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The Smith Family- Henry Fonda (1971-72)  -   The Jimmy Stewart Show (1971-72) 
Henry Fonda TV Series
The Star & The Story (Sharpe-Lewis/4Star/Official Films)(1955-56) Anthology series hosted by Henry Fonda  
The Deputy (Revue/NBC)(1959-61) Western series starring Henry Fonda, Allen Case
The Smith Family (Don Fedderson/ABC)(1971-72) Comedy Drama series Henry Fonda, Janet Blair, Darleen Carr, Ron Howard
The Smith Family (1971-72)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
John King, New York, Rina Fox
Brian Sawyer <bsrocks80@webtv.net>
references:
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THE SMITH FAMILY
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Don Fedderson production
for
ABC (season 1 early 1971 Wednesdays, time slot unknown)
ABC (season 2, 1971-72 Wednesdays 9:00 pm EST)
Created by Edmund Hartman
US Comedy Drama series 1971-72 39 episodes x 30 min color
season 1 20Jan71-8Sep71 (15 eps)
season 2 12Apr72-14June72 (24 eps)
starring
Henry Fonda as Det. Sgt. Chad Smith
Janet Blair as Betty Smith
Darleen Carr as Cindy Smith
Ron Howard as Bob Smith
Michael-James Wixted as Brian Smith
recurring guest cast:
Charles McGraw as Capt. Hughes (mainly season 1)
John Carter as Sgt. Ray Martin
Richard O'Brien as ? (season 2)
Vince Howard as ?

Premise:
219 Primrose Lane, the residence of the Smith Family. Chad, a
25 year veteran Sergeant of the L.A.P.D. played by Henry Fonda,
his wife Betty and their children Cindy, Bob and Brian

'The Smith Family' theme music: "Primrose Lane"
composed by W. Shanklin and G. Callendar
sung by Mike Minor

Check out the Book "Henry Fonda and The Deputy" Written by Glenn A. Mosley
With Foreword by Read Morgan
(Published by Bear Manor Media)


############ The Smith Family ##############
########### season 1 early 1971 #############
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ABC Wednesdays
15 episodes

1.01 [--] The Smith Family: CINDY
20Jan71 ABC, Wednesday
Guest Cast:
Heather Menzies
June Vincent

1.02 [--] The Smith Family: THE EX-CON
27Jan71 ABC, Wednesday
Guest Cast:
Paul Peterson

1.03 [--] The Smith Family: CHICANO
03Feb71 ABC Wed
Guest Cast:
A. Martinez ......... Ramon
Diane Holly ......... Maria
Carlos Romero ....... Blanco
Synopsis:
Chad's arrest of a Chicano activist causes unhappiness for his son Brian. [RF]

1.04 [--] The Smith Family: THE BLUE TIE
10Feb71 ABC Wed (rerun 11Aug71)
Guest Cast:
John Carter ......... Ray
Bruce Gordon ........ Ziggie
Virginia Vincent .... Mrs. Ritter
William Mims ........ Ritter
Jan Arvan ........... Womrath
Synopsis:
The ambush of two policemen has Betty more worried than usual about
Chad, who's out tracking a pair of thugs. [RF]
             
1.05 [--] The Smith Family: ALL THE GOOD NEIGHBORS 
17Feb71 ABC, Wednesday
Guest Cast:
   Walter Brooke
Victor Brandt
Quinn O'Hara
Shirley O'Hara

1.06 [--] The Smith Family: STRANGERS (part 1) _aka_ ONE MORE GOODBYE
24Feb71 ABC, Wednesday
     Guest Cast:
Charles McGraw ......... Capt. Hughes (recurring)
Betty Lynn

1.07 [--] The Smith Family: STRANGERS (part 2)
03Mar71 ABC Wed (rerun 01Sep71)
Guest Cast:
Jo Ann Harris ....... Lynn
Ann Summers ......... Mrs. Mitchell
Robert Brubaker ..... Mitchell
Synopsis:
Chad searches for a runaway teenager whose family gave her everything but love. [RF]

1.08 [--] The Smith Family: ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER DOLLAR
10Mar71 ABC Wed (rerun 25Aug71)
Guest Cast:
Henry Jones
Synopsis:
An old acquaintance is waiting at the Smith house with a surprise for Chad.
Meanwhile, Chad puts in a day as a police technical adviser on a Hollywood set. [RF]
 
1.09 [--] The Smith Family: THE DESK JOB
17Mar71 ABC, Wed
Guest Cast:
Charles McGraw ......... Capt. Hughes (recurring)
Herb Armstrong
Vince Howard ........... Ed Thomas
While Chad Smith is resting at home after being after being
injured in a fight, his wife talks him into taking a safe desk
job. But on being moved to a new post Chad finds he is more
interested in a dynamite theft case other detectives are working
on, than he is on his own paper work.
(UK syndication: 14Aug71 ITV ATV Midlands, Sat 8.25pm)

