- The New Leave It to Beaver
show_name = The New Leave It to Beaver
genre = Sitcom
writer = Al Aidekman
Michael J. DiGaetano
director = Nick Abdo
Steven Hilliard Stern
Barbara Billingsley Tony Dow Jerry Mathers Ken Osmond Frank Bank
composer = David Frank
country = USA
language = English
num_seasons = 4
executive_producer = Nick Abdo
producer = Al Aidekman
Fred Fox, Jr.
sup_producer = Daniel R. Cahn
asst_producer = Frank Saperstein
runtime = 30 mins.
Disney Channel(Season 1)
TBS (Season 2-4)
November 3, 1984
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
sequelto the 1950s and '60s series, " Leave It to Beaver". "The New Leave It To Beaver" began with the 1983 CBSTV movie "Still the Beaver", and was picked up in 1985 as a Disney Channelseries 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 Mathersas Theodore "Beaver" Cleaver
Barbara Billingsleyas June Cleaver
Tony Dowas Wally Cleaver
Ken Osmondas Eddie Haskell
Giovanni Ribisias Duffy Guthrie
Frank Bankas Clarence "Lumpy" Rutherford
Kipp Marcusas 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 Kiffas 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.
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 shokusradio.com, 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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