The Farmer's Daughter (TV Series)
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The Farmer's Daughter TV Series
The Farmer's Daughter
The Farmer's Daughter (TV series).jpg
Opening title card of The Farmer's Daughter's 3rd season
GenreSitcom
StarringInger Stevens
William Windom
Theme music composerBarry Mann
Cynthia Weil
Composer(s)Van Alexander
George Duning
Jerry Fielding
Charles Albertine
Dave Grusin
Country of originUnited States
Original English
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes101 (71 in black-and-white, 30 in color)
Production
Executive Harry Ackerman
Bob Claver
Peter Kortner
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time22–24 minutes
Production Associated Arts, N.V.
Screen Gems
DistributorSony Pictures Television (syndication)
Release
Original networkABC
Picture formatBlack-and-white (1963-65)
Pathécolor (1965-66)
Audio formatMonaural
Original releaseSeptember 20, 1963 (1963-09-20) -
April 22, 1966 (1966-04-22)
Chronology
Preceded byThe Farmer's Daughter

The Farmer's Daughter is a filmed American situation comedy series, loosely based on the identically titled 1947 film, that was produced by Screen Gems Television and aired on ABC from September 20, 1963 to April 22, 1966. It was sponsored by Lark Cigarettes and Clairol, for whom the two leading stars often appeared at show's end promoting the products. (The commercials were also filmed.) It also enjoyed a brief run in syndication when it aired on CBN Cable in the 1980s.

Overview

The series starred Inger Stevens as Katy Holstrum, a young Swedish woman who becomes housekeeper for a widowed U.S. Congressman, Glen Morley (played by William Windom). In the series Glen has two sons, aged 14 and 8 at the time of the premiere. Steve, the older of the two boys, was played by Mickey Sholdar, while Danny was played by Rory O'Brien. The Congressman's mother, Agatha Morley, was played by Cathleen Nesbitt.

Inger Stevens (holding baby) and Beverly Garland, 1963.

In its first season (filmed in black-and-white), The Farmer's Daughter competed against Twilight Zone on CBS and the short-lived Larry Blyden series, Harry's Girls, on NBC. The series never broke into the top 30, but during its first two years it earned respectable ratings and proved to be moderately successful. The last episode of the second season (which was also filmed in black-and-white) featured the two leads becoming engaged.

The third season brought some changes to the format, as the series began filming episodes in color. On Monday, November 1, 1965, Katy Holstrum and Glen Morley were married in a wedding ceremony attended by 300 invited guests. When the couple went on their honeymoon, the network censors objected to the original script that had Glen bringing his new bride to a hotel room with twin beds, then saying, "But I asked for a double bed!" Forbidding use of the word "bed," the censors allowed it to be replaced with "accommodations," along with a glance at the bed.[1]

After the wedding episode the show's ratings fell, and ABC canceled The Farmer's Daughter. In the final episode, Katy adopted Glen's sons, thereby providing the series closure as well as a "happy ending."

Unlike the 1947 film, Katy never ran for (nor was elected to) Congress in the series.

Cast

The Farmer's Daughter wedding
Cathleen Nesbitt in The Farmer's Daughter

Episodes

Season 1 (1963-64)

