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 […]

The Courtship of Eddie’s Father

The Courtship of Eddie's Father

 Debuted September 17th, 1969, and was last broadcast on March 1st, 1972.   The Courtship of Eddie’s Father is an American television sitcom based on the 1963 movie of the same name, which was based on the book written by Mark Toby (edited by Dorothy Wilson).  It tells the story of a widower, Tom Corbett (played by Bill Bixby), who […]

Gentle Ben

Gentle Ben

Ran from September 10th, 1967 to August 31st, 1969, airing a total of 58 episodes in two seasons.  Starring Dennis Weaver and Clint Howard (Opie’s brother) and oh yeah, a 650 lb. black bear.  The adventures of a Florida Everglades Game Warden.   Musician and voice actor Candy Candido provided the voice of Ben.  Dennis […]

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. […]

It’s About Time

it's about time

It’s about time, it’s about space, about two men in the strangest place. It’s About Time is an American fantasy/science-fiction comedy TV series that aired on CBS for one season of 26 episodes in 1966–1967.  The series was created by Sherwood Schwartz, and used sets, props and incidental music from Schwartz’s other television series in […]

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 […]

Car 54 Where are you?

Car 54, Where Are You? is an American sitcom that ran on NBC from 1961 to 1963, and was about two New York City police officers based at the fictional 53rd precinct in The Bronx.  Car 54 was their patrol car. The show was filmed only in black-and-white.  Episodes had different directors, the most recognized […]

Mister Ed

Mister Ed

Willlllburrrrrr!!  Mister Ed is an American television situation comedy produced by Filmways that first aired in syndication from January 5th to July 2nd, 1961, and then on CBS from October 1st, 1961, to February 6th, 1966. The show’s title character is a fictional talking horse, originally appearing in short stories by Walter R. Brooks.  Mister Ed is one of the few series to […]

The Andy Griffith Show

The Andy Griffith Show

The Andy Griffith Show is an American sitcom first televised on CBS between October 3rd, 1960 and April 1st, 1968.  Andy Griffith portrays the widowed sheriff of the fictional small community of Mayberry, North Carolina.  His life is complicated by an inept, but well-meaning deputy, Barney Fife (Don Knotts), a spinster aunt and housekeeper, Aunt […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

December Bride

December Bride

December Bride is an American sitcom that aired on the CBS television network from 1954 to 1959, adapted from the original CBS radio network series that aired from June 1952 through September 1953. December Bride centered around the adventures of Lily Ruskin, a spry widow played by Spring Byington, who was not, in fact, a […]

Father Knows Best

Father Knows Best

Father Knows Best was an American radio and television comedy series which portrayed a middle class family life in the Midwest.  It was created by writer Ed James in the 1940s, and ran on radio from 1949 to 1954 and on television from 1954 to 1960. The May 27th, 1954 episode of The Ford Television Theatre show was called “Keep It in the […]

The George Gobel Show

The George Gobel Show

 The George Gobel Show, was a comedy show that ran on NBC from 1954 to 1960 (the last season on CBS, alternating with The Jack Benny Program). It was a showcase of George Gobel’s quiet, homespun style of humor, a low-key alternative to what audiences had seen on Milton Berle‘s shows.  A huge success, the popular series made […]

The Jimmy Durante Show

The Jimmy Durante Show

The Jimmy Durante Show is a 51-episode half-hour comedy/variety television program presented live on NBC from October 2nd, 1954 to June 23rd, 1956. Several guest stars on the program later developed successful show business careers of their own.  Jimmy Durante’s long nose, piano, and broken vocabulary were the mainstays of the program, which aired at 9:30 p.m. Eastern on Saturdays.  In the first […]

Shower of Stars

Shower of Stars

Shower of Stars (also known as Chrysler Shower of Stars) is an American variety television series broadcast live in the United States from 1954 to 1958 by CBS.  The series was broadcast in color which was a departure from the usual programming broadcast by CBS. Shower of Stars is typically composed of musical comedy revues with an occasional straight play.  It was shown […]

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