Type
Scripted
Premiered
Oct. 03, 1954
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
30 min.
Country
USA
Network
CBS TV Network
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Father Knows Best

Set in the typical Midwestern community of Springfield, where Jim Anderson was an agent for the General Insurance Company. Every evening he would come home from work, take off his sport jacket, put on his comfortable sweater, and whenever the kids need advice on anything at all, they can always turn to their father, because father knows best.

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TV Movie: Father Knows Best: Home for Ch… Aired: Dec. 18, 1977

Jim and Margaret Anderson, facing the prospect of celebrating Christmas alone, are further depressed by the possibility of having to sell their …

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The show had 6 seasons and 205 episodes air between 1954 and 1960.

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  • The NBC radio series on which the show was based had Jim being somewhat clumsy and slow-witted, often getting himself into embarrassing scrapes. On the TV version he's a lot wiser and makes…
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    The NBC radio series on which the show was based had Jim being somewhat clumsy and slow-witted, often getting himself into embarrassing scrapes. On the TV version he's a lot wiser and makes far, far fewer mistakes.
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  • The show began on radio in 1949 and was then produced for television by Eugene B. Rodney and star Robert Young. The show ran for 6 years, eventually airing original episodes on NBC and CBS.…
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    The show began on radio in 1949 and was then produced for television by Eugene B. Rodney and star Robert Young. The show ran for 6 years, eventually airing original episodes on NBC and CBS. Both CBS and later, ABC continued to air reruns as late as 1967.
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  • The show took place in the town of Springfield. Even though they never specified the exact state in which the town was located, several times, characters mentioned Altoona, an actual city in…
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    The show took place in the town of Springfield. Even though they never specified the exact state in which the town was located, several times, characters mentioned Altoona, an actual city in Pennsylvania. Iowa also has a city named Altoona
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