1968/69 – Rowan & Martin’s Laugh In was #1 on NBC Monday
Note: Any BOLD shows were cancelled in 1968 season; Star Trek was cancelled
in the third season. It wasn’t the last time we heard of Star Trek.
Alternate Series: CBS News hour and 60 Minutes were on CBS Tuesday at 10 PM.
Bonanza celebrated ten years on NBC.
Lassie celebrated fifteen years on CBS.
The Lawrence Welk Show celebrated fifteen years on ABC.
The Tonight Show celebrated fifteen years on NBC.
Walt Disney celebrated fifteen years on TV.
Biggest New Hit: Mayberry R.F.D was #4. It was a very popular spin off from The Andy Griffith Show.
Daytime: The Lucy Show was on CBS weekdays from September 1968–September 1972.
Movies 2 TV: The Ghost & Mrs. Muir was based on the 1947 Gene Tierney & Rex Harrison movie.
Name Change: The Lucy Show to Here’s Lucy.
Original Run: The Name Of The Game was on NBC Friday at 8:30 PM for three years.
Reruns: CBS aired The Prisoner reruns in the summer.
The Return: Let's Make a Deal returned to ABC in February 1969. It was previously on NBC in the summer of 1967.
Same Time Slot: CBS News Hour & 60 Minutes, Tuesdays at 10 PM.
Carol Burnett Presents The Jimmie Rodgers Show replaced The Carol Burnett Show for the summer.
Kraft Music Hall Presents Sandler & Young replaced Kraft Music Hall for the summer.
Monday Theatre replaced Rowan & Martin's Laugh In for the summer.
TV's first popular soap, Peyton Place, run its course. The prime time soap returned in the form of DALLAS in 1978.
Julia was quite different from the previous seen black characters in the movies and the TV; she wasn’t a domestic
worker like a maid. She was a NURSE! Diahann Carroll played Julia on the hit NBC show.
Adam 12 was Stephen J. Cannell's first permanent writing job; he was the executive story editor. He became a very successful
writer with a string of hits - The Rockford Files, The Greatest American Hero, The A Team, Hunter, 21 Jump Street, The Commish,
Renegade and Riptide.
Turn–On was turned off after one episode. Tim Conway was the only guest star.
1968/69 Fall Season
One Season (1968/69)
Adam 12 – 1968–1975, NBC, crime drama, Martin Milner, Kent McCord
The Doris Day Show – 1968–1973, CBS, comedy, Doris Day, Denver Pyle
The Ghost & Mrs. Muir – 1968/69, NBC; 1969/70, ABC, comedy, Hope Lange
The Good Guys – 1968–1970, CBS, comedy, Bob Denver, Alan Hale, Jr.
Hawaii Five-O – 1968–1980, CBS, crime drama, Jack Lord, James MacArthur
Here Comes The Brides – 1968–1970, ABC, comedy/adventure, Bobby Sherman, David Soul
Here's Lucy – 1968–1974, CBS, comedy, Lucy Ball, Lucille Arnaz, Desi Arnaz, Jr.
Julia – 1968–1971, NBC, comedy, Diahann Carroll, Mary Wicks
Lancer – 1968–1970, CBS, western, James Stacy
Land Of The Giants – 1968–1970, ABC, sci-fi, Gary Conway
Mayberry R.F.D – 1968–1971, CBS, comedy, Ken Berry, Frances Bavier
The Mod Squad – 1968–1973, ABC, crime drama, Michael Cole, Peggy Lipton
Name Of The Game – 1968–1971, NBC, adventure, Robert Stack, Susan Saint James
60 Minutes – 1968–present, CBS, newsmagazine, Mike Wallace
Cancelled TV Shows
The Beautiful Phyllis Diller Show – NBC, variety, Phyllis Diller
Blondie – CBS, comedy, Will Hutchins, Jim Backus
The Don Rickles Show – ABC, variety, Don Rickles
Journey To The Unknown – ABC, suspense anthology
The New Adventures Of Huck Finn – NBC, adventure, Michael Shea
The Outcasts – ABC, western, Don Murray
The Outsider – NBC, detective drama, Darren McGavin
That’s Life – ABC, music/comedy, Robert Morse
The Ugliest Girl In Town – ABC, comedy, Peter Kastner
14 out of 23 new series SURVIVED for 1969/70
ABC – 3/8, Here Comes The Bride, Land Of The Giants & The
