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    The Dinah Shore Chevy Show

    The Dinah Shore Chevy Show

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    NBC (ended 1962)
    The Dinah Shore Chevy Show premiered in 1956 as a series of monthly specials, the following season it became a weekly series filled with wonderful guests performing in skits, songs and dance. Dinah's warm and friendly style endeared her to all, that Southern charm and her talent won over a nation. The trademark theme song "See the U.S.A. in your Chevrolet" was followed by a resounding kiss "Mwah!" which she gave the audience at the end of each show.moreless
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    Golden Globe Awards

    Golden Globe Awards

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    NBC (Returning January 11th, 2015)
    Near the end of each year, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association gathers to recognize outstanding achievement in film and television. Nominees are announced in December, and the awards ceremony is held and televised in mid-January. It's one of television's most intimate, spontaneous, and fun events. The profits made from the Golden Globe Awards are donated to entertainment - related charities by the HFPA. The organization offers scholarships to budding entertainers and supports educational institutions educating people on film and television.moreless
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    Julia

    Julia

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    NBC (ended 1971)
    Welcome to the Julia guide at TV.com. The show is about Julia Baker (Diahann Carroll), a young African-American woman working as a nurse. She is also a widow (her husband died in Vietnam) trying to raise a young son (Marc Copage) alone. Other members of the cast include Dr. Morton Chegley (Lloyd Nolan), Mrs. Waggedorn (Betty Beaird), and Earl Waggedorn (Michael Link). It was one of the best shows of the late 60s/early 70s and is a classic.moreless
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    The Mothers-In-Law

    The Mothers-In-Law

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    NBC (ended 1969)
    The Hubbards and the Beuells are neighbors in suburban Los Angeles. Despite their different lifestyles, the couples are best friends and their college-age children, Jerry and Susie, have married each other.moreless
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    The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show

    The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show

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    NBC (ended 1961)
    Welcome to The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show guide at TV.com. Hosted by Tennessee Ernie Ford, the likeable singer, comedian, entertainer received his own variety show sponsored by the Ford Motor Company which gave Ernie the venue to entertain millions with his informal friendly manner and talent. His music was a combination of gospel and country and western. His homespun catch phrase "Bless Their Little Pea Pickin' Hearts", endeared him to the nation. During the first season the choral group "The Voices of Walter Schumann" backed Ernie. During the remainder of the series "The Top Twenty" (consisting of Dick Beavers, Joanne Burgin, Howard Chitjean, Donna Cook, Irene Cummings, Chet Fisher, Dorothy Gill, John Guarnieri, Ken Harp, Deltra Kamsler, Don Kent, David McDaniel, Katy Nero, Ken Remo, Pat Rocco, Elaine Tavano Thompson, Tommy Traynor, Dick Wessler, Karen Wessler, Ted Wills) were Ernie's back-up group. Tennessee Ernie Ford topped the pop and country charts with "Sixteen Tons." He ended every show with a gospel number.moreless
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    Branded

    Branded

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    NBC (ended 1966)
    Branded followed the life of Jason McCord, former Captain in the U.S. Cavalry. Court martialled for cowardice under fire during the Battle of Bitter Creek from which McCord was the only survivor, McCord knows he is innocent but refuses to pin the blame where it belongs, his commanding officer, General Reed, who died in the battle. Featuring one of the most recognizable signature songs in the history of television, Branded was also notable as one of the few dramatic productions to come out of the production team of Goodson / Todman, best known for their game show properties like The Price is Right. The Complete First Season of Branded is now available on DVD!moreless
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    The Bold Ones: The New Doctors

    The Bold Ones: The New Doctors

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    NBC (ended 1973)
    The New Doctors began as one of three rotating series under the umbrella name The Bold Ones. The other series were The Lawyers and The Protectors (also called The Law Enforcers). In the second season, The Protectors was replaced by The Senator. By the fourth season, only The New Doctors remained and was shown on a weekly basis.
    The doctors work at the Craig Institute under the supervision of senior partner, Dr. David Craig. He is assisted by surgeon Dr. Ted Stuart (who was replaced in the fourth season by Dr. Martin Cohen) and Dr. Paul Hunter, who oversees the medical research department.
    The episodes dealt with then-cutting edge topics such as embryo transplants and patients' right-to-die issues, as well as the subjects of organ transplants, mental illness and an episode on muscular dystrophy directed by Jerry Lewis.moreless
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    The Jack Paar Program

