The Doris Day Show

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  • TV-G
  • 1968
  • 5 Seasons
  • 7.2  (862)

The Doris Day Show is a classic sitcom that aired from 1968 to 1973, starring the beloved Hollywood actress and singer of the same name. The show centers around a widowed mother of two boys, Doris Martin (played by Day), who moves from the city to the country after her husband's death to start a new life. She takes a job as a secretary at Today's World magazine, where she works with editor and close friend Cy Bennett (played by Denver Pyle).

Throughout the show's five seasons, Doris navigates the ups and downs of raising her sons Billy (played by Philip Brown) and Toby (played by Todd Starke) while working at the magazine. She also has a love interest in Dr. Peter Lawrence (played by Peter Lawford), a handsome bachelor who is often caught in the middle of her shenanigans. Other recurring characters include her eccentric best friend Myrna Gibbons (played by Rose Marie), who often gets Doris into trouble, and her neighbor Leroy B. Simpson (played by Denver Pyle), who keeps an eye on her house while she's away.

The Doris Day Show is known for its wholesome family-friendly humor and heartwarming moments. Each episode features Doris facing some sort of challenge, whether it be a misunderstanding with a friend or a mix-up at work, but she always manages to come out on top with the help of her quick wit, charm, and a little bit of luck. The show also touches on important social issues of the time, such as the Vietnam War and women's rights, making it both entertaining and thought-provoking.

One of the highlights of the show is, of course, Doris Day herself. The actress, who was already a well-known Hollywood star when she took on the role, brings her signature charm and charisma to the small screen. Her performances are filled with warmth and wit, and it's easy to see why audiences fell in love with her character.

Another standout aspect of The Doris Day Show is the theme song, "Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)," which was also featured in the Hitchcock film, The Man Who Knew Too Much. The song became a huge hit for Day, and remains a beloved gem of 1950s and 60s nostalgia.

Overall, The Doris Day Show is a charming and heartwarming sitcom that showcases the talents of its star and the charm of the era in which it was produced. With its focus on family, friendship, and the joys and challenges of everyday life, it's no wonder that the show has remained a beloved classic for over 50 years.

The Doris Day Show is a series that is currently running and has 5 seasons (128 episodes). The series first aired on September 24, 1968.

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Byline Alias Doris
24. Byline Alias Doris
March 12, 1973
Scotty, a co-worker of Doris' at Today's World magazine takes credit for her work.
Welcome to Big Sur
23. Welcome to Big Sur
March 5, 1973
A romantic weekend for Doris and Jonathan turns into a double date with Jackie and her boyfriend.
Meant for Each Other
22. Meant for Each Other
February 26, 1973
Doris accepts Jonathan's marriage proposal and makes plans for their wedding.
The Magnificent Fraud
21. The Magnificent Fraud
February 19, 1973
Doris and Cy turn criminal thanks to her uncle, an art forger who involves the unwitting pair in a swindle.
A Small Cure for Big Alimony
20. A Small Cure for Big Alimony
February 12, 1973
Cy is upset when his ex-wife's boyfriend falls for Doris, worrying he'll have to keep paying alimony.
Family Magazine
19. Family Magazine
February 5, 1973
Cy tries to play matchmaker in order to get the rights to Doris' ex-boyfriend's newest book.
It's a Dog's Life
18. It's a Dog's Life
January 29, 1973
Doris adopts a couple of stray dogs which causes problems for her and her landlord.
Hospital Benefit
17. Hospital Benefit
January 22, 1973
Doris offers to help Peter raise money and operate a fashion show as a hospital fundraiser.
The Last Huzzah
16. The Last Huzzah
January 15, 1973
Doris attempts to save an elderly employee's job at Today's World magazine.
The Hoax
15. The Hoax
January 8, 1973
In order to expose a phony talent agency for a magazine article, Doris goes undercover as an actress.
Follow That Dog
14. Follow That Dog
January 1, 1973
Doris is caught in the middle of a police investigation when detectives check out the dog she's babysitting.
The New Boss
13. The New Boss
December 18, 1972
Doris replaces Cy as editor-in-chief after Colonel Fairburn attempts to give the magazine a fresh look.
Anniversary Gift
12. Anniversary Gift
December 11, 1972
Peter gives Doris an antique car to mark their anniversary but the gift brings Doris nothing but trouble.
The Co-Op
11. The Co-Op
November 27, 1972
Doris and neighbors are upset when a huge conglomerate tries to turn their building into a co-op.
Detective Story
10. Detective Story
November 20, 1972
An Eastern European General is investigated by Doris about allegations that he plans to defect.
The Music Man
9. The Music Man
November 13, 1972
After interviewing a rock star, Doris discovers the younger music idol is falling in love with her.
Jimmy the Gent
8. Jimmy the Gent
November 6, 1972
Doris poses as a nurse as she breaks hospital security to interview an injured safecracker.
Debt of Honor
7. Debt of Honor
October 23, 1972
Doris becomes a friend in need as she tries to borrow eleven hundred dollars.
Forgive and Forget
6. Forgive and Forget
October 16, 1972
A suspicious Doris believes that boyfriend Peter is secretly romancing a beautiful actress.
Peeping Tom
5. Peeping Tom
October 9, 1972
The police arrest Cy as a peeping Tom, jeopardizing his chance of winning the Man of the Year award.
The Press Secretary
4. The Press Secretary
October 2, 1972
Doris takes a leave of absence to serve as press secretary to a Congressional candidate.
Just a Miss Understanding
3. Just a Miss Understanding
September 25, 1972
Doris moonlights as hostess of an all-night radio show to solve her economic problem.
The Great Talent Raid
2. The Great Talent Raid
September 18, 1972
Two aggressive bosses cause chaos when they battle to win Doris as a valuable employee.
No More Advice....Please
1. No More Advice....Please
September 11, 1972
Doris' boyfriend Peter finds himself on the sidelines while Doris interviews a handsome bachelor.
Where to Watch The Doris Day Show
The Doris Day Show is available for streaming on the MPI website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Doris Day Show on demand at Peacock Premium, Amazon Prime, Amazon, Vudu, Google Play, Hoopla, Crackle, Tubi TV, Pluto TV and Peacock.
  • Premiere Date
    September 24, 1968
  • IMDB Rating
    7.2  (862)