Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is a 1964 ABC sitcom that aired from September 18th, 1964 until April 30th, 1965. The series starred Tony Franciosa as Valentine Farrow, a swinging Manhattan publishing executive, and Jack Soo, later of Barney Miller as Rocky Sin, Farrow’s poker-playing con-artist valet.  The show was created by Hal Kanter and lasted only one […]

The Addams Family

The Addams Family

The Addams Family is an American television series based on the characters in Charles Addams’ New Yorker cartoons.  The 30-minute series was shot in black-and-white and aired for two seasons on ABC from September 18th, 1964, to April 8th, 1966, for a total of 64 episodes. It is often compared to its CBS rival, The […]

Jonny Quest

Jonny Quest

Jonny Quest debuted on ABC at 7:30PM EDT on Friday, September 18th, 1964.  This prime time animated TV series is an American science fiction adventure television series about a boy who accompanies his scientist father on extraordinary adventures.  It was produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions for Screen Gems, and created and designed by comic book artist […]

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 […]

Mickey

Mickey

Mickey is an American situation comedy that aired on ABC from September 1964 to January 1965.  Mickey Grady (Mickey Rooney), a retired businessman, inherits the luxury Newport Arms Hotel in Newport Beach, California, and decides to run it.  Created and produced by Bob Fisher and Arthur Marx, the series stars Mickey Rooney, and was filmed […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 Flintstones

The Flintstones

The Flintstones is an animated, prime-time American television sitcom cartoon that was broadcast from September 30th, 1960, to April 1st, 1966, on ABC.  The show was produced by Hanna-Barbera. The Flintstones was about a working-class Stone Age man’s life with his family and his next-door neighbor and best friend. Battery Operated Fred Flintstone’s Bedrock Band, Alps Co., Japan, 1962  Winston!  Smoke a Winston!  Yabba […]

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 […]

Circus Boy

Circus Boy

Circus Boy is an American action/adventure/drama series that aired in prime time on NBC, and then on ABC, from 1956 to 1958.  It was then rerun by NBC on Saturday mornings, from 1958 to 1960. Set in the late 1890s, the title of the series refers to a boy named Corky.  After his parents, “The […]

The Vise

The Vise

The Vise is a half-hour dramatic anthology television series which aired at 9:30 p.m. EST on Fridays on ABC from December 1955 to June 1957. Produced in London and hosted by Australian actor Ron Randell, the suspense series depicted people unwittingly trapped in “the vise” of fate due to their own actions, usually of a criminal nature. Each episode boasted a different cast and was an entity […]

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 […]

Crossroads

Crossroads

Crossroads is an American television anthology series based on the activities of clergymen from different denominations.  It aired from October 1955 to June 1956 on ABC.  The series’ second season aired from October 1956 to June 1957 in syndication. The episodes, which often had deep spiritual themes, were usually set in the 1950s, but some were framed for an earlier era.  The series […]

Screen Directors Playhouse

Screen Director’s Playhouse is a popular American radio and television anthology series which brought leading Hollywood actors to the NBC microphones beginning in 1949.  The radio program broadcast adaptations of films, and original directors of the films were sometimes involved in the productions, although their participation was usually limited to introducing the radio adaptations, and […]

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 […]

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