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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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