Willy (TV series)

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Not to be confused with Free Willy (TV series)

Genre Sitcom
Created by Louis Pelletier
William Spier
Written by Bob Fisher
Alan Lipscott
Ellis Marcus
Louis Pelletier
William Spier
Harold Swanton
Starring June Havoc
Mary Treen
Whitfield Connor
Composer(s) Elliot Daniel
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 39
Executive producer(s) Desi Arnaz
Producer(s) William Spier
George Cahan
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 24 mins.
Production company(s) Desilu Productions
Original network CBS
Picture format Black-and-white
Audio format Monaural
Original release September 18, 1954 (1954-09-18) – June 16, 1955 (1955-06-16)

Willy is an American situation comedy which aired on CBS from September 1954 to June 1955. The series stars June Havoc and was produced by Desilu Productions.


June Havoc stars as Wilma "Willy" Dodger, a lawyer from rural New Hampshire who, because of the lack of clientele, relocates to New York City to represent a vaudeville troupe. Mary Treen and Whitfield Connor appeared in two episodes of Willy as Emily Dodger, Willy's sister, and Charlie Bush, Willy's boyfriend. Willy was produced by William Spier, Havoc's third and last husband.

In the premiere episode a young Aaron Spelling plays a dogcatcher as Willy defends the owner of a dog blamed for scaring a farmer's sheep. Character actor Charles Lane guest starred in the episode as Willy's boss.[1]

Willy followed That's My Boy, another situation comedy on the CBS Saturday lineup. It aired opposite Your Hit Parade on NBC.[2]


  1. ^ "First Case". Internet Movie Data Base. Retrieved March 12, 2011. 
  2. ^ Alex McNeil, Total Television, appendix with network television schedule.

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