CTVA US Comedy - "To Rome With Love" (Don Fedderson/CBS) (1969-71) John Forsythe

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"Bachelor Father" (1957-62)  -  "The John Forsythe Show" (1965-66) 
 "To Rome with Love" (1969-71)  -  "Charlie's Angels" (1976-81)   -  "Dynasty" (1981-89)
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To Rome With Love (1969-71)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Brian Sawyer,  Rina Fox, Tom Alger,  Charnetha Kimbrough, Robert Leszczak
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TO ROME WITH LOVE

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Don Fedderson Production
for
CBS (Season 1 1969-70 Sundays 7:30 pm EST)
CBS (Season 2 1970-71 Tuesdays 9:30 pm EST)
Executive Producer Don Fedderson
Produced by Edmund L. Hartmann  
 
US Comedy series 1969-71 48 episodes x 30 min color
release date 28Sep69
Starring
John Forsytheas Michael Endicott
Video Playlist - John Forsythe - Archive Interview (5pt)  
Kay Medford as Aunt Harriet Endicott (1969-1970)
Joyce Menges as Alison Endicott
Susan Neher as Penny Endicott
Melanie Fullerton as Mary Jane "Pokey" Endicott
Peggy Mondo as Mama Vitale
Vito Scotti as Gino Mancini
Gerald Michenaud as Nico
Walter Brennan as Andy Pruitt (1970-71)

Premise:
After his wife dies, Michael Endicott leaves Iowa with his three
daughters to accept a teaching position at the American Overseas
School in Rome, Italy. His sister, Harriet Endicott also moved to
Rome during the first season but returned home to Iowa. Andy Pruitt,
Michael's father-in-law, sold his farm in Iowa and went to Rome to
visit but ended up moving into the apartment during the second season.

Directors include:
Earl Bellamy, Fred De Cordova, James Sheldon  

"To Rome With Love" theme song by w & m Jay Livingston and Ray Evans
Original music by (Frank) DeVol  

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CBS Sundays 7:30 pm EST
26 episodes

 1.01 [--] To Rome with Love: [Pilot episode]
28Sep69 CBS Sun
Synopsis:
Rome's full of surprises for a widowed college professor who moves
there with his three daughters. [RF]

1.02 [--] To Rome with Love: HELLO AUNT HARRIET
05Oct69 CBS Sun
Synopsis:
Aunt Harriet visits the family and decides to stay .... permanently! [RF]

1.03 [--] To Rome with Love: TO ROME FROM IOWA (aka "The Roman From Iowa")
12Oct69 CBS Sun (rerun 24May70)
Guest cast:
Joan Freeman ......... Alice
Reva Rose ............ Margetta
Synopsis:
Endicott poses as an Italian rather than embarrass the romantic
young American woman who mistook him for one. A simple pretense
until his daughter finds out. [RF]

1.04 [--] To Rome with Love: GOODBYE AUNT HARRIET
19Oct69 CBS Sun
Guest cast:
Romo Vincent ......... Papa
Synopsis:
Aunt Harriet decides to leave Rome. [RF]

[--] 26Oct69 CBS Sun - pre-empted or re-run

1.05 [--] To Rome with Love: THE TELEPHONE
02Nov69 CBS Sun
Synopsis:
Talk about party lines ... the Endicotts have the only phone in the
immediate area. [RF]

1.06 [--] To Rome with Love: WE WANT TO GO HOME
09Nov69 CBS Sun
Guest cast:
John Howard .......... Headmaster
Ralph Manza .......... Paoli
Synopsis:
Memories of Iowa bring on a rash of home sickness. [RF]

1.07 [--] To Rome With Love: A PALAZZO IS NOT A HOME
16Nov69 CBS Sun
Guest cast:
Leslie Parrish ....... Elaine
Synopsis:
An attractive decorator remodels Endicott's bathroom and some of his thinking. [RF]

1.08 [--] To Rome with Love: THE LONG ROAD HOME
23Nov69 CBS Sun
Guest cast:
Darleen Carr ......... Carla
Synopsis:
A vagabond American girl promotes discontent among the Endicott daughters. [RF]

1.09 [--] To Rome With Love: A SECRET DAY
30Nov69 CBS Sun (rerun 31May70)
Guest cast:
Geraldine Brooks ...... Lisa
Norman Alden .......... Fields
Synopsis:
A rare day off gets Endicott to thinking of a Roman girl he
loved during World War II. Soon he finds her, the years dissolve
and the day gets even rarer. [RF]