All episodes in black-and-white

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
11"The Speechmaker: Part 1"Ralph NelsonJohn McGreeveySeptember 20, 1963 (1963-09-20)
22"The Speechmaker: Part 2"Don TaylorSteven GethersSeptember 27, 1963 (1963-09-27)
33"Where's Katy?"Don TaylorCharles WoolfOctober 4, 1963 (1963-10-04)
44"An Enterprising Young Man"William D. RussellSteven GethersOctober 11, 1963 (1963-10-11)
55"An Affair of State"Don TaylorJerry Davis & Lee LoebOctober 18, 1963 (1963-10-18)
66"The Washington Spotlight"William D. RussellBud GrossmanOctober 25, 1963 (1963-10-25)
77"The Stand-In"Gene NelsonSteven GethersNovember 1, 1963 (1963-11-01)
88"Comes the Revolution"Mel FerrerJohn McGreeveyNovember 8, 1963 (1963-11-08)
99"Miss Cheese"William D. RussellJerry DavisNovember 15, 1963 (1963-11-15)
1010"The Editorial Wheel"Paul NickellJerry DavisNovember 29, 1963 (1963-11-29)
1111"I Am the Most Beautiful"Mel FerrerSteven GethersDecember 4, 1963 (1963-12-04)
1212"One Rainy Night"Paul NickellJerry DavisDecember 11, 1963 (1963-12-11)
1313"The Simple Life"William D. RussellSteven GethersDecember 18, 1963 (1963-12-18)
1414"The Gypsy Love Song"Mel FerrerSteven GethersDecember 25, 1963 (1963-12-25)
1515"Mrs. Golden's Opportunity"Paul NickellJerry Davis & Lee LoebJanuary 1, 1964 (1964-01-01)
1616"Nobody's Perfect"Paul NickellWilliam CowleyJanuary 8, 1964 (1964-01-08)
1717"Mr. Smith and the Birds"Paul NickellJerry Davis & Lee LoebJanuary 15, 1964 (1964-01-15)
1818"Cousin Helga Came to Dinner"Paul NickellMeyer DolinskyJanuary 22, 1964 (1964-01-22)
1919"Marriage is for Real People"Don TaylorSteven GethersJanuary 29, 1964 (1964-01-29)
2020"Katy and the Imagemaker"Paul NickellPeggy Chandler DickFebruary 5, 1964 (1964-02-05)
2121"The Playboy of Capitol Hill"Gene ReynoldsWilliam CowleyFebruary 12, 1964 (1964-02-12)
2222"Bless Our Happy Home"Gene ReynoldsJerry Davis & Lee LoebFebruary 19, 1964 (1964-02-19)
2323"Katy and the Prince"Paul NickellWalter BlackFebruary 26, 1964 (1964-02-26)
2424"The Swinger"Gene ReynoldsSteven GethersMarch 4, 1964 (1964-03-04)
2525"Katy Gets Arrested"Gene ReynoldsJerry Davis & Lee LoebMarch 11, 1964 (1964-03-11)
2626"The Turkish Delight"Don TaylorJerry Davis & Lee LoebMarch 18, 1964 (1964-03-18)
2727"Christopher Columbus Who?"Don TaylorArnold HorwittMarch 25, 1964 (1964-03-25)
2828"The One Eyed Sloth"Peter KortnerSteven GethersApril 1, 1964 (1964-04-01)
2929"Young and in Love"William D. RussellPeggy Chandler DickApril 8, 1964 (1964-04-08)
3030"The Morley Report"Jerry ParisMeyer DolinskyApril 15, 1964 (1964-04-15)
3131"The Octopus"William D. RussellJohn McGreeveyApril 22, 1964 (1964-04-22)
3232"The Next Mrs. Morley"Paul NickellCharles WoolfApril 29, 1964 (1964-04-29)
3333"Rendezvous for Two"William D. RussellSteven GethersMay 6, 1964 (1964-05-06)
3434"My Son, the Athlete"William D. RussellPeggy Chandler Dick & Mike AdamsMay 13, 1964 (1964-05-13)
3535"Mismatch Maker"Don TaylorSteven GethersMay 20, 1964 (1964-05-20)
3636"A Locket for Agatha"Don TaylorLee LoebMay 27, 1964 (1964-05-27)

Season 2 (1964-65)

