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Father Knows Best ran on network television from 1954 to 1963 and is a classic example of American Pop Culture at its best.  Four of its five cast members were seasoned actors coming from successful movie careers; with the show paying attention to literate dialogue, movie-style camera work and lighting, high-quality direction and production values, and using realistic details on the set. It all gave the show a glossy, professional feel. Yet the real success of the series was mostly due to character interaction and development. Despite the shows title, Jim Anderson wasn't really like a "Father" - he was more like a "Dad", and the TV audience connected. He was a responsible parent who loved his wife and kids. He was a man who would do a paper route in the rain for his sick son, Bud. He was a man who'd always choose to see Kathy in a school program rather than attend an important Chamber of Commerce dinner. His family came first, but it was a delicate balancing act.

Father Knows Best was so popular that when production ended, it continued on the primetime TV network schedule for the next three years (no other TV show in history has done that), and then ran another five years (until 1967) on ABC's daytime line-up. Throughout the decades of the 1970's, 1980's and 1990's it was on both local and cable channels such as the (CBN) Family Channel. And until 2003 it aired on TVLand. Currently (2015) it is being broadcast on the Antenna TV Network. For more information click the logo below.
All season's are now available on DVD for your viewing enjoyment and the episodes are cleaner and crisper than you have ever seen before! 

"Here are Robert Young and Jane Wyatt, with Elinor Donahue, Billy Gray, and Lauren Chapin in Father Knows Best!"  Welcome to one of the most beloved television series of the 1950s and 60s!  Winner of six Emmy Awards and averaging #6 in Neilsen Ratings its final year in production, the Andersons's were one of America's favorite TV families!

Its pretty rare for a tv show from the 1950s to have all its seasons released on dvd.   We would like to thank the Young Family Trust and the Morgan Rodney Trust for making this possible. It demonstrates the lasting appeal of the series and is quality family programming for a brand new generation to discover and enjoy. Please show your support by purchasing these dvds at:
So thanks for checking out this website!  We hope you'll enjoy the history, nostalgia, pictures, film clips and trivia associated with this classic American television show.  Have fun, relax, and enjoy your visit with the Anderson's!
Season One includes 26 episodes AND behind-the-scene footage of the cast, crew, and set; interviews with Elinor Donahue and Lauren Chapin; home movies narrated by Robert Young's Grandson, Bill Proffitt; the VERY rare episode 24 Hours in Tyrantland. Finally, there's the 1st episode of Robert Young's next series after "Father", called "Window on Main Street".
Season Two includes 37 uncut episodes, more interviews with Elinor Donahue and Lauren Chapin, the much sought after "lost" episode "Stagecoach to Yuma", expanded flashback episode, and another fun episode of Window on Main Street.
Season 3 includes 37 uncut episodes, including the popular Christmas episode "Angel's Sweater". Bonus features include 2 episodes from "Window on Main Street" and 3 radio programs including the very first Father Knows Best audition/broadcast!
Season 4 is a 5-disc set running 870 minutes and contains 33 uncut episodes. Also included as bonus material are 2 episodes from "Window on Main Street" and 3 radio programs.
Season five is a six-disc set with 38 uncut episodes (Wow!), and two episodes of "Window on Main Street".
Season 6 is now available through Shout!Select. It's a beautiful five-disc set that completes the series with 32 uncut episodes. Also included are two episodes of "Window on Main Street"!