|Created by||Harry Kronman|
|Written by||Bob Schiller|
|Directed by||Sherman Marks|
Arthur Q. Bryan
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||18|
|Running time||22 minutes|
|Production company(s)||CBS Television|
|Original run||January 8, 1955 – July 2, 1955|
Dr. Tom Wilson (Dunne) is a child psychologist who is successful with his patients but less than effective with his own family. Barbara Billingsley, two years before she was cast as the concerned mother in Leave It to Beaver, played Tom's wife, Helen Wilson.Beverly Washburn starred as daughter Kathryn "Kit" Wilson. Ted Marc portrayed the son, Tom Wilson, Jr., or "Twig".
Phyllis Coates and Joseph Kearns played the neighbors, Madge (a nurse) and Fred Allen. Ann O'Neal starred as the housekeeper "Nana", and Arthur Q. Bryan played Mr. Boggs, the handyman. The series was created and produced by Harry Kronman, directed by Sherman Marks, and partly written by Bob Schiller.
Professional Father, a mid-season replacement for the sitcom That's My Boy, offered new episodes from January 8 to July 2, 1955. Professional Father aired opposite The George Gobel Show on NBC and The Stork Club, a talk show on ABC hosted by Sherman Billingsley. In the fall of 1955, Professional Father was succeeded in the 10 p.m. Eastern Saturday time slot with the first season of James Arness's Gunsmoke, which became the longest running western series in television history.
- "Professional Father". Classic Television Archives. Retrieved April 8, 2009.
- Alex McNeil, Total Television, New York: Penguin Books, 1997, p. 676
- Tim Brooks and Earle Marsh, The Complete Guide to Prime Time Network TV Shows, 1946-Present, New York: Ballantine Books, 1992, appendix