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TV Seasons

1967

1967/68 – The Andy Griffith Show was #1 on CBS Monday.

Note: Any BOLD shows were cancelled in 1967 season; Andy Griffith was cancelled in the eighth season.

Alternate Series: Actuality Specials and Bell Telephone Hour was on NBC Friday at 10 PM.

Biggest New Hit: Rowan & Martin’s Laugh In was #21 on NBC. The following two seasons, it became #1. It was one time special on September 9, 1967; the variety series came on January 1968.

Death: Marion Lorne died from a heart attack on May 9, 1968, in New York City. Ten days later, she won a supporting actress Emmy for her Aunt Clara role on Bewitched. Elizabeth Montgomery accepted the award on her behalf. Marion also played Aunt Clara, the same name on Bewitched, in the 1955 movie, The Girl Rush. Years before Bewitched, her costar, Kasey Rogers, and her were in the 1951 Alfred Hitchcock movie, Strangers On The Train. Kasey was the second Louis Tate on Bewitched. Man, there was a lots of seconds on that show! Seconds, please! I want my seconds!

Movies 2 TV:

Cowboy In Africa was based on the 1967 Hugh O'Brian movie, Africa - Texas Style! Chuck Connors took over Hugh's role.

Hondo was based on the 1953 John Wayne movie.

Original Run:

The Mothers–In–Law was on NBC Sunday at 8:30 PM for two years.

N.Y.P.D. was on ABC Tuesday at 9:30 PM for two years.

Reruns: NBC Comedy Playhouse shown reruns of Bob Hope Presents The Chrysler Theatre episodes with new introductions by Monty Hall.

The Return:

David Canary returned to TV in Bonanza after a year absence. He was previously on Peyton Place. He became famous on Bonanza. He left in 1970 due to contact dispute, but he returned in the last season to make up for Blocker's absence.

Chuck Connors returned to a third in a row failed series, Cowboy In Africa. Dear lord! What happened to Chuck? He has been shooting blanks with his sharpshooter! He need to hang up his cowboy hat and boots, turn in his gun, jump on his horse and never ever return to town. There was a new sheriff in town.

Van Williams returned to a failed weekly series, The Green Hornet, after a year absence. Van was previous on The Tycoon with Walter Brennan.

Summer Replacement:

Premiere replaced The Carol Burnett Show for the summer.

Showtime replaced The Red Shelton Hour for the summer.

The Summer Brothers Smothers Show replaced The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour for the summer.

TV History: CBS gave the boot to Gilligan's Island. (CBS made a wide choice.) Gunsmoke RETURNED to the top 20 ratings at #4, tying with the OTHER big western, Bonanza! Gunsmoke lasted EIGHT more years on Monday Night. To this day, Gunsmoke is #1 with the most episodes – 633, lasting for twenty years!

Tidbits:

Two fifth season shows are still going strong – Hollywood Palace and Petticoat Junction, which both shows finished their finale season in the same year two years later.

Richard Benjamin and Paula Prentiss were married in real life and played a married couple on He & She.

Premiere shown the Mission: Impossible pilot, Call To Danger. The pilot was made some years earlier. The show, itself, started in 1966.

The Prisoner is a ITV series from 1967. It lasted for seventeen episodes. CBS aired the series in the summer of 1968 and 1969.

The Saint is a ITV series, originally started in 1962. NBC picked it up in 1967 for three seasons.

 

1967/68 Fall Season

One Season (1967/68)

Carol Burnett – 1967–1978, CBS, variety, Carol Burnett, Lyle Waggoner

The Flying Nun – 1967–1970, ABC, comedy, Sally Field

Gentle Ben – 1967–1969, CBS, adventure, Dennis Weaver, Clint Howard

The Guns Of Will Sonnett – 1967–1969, ABC, western, Dack Rambo

The High Chaparral – 1967–1971, NBC, western, Leif Erickson

Ironside – 1967–1975, NBC, crime drama, Raymond Burr, Don Galloway

The Jerry Lewis Show – 1967–1969, NBC, variety, Jerry Lewis

Judd, For The Defense – 1967–1969, ABC, drama, Carl Betz

Kraft Music Hall – 1968–1971, NBC, musical variety

Mannix – 1967–1975, CBS, crime drama, Mike Connors

The Mothers-in-law – 1967–1969, NBC, comedy, Eve Arden

N.Y.P.D. – 1967–1969, ABC, crime drama, Jack Warden

 

Cancelled TV Shows

Accidental Family – NBC, comedy, Jerry Van Dyke

Cimarron Strip – CBS, western, Stuart Whitman

Cowboy in Africa – ABC, adventure, Chuck Connors

The Danny Thomas Hour – NBC, various, Danny Thomas

Dundee & The Culhane – CBS, western, Sean Garrison

Garrison’s Gorillas – ABC, drama, Ron Harper

Good Company – ABC, interview, F. Lee Bailey

Good Morning World – CBS, comedy, Goldie Hawn

He & She – CBS, comedy, Richard Benjamin, Paula Prentiss

Hondo – ABC, western, Ralph Taeger

The Legend of Custer – ABC, western, Wayne Maunder, Slim Pickens

Maya – NBC, adventure, Jay North, Sajid Khan

Off To See The Wizard – ABC, children’s films

The Second 100 Years – ABC, comedy, Monte Markham

 

12 out of 26 new series SURVIVED for 1968/69

ABC – 4/11, The Flying Nun, The Guns Of Will Sonnett, Judd, For The Defense & N.Y.P.D.

