The Jimmy Stewart Show

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The Jimmy Stewart Show
The Jimmy Stewart Show - Title Card.jpg
1971/72 season title card
Created by Hal Kanter
Starring Jimmy Stewart
Julie Adams
Jonathan Daly
Ellen Geer
Dennis Larson
Kirby Furlong
John McGiver
Theme music composer Jeff Alexander
Composer(s) Jeff Alexander
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 24
Producer(s) Hal Kanter
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time 22–24 minutes
Production company(s) J-K/Ablidon Productions
Distributor Warner Bros. Television
Original channel NBC
Audio format Monaural
Original release September 19, 1971 (1971-09-19) – August 27, 1972 (1972-08-27)
Photo from the television program The Jimmy Stewart Show. Stewart meets an attractive actress (Chanin Hale) while appearing on a panel show.

The Jimmy Stewart Show is an American sitcom starring Jimmy Stewart. Twenty-four episodes of the show were broadcast in the 1971–1972 season on the NBC network's Sunday night schedule (8:30-9 pm ET), under the sponsorship of Procter & Gamble.


Stewart starred as James K. Howard, an anthropology professor at Josiah Kessel College, the small-town university founded by his grandfather. His easy life became complicated when his son Peter's house burned down and he invited Peter's entire family to move in temporarily.

The show received poor reviews and ratings in its only season and was not renewed.


  • Jimmy Stewart:   Prof. James K. Howard
  • Julie Adams:   Martha Howard
  • Jonathan Daly:   Peter Howard
  • Ellen Geer:   Wendy Howard
  • Dennis Larson:   Teddy Howard
  • Kirby Furlong:   Jake Howard
  • John McGiver:   Dr. Luther Quince


The show is notable as the only production in which the actor allowed himself to be billed onscreen as "Jimmy".

On one program Beulah Bondi portrayed James Stewart's mother. She also played his mother in four other films: It's a Wonderful Life, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Of Human Hearts, and Vivacious Lady.

Episode list[edit]

Episode # Episode title Original airdate
1-1 "By Way of Introduction" (pilot) September 19, 1971
1-2 "Love in a Briefcase" September 26, 1971
1-3 "The Price of Plumbing Is Numbing" October 3, 1971
1-4 "The Father and Son Game" October 10, 1971
1-5 "Another Day, Another Scholar" October 17, 1971
1-6 "A Hunch in Time" October 24, 1971
1-7 "The Identity Crisis" October 31, 1971
1-8 "Guest Of Honor" November 7, 1971
1-9 "Pro Bono Publico" November 14, 1971
1-10 "A Bunk For Unk" November 21, 1971
1-11 "A Run For City Commissioner" (aka "A Vote For Howard") November 28, 1971
1-12 "Period of Readjustment" December 5, 1971
1-13 "Luther's Last Love" December 19, 1971
1-14 "Cock-a-doodle Don't" December 26, 1971
1-15 "As the Escrow Flies" January 2, 1972
1-16 "Eighty-Nine Pounds of Love" January 9, 1972
1-17 "The Quarterback Ache" January 16, 1972
1-18 "Aunt's in My Pants" (aka "Aunt's in My Plans") January 23, 1972
1-19 "Paper Work" January 30, 1972
1-20 "Song of the Jailbird" February 6, 1972
1-21 "Price Is Right" February 13, 1972
1-22 "Jim's Decision" February 20, 1972
1-23 "Old School Ties" March 5, 1972
1-24 "A Bone of Much Contention" March 12, 1972

DVD release[edit]

On January 21, 2014, Warner Home Video released The Jimmy Stewart Show: The Complete Series on DVD in Region 1, via their Warner Archive Collection. This is a Manufacture-on-Demand (MOD) release, available via and[1]


  1. ^ "The Jimmy Stewart Show: The Complete Series". 

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