1 9 6 3 (USA)
13 x 30 minute episodes
Basically, this CBS comedy was an earlier comic cousin of Murder, She Wrote, with the action taking place in San Diego, California, and revolving around attractive and inquisitive Glynis Granville (British actress Glynis Johns) – a neophyte mystery writer and amateur sleuth.
Prim and proper Glynis believed that to write a good murder mystery, one should become involved with a murder to get all the details. She didn’t go looking for murders, but they always seemed to find her no matter where she went.
Glynis had no training as a criminologist. She simply used things she has learned through research as her chief weapon in helping the police solve crimes.
Unlike Jessica Fletcher (who was an expert at solving crimes), Glynis was a complete amateur and a bit of a klutz who solved crimes quite by accident.
Keith Andes was her private practice attorney husband (and partner in crime-solving), Keith Granville, who often became involved and equally often saved her life.
The childless couple always seemed to stumble upon the solution to a mystery, but certainly not without putting themselves in great peril.
Retired policeman Chick Rogers often assisted the Granvilles.
Glynis was abruptly cancelled after 13 weeks. The CBS series was replaced by the short-lived Tell It To The Camera with Red Rowe.
Eight of the original thirteen episodes of Glynis were rerun in primetime from July to September of 1965 in The Lucy Show‘s regular spot.
In this time slot, Glynis ranked in the top ten. Glynis Johns attempted sitcom stardom again in 1988 in the short-lived Coming of Age.