CTVA US Comedy - "The Donna Reed Show" (Screen Gems/ABC) Season 2 (1959-60)

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Starring Donna Reed & Carl Betz
Season 2 (ABC) (1959-60)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
references:
TV Guide /   Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive


 
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ABC Thursdays 8:00 EST
(The series moves from Wednesdays to Thursdays)

2.01 [038] The Donna Reed Show:  THAT'S SHOW BUSINESS
Prod. no. 38
24Sep59 ABC air date   (02Sep59 copyright date)
Synopsis:
Mary Stone wins a leading role in her high school show. Kenny Bruce, a shy
boy, is also picked but he is afraid of performing before an audience and
tries to resign. Mary encourages him by giving him a penny which she claims is a lucky coin.

2.02 [039] The Donna Reed Show:  SLEEP NO MORE MY LADY
1Oct59 ABC air date  (09Sep59 copyright date)
Synopsis:
Donna unwittingly embarrasses Alex at a convention.

2.03 [040] The Donna Reed Show:  A PENNY EARNED
Prod. no. 40
8Oct59 ABC air date   (24Sep59 copyright date)
Guest cast:
Raymond Bailey (as George)
Irene Hervey (as Louise)
Synopsis #1:
A neighbor pleads with Donna to buy a new dress.
Synopsis #2:
Donna refuses to buy a new dress for a wedding. She thinks the purchase
would be an unnecessary expense.

2.04 [041] The Donna Reed Show:  A FRIEND INDEED
15Oct59 ABC air date   (1Oct59 copyright date)
Synopsis:
A mother holds up Jeff as an example to her son.

2.05 [042] The Donna Reed Show:  THE FIRST CHILD
Prod. no. 42
22Oct59 ABC air date  /(8Oct59 copyright date)
Guest Cast:
Alice Backes (as Mrs. Brandon)
Dave Willock (as Mr. Brandon)
Synopsis #1:
New parents fret over the health of their new baby.
Synopsis #2:
The Brandon's concern for their new baby has them calling Alex at all hours.

2.06 [043] The Donna Reed Show:  GOING STEADY
29Oct59 ABC air date   (15Oct59 copyright date)

2.07 [044] The Donna Reed Show:  THE NEIGHBORLY GESTURE
Prod. no. 44
05Nov59 ABC air date   (22Oct59 copyright date)
Synopsis:
Donna taunts Alex, claiming that he is jealous of their son Jeff's
admiration for a new neighbor.

2.08 [045] The Donna Reed Show:  NOTHING LIKE AS GOOD BOOK
12Nov59 ABC air date   (29Oct59 copyright date)

2.09 [046] The Donna Reed Show:  FLOWERS FOR THE TEACHER
19Nov59 ABC air date   (5Nov59 copyright date)
Synopsis:
Jeff claims he hates his new teacher (Marion Ross).

2.10 [047] The Donna Reed Show:  ALL MOTHERS WORRY
26Nov59 ABC air date   (12Nov59 copyright date)

2.11 [048] The Donna Reed Show:  JEFF JOINS A CLUB
03Dec59 ABC air date   (19Nov59 copyright date)

2.12 [049] The Donna Reed Show:  THE PUNISHMENT
10Dec59) (25Nov59 copyright date)

2.13 [050] The Donna Reed Show:  A DIFFERENCE OF OPINION
17Dec59 ABC air date  (03Dec59 copyright date)
Synopsis:
Donna and Alex try to hide disputes from the children.

2.14 [051] The Donna Reed Show:  THE HOMECOMING DANCE
24Dec59 ABC air date  (10Dec59 copyright date)
Synopsis: Donna and Alex fret about Mary's collegiate blind date.

 2.15 [052] The Donna Reed Show:  THE LUCKY GIRL
31Dec59 ABC air date   (17Dec59 copyright date)
Guest cast:
Kristine Miller (as Betty Murdock)
Margie Liszt (as beauty operator)
Synopsis #1:
Donna listens to other women's praise of her husband.
Synopsis #2:
Donna's friends keep telling her she's a "Lucky Girl" to have landed a
wonderful husband like Alex. At first she's pleased, but then she begins to
wonder what they really mean by "lucky."
(ABC re-run 7Jul60)

2.16 [053] The Donna Reed Show:  THE BROKEN SPIRIT
07Jan60 ABC air date  (24Dec59 copyright date)
Synopsis:
Jeff feels responsible for a neighbor's accident.

2.17 [054] The Donna Reed Show:  THE SECRET
14Jan60 ABC air date   (31Dec59 copyright date)

2.18 [055] The Donna Reed Show:  THE NEW MOTHER
21Jan60 ABC air date   (14Jan60 copyright date)

2.19 [056] The Donna Reed Show:  JUST A HOUSEWIFE
28Jan60 ABC air date   (21Jan60 copyright date)

2.20 [057] The Donna Reed Show:  THE FREE SOUL
4Feb60 ABC air date   (28Jan60 copyright date)
Synopsis: Dan Harris tells Jeff Stone he always does what he wants to do
and enthralls Jeff with stories of his travels. Trying to emulate Harris,
Jeff begins to cut classes at school.

2.21 [058] The Donna Reed Show:  THE FIRST QUARREL
11Feb60 ABC air date   (3Feb60 copyright date)
Synopsis: Donna tries to patch up two friends' marital spat.

