The series, set in the town of Hillsdale, relates events in the day-to-day lives of the Nelson family: Ozzie, Harriet, and their two sons Dave and Ricky.

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Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 1952-10-03

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The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet is an American sitcom, which aired on ABC from October 3, 1952 through April 23, 1966, and starred the real-life Nelson family. After a long run on radio, the show was brought to television, where it continued its success, initially running simultaneously on radio and TV. The series starred Ozzie Nelson and his wife, singer Harriet Nelson, and their sons, David and Eric “Ricky” Nelson. Don DeFore had a recurring role as the Nelsons' neighbor “Thorny”.

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The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet made the Nelsons' younger son, Rick, into a music teen idol. Ozzie realized the impact his musically gifted son could bring to the series, and went on to write storylines featuring Rick singing. Rick first sang in the April 10, 1957, episode, “Ricky the Drummer,” performing a version of Fats Domino's hit, “I'm Walkin”, and later signed a recording contract with Domino's label, Imperial Records. Subsequent episodes that aired after Rick became one of the nation's most successful musicians were some of the series' highest-rated episodes.

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