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December Bride (1954-1959)



December Bride 
 
(1954-1959)

Comedy / Sitcom

Created By Parke Levy

Directed By William Asher, Frederick de Cordova and Jerry Thorpe

Cast:

Spring Byington as Lily Ruskin
Harry Morgan as Pete Porter
Verna Felton as Hilda Crocker
Dean Miller as Matt Henshaw
Frances Rafferty as Ruth Henshaw
 
December Bride was a American television series sitcom that aired on CBS from October 4, 1954 to May 7, 1959 and ran a total of five seasons, 157 episodes.  It was adapted from a CBS radio network show that aired from 1952 to 1953. 

December Bride was a 30 minute series on CBS about a woman , Lily Ruskin who was a widow.  She lived with her daughter and son-in-law in Westwood, California. Majority of the episode plots centered around her children trying to set her up with high class men. 

Episodes:

Season One
 
1.      Lily Ruskin Arrives 10/4/1954

2.      Lily is Bored 10/11/1954

3.      The Chinese Dinner 10/18/1954
 
4.      The Accident 10/25/1954

5.      The Veterinarian 11/1/1954

6.      My Soldier 11/8/1954

7.      Grunion Hunting 11/15/1954

8.      Lily's Mother-in-Law 11/22/1954
 
9.      Lily Hires a Maid 11/29/1954

10.     The Gigolo 12/6/1954

11.     The Rich Man 12/13/1954

12.     The Christmas Show 12/20/1954

13.     The Luau 12/27/1954

14.     Lily Wants to Pay Her Way 1/3/1955
 
15.     Lily the Artist 1/10/1955

16.     The Grandfather Clock 1/17/1955

17.     The Sentimentalist 1/24/1955

18.     The Uranium Show 1/31/1955

19.     The Insurance Show 2/7/1955
 
20.     Surprise Party 2/14/1955

21.     Jealousy 2/21/1955

22.     Wedding Preparations 2/28/1955

23.     The Breakup 3/7/1955

24.     Mexico 3/14/1955

25.     Lily's Niece 3/21/1955
 
26.     Matt Cooks 3/28/1955

27.     Theater Tickets 4/4/1955

28.     Psychiatrist 4/11/1955

29.     Gossip 4/18/1955

30.     Matt's Mustache 4/25/1955

31.     The Line-Up 5/2/1955
 
32.     The Other Couple 5/9/1955

33.     Lily's Song 5/16/1955

34.     Chicken Salad 5/23/1955

Season Two
 
35.     The Boxing Show 10/3/1955
 
36.     The Pizza Show 10/10/1955

37.     Lily and the Wolf 10/17/1955

38.     Ruth Neglects Matt 10/24/1955

39.     The Shoplifter 10/31/1955

40.     Let Yourself Go 11/7/1955
 
41.     The Laundromat Show 11/14/1955

42.     Skidrow 11/21/1955

43.     Big Game Hunter 11/28/1955

44.     Family Quarrel 12/5/1955

45.     High Sierras 12/12/1955

46.     Rate Your Mate 12/26/1955

47.     Operation: Coleslaw 1/2/1956

48.     The Trailer Show 1/9/1956

49.     Matt's Movie Career 1/16/1956

50.     The Rudy Vallee Show 1/23/1956
 
51.     The Texas Show (1) 1/30/1956

52.     The Texas Show (2) 2/6/1956

53.     The Texas Show (3) 2/13/1956

54.     Sunken Den 2/20/1956

55.     The Wrestler 2/27/1956

56.     Ruth Gets a Job 3/12/1956

57.     Handcuffs 3/19/1956

58.     Pete's Brother-in-Law 3/26/1956

59.     Lily in a Gas Station 4/2/1956

60.     Ruth's Haircut 4/9/1956
 
61.     Jaywalker 4/16/1956

62.     Beauty Pageant 4/23/1956

63.     Lily and the Sailor 4/30/1956

64.     Lily, the Matchmaker 5/7/1956

65.     Swimming Pool 5/14/1956

Season Three
 
66.     The Rory Calhoun Show 10/8/1956

67.     The Marjorie Main Show 10/15/1956

