CTVA US Comedy - "Peck's Bad Girl" (CBS) (Summer 1959) starring Patty McCormack

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Peck's Bad Girl (1959)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Tom Alger, Robert Leszczak
references:
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)

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PECK'S BAD GIRL
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Talent Associates production
for
CBS (Tuesdays 9:00PM ET)
Executive Producer
Norman Felton
Produced by Stanley Rubin

US Comedy series    1959  14 episodes x 30 min
5May59-4Aug59 (first run) / 28Jun60-20Sep60 (re-run)
starring
Wendell Corey as Steve Peck, Torey's father/lawyer
Marsha Hunt as Jennifer Peck, Torey's mother
Patty McCormack as Torey Peck, daughter (age 12)
Ray Ferrell as Roger Peck, brother (age 7)
Reba Waters as Francesca, her girlfriend
Bernadette Withers as Jeannie (or Elaine?) (or Trudy?)(to be verified)

Premise: Misadventures of a 12 year-old girl played by Patty McCormack,
who 4 years earlier played a more sinister 8 year-old girl in the
classic movie & stage play "The Bad Seed" (WB) (1956) .

Note:
Torey Peck (portrayed by Patty McCormack of "The Bad Seed" fame)
opens and closes each episode, serving to "set up" and "wrap up" each
episode. [RL]

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CBS Tuesdays 9:00pm Eastern

1.01 [--] Peck's Bad Girl: (unknown episode title) (pilot episodes often untitled)
05May59 CBS Tuesday
Guest star:
Patrick O'Neal
Synopsis:
Torey has a crush on her male teacher and brings him home to meet
her parents. Rather than hurting Torey's feelings, the adults play along. [TA]

1.02 [--] Peck's Bad Girl: THE BIG FIB
12May59 CBS Tuesday (CBS re-run 5Jul60 Tue 8:00pm ET)
Synopsis 1:
Francesca, the new little girl next door, explains that her parents
are away on a trip. Not to be outdone, Torey announces that the Peck
family is going to Europe.
Synopsis 2:
Torey Peck invents a story that involves her parents in an embarrassing
set of circumstances. [TA]

1.03 [--] Peck's Bad Girl: LIPS THAT TOUCH LIPSTICK
19May59 CBS Tuesday 9:00pm Eastern
Guest cast:
Jenny Maxwell ......... Louise Hoskins
Bart Bradley .......... Alfred
Synopsis:
Torey is determined to wear lipstick to a friend's party, but her
father refuses to hear of it. Torey appeals to her mother for support.
Synopsis 2:
Torey faces a crisis when her father objects to her wearing lipstick
to a party. [TA]

1.04 [--] Peck's Bad Girl: THE PET RABBIT
26May59 CBS Tuesday
Synopsis:
The household routine is upset when the family learns that their
pet rabbit has disappeared. [TA]

1.05 [--] Peck's Bad Girl: (unknown episode title)
02Jun59 CBS Tuesday
Synopsis:
Jacques Bergerac visits the Peck household to renew an old
acquaintance with Mrs. Peck. [TA]

1.06 [--] Peck's Bad Girl: SOCIETY VS TOREY PECK
09Jun59 CBS Tuesday
Synopsis:
A pledge of secrecy becomes a dilemma for Torey Peck when she is torn
between loyalty to her best friends and duty to her girls' club. [TA]

1.07 [--] Peck's Bad Girl: SPARE THE ROD
16Jun59 CBS Tuesday 9:00pm Eastern
Guest cast:
Doris Singleton
Lawrence Dobkin
Synopsis:
At the suggestion of an aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Peck ask a psychologist for
advice on bringing up their children. When the psychologist tells them
to let Torey and Roger express themselves freely, Mr. and Mrs. Peck
decide to give it a try. [TA]

