CTVA US Comedy - "Leave It To Beaver" (Revue/CBS/ABC)(1957-63)

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Leave It To Beaver (original series) (1957-63)
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Leave It To Beaver (season 1) (CBS) (1957-58)
Leave It To Beaver (season 2) (ABC) (1958-59)
Leave It To Beaver (season 3) (ABC) (1959-60)
Leave It To Beaver (season 4) (ABC) (1960-61)
Leave It To Beaver (season 5) (ABC) (1961-62)
Leave It To Beaver (season 6) (ABC) (1962-63)

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LEAVE IT TO BEAVER
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Gomalco Productions, Inc. (seasons 1,2,5) (on copyright)
Revue Productions, Inc (seasons 3, 4,) (on copyright)
Revue Studios (season 6)(1962-63)(on copyright)
for
CBS (season 1)(1957-58) (Fridays 7:30 pm EST/from 26Mar58-Wednesdays)
ABC (season 2)(1958-59) (Thursdays 7:30 pm EST)
ABC (seasons 3-5) (1959-62)(Saturdays 8:30 pm EST)
ABC (season 6)(Thursdays 8:30 pm EST)
Created, Written and Produced by Joe Connelly and Bob Mosher

US Situation Comedy series 1957-63 234 episodes x 30 min bw (6 seasons 39 episodes per season)
Starring:
Hugh Beaumont as Ward Cleaver (husband, father) (1957-1963)
Barbara Billingsley as June Cleaver (wife, mother) (1957-1963)
Tony Dow as Wally Cleaver (older son) (1957-1963)
Jerry Mathers as Theodore Cleaver "The Beaver" (younger son) (1957-1963)
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Ken Osmond as Eddie Haskell (1957-1963)
Diane Brewster as Miss Canfield (1957-1958)
Sue Randall as Miss Landers (1958-1962)
Rusty Stevens as Larry Mondello (1958-1960)
Stanley Fafara as Whitey Whitney (1957-1963)
Frank Bank as Clarence "Lumpy" Rutherford (1958-1963)
Richard Deacon as Mr. Fred Rutherford (1957-1963)
Stephen Talbot as Gilbert Bates (1959-1963)
Richard Correll as Richard (1960-1963)
Madge Blake as Mrs. Mondello (1957-1963)
Pamela Beaird as Mary Ellen Rogers (1957-1963)

Premise:
Domestic sitcom set in Mayfield, a  small-town in America with the emphasis on two mischievous small boys.

One of the most popular series in television history, Leave It to Beaver stood out from the flock of family shows
during TV's golden age. While most Beaver contemporaries, like The Donna Reed Show and The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet,
were star-driven vehicles in which the kids were merely supporting players, the action and antics in Leave It to Beaver
centered around the Cleaver boys. Premiering in the fall of 1957 and focusing on the adventures of seven-year-old
Theodore "Beaver" Cleaver and his 12-year-old brother, Wally, Leave It to Beaver was remarkably fresh for its time.
While its tone reflected the innocence of the era, the series had a realistic edge thanks to the show's creators,
Joe Connely and Bob Mosher, who based most of the young characters on their own kids and other children they knew.
The episode where Wally gives Beaver a crummy coif after losing his haircut money was taken straight from the experience
of little Bobby Mosher. Does that mean there was actually a real life Eddie Haskell and Larry Mondello too?

The lasting charm of "Leave It to Beaver" can also be attributed to its timeless story lines. It's not difficult to
imagine Wally and the Beaver's misadventures happening today, albeit with hipper lingo. At the show's core is the theme
of growing up, and while most of us don't have model parents like Ward and June Cleaver or Gus the Fireman to dispense
advice, we can identify with many of the Cleaver kids' predicaments. Boys will be boys, after all.

Though the original series left prime time in September 1963, it has remained a regular in reruns ever since. In the
early 1980s, Leave It to Beaver experienced a resurgence in popularity that resulted in a sort of Beaver Cleaver fever.
Wally and the Beav suddenly found themselves on Kellogg's Cornflakes boxes, as well as the subject of a number of
books. A reunion movie, Still the Beaver, was produced, and led to a syndicated series reuniting many of the show's
original cast members.

[--] Leave It To Beaver: IT'S A SMALL WORLD (Unaired Pilot)
Guest Cast:
Max Showalter (Ward Cleaver)
Paul Sullivan (Wally Cleaver)

Revival Series -  Still The Beaver (Disney Channel)(1984-85) /  The New Leave It To Beaver(WTBS)(1986-89)

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