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The exterior of the main character's residence is the same as in "Leave it to Beaver," with one small modification.

Regulars (but not the stars) included Elena Verdugo, Anne Baxter, Christine Belford, Anne Schedeen, Gavin Brendan, Sharon Gless, and Pamela Hensley.

The show caught hell from gay activist groups when one of the main characters counseled a young man to resist his homosexual urges, and again when the story involved a male student being sexually assaulted by a male teacher.

As in a number of "team" shows, there was an older veteran and a younger protégé. The twist was that the veteran utilized unusual methodology, whereas the protégé was "by the book."

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No.

The two main characters are doctors.

The exterior of the main character's residence is the same as in "Leave it to Beaver," with one small modification.

Regulars (but not the stars) included Elena Verdugo, Anne Baxter, Christine Belford, Anne Schedeen, Gavin Brendan, Sharon Gless, and Pamela Hensley.

The show caught hell from gay activist groups when one of the main characters counseled a young man to resist his homosexual urges, and again when the story involved a male student being sexually assaulted by a male teacher.

As in a number of "team" shows, there was an older veteran and a younger protégé. The twist was that the veteran utilized unusual methodology, whereas the protégé was "by the book."

George

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"Diagnosis Murder"?

No, but not a bad try.

It's time to give this one away.

It could have been called "Doctor Knows Best." :)

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that was the giveaway Marcus Welby MD, Robert Young went from Father Knows to Best to Marcus Welby.

actually he had a one season show in between that no one here is going to get, so I can't put it out as a next question. Whoever googles it can go next.

This was a nothing show, but I remember watching it as a kid, must have been nothing else on. The title had something to do with a window.

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As Dr. Welby operated out of a home office, the outside of "his" home was the same as that of "the Cleavers," with the addition of a "Marcus Welby, M.D." shingle.

Elena Verdugo was the office manager/nurse. The other regulars were love interests, medical staff, etc.

My dad actually bore a passing resemblance to Robert Young.

Apparently, hiway passes his turn. Feel free to jump in.

George

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and ,not that anyone cares, but Robert Young's show after Father Knows Best, was something called 'Window on Main Street', which I remember watching but only remember the title song showing a window on Main St, which I guess was his office.

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On this show,

for a while, the characters had their own band,

but the only song they knew how to perform was "Splish-Splash."

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"Happy Days"?

George

That's it.

Eventually, they learned other songs but this was still their signature song.

There was one gig where they played nothing but variations of this song

all night. When they took a break, someone started music on the jukebox,

and the dance-floor filled up instantly.

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Three unrelated guys play brothers. Later, the real brother of one of them plays an adopted brother.

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No. Roughly the right time period, though.

A member of the King Family (actually, a niece of the King Sisters) joined the show after a few seasons. The woman who played her stepmother-in-law actually WAS her stepmother-in-law, for a time.

The opening theme song was performed by the star of the show.

Three unrelated guys play brothers. Later, the real brother of one of them plays an adopted brother.

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A member of the King Family (actually, a niece of the King Sisters) joined the show after a few seasons. The woman who played her stepmother-in-law actually WAS her stepmother-in-law, for a time.

The opening theme song was performed by the star of the show. (It is an instrumental piece, not a vocal.)

Three unrelated guys play brothers. Later, the real brother of one of them plays an adopted brother.

A major character had to leave the show for health reasons. He was replaced by another actor, portraying his character's brother, whom he hated in real life.

All episodes for a season were shot out of order. For example, all the scenes taking place in the kitchen, for the whole season, were shot together. This required all regulars to get weekly haircuts. Guest stars would often have to shoot a scene and then return months later to shoot another.

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A member of the King Family (actually, a niece of the King Sisters) joined the show after a few seasons. The woman who played her stepmother-in-law actually WAS her stepmother-in-law, for a time. The actor whose character would be married to hers originally didn't like her at all. They wound up getting engaged (and split up) twice during the show's run.

The opening theme song was performed on the saxophone by the star of the show.

Three unrelated guys play brothers. Later, the real brother of one of them plays an adopted brother. The title of the show relates to the brothers, but they're not the main star.

A major character had to leave the show for health reasons. He was replaced by another actor, portraying his character's brother, whom he hated in real life.

All episodes for a season were shot out of order. For example, all the scenes taking place in the kitchen, for the whole season, were shot together. This required all regulars to get weekly haircuts. Guest stars would often have to shoot a scene and then return months later to shoot another.

