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It's Always Jan (1955-56)
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IT'S ALWAYS JAN
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Janard Productions, Inc.
(a partnership of Janis Paige and Arthur Stander)
for
CBS (Saturdays 9:30pm EST)
Produced by ?

US comedy series 1955-56   26 episodes x 30 min bw film
release date 10Sept55
starring
Janis Paige as Janis Stewart, nightclub singer
Patricia Bright as Pat Murphy, secretary
Merry Anders as Val Marlowe, model
Jeri Lou James as Josie Stewart, Jan's daughter
Arte Johnson as Stanley Schreiber, delivery boy for local delicatessen
Sid Melton as Harry Cooper, Jan's agent

Premise: Janis Paige stars in this series as a struggling nightclub singer
hoping to make it big. Sid Melton plays her manager.

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CBS Saturdays 9:30 pm Eastern

[01] It's Always Jan: (episode title unknown)
10Sep55 CBS
Janis Paige stars as a widowed night-club entertainer who shares an
apartment with her 10-year old daughter and two friends, a secretary
and a model. In the first episode Jan is upset about the daughter's
behavior. The girl seems too mature for her age. The only solution
seems to be to move out of the apartment.
Jan sings "Nothing Could Be Finer."

[02] It's Always Jan: (episode title unknown)
17Sep55 CBS
Daughter Josie appears in a play at school and is an instant success.

[--] 24Sep55    CBS   
Pre-empted for Ford Star Jubilee

[03] It's Always Jan: (episode title unknown)
01Oct55 CBS
Jan is faced with a problem when she finds herself falling in love.
A fun-loving Irishman tries to convince her she needs not live entirely
in the past with the memory of her husband, a casualty of the war.

[04] It's Always Jan: PAT'S ROMANCE
08Oct55 CBS       
Friendship meets its test when the boy friend Jan's roommate brings
home falls for Jan.

[05] It's Always Jan: (episode title unknown)
15Oct55 CBS
Jan unwillingly finds herself involved in a triangle. Stanley, the
delicatessen errand boy, has a crush on Jan, but Jan's daughter has
a crush on Stanley!

[--] 22Oct55    CBS
Pre-empted for Ford Star Jubilee

[06] It's Always Jan: (episode title unknown)
29Oct55 CBS
Val is thrilled over her engagement to a wealthy and much-married
playboy. He, however, is not too in love to overlook the charms of
roommate Jan.

[07] It's Always Jan: (episode title unknown)
05Nov55 CBS
Jan and her friends hatch a plot to bring Stanley Schrieber to his
senses. The boy wants to take a job in far-off Arabia.

[08] It's Always Jan: (episode title unknown)
12Nov55 CBS
Jan gets into hot water by borrowing money from her friends. She was
tricked into paying a songstress for some "special material."

[--] 19Nov55    CBS
Pre-empted for Ford Star Jubilee


[09] It's Always Jan: (episode title unknown)
26Nov55 CBS
Jan tries to help out a young couple in her apartment building.
Neighbors want them evicted because their baby cries at night.

[10] It's Always Jan: (episode title unknown)
03Dec55 CBS
Josie thinks she is becoming too much of a burden to her mother and
runs away to an orphanage.

[11] It's Always Jan: (episode title unknown)
10Dec55 CBS   
Jan's neighbors form a corporation to start her on a career as a
movie actress. She blithely invests the money in an elaborate wardrobe,
only to learn that clothes do not necessarily make the woman.

[--] 17Dec55    CBS
Pre-empted for Ford Star Jubilee


[12] It's Always Jan: PROPRIETY
24Dec55 CBS   
Even though Jan complains that all her boy friends want to kiss her
goodnight, she is twice as upset when a new beau makes no attempt to
kiss her at all.

[13] It's Always Jan: (episode title unknown)
31Dec55 CBS
Jan finds herself in a quandary when she has to explain why she
betrayed the confidence of her daughter.

[14] It's Always Jan: (episode title unknown)
07Jan56 CBS
Because she thinks she has neglected her daughter, Jan turns down a
lucrative engagement.

[--] 14Jan56    CBS
Pre-empted for Ford Star Jubilee


[15] It's Always Jan: HOUSE KEEPER
21Jan56 CBS       
Jan and her roommates hire a new housekeeper and nearly start a
revolution in their apartment building as a result.

[16] It's Always Jan: (episode title unknown)
28Jan56 CBS
Jan's curiosity is aroused when she begins receiving gifts and flowers
from an unknown admirer.   

[17] It's Always Jan: (episode title unknown)
04Feb56 CBS
Jan is upset when her press agent releases an "item" that she and a
movie star are seeing each other. Jan claims she hasn't even met her
"beau."

[--] 11Feb56    CBS
Pre-empted for Ford Star Jubilee


[18] It's Always Jan: (episode title unknown)
18Feb56 CBS
A handsome bachelor physician decides Jan is just what the doctor
ordered. His patient is Josie, but he'd rather consult with Jan.

[19] It's Always Jan: GUILTY CONSCIENCE
25Feb56 CBS   
Jan is torn between loyalty and fame when a big-time agent offers her
a prize engagement if she agrees to leave her present agent and sign
with him.

[20] It's Always Jan: (episode title unknown)
03Mar56 CBS
The rookie pitcher on a baseball team is smitten with Jan. But when
she spurns his affections, the ball player begins losing games.

[--] 10Mar56    CBS
Pre-empted for Ford Star Jubilee


[21] It's Always Jan: (episode title unknown)
17Mar56 CBS
Pat makes a blind date and then gets cold feet about dating someone
she hasn't met. Jan offers to fill in for Pat, rather than disappoint
the man.

[22] It's Always Jan: (episode title unknown)
24Mar56 CBS
Jan is the object of a matchmaking campaign when neighbors send all
unattached male friends to look her over.

[23] It's Always Jan: LOVE RINGS BELLS
31Mar56 CBS   
Jan and Pat have a falling out and Pat decides to move to another
apartment. But Jan's daughter has some ideas about resolving their
differences.

[--] 07Apr56   CBS
Pre-empted for Ford Star Jubilee


[24] It's Always Jan: (episode title unknown)
14Apr56 CBS
Guest Cast:
Kathleen Freeman (as Mrs. Johnson)
Steven Geray (as Mr. Johnson)
When Jan and Pat get a "hot tip" on some uranium stock, they pass
along the good news to all their friends, fully expecting to become
millionaires overnight.

[25] It's Always Jan: (episode title unknown)
21Apr56 CBS
When daughter Josie comes home singing the praises of a school chum's
mother, Jan takes her daughter to the night club to show Josie that
her mom's no slouch either.

[26] It's Always Jan: (episode title unknown) (final episode)
28Apr56 CBS
Jan, Josie and Pat hatch a plot to get Jan's agent married off. But
their efforts to rearrange Harry's life so that he'll meet the right
girl go awry.

Note:
This is the completion of the "26" original episodes, all remaining shows are reruns

[--] (episode title unknown) (one of the above)
Guest Star:
Darren McGavin

[--] 05May56
Pre-empted for Ford Star Jubilee

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Network Summer Reruns
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12May56    Rerun, original air date 01Oct55
19May56    No information available
26May56    Rerun, original air date 21Jan56
[--] 02Jun56    Pre-empted for Ford Star Jubilee
09Jun56    Rerun, original air date 18Feb56
16Jun56    Rerun, original air date 25Feb56
23Jun56    Rerun, original air date 24Mar56
30Jun56    Rerun, original air date 21Apri56


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