Mayberry R.F.D.

Mayberry RFD

Mayberry R.F.D. is an American television series produced as a spin-off and direct continuation of The Andy Griffith Show.  When star Andy Griffith decided to leave his series, most of the supporting characters returned for the new program, which ran for three seasons (78 episodes) on the CBS Television Network from 1968–1971.   During the final season of The Andy Griffith Show, widower farmer Sam Jones (Ken […]

Family Affair

Family Affair

Family Affair is an American sitcom that aired on CBS from September 12th, 1966 to September 9th, 1971.  The series explored the trials of well-to-do civil engineer and bachelor Bill Davis (Brian Keith) as he attempted to raise his brother’s orphaned children in his luxury New York City apartment.  Davis’ traditional English gentleman’s gentleman, Mr. […]

The Rat Patrol

rat patrol

The Rat Patrol is an American television program that aired on ABC during the 1966–1968 seasons. A total of fifty-eight 30-minute episodes were produced by Mirisch-Rich Television Productions, a subsidiary of United Artists Television, in association with Tom Gries Productions Inc.  Just as The Man From U.N.C.L.E. episode titles included the word “Affair”, all Rat […]

The John Forsythe Show

The John Forsythe Show

The John Forsythe Show began as a situation comedy in the fall of 1965 on NBC, but at mid-season it switched to a spy show. NBC advertising in February of ’65, gave a working title of The Mr. and The Misses.  In the first phase of the series, John Forsythe appeared as United States Air […]

90 Bristol Court

90 Bristol Court

90 Bristol Court is the umbrella title of a short-lived NBC experiment comprising three situation comedies set in a Southern California apartment complex located at the title address.  The 90-minute block aired Monday nights and consisted of Karen (7:30-8:00pm), Harris Against the World (8:00-8:30pm), and Tom, Dick, and Mary (8:30-9:00pm). While they were promoted as […]

Slattery’s People

Slattery's People

Slattery’s People is a 1964-1965 American television series about local politics starring Richard Crenna as title character James Slattery, a state legislator, co-starring Ed Asner and Tol Avery, and featuring Carroll O’Connor and Warren Oates in a couple of episodes each.  James E. Moser was executive producer.  The program, telecast on CBS, was nominated for […]

Many Happy Returns

Many Happy Returns

Many Happy Returns is an American situation comedy that ran on CBS for twenty-six episodes, from September 21st, 1964 to April 12th, 1965, under the sponsorship of General Foods.  The Tagline of the show was Krockmeyer’s Appreciates Your Patronage. The show stars character actor John McGiver.  Known for his emphatic, precise, dogmatic bearing and firm […]

12 O’Clock High

12 O'Clock High

12 O’Clock High (also known as Twelve O’Clock High) is an American drama series set in World War II.  This TV series originally broadcast on ABC for two-and-one-half seasons from September 18th, 1964, through January 13th, 1967 and was based on the motion picture Twelve O’Clock High (1949).  The series was a co-production of 20th […]

The Bing Crosby Show

The Bing Crosby Show

The Bing Crosby Show is a 28-episode situation comedy television program starring crooner, film star, iconic phenomenon, and businessman Bing Crosby and actress Beverly Garland as a middle-aged couple, Bing and Ellie Collins, rearing two teenaged daughters during the early 1960s.  In this format, Crosby portrayed a former entertainer turned architectural designer with a penchant […]

Wendy And Me

Wendy And Me

Wendy and Me is an American sitcom that aired on ABC during the 1964–1965 television season, primarily sponsored by Consolidated Cigar’s “El Producto.”  Principally starring George Burns and Connie Stevens, the series was Burns’ first major work following the death of his wife and professional partner, Gracie Allen, who had died of a heart attack […]

No Time For Sergeants

No Time For Sergeants

No Time for Sergeants came to the small screen in the fall of 1964.  It starred Sammy Jackson who had had one line in the film version.  When Jackson read that Warner Brothers was going to produce a television sitcom version of No Time for Sergeants for ABC he wrote directly to Jack Warner saying […]

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea

voyage to the bottom of the sea

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea is a 1960s American science fiction television series based on the 1961 film of the same name.  Both were created by Irwin Allen. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea was the first of Irwin Allen’s four science fiction television series, as well as the longest running.  It […]

The Andy Griffith Show

The Andy Griffith Show

The Andy Griffith Show is an American sitcom first televised on CBS between October 3rd, 1960 and April 1st, 1968.  Andy Griffith portrays the widowed sheriff of the fictional small community of Mayberry, North Carolina.  His life is complicated by an inept, but well-meaning deputy, Barney Fife (Don Knotts), a spinster aunt and housekeeper, Aunt […]

Huntley – Brinkley Report

The Huntley Brinkley Report

The Huntley-Brinkley Report (sometimes known as The Texaco Huntley-Brinkley Report, for one of its early sponsors) was the NBC television network’s flagship evening news program from October 29th, 1956, until July 31st, 1970.  It was anchored by Chet Huntley in New York City, and David Brinkley in Washington, D.C.  It succeeded the Camel News Caravan, […]

The Golden Touch of Frankie Carle

The Golden Touch of Frankie Carle

The Golden Touch of Frankie Carle was a short-lived musical variety television series broadcast in the United States by NBC from August to October 1956.  The Golden Touch of Frankie Carle featured the pianist and guest singers performing a variety of music, including popular standards and the current hits of the day. The program’s main […]

The Adventures of Robin Hood

The Adventures of Robin Hood is a British television series comprising 143 half-hour, black and white episodes broadcast weekly between 1955 and 1959 on ITV. It stars Richard Greene as the outlaw Robin Hood and Alan Wheatley as his nemesis, the Sheriff of Nottingham.  The show followed the legendary character Robin Hood and his band of merry men in Sherwood Forest and the surrounding vicinity. While some episodes dramatised the traditional Robin Hood […]

Medical Horizons

Quincy Howe and John Daly

Medical Horizons is a public affairs television series, focusing on advancements in medical technology, which aired on ABC from September 12th, 1955 to March 5th, 1956.  The program, broadcast live, sometimes offered surgical scenes as well as information about new medical equipment. The series was hosted for the first four episodes by Quincy Howe.  He […]

Gunsmoke

Gunsmoke

Gunsmoke is an American radio and television Western drama series created by director Norman MacDonnell and writer John Meston.  The stories take place in and around Dodge City, Kansas, during the settlement of the American West.  The central character is lawman Marshal Matt Dillon, played by William Conrad on radio and James Arness on television. […]

John Charles Daly and the News

John Charles Daly and the News

John Charles Patrick Croghan Daly (generally known as John Charles Daly or simply John Daly (February 20th, 1914 – February 24th, 1991) was an American journalist, game show host and radio personality, probably best known for hosting the panel show What’s My Line?.  He was the vice president of ABC during the 1950s.  On December […]

TV Reader’s Digest

TV Reader's Digest

TV Reader’s Digest is the title of a 30 minute American television anthology drama series which aired on the ABC from 1955 to 1956. Based on articles that appeared in Reader’s Digest magazine, the episodes based on true stories which were varied in their themes, plots and content.  Themes included crime, heroism, mystery, romance, and […]

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