68.     House on Blocks 10/29/1956

69.     The Prize Fighter 11/5/1956
 
70.     Ritzy Neighborhood 11/12/1956

71.     Lily and the Prowler 11/19/1956

72.     The Jockey 11/26/1956

73.     The Decorating Show 12/3/1956

74.     The Indian Show 12/10/1956
 
75.     Man Town 12/17/1956

76.     Football Hero 12/24/1956

77.     New Year's Party 12/31/1956

78.     Royalty 1/7/1957

79.     Chicken Farm 1/14/1957

80.     The Homecoming Show 1/21/1957
 
81.     The Budget Show 1/28/1957

82.     Study Group 2/4/1957

83.     Mother-in-Law Club 2/11/1957

84.     The Piano Show 2/18/1957

85.     Duck Hunting 2/25/1957

86.     The Engagement Show 3/4/1957
 
87.     Masquerade Party 3/11/1957

88.     Kissing Booth 3/18/1957

89.     The Hobo Show 3/25/1957

90.     The Englishman 4/1/1957

91.     Do It Yourself 4/8/1957

92.     The Old Man 4/15/1957
 
93.     Song Plugging 4/22/1957

94.     Mountain Climbing 4/29/1957

95.     Lily-Hilda Fight 5/6/1957

Season Four
 
96.     Vallee's Protege 10/7/1957
 
97.     Mean Grandfather 10/14/1957

98.     The Golf Lesson 10/21/1957

99.     The Photography Show 11/4/1957

100.    Sports Car 11/11/1957

101.    The Microphone Show 11/18/1957
 
102.    Matt's Gray Hair 12/2/1957

103.    The Other Woman 12/9/1957

104.    The Butler Show 12/16/1957

105.    Ruth Goes Home to Mother 12/23/1957

106.    Hot Meal 12/30/1957
 
107.    The Airplane Show 1/6/1958

108.    The Parrot Show 1/13/1958

109.    The Antique Show 1/20/1958

110.    Housemother 1/27/1958

111.    The Muscleman Show 2/3/1958

112.    Contour Chair 2/10/1958

113.    The Fred MacMurray Show 2/17/1958

114.    Baby Rehearsal 2/24/1958

115.    Army Buddy 3/3/1958

116.    The Ed Wynn Show 3/10/1958

117.    The Bouncer Show 3/17/1958
 
118.    Sleep Teaching 3/24/1958

119.    The Gilbert Roland Show 3/31/1958

120.    Aunt Emily 4/7/1958

121.    The Mickey Rooney Show 4/14/1958

122.    Lily's Birthday Dress 4/21/1958
 
123.    Wedding Float 4/28/1958

124.    The Capistrano Show 5/5/1958

125.    Lily on Boat 5/12/1958

126.    Matt and Pete Fight 5/19/1958

Season Five
 
127.    The Edgar Bergen Show 10/2/1958

128.    The Alaska Show 10/9/1958

129.    Fenwick Arms 10/16/1958

130.    Bride's Father-in-Law 10/23/1958

131.    The Chimp Show 10/30/1958
 
132.    Hilda Gets Engaged 11/6/1958

133.    The Zsa Zsa Gabor Show 11/13/1958

134.    Horse Phobia 11/20/1958

135.    Tough Mother-in-Law 11/27/1958

136.    Power Saw 12/4/1958
 
137.    The Post Office Show 12/11/1958

138.    Car for Christmas 12/18/1958

139.    Child of Nature 12/25/1958

140.    The Beatnik Show 1/1/1959

141.    The Nurse Show 1/8/1959
 
142.    Pete Has a Baby 1/15/1959

143.    Nurse is Fired 1/22/1959

144.    Lily's Blind Date 1/29/1959

145.    Lily's Advice Column 2/5/1959

146.    The Hi-Fi Show 2/12/1959
 
147.    The Scotch Show 2/19/1959

148.    The Martian Show 2/26/1959

149.    Lily Babysits 3/5/1959

150.    Ruth the Brain 3/12/1959

151.    Stan Loses His Nerve 3/19/1959
 
152.    The Texan , Rory Calhoun 3/26/1959

153.    Linda on TV 4/2/1959

154.    Lily Goes Fishing 4/9/1959

155.    Lily Helps Twilly 4/16/1959

156.    Lily, the Example 4/30/1959
 
157.    Bald Baby 5/7/1959 




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