PERRY MASON Debuted 60 Years ago Today
Raymond Burr became a household name because of the wildly successful courtroom drama Perry Mason. The program debuted exactly 60 years ago today. A little known fact - Burr auditioned for both the role of Perry AND Hamilton Berger. CBS, obviously made the correct decision...
MARY TYLER MOORE Debuted this Day in 1970
Bob O'Brien here. My all-time favorite sitcom debuted this day in 1970. Ted, Georgette, Rhoda, Phyllis, Bess, Lou, Murray, Sue Ann, Gordy, and Mary Richards. All together, they gave us 7 seasons of laughter that lives on today. The fun began when the show debuted on CBS this day in 1970...
I DREAM OF JEANNIE Debuted this day in 1965
It brought a popular male fantasy to life - I Dream of Jeannie was seen for the first time this very day in 1965 on NBC. The first season was in color and had a different theme song. The more popular and longer-running theme song can be heard by clicking on the link below...
THE PATTY DUKE SHOW Debuted this Day in 1963
But, they're cousins...identical cousins. The Patty Duke Show debuted on ABC this very day in 1963. Were you watching? Duke played both Patty and Cathy Lane on the show. The first two seasons were filmed in New York City, and the series ran for three seasons...
THE BOB NEWHART SHOW Debuted 45 Years Ago Today
The Bob Newhart Show debuted on CBS this day in 1972. It was also a Saturday night. The show ran for six seasons and well over 100 hilarious episodes. It was part of that marvelous Saturday night lineup. Enjoy some of the great bloopers that didn't make the airwaves...
THE ARCHIES TV Show Debuted this Day in 1968
Based on the popular comic book series, The Archie Show debuted on CBS Saturday mornings this day in 1968. The animated series proved to be such a ratings bonanza CBS actually considered moving the show to prime time. Of course, the series led to a few hit records, including "Bang Shang a L…
FAMILY AFFAIR Debuted this Day in 1966
It ran for five seasons on CBS. The words, "Unca Bill, Unca Bill" were heard weekly. The show is called Family Affair, and it began its run this day in 1966 on CBS. The series starred movie star Brian Keith along with Sebastian Cabot, and the three waifs in his ward - Johnny Whitak…
THE MONKEES TV Show Debuted this Day in 1966
Fifty-eight episodes of the sitcom called The Monkees aired on Monday nights on NBC, beginning this day in 1966. It was especially popular with young girls. The show's humor was loosely based on the Beatles first film, A Hard Day's Night. The series won an Emmy Award and ran for two s…
CAROL BURNETT SHOW Debuted 50 Years Ago Today
It was originally supposed to be a sitcom. Carol Burnett had a production deal promised to her in her contract with CBS, and as luck would have it, the sitcom was changed to a variety show. Going in, CBS had very little faith in the project, and they were pleasantly surprised about its success...
BUDDY HOLLY Born this Day in 1936
He had so many hits in a very short span of time, and influenced countless other rock and roll greats - BUDDY HOLLY was born in Lubbock, Texas this day in 1936. Among his most famous songs are "Peggy Sue," "Oh Boy," "That'll Be the Day," "Maybe Baby," "Ra…
THE PRICE IS RIGHT Turns 45
With Bob Barker as its host, The Price Is Right debuted this week in 1972 on CBS. It was originally a half-hour show, and was sandwiched in between two other new game shows - The Joker's Wild and Gambit. Thought to be the weakest of the three new programs, it surpassed all original expectations…