Window on Main Street
|Window on Main Street|
|Created by||Roswell Rogers|
|Written by||Mathilda Ferro
|Directed by||Richard Dunlap|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||13|
|Producer(s)||Eugene B. Rodney
|Running time||22–24 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Rodney-Young Productions, FKB Productions|
CBS Paramount Television
CBS Television Distribution
|Original run||October 2, 1961– May 23, 1962|
Window on Main Street is an American half-hour comedy-drama television series starring Robert Young, which aired on CBS during the 1961-1962 season. Created by Roswell Rogers, Window on Main Street was produced by its star, Robert Young.
Young, whose Father Knows Best had ended production a year earlier, was cast as Cameron "Cam" Garrett Brooks, a widower-author, who returns to his hometown of fictional Millsberg, possibly in New England, but no state is ever given as the location of the series. Cam renews his friendship with Lloyd Ramsey, the editor of the local newspaper, portrayed in eleven episodes by Ford Rainey. The people of Millsberg become the subjects of Cam's stories.
Tim Matheson starred as 13-year-old Roddy Miller in an undetermined number of episodes. Constance Moore appeared ten times as Cam's blonde female friend Christina "Chris" Logan, who had remained behind years earlier, when she was known as "Tina", as he had left Millsberg for points undisclosed.
The series aired a sentimental holiday episode "Christmas Memory" on December 18, 1961, in which Cam recalls a foolish dispute with his late wife over the gift of a butter churn. Film star Coleen Gray guest starred as Miss Wycliffe in the series finale, "A Job for Summer", which aired on May 23, 1962.
The series premiered on Monday, October 2, 1961, following the second and final season of the sitcom, Pete and Gladys, and preceding The Danny Thomas Show. The program filled the time slot vacated the previous season by the unsuccessful sitcom, Bringing Up Buddy, starring Frank Aletter. Window on Main Street was paired opposite The Price Is Right starring Bill Cullen on NBC and Chuck Connors in The Rifleman on ABC.
Father Knows Best was still on the CBS schedule on Wednesdays in prime time repeats during the 1961-1962 season; so Young was featured in two network comedies the same season.
Along with his Father Knows Best producer Eugene B. Rodney, Young worked in the writing and production of some of the episodes of Window on Main Street.
Every DVD boxed sets of Young's previous series Father Knows Best contains one episode of Window on Main Street. Also, one episode was included in Shouts! Merry Sitcom Christmas Classics from TV's Golden Age. A complete episode of Window On Main Street is also found on YouTube titled "The Teacher" and is complete with commercials.
- 1961-1962 United States network television schedule