Barney Miller

Barney Miller

Barney Miller is an American situation comedy television series set in a New York City police station in Greenwich Village.  The series originally was broadcast from January 23rd, 1975, to May 20th, 1982, on ABC.  It was created by Danny Arnold and Theodore J. Flicker.  Noam Pitlik directed the majority of the episodes. Barney Miller […]

Blondie

Blondie

Blondie (also known as The New Blondie) is an American sitcom that aired on CBS during the 1968-1969 television season.  The series is an updated version of the 1957 TV series that was based on the comic strip of the same name.  The series stars Will Hutchins as Dagwood Bumstead and Jim Backusas his boss Mr. Dithers, and featured child character actress Pamelyn Ferdin as the Bumstead’s daughter, and […]

The Ugliest Girl in Town

The Ugliest Girl in Town

The Ugliest Girl in Town is a short-lived American sitcom produced by Screen Gems for ABC.  It ran from September 26th, 1968 to January 30th, 1969. Timothy Blair is a Hollywood talent agent.  He falls in love with Julie Renfield, a British actress who is visiting the United States to do a movie.  After that movie is finished, she returns to […]

The Long, Hot Summer

The Long, Hot Summer

The Long, Hot Summer is an American drama series from 20th Century Fox Television that was broadcast on ABC-TV for one season from 1965-1966.  Created by Dean Riesner, The Long, Hot Summer was based on the novel The Hamlet by William Faulkner, the short story “Barn Burning”, and the 1958 film of the same name. […]

Mona McCluskey

Mona McCluskey

Mona McCluskey (also known as Meet Mona McCluskey) is an American sitcom that aired on NBC as part of its 1965-1966 schedule.  The series stars Juliet Prowse in the title role, and aired from September 16th, 1965 to April 14th, 1966. Prowse portrayed Mona McCluskey, an actress who marries a United States Air Force sergeant, Mike McCluskey, played by Denny Scott Miller.  The major premise of […]

Laredo

Laredo

Laredo is an American Western television series that aired on NBC from September 16th, 1965, to April 7th, 1967.  Laredo stars Neville Brand, William Smith, Peter Brown, and Philip Carey as Texas Rangers.  It is set on the Mexican border around Laredo, Texas.  The program was produced by Universal Television. The pilot episode of Laredo […]

Gidget

Gidget

Gidget is an American situation comedy about a surfing, boy-crazy teenager called “Gidget” and her widowed father Russ Lawrence, a UCLA professor.  Sally Field stars as Gidget with Don Porter as father Russell Lawrence.  The series was first broadcast on ABC from September 15th, 1965 to April 21st, 1966. The television series was based upon concepts and characters created by Frederick Kohner in his […]

The Baileys of Balboa

The Baileys of Balboa

The Baileys of Balboa is an American sitcom that appeared on CBS in the 1964-1965 season on Thursdays at 9:30pm ET.  The show was directed by Gary Nelson and Bob Sweeney. The show was primarily developed for the network because its president, James T. Aubrey, insisted that Gilligan’s Island, which premiered the same season (and […]

Daniel Boone

Daniel Boone

Daniel Boone is an American action-adventure television series starring Fess Parker as Daniel Boone that aired from September 24th, 1964 to September 10th, 1970 on NBC for 165 episodes, and was made by 20th Century Fox Television. Ed Ames co-starred as Mingo, Boone’s Cherokee friend, for the first four seasons of the series.  Albert Salmi […]

The Munsters

The Munsters

The Munsters is an American television sitcom depicting the home life of a family of benign monsters.  The series originally aired on Thursday at 7:30pm on CBS from September 24th, 1964, to May 12th, 1966.  Seventy episodes were produced. The series stars Fred Gwynne as Herman Munster and Yvonne De Carlo as his wife, Lily […]

Bewitched

Bewitched

Bewitched is an American TV situation comedy fantasy that was originally broadcast for eight seasons on ABC from 1964 to 1972.  It was created by Sol Saks under executive director Harry Ackerman, and starred actress Elizabeth Montgomery, Dick York (1964–1969), Dick Sargent (1969–1972), Agnes Moorehead, and David White. The show is about a witch who […]

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 […]

My Three Sons

My Three Sons is an American situation comedy.  The series ran from 1960 to 1965 on ABC, and moved to CBS until its end on August 24th, 1972.  My Three Sons chronicles the life of a widower and aeronautical engineer named Steven Douglas (Fred MacMurray), raising his three sons.  The series also starred William Frawley as the boys’ live-in maternal grandfather, Bub.  William Demarest replaced […]

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 People’s Choice

The Peoples Choice

The People’s Choice is an American television situation comedy that aired on NBC from 1955 to 1958, primarily sponsored by The Borden Company. It stars Jackie Cooper as Socrates “Sock” Miller, an ex-Marine and a young politician in fictitious New City, California.  Sock has a basset hound named “Cleo”, whose thoughts (voiced by Mary Jane Croft), as she balefully observes Sock’s dilemmas, are recorded on the soundtrack […]

Sargeant Preston of the Yukon

Sergeant Preston of the Yukon

In 1955, the same year the radio show ended, Sergeant Preston of the Yukon premiered as a television series.  Mainly filmed at Ashcroft, Colorado, the series was telecast on CBS from September 29th, 1955, to September 25th, 1958. Richard Simmons starred as Sgt. Preston, and was supported by Yukon King and Rex, now played by […]

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 […]

The Johnny Carson Show

The Johnny Carson Show

The Johnny Carson Show is a 1955-56 half hour prime time television variety show starring Johnny Carson. While working as a staff writer on The Red Skelton Show, local Los Angeles television comedian Carson filled in as host when Skelton was injured during a show rehearsal.  As a result of Carson’s performance, CBS created the primetime variety program The Johnny Carson Show, a traditional potpourri of comedy, music, dance, […]

Star Tonight

Star Tonight, an American television anthology series, aired on ABC from February 1955 to August 1956. It consisted of 80 total episodes, 30 from 1955 and 50 from 1956.  Each episode was a self-contained story, usually adapted from famous plays, short-stories or novels by some of the writers of the day.  It was designed as a showcase for […]

The Bob Cummings Show

The Bob Cummings Show

The Bob Cummings Show (also known as Love That Bob) is an American situation comedy starring Robert “Bob” Cummings, which was produced from January 2nd, 1955 to September 15th, 1959.  The Bob Cummings Show was the first-ever series to debut as a mid season replacement. The program began with a half-season run on NBC, then ran for two full seasons on CBS, and […]

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