1966/67 – Bonanza was #1 on NBC Sunday, third year running.
Note: Any BOLD shows were cancelled in 1966 season; What's My Line finished
their eighteen season.
Alternate Series: Actuality Specials and Bell Telephone Hour was on NBC Sunday at 6:30 PM.
Death Valley Days celebrated fifteen years in syndication.
Eddie Sullivan celebrated twenty years on CBS.
Biggest New Hit: Family Affair was #7 on CBS. The kids' parents died in a car accident. Their uncle took them in. In
a way, it sounds like my life! Really, my dad died in a car accident and mom became a single mother. Soon, we moved to Fort
Worth and the grandmother took us in till the Sussex house was ready. After all, it's a family affair.
The Beverly Hillbillies was on CBS weekdays from September 1966–September 1972.
The Fugitive was on ABC weekday afternoon from April 1967–March 1968.
Movies 2 TV:
The Rounders was based on the 1965 Henry Fonda movie. Chill Wills reprised his movie role for the series.
Shane was based on the 1953 Alan Ladd western movie.
Name Change: The Pruitts Of Southhampton to The Phyllis Diller Show in January 1967.
Original Run: The Rat Patrol was on ABC Monday at 8:30 PM for two seasons.
Milton Berle returned to ABC in a failed show, The Milton Berle Show, after a seven-year absence. He was previously on
Victor French was on two series – Get Smart and The Hero.
Tom Lester played Eb Dawson on Petticoat Junction and Green Acres for a numerous of years.
Away We Go replaced The Jackie Gleason Show for the summer.
Our Place replaced The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour for the summer.
The Piccadilly Palace replaced The Hollywood Palace for the summer.
Spotlight replace The Red Skelton Show for the summer.
Vacation Playhouse replaced The Lucy Show for the summer.
The Garry Moore Show returned to CBS in 1966; Bonanza crushed him in the ratings.
Leonard Nimoy was the only actor to appear in all Star Trek episodes and the two pilots of Star Trek.
The Roger Miller Show lasted four months in the first and only season. Captain Nice replaced the series on NBC Mondays
at 8:30 PM. Even Captain Nice couldn't save the day. He went flying through Bigtown and his fear of heights settled in. He
crash landed to his death in August 1967.
Rowlf The Dog narrated Our Place. Yes, the same Rowlf from Jim Henson. Rowlf was extremely popular in the day.
1966/67 Fall Season
One Season (1966/67)
Family Affair – 1966–1971, CBS, comedy, Brian Keith, Sebastian Cabot
Felony Squad – 1966–1969, ABC, crime drama, Howard Duff
Iron Horse – 1966–1968, ABC, western, Dale Robertson
Mission: Impossible – 1966–1973, CBS, international intrigue, Steven Hill
The Monkees – 1966–1968, NBC, comedy, Davy Jones, Peter Tork
The Rat Patrol – 1966–1968, ABC, drama, Hans Gudegast
Star Trek – 1966–1969, NBC, sci-fi, William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy
Tarzan – 1966–1968, NBC, adventure, Ron Ely, Manuel Padilla, Jr.
That Girl – 1966–1971, ABC, comedy, Marlo Thomas, Ted Bessell
Cancelled TV Shows
ABC Stage ’67 – ABC, various
Asia Perspective – CBS, documentary/public affairs, 4 episodes
The Garry Moore Show – CBS, variety, Garry Moore
The Girl From U.N.C.L.E – NBC, spy spoof, Stephanie Powers
The Green Hornet – ABC, crime drama, Van Williams
Hawk – ABC, crime drama, Burt Reynolds
The Hero – NBC, comedy, Victor French, Richard Mulligan
Hey Landlord – NBC, comedy, Will Hutchins
It’s About Time – CBS, comedy, Jack Mullaney
The Jean Arthur Show – CBS, comedy, Jean Arthur
Jericho – CBS, drama, Don Francks
Love On A Rooftop – ABC, comedy, Peter Deuel
The Man Who Never Was – ABC, international intrigue, Robert Lansing
The Milton Berle Show – ABC, variety, Milton Berle
The Monroes – ABC, western, Michael Anderson, Jr.
