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 The Don McNeill's TV Club (1950-51)
 Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Rina Fox, Phillip Runkel
references:
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DON McNEILL'S TV CLUB
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ABC Television
Produced by George M. Cahan / Directed by Grover J. Allen

Sep 1950-Jun 1951 9:00-10:00 PM ABC Wed (60min) (weekly)
Sep 1951-Dec 1951 9:00-9:30 PM ABC Wed (30 min) (fortnightly)

US Music/Variety/ Comedy/ Conversation series 1950-51   41 episodes x 60min + 8 episodes x 30min

Host Don McNeill
Regulars:
Sam Cowling (not Cowlin)[PR]
Patsy Lee
Johnny Desmond

Fran Allison ("Kukla, Fran and Ollie")
Eileen Parker
The Eddy Ballantine Orchestra

*Note: Don's signature line "Be good to yourself" would be spoken at the end of each radio and television program.

Archive Collection:
Marquette University Libraries’ Department of Special Collections and University Archives holds the Don McNeill Collection,
including the original kinescopes of the Don McNeill’s TV Club programs, with the exception of #s 2, 4, 6, 20, 24-25, and 47.
User copies are available on DVD.
Phillip Runkel, Archivist
Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Raynor Memorial Libraries
Marquette University
1355 W. Wisconsin Ave, PO Box 3141
Milwaukee, WI 53201-3141
414-288-5903 <phil.runkel@marquette.edu> (December 2011)

############# Don McNeill's TV Club ############
############## season 1 1950-51 ##############
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ABC Wednesdays 9:00-10:00pm Eastern (60min)(weekly)
(East Coast, New York - Live)
(West Coast - Kinescope)(2 week delay)

[01] Don McNeill's TV Club
13Sep1950 ABC Wed [Premiere] WJZ-TV New York
27Sep1950 ABC Wed [Independent Long Beach](2 week delayed Kinescope)
Guest
Gloria Swanson

[02] Don McNeill's TV Club
20Sep1950 ABC Wed
04Oct1950 ABC Wed [Independent Long Beach](2 week delayed Kinescope)
Guest
Victor Borge

[03] Don McNeill's TV Club
27Sep1950 ABC Wed
11Oct1950 ABC Wed [Independent Long Beach](2 week delayed Kinescope)
Guest
Rhonda Fleming

[04] Don McNeill's TV Club
04Oct1950 ABC Wed
18Oct1950 ABC Wed [Independent Long Beach](2 week delayed Kinescope)
Guest
Margaret O'Brien

[05] Don McNeill's TV Club
11Oct1950 ABC Wed
25Oct1950 ABC Wed [Independent Long Beach](2 week delayed Kinescope)
Guest
Gorgeous George

[06] Don McNeill's TV Club
18Oct1950 ABC Wed
01Nov1950 ABC Wed [Independent Long Beach](2 week delayed Kinescope)
Guest
Ann Sheridan

[07] Don McNeill's TV Club
25Oct1950 ABC Wed
08Nov1950 ABC Wed [Independent Long Beach](2 week delayed Kinescope)
Guest
10-25-50: Ray Schindler guest instead of Patricia Morison [PR]

[08] Don McNeill's TV Club
01Nov1950 ABC Wed
Guest
11-1-50: Patricia Morison and Albert Goldsmith guests [PR]

[09] Don McNeill's TV Club
08Nov1950 ABC Wed
Guest
Johnny Lujack and the Chicago Bears Football Team.

[10] Don McNeill's TV Club
15Nov1950 ABC Wed
Guest
Ann Harding

[11] Don McNeill's TV Club
22Nov1950 ABC Wed
Guest
Arthur Lake and Patricia Lake

[12] Don McNeill's TV Club
29Nov1950 ABC Wed
Guest
Diana Lynn

[13] Don McNeill's TV Club
06Dec1950 ABC Wed
Guest
Barry Fitzgerald

[14] Don McNeill's TV Club
13Dec1950 ABC Wed
Guest
Kay McNeill

[15] Don McNeill's TV Club
20Dec1950 ABC Wed
Guest
Herb Shriner

[16] Don McNeill's TV Club
27Dec1950 ABC Wed
Guest
Borrah Minnevitch and Harmonica Rascals.

[17] Don McNeill's TV Club
03Jan1951 ABC Wed
Guest
Marie McDonald

[18] Don McNeill's TV Club
10Jan1951 ABC Wed
Guest
Leo Carillo

[19] Don McNeill's TV Club
17Jan1951 ABC Wed
Guest
Beatrice Kay  (not Kaye) [PR]

[20] Don McNeill's TV Club
24Jan1951 ABC Wed
Guest
Joan Blondell

[21] Don McNeill's TV Club
31Jan1951 ABC Wed
Guest
Paul Gilbert
Jayne Manners


[22] Don McNeill's TV Club
07Feb1951 ABC Wed
Guest
Raymond Massey
Governor Adlai Stevenson of Illinois.

