MAKE ROOM FOR DADDY began in 1953 and was already 6 years old by the time I started watching it. Originally it had starred Danny Thomas with Jean Hagen, Rusty Hamer and Sherry Jackson. By the time I could remember seeing it, you had Marjorie Lord added to the cast as the new wife and Angela Cartwright as the new daughter. Annette Funicello was also a regular for a while.
It was a fixture in our house until I was six years old and even then daytime reruns persisted! Just five years later, however, most of the original cast returned in a less successful but no less entertaining update entitled MAKE ROOM FOR GRANDDADDY!