Occasional Wife – NBC, comedy, Michael Callan
Pistols ‘n’ Petticoats – CBS, comedy, Ann Sheridan
Pruitts of Southampton – ABC, comedy, Phyllis Diller, John Astin
Road West – NBC, western, Barry Sullivan
The Roger Miller Show – NBC, variety, Roger Miller
The Rounders – ABC, comedy/western, Ron Hayes, Chill Wills
Run Buddy Run – CBS, comedy, Jack Sheldon
Shane – ABC, western, David Carradine
T.H.E. Cat – NBC, adventure, Robert Loggia
The Tammy Grimes Show – ABC, comedy, 4 episodes, Tammy Grimes, Dick Sargent
The Time Tunnel – ABC, sci-fi, James Darren
9 out of 35 new series SURVIVED for 1967/68
ABC – 4/16, Felony Squad, Iron Horse, Rat Patrol & That Girl
CBS – 2/9, Family Affair & Mission: Impossible
NBC – 3/10, The Monkees, Star Trek & Tarzan
Mid season shows
The Dating Game – Oct 1966–1970, ABC, game, Jim Lange
Dragnet – Jan 1967–1970, NBC, crime drama, Jack Webb
The Invaders – Jan 1967–1968, ABC, sci-fi, Kent Smith
The Newlywed Game – Jan 1967–1971, ABC, game, Bob Eubanks
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour – Feb 1967–1969, CBS, variety, Tom & Dick Smothers
Cancelled Mid Season Shows
Animals Secrets – NBC, wildlife documentary, Dr. Loren Eiseley
And Away We Go – CBS, musical variety, George Carlin
Captain Nice – NBC, comedy, William Daniels, Alice Ghostley
Coliseum – CBS, variety
Coronet Blue – CBS, mystery, Frank Converse
Let's Make a Deal – NBC, game, Monty Hall
Malibu U – ABC, music, Rick Nelson
Mr. Terrific – CBS, comedy, Stephen Strimpell
Our Place – CBS, musical variety, Jack Burns, Avery Schreiber
The Piccadilly Palace – ABC, musical variety, Millicent Martin
Rango – ABC, comedy, Tim Conway
The Smithsonian – NBC, documentary, Bill Ryan
Spotlight – CBS, comedy/variety, Mike Sammers
The Steve Allen Comedy Hour – CBS, comedy/variety, Steve Allen
Summer Focus – ABC, documentary
The Joey Bishop Show – April 1967–1969, ABC, talk, Joey Bishop
Two Seasons (1965/66)
Actuality Specials – 1965–1968, NBC, documentary
The Alan Burke Show – Spring 1966–1970, syndication, talk
The Avengers – March 1966–1969, ABC, spy drama
Batman – Jan 1966–1968, ABC, fantasy
Big Valley – 1965–1969, ABC, western
CBS News Hour – 1965–1971, CBS, documentary
Daktari – Jan 1966–1969, CBS, adventure
The Dean Martin Show – 1965–1974, NBC, variety
The Dean Martin Summer Show – 1966, 1967, NBC, variety
The FBI – 1965–1974, ABC, crime drama
F Troop – 1965–1967, ABC, comedy
Get Smart – 1965–1969, NBC; 1969/70, CBS, comedy
Green Acres – 1965–1971, CBS, comedy
Hogan’s Heroes – 1965–1971, CBS, comedy
I Dream Of Jeannie – 1965–1970, NBC, comedy
I Spy – 1965–1968, NBC, adventure/espionage
Laredo – 1965–1967, NBC, western
Lost In Space – 1965–1968, CBS, sci-fi
Please Don’t Eat the Daisies – 1965–1967, NBC, comedy
Run for Your Life – 1965–1968, NBC, adventure
Wild Wild West – 1965–1969, CBS, western
Three Seasons (1964/65)
ABC Scope – 1964–1968, ABC, documentary/public affairs
Bewitched – 1964–1972, ABC, comedy
Daniel Boone – 1964–1970, NBC, western
Flipper – 1964–1968, NBC, adventure
Gilligan’s Island – 1964–1967, CBS, comedy
Gomer Pyle, U.S.M. C. – 1964–1970, CBS, comedy
The Man From U.N.C.L.E – 1964–1968, NBC, spy spoof
Peyton Place – 1964–1969, ABC, soap
Twelve O’Clock High – 1964–1967, ABC, drama
Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea – 1964–1968, ABC, sci-fi
Four Seasons (1963/64)
Bob Hope Presents The Chrysler Theatre – 1963–1967, NBC, dramatic anthology
The Danny Kaye Show – 1963–1967, CBS, variety
The Fugitive – 1963–1967, ABC, drama
Hollywood Palace – Jan 1964–1970, ABC, variety
Petticoat Junction – 1963–1970, CBS, comedy
Five Seasons (1962/63)
The Andy Williams Show – 1962–1967, NBC, musical variety
The Beverly Hillbillies – 1962–1971, CBS, comedy
Combat! – 1962–1967, ABC, drama
The Jackie Gleason Show – 1962–1970; CBS, variety
The Lucy Show – 1962–1968, CBS, comedy
Vacation Playhouse – July 1963–1967, CBS, anthology
The Virginian – 1962–1971, NBC, western
Six Seasons (1961/62)
Open End – 1961–1987, syndication, talk
Seven Seasons (1960/61)
The Andy Griffith Show – 1960–1968, CBS, comedy
Candid Camera – 1960–1967, CBS, humor
My Three Sons – 1960–1965, ABC; 1965–1972, CBS, comedy
Eight Seasons (1959/60)
Bell Telephone Hour – 1959–1968, NBC, music
Bonanza – 1959–1973, NBC, western
Eleven Seasons (1956/57)
To Tell The Truth – December 1956–1967, CBS, game
Twelve Seasons (1955/56)
Gunsmoke – 1955–1975, CBS, western
Thirteen Seasons (1954/55)
Lassie – 1954–1971, CBS; 1971–1974, Syndication, adventure
The Lawrence Welk Show – 1954–1971, ABC, music
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson – 1962–1992, NBC, talk/variety
Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color – 1954–1983, anthology
Fifteen Seasons (1952/53)
Death Valley Days – 1952–1975, syndication, western anthology
Sixteen Seasons (1951/52)
I’ve Got A Secret – June 1952–1967, CBS, game
The Red Skelton Hour – 1951–1953, NBC; 1953–1970, CBS; 1970/71, NBC, variety
Eighteen Seasons (1949/50)
What’s My Line? – Feb 1950–1967, CBS, game
Twenty seasons (1947/48)
Ed Sullivan – June 1948–1971, CBS, variety