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The Donna Reed Show

Weekdays at 5:30 AM

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Oscar- and Golden Globe-winning actress Donna Reed stars as happy homemaker Donna Stone on this classic feel-good sitcom. 'The Donna Reed Show' portrays a loving family—Donna Stone, husband Alex (Carl Betz) and children Mary and Jeff (Shelly Fabares and Paul Peterson)—that resolves its quarrels with laughter and love. The series includes many cameo appearances by celebrities of the day such as baseball superstars Don Drysdale and Willie Mays, teen heartthrob James Darren and canine actress Lassie.   

Next Airings

  • 5/31 5:30AMThe Perfect Pitch
  • 6/1 5:30AMPickles for Charity
  • 6/2 5:30AMMary's Growing Pain

Videos

The Fatal Leap

Donna is annoyed by Alex's eagerness to attend a friend's bachelor party.

The Perfect Pitch

Donna pushes Jeff into taking trumpet lessons when she learns he has perfect pitch.

Pickles for Charity

Everyone loves Donna's pickles, but when she tries to sell them to raise money for charity, no one will buy them.

Mary's Growing Pains

Mary has a crush on a young intern from the hospital and misinterprets his kindness as romantic interest.

Mary's Growing Pains

Mary has a crush on a young intern from the hospital and misinterprets his kindness as romantic interest.

Quizzes

Which 1960s TV show has the highest rating on IMDb?

Does Andy, Gilligan, or Lucy have the higher rating?

Which classic TV mom is most like yours?

Is your mom more like a Carol Brady or Thelma Harper?

Can you guess the TV show based on a single frame?

How well do you pay attention to your favorite TV shows?

What '70s TV character are you based on your zodiac sign?

Are you more of a Fonzie, Hawkeye, Marcia or Kojak?

Which famous TV episodes were watched by more people?

Do you know which series finales had the higher ratings? The answers may surprise you!

Quiz: Which actor appeared in more episodes?

Who appeared more on your favorite TV shows? The answers may surprise you!

Can you guess the address for these TV characters?

Do you remember where your favorite TV families lived?

Which TV Show Came First?

Can you guess which show premiered first?

Which '60s TV Character are you based on your zodiac sign?

The stars have aligned to tell you which '60s TV character you resemble the most.

Quiz: Can you guess the show based on the episode title?

Do you know which show has an episode titled, "The Prince of Tomato Juice?"

Quiz: Which actor is taller?

You never really know how tall a celebrity is until you see them in person. Since we don't have that opportunity, we've made this quiz to figure out how tall our favorite actors are.  We give you two actors, and you guess which one towers over the other. Will you measure up to our high expectations? Take the quiz and find out.

Quiz: Which TV show lasted longer?

We give you two shows, you guess which one lasted more seasons. Some of these iconic shows definitely should have lasted longer.

Quiz: Can you guess which crime show featured this murder case?

Which show featured a murder that involved a kleptomaniac gorilla?

Quiz: Which show is this letter 'B' from?

We show you a letter 'B' from a title screen. You name the television series. Easy!

Can you guess which show this letter 'A' is from?

We show you a letter 'A' from a title screen. You name the television series. Easy!

Quiz: Which show had higher ratings?

We give you two shows, you guess which one had the higher ratings.

Which TV couple are you and your significant other?

Valentine's Day is right around the corner! Find out which classic TV couple you and your partner are most like.

Quiz: Can you name these opening credits?

It might be harder than you think to guess the show based on one shot of its opening credits.

Quiz: Can you complete these classic TV catchphrases?

Try and fill in the blank on these memorable sayings from favorite television shows. Using pictures only.

Who wore this ugly sweater on television?

We show you a regrettable pullover from a TV show, you name the series.

Quiz: Can you name the TV show by its Christmas scene?

Can you spot the classic television series by the Santas, trees and decorations on these screens?

Quiz: Which TV show served this meal?

We show you a spread of food. You name the television series. Try not to play on an empty stomach.

Quiz: Which TV show had more episodes?

Gunsmoke was on for two decades, but did it have more episodes than a soap opera on for 6 seasons? Take a quiz for the ultimate TV trivia buff!

Quiz: Do you know these actors' real names?

Not everyone is born with a perfect television name like Lucille Ball. See if you can pick the given name of some TV legends.

Can you guess the TV show by the episode description?

We give you the synopsis from the TV listings. You guess the TV show.

Can you guess the TV show by emoji only?

If you text, odds are you've sent an emoji. From showing your mood with a smiley face to blowing a kiss to your family, those little pictures come in handy when expressing yourself via text message. With hundreds of emojis to now choose from, the little pictures are a language unto themselves. So we described 11 classic television shows in emojis only. Can you name them?

Stories

The top 9 TV moms of all time

These TV moms deserve some love this Mother's Day, too.

Who are the tallest and shortest television stars?

Does the Fonz tower over Lucy? The heights of famous TV actors might surprise you.

This artist turns classic TV sets into stunning dioramas

The pint-sized versions of these classic TV sets almost look too good to be true.

17 slang terms from the 1950s we want everyone to start using again

Try to inject some of this boss vocabulary into your everyday conversations.

12 trailblazing women who forever changed the TV landscape

In honor of International Women's Day, we honor these 12 women who transformed the television industry.

7 famous TV sets that were reused for other shows

Mayberry, Metropolis and 'Star Trek' have a lot more in common that you think.

11 of the most shocking character replacements on TV

The reasoning behind some of these replacements is fascinating. We forgot this actress was blacklisted from Hollywood.

Here are the real locations for these 8 fictional towns

Have you ever wanted to visit to Mayberry, Raytown or Hilldale?

15 television stars who won Academy Awards

Who predicted that actors from Happy Days, The Flying Nun and Laugh-In would someday take home Oscars?

15 TV Guide covers from the 1970s that will take you down memory lane

Do you remember these top TV moments of the '70s?

The hashtag #OppositeATVShow tries to rename your favorite shows

What would be the opposite name for your favorite TV show?

Your favorite TV shows have some strange titles in other countries

Can you guess which television series were called 'Mission in Manhattan' and 'War, Shade & Fresh Water'?

6 things you might not know about Donna Reed

From girl next door to the ideal mom, Reed was an all-American icon. Salute her birthday with her Bundt cake, perhaps.

In Memoriam – Remembering those we lost in 2015

The MeTV family pays tribute to those who died this year, from Leonard Nimoy to Yvonne Craig and beyond.

34 great Xmas episodes from classic TV

Get in the holiday spirit with comedies, dramas and mysteries filled with Santas, carols, lights and trees. Watch television Christmas specials from the 1950s to 1990s.

A brief guide to cats on classic television shows

Who says you can't herd cats? We rounded up a couple dozen adorable kitties that appeared on classic television series.

TV composer and bandleader Van Alexander dies at 100