Telecast: September 10,
Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera Sera)"
1968-September 1969, Tuesdays 9:30-10:00 on CBS
1969 - September 1973, Mondays 9:30-10:00 on CBS
Martin..... Doris Day
Thompson (1968)..... Fran Ryan
B. Simpson (1968-1969)..... James
Martin (1968-1971)..... Philip
Martin (1968-1971)..... Todd
Gibbons (1969-1971)..... Rose
Nicholson (1969-1971)..... McLean
Harvey (1969-1971)..... Paul
Palucci (1970-1971)..... Kaye
Palucci (1970-1971)..... Bernie
Bennett (1971-1973)..... John
Parker (1971-1973)..... Jackie
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.
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.