2.22 [059] Donna Reed Show: A PLACE TO GO
18Feb60 ABC Thur
Directed By Oscar Rudolph [SC]
Written By John Whedron [SC]
Guest cast:
Gerry Lock .... Myra Keppler
Ann Morriss .... Eleanor Moody
Lester Vail .... Matthew Sarples
Howard Wendell .... George Helser
Stephen Wootton .... Wilbur
Synopsis 1:
Donna tries to arrange a meeting place for local boys.
Synopsis 2:
Because they entered a deserted house, Jeff and his friends are taken to
the police station. This sends Donna and the other women of the community
into action, they decide to turn the house into a meeting place the boys can be proud of. [RF]

2.23 [060] The Donna Reed Show:  A NIGHT TO HOWL
25Feb60 ABC air date   (18Feb60 copyright date)

2.24 [061] The Donna Reed Show:  THE EDITORIAL
3Mar60 ABC air date   (25Feb60 copyright date)

2.25 [062] The Donna Reed Show:  THE GENTLE DEW
10Mar60 ABC air date   (3Mar60 copyright date)

2.26 [063] The Donna Reed Show:  THE FATAL LEAP
17Mar60 ABC air date  ) (10Mar60 copyright date)

2.27 [064] The Donna Reed Show:  THE PERFECT PITCH
24Mar60 ABC air date  (17Mar60 copyright date)
Guest cast:
Harry James
Synopsis:
Donna insists Jeff play the trumpet.

31Mar60 – Donna Reed Show pre-empted?

2.28 [065] The Donna Reed Show:  PICKLES FOR CHARITY
7Apr60 ABC air date   (24Mar60 copyright date)

2.29 [066] The Donna Reed Show:  MARY'S GROWING PAIN
14Apr60 ABC air date   (7Apr60 copyright date)
Guest cast:
Jack Hilton (as Dr. Lee Somers)
Jan Stine (as Roger)
Abbagail Shelton (as nurse)
Synopsis:
No longer interested in teenage boys, Mary is infatuated with Dr. Lee
Somers, a young intern. How romantic it is to help a dedicated man.
(ABC re-run 18Aug60)

2.30 [067] The Donna Reed Show:  ALEX RUNS THE HOUSE
21Apr60 ABC air date 
(14Apr60 copyright date)
Synopsis: Alex tries to run the house while Donna is away.

2.31 [068] The Donna Reed Show:  THE CAREER WOMAN
28Apr60 ABC air date (according to UCLA)
(21Apr60 copyright date)
Guest cast:
Esther Williams (as Molly)
Richard Garland (as David)
Synopsis #1:
A career woman (Esther Williams) considers marriage.
Synopsis #2:
Molly Duncan, Donna's former classmate who has recently become engaged to a
doctor, visits the Stones to find out about the life of a doctor's wife.
(ABC afternoon repeat 26May65)

2.32 [069] The Donna Reed Show:  JEFF, THE FINANCIAL GENIUS
5May60 ABC air date   (28Apr60 copyright date)
Possible synopsis:
Alex decides to cut off Jeff's allowance until he pays the debts he owes the family.
(ABC afternoon repeat 26Apr65)

2.33 [070] The Donna Reed Show:  MARY'S CRUSADE
12May60 ABC air date   (5May60 copyright date)
Possible synopsis:
Mary tries to get her friend Ellen a date for the school dance.
Guest cast:
Melinda Byron (as Ellen)
(ABC afternoon repeat 28May65)

2.34 [071] The Donna Reed Show:  THE FIRST TIME WE MET
19May60 ABC air date   (12May60 copyright date)
Possible synopsis: Alex and Donna tell different versions of what happened at their first date.

2.35 [072] The Donna Reed Show:  THE GOSSIP
26May60 ABC air date   (19May60 copyright date)
Synopsis: The Stones’ friends think Donna and Alex are splitting.

2.36 [073] The Donna Reed Show:  LOVE'S SWEET AWAKENING
2Jun60 ABC air date   (26May60 copyright date)
Synopsis: A young family friend falls for Mary.

2.37 [074] The Donna Reed Show:  THE WEDDING PRESENT
9Jun60 ABC air date  (2Jun60 copyright date)
Guest cast:
Harriet MacGibbon (as Mrs. Manning)
Molly Dodd (as Louise Barnett)
Tommy Farrell (as Mr. Jason)
Synopsis: To impress one of the town’s social leaders, Donna takes home an
expensive Dresden statue on approval. But realizing that Alex won’t like
it, she panics and hides the statue.

2.38 [075] Donna Reed Show: COOL CAT
16Jun60 ABC Thursday 8:00pm (copyright date 9Jun60)
Directed By Andrew McCullough [SC]
Written By Jacqueline Trotte [SC]
Guest cast:
Jimmy Hawkins (as Jerry Hager)
Marorie Winters (as Ruth Morton)
Roy Wright (as Mr. Schultz)
Synopsis: The Stones decide to keep the cat that has followed Jeff home.
Things go along smoothly until the cat has four kittens.

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Network Summer Reruns
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[--] 7Jul60 rerun of "The Lucky Girl" (first aired 31Dec59)

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