    The Jack Paar Program

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    NBC (ended 1965)
    The Jack Paar Program hosted by Jack Paar began after he left The Tonight Show to host this primetime weekly talk-variety show. Jack featured more topical subjects and films that he himself recorded. His flair for the dramatic and indepth news-like delivery made this program interesting and informative as well as entertaining.moreless
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    Birdman and the Galaxy Trio

    Birdman and the Galaxy Trio

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    NBC (ended 1969)
    Like many superheroes at the time, Birdman was created by Hanna-Barbara's Alex Toth. Along side were the three playmates in the second half. The Galaxy Trio. The Galaxy Trio were three superheroes who fought crime. They were quite similar to the Fantastic Four. People seem to mistake Birdman for another great superheroe of the time, Space Ghost. Birdmans only weaknesses include 1;He is solar powered if there is no sun he has no power. and 2;The crest on top of his head is another scource of his power. Birdman episodes are treated as season 1, Galaxy Trio episodes are treated as season 2.moreless
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    Please Don't Eat the Daisies

    Please Don't Eat the Daisies

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    NBC (ended 1967)
    The Nashes are a typical American family. Jim teaches college, Joan is a freelance writer. They have four children, two of whom are a pair of twins. The show is an adaptation of Jean Kerr's novel and Charles Walters' film. The direction is by the incomparable Tay Garnett, John Erman, Peter Baldwin, Richard Whorf, Gary Nelson, Alvin Ganzer, etc.moreless
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    The Ant and The Aardvark

    The Ant and The Aardvark

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    NBC (ended 1971)
    A comical cartoon about an Aardvark who is desperately trying to catch a clever ant for food. Throughout the series, he tries many ways to catch the clever thing, but just cant seem to. In two of the episodes, a Green Aardvark battles with the aardvark to catch the ant also. The series was released theatrically from 1969 to 1971 by United Artists and in 1972, it became part of The Pink Panther Show, to replace "Inspector's" gap after airing all 34 shorts. This lasted 17 6-minute episodes. John Byner (Soap) provided both voices, he tried to inpersonate Jackie Mason for The Aardvarks voice, and Dean Martin for The Ant. The series can be seen twice a week with "Pink Panther" on Cartoon Network Japan.moreless
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    My World and Welcome to It

    My World and Welcome to It

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    NBC (ended 1970)
    My World and Welcome to It was a half-hour situation comedy based on the writings of humorist and cartoonist James Thurber, and episodes of the show incorporated stories and cartoons by Thurber. The show used a combination of live action and animation to represent the world of John Monroe, like Thurber a writer and cartoonist, who worked for The Manhattanite, a magazine very much like The New Yorker, for which Thurber wrote and illustrated for many years. All the animation was based on Thurber's drawings, including the show's opening credits.

    John Monroe had to contend with his hot-tempered, often obtuse boss, Manhattanite editor Hamilton Greeley, who usually found John's cartoons incomprehensible. (Greeley was loosely based on New Yorker editor Harold Ross.) Fortunately for John, he could share his frustrations with his writer friend, the sardonic Phil Jensen (based on writer Robert Benchley).

    At home in Westport, Connecticut, John had to contend with the women in his life, whom he spent much agony trying to understand. His wife Ellen was practical and down-to-earth and was constantly bemused by John's inability to cope with day to day life, while his daughter, 10-year-old Lydia, was precocious and intelligent in ways that constantly confounded John.

    In addition to the innovative use of animation combined with live action, the show had several other unusual characteristics. Many of the episodes incorporated Thurber stories like "If Grant Had Been Drinking at Appomattox" or "The Unicorn in the Garden." There were many fantasy sequences, the products of John's fertile imagination, which allowed him to escape reality, much like Thurber's most famous character, Walter Mitty. The cartoons that John drew for The Manhattanite were Thurber's cartoons. And John would often turn from the action to talk directly to the camera, just as George Burns had done on The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show and Garry Shandling would do years later on It's Garry Shandling's Show. In 1970 My World and Welcome to It won the Emmy Award for Best Comedy Series, and William Windom won Best Actor in a Comedy Series for his portrayal of John Monroe. Unfortunately, the show was cancelled after only one season. There was a great outcry when NBC cancelled the show, and there was talk of bringing the show back, but the cost of resuming production would have been too high, so that idea was scrapped. My World and Welcome to It Trivia: The title My World and Welcome to It is also the title of a collection of Thurber stories. The character of John Monroe is named for a character in a series of Thurber short stories. A TV pilot for a comedy series based on Thurber's work was made in 1959, written by My World and Welcome to It creator Melville Shavelson and directed by James Sheldon, who also directed episodes of MWAWTI. The proposed series would have been titled The Secret Life of John Monroe and the pilot, which had virtually the same plot line and characters as the "Christabel" episode of MWAWTI, starred Arthur O'Connell as John Monroe, Georganne Johnson as Ellen Monroe, and Susan Gordon as Lydia Monroe. It also included animation done by UPI Studios. The pilot was shown on Alcoa/Goodyear Playhouse on June 8, 1959. The animation for the series was done by DePatie-Freleng, who were also responsible for the Pink Panther cartoons. The reason for the show's cancellation was that after CBS has unexpectedly cancelled The Red Skelton Show, NBC quickly offered Skelton a half-hour comedy series, and in order to fit this new show into their schedule, they had to cancel a show already on their schedule. Sadly, their choice was My World and Welcome to It. NBC's Red Skelton Show lasted all of one season. CBS reran the series in the summer of 1972, a rare case of a program that had originally been shown on one network being rerun on another network. In 1972 creator Shavelson directed and co-wrote (with Danny Arnold) a film loosely based on Thurber called The War Between Men and Women, which was also the title of an episode of My World and Welcome to It and a famous series of Thurber cartoons. The film starred Jack Lemmon and Barbara Harris and featured a performance by MYAWTI's Lisa Gerritsen.moreless

