The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet: The Bachelor (1958)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Domestic Comedy, Sitcom [TV]  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Season 14 of The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet is the series' first season in color -- and its last on the air. Diminishing ratings were only one of the many factors motivating the decision to pull the plug. Series star Ozzie Nelson and his wife Harriet Nelson wanted to explore new and different professional vistas; oldest son David Nelson was now pursuing a prolific career as a director; and Ricky Nelson would rather have been singing than acting. (And his fans agreed!) The end of the series also effectively put an end to the acting careers of David's wife June Blair and Rick's wife Kris Nelson, both of whom had, for the past several seasons, been afforded star billing along with the rest of the Nelsons. Rather surprisingly, two new semi-regulars are added to the show during its terminal season: Greg Dawson and Sean Morgan, cast respectively as Greg and Sean, two of perennial college student Ricky's frat brothers. The series ends quietly and amusingly with episode number 435, "The Game Room," in which Ozzie wants to convert his sons' former bedroom into a den for himself, much to the dismay of the sentimental Harriet.