That's My Boy (U.S. TV series)

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That's My Boy
Genre Sitcom
Written by Bob Schiller
Starring Eddie Mayehoff
Gil Stratton
Rochelle Hudson
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 37
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 30 minutes
Original network CBS
Picture format Black-and-white
Audio format Monaural
Original release 1954 – 1955
Preceded by My Favorite Husband (9:30 p.m. EST)
Followed by Willy (10:30 p.m. EST)

That's My Boy is a largely forgotten 1954-1955 CBS situation comedy television series based on the 1951 Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis film of the same name.

The series, written by Bob Schiller and filmed before a live audience, starred Eddie Mayehoff as Jack Jackson, Sr., Gil Stratton as Jack, Jr., and Rochelle Hudson as Alice Jackson, the wife and mother. The senior Jackson is a construction contractor who had been a star football player in college, and he is determined to have "Junior" follow in his gridiron path at their common alma mater.[1]

The series aired at 9 p.m. Eastern in the slot following My Favorite Husband and preceding June Havoc's sitcom Willy on CBS. Both That's My Boy and Willy aired opposite The George Gobel Show on NBC. The following season, 1955–1956, this time slot was occupied by the first year of the western Gunsmoke.[2]

CBS aired reruns of That's My Boy at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday from June to September 1959.[3]


  1. ^ "That's My Boy". Internet Movie Data Base. Retrieved March 12, 2011. 
  2. ^ Alex McNeil, Total Television, appendix with national television schedule
  3. ^ Brooks, Tim, and Earle Marsh, The Complete Directory to Prime-Time Network and Cable TV Shows, 1946-Present, Sixth Edition, New York: Ballantine Books, 1995, ISBN 0-345-39736-3, p. 1028.

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