65th Anniversary of Willy

Forgotten sitcom Willy, starring June Havoc, premiered 65 years ago today in 1954 on CBS. The sitcom was the first prime time TV show with a female lawyer as the main character. The cast also included Mary Treen, Danny Richards Jr., and Whitfield Connor.

When the show debuted, it was set in a small New Hampshire town but low ratings led to changes at mid-season. Willy moved to New York City, taking her family with her but leaving her boyfriend behind.

General Mills dropped its sponsorship of Willy near the end of the 1954-1955 season. Production ended after 39 episodes. Learn more about this obscure one season wonder by reading my article about the show.

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