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TV Seasons

1969

1969/70 – Rowan & Martin’s Laugh In was #1 on NBC Monday, second year running.

Note: Any BOLD shows were cancelled in 1969 season; GOLLY! Gomer Pyle was cancelled in the sixth season.

Alternate Series: CBS News Hour & 60 Minutes was on CBS Tuesdays at 10 PM.

Anniversary:

My Three Sons celebrated ten years on TV.

Gunsmoke celebrated fifteen years on CBS.

Biggest New Hit: Marcus Welby, M.D. was #8 on ABC Tuesdays.

The Bold Ones – It combined three rotating series – The New Doctors, The Lawyers and The Protectors. It aired on NBC Sunday at 10 PM. The Protectors only lasted a season.

Contract Disputes: Barbara Bain & Martin Landau left Mission: Impossible in a contract dispute.

Movies 2 TV: Mr. Deeds Goes To Town was loosely based on the 1936 Gary Cooper movie.

Original Run:

Marcus Welby, M.D. was on ABC Tuesday at 8 PM.

Reruns:

CBS aired repeats of the 1967 failed series, He & She, during the summer of 1970.

NBC Comedy Playhouse shown reruns of Bob Hope Presents The Chrysler Theatre episodes with new introductions by Jack Kelly.

The Return:

Andy Williams returned after a two-year absence. He previous had a 1962–1967 NBC show. In total, he was in prime time for nine years.

NBC Comedy Playhouse returned after a year absence.

Simultaneous:

Robert Reed was on two series - The Brady Bunch and Mannix. Robert joined Mannix this season.

Jim Nabors, Frank Sutton & Ronnie Schell were on two series - The Jim Nabors Hour and Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.; Frank Sutton was Sgt. Vince Carter to Pvt. Gomer Pyle and Pvt. Gilbert "Duke" Slater (Jim Nabors and Ronnie Schell).

Summer Replacement:

Andy Williams Presents Ray Stevens took over The Andy Williams Show's time slot. The series only lasted the summer. Ray was a frequent guest on Andy's series.

Johnny Cash Presents The Everly Brothers Show replaced The Johnny Cash Show for the summer.

Kraft Music Hall Presents The Des O'Connor Show replaced Kraft Music Hall for the summer.

Monday Theatre replaced Rowan & Martin's Laugh In for the summer.

Switch Networks:

Get Smart went from NBC to CBS.

The Ghost and Mrs. Muir went from NBC to ABC.

TV History:

The Bill Cosby Show is the FIRST black male comedy ever.

Sesame Street premiered on public TV on November 10, 1969. It is the longest children’s TV show.

Tidbits:

Here's comes The Brady Brunch, the TV family that won't leave! Hmm, let me count the ways...oops, I mean, the shows! 

The Brady Bunch, 1969/74, ABC comedy

The Brady Bunch Hour, 1977, ABC variety

The Brady Brides, 1981, NBC comedy

The Bradys, 1990, CBS drama

 

1969/70 Fall Season

One Season (1969/70)

The Andy Williams Show –1969–1971, NBC, musical variety, Andy Williams

The Bill Cosby Show – 1969–1971, NBC, comedy, Bill Cosby

The Bold Ones – 1969–1973, NBC; three drama series

The Brady Bunch – 1969–1974, ABC; comedy, Florence Henderson, Robert Reed

The Courtship Of Eddie’s Father – 1969–1972, ABC, comedy, Bill Bixby, Brandon Cruz

The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour – 1969–1972, CBS, variety, Glen Campbell

The Governor & JJ – 1969–1971; CBS, comedy, Dan Dailey

The Jim Nabors Hour – 1969–1971,CBS, variety, Jim Nabors, Frank Sutton, Ronnie Schell

The Lawyers –1969–1972, NBC, drama, Burt Ives, James Farentino

Love, American Style – 1969–1974, ABC, anthology, Mary Grover

Marcus Welby M.D. – 1969–1976, ABC, drama, Robert Young, James Brolin

Medical Center – 1969–1976, CBS, drama, James Daly, Chad Everett

The New Doctors – 1969–1973, NBC, medical drama, David Hartman

Room 222 – 1969–1974, ABC, comedy, Lloyd Haynes

To Rome With Love – 1969–1971, CBS, comedy, John Forsythe

 

Cancelled TV Shows

Bracken’s World – NBC, drama, Peter Haskell

The Debbie Reynolds Show – NBC, comedy, Debbie Reynolds, Tom Bosley

The Leslie Uggams Show– CBS, variety, Leslie Uggams

Jimmy Durante Presents Lennon Sisters – ABC, variety, Jimmy Durante

Mr. Deeds Goes To Town – ABC, comedy, Monte Markham

The Music Scene – ABC, music, Lily Tomlin

My World & Welcome To It – NBC, comedy, William Windom

The New People – ABC, drama, Zooey Hall

The Protectors – NBC, crime drama, Leslie Nielsen

Then Came Bronson – NBC, adventure, Michael Parks

The Survivors – ABC, drama, Lana Turner, Diana Muldaur

 

