Bring The Doris Day Show Home!

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 The Doris Day Show - Season 1

 The Doris Day Show - Season 2

 The Doris Day Show - Season 3

 The Doris Day Show - Season 4

 The Doris Day Show - Season 5

 Doris Day - by Eric Braun

 Doris Day: Sentimental Journey

 Doris Day: The Illustrated Biography


Show Type: Sitcom

First Telecast: September 14, 1968

Last Telecast: September 10, 1973

Theme Music: "Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera Sera)"

Broadcast History:

September 1968-September 1969, Tuesdays 9:30-10:00 on CBS

September 1969 - September 1973, Mondays 9:30-10:00 on CBS


Doris Martin..... Doris Day

Buck Webb (1968-1970)..... Denver Pyle

Aggie Thompson (1968)..... Fran Ryan

Leroy B. Simpson (1968-1969)..... James Hampton

Billy Martin (1968-1971)..... Philip Brown

Toby Martin (1968-1971)..... Todd Starke

Juanita (1968-1969)..... Naomi Stevens

Myrna Gibbons (1969-1971)..... Rose Marie

Michael Nicholson (1969-1971)..... McLean Stevenson

Ron Harvey (1969-1971)..... Paul Smith

Angie Palucci (1970-1971)..... Kaye Ballard

Louie Palucci (1970-1971)..... Bernie Kopell

Cy Bennett (1971-1973)..... John Dehner

Jackie Parker (1971-1973)..... Jackie Joseph


When The Doris Day Show premiered in the fall of 1968, Miss Day was cast as a widow with two young sons who had decided to move back to the family ranch after spending most of her life in the big city. The adjustments to rural living provided much of the comedy. The ranch was run by her father Buck, their hired hand Leroy, and the housekeeper Aggie. Aggie was replaced in December by new housekeeper, Juanita.

At the start of the second season, Doris became a commuter. She got a job as a secretary at Today's World magazine in San Francisco and commuted daily from the farm. Mr. Nicholson, the editor of the magazine, was her boss and Myrna Gibbons was a secretary with whom she became friendly. At the start of the third season, Doris, her two boys and their huge family dog Lord Nelson, left the farm and moved into a San Francisco apartment owned by the Palucci's, who ran an Italian restaurant on the ground floor. Doris's activities expanded from merely being Mr. Nicholson's secretary to include some writing for the magazine, on assignment from the assistant editor, Ron Harvey.

Still another major change was made at the start of the fourth season, In the fall of 1971, as the show edged still closer to the urban-career-girl format popularized by Mary Tyler Moore. Doris continued to work for Today's World, but she suddenly became a carefree, single staff writer. The children, the dog, and the entire cast from previous seasons disappeared. Her new boss was editor Cy Bennett, and the only other regular was his secretary Jackie.

At the end of the fifth season, the entire show disappeared.