[23] Don McNeill's TV Club
14Feb1951 ABC Wed
Guest
Mimi Benzell

[24] Don McNeill's TV Club
21Feb1951 ABC Wed
Guest
Billie Burke

[25] Don McNeill's TV Club
28Feb1951 ABC Wed
Guest
Carmen Miranda
Ronald Reagan


[26] Don McNeill's TV Club
07Mar1951 ABC Wed
21Mar1951 ABC Wed [San Antonio Light](2 week delayed Kinescope)
Guest
Dorothy Shay

[27] Don McNeill's TV Club
14Mar1951 ABC Wed
Guest
Eddie Anderson

[28] Don McNeill's TV Club
21Mar1951 ABC Wed
Guest
Fran Allison

[29] Don McNeill's TV Club
28Mar1951 ABC Wed
Guest
3-28-51: John Payne guest [PR]

[30] Don McNeill's TV Club
04Apr1951 ABC Wed
Guest
4-4-51: Fran Allison guest [PR]

[31] Don McNeill's TV Club
11Apr1951 ABC Wed
Guest
4-11-51: Boris Karloff guest [PR]

[32] Don McNeill's TV Club
18Apr1951 ABC Wed
Guest
4-18-51: Fran Allison guest [PR]

[33] Don McNeill's TV Club
25Apr1951 ABC Wed
Guest
4-25-51: Cornelia Otis Skinner guest [PR]

[34] Don McNeill's TV Club
02May1951 ABC Wed
Guest
5-2-51: Fran Allison guest [PR]

[35] Don McNeill's TV Club
09May1951 ABC Wed
Guest
Joe Louis  (boxer)
Jack Dempsey
 (boxer)

[36] Don McNeill's TV Club
16May1951 ABC Wed
Guest
5-16-51: Fran Allison and Jimmie Darou guests [PR]

[37] Don McNeill's TV Club
23May1951 ABC Wed
Guest
Mrs. Robert Vogeler
5-23-51: Beatrice Kay and Lucille Vogeler guests [PR]

[38] Don McNeill's TV Club
30May1951 ABC Wed
Guest
5-30-51: Fran Allison guest [PR]

[39] Don McNeill's TV Club
06Jun1951 ABC Wed
Guest
Hal Block

[40] Don McNeill's TV Club
13Jun1951 ABC Wed
Guest
6-13-51: Fran Allison guest [PR]

[41] Don McNeill's TV Club
Guest
6-20-51: McNeill family guests [PR]

*NOTE: "The Bill Guinn Show" takes over for the remainder of the summer.

############# Don McNeill's TV Club ############
############# season 2 Fall 1951 ############
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ABC Wednesdays 9:00-9:30pm Eastern (30 min) (fortnightly)
aired every other week with "The Arthur Murray Party"

2.01 [42] Don McNeill's TV Club (30min)
12Sep1951 ABC Wed
9-12-51: Joe E. Brown guest (#42) [PR]

2.02 [43] Don McNeill's TV Club (30min)
26Sep1951 ABC Wed
Guest
9-26-51: Fran Allison guest (#43) [PR]

2.03 [44] Don McNeill's TV Club (30min)
10Oct1951 ABC Wed
Guest
Andy and Della Russell
10-10-51: Arthur Hammerstein and Fran Allison also guests (#44) [PR]

2.04 [45] Don McNeill's TV Club (30min)
24Oct1951 ABC Wed
Guest
Binnie Barnes
10-24-51: Robert Kohl and Robert Wilson also guests (#45) [PR]

2.05 [46] Don McNeill's TV Club (30min)
07Nov1951 ABC Wed
Guest
Denise Darcel

 2.06 [47] Don McNeill TV Club (30min)
21Nov1951 [Oakland Tribune]
Guest
The Don McNeill TV Club originates in a private home in Chicago where a Mr. and Mrs. Mustacci
will be celebrating their golden wedding anniversary [RF]

2.07 [48] Don McNeill's TV Club (30min)
05Dec1951 ABC Wed
Guest
12-5-51: Fran Allison, Betty Garrett, and Eddie Mayoff guests (#48) [PR]

2.08 [49] Don McNeill's TV Club (30min)
19Dec1951 ABC Wed
Guest
Victor Borge
Gil Lamb

############# Don McNeill's TV Club ############
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