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    Texas John Slaughter

    Texas John Slaughter

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    ABC (ended 1961)
    Texas John Slaughter is a western about a true hero of the west, John Slaughter, and his life before and after he joined the Texas Rangers. The show only had 17 episodes, but it did a good job of telling part of John's life. It originally aired as episodes of Walt Disney Presents, and has been rerun on the Disney Channel.moreless
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    Garrison's Gorillas

    Garrison's Gorillas

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    ABC (ended 1968)
    In a scenario similar to that of the 1967 film The Dirty Dozen, Lt. Garrison gets a group of convicts released from prison so that they can work for him on covert missions behind enemy lines during World War II. Actor was a smooth con artist, Casino a safecracker, Goniff a cat burglar, and Chief a street fighter of American Indian heritage.moreless
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    Swamp Fox

    Swamp Fox

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    ABC (ended 1961)
    "Swamp Fox, Swamp Fox, tail on his hat. Nobody knows where the Swamp Fox's at..." So begins the legend of 'The Swamp Fox'. In reality, this Revolutionary War hero was Colonel Francis Marion--a semi-renegade patriot with an ax to grind with the British. The series takes us through the life of this hero, and gives us a glimpse into the lives of the men and women who helped make this country what it is today.moreless
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    The Porky Pig Show

    The Porky Pig Show

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    ABC (ended 1965)
    The Porky Pig show began on September 20, 1964 and ended on March 14, 1965. It had 26 Episodes. It began and ended with a song. Here is the opening song. THEME SONG Who's our favorite TV star? Who comes on with a wham? Who's got the laughiest show by far? P-P-P-Porky Pig, our favorite ham! Ooh, that Porky, Porky Pig! He's the barnyard's Mr. Big! When the music starts, you wanna tap your toes. You feel like dancin' a jig! Swing around in a circle, and doesy-do! Time to watch Porky Pig. CLOSING SONG Sadly now we sing again, to each and every one. Gladly we'll come back,and then, we'll all have more fun! Watching Porky and his friends, wish it never had to end. Don't forget next time we meet, we're planin' something big. Just be sure to join us then for Porky Pig!" The show went like this. Porky Pig Short. Random Short Random Shortmoreless
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    The Iron Horse

    The Iron Horse

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    ABC (ended 1968)
    It's the 1880's and Ben Calhoun is a poker playing, hard driving, ladies man who had a good night at poker and won a railroad. Too bad the railroad isn't finished yet. Between the Indians, the crookers bankers and assorted other bad guys, he has his hands full trying to complete the railroad. According to Red Steagall's "Cowboy Corner Conversations," (c) 2004, Dale Robertson states "Then I did another series called 'The Iron Horse' that lasted 47 episodes." Therefore, the television show ran for longer than one broadcast season.moreless
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    The Felony Squad

    The Felony Squad

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    ABC (ended 1969)
    Felony Squad was filmed in Los Angeles and dealt with two detectives, the older hardened pro and the young up and coming rookie. Their commanding officer Captain Nye sent Det. Sgts. Stone and Briggs out on the streets to solve crime.moreless
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    The Alaskans

    The Alaskans

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    ABC (ended 1960)
    When gold was discovered in the Yukon in the 1890s, thousands of hopeful prospectors headed north for a chance at becoming rich. The easiest passage to the Yukon was through the small Alaskan port town of Skagway, which quickly exploded into a sprawling boom town, offering almost everything a miner could want, for a price. Adventurers Silky Harris and Reno McKee have arrived in this town looking to make their fortunes. Not mining for gold, but by catering to and fleecing the hardy, hard-living miners who pass through town.moreless
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    It's Happening

    It's Happening

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    ABC (ended 1968)
    It's Happening was a weekday spin-off of Happening '68. Both series were produced by Dick Clark Productions, with Mark Lindsay and Paul Revere as co-hosts.
    According to newspaper listings, "It's Happening" was a 25 minute series (followed by the 5-minute program "Children's Doctor").
    The final "It's Happening" episode aired on Oct. 11, 1968. From October 14 - 25, 1968, the series was pre-empted for coverage of the Summer Olympic Games from Mexico City. Beginning 28Oct1968, the time slot was taken over by "Funny You Should Ask," a game show hosted by Lloyd Thaxton.moreless
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    The Engelbert Humperdinck Show

