the Ghost and Mrs. Muir

the Ghost and Mrs. Muir

The Ghost & Mrs. Muir is an American situation comedy based on the 1947 film of the same name, which was based on the 1945 novel by R. A. Dick. Itpremiered in September 1968 on NBC.  After NBC canceled the series, it aired on ABC for one season before being canceled a final time. The series stars Hope Lange as Carolyn Muir, a young widow […]

Adam-12

Adam-12

Adam-12 is a television police drama that followed two police officers of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), Pete Malloy and Jim Reed, as they rode the streets of Los Angeles in their patrol unit, 1-Adam-12.  Created by R. A. Cinader and Jack Webb, who is known for creating Dragnet, the series captured a typical […]

Mission: Impossible

Mission: Impossible

This tape will self-destruct in 5 seconds…. Mission: Impossible is an American television series that was created and initially produced by Bruce Geller.  It chronicles the missions of a team of secret government agents known as the Impossible Missions Force (IMF).  In the first season, the team is led by Dan Briggs, played by Steven […]

Shane

shane

Shane is a western television series that aired in 1966 and was based on the 1949 book of the same name by Jack Schaefer (there had also been a 1953 film of the novel, Shane). The series was created by Herschel Daugherty and Gary Nelson, and starred David Carradine as the title character.  The series, […]

Get Smart

get smart

Get Smart is an American comedy television series created by Mel Brooks and Buck Henry that satirizes the secret agent genre.  It ran from September 18th, 1965, to May 15th, 1970. The show stars Don Adams (as Maxwell Smart, Agent 86), Barbara Feldon (as Agent 99), and Edward Platt (as Chief).  Henry said they created […]

The King Family Show

The King Family Show

The King Family Show is an American musical variety series that featured The King Sisters and their extended musical family.  The series first aired on ABC from January 1965 to January 1966.  The series was revived in 1969, airing from March to September 1969. After an appearance on The Hollywood Palace in May 1964 drew […]

Mr. Broadway

Mr. Broadway

Mr. Broadway is an American 13-episode CBS adventure and drama television series starring Craig Stevens as New York City public relations specialist Mike Bell.  The program aired at 9 p.m. Eastern time Saturdays from September 26th to December 26th, 1964.  Also featured were Bell’s assistant, Toki, portrayed by Lani Miyazaki, and his police contact, Hank […]

Gilligan’s Island

Gilligan's Island

Gilligan’s Island is an American sitcom created and produced by Sherwood Schwartz and originally produced by United Artists Television.  The situation comedy series featured Bob Denver, Alan Hale, Jr., Jim Backus, Natalie Schafer, Russell Johnson, Tina Louise, and Dawn Wells.  It aired for three seasons on the CBS network from September 26th, 1964, to April […]

The Entertainers

The Entertainers

The Entertainers is a one-hour American variety show that aired on CBS from September 25th, 1964 through March 27th, 1965.  The series, produced by Joe Hamilton, featured three stars, Hamilton’s wife Carol Burnett, Caterina Valente, and Bob Newhart. Each week, the series, originating from New York, presented comedy sketches and musical numbers performed by a […]

The Famous Adventures of Mr. Magoo

The Famous Adventures of Mr. Magoo is an animated television series, produced by United Productions of America, which aired on NBC for one season (1964 –1965) of 24 episodes.  The television series was based on the original cartoon of the same name, with Jim Backus reprising the voice over of the role he did on […]

Flipper

Flipper

Flipper, from Ivan Tors Films in association with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Television, is an American television program first broadcast on NBC from September 19th, 1964, until April 15th, 1967. Flipper, a bottlenose dolphin, is the companion animal of Porter Ricks, Chief Warden at fictional Coral Key Park and Marine Preserve in southern Florida, and his two young […]

Shindig!

Shindig!

Shindig! is an American musical variety series which aired on ABC from September 16th, 1964 to January 8th, 1966.  The show was hosted by Jimmy O’Neill, a disc jockey in Los Angeles at the time, who also created the show, along with his wife Sharon Sheeley and production executive Art Stolnitz. Shindig! was conceived as […]

Bonanza

bonanza

We got a right to pick a little fight Bonanza! If anyone fights anyone of us, he’s got a fight with me.  We’re not a one to saddle up and run Bonanza! Bonanza is an NBC television western series that ran from September 12th, 1959, to January 16th, 1973.  Lasting 14 seasons and 430 episodes, […]

High Finance

High Finance

High Finance is a quiz show created and hosted by Dennis James which aired on CBS from July 7th to December 15th, 1956.  It followed Gunsmoke on the CBS schedule.  High Finance aired at 10:30 p.m. Saturdays opposite NBC’s Your Hit Parade. On the program, contestants answered questions about current events.  The player would be asked five questions based on three newspapers which he or she studied before […]

Encore Theatre

Encore Theatre

Encore Theatre, a dramatic anthology series first telecast July 7th, 1956 and ran through September 14th, 1957.  Encore Theatre was just that, an encore presentation of the various anthology programs available that aired on Saturday nights at 10:00pm. Encore Theatre was the summer replacement for the George Globel Show and ran in the summer of […]

Grand Ole Opry

The Grand Ole Opry started as the WSM Barn Dance in the new fifth-floor radio studio of the National Life & Accident Insurance Company in downtown Nashville on November 28th, 1925.  On October 18th, 1925, management began a program featuring “Dr. Humphrey Bate and his string quartet of old-time musicians.”  On November 2nd, WSM hired […]

The Big Surprise

The Big Surprise

The Big Surprise is a television quiz game show broadcast in the United States by NBC from October 8th, 1955 to June 9th, 1956 and from September 18th, 1956 to April 2nd, 1957. It was hastily created by NBC in response to the overwhelming ratings success of The $64,000 Question, which had premiered on CBS in Summer 1955 and almost instantly became a smash hit.  The Big Surprise […]

The Honeymooners

The Honeymooners

The Honeymooners is an American situation comedy, based on a recurring 1951–55 sketch of the same name.  It originally aired on the DuMont network’s Cavalcade of Stars and subsequently on the CBS network’s The Jackie Gleason Show, which was filmed before a live audience. The Honeymooners debuted as a half-hour series on October 1st, 1955.  […]

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. […]

It’s Always Jan

It's Always Jan

It’s Always Jan is an American situation comedy starring Janis Paige, which aired on CBS in the 1955-1956 season.  It was the lead-in program at 9:30 p.m. Eastern on Saturday evenings to the first season of the long-running western, Gunsmoke, starring James Arness. The program centers on war widow and single mother Jan Stewart and her two single female roommates, secretary Pat Murphy (Patricia Bright), […]

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