane Wyatt, Elinor Donahue, Billy Gray, and Lauren Chapin. The series, which first began on radio in 1949, aired for six seasons with a total of 203 episodes. The series debuted on CBS in October 1954. read more
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Father Knows Best is an American sitcom starring Robert Young, Jane Wyatt, Elinor Donahue, Billy Gray, and Lauren Chapin. The series, which first began on radio in 1949, aired for six seasons with a total of 203 episodes. The series debuted on CBS in October 1954. It ran for one season and was canceled the following year. The series was picked up by NBC, where it remained for three seasons. After a second cancellation in 1958, the series was picked up yet again, by CBS, where it aired until May 1960.

Original Release

10/03/1954 on CBS

US Release

10/03/1954

Cast

Jane Wyatt Margaret Anderson
Robert Young Jim Anderson
Billy Gray Bud Anderson
Lauren Chapin Kathy Anderson
Elinor Donahue Betty Anderson
Paul Wallace Kippy
Sarah Selby Miss Thomas
Jimmy Bates Claude
Vivi Janiss Myrtle Davis
Peter Heisser Joe Phillips
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 A Day in the Country Monday, 05 October 1959
2 Bud Branches Out Monday, 12 October 1959
3 The Gardener's Big Day Monday, 19 October 1959
4 The Impostor Monday, 26 October 1959
5 Bud Plays It Safe Monday, 02 November 1959
6 Bicycle Trip for Two Monday, 09 November 1959
7 First Disillusionment Monday, 16 November 1959
8 Margaret's Old Flame Monday, 23 November 1959
9 Kathy Becomes a Girl Monday, 30 November 1959
10 Bud, the Willing Worker Monday, 07 December 1959
11 Turn the Other Cheek Monday, 14 December 1959
12 Good Joke on Mom Monday, 28 December 1959
13 Betty's Double Monday, 04 January 1960
14 Father, the Naturalist Repeat Monday, 11 January 1960
15 Bud Hides Behind a Skirt Monday, 18 January 1960
16 Togetherness Monday, 25 January 1960
17 Second Best Monday, 01 February 1960
18 Kathy's Big Deception Monday, 08 February 1960
19 Cupid Knows Best Monday, 15 February 1960
20 The Big Test Flashbabck Monday, 22 February 1960
21 Jim's Big Surprise Monday, 29 February 1960
22 Time to Retire Monday, 07 March 1960
23 Bud, the Speculator Monday, 14 March 1960
24 The $500 Letter Monday, 21 March 1960
25 Adopted Daughter Monday, 28 March 1960
26 Family Contest Monday, 04 April 1960
27 Love and Learn Monday, 11 April 1960
28 Blind Date Monday, 18 April 1960
29 Betty's Career Problem Monday, 25 April 1960
30 Bud Lives It Up Monday, 09 May 1960
31 Not His Type Monday, 16 May 1960
32 Betty's Graduation Monday, 23 May 1960
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1960EmmyOutstanding Program Achievement in the Field of Humor Nominated
1960EmmyOutstanding Performance by an Actress in a Series (Lead or Support) Won
1960EmmyOutstanding Writing Achievement in Comedy Nominated
1959EmmyBest Comedy Series Nominated
1959EmmyBest Actor in a Leading Role (Continuing Character) in a Comedy Series Nominated
1959EmmyBest Actress in a Leading Role (Continuing Character) in a Comedy Series Won
1959EmmyBest Supporting Actor (Continuing Character) in a Comedy Series Nominated
1959EmmyBest Supporting Actress (Continuing Character) in a Comedy Series Nominated
1959EmmyBest Direction of a Single Program of a Comedy Series Won
1959EmmyBest Writing of a Single Program of a Comedy Series Nominated
1958EmmyBest Comedy Series Nominated
1958EmmyBest Continuing Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic or Comedy Series Won
1958EmmyBest Continuing Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic or Comedy Series Won
1958EmmyBest Direction - Half Hour or Less Nominated
1958EmmyBest Teleplay Writing - Half Hour or Less Nominated
1958EmmyBest Comedy Writing Nominated
1957EmmyBest Series - Half Hour or Less Nominated
1957EmmyBest Continuing Performance by an Actor in a Dramatic Series Won
1957EmmyBest Editing of a Film for Television Nominated
1956EmmyBest Actor - Continuing Performance Nominated
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