The New Leave It to Beaver

The New Leave It to Beaver

Infobox Television
show_name = The New Leave It to Beaver

caption =
aka =
genre = Sitcom
creator =
writer = Al Aidekman
Cindy Begel
Joe Connelly
Paul Diamond
Michael J. DiGaetano
Lawrence Gay
Lesa Kite
Brian Levant
Dennis Snee
director = Nick Abdo
Bob Claver
Roger Duchowny
Jeffrey Ganz
Steven Hilliard Stern
creat_director =
developer =
presenter =
starring = Barbara Billingsley
Tony Dow
Jerry Mathers
Ken Osmond
Frank Bank
composer = David Frank
country = USA
language = English
num_seasons = 4
num_episodes =
list_episodes =
executive_producer = Nick Abdo
Brian Levant
producer = Al Aidekman
Cindy Begel
Fred Fox, Jr.
Lesa Kite
Peter Ware
sup_producer = Daniel R. Cahn
Lori Motyer
Carrie Myers
Peter Ware
asst_producer = Frank Saperstein
runtime = 30 mins.
channel = Disney Channel (Season 1)
TBS (Season 2-4)
first_aired = November 3, 1984
last_aired = May 1, 1989
preceded_by = "Leave It to Beaver"

"The New Leave It to Beaver" (also known as "Still the Beaver") is a 1985 American sitcom sequel to the 1950s and '60s series, "Leave It to Beaver". "The New Leave It To Beaver" began with the 1983 CBS TV movie "Still the Beaver", and was picked up in 1985 as a Disney Channel series with the same name; however, it only lasted one season and before being picked up by TBS in 1986 and renamed "The New Leave It to Beaver". The series, also syndicated in the late 1980s, lasted until 1989.

It is one of the rare examples of a television series revival sequel (not spin-off) that revolves around the characters from the original series. Other examples of this would be "The Brady Brides" and "What's Happening Now!!"


The series focused on Wally Cleaver (Tony Dow) and his younger brother, Theodore "Beaver" Cleaver (Jerry Mathers) all grown up, with families of their own. Theodore is divorced and living with the widowed June Cleaver (Barbara Billingsley), Theodore's mother, along with his two sons, Kip and Oliver. Wally lives next door with his wife and daughter Kelly and, later, son Kevin joins the brood.

Other series regulars included Wally's old friend Eddie Haskell (Ken Osmond) and his family, along with "Lumpy" Rutherford (Frank Bank).


*Jerry Mathers as Theodore "Beaver" Cleaver
*Barbara Billingsley as June Cleaver
*Tony Dow as Wally Cleaver
*Ken Osmond as Eddie Haskell
*Giovanni Ribisi as Duffy Guthrie
*Frank Bank as Clarence "Lumpy" Rutherford
*Kipp Marcus as Ward "Kip" Cleaver, Jr.
*Eric Osmond as Freddie Haskell
*Christian Osmond as Eddie "Bomber" Haskell, Jr.
*John Snee as Oliver "Olly" Cleaver
*Janice Kent as Mary Ellen Cleaver
*Kaleena Kiff as Kelly Cleaver
*Troy Davidson as Kevin Cleaver (Season 3 & 4)
*Ellen Maxted as Gertrude "Gert" Haskell


Original air dates are unknown, the following episode list is in the original airing order with episode titles.

eason 1

eason 4

Awards and nominations

yndication and DVDs

According to series costars Frank Bank ("Lumpy Rutherford") and Ken Osmond ("Eddie Haskell") in a May 28, 2008 internet radio interview at, the reason the series has not aired in American syndication since the early 1990s is due to the fact that Universal sold the show's master videos to an Australian company called Qintex Productions, which went out of business shortly after the purchase was made, leaving the broadcast rights in limbo. This is also the reason why the series may never be released on DVD.

Also, according to the same interview, the show does on a rare occasion air in British and Australian markets.

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