1.10 [--] The Smith Family: BRIAN AND THE SHERIFF
24Mar71 ABC Wed
Guest Cast:
Arthur O'Connell ...... Sheriff
Bart Burns ............ Deputy Green
Synopsis:
A former sheriff of the Old West whose home is about to be torn down, but
not without a fight and some unexpected help from feisty young Brian. [RF]

1.11 [--] The Smith Family: REMEMBER LISA
31Mar71 ABC Wed
Guest Cast:
Joanne Dru ............ Lisa Benton
Kevin Burchett ........ Jeff
Synopsis:
Chad agrees to help a widow whose son stands accused of car theft, but it's
a delicate assignment: the widow and Chad were once college sweethearts. [RF]
 
1.12 [--] The Smith Family: ROOKIE
7Arp71 ABC, Wednesday
     Guest Cast:
Peter Helm
Tim Graham
Natalie Masters

1.13 [--] The Smith Family: THE PEER GROUP
14Apr71 ABC Wed
Guest Cast:
Stefan Arngrim ........ Lennie
Richard Bull .......... Wilson
Brad Trumbull ......... Gifford
Butch Patrick ......... Gary
Claire Wilcox ......... Susan
Diane Quinn ........... Jan
Synopsis:
Teenager Bob (Ron Howard) is in a dilemma: he's afraid to violate his peer
group's code of trust by naming those responsible for vandalizing a classroom. [RF]

1.14 [--] The Smith Family: GREENER PASTURES
21Apr71 ABC Wed (rerun 28Jul71)
Guest Cast:
Bert Freed ............ Tom Weaver
A.G. Vitanza .......... Ramirez
Joan Benedict ......... Marge
David Roya ............ Ricardo
Barbara Nichols ....... Effie
Synopsis:
An ex-cop is now a successful businessman and Tom prompts Chad to weigh
the drawbacks and rewards of police work - on a day well-stocked with both. [RF]

1.15 [--] The Smith Family: NO PLACE TO HIDE
28Apr71 ABC Wed (rerun 04Aug71)
Guest Cast:
Adrienne Marden ....... Mrs. Groman
Mitzi Hoag ............ Mrs. Torrey
Tony Fraser ........... Donald
Sue Bernard ........... Linda
Morgan Jones .......... Chandler
William Wintersole .... Grimm
Jeanne Baird .......... Mrs. Grimm
Synopsis:
Chad investigates a possible drug problem at Brian's elementary school. [RF]

############ The Smith Family ##############
############# season 2 1971-72 ###############
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ABC Wednesdays 9:00 pm EST
24 episodes

2.01 [16] The Smith Family: THE ANNIVERSARY
15Sep71 ABC Wed
Guest Cast:
Greg Mullavey ....... Willis
Julie Parrish ....... Agnes
Vince Howard ........ Ed (recurring)
Agnes Moorehead (?) Not listed in TV Guide
Synopsis:
Someone threatens to blow up police headquarters unless a cop killer is released. [RF]

2.02 [17] The Smith Family: DAY IN THE COURT _aka_ STATE WITNESS
22Sep71 ABC, Wednesday
Guest Cast:
Alex Drier
      
2.03 [18] The Smith Family: STAKEOUT
29Sep71 ABC Wed
Guest Cast:
Anna Capri .......... Joyce
Gene Evans .......... Captain Dexter
Vicki Cos ........... Debbie
Lois January ........ Stella
Charles McGraw ...... Captain Hughes (recurring)
Synopsis:
It's an agonizing night for the Smiths as they await Chad's return
from a dangerous stakeout. [RF]

2.04 [19] The Smith Family: LOST LADY
06Oct71 ABC Wed
Guest Cast:
Sheree North
Vince Howard ........ Ed (recurring)
Richard Webb ........ Sergeant
Gail Bonney ......... Manager
Synopsis:
Sheree North stars as an ex-movie idol whom the kids try to help. [RF]

2.05 [20] The Smith Family: FATHER'S DAY
13Oct71 ABC Wed
Guest Cast:
Michael McGreevey ..... Scott
Erin Moran ............ Julie
Patience Cleveland .... Pat Keefer
Richard Webb .......... Sergeant
Synopsis:
Home-front problems for Sergeant Smith: son Bob is facing a day in
juvenile court; daughter Cindy needs help with a fella who is afraid
to ask out a cop's daughter. [RF]

2.06 [21] The Smith Family: BLIND CHANCE
20Oct71 ABC Wed
Guest Cast:
June Dayton ........... Helen
John Baer ............. Al
Synopsis:
The tragedy that surrounds cop killings is probed when an officer
taking Chad's night duty is murdered. [RF]


