Show Type: Sitcom

First Telecast: September 21, 1968

Last Telecast: September 18, 1970

Broadcast History:

September 1968 - September 1969, Saturday 8:30-9:00 on NBC

September 1969 - January 1970, Tuesday 7:30-8:00 on ABC

January 1970 - September 1970, Friday 8:30-9:00 on ABC


Mrs. Carolyn Muir..... Hope Lange

Captain Daniel Gregg..... Edward Mulhare

Martha Grant..... Reta Shaw

Candice Muir..... Kellie Flanagan

Jonathan Muir..... Harlen Carraher

Claymore Gregg..... Charles Nelson Reilly


Somewhere along a desolate stretch of New England coastline, overlooking Schooner Bay, sat a charming little house known as Gull Cottage. It was charming except for one slight problem - it was haunted by the ghost of a previous owner, Capt. Daniel Gregg, a 19th century sea captain. Every time his nephew Claymore, the current owner, tried to rent the cottage to someone, the Captain scared them off. Into Gull Cottage moved attractive widow Carolyn Muir with her two young children (aged 8 and 9), their pet dog Scruffy, and Martha, a housekeeper. The Captain resented the invasion - Carolyn was sleeping in his bedroom - and he tried to scare them off. Eventually, however, they established a truce, and even developed a fondness for each other. The Ghost and Mrs. Muir was picked up by ABC for a second season after being canceled by NBC.

Based on the 1947 movie starring Gene Tierney and Rex Harrison.