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    Mr. Novak

    Mr. Novak

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    NBC (ended 1965)
    Mr. Novak was a dramatic series about the accomplishments and frustrations of a young high school English teacher who has just taken his first job. James Franciscus portrays John Novak, a teacher at Jefferson High School in Los Angeles who is a dedicated educator.moreless
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    The DuPont Show of the Week

    The DuPont Show of the Week

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    NBC (ended 1964)
    Welcome to The DuPont Show of the Week guide at tv.com. This anthology series presents a panorama of programs, such as musical variety, dramatic shows, documentaries, and special projects. For three seasons it was NBC's late Sunday evening "class" showcase, with the best available talent talent, both in front of and behind the cameras. One of the aims of the series was to show the latitude and potential of the television medium as a means of communication.moreless
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    Shirley Temple Theatre

    Shirley Temple Theatre

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    NBC (ended 1961)
    see summary for "Shirley Temple's Storybook"

    Sep. 1960 - Sep. 1961 (NBC) Sun 7:00-8:00

    Also Known As: The Shirley Temple Show (1960)(new title) Runtime: USA: 60 min (41 episodes) Country: USA Language: English Color: Black and White / Color (Columbia Color) Sound Mix: Mono (Westrex Recording System)moreless
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    Karen (1964)

    Karen (1964)

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    NBC (ended 1965)
    90 Bristol Court was a 90-minute series which featured three sitcoms which all took place in the same apartment complex. One of these was Karen, about a 16 year-old girl and her family and social life. It was produced by Kayro-Vue/Universal. Broadcast History
    October 5, 1964 to April 19, 1965
    NBC Mondays at 7:30 to 8:00 p.m.
    (Replays were seen through August 30, 1965)moreless
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    Secret Squirrel Show

    Secret Squirrel Show

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    NBC (ended 1967)
    Secret Squirrel, a kooky spy who wore an overcoat stashed with a myriad of devices, and Morocco Mole, his sidekick, were the stars of this NBC cartoon. Secret's boss, Double Q, handed out assignments for Secret and Morocco in order for them to thwart the plans of villains such as the infamous Yellow Pinkie, their worst enemy. The show originally aired as part of "The Atom Ant / Secret Squirrel Show," briefly broke off into it's own show, the once again reunited with Atom Ant. Secret returned in 1993 when the show "2 Stupid Dogs" contained brand new Secret Squirrel shorts.moreless
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    Johnny Staccato

    Johnny Staccato

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    NBC (ended 1960)
    Jazz pianist Johnny Staccato supplements his meager musician's income by working as a private detective. The background for many of the episodes is his friend "Waldo's" jazz club in New York City's Greenwich Village, featuring performances by the Pete Candoli jazz combo which included Barney Kessel, Shelly Manne, Red Mitchell, Red Norvo and Johnny Williams. The theme was composed by Elmer Bernstein.moreless
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    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

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    NBC (Holiday Event 1948)
    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is an annual event featuring imaginative floats and spectacular pageantry making it one of America's favorite holiday extravaganzas.
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    Profiles in Courage

    Profiles in Courage

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    NBC (ended 1965)
    This series was based on the 1956 Pulitzer Prize winning book of the same name by then-Senator John F. Kennedy. Each of the historical dramas covered one public figure who served as a model of virtue and courage under pressure. Each subject took an unpopular stand and persevered in their pursuit of justice and the right path, in spite of the coercion and vilification of the majority.moreless
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