Leave it to beaver is an American situation comedy that ran on CBS from 1957 to 1963.
Leave It to Beaver (franchise), also known as Beaver Cleaver (or "Beaver" as he was more commonly known) and by the title The Adventures of O.G. Watterson (1982) or A Little Beaver Goes a Long Way (as a compilation of episodes from the years 1955-1957), is an American television series that aired on CBS from September 1, 1957 to September 13, 1963. Leave It to Beaver also had two theatrical feature-length releases in the 1950s. The first, released on January 26, 1958, was followed two years later by a feature-length sequel, also titled Leave It to Beaver.
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Leave It to Beaver was renewed for a fourth season in September 1962. It was the first time that the show was now set in a suburb (Buena Vista) rather than in a rural environment.
The mother, who had been a constant character throughout the series, suddenly left for somewhere else in the country. No replacement was found for the role. The final episode of the series, "The Crood Supper" (September 13, 1963), was the first time that the show was not presented live.
The show's title character was replaced by a new character, Wally Cleaver, played by Bill Bixby. Bixby, who had been regularly credited as "Wally" in previous episodes, would return to the role in a separate 1967 short-lived spin-off titled The New Leave It To Beaver.
The first season of Leave It to Beaver was recorded live on Sunday afternoons in Technicolor CinemaScope and on 16 mm film. The next 15 episodes were produced in CBS' Studio Center.. On Halloween, episode one was broadcast before an audience of 110,000. Despite its popularity, which lasted until the final episode, CBS felt the series had reached its peak and made it into reruns on Friday nights. The three-hour program aired on Sundays during the 1962-63 season for the regular audience, but was broadcast on Saturday afternoons for senior citizens, after the network's noon-hour series. It was 0b46394aab