The Halls of Ivy

CBS (ended 1955)


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  • Ivy College president Dr. William Todhunter Hall (Ronald Colman) and his charming wife Victoria (Benita Colman)-- known as Toddy and Vicky to each other -- use intelligence, humanity, and wit to deal with and solve the various problems brought to them by

    Broadcast History: CBS premiere: October 19, 1954 for a one-season run of 39 episodes, 20 of them without a laugh track as a commercial compromise. The final episode, a rerun, aired October 13, 1955. The series was briefly syndicated in the late 1950s and late 1960s. In Los Angeles, it aired on KWHY Channel 22 from 1966-67. 37 episodes were rewrites of episodes of the radio series, 2 episodes were original scripts.

    First season: Friday at 8 EST, 8:30 PST till May 5, 1950. Then Wednesday at 8 EST, 6 PST starting May 10, 1950.
    Second season: Wednesday at 8 EST, 6:30 PST.
    Third season: Wednesday at 8 EST, 7 PST. Time change to 6L30 PST starting February 6, 1952.

    Syndication source: ITC, Domestic Sales Dept., 12711 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA 91604. 818-760-2110.

    [As of 1997] Because no TV station in the U.S. has asked to lease this series since 1967, the prints on hand have not been transferred to tape. They are strewn over several ITC warehouses in London, according to Valerie Bisson-Goldberg of ITC.

    The rating of 10 is based on listening to the soundtracks of ten of the television episodes and to 81 existing episodes of the radio series.

    This series should be recovered from those scattered warehouses in London and made available on DVD, before the existing prints are irretrievably lost or damaged.