    The Engelbert Humperdinck Show

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    ABC (ended 1970)
    The Engelbert Humperdinck Show was a British variety series an ATV production, executive produced by Gordon Mills. For American release the show aired on ABC and the guests were a combination British and American performers. The Jack Parnell Orchestra and the Irving Davies Dancers provided the background talent for Engelbert's variety musical program. Airing only 17 episodes the guests were the big names in entertainment field.moreless
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    That's Life (1968)

    That's Life (1968)

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    ABC (ended 1969)
    Welcome to the That's Life (1968) guide at TV.com. That's Life was an attempt to blend situation and musical comedy into an hour long weekly format. The show followed the lives of a couple (Robert and Gloria) as they met, got married, bought a house, had a baby, etc. set in the mythical town of Ridgeville. Robert was played by Broadway and film star Robert Morse, and E.J. Peaker was chosen, out of 3000 actresses seen according to ABC, to play Gloria. Along the way were many guest stars, often in cameo appearances, and lots of song and dance. The music was a combination of new material (by Elliot Lawrence and Martin Charnin) and existing songs, often standards or show tunes. The show was well received, nominated for an Emmy as Outstanding Musical or Variety series in fact, but was not a ratings hit and lasted only one season. Robert Morse remarked later, "I was hurt when it only lasted one season because I liked it and believed in it." Shelley Berman and Kay Medford appeared occasionally as Gloria's parents. Stan Harris was the program's director, Elliot Lawrence was the musical director and The Tony Mordente Dancers were the resident dance corps. The show was taped in New York City in front of a live audience. On June 18, 2010 The Paley Center for Media screened an episode from the series with Morse and Peaker in attendance along with producer Lee Miller, writer Bob Ellison and producer/director Stan Harris. A nice write-up about the event can be found here: http://www.filmmusicsociety.org/news_events/features/2010/062110.html In the event the link disappears, here is the text: EVERLY HILLS, Calif.-Actors Robert Morse and E.J. Peaker participated in a rare screening of, and Q&A about, the landmark musical TV series That's Life as a part of the Paley Center for Media's "Rewind" festival Friday night at the Paley Center. That's Life, which lasted just one season on ABC in 1968-69, was a daring attempt to create a Broadway-style musical comedy every week while also combining elements of situation comedy and the variety-show format. Morse and Peaker (who was simultaneously in production for her role as Minnie Fay in the film version of Hello, Dolly!) starred as a young couple who met, fell in love, married and had a baby over the course of 26 episodes. Fans were treated to the opening sequence of the first episode, which introduced the characters played by Morse and Peaker, along with guest star George Burns; and the entire second episode – complete with commercials for Kent cigarettes and Pontiac cars – in which happy-go-lucky bachelor Morse decides to propose to his immensely likable coworker Peaker. Guests in the second episode included singer Nancy Wilson and comedians Tim Conway and Jackie Vernon. It was a special treat because That's Life has apparently never been seen since its cancellation in spring 1969. The recent success of the weekly musical Glee – which has inevitably sparked discussion about such musical-series failures as Hull High, Cop Rock and Viva Laughlin – has only heightened the curiosity of fans about this ambitious but seemingly lost 1960s classic. "There was nothing like it at the time," recalled Morse (a Tony winner for both the play Tru and the musical How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, and currently starring on the AMC TV series Mad Men). "We wanted it to look like Broadway, not like television," added producer-director Stan Harris. "It's timeless," said Peaker. The show was staged before a studio audience (the first three episodes, in Hollywood; the rest in New York) and shot on videotape with four cameras. All of the singing was done live, with a 20-to-24 piece orchestra also playing live in a nearby studio. (As producer Lee Miller pointed out, the balance between voices and music was easier to achieve this way.) Among the collaborators, the panelists said, were creator Marvin Marx, who had been doing Honeymooners musicals with Jackie Gleason in Miami earlier in the 1960s; composer Elliot Lawrence (a Broadway veteran who had worked with Morse on How to Succeed in Business) and lyricist Martin Charnin (a later Tony winner for Annie); choreographer Tony Mordente (who had performed in West Side Story and would go on to direct many TV shows); and set designer Robert Randolph (whose Broadway credits included Bye Bye Birdie and How to Succeed...). Peaker said the show was sold without a pilot. Morse recalled a young Marvin Hamlisch working as a rehearsal pianist on the show and begging to write songs for it, which didn't happen ("he's never spoken to me since," quipped Morse). Each episode, writer Bob Ellison said, featured six songs, including three originals and three pre-existing tunes (often standards, such as the Gershwins' "Love Is Here to Stay," which Peaker sang in episode 2). All marveled at the list of top-name guest stars who appeared on the show, including Sid Caesar, Ethel Merman, Mahalia Jackson, Louis Armstrong, Alan King, Goldie Hawn, Liza Minnelli, Dick Shawn, Shelley Winters and even the Muppets. Reminiscing about Paul Lynde's appearance, Morse broke up the entire panel; Peaker regaled the crowd with anecdotes about guest star Chita Rivera and lunching with Shelley Berman at the famous Broadway hangout Sardi's. (Left to right) That's Life producer Lee Miller, writer Bob Ellison, stars Robert Morse and E.J. Peaker, and producer-director Stan Harris. (Photo courtesy of the Paley Center for Media.) (Left to right) That's Life producer Lee Miller, writer Bob Ellison, stars Robert Morse and E.J. Peaker, and producer-director Stan Harris. Photo courtesy of the Paley Center for Media. Miller described the production process as well-organized: Rehearsals on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday; Thursday, blocking for cameras; Friday, run-through in the morning, dress rehearsal in the afternoon and performance before an audience in the evening. Songs, he said, would often not be chosen and arranged until Sunday, meaning the performers had very little time to learn them. But, Miller added, the entire production process was much simpler in 1968. "There was no interference from the network," he said, and song negotiations were fairly easy. "It was rare that anybody objected to our use of music," he said. Music rights in that pre-DVD era, however, would not cover use for a release today, and the costs of clearing the dozens of tunes used on That's Life may mean the series will never be available commercially. "Everybody in show business was rooting for the show," noted Ellison. But despite critical acclaim, the series – which aired Tuesday nights at 10 p.m. Eastern, opposite a movie on NBC and news programming (including a new magazine show called 60 Minutes) on CBS – was mired in 82nd place by March 1969 and cancelled by ABC. As the Chicago Tribune wrote at the time, "maybe it's ahead of it's time, and in 15 years will be considered a classic." Special thanks to Tom Alger for the bulk of the episode listings.moreless
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    Hondo

