Room for One More (TV series)

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Not to be confused with the 1952 film Room for One More, starring Cary Grant, on which the series is based.
Room for One More
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The cast: back, from left: Ahna Capri, Andrew Duggan, Peggy McCay, Tim Rooney. Front, from left: Ronnie Dapo, Carol Nicholson, and "Tramp"
Genre Situation comedy
Created by Based on novel and film
by Anna Perrot Rose
and
Jack Rose
Directed by Leslie H. Martinson
Charles R. Rondeau
and others
Starring Andrew Duggan
Peggy McCay
Ronnie Dapo
Carol Nicholson
Ahna Capri
Tim Rooney
Jack Albertson
Maxine Stuart
Theme music composer Jerry Fuller
Country of origin  United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 26
Production
Executive producer(s) William T. Orr
Producer(s) Ed Jurist
Editor(s) Byron Chudnow
Location(s) California California
Running time 30 mins
Broadcast
Original channel ABC
Picture format 1.33 : 1 monochrome
Audio format monaural
Original run 27 January 1962 –
28 July 1962
Chronology
Related shows

Room for One More (film)
The Brady Bunch

My Three Sons

Room for One More is a short-lived American 1962 ABC/Warner Brothers situation comedy, principally starring Andrew Duggan and Peggy McCay as the heads of the Rose family. Its humor derives from their decision to augment their existing family with two adopted children. Actors playing the children included Tim Rooney (1947–2006), second son of actor Mickey Rooney, Ahna Capri, Carol Nicholson, and Ronnie Dapo (born 1952), who thereafter appeared as Phil Silvers's nephew on CBS's The New Phil Silvers Show. Jack Albertson played a neighbor, Walter Burton, with Maxine Stuart as his wife, Ruth Burton. Tommy Farrell played the character Fred in five episodes.

Thus, Room for One More and its contemporary, My Three Sons, "were significant departures from the mom-and-pop model of the family" that typified American television comedy of its era.[1] As with the similar Brady Bunch that would debut seven years later, the plots on Room for One More tended to feature "easily solvable situations".[1]

Among the series guest stars were Parley Baer, Bob Hastings, Sandy Kenyon, Sue Anne Langdon, Robert Q. Lewis, Howard McNear, Maudie Prickett, and Gary Vinson.

Room for One More aired at 8:00 p.m. Eastern time on Saturday, having replaced another ABC/WB offering, The Roaring 20s.

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  1. ^ a b Haramoto, Darrell Y. Nervous Laughter: Television Situation Comedy and Liberal Democratic Ideology. Praeger/Greenwood. 1989. p.66