George

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A member of the King Family (actually, a niece of the King Sisters) joined the show after a few seasons. The woman who played her stepmother-in-law actually WAS her stepmother-in-law, for a time. The actor whose character would be married to hers originally didn't like her at all. They wound up getting engaged (and split up) twice during the show's run.

The opening theme song was performed on the saxophone by the star of the show.

Three unrelated guys play brothers. Later, the real brother of one of them plays an adopted brother. The title of the show relates to the brothers, but they're not the main star.

A major character had to leave the show for health reasons. He was replaced by another actor, portraying his character's brother, whom he hated in real life.

All episodes for a season were shot out of order. For example, all the scenes taking place in the kitchen, for the whole season, were shot together. This required all regulars to get weekly haircuts. Guest stars would often have to shoot a scene and then return months later to shoot another.

The show chronicled the lives of the Douglas family.

George

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Three unrelated guys play brothers.

The name of the show relates to the three brothers. But they're not the main star.

The rest of the clues aren't helping me at all, so I will guess then Google.

Three brothers, not the MAIN characters, means they're all related to someone else. So it's either My Three Uncles or, more likely:

My Three Sons

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Wow. Correct, and that was a LOT of trivia! Well done!

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Indeed, My Three Sons.

If I get some time, I'll explain the clues.

I figured that hiway29 would have gotten this, but he's been absent a while...

George

Edited by GeorgeStGeorge

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A member of the King Family (actually, a niece of the King Sisters) joined the show after a few seasons. The woman who played her stepmother-in-law actually WAS her stepmother-in-law, for a time. The actor whose character would be married to hers originally didn't like her at all. They wound up getting engaged (and split up) twice during the show's run.

Tina Cole ("Katie") was a niece of the King Sisters, and sang as part of the King Family. Beverly Garland, who played Steven Douglas's wife "Barbara" later in the show (making her Katie's stepmother-in-law) was actually Tina's stepmother-in-law for a while (her stepson Fillmore Crank was married to Tina). Don Grady ("Robbie" almost left the show when Tina was cast, as he didn't like her at all. They fell in (and out) of love a couple of times.

The opening theme song was performed on the saxophone by the star of the show.

Fred MacMurray, an accomplished woodwind player, played the saxophone theme song.

Three unrelated guys play brothers. Later, the real brother of one of them plays an adopted brother. The title of the show relates to the brothers, but they're not the main star.

Tim Considine ("Mike"), Don Grady ("Robbie"), and Stanley Livingston ("Chip") were the Three Sons. When Considine left the show, "Steve" adopted "Ernie," played by Livingston's brother Barry.

A major character had to leave the show for health reasons. He was replaced by another actor, portraying his character's brother, whom he hated in real life.

William Frawley ("Bub") was replaced by William Demarest ("Uncle Charlie"), whom Frawley reputedly hated.

All episodes for a season were shot out of order. For example, all the scenes taking place in the kitchen, for the whole season, were shot together. This required all regulars to get weekly haircuts. Guest stars would often have to shoot a scene and then return months later to shoot another.

This was at MacMurray's insistence.

The show chronicled the lives of the Douglas family.

George

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The lead actress on this show is the only one (on this show) whose character has yet to reveal her last name.

One of the lead male actors wears glasses with no lenses in it. Eliminates glare from studio lights.

In one episode, a passing reference is made to an actress in a moderately popular 1990s TV series. That actress later joined the cast full time.

Edited by Raf

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I'm chagrined I hadn't noticed the first 2 things you've mentioned,

despite discussing that show aloud.

(I had fun, for example, discussing the AD&D Character Alignments

that should be assigned to each regular character.)

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"Big Bang Theory."

The lead actress on this show is the only one (on this show) whose character has yet to reveal her last name.

Penny.

One of the lead male actors wears glasses with no lenses in it. Eliminates glare from studio lights.

Johnny Galecki as Leonard. Dark, thick frames and I just thought the lenses were very clean.

In one episode, a passing reference is made to an actress in a moderately popular 1990s TV series. That actress later joined the cast full time.

Maiyam Bialik (however it's spelled) was the title character in "Blossom."

The first season Physics Bowl episode, Raj suggested their 4th be her, or the woman

who played "Winnie" in "the Wonder Years." Both actresses later appeared on BBT,

but "Abby" was in one episode, and Amy Farrah Fowler is now in the ensemble.

Edited by WordWolf

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