15 out of 26 new series SURVIVED for 1970/71

ABC – 7/12, The Brady Bunch, The Courtship Of Eddie’s Father, Let’s Make A Deal, Love, American Style, Marcus Welby M.D., Room 222 & This Is Tom Jones

CBS – 5/6, The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour, The Governor & JJ, The Jim Nabors Hour, Medical Center & To Rome With Love

NBC – 3/9, The Bill Cosby Show, The Lawyers & The New Doctors

 

Mid season shows

Kraft Music Hall Presents The Des O'Connor Show – 1970, 1971, NBC, variety, Des O'Connor

The Nanny & The Professor – January 1970–1972, ABC, comedy, Juliet Mills, Richard Long

This Is Tom Jones – February 1969–1971, ABC, variety, Tom Jones

 

Cancelled Mid Season Shows

Andy Williams Presents Ray Stevens – NBC, comedy variety, Ray Stevens, Steve Martin

Comedy Tonight – CBS, comedy/variety, Richard Klein, Peter Boyle

The Engelbert Humperdinck Show – ABC, musical variety, Engelbert Humperdinck

Happy Days – CBS, variety, Bob Elliott

Johnny Cash Presents The Everly Brothers Show – ABC, musical variety, Don Everly

NBC Comedy Playhouse – NBC, comedy anthology, reruns, Jack Kelly

Now – ABC, documentary

Paris 7000 – ABC, adventure, George Hamilton

Pat Paulsen's Half A Comedy Hour – ABC, comedy/variety, Pepe Brown

The Tim Conway Show – CBS, comedy, Tim Conway

Where's Huddles – CBS, cartoon, Mel Blanc, Paul Lynde

 

Syndication

The Barbara McNair Show – 1969–1971, syndication, musical variety, Barbara McNair

The David Frost Show – 1969–1972, syndication, talk, David Frost

Liar's Club – syndication, quiz, Rod Serling

Safari To Adventure – 1969–1975, syndication, documentary, Bill Burrud

 

Late Night

The Dick Cavett Show – December 1969–1972, ABC, talk/variety, Dick Cavett

The Merv Griffith Show – 1969–1972, CBS, talk, Merv Griffith

 

Two Seasons (1968/69)

Adam 12 – 1968–1975, NBC, crime drama

The Doris Day Show – 1968–1973, CBS, comedy

First Tuesday – January 1969–1973, NBC, newsmagazine

The Ghost & Mrs. Muir – 1968/69, NBC; 1969/70, ABC, comedy

Good Guys – 1968–1970, CBS, comedy

Hawaii Five-O – 1968–1980, CBS, crime drama

Hee Haw – June 1969–1971, CBS, variety

Here Comes The Brides – 1968–1970, ABC, comedy/adventure

Here's Lucy – 1968–1974, CBS, comedy

The Johnny Cash Show – June 1969–1971, ABC, variety

Julia – 1968–1971, NBC, comedy

Lancer – 1968–1970, CBS, western

Land Of The Giants – 1968–1970, ABC, sci-fi

Let's Make a Deal – February 1969–1971, ABC, game, Monty Hall

Mayberry R.F.D – 1968–1971, CBS, comedy

The Mod Squad – 1968–1973, ABC, crime drama

Monday Theatre – July 1969–1970, NBC, anthology

Name Of The Game – 19681971, NBC, adventure

60 Minutes – 1968–present, CBS, newsmagazine

 

Three Seasons (1967/68)

The Carol Burnett Show – 1967–1978, CBS, variety

Flying Nun – 1967–1970, ABC, comedy

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

High Chaparral – 1967–1971, NBC, western

Ironside – 1967–1975, NBC, crime drama

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

Mannix – 1967–1975, CBS, crime drama

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

 

Four Seasons (1966/67)

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

Dragnet – Jan 1967–1970, NBC, crime drama

Family Affair – 1966–1971, CBS, comedy

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

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

That Girl – 1966–1971, ABC, comedy

 

Five Seasons (1965/66)

The Alan Burke Show – Spring 1966–1970, syndication, talk

CBS News Hour – 1965–1971, CBS, documentary

The Dean Martin Show – 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

 

Six Seasons (1964/65)

Bewitched – 1964–1972, ABC, comedy

Daniel Boone – 1964–1970, NBC, western

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

 

Seven Seasons (1963/64)

Hollywood Palace – January 1964–1970, ABC, variety

Petticoat Junction – 1963–1970, CBS, comedy

 

Eight Seasons (1962/63)

The Beverly Hillbillies – 1962–1971, CBS, comedy

The Jackie Gleason Show– 1962–1970 CBS, variety

The Virginian – 1962–1971, NBC, western

 

Nine Seasons (1961/62)

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

 

Ten Seasons (1960/61)

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

 

Eleven Seasons (1959/60)

Bonanza – 1959–1973, NBC, western

 

Fifteen Seasons (1955/56)

Gunsmoke – 1955–1975, CBS, western

 

Sixteen 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

 

Eighteen Seasons (1952/53)

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

 

Nineteen Seasons (1951/52)

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

 

Twenty-three seasons (1947/48)

The Ed Sullivan Show – June 1948–1971, CBS; variety

 

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