CTVA US Comedy - "Private Secretary" (Chertok/CBS) Season 2 (1953-54)

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Starring Ann Sothern & Don Porter
Season 2 (CBS) (1953-54)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Jim Brent, Rina Fox

references:
TV Guide /   Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive

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CBS Sundays 7:30 pm Eastern (2 out of every 3 weeks)   26 New Episodes
Alternated with - 
The Jack Benny Program (season 4) (CBS Sundays) (1953-1954)

[--] 13Sep53 The Jack Benny Program  (season premier)

2.01 [17] Private Secretary: HAVANA OR BUST
20Sep53 CBS       
After Susie brags to her friend that she will accompany Mr. Sands
on a business trip to Havana, Susie must find a way to convince
her boss to take her. [JB]

2.02 [18] Private Secretary: TWO WEEKS WITH PAY
27Sep53 CBS
Guest Cast:
Evie Johnson* (as Flame)
*then the wife of Van Johnson and a friend of Ann Sothern.
    As Susie prepares to go on vacation with Sylvia, she worries that
her replacement, a conniving secretary named Flame, could become
permanent. [JB]

[--] 3Oct53 The Jack Benny Program 

2.03 [19] Private Secretary: MIAMI
11Oct53 CBS
Guest Cast:
Jesse White (as Cagey Calhoun) (first appearance)
George E. Stone (as his assistant, Ben) (first appearance)
While Sylvia chases men in Miami, Susie tries to outwit rival
agent Cagey Calhoun and sing a handsome singer. [JB]

2.04 [20] Private Secretary: THE HUBBY KILLER
18Oct53 CBS
Guest Cast:
Anita Ekberg
Susie and Sylvia are suspicious of Susie's houseguest, a South
American actress publicized as "the hubby killer." [JB]

[--] 25Oct53 The Jack Benny Program

2.05 [21] Private Secretary: THE LITTLE ACORN THAT DIDN'T GROW
01Nov53 CBS
Guest Cast:   
Leonid Kinskey and Sandra Gould
Susie tries to find a job for the elevator operator, a classical violinist. [JB]

2.06 [22] Private Secretary: CAST THY BREAD
08Nov53 CBS
Guest Cast:
Anthony Warde is introduced as Lt. Samuel Green.
An elderly butler steals Susie's new hat as a birthday gift for
his employer, a former grande dame of the theatre. When Susie
learns the circumstances, she lets him keep the hat and convinces
Mr. Sands to hire the actress. [JB]

[--] 15Nov53 The Jack Benny Program

2.07 [23] Private Secretary: WEEKEND IN CONNECTICUT
22Nov53 CBS
Guest Cast:
Hope Emerson and Alvy Moore.
After envying Mr. Sands' frequent business trips, Susie learns
the jaunt are not all play when she must spend the weekend in
Connecticut with a female writer. [JB]

2.08 [24] Private Secretary: SEVEN OUT OF TEN
29Nov53 CBS
Guest Cast:
Jean Byron
Mr. Sands tries to improve office efficiency with a management
article while Susie interprets his behavior as love. Meanwhile,
Sylvia's Brooklyn friend tries to pass herself off as a socialite. [JB]

[--] 6Dec53 The Jack Benny Program

2.09 [25] Private Secretary: TWO OF A KIND
13Dec53 CBS
Guest Cast:
Natalie Schafer
Susie helps a flamboyant older actress win a role in a play. [JB]

2.10 [26] Private Secretary: GIRL OF THE YEAR
20Dec53 CBS
Susie gets fired for her absent-mindedness after winning the
"Secretary of the Year" award. [JB]

[--] 27Dec53 The Jack Benny Program

2.11 [27] Private Secretary: THE BLAU-HOSTEIN MEMOIRS
03Jan54 CBS
Susie and Cagey Calhoun compete for the rights to the memoirs of
European princess. [JB]

2.12 [28] Private Secretary: THE SABLE COAT
10Jan54 CBS
Guest Cast:
Marcel Dalio is introduced as Armende.
Susie's friends are jealous when Armende, a French movie star,
gives Susie a fur coat refused by his fiancée. [JB]

[--] 17Jan54 The Jack Benny Program

2.13 [29] Private Secretary: SHRINKING VI
24Jan54 CBS
Guest Cast:
King Donovan
Susie plays matchmaker for her meteorologist neighbor and Vi.[JB]

2.14 [30] Private Secretary: THE LITTLE MONSTER
31Jan54 CBS
Guest Cast:
Danny Richards, Jr. is introduced as Harold Lemaire, the little monster.
Susie befriends a precocious child prodigy who plays "The Little
Monster" on stage and off.

[--] 7Feb54 The Jack Benny Program

2.15 [31] Private Secretary: MIND OVER MATTER
14Feb54 CBS
Guest Cast:
Guinn "Big Boy" Williams.
Susie plays matchmaker for Vi's cowboy penpal and a temperamental producer. [JB]

2.16 [32] Private Secretary: FRIEND IN NEED
21Feb54 CBS
After overextending herself to help her friends, Susie ends up
in bed with a bad cold. She feels deserted when none of them visit. [JB]

[--] 28Feb54 The Jack Benny Program

2.17 [33] Private Secretary: VIVE L'AMOUR
7Mar54 CBS
Guest Cast:
Marcel Dalio.
Susie goes to Paris to convince Armende that his girl friend is a gold digger. [JB]

2.18 [34] Private Secretary: TEMPEST IN A PICKLE JAR
14Mar54 CBS
Susie helps find the real culprit when Tommy is accused of  stealing hot dogs. [JB]

[--] 21Mar54 The Jack Benny Program

2.19 [35] Private Secretary: AND SUSIE IS THE SUN
28Mar54 CBS
Guest Cast:
Danny Richards, Jr.
Susie tries to discourage young Harold Lemaire's crush on her by
playing matchmaker for him and a precocious little girl. [JB]

2.20 [36] Private Secretary: HIGH SPIRITS
4Apr54 CBS
Susie discovers that Vi's phony medium is leaking secrets about
Mr. Sands' office to a gossip columnist. [JB]

[--] 11Apr54 The Jack Benny Program

2.21 [37] Private Secretary: LIVE WIRE
18Apr54 CBS
Susie tries to outfox Mr. Sands' new partner, whom she thinks is
out to steal her boss' clients. [JB]

2.22 [38] Private Secretary: THE STILL SMALL VOICE
25Apr54 CBS
Guest Cast:
Frank Wilcox and Joe Besser.
Susie and Vi make Mr. Sands feel so guilty for killing a deer on
a hunting trip that he loses sleep. [JB]

[--] 2May54 The Jack Benny Program

2.23 [39] Private Secretary: APRIL SHOWER
09May54 CBS
When Sylvia's fiancée flirts with Susie, she must convince Sylvia that he is not Mr. Right. [JB]

2.24 [40] Private Secretary: CRAZY MIXED-UP KID
16May54 CBS
Susie teaches a publicity-hungry actor that his stunts are hurting his career. [JB]

[--] 23May54 The Jack Benny Program (last show of the season)

2.25 [41] Private Secretary: A MATTER OF TASTE
30May54 CBS
Susie and Mr. Sands try to convince a famous Hungarian chef to
divulge his recipes on a TV series. [JB]

2.26 [42] Private Secretary: NO REST FOR THE WEARY
06Jun54 CBS
Guest Cast:
Franklin Pangborn.
Susie and Cagey Calhoun try to outfox each other at a convalescent
home where a concert pianist is hiding [JB]

Summer Replacement - Your Play Time (CBS - Summer 1954) Anthology Series  (13Jun54-5Sep54)

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