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The Eve Arden Show (1957-58)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
 with contributions by:
Tom Alger, John King, (eps 1-15), Robert Leszczak
references:
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THE EVE ARDEN SHOW
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Desilu Productions, Inc
Westhaven Enterprises/ Revival Pictures
for
CBS (Tuesdays 8:30 pm EST)
Produced by Brooks West and Edmund Hartmann
based on an autobiography  by Emily Kimbrough. 
US Comedy series 1957-58     26 episodes x 30 min bw
(17Sep57-25Mar58)
starring
Eve Arden as Liza Hammond
Gail Stone as Jenny Hammond, twin daughter
Karen Greene as Mary Hammond, twin daughter
Allyn Joslyn as George Howell, her agent
Frances Bavier as Nora Martin, Liza's mother/ house-keeper/ baby-sitter

Premise: Eve Arden plays Liza Hammond a widowed novelist, with Allyn Joslyn
as George Howell the head of the lecture bureau, with whom she spends
most of her spare time, as she struggles to cope with work, home
and her twin daughters Jenny and Mary.

Eve Arden also starred in the tv series:-
'Our Miss Brooks' as Connie Brooks 1952-56 127 episodes x 30 min bw
'The Mothers-In-Law' as Eve Hubbard 1967-69 56 episodes x 30 min color

Directors include: William D. Russell, John Rich

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CBS Tuesdays 8:30 pm EST

1.1 [--] The Eve Arden Show: IT GIVES ME GREAT PLEASURE  [verified -RL]
Desilu prod. no. 1

Sponsor: Lever Brothers (Dove soap)
17Sep57 CBS Tue

#1.1 - Eve Arden Show - It Gives Me Great Pleasure (Part 1 of 3)
#1.1 - Eve Arden Show - It Gives Me Great Pleasure (Part 2 of 3)
#1.1 - Eve Arden Show - It Gives Me Great Pleasure (Part 3 of 3)

Produced by Al Lewis
Written by William Cowley & Peggy Chantler
Directed by William D. Russell
Cast:
Eve Arden .......... Liza Hammond
Allyn Joslyn ...... George Howell (agent)
Gail Stone ......... Jenny Hammond (twin daughter)
Karen Greene ....... Mary Hammond (twin daughter)
Francis Bavier ..... Mrs. Nora Martin (Liza's mom)
Willard Waterman ... Carl Foster (Landlord)
Synopsis:
The first episode shares the title of the book by Emily Kimbrough which
inspired this series. In this episode, Liza Hammond (Eve Arden) has written
a successful book called "Summer's End," and an agent wants her to do a
lecture tour because of its success. She declines the offer because she
has extreme stage fright, but her nagging debts left behind by her late
husband (she has 2 fraternal twin daughters and her mother living with her)
that she finally gives in. She is extremely nervous on her first lecture,
but utilizes some advice to picture everyone in the audience in their
underwear, and from that point on she is magnificent. [RL]

[02] The Eve Arden Show: HOUSEWORK
Prod. no. 3
24Sep57 CBS Tuesday 8:30pm
Synopsis: Liza Hammond returns home from her lecture tour to find her
household in an uproar.

[03] The Eve Arden Show: COVER GIRL
Prod. no. 5
1Oct57 CBS

#1.3 - Eve Arden Show - Cover Girl (Part 1 0f 3)
#1.3 - Eve Arden Show - Cover Girl (Part 2 of 3)
#1.3 - Eve Arden Show - Cover Girl (Part 3 of 3)

Liza is embarrassed when she sees the cover of her just-published
book. The publishers have superimposed Liza's face onto the body
of a curvaceous young lady. Now it seems that everyone including
the butcher, the plumber and the baker, wants to date Liza Hammond.

[04] The Eve Arden Show: THE FRENCH VIEW
possibly prod. 2
8Oct57 CBS Tuesday 8:30pm
Synopsis: When George Howell, Liza’s agent, invites a French authoress
to be Liza’s house guest, the new arrival quickly charms the entire
neighborhood.

[05] The Eve Arden Show: THE NEW LIZA HAMMOND
Prod. no. 6
15Oct57 CBS Tuesday 8:30pm
Guest cast:
Lloyd Corrigan (as psychiatrist)
Synopsis: In an attempt to cure Liza’s feelings of inferiority, her
agent, George Howell, sends her to a psychiatrist. Liza becomes
aggressive, so much so that George wishes he never suggested the
treatment.

[06] The Eve Arden Show: LOCAL GIRL
Prod. no. 4
22Oct57 CBS Tuesday 8:30pm
Liza Hammond decides to return to her hometown, about which she has
written a best-selling book.

