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Heaven For Betsy (1952)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Robert Leszczak/ Tom Alger [Updated Dec-2018]
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive
Writers Guild of America (wga)

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HEAVEN FOR BETSY
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CBS

US Situation Comedy series 1952  26 episodes x 15min (twice weekly)

Starring:
Jack Lemmon as Peter Bell (New York store toy buyer)
Cynthia Stone as Betsy Bell (secretary turned homemaker)

Premise:
This sitcom starred Jck Lemmon and his wife at the time, Cynthia Stone as newlyweds.
They had previously played the same newlyweds on  The Frances Langford - Don Ameche Show (ABC Daytime Variety)(1951-52)

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CBS Tuesdays and Thursdays 7:45-8:00pm Eastern (15 min)
following the network News (30Sep52-25Dec52)
Los Angeles received episodes a week later than Eastern time zones.

 [01] Heaven for Betsy: (unknown title) (premier episode)
30Sep52 CBS Tue
Synopsis 1:
Jack Lemmon and his wife, Cynthia Stone, get into trouble when Pete decides to paper the bathroom. [Columbus Ohio Dispatch]
Synopsis 2:
Peter decides to wallpaper the bathroom of his home. During the process he gets his paste mixed up with the soup which his wife is preparing for a supper at the Women’s Bowling Club. [The Canton Ohio Repository]

[02] Heaven for Betsy: (unknown title)
02Oct52 CBS Thur
According to a review in Variety magazine, the second episode involved “Pete Bell installing a TV set antenna.”

[03] Heaven for Betsy: (unknown title)
07Oct52 CBS Tue
14Oct52 KNXT-2 Los Angeles (delayed one week)
Peter Bell reproves his wife, Betsy, for listening in on a party line conversation and later finds himself caught on his own petard. [Long Beach Independent]

[04] Heaven for Betsy: (unknown title)
09Oct52 CBS Thur

[05] Heaven for Betsy: (unknown title)
14Oct52 CBS Tue

[06] Heaven for Betsy: THE ILLUSIVE MOUSE
16Oct52 CBS Thur
The attempt to get rid of a mouse who calls in the middle of the night has hilarious complications in “The Illusive Mouse.” [Columbus Dispatch - ad for WBNS, channel 10]

[07] Heaven for Betsy: (unknown title)
21Oct52 CBS Tue

[08] Heaven for Betsy: (unknown title)
23Oct52 CBS Thur

[09] Heaven for Betsy: ROLLAWAY BED
28Oct52 CBS Tue

[10] Heaven for Betsy: (unknown title)
30Oct52 CBS Thur

[11] Heaven for Betsy: THE JOURNEY [Lowell Sun title]
04Nov52 CBS Tue

[12] Heaven for Betsy: THE SNEEZE [Lowell Sun title]
06Nov52 CBS Thur
13Nov52 Thur. KNXT-2 Los Angeles (delayed one week)
Synopsis:
Pete Bell develops a sneezing problem but his sneezing occurs only when his wife is around so he decides he is allergic to her.

[13] Heaven for Betsy: (unknown title)
11Nov52 CBS Tue
Synopsis 1:
Pete Bell (Jack Lemmon) hasn’t had a raise in over a year. His wife Betsy (Cynthia Stone) coaches him by
making a list of his attributes and demands for a raise.
Pete finally got up the courage to ask his boss, Mr. Wilmot (played by Cliff Hall) for the raise,
but at the meeting the boss’ phone rang non-stop and poor Pete never got the chance. [RL]
(Note: I’m pretty sure this is the only episode which has survived.) [RL]
Synopsis 2:
Betsy coaches Pete on how to approach the boss Mr. Willmot for a well earned raise. [Columbus Dispatch][TA]

[14] Heaven for Betsy: FOOTBALL HERO [Lowell Sun title]
13Nov52 CBS Thur

[15] Heaven for Betsy: (unknown title)
18Nov52 CBS Tue
25Nov52 Tue. KNXT-2 Los Angeles (delayed one week)
Synopsis 1:
Betsy uses her womanly wiles to prevent Pete from discovering the truth about the loss of her engagement ring.
Synopsis 2:
Tonight’s episode concerns “the marital tragedy of a lost wedding ring.” [Boston American]

[16] Heaven for Betsy: (unknown title)
20Nov52 CBS Thur

[17] Heaven for Betsy: DANCE CONTEST
25Nov52 CBS Tue
Synopsis:
Pete and Betsy enter a dance contest. [Lowell Sun]

[18] Heaven for Betsy: (unknown title)
27Nov52 CBS Thur

[19] Heaven for Betsy: (unknown title)
02Dec52 CBS Tue

[20] Heaven for Betsy: (unknown title)
04Dec52 CBS Thur

[21] Heaven for Betsy: (unknown title)
09Dec52 CBS Tue

[22] Heaven for Betsy: THE BOWLING BALL
11Dec52 CBS Thur
Note:
Episode title from Jersey Journal & Long Island Star-Journal newspapers.

[23] Heaven for Betsy: (unknown title)
16Dec52 CBS Tue

[24] Heaven for Betsy: (unknown title)
18Dec52 CBS Thur

[25] Heaven for Betsy: (unknown title)
23Dec52 CBS Tue

[26] Heaven for Betsy: (unknown title) (final episode)
25Dec52 CBS Thur

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