1.09 [--] To Rome With Love: A SECRET DAY
30Nov69 CBS Sun (rerun 31May70)
Guest cast:
Geraldine Brooks ..... Lisa
Norman Alden ......... Fields
Synopsis 1:
Endicott encounters a Roman girl he loved during World War II.
Synopsis 2:
A rare day off gets Endicott to thinking of a Roman girl he loved during
World War II. Soon he finds her, the years dissolve and the day gets
even rarer. [RF]

1.10 [--] To Rome With Love: AN AFFAIR OF HONOR
14Dec69 CBS Sun
Guest cast:
John Roper ........... lberto
Maurice Marsac ....... Maitre d'
Synopsis:
Pride is the problem as Alison tries to repay a suitor who spent too much on her. [RF]

[--] 21Dec69 CBS Sun - pre-empted or re-run

1.11 [--] To Rome with Love: AND ONE MORE SPRING
28Dec69 CBS Sun
Guest cast:
John Myhers .......... Dr. DePalma
Synopsis:
A handsome Italian doctor has Aunt Harriet in love. [RF]

1.12 [--] To Rome with Love: ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN IN ROME
04Jan70 CBS Sun (rerun 21Jun70)
Guest cast:
Anna Maria Alberghetti.. Eleanora
Peter Brocco ........... Lorenzo
Synopsis 1:
A ballerina in distress sidetracks Prof. Endicott's plans for a
scholarly evening, and both get a lesson in the chemistry of romance. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
A beautiful Italian ballerina attracts Endicott. [RF]

1.13 [--] To Rome with Love: A GOWN FOR ALLISON
11Jan70 CBS Sun
Guest cast:
Alain Patrick .......... Marius
Eva Soreny ............. the Contessa
Synopsis:
The cost of a gown becomes a painful issue as Allison plans a gala evening
with a young count. As her dad sadly discovers, a professor's salary
doesn't provide for such luxuries. [TA]

1.14 [--] To Rome with Love: ONE COIN IN THE FOUNTAIN
18Jan70 CBS Sun
Synopsis:
Pokey tosses a rare coin of Penny's into Trevi Fountain. [RF]

1.15 [--] To Rome with Love: TO GO HOME AGAIN
25Jan70 CBS Sun
Guest cast:
Diane McBain ......... Connie
Brad Trumball ........ Herb
Synopsis:
Penny faces a crisis: Dad's away and Alison is planning to elope. [RF]

1.16 [--] To Rome with Love: THE PIED PIPER OF ROME
01Feb70 CBS Sun
Guest cast:
Sean Garrison ........ George
Lillian Adams ........ Signora Spoletti
Synopsis:
Endicott must face the fact that 16-year-old Alison is growing up. [RF]

1.17 [--] To Rome with Love: MY DAUGHTER PENNY  [verified -RL]
08Feb70 CBS Sun (rerun 06Sep70)
Written by Blanche Hanalis
Directed by Charles Barton
Guest cast:
Tim Weldon ........... Antonio
Bobby Riha ........... David
Gerald Michenaud ..... Nico
Synopsis 1:
How to turn a tomboy into a picture of femininity.
Synopsis 2:
The family goes all-out to turn tomboy Penny into the picture of
femininity. [RF]

[--] 15Feb70 CBS Sun - pre-empted or re-run
[--] 22Feb70 CBS Sun - pre-empted or re-run

1.18 [--] To Rome with Love: BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE  [verified -RL]
01Mar70 CBS Sun (rerun 02Aug1970)
Written by John McGreevey
Directed by Charles Barton
Guest cast:
Nina Foch ........... Diana Masterson
Heather Menzies ..... Andrea
Carl Esmond ......... Kurt
Synopsis:
Professor Endicott's troubles with a smitten student lead him
to the girl's mother, a jet-setter who tries to win him away
from staid parenthood into her glamorous world. [RF]

1.19 [--] To Rome with Love: BIRDS, BEES AND ROMANS
08Mar70 CBS Sun
Guest cast:
Gerald Michenaud ..... Nico
Vitina Marcus ........ Signora Cardozza
Lee Casey ............ Mario
Vito Scotti .......... Gino Mancini (recurring?)
Synopsis:
The birds and bees nit will never impress Pokey. She's told babies are
found under bushes and by golly, she goes out and finds one! [RF]