[07] The Eve Arden Show: WHITE ELEPHANT SALE
Prod. no. 7 CBS
29Oct57 [us] CBS orig. airdate

#1.7 - Eve Arden Show - White Elephant Sale (Part 1 of 3)
#1.7 - Eve Arden Show - White Elephant Sale (Part 2 of 3)
#1.7 - Eve Arden Show - White Elephant Sale (Part 3 of 3)

Guest cast:
Marguerite Chapman (as Mother)
Synopsis #1
Novelist, Liza Hammond (Eve Arden) discovers that her two daughters
hero-worship a neighboring woman who is very active in school
affairs. Realising that something must be done to win back their
respect Liza decides to compete with the woman at the school's
"white elephant" sale. (UK: The Viewer-Tyne Tees) 2Nov59 [uk] Tyne-Tees, Mon 1:00 pm
Synopsis #2: Eve attempts to counteract the rivalry of a neighborhood
mother for the affection of the twins. (TV Guide)

  [08] The Eve Arden Show: LIZA AND THE BOMBSHELL
Prod. no. 9
5Nov57 CBS  

  [--] [Pre-Empted?]  
  12Nov57


[09] The Eve Arden Show: LIZA AMONG THE COURTRIGHTS
Prod. no. 11
19Nov57 CBS
Probably the correct synopsis:
On a lecture tour, novelist Liza Hammond is followed all over New
England by an admiring young man.
Guest cast: Donald Foster

[10] The Eve Arden Show: JENNY'S UNREQUITED LOVE
Prod. no. 12
26Nov57 CBS Tuesday 8:30pm
Synopsis: Novelist Liza Hammond returns from a lecture tour to find
that one twin daughter, Jenny, is in the throes of her first love, and
the other, Many, is a female football star.
Guest Cast: Karen Green, Gail Stone, Allyn Joslyn, David Saber.
 
[11] The Eve Arden Show: LIZA HAMMOND ENTERPRISES
Prod. no. 13
3Dec57 CBS

[12] The Eve Arden Show: THE MONTANA DATE
Prod no. 10
10Dec57 CBS Tuesday 8:30pm
Synopsis: Novelist Liza Hammond learns that her agent has scheduled a
lecture for her in a remote town in Montana. On her arrival she finds
that she has an audience of one – a wealthy rancher.

  [13] The Eve Arden Show: MARY'S FIRST DATE _aka_ MARY'S FIRST DANCE
Prod. no. 15  
17Dec57 CBS

  [14] The Eve Arden Show: THE CHRISTMAS ANGEL 
Prod. no. 14
24Dec57 CBS

  [15] The Eve Arden Show: A HOTEL IS NOT A HOME 
Prod. no. 8
  31Dec57 CBS

[16] The Eve Arden Show: SAFARI
Possibly Prod. no. 16
7Jan58 CBS Tuesday 8:30pm Eastern
Synopsis:
In an effort to help Liza overcome her shyness, her agent lectures her
about her timidity. She takes his advice - in fact, she even accompanies a
famous explorer on a safari to Africa.

[17] The Eve Arden Show: THE NEW TENANT
Prod. no. 17
14Jan58 CBS

[18] The Eve Arden Show: LIZA'S REUNION DANCE
Prod. no. 18
21Jan58 CBS

[19] The Eve Arden Show: MARY'S REPORT CARD
Prod. no. 19
28Jan58 CBS Tuesday 8:30pm
Synopsis: Liza Hammond creates a crisis in her family when her twin
daughters bring home their report cards. She praises the daughter whose
report card is excellent and chastises the twin whose report card is bad.

[20] The Eve Arden Show: THE HOLLYWOOD OFFER
Prod. no. 20
4Feb58 CBS Tuesday 8:30pm Eastern
Synopsis:
Liza Hammond receives a telephone call from a Hollywood producer who wants
to buy her best-selling novel. Already Liza's financial situation looks
better.

[21] The Eve Arden Show: THE RIVALS
Prod. no. 21
11Feb58 CBS

[22] The Eve Arden Show: LIZA'S NIGHTMARE
Prod. no. 22
18Feb58 CBS Tuesday 8:30pm

#1.22 - Eve Arden Show - Liza's Nightmare (Part 1 of 3)
#1.22 - Eve Arden Show - Liza's Nightmare (Part 2 of 3)
#1.22 - Eve Arden Show - Liza's Nightmare (Part 3 of 3)
Probably the correct synopsis:
Liza is due to leave for a lecture tour in Washington, D.C. Then Jenny
comes down with a minor illness, which she dramatizes to gain her mother’s
sympathy.

[--] 25Feb58 - "The Eve Arden Show" was pre-empted for a "High Adventure"
special on Tibet. (60-minute special hosted by Lowell Thomas.)


[23] The Eve Arden Show: LIZA MEETS YOUNG KOREA
Prod. no. 23
4Mar58 CBS

[24] The Eve Arden Show: ED WESTON RETURNS
Prod. no. 25
11Mar58 CBS Tuesday 8:30pm
Synopsis: A former suitor of Liza’s, who’s addicted to gambling, turns
up again, surprisingly solvent. Liza’s agent, George Howell, isn’t
happy at all about the reappearance of his rival.

[25] The Eve Arden Show: FULL TIME MOTHER
Prod. no. 24
18Mar58 CBS

[26] The Eve Arden Show: LIZA AND THE HARVARD MAN
Prod. no. 26 (final episode)
25Mar58 CBS

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