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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Gomer Pyle, USMC

Gomer Pyle USMC

Gomer Pyle, USMC is an American situation comedy that originally aired on CBS from September 25th, 1964, to May 2nd, 1969.  The series was a spin-off of The Andy Griffith Show, and the pilot episode was aired as the season finale of the fourth season of its parent series on May 18th, 1964.  The show […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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, […]

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. […]

The Lawrence Welk Show

The Laawrence Welk Show

The Lawrence Welk Show is an American televised musical variety show hosted by big band leader Lawrence Welk.  The series aired locally in Los Angeles for four years (1951–55), then nationally for another 27½ years via the ABC network (1955–71). In 1951, The Lawrence Welk Show started as a local program on KTLA-TV in Los […]

Disneyland

Disneyland tv show

The first incarnation of the Walt Disney anthology television series, commonly called The Wonderful World of Disney, premiered on ABC on Wednesday night, October 27th, 1954 under the name Disneyland.  The same basic show has since appeared on several networks under a variety of titles.  Originally hosted by Walt Disney himself, the series presented animated cartoons and other material (some […]

Lassie

Lassie

Lassie is an American television series that follows the adventures of a female Rough Collie dog named Lassie and her companions, human and animal. The show was the creation of producer Robert Maxwell and animal trainer Rudd Weatherwax and was televised from September 12th, 1954, to March 24th, 1973. The show chalked up seventeen seasons […]

Dragnet

Dragnet

     “Ladies and Gentlemen:   The story you are about to hear is true.  The names have been changed to protect the innocent.” Dragnet is an American radio, television and motion picture series, enacting the cases of a dedicated Los Angeles police detective, Sergeant Joe Friday, and his partners.  The show takes its name from the […]

The Red Skelton Show

The Red Skelton Show

The Red Skelton Show is an American variety show that was a television staple for two decades, from 1951 to 1971.  The host of the show, Richard Bernard “Red” Skelton, who had previously been a radio star, had appeared in several motion pictures as well.  Although his television series is largely associated with CBS, where it appeared for more than fifteen years, it actually began and […]

The Ed Sullivan Show

The Ed Sullivan Show

Edward Vincent “Ed” Sullivan (September 28th, 1901 – October 13th, 1974) was an American entertainment writer and television host, best known as the presenter of the television variety program The Toast of the Town, now usually remembered under its second name, The Ed Sullivan Show.  Broadcast for 23 years from 1948 to 1971, it set […]

The Original Amateur Hour

The Original Amateur Hour

The Original Amateur Hour is an American radio and television program. The show was a continuation of Major Bowes Amateur Hour which had been a radio staple from 1934 to 1945. The television debut came on January 18th, 1948 on the DuMont Television Network with Mack as the host.  The regular staff for the television […]

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