13 April 1955
| 7.6/10 |
21 October 1950
| ''The Trouble with Father''|
Edward E. Seabrook
Frank R. Strayer
American Broadcasting Company
June Collyer, Stuart Erwin, Sheila Kuehl, James Dean, Martin Milner
The Stu Erwin Show (also known as The Trouble with Father) is an American sitcom which aired on ABC from 1950 to 1955. Only four of the series' five seasons on the network included new episodes; the 1953-54 season consisted entirely of reruns.
The Stu Erwin Show Wikipedia
The series stars Stuart Erwin and real-life wife June Collyer. Ann E. Todd and Sheila James portray the couple's fictional daughters (Merry Anders replaced Ann Todd in the final season). One notable aspect of the show was that it featured a black actor Willie Best in a regular supporting role.
Predating modern single-camera sitcoms, The Stu Erwin Show originally aired without a laugh track (one was added in its final season), and each episode was around 26 minutes long, without commercials. During its original network run on ABC, it was sponsored by General Mills (1950–54), Paper Mate (1953-'54) and Liggett & Myers (1954–55).
The series was widely syndicated by Official Films through the late '60s. The show is being shown on the MyFamilyTV Network as of January 2012.
Many episodes of the program have fallen into the public domain. As such, various budget DVD releases of public domain episodes have been released.