CBS – 3/7, Carol Burnett, Gentle Ben & Mannix

NBC – 5/8, The High Chaparral, Ironside, The Jerry Lewis Show, Kraft Music Hall & The Mothers-in-law

 

Mid season shows

The G.E. College Bowl – January 1968–1970, NBC, quiz, Robert Earle

It Takes A Thief – January 1968–1970, ABC, international intrigue, Robert Wagner

The Jonathan Winters Show – Dec 1967–1969, CBS, variety, Jonathan Winters

Man In A Suitcase – ABC, detective drama, Richard Bradford

Operation: Entertainment – January 1968–1969, ABC, variety

Rowan & Martin’s Laugh In – January 1968–1973, NBC, variety, Dan Rowan, Dick Martin

The Saint – May 1967–1969, NBC, mystery/adventure, Roger Moore

Wild Kingdom – January 1968–1971, NBC, wildlife, Marlin Perkins

 

Cancelled Mid Season Shows

The Champions – NBC, adventure, Stuart Damon

The Dom DeLuise Show – CBS, comedy/variety, Dom DeLuise

Dream House – ABC, quiz, Mike Darrow

NBC Comedy Playhouse – NBC, comedy anthology, reruns, Monty Hall

Premiere – NBC, dramatic anthology

The Prisoner – CBS, mystery/adventure, Patrick McGoohan

Showcase '68 – NBC, variety, Lloyd Thaxton

Showtime – CBS, variety, Jack Parnell

The Summer Brothers Smothers Show – CBS, comedy/variety, Glen Campbell

What's Happened To America – NBC, discussion, 4 episodes, Edwin Newman

 

Two Seasons (1966/67)

The Dating Game – Oct 1966–1970, ABC, game

Dragnet – Jan 1967–1970, NBC, crime drama

Family Affair – 1966–1971, CBS, comedy

Felony Squad – 1966–1969, ABC, crime drama

Iron Horse – 1966–1968, ABC, western

The Invaders – Jan 1967–1968, ABC, sci-fi

The Joey Bishop Show – April 1967–1969, ABC, talk

Mission: Impossible – 1966–1973, CBS, international intrigue

The Newlywed Game – Jan 1967–1971, ABC, game

The Monkees – 1966–1968, NBC, comedy

Rat Patrol – 1966–1968, ABC, drama

The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour – Feb 1967–1969, CBS, variety

Star Trek – 1966–1969, NBC, sci-fi

Tarzan – 1966–1968, NBC, adventure

That Girl – 1966–1971, ABC, comedy

 

Three 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

The Big Valley – 1965–1969, ABC, western

CBS News Hour – 1965–1971, CBS, documentary

Daktari – Jan 1966–1969, CBS, adventure

Dean Martin – 1965–1974, NBC, variety

The FBI – 1965–1974, ABC, crime drama

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

Lost In Space – 1965–1968, CBS, sci-fi

Run for Your Life – 1965–1968, NBC, adventure

Wild Wild West – 1965–1969, CBS, western

 

Four 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

Gomer Pyle, U.S.M. C. – 1964–1970, CBS, comedy

Man From U.N.C.L.E – 1964–1968, NBC, spy spoof

Peyton Place – 1964–1969, ABC, soap

Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea – 1964–1968, ABC, sci-fi

 

Five Seasons (1963/64)

Hollywood Palace – Jan 1964–1970, ABC, variety

Petticoat Junction – 1963–1970, CBS, comedy

 

Six Seasons (1962/63)

Beverly Hillbillies – 1962–1971, CBS, comedy

Jackie Gleason – 1962–1970, CBS, variety

The Lucy Show – 1962–1968, CBS, comedy

The Virginian – 1962–1971, NBC; western

 

Seven Seasons (1961/62)

The David Susskind Show – 1961–1987, syndication, talk

 

Eight Seasons (1960/61)

Andy Griffith– 1960–1968, CBS, comedy

My Three Sons – 1960–1965, ABC; 1965–1972, CBS, comedy

 

Nine Seasons (1959/60)

Bell Telephone Hour – 1959–1968, NBC, music

Bonanza – 1959–1973, NBC, western

 

Thirteen Seasons (1955/56)

Gunsmoke – 1955–1975, CBS, western

 

Fourteen 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

 

Sixteen Seasons (1952/53)

Death Valley Days – 1952–1975, syndication, western anthology

 

Seventeen seasons (1951/52)

The Red Skelton Hour – 1951–1953, NBC; 1953–1970, CBS; 1970/71, NBC, variety

 

Twenty one seasons (1947/48)

Ed Sullivan – June 1948–1971, CBS, variety

 

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