Diginet getTV planned to start airing one season wonder Peter Loves Mary (NBC, 1960-1961) last November. However, unexpected “broadcast challenges” forced getTV to pull the series from its schedule. The sitcom makes its getTV debut tomorrow (March 20th) at 6:40AM ET.
Peter Loves Mary starred Peter Lind Hayes and Mary Healy–who were married in real life–as Peter and Mary Lindsey. The two were nightclub entertainers who move their family from Manhattan to the suburbs. Mary quickly learns to love suburban life but Peter misses the hustle and bustle of the big city. Bea Benaderet played Wilma, their housekeeper. Merry Martin and Gil Smith played their two children, Leslie and Steve.
getTV also begins airing another one season wonder tomorrow morning: Mrs. G Goes to College (CBS, 1961-1962). It airs prior to Peter Loves Mary at 6:00AM ET. Gertrude Berg, creator and star of The Goldbergs on radio and television, starred Sarah Green, a widow who decides to go to college at the age of 62.
Cedric Hardwicke co-starred as Professor Crayton, Sarah’s English professor. The recurring cast included Mary Wickes as Maxfield, owner of the boarding house where Sarah lived; Skip Ward as Joe Caldwell, one of Sarah’s fellow freshman; and Marion Ross as Susan Green, Sarah’s married daughter. In January 1962, CBS renamed the series The Gertrude Berg Show.
Here are getTV promotional spots for the two forgotten sitcoms:
Peter Loves Mary ran for 32 episodes while Mrs. G Goes to College/The Gertrude Berg Show ran for 26 episodes.