All episodes in black-and-white

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
371"The Waiting Game"Don TaylorSteven GethersSeptember 18, 1964 (1964-09-18)
382"The Mink Machine"Don TaylorStan CutlerSeptember 25, 1964 (1964-09-25)
393"Real Live Congressman"William D. RussellWilliam CowleyOctober 2, 1964 (1964-10-02)
404"Past Perfect"Don TaylorSteven GethersOctober 9, 1964 (1964-10-09)
415"Scandal in Washington"William D. RussellJerry Seelen & Jack RaymondOctober 16, 1964 (1964-10-16)
426"Love on the Picket Line"William D. RussellRichard PowellOctober 23, 1964 (1964-10-23)
437"The Name of the Game"William D. RussellRichard PowellOctober 30, 1964 (1964-10-30)
448"Help Not Wanted"Don TaylorMae Day & Peggy Chandler DickNovember 6, 1964 (1964-11-06)
459"Big Sultan, Little Sultan"William D. RussellPeggy Chandler DickNovember 13, 1964 (1964-11-13)
4610"Katy's 76th Birthday"Don TaylorJerry DavisNovember 20, 1964 (1964-11-20)
4711"The Neutral"Don TaylorStan CutlerNovember 27, 1964 (1964-11-27)
4812"Speak for Yourself, John Katy"William D. RussellPeggy Chandler DickDecember 4, 1964 (1964-12-04)
4913"Matter of Honor"Fred de CordovaStan Cutler & Martin DonovanDecember 11, 1964 (1964-12-11)
5014"The Helping Hand"Leonard HornStan CutlerDecember 18, 1964 (1964-12-18)
5115"Like Father, Like Son"Bob ClaverPeggy Chandler DickDecember 25, 1964 (1964-12-25)
5216"Another Country Heard From"Gene NelsonStan Cutler & Martin DonovanJanuary 1, 1965 (1965-01-01)
5317"Follow the Leader"Gene NelsonStan Cutler & Martin DonovanJanuary 8, 1965 (1965-01-08)
5418"The Oscar Hummingbird Story"Gene NelsonStan Cutler & Martin DonovanJanuary 15, 1965 (1965-01-15)
5519"The Nesting Instinct"Gene NelsonPeggy Chandler DickJanuary 22, 1965 (1965-01-22)
5620"A Plague on Both Their Houses"Alan RafkinStan Cutler & Martin DonovanJanuary 29, 1965 (1965-01-29)
5721"Katy by Moonlight"Gene NelsonPhil Leslie & Keith FowlerFebruary 5, 1965 (1965-02-05)
5822"Exit Katy"William ColleranPeggy Chandler DickFebruary 12, 1965 (1965-02-12)
5923"Rich Man, Poor Man"Gene NelsonStan Cutler & Martin DonovanFebruary 19, 1965 (1965-02-19)
6024"Crime of Passion"Fred de CordovaStan Cutler & Martin DonovanMarch 5, 1965 (1965-03-05)
6125"Why Don't They Ever Pick Me?"Bob ClaverStan Cutler & Martin DonovanMarch 12, 1965 (1965-03-12)
6226"Katy's New Job"Herb WallersteinPeggy Chandler DickMarch 19, 1965 (1965-03-19)
6327"Katy's Campaign"Bob ClaverStan Cutler & Martin DonovanMarch 19, 1965 (1965-03-19)
6428"The Woman Behind the Man"Fred de CordovaJoanna Lee & Howard MerrillApril 2, 1965 (1965-04-02)
6529"Katy the Diplomat"Edmond LevyJames Allardice & Tom AdairApril 16, 1965 (1965-04-16)
6630"Katy's Castle"William D. RussellWarner LawApril 23, 1965 (1965-04-23)
6731"Never Listen to Rumors"William D. RussellPhil LeslieApril 30, 1965 (1965-04-30)
6832"Ja, Ja, a Thousand Times, Ja"William D. RussellStan Cutler & Martin DonovanMay 7, 1965 (1965-05-07)
6933"Nej, Nej, a Thousand Times, Nej"William D. RussellPeggy Chandler DickMay 14, 1965 (1965-05-14)
7034"The Hottest Ticket in Town"William D. RussellStan Cutler & Martin DonovanMay 21, 1965 (1965-05-21)
7135"Why Wait 'Till November?"Bob ClaverStan Cutler & Martin DonovanMay 28, 1965 (1965-05-28)

Season 3 (1965-66)

