Then Came Bronson

Then Came Bronson

Then Came Bronson is an American adventure/drama television series starring Michael Parks that aired on NBC from 1969 to 1970, and was produced by MGM Television.  The series, created by Denne Bart Petitclerc, began with a movie pilot on Monday, March 24th, 1969.  The series was approved for one year and began its first run […]

Room 222

Room 222

Room 222 is an American comedy-drama television series produced by 20th Century Fox Television.  The series aired on ABC for 112 episodes from September 17th, 1969 until January 11th, 1974. The series focused on an American history class at the fictional Walt Whitman High School in Los Angeles, California, although it also depicted other events […]

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. […]

For The People

For The People

For the People is an American Legal drama that aired Sundays from January 31st until May 9th, 1965 on CBS. This one season, thirteen episode drama had William Shatner playing an assistant district attorney in New York City.  The show’s cancellation left Shatner free to accept the role of Captain James T. Kirk on Star […]

Mr. Broadway

Mr. Broadway

Mr. Broadway is an American 13-episode CBS adventure and drama television series starring Craig Stevens as New York City public relations specialist Mike Bell.  The program aired at 9 p.m. Eastern time Saturdays from September 26th to December 26th, 1964.  Also featured were Bell’s assistant, Toki, portrayed by Lani Miyazaki, and his police contact, Hank […]

The Reporter

The Reporter

The Reporter is an American drama series that aired on CBS from September 25th to December 18th, 1964.  The series was created by Jerome Weidman and developed by executive producers Keefe Brasselle and John Simon. The series stars Harry Guardino as Danny Taylor, a reporter for the fictitious New York Globe newspaper.  Guardino’s co-stars were […]

12 O’Clock High

12 O'Clock High

12 O’Clock High (also known as Twelve O’Clock High) is an American drama series set in World War II.  This TV series originally broadcast on ABC for two-and-one-half seasons from September 18th, 1964, through January 13th, 1967 and was based on the motion picture Twelve O’Clock High (1949).  The series was a co-production of 20th […]

The Loretta Young Show

The Loretta Young Show

Letter to Loretta (also known as The Loretta Young Show) is an American anthology drama series telecast on NBC from September 1953 to June 1961 for a total of 165 episodes.  The filmed show was hosted by Loretta Young who also played the lead in various episodes. Letter to Loretta was sponsored by Procter & Gamble from 1953 through 1960. The final season’s sponsor was Warner-Lambert’s Listerine. The program […]

Crusader

Crusader

Crusader (sometimes erroneously listed as The Crusader) is a half-hour black-and-white American adventure/drama series that aired on CBS for two seasons from October 7th, 1955 to December 28th, 1956. The series stars Brian Keith as the fictitious free-lance journalist Matt Anders, whose mother’s death in a World War II Nazi concentration camp in German-occupied Poland […]

The 20th Century Fox Hour

20th Century Fox

The 20th Century Fox Hour is an American drama anthology series televised in the United States on CBS from 1955 to 1957. Presenting both originals and remakes, The 20th Century Fox Hour was telecast on Wednesday nights at 10pm, alternating each week with The U.S. Steel Hour. Many of the programs were shortened versions of […]

The Adventures of Robin Hood

The Adventures of Robin Hood is a British television series comprising 143 half-hour, black and white episodes broadcast weekly between 1955 and 1959 on ITV. It stars Richard Greene as the outlaw Robin Hood and Alan Wheatley as his nemesis, the Sheriff of Nottingham.  The show followed the legendary character Robin Hood and his band of merry men in Sherwood Forest and the surrounding vicinity. While some episodes dramatised the traditional Robin Hood […]

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 […]

Damon Runyon Theatre

The Damon Runyon Theatre

Damon Runyon Theatre is an American television program that presented dramatized versions of Damon Runyon‘s short stories. Hosted by Donald Woods, the program, sponsored by Anheuser-Busch‘s Budweiser beer, aired for a total of 39 episodes on CBS from April 1955 through February 1956 (repeats continued through June).

Appointment With Adventure

Appointment With Adventure

Appointment with Adventure is a half-hour adventure dramatic anthology television series broadcast live on CBS from 1955-1956.  The program has no host.  It aired at 10 p.m. EST on the Sunday evening schedule between the better known Alfred Hitchcock Presents and What’s My Line?  It ran opposite The Loretta Young Show on NBC and Life […]

TV Reader’s Digest

TV Reader's Digest

TV Reader’s Digest is the title of a 30 minute American television anthology drama series which aired on the ABC from 1955 to 1956. Based on articles that appeared in Reader’s Digest magazine, the episodes based on true stories which were varied in their themes, plots and content.  Themes included crime, heroism, mystery, romance, and […]

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 […]

The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin

The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin

The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin is an American children’s television program.  The show ran for five seasons on ABC on Friday evenings from October 1954 to May 1959, airing 166 episodes.  ABC reran the series on late afternoons from September 1959 to September 1961. It starred child actor Lee Aaker as Rusty, a boy orphaned in an Indian raid, […]

The Lineup

The Lineup

The Lineup is an American police drama which aired on CBS radio from 1950 to 1953 and on CBS television from 1954 to 1960. The television version was set specifically in San Francisco and was produced with the cooperation of the San Francisco Police Department, which received a credit at the close of each episode.  It starred Warner Anderson as Guthrie and Tom Tully as Grebb, who was now an inspector instead […]

The United States Steel Hour

The United States Steel Hour

The United States Steel Hour is an anthology series which brought hour-long dramas to television from 1953 to 1963.  The television series and the radio program that preceded it were both sponsored by the United States Steel Corporation.  The series originated on radio in the 1940s as Theatre Guild on the Air. The television version […]

Dupont Calvalcade Theater

Cavalcade of America is an anthology drama series that was sponsored by the DuPont Company, although it occasionally presented a musical, such as an adaptation of Show Boat, and condensed biographies of popular composers. It was initially broadcast on radio from 1935 to 1953, and later on television from 1952 to 1957. Originally on CBS, […]

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