The Family Genius

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The Family Genius
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes4
Original networkDuMont
Original releaseSeptember 9 –
September 30, 1949

The Family Genius was a TV series aired in the United States from September 9 to September 30, 1949. The series was broadcast on the DuMont Television Network, and is most notable for lasting less than a month before cancellation.


The series was a sitcom centered around the Howard family, in which young son Tommy was a child prodigy.


  • Jack Diamond as Tommy Howard
  • Phyllis Lowe as Mrs. Howard
  • Arthur Edwards as Mr. Howard

Episode status[edit]

As with most DuMont series, no episodes are known to exist.


  • David Weinstein, The Forgotten Network: DuMont and the Birth of American Television (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2004) ISBN 1-59213-245-6
  • Alex McNeil, Total Television, Fourth edition (New York: Penguin Books, 1980) ISBN 0-14-024916-8
  • Tim Brooks and Earle Marsh, The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network TV Shows, Third edition (New York: Ballantine Books, 1964) ISBN 0-345-31864-1

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