1.20 [--] To Rome with Love: THE PRETTY LITTLE GIRL
15Mar70 CBS Sun
Guest cast:
Ahna Capri ........... Julie
Vitina Marcus ........ Signora Cardozza
Synopsis 1:
Endicott is completely deceived and abashed by a pretty young thing in
blue jeans who turns out to be a stunner, age 23 - and more than
casually interested in him. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Endicott flips over a "Pretty Little Girl" in blue jeans, wait until he
finds out she's 23 years old. [RF]

1.21 [--] To Rome with Love: FATHER'S CHOICE
29Mar70 CBS Sun
Guest cast:
Michel Panaleff ....... Antonini
Synopsis:
Dad needs a fast solution to a delicate problem. Penny took up
ballet to please him and her recital is scheduled for the
night he's taking Alison to a dance. [RF]

1.22 [--] To Rome with Love: A FRIEND FOR PENNY
05Apr70 CBS Sun

Guest cast:
Christie Matchett .... Maria
Synopsis:
The lonely daughter of a tycoon finds affectionate friends in the
Endicott clan. [RF]

[--] 12Apr70 CBS Sun - pre-empted or re-run
[--] 19Apr70 CBS Sun - pre-empted or re-run


1.23 [--] To Rome with Love: SPRING VACATION
26Apr70 CBS Sun
Guest cast:
Francine York ........ Francesca
Maria Grimm .......... Lisa
Carl Millitaire ...... Nero
Synopsis:
How do you get Dad to take a vacation? [RF]

1.24 [--] To Rome with Love: WEST OF ROME
03May70 CBS Sun
Guest cast:
Fabrizio Mioni ........ Bruno
Anthony Caruso ........ Giacomo
Robert Priest ......... Valerio
Synopsis:
Endicott's problems as technical adviser on an Italian western
are nothing compared to the difficulties attending a 10-year-old
Penny's crush on the handsome star. [RF]

1.25 [--] To Rome with Love: OUR FRIEND GINO
10May70 CBS Sun
Guest cast:
Patricia Medina ...... Mrs. Rossano
Vito Scotti ......... Gino Mancini
Synopsis:
To impress a wealthy matro who was once Gino the taxi driver's
sweetheart, the Endicott's home becomes Gino's with Alison posing
as the maid and the professor his tutor. [RF]

1.26 [--] To Rome with Love: WE REMEMBER MAMA
17May70 CBS Sun
Guest cast:
Nancy Malone ......... Janice
Synopsis:
The late Mrs. Endicott is in everyone's thoughts as the professor
takes up with a lady whose feelings for him are apparent to his
daughters, but not to him. [RF]
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Summer Reruns - CBS Sundays - (24May70-06Sep70)
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[--] 24May70 CBS Sun - rerun of #1.3 "To Rome From Iowa" (first aired 12Oct69)
[--] 31May70 CBS Sun - rerun of #1.9 "A Secret Day" (first aired 30Nov69)
[--] 21Jun70 CBS Sun - rerun of #1.12 "Anything Can Happen" (first aired 4Jan70)
[--] 02Aug1970 CBS Sun - rerun of #1.18 "Beautiful People" (first aired 01Mar70)
[--] 06Sep1970 CBS Sun - rerun of #1.17 "My Daughter Penny" (first aired 8Feb70)


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CBS Tuesdays 9:30 pm EST
22 episodes

 2.01 [27] To Rome with Love: HERE COMES ANDY
15Sep70 CBS Tue (rerun 19May71)
Guest cast:
Brioni Farrell ....... Margot
Synopsis:
Walter Brennan, playing Grandpa Andy Pruitt, joins the family in Rome.
The dilemma is: how can the Endicotts keep from telling Grandpa that
he's crowding them? [RF]
Synopsis 2:
While Endicott enjoys himself in Venice, the girls are left
in Grandpas care: tender, loving but a real drag on their social and
business ventures. [RF]

2.02 [28] To Rome with Love: A DAY IN THE COUNTRY
22Sep70 CBS Tue (rerun 19May71)
Guest cast:
Michael Blodgett ..... Hank Martin
Frank Puglia ......... Bibo
Synopsis:
Should teen-ager Alison be chaperoned? [RF]

2.03 [29] To Rome with Love: BABY OF THE FAMILY
29Sep70 CBS Tue
Guest cast:
Mary Ann Mobley ...... Joan Hamilton
Gerald Michenaud ..... Nico
Remo Pisani .......... Mario
Synopsis:
Seven-year-old Pokey decides she's been treated like a child long
enough. [RF]

2.04 [30] To Rome with Love: ROMAN AFFAIR
06Oct70 CBS Tue
Guest Cast:
Sebastian Cabot ...... Giles French
Anissa Jones ......... Buffy Davis
Johnny Whitaker ...... Jody Davis (as Johnnie Whitaker)
A crossover episode from "Family Affair" series
starring Brian Keith.