CBS – 7/8, The Doris Day Show, The Good Guys, Hawaii Five-O, Here’s
Lucy, Lancer, Mayberry RFD & 60 Minutes
NBC – 4/7, Adam 12, Ghost & Mrs. Muir, Julia & Name Of
Mid season shows
First Tuesday – January 1969–1973, NBC, newsmagazine, Sandy Vancocur
Hee Haw – June 1969–1971, CBS, variety, Roy Clark, Buck Owens
The Johnny Cash Show – June 1969–1971, ABC, variety, Johnny Cash
Let's Make a Deal – February 1969–1971, ABC, game, Monty Hall
Monday Theatre – July 1969–1970, NBC, anthology
Cancelled Mid Season Shows
Congressional Report – NBC, discussion, Bill Monroe
The Dick Cavett Show – ABC, talk/variety, Dick Cavett
The General Gap – ABC, quiz, Dennis Wholey
Carol Burnett Presents The Jimmie Rodgers Show – CBS, musical variety, Vicki Lawrence
The John Davidson Show – ABC, musical variety, John Davidson
Kraft Music Hall Presents Sandler & Young – NBC, variety, Tony Sandler
My Friend Tony – NBC, detective drama, James Whitmore
The Queen And I – CBS, comedy, Larry Storch
Turn–On – February 5, 1969, ABC, comedy/variety, 1 episode, Teresa Graves
What's It All About, World? – ABC, comedy/variety, Dean Jones
Two Seasons (1967/68)
Carol Burnett – 1967–1978, CBS, variety
The Flying Nun – 1967–1970, ABC, comedy
The G.E. College Bowl – January 1968–1970, NBC, quiz
Gentle Ben – 1967–1969, CBS, adventure
Guns Of Will Sonnett – 1967–1969, ABC, western
High Chaparral – 1967–1971, NBC, western
Ironside – 1967–1975, NBC, crime drama
It Takes A Thief – January 1968–1970, ABC, international intrigue
Jerry Lewis – 1967–1969, NBC, variety
Jonathan Winters – Dec 1967–1969, CBS, variety
Judd, For The Defense – 1967–1969, ABC, drama
Kraft Music Hall – 1967–1971, NBC, musical variety
Mannix – 1967–1975, CBS, crime drama
The Mothers-in-law – 1967–1969, NBC, comedy
NYPD – 1967–1969, ABC, crime drama
Operation: Entertainment – January 1968–1969, ABC, variety
Rowan & Martin’s Laugh In – January 1968–1973, NBC, variety
The Saint – May 1967–1969, NBC, mystery/adventure
Wild Kingdom – January 1968–1971, NBC, wildlife
Three 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
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 Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour – Feb 1967–1969, CBS, variety
Star Trek – 1966–1969, NBC, sci-fi
That Girl – 1966–1971, ABC, comedy
Four Seasons (1965/66)
The Alan Burke Show – Spring 1966–1970, syndication, talk
The Avengers – March 1966–1969, ABC, spy drama
Big Valley – 1965–1969, ABC, western
CBS News Hour – 1965–1971, CBS, documentary
Daktari – January 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
Wild Wild West – 1965–1969, CBS, western
Five Seasons (1964/65)
Bewitched – 1964–1972, ABC, comedy
Daniel Boone – 1964–1970, NBC, western
Gomer Pyle, U.S.M. C. – 1964–1970, CBS, comedy
Peyton Place – 1964–1969, ABC, soap
Six Seasons (1963/64)
Hollywood Palace – January 1964–1970, ABC, variety
Petticoat Junction – 1963–1970, CBS, comedy
Seven Seasons (1962/63)
Beverly Hillbillies – 1962–1971, CBS, comedy
Jackie Gleason – 1962–1970 CBS, variety
The Virginian – 1962–1971, NBC, western
Eight Seasons (1961/62)
The David Susskind Show – 1961–1987, syndication, talk
Nine Seasons (1960/61)
My Three Sons 1960–1965, ABC; 1965–1972, CBS, comedy
Ten Seasons (1959/60)
Bonanza – 1959–1973, NBC, western
Fourteen Seasons (1955/56)
Gunsmoke – 1955–1975, CBS, western
Fifteen 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
Seventeen Seasons (1952/53)
Death Valley Days – 1952–1975, syndication, western anthology
Eighteen seasons (1951/52)
The Red Skelton Hour – 1951–1953, NBC; 1953–1970, CBS; 1970/71, NBC, variety
Twenty two seasons (1947/48)
Ed Sullivan – June 1948–1971, CBS, variety