1 9 5 7 – 1 9 5 8 (USA)
26 x 30 minute episodes
Following Eve Arden’s long association with Our Miss Brooks, which had ended the previous season, this comedy series cast the actress as novelist Liza Hammond, whose latest work, called Summer’s End, was quite a success.
Liza was a widow who supplemented her writing income by giving lectures, and George Howell (Allyn Joslyn) was the head of the lecture bureau that booked her tours.
While Liza was out lecturing the population, her 12-year-old twin daughters, Jenny (Gail Stone) and Mary (Karen Greene), were at home being looked after by her mother, Nora (Frances Bavier).
Willard Waterman made frequent guest appearances as their very frugal landlord, Carl Foster.
The CBS series – filmed in front of a live studio audience – was based on the autobiography of the writer Emily Kimbrough.