2.05 [31] To Rome with Love: A BOY TO REMEMBER
13Oct70 CBS Tue
Guest Cast:
Claudio Martinez ..... Paulo
Jonathan Lippe ....... Prof. Watkins
Ellen Clark .......... Mrs. Watkins
Synopsis:
A runaway waif causes trouble in the Endicott home. [RF]

2.06 [32] To Rome with Love: ROME IS WHERE YOU FIND IT
20Oct70 CBS Tue
Guest Cast:
Argentina Brunetti ... Josie
Don Grady ............ Robbie Douglas
Tina Cole ............ Katie Miller Douglas
William Demarest ..... Uncle Charley O'Casey
A crossover episode from "My Three Sons" series
starring Fred MacMurray.


2.07 [33] To Rome with Love: LIRE FROM HEAVEN
27Oct70 CBS Tue (rerun 04Aug71)
Guest cast:
Barbara McNair ......... Celeste
Synopsis:
Celeste is the owner of the night club where this Roman fairy tale
begins. It's about a shower of gifts coming to the Endicotts from
someone who wants to be known only as "one who remembers". [RF]
*Note: Barbara McNair sings, "Didn't We?" and "When In Rome".

[--] 3Nov70 CBS Tue - pre-empted or re-run

2.08 [34] To Rome with Love: GRANDPA IN CHARGE
10Nov70 CBS Tue (rerun 28Jul71)
Guest cast:
Frank Puglia ............ Bibo
Gerald Michenaud ........ Nico
Synopsis:
Grandpa plays a key role in a battle between the Endicotts' fellow
tenants and their anonymous landlord. [RF]

2.09 [35] To Rome with Love: THE CATNIP CLUB
17Nov70 CBS Tue (rerun 11Aug71)
Guest cast:
Craig Stevens ........ Bill
Elaine Devry ......... Maggie
A.G. Vitanza ......... Bartoletti
Carmelo Manto ........ Maitre D'
Synopsis:
An old friend talks the professor into moonlighting as manager of a
Roman bistro (a job that holds some unexpected consequences). [RF]

2.10 [36] To Rome with love: THE ROSE GARDEN
24Nov70 CBS Tue
Guest cast:
Dana Wynter .......... Duchess
Eugene Mazzola ....... Vittorio
Synopsis:
A noblewoman whose rigid attitudes lead to a clash with the Endicotts. [RF]

2.11 [37] To Rome with Love: THE BOY NEXT DOOR
[corrected - CK]
01Dec70 CBS Tue (rerun 07Jul71)
guest cast: [CK]
Ricky Kelman ......... Jerry;
Richard Bull ......... Mr. Collins
Josephine Hutchinson .... Mrs. Kinneman
Synopsis: [CK]
Grandpa Pruitt falls for a next door neighbor from Illinois, while Alison
has a crush on a boy from her home state. [CK]
(Correction: Previous cast/synopsis for this episode moved to #2.22)

2.12 [38] To Rome With Love: THE RUNAWAYS
08Dec70 CBS Tue
Guest cast:
Linda Foster ......... Valerie
Paul Micale .......... Proprietor
Synopsis:
Penny and Pokey take a drastic step to turn Dad's new romance into
marriage. [RF]

2.13 [39] To Rome with Love: FLY AWAY HOME
15Dec70 CBS Tue
Guest cast:
Lilyan Chauvin ........ Mlle. Roget
Robert DeMan .......... Pietro
Synopsis:
Poignant good-byes are in the offing as the Endicotts tend two birds about
to leave the nest: and injured dove and Allison, whos being groomed for
an art scholarship in Paris. [RF]

[--] 22Dec70 CBS Tue - pre-empted or re-run

2.14 [40] To Rome with Love: DOCTOR ANDY
29Dec70 CBS Tue
Guest cast:
Victoria Vetri ....... Christina
Phillip Frame ........ Charles
Synopsis:
Expectant parents disrupt the Endicott household. [RF]

2.15 [41] To Rome with Love: MAKING THE SCENE
05Jan71 CBS Tue (rerun 18Aug71)
Guest cast:
Geoffrey Deuel ......... Gary
Quinn O'Hara ........... Sheila
Danny Llorens .......... Eddie
Synopsis:
Alison, making her acting debut in an improvisational movie, gets
overly involved with the hippie filmmakers. [RF]

