The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet

The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet

This sitcom features the entire Nelson family, Ozzie, Harriet, Ricky, and David as themselves. Every week, their adventures consisted of misunderstandings or problems that were quickly resolved. Ricky Nelson quickly rose to fame as a teen idol and rock star on the show.

The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet Broadcast History

Network: ABC
Broadcast: 1952-1966
First Broadcast: October 3, 1952
Last Broadcast: March 26, 1966

Oct 1952-June 1956, Fri 8:00-8:30pm
Oct 1956-Sep 1958, Wed 9:00-9:30pm
Sep 1958-Sep 1961, Wed 8:30-9:00pm
Sep 1961-Sep 1963, Thu 7:30-8:00pm
Sep 1963-Jan 1966, Wed 7:30-8:00pm
Jan 1966-Mar 1966, Sat 7:30-8:00pm


Ozzie Nelson...Ozzie Nelson / Father George Nelson
Harriet Nelson...Harriet Nelson / Mother Ethel Nelson
David Nelson...David Nelson
Ricky Nelson...Ricky Nelson

Regulars & Guest Stars

Skip Young...Wally / The Bellhop / Chubby
Jack Wagner...Jack / Soda Clerk / Counterman / Student / Druggist / Photographer / Cab Driver
Don DeFore...Thorny

Theme Song / Opening Credits


There were 14 seasons and 436 episodes of The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet. Check out The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet episode guide.


It was the longest-running American comedy series until its record was surpassed by The Simpsons in 2004.

The exterior shots of the Nelsons’ house on the show is the actual Nelson house in the Hollywood hills.


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