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Bringing Up Buddy is an American sitcom which aired on CBS during the 1960–1961 season. On the air, the stars were billed in this order: Doro Merande, Enid Markey and Frank Aletter.

Bringing Up Buddy
Written byJoe Connelly
Bob Mosher
George Tibbles
Directed bySidney Lanfield
StarringFrank Aletter
Enid Markey
Doro Merande
Theme music composerGeorge Tibbles
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes35
Producer(s)Joe Connelly
Bob Mosher
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time24 mins.
Production company(s)Kayro Productions
DistributorNBCUniversal Television Distribution (current)
Original networkCBS
Picture formatBlack-and-white
Audio formatMonaural
Original releaseOctober 10, 1960 (1960-10-10) –
June 28, 1961 (1961-06-28)


Frank Aletter plays the orphaned Buddy Flower, a bachelor stockbroker, who is reared by his overprotective and meticulous aunts, Violet Flower (Enid Markey) and Iris Flower (Doro Merande).

Frank Albertson appeared in five episodes as Mr. Cooper; his real-life wife, Grace Gillern Albertson (born 1919), appeared twice as Mrs. Cooper. Irene Ryan, later of The Beverly Hillbillies, appeared three times as Cynthia Boyle. Jimmy Hawkins appeared twice as Fennimore, and Yvonne Lime Fedderson appeared twice as Penny. Frank Aletter's wife Lee Meriwether appeared as Gloria Arnold in the episode "Buddy and the Amazon."

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Broadcast historyEdit

The program debuted on October 10, 1960, and finished its original episodes on June 28, 1961. It aired at 8:30 pm Eastern on Mondays between Pete and Gladys (starring Harry Morgan and Cara Williams) and The Danny Thomas Show. Its competition was ABC's new detective series Surfside 6 set in Miami, and Dale Robertson's Tales of Wells Fargo Western series on NBC.[1] In the following season, CBS returned Robert Young to the 8:30 Monday timeslot in his Window on Main Street nostalgia comedy, which also failed to develop an audience.

Production notesEdit

Bringing Up Buddy was created by Joe Connelly and Bob Mosher.

The series' theme song was written by George Tibbles, who also was a screenwriter for ABC's (later CBS) My Three Sons starring Fred MacMurray.[2]


  1. ^ 1960-1961 United States network television schedule
  2. ^ "Bringing Up Buddy (sitcom, starring Frank Aletter)". Retrieved 2008-05-09.

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