    Hondo

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    ABC (ended 1967)
    In the Arizona Territory of the 1870s Hondo Lane, ex-Confederate Calvary Captain, works as a scout. Hondo is a loner who travels with a dog named Sam. Hondo had lived with the Apaches for a while and had married the daughter of their chief Vittoro. Hondo's Indian bride was slain in a massacre by the army and he still mourns her death. He now troubleshoots for the army, trying to avoid more killing as he faces land swindlers, renegade Indians and outlaws. The base of operations is Fort Lowell which is commanded by young Captain Richards who is watched over by Colonel Crook. Buffalo Baker is Hondo's fellow scout and friend. Angie Dow is a widow who runs the general store with the help of her nine-year-old son Johnny. She is Hondo's romantic interest. Many times Chief Vittoro and the Apaches assist Hondo and the Calvary with keeping the peace. This show is based on both the original Louis L'Amour novel and the John Wayne movie.moreless
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    The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters

    The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters

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    ABC (ended 1964)
    The Travels Of Jaimie McPheeters was a western which followed the life of Jaimie McPheeters and his father 'Doc' Sardius McPheeters. The show was unique as it was made from a thirteen year old boy's point of view.moreless
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    Arrest and Trial

    Arrest and Trial

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    ABC (ended 1964)
    Arrest and Trial was an ABC crime drama that ran from September 1963 through April 1964 on Sunday nights at 8:30 PM. Arrest and Trial was divided into two forty-five parts -- in the first part (Arrest), the police would search for and arrest the criminals, and the in second part (Trial), the lawyers would defend the accused at trial, most often succeeding. Fans of today's Law & Order are familiar with that format; the first half hour of the show is typically dedicated to catching the criminal, with the second half hour dedicated to the trial itself.moreless
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    The New Breed

    The New Breed

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    ABC (ended 1962)
    The News Breed was the first of many series about law enforcement from executive producer Quinn Martin and his production company, QM Productions. This series starred Leslie Nielsen and John Beradino and was about an elite unit of the Metropolitan Division of the Los Angeles Police Department.moreless
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    N.Y.P.D.

