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TV Seasons

1968

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.

Anniversary:

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.

Summer Replacement:

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.

Tidbits:

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 – 19681971, 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 Mod Squad

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 The Game

 

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

 

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