All episodes in color

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
721"Here Comes the Bride's Father"Richard KinonStan Cutler & Martin DonovanSeptember 13, 1965 (1965-09-13)
732"Babe in the Woods"Richard KinonStan Cutler & Martin DonovanSeptember 20, 1965 (1965-09-20)
743"Stag at Bay"Bob ClaverStan Cutler & Martin DonovanSeptember 27, 1965 (1965-09-27)
754"Sleeping Beauty Revisited"Bob ClaverPeggy Chantler DickOctober 11, 1965 (1965-10-11)
765"Forever is a Cast Iron Mess"Richard KinonPhil LeslieOctober 18, 1965 (1965-10-18)
776"Powder Puff Invasion"Herb WallersteinPeggy Chandler DickOctober 25, 1965 (1965-10-25)
787"To Have and to Hold"Bob ClaverStan Cutler & Martin DonovanNovember 5, 1965 (1965-11-05)
798"Crisis at Crystal Springs"Bob ClaverStan Cutler & Martin DonovanNovember 12, 1965 (1965-11-12)
809"A Sonny Honeymoon"Bob ClaverStan Cutler & Martin DonovanNovember 19, 1965 (1965-11-19)
8110"High Fashion"Richard KinonJoseph C. CavellaNovember 26, 1965 (1965-11-26)
8211"The Platinum Swizzle Stick"Richard KinonWarner LawDecember 3, 1965 (1965-12-03)
8312"Steve, Boy Lovelorn"Bob ClaverPeggy Chandler DickDecember 10, 1965 (1965-12-10)
8413"Jewel Beyond Compare"Richard KinonStanley H. SilvermanDecember 17, 1965 (1965-12-17)
8514"Glen-a-Gogh-Goh"Seymour RobbieStanley H. SilvermanDecember 24, 1965 (1965-12-24)
8615"Simple Joys of Nature"Richard KinonWarner LawDecember 31, 1965 (1965-12-31)
8716"Moe Hill and the Mountains"Richard KinonJoseph C. Cavella & Carol CavellaJanuary 7, 1966 (1966-01-07)
8817"Oh, Boy, Is the Honeymoon Over?"Sam FreedlePeggy Chandler DickJanuary 14, 1966 (1966-01-14)
8918"The Fall and Rise of Steven Morley"Bob ClaverWarner LawJanuary 21, 1966 (1966-01-21)
9019"Have You Ever Thought of Building?"Sam FreedleStan Cutler & Martin DonovanJanuary 28, 1966 (1966-01-28)
9120"Katy in a Capsule"Bob ClaverStan Cutler & Martin DonovanFebruary 4, 1966 (1966-02-04)
9221"Lo, the Smart Indian"Herb WallersteinStanley H. SilvermanFebruary 11, 1966 (1966-02-11)
9322"Steve, Boy Bohemian"Richard KinonPeggy Chandler DickFebruary 18, 1966 (1966-02-18)
9423"Alias Katy Morley"Sam FreedleDon Richman & Janet CarlsonFebruary 25, 1966 (1966-02-25)
9524"Anyone for Swindling?"Bob ClaverStan Cutler & Martin DonovanMarch 4, 1966 (1966-03-04)
9625"Twelve Angry Women"Richard KinonJanet Carlson & Don RichmanMarch 11, 1966 (1966-03-11)
9726"The Last to Know"Richard KinonDon Richman & Janet CarlsonMarch 18, 1966 (1966-03-18)
9827"My Papa, the Politician"Sam FreedlePeggy Chandler DickMarch 25, 1966 (1966-03-25)
9928"The Wife of Your Friend May Not Be a Friend of Your Wife"Bob ClaverStan Cutler & Martin DonovanApril 1, 1966 (1966-04-01)
10029"Is He or Isn't He?"Jerrold BernsteinPeggy Chandler DickApril 8, 1966 (1966-04-08)
10130"Half an Anniversary"Bob ClaverStan Cutler & Martin DonovanApril 22, 1966 (1966-04-22)

Awards and nominations

Year Award Result Category Recipient
1964 Golden Globe Award Winner Best TV Star - Female Inger Stevens
TV Guide Award Winner Favorite Female Performer Inger Stevens[2]
Emmy Award Nominated Outstanding Writing Achievement in Comedy or Variety Jerry Davis, Steve Gethers, Lee Loeb, and John McGreevey
Nominated Outstanding Program Achievement in the Field of Comedy
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Nominated Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Paul Nickell, William D. Russell, and Don Taylor
Nominated Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actress in a Series (Lead) Inger Stevens

References

Notes
  1. ^ https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=sL00AAAAIBAJ&sjid=jIcFAAAAIBAJ&pg=3515,163122&dq=the-farmer's-daughter&hl=en
  2. ^ "TV Guide Award to Stevens". European Stars and Stripes (United Press International). May 5, 1964. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |newspaper= (help)

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