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"To Rome With Love" Moves to Wednesdays on CBS
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2.16 [42] To Rome with Love: BONZAI _or_ BONSAI
13Jan71 CBS Wed (rerun 25Aug71)
Guest cast:
Teru Shimada ......... Okada
Miko Mayama .......... Etsu
Beulah Quo ........... Mrs. Okada
Page Forsythe ........ Sandy (John Forsythe's daughter)
Synopsis:
A Japanese girl tries to adopt Alison's Western ways. [RF]

2.17 [43] To Rome With Love: BEAUTY AND THE JUDGE
20Jan71 CBS Wed (rerun 30Jun71)
Guest cast:
Ralph Manza .......... Giotto
Elayne Blythe ........ Mother
Synopsis:
Endicott is named judge of a beauty pageant, a job that proves as
sticky as old fettucini - daughter Alison is one of the contestants. [RF]

2.18 [44] To Rome With Love: AGE OF LIFE
27Jan71 CBS Wed (rerun 28Jul71)
Guest cast:
Margaret Field ........ Stephanie
Johnny Jensen ......... Roy
Robert Deman .......... Alfredo
Frank Puglia .......... Bibo
Taldo Kenyon .......... Desk Clerk
Synopsis:
Love knows no age limit in the Endicott family: Romeo Grandpa is flipping for
a Juliet half his age, and little Penny is pining for an older man (hes 14). [RF]

2.19 [45] To Rome With Love: MIKE & THE COUNTESS
03Feb71 CBS Wed (rerun 01Sep71)
Guest cast:
Mark de Vries ........ Eric
Victoria Shaw ........ Countess Marie
Synopsis:
A cloud darkens Alison's budding romance with a young count: his
gold-digging mother wants her son to marry money. [RF]

2.20 [46] To Rome with Love: THE STRAY CAT
10Feb71 CBS Wed (rerun 24Jun71)
Guest cast:
Betty Anne Rees ...... Sally
John Howard .......... Headmaster
Synopsis 1:
The Endicotts try to help a jobless exotic dancer. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
The Endicotts try to help a down-and-out American girl who's just lost
her job as an exotic dancer. [RF]

2.21 [47] To Rome with Love: YANKEE TRADER
17Feb71 CBS Wed
Guest cast:
Frank Puglia ......... Bibo
Gerald Michenaud ..... Nico
William Zuckert ...... Andres
Synopsis:
Grandpa battles an Italian landlord. [RF]

2.22 [48] To Rome with Love: BOY MEETS PENNY
(final episode)
24Mar71 CBS Wed
Guest cast:
Randy Whipple ........ Ralphie
Kathleen Hughes ...... Mrs. Blaine
Synopsis 1:
Is Penny a paid playmate? [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Penny and her friend Nico accept money from a lonely rich American boy
in exchange for playing with him at the insistence of the boy's mother. [RF]
Synopsis 3:
Penny learns a poignant lesson in values through a lonely rich boy
whose mother is paying Penny to be the boy's playmate. [RF]

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Summer Reruns: CBS Wednesdays (03Mar71 - 01Sep71)
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[--] 03/10/17/24/31Mar71 CBS Wed - no details
[--] 07/14/21/28Apr71 CBS Wed - no details
[--] 05/12May71 CBS Wed - no details

[--] 19May71 rerun of #2.2 "A Day in the Country" (first aired 22Sep70)

[--] 26May71 CBS Wed - no details
[--] 02/09/16Jun71 CBS Wed - no details

[--] 23Jun71 rerun of #2.20 "The Stray Cat" (first aired 10Feb71)
[--] 30Jun71 rerun of #2.17 "Beauty and the Judge" (first aired 20Jan71)
[--] 07Jul71 rerun of #2.11 "The Boy Next Door" (firsrt aired 01Dec70)
[--] 14/21Jul71 CBS Wed - no details
[--] 28Jul71 rerun of #2.8 "Grandpa in Charge" (first aired 10Nov70)
[--] 04Aug71 CBS Wed - no details
[--] 11Aug71 rerun of #2.9 "The Catnip Club" (first aired 17Nov70)
[--] 18Aug71 CBS Wed - no details
[--] 25Aug71 rerun of #2.16 "Bonzai" (first aired 13Jan71)
[--] 01Sep71 rerun of #2.19 "Mike & The Countess" (first aired 03Feb71)
(final rerun)

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[--] Penny has her first date
[--] Transformation

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