1969/70 – Rowan & Martin’s Laugh In was #1 on NBC Monday, second
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.
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.
Marcus Welby, M.D. was on ABC Tuesday at 8 PM.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Get Smart went from NBC to CBS.
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir went from NBC to ABC.
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.
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
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
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 – 1968–1971, 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