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Created by  Dorothy Kingsley
First episode date  19 September 1969
Network  NBC
Number of episodes  41
7.6/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama
Theme music composer  David Rose
Final episode date  25 December 1970
Number of seasons  2
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Written by  Bess BoyleGerry DayJerry de BonoCliff GouldOliver HaileyStephen KandelDorothy KingsleyBethel LeslieRobert LewinCharles McDanielRobert Presnell, Jr.Sonya RobertsJerry Ziegman
Directed by  Herschel DaughertyRobert DayCharles S. DubinPaul HenreidLee PhilipsAllen ReisnerNicholas Webster
Starring  Eleanor ParkerWarren StevensLeslie Nielsen
Cast  Eleanor Parker, Peter Haskell, Leslie Nielsen, Linda Harrison, Dennis Cole
Similar  The Virginian, Judd - for the Defense, Bonanza, Lancer, Marcus Welby - MD

Bracken's World is an American drama series broadcast on NBC from September 19, 1969 to December 25, 1970. The series was created and produced by Dorothy Kingsley. The Lettermen were featured on the theme song "Worlds", singing lyrics composed for the Season 2 opening and closing credits.


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The series centers on a powerful head of Century Studios and a group of up-and-coming starlets. During the first season, Eleanor Parker received top billing as Sylvia Caldwell, executive secretary to John Bracken (voice acted in the first season by Warren Stevens), who was sometimes heard but never seen, but Parker left the series after the first 16 episodes, citing the limited nature of her role. When the second season began, Leslie Nielsen joined the cast to portray Bracken.

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Other cast members included Elizabeth Allen, Dennis Cole, Jeanne Cooper, Peter Haskell, Linda Harrison, Karen Jensen, Madlyn Rhue, and Laraine Stephens. Guest stars who appeared in various episodes of Bracken's World included Jack Albertson, Anne Baxter, Joseph Campanella, Gary Collins, Shelley Fabares, Sally Field, Lee Grant, Arthur Hill. Carolyn Jones, Lee Majors, Monte Markham, Tim Matheson. Darren McGavin, Ricardo Montalban, Lois Nettleton, Larry Pennell, Edward G. Robinson, Martin Sheen, Barry Sullivan, Richard Thomas, Forrest Tucker, and Raquel Welch, who appeared as herself in the pilot episode.

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Bracken's World aired on Friday at 10:00 p.m., a day and time known as the "Friday night death slot", and was cancelled 15 episodes into its second season. "Had they done it like a continuing drama and focused on the regular characters", co-star Linda Harrison said in a 2001 interview, "it would have lasted longer. NBC, however, wanted a one-hour contained show, so they would stock each episode with a big guest star. After a while, you run out of story." Bracken's World's last episode aired Friday, 25 December 1970.

Cast of characters

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  • Warren Stevens as John Bracken (Season 1)
  • Leslie Nielsen as John Bracken (Season 2)
  • Eleanor Parker as Sylvia Caldwell (Episodes 1-16)
  • Bettye Ackerman as Anne Frazer (Episodes 17-41)
  • Elizabeth Allen as Laura Deane
  • Dennis Cole as Davey Evans (Season 1)
  • Jeanne Cooper as Grace Douglas
  • Gary Dubin as Mark Grant
  • Linda Harrison as Paulette Douglas
  • Peter Haskell as Kevin Grant
  • Karen Jensen as Rachel Holt
  • Stephen Oliver as Tom Hudson (Season 1)
  • Madlyn Rhue as Marjorie Grant (Episodes 1-28)
  • Laraine Stephens as Diane Waring
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    The show was mentioned in Mad Men S7/E1: "Time Zones", when Megan Draper's agent told her she'd received a call back for the Bracken's World pilot.

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