The Doris Day Show

The Doris Day Show

The Doris Day Show is an American sitcom that was originally broadcast on the CBS Television network from September 1968 until March 1973, remaining on the air for five seasons and 128 episodes. The Doris Day Show was also the title of her radio show which aired from Hollywood in 1952, with “It’s Magic” as […]

The Mod Squad

The Mod Squad

A “hippie” undercover cop show that ran on ABC from September 24th, 1968, until August 23rd, 1973.   It starred Michael Cole as Pete Cochran, Peggy Lipton as Julie Barnes, Clarence Williams III as Linc Hayes, and Tige Andrews as Captain Adam Greer.  The executive producers of the series were Aaron Spelling and Danny Thomas. They were The Mod Squad (“One black, one white, one blond”), the hippest and first young undercover […]

Lancer

Lancer

Lancer is an American Western series that aired on CBS from September 1968, to May 1970.  Lancer lasted for fifty-one hour-long episodes shot in color.  The series stars Andrew Duggan, James Stacy, and Wayne Maunder as a father with two half-brother sons, an arrangement similar to the more successful Bonanza on NBC. Duggan stars as […]

Julia

Julia

Julia is an American sitcom notable for being one of the first weekly series to depict an African American woman in a non-stereotypical role.  Previous television series featured African American lead characters, but the characters were usually servants.  The show stars actress and singer Diahann Carroll, and ran for 86 episodes on NBC from September 17th, 1968 to March 23rd, 1971. The series was produced […]

My Mother the Car

My Mother the Car

My Mother the Car is an American fantasy sitcom which aired for a single season on NBC between September 14th, 1965 and April 5th, 1966.  A total of 30 episodes were produced by United Artists Television. Critics and adult viewers generally panned the show, often savagely.  My Mother the Car was an original variation on […]

Hullabaloo

Hullabaloo

Hullabaloo is an American musical variety series that ran on NBC from January 12th, 1965 through August 29th, 1966.  Similar to Shindig! it ran in prime time in contrast to ABC’s American Bandstand. Directed by Steve Binder, who went on to direct Elvis Presley’s ’68 Comeback Special, Hullabaloo served as a big-budget, quality showcase for […]

The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is an American television series that was broadcast on NBC from September 22nd, 1964, to January 15th, 1968.  It follows the exploits of two secret agents, played by Robert Vaughn and David McCallum, who work for a fictitious secret international espionage and law-enforcement agency called U.N.C.L.E. Originally co-creator Sam Rolfe wanted […]

World War One

World War One

World War One is an American documentary television series that was shown on CBS during the 1964–1965 television season to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the start of the war.  The series was produced by CBS News, which featured 26 half-hour episodes, was narrated by Robert Ryan. World War One originally aired on Tuesday nights […]

Peyton Place

Peyton Place

Peyton Place is an American prime-time soap opera which aired on ABC in half-hour episodes from September 15th, 1964 to June 2nd, 1969. Based upon the 1956 novel of the same name by Grace Metalious, the series was preceded by a 1957 film adaptation.  A total of 514 episodes were broadcast, in black-and-white from 1964 […]

The Tycoon

The Tycoon

The Tycoon is a 32-episode American situation comedy television series broadcast by ABC.  It starred Walter Brennan as the fictitious businessman Walter Andrews, similar to his birth name of Walter Andrew Brennan.  The series aired with new episodes at 9 p.m. Eastern time Tuesday from September 15th, 1964, until April 27th, 1965.  It continued in […]

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 Kaiser Aluminum Hour

Kaiser Aluminum Hour

The Kaiser Aluminum Hour is a dramatic anthology television series which was broadcast in prime time in the United States during the 1956-57 season by NBC.  The Kaiser Aluminum Hour was shown on alternate Tuesday nights at 9:30 pm Eastern time in rotation with the longer-running Armstrong Circle Theatre, with the first broadcast airing on July 3rd, 1956 and the final one on June […]

Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Alfred Hitchcock Presents is an American television anthology series hosted by Alfred Hitchcock.  The series featured dramas, thrillers, and mysteries.  By the time the show premiered on October 2nd, 1955, Hitchcock had been directing films for over three decades. Alfred Hitchcock Presents is well known for its title sequence.  The camera fades in on a simple line-drawing caricature of Hitchcock’s rotund […]

The Phil Silvers Show

The Phil Silvers Show

The Phil Silvers Show, originally titled You’ll Never Get Rich, was a situation comedy which ran on CBS from 1955 to 1959 for 142 episodes, plus a 1959 special.  The series starred Phil Silvers as Master Sergeant Ernest G. Bilko of the United States Army. The series was created and largely written by Nat Hiken, and won three consecutive Emmy Awards for Best Comedy Series.  The show […]

Navy Log

Navy Log is an American drama anthology series that initially aired for one season on CBS. It relates the greatest survival war stories in the history of the United States Navy. This series premiered on September 20th, 1955, but the following year, it was moved to ABC, where it aired until September 25th, 1958. The […]

Warner Brothers Presents

Warner Brothers Presents

Warner Bros. Presents is the umbrella title for three series telecast as part of the 1955-56 season on ABC: Cheyenne, a new Western series that originated on Presents, and two based on classic Warner Bros. films, Casablanca and Kings Row. At first, Warner Bros., like most other Hollywood studios, had seen television as a threat that it wished would disappear. Jack Warner tried to dismiss it as a mere passing fad, but by […]

The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp

The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp is a western television series loosely based on the life of frontier marshal Wyatt Earp. The half-hour black-and-white program aired for 229 episodes on ABC from 1955 to 1961 and featured Hugh O’Brian in the title role. O’Brian was chosen for the role in part because of his […]

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 […]

Talent Varieties

Talent Varieties is a country music talent show on American network television and radio in 1955 that featured performers hoping to achieve fame in the entertainment business.The weekly ABC-TV program was a live half-hour summer replacement series hosted by Slim Wilson. Wilson introduced the amateur and professional talent, including music and comedy acts (many from the Ozarks); and his Tall Timber Trio, composed of Speedy Haworth (guitar), Bob White (bass […]

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