Bring Hazel Home!

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 Hazel - The Complete First Season


Show Type: Comedy

First Telecast: September 28, 1961

Last Telecast: September 5, 1966

Broadcast History:

September 1961 - July 1964, Thursdays 9:30-10:00 on OS

September 1964 - September 1965, Thursdays 9:30-10:00 on NBC

September 1965 - September 1966, Mondays 9:30-10:00 on CBS


Hazel Burke..... Shirley Booth

George Baxter (1961-1965)..... Don DeFore

Dorothy Baxter (1961-1965)..... Whitney Blake

Rosie..... Maudie Prickett

Harvey Griffin..... Howard Smith

Harold Baxter..... Bobby Buntrock

Harriet Johnson (1961-1965)..... Norma Varden

Herbert Johnson (1961-1965)..... Donald Foster

Deidre Thompson (1961-1965)..... Cathy Lewis

Harry Thompson (1961-1965)..... Robert P. Lieb

Mona Williams (1965-1966)..... Mala Powers

Millie Ballard (1965-1966)..... Ann Jillian

Steve Baxter (1965-1966)..... Ray Fulmer

Barbara Baxter (1965-1966)..... Lynn Borden

Susie Baxter (1965-1966)..... Julia Benjamin


George Baxter was a highly successful corporation lawyer who was always in control of everything at the office, but of almost nothing at home. When he returned from the office at day's end, to his wife, Dorothy, and his young son, Harold, he entered the world of Hazel.

Hazel was the maid/housekeeper who ran the Baxter household more efficiently than George ran his office. She was always right, knew exactly what needed doing, and preempted his authority with alarming, though justified, regularity. Other regulars included The Johnson's, the Baxter's nutty neighbors.

When the show moved to CBS in 1965, Hazel changed families. George and Dorothy had been "transferred" to the Middle East on an assignment, leaving Hazel and son Harold to live with George's brother's family - which consisted of brother Steve, his wife Barbara, and daughter Susie. Steve Baxter was a real-estate agent who had never understood why George had let Hazel take over his home. He soon found out.

Hazel was based on the Saturday Evening Post cartoons of Ted Key.