1.08 [--] Peck's Bad Girl: FEET OF CLAY [verified -RL]
23Jun59 CBS Tuesday
Sponsors - Pharmaceuticals Incorporated, makers of Geritol, Devarex, Serutan and Sominex.
Produced by Stanley Rubin
Written by Shirl Gordon
Directed by Don Taylor
Cast:
Wendell Corey as Steve Peck
Marsha Hunt as Jennifer Peck
Patty McCormack as Torey Peck
Ray Ferrell as Roger Peck
Bernadette Withers as Trudy
Trudy Ziskind as Lois
Synopsis:
Torey and her girl friends decide that Steve Peck is as wonderful and
charming as any of their movie idols until they discover he has feet of clay. [TA]
Note:
Episodes 8 and 12 sound identical. I'm certain they are one and the same. [RL]


1.09 [--] Peck's Bad Girl: LADY BOUNTIFUL
30Jun59 CBS Tuesday
Synopsis:
Torey Peck abandons her selfish ambitions when she becomes concerned
over the plight of a poor little girl whom she dislikes. [TA]

1.10 [--] Peck's Bad Girl: THE PICNIC
07Jul59 CBS Tuesday
Synopsis:
Eager to be accepted by a "mature and sophisticated" crowd, Torey Peck
declines a party invitation from Norman in favor of attending a high school
function with a smooth talking 15-year-old boy. [TA]

1.11 [--] Peck's Bad Girl: (unknown title)
14Jul59 CBS 9:00pm Eastern
Guest Cast:
Susanne Sydney ........ Marilyn
Synopsis:
Torey Peck creates quite a problem in the Peck household when she decides
that her father really doesn't love her and is partial to her younger brother. [TA]

1.12 [--] Peck's Bad Girl: SLUMBER PARTY [UCLA]
21Jul59 CBS Tuesday (according to UCLA)
producer, Stanley Rubin
director, Don Taylor
writer, Shirl Gordon
Music, Wilbur Hatch
Cast/perfomers:
Wendell Corey (Steve Peck); Marsha Hunt (Jennifer Peck)
Patty McCormack (Torey Peck); Ray Ferrell (Roger Peck);
Bernadette Withers (Jeannie); Reba Waters (Francesca);
Trudi Ziskind.
Summary:
Tory Peck invites her friends over for a slumber party. All the girls think
Dad is the greatest. But, after Tory is disillusioned that her Dad isn't
perfect, she realizes that it's okay anyway. [UCLA]
Contents: Commercials: Geritol -- Deverex -- Serutan -- Sominex --  ["Trackdown" promo].

Note:
Episodes 8 and 12 sound identical. I'm certain they are one and the same. [RL]


1.13 [--] Peck's Bad Girl: THE BREADWINNER
28Jul59 CBS 9:00pm Pacific
Guest star: Jane Withers
Synopsis 1:
Convinced that it's time she earned a living of her own, Torey decides to
advertise in the newspapers for a baby-sitting job. [TA]
Synopsis 2:
Jane Withers answers Torey Peck's want ad for ababy-sitting job.  [TA]
Note: TV Guide lists this as the "last show of the series."
Also: Bernadette Withers is listed as "Elaine" (not "Jeannie")


1.14 [--] Peck's Bad Girl: TREEHOUSE OF THE STEVEN PECK'S
04Aug59 CBS Tuesday
Synopsis:
The Peck family erects a treehouse in the back yard amid protests from
a bird-watching society and a city building inspector. [TA]
(Note: Last show of the series according to Alex McNeil's "Total Television")

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Summer 1960 CBS re-runs
Summer replacement series for "The Dennis O'Keefe Show"
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21Jun60 - pre-empted for news coverage of President Eisenhower's visit to the Pacific.
28Jun60 - rerun of "The Breadwinner" (from 28Jul59)
05Jul60 - rerun of "The Big Fib" (from 12May59)
12Jul60 - pre-empted for the Democratic National Convention
19Jul60 - unknown episode
26Jul60 - pre-empted for the Republican National Convention
02Aug60 - unknown
09Aug60 - unknown
16Aug60 - Peck's Bad Girl (title not given) CBS re-run 16Aug60 Tuesday 8:00pm Eastern
23Aug60 - Peck's Bad Girl (title not given) CBS re-run 23Aug60 Tuesday 8:00pm Eastern

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