    N.Y.P.D.

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    ABC (ended 1969)
    N.Y.P.D. plainclothes detectives Mike Haines, Johnny Corso and Jeff Ward track murderers, extortionists, drug pushers, bombers, rapists, and other thugs around the Big Apple.

    Filmed on actual New York locations which included the Bowery, Wall Street, the Empire State Building, Shubert Alley, Greenwich Village and Times Square, N.Y.P.D. was commended by real life mayor at the time John Lindsay, who allowed the filming of scenes at New York's City Hall. Several episodes were based on actual NYPD cases and the show had full permission from the police department to create them into episodes.

    N.Y.P.D. was a police series somewhat like Naked City with gritty action, personal drama and lots of New York City locations.

    The show was a landmark in television production, one of the first to use the hand-held of camera work later popularized by the reality show COPS and the drama series Law & Order.moreless
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    Silents Please

    Silents Please

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    ABC (ended 1961)
    Silents Please showcased abridged classic silent films edited into a half-hour television format. Ernie Kovacs became the host during its second season.
    Each episode included an edited abridgment of a classic silent feature, a summary of the excised missing footage, an interpretive narration, and synchronization of the original music score and effects.
    The episodes of Silents Please that are known are listed primarily by copyright date. Those with known air dates will have those listed.moreless
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    Allen Ludden's Gallery

    Allen Ludden's Gallery

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    ABC (ended 1969)
    Allen Ludden's Gallery was a daytime talk-variety show featuring game show host Allen Ludden in the role of interviewer. It lasted only 1/2 season with a total of 60 episodes. The show featured word portraits with performers improvising well known actors and actresses in small vignettes. A preview of the program aired on May 22nd and May 23rd, 1969 as a pilot.moreless
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    The Monroes

    The Monroes

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    ABC (ended 1967)
    The Monroes was about the adventures of five orphans who struggle to survive in the back country of the 1870s Wyoming Territory after their parents are lost in the Snake River.moreless
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    Super Chicken

    Super Chicken

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    ABC (ended 1968)
    Welcome to the Super Chicken guide at TV.com! Mild-mannered Henry Cabot Henhaus III is the world's richest chicken, and an amateur scientist to boot. When he drinks the Secret Sauce he invented, he turns into Super Chicken! Although, having no real powers, he felt stronger, and with that he fought evil. Alongside him was his faithful butler, Fred, which they go on around solving mysteries. Super Chicken wears a hanging purple hat, a cloak, and a black mask. Fred, who's a lion, wears a red sweater with a backwards "F" on it. Unlike Super Chicken, Fred is powerless. Theme Song Lyrics When you find yourself in danger When you're threatened by a stranger When it looks like you will take a lickin' Cluck cluck cluck cluck! There is someone waiting Who will hurry up and rescue you Just caaaall for Super Chicken! Buck-ack! Fred, if you're afraid, you'll have to overlook it Besides, you knew the job was dangerous when you took it! Buck-ack! He will drink his super sauce And throw the bad guys for a loss And he will bring them in alive and kickin' Cluck cluck cluck cluck! There is one thing you should learn When there is no one else to turn to Caaaall for Super Chicken! Cluck cluck cluck cluck! Caaaall for Super Chicken! BUCK-ACK!! Super Chicken was one of the cartoons featured on the George of the Jungle show. The other one was Tom Slick. Super Chicken lasted six minutes each episode. The animation had a Rocky and Bullwinkle style to it. There was only one season of George of the Jungle, and Super Chicken only lasted seventeen six-minute episodes.moreless
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    Going My Way

    Going My Way

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    ABC (ended 1963)
    This television series is a remake of a 1944 film of the same name. Father O'Malley is sent to a parish in lower-class New York City to assist an older pastor, Father Fitzgibbon. Father O'Malley, must ingratiate himself with both the old pastor and the congregation. There are various ups and downs in their relationships but on the whole, it all seems to be going well. One night, the church burns to the ground.moreless
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