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The DuPont Show with June Allyson (also known as The June Allyson Show) is an American anthology drama series which aired on CBS from September 21, 1959 to April 3, 1961 with rebroadcasts continuing until June 12, 1961.

The series was hosted by actress June Allyson.


Allyson was the third woman in network history to host such a series, her predecessors having been Loretta Young and Jane Wyman. Like Young and Wyman, she not only hosted the series but starred in nearly two dozen of the fifty-seven produced episodes. Some of the best known actors appeared on the series, including then husband and studio boss Dick Powell, Ginger Rogers, Harpo Marx, Bette Davis, and Ronald Reagan.

The Delaware-based DuPont Company also sponsored the DuPont Show of the Month, a 90-minute dramatic episodes which aired from 1957-1961. Allyson's series was filmed at Four Star Television Studios, a creation of Dick Powell as well as Ida Lupino, Charles Boyer, and David Niven.

In the 1959-1960 season, The DuPont Show with June Allyson aired at 10:30 p.m. Eastern on Mondays after Jackie Cooper's sitcom, Hennesey, the story of a United States Navy physician. ABC aired Charles Bronson's Man with a Camera in this same time slot. NBC ran the second half of The Steve Allen Show, a variety program. In the second season, The DuPont Show with June Allyson ran at 10:30 p.m. on Thursday after Edward R. Murrow's Person to Person CBS interview program. There was little effective competition from the other networks in the Thursday slot. ABC aired Take a Good Look, a quiz program starring Ernie Kovacs, and NBC reverted the half-hour of time to the local stations.