Episodes: 78 (half-hour)
TV show dates: September 23, 1968 — March 29, 1971
Series status: Cancelled/ended
Performers include: Ken Berry, Richard S. Steele, George Lindsey, Jack Dodson, Paul Hartman, Arlene Golonka, Buddy Foster, Frances Bavier, Richard Steele, Mary Lansing, Charles Lampkin, and Vince Barnett.
TV show description:
A spin-off of The Andy Griffith Show that takes place after Sheriff Andy Taylor and his family have left town.
Aunt Bee Taylor (Frances Bavier) moves in with widower farmer Sam Jones (Ken Berry) to help raise his young son Sam (Buddy Foster), much as she did with Andy and Opie.
Storylines also revolve around Mayberry residents like handyman Emmett Clark (Paul Hartman), dim-witted mechanic Goober Pyle (George Lindsey), gossip Clara Edwards (Hope Summers), county clerk Howard Sprague (Jack Dodson), African-American farmer Ralph Barton (Charles Lampkin) and Sam’s girlfriend, bakery clerk Millie Swanson (Arlene Golonka).
When Bavier leaves the series, Aunt Bee is replaced by Sam’s cousin Alice Cooper (Alice Ghostley) as the Jones’ housekeeper.