2.07 [22] The Smith Family: MAC
27Oct71 ABC, Wednesday
Guest Cast:
Neville Brand

2.08 [23] The Smith Family: RUMPUS ROOM
3Nov71 ABC, Wednesday
Guest Cast:
Rick Jason
Karen Carlson

2.09 [24] The Smith Family: AMBUSH
10Nov71 ABC, Wednesday
Guest Cast:
Pamela McMyler
Elvia Allman

2.10 [25] The Smith Family: THE WEEKEND
17Nov71 ABC, Wednesday
Guest Cast:
Herbert Anderson
Jon Lormer

2.11 [26] The Smith Family: MAN IN THE MIDDLE
24Nov71 ABC Wed
Guest Cast:
Geoffrey Deuel ...... Roy Hunter
Tim Considine ....... Jim York
William Boyett ...... Tom
Synopsis:
It's radicals vs. the establishment in the investigation of
a bombing at an underground newspaper. [RF]

2.12 [27] The Smith Family: CLASS OF '46
8Dec71 ABC, Wednesday
Guest Cast:
John Larch
Richard O'Brien

2.13 [28] The Smith Family: FAMILY MAN
15Dec71 ABC, Wednesday
Guest Cast:
Ned Romero

2.14 [29] The Smith Family: CHRISTMAS RUSH
22Dec71 ABC, Wednesday
Guest Cast:
Jerry Stickler
Tom Nardini
Maria Grimm
Florence Lake

2.15 [30] The Smith Family: TASTE OF FEAR
29Dec71 ABC, Wednesday
Guest Cast:
John Vivyan
Mike Henry
Richard O'Brien
Warren Hammeck

2.16 [31] The Smith Family: WHERE THERE'S SMOKE
5Jan72 ABC, Wednesday
Guest Cast:
Susan Oliver
Mark Miller
Richard O'Brien

----- RESUMES AFTER A THREE MONTH HIATUS ------

 
2.17 [32] The Smith Family: OFF DUTY COP
12Apr72 ABC Wed
Guest Cast:
Wayne Heffley
Scott Walker ........ Holdup Man
Richard O'Brien ..... Captain O'Farrell (recurring)
Peggy Stewart ....... Mrs. Dennison
Tom Troupe .......... Reporter
Synopsis:
Chad Smith's decision to hold his fire during a robbery earns him the brand of a coward.
Synopsis 2:
Is Chad a coward? His actions during a robbery-murder are questioned  by the community. [RF]

2.18 [33] The Smith Family: WINNER TAKE ALL
 19Apr72 ABC, Wednesday 
Guest Cast:
Guy Madison
Betty Ann Rees
Booth Colman
Steve Brodie

2.19 [34] The Smith Family: SAN FRANCISCO COP
26Apr72 ABC Wed
Guest Cast:
Benson Fong ......... Frank Low
Irene Tsu ........... Nancy
Beulah Quo .......... Anna
Vince Howard ........ Ed (recurring)
Synopsis:
Chad helps a San Francisco policeman in a search for a missing
person---the policeman's daughter. [RF]

[--] 3May71 (postponed until 7Jun72)

2.20 [35] The Smith Family: MY MOTHER, THE STAR
10May72 ABC Wed
Guest Cast:
Patience Cleveland ... Martha
Selette Cole ......... Laura
Yvonne White
Monty Margetts
Synopsis:
Frustrating tasks for Betty and Chad: she's directing a PTA
benefit and he's tracking an elusive killer. [RF]
  
2.21 [36] The Smith Family: ROGUE COP
17May72 ABC Wed
Guest cast:
Aron Kincaid ......... Tony
Al Lanti
Florence Lake
Larry Levine
Synopsis:
Chad has misgivings about Cindy's current romantic interest ---a young policeman. [RF]
     
2.22 [37] The Smith Family: TEN O'CLOCK AND ALL IS WELL
24May72 ABC, Wednesday
Guest Cast:
Conrad Bell
Sheldon Collins
Butch Patrick
Barbara Collentine
Florence Lake

2.23 [38] The Smith Family: HOMECOMING
31May72 ABC Wed
Guest Cast:
Dean Harens .......... Morgan
Harry Lauter ......... Jack
Hank Jones ........... Bellboy
Richard O'Brien ...... Captain O'Farrell (recurring)
Dorothy Keller
Synopsis:
You can't go home again, as Chad and Betty find out on a disappointing
trip to their much-changed home town. [RF]

2.24 [39] The Smith Family: FATHER-IN-LAW (final episode)
07Jun72 ABC Wed (postponed from 3May72)
Guest Cast:
Tim Matheson ......... Mark
Annie McEveety ....... Pat
Jonathan Lippe
Tim Graham
Synopsis:
Romantic interests for Cindy and Brian. [RF]

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