1959 Fall TV Schedule

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1. Adventures in Paradise (1959–1962)

60 min | Adventure

8.6
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Adam Troy was an American Korean War veteran who stayed in the Pacific after the war. As captain of the schooner "Tiki III", Troy drifted from adventure to adventure while carrying ... See full summary »

Stars: Gardner McKay, James Holden, Lani Kai, Guy Stockwell

Votes: 221

ABC

2. The Alaskans (1959–1960)

60 min | Adventure

8.6
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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 ... See full summary »

Stars: Roger Moore, Dorothy Provine, Jeff York, Ray Danton

Votes: 54

ABC

3. The Betty Hutton Show (1959– )

30 min | Comedy

6.5
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A talkative manicurist inherits a legacy and the custody of three children from a rich Wall Street broker customer.

Stars: Betty Hutton, Dennis Olivieri, Peter Miles, Gigi Perreau

Votes: 27

CBS

4. The Big Party (1959– )

60 min | Music

8.0
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Short lived variety show, sponsored by Revlon, with a different host each week. The premise had the guest host entertaining various celebrities in their penthouse, hotel suite, etc. This ... See full summary »

Stars: Barbara Britton, Mike Nichols, Abe Burrows, Bobby Darin

Votes: 6

CBS

5. Bonanza (1959–1973)

TV-PG | 49 min | Western

7.3
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The adventures of Ben Cartwright and his sons as they run and defend their ranch while helping the surrounding community.

Stars: Lorne Greene, Michael Landon, Dan Blocker, Pernell Roberts

Votes: 6,225

NBC

6. Bourbon Street Beat (1959–1960)

60 min | Crime, Drama

8.0
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A former New Orleans cop partners with an Ivy League lawyer to open up a private detective agency with offices on the city's famed Bourbon Street.

Stars: Richard Long, Andrew Duggan, Van Williams, Arlene Howell

Votes: 105

ABC

7. The Dennis O'Keefe Show (1959–1960)

30 min | Comedy

7.0
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Hal Towne is a Los Angeles widower with a bright ten-year-old son to raise (aided by a stern housekeeper). He writes a syndicated column, "All Around Towne," which brings him into contact ... See full summary »

Stars: Dennis O'Keefe, Hope Emerson, Ricky Kelman, Eloise Hardt

Votes: 20

CBS

8. Dennis the Menace (1959–1963)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.1
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Television episodes built around the same sorts of incidents found in Hank Ketcham's long-running comic strip.

Stars: Jay North, Gloria Henry, Herbert Anderson, Billy Booth

Votes: 1,349

CBS

9. The Deputy (1959–1961)

30 min | Western

7.1
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The Deputy is Clay McCord, a storekeeper in 1880's Silver City, Arizona Territories, who is an expert shot, but refuses to use his gun because he believes they are the major cause of ... See full summary »

Stars: Henry Fonda, Allen Case, Read Morgan, Wallace Ford

Votes: 156

NBC

10. The Detectives (1959–1962)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.0
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Captain Matt Holbrook leads a squad of brave and tough detectives in a large, unnamed city. Instead of leading personal lives, they spend all of their time tracking murderers, thieves, ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Taylor, Tige Andrews, Russell Thorson, Mark Goddard

Votes: 116

ABC

11. The DuPont Show with June Allyson (1959–1961)

30 min | Drama

8.4
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Stars: June Allyson, Don Rickles, Naomi Stevens, Rossano Brazzi

Votes: 96

CBS

12. Fibber McGee and Molly (1959–1960)

30 min | Comedy

7.5
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Fibber McGee and Molly was the finest husband and wife comedy team. It ran on the radio from 1935 to 1959 then switched to television in 1959. Its running gags and characters inspired many imitators.

Stars: Bob Sweeney, Cathy Lewis, Pat McGeehan, Paul Smith

Votes: 24

NBC

13. Five Fingers (1959–1960)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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Fingers is a double agent working for the US. His cover? Talent agent.

Stars: David Hedison, Luciana Paluzzi, Paul Burke, Michael Romanoff

Votes: 36

NBC

14. Hawaiian Eye (1959–1963)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.1
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Set against the beautiful tropical landscape of Honolulu, Hawaii, this series centered around the cases of Hawaiian Eye Private Investigations and the two handsome, slick, tough-guy ... See full summary »

Stars: Poncie Ponce, Connie Stevens, Douglas Mossman, Robert Conrad

Votes: 323

ABC

15. Hennesey (1959–1962)

30 min | Comedy

8.3
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Jackie Cooper played Hennesey, a Navy doctor in an onshore office. Abby Dalton, very young and beautiful then, played his blonde yeoman/secretary/nurse. She had a crush on Hennesey but he ... See full summary »

Stars: Jackie Cooper, Abby Dalton, Roscoe Karns, Henry Kulky

Votes: 130

CBS

16. Hotel de Paree (1959–1960)

30 min | Western

8.4
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Sundance, a reformed gunslinger just released from prison, drifts into the town of Georgetown, CO. A tangle with the town villain ends up with Sundance being forced to shoot him, resulting ... See full summary »

Stars: Earl Holliman, Jeanette Nolan, Strother Martin, Judi Meredith

Votes: 31

CBS

17. John Gunther's High Road (1959–1960)

30 min | Documentary

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John Gunther, who had traveled to many areas of the world, hosted this program that showed two filmed trips to exotic locations. The first film had been shot explicitly for this show; the ... See full summary »

Star: John Gunther

ABC

18. Johnny Ringo (1959–1960)

30 min | Western

7.5
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Ex-gunfighter Johnny Ringo is now the sheriff of a small Western town, and attempts to keep the peace with the aid of his deputy, Cully, and his girl, Laura Thomas.

Stars: Don Durant, Mark Goddard, Karen Sharpe, Terence de Marney

Votes: 78

CBS

19. Johnny Staccato (1959– )

24 min | Drama

8.4
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Johnny Staccato is a jazz pianist and private detective.

Stars: John Cassavetes, Eduardo Ciannelli, Dennis Sallas, Frank London

Votes: 153

NBC

20. Laramie (1959–1963)

60 min | Western

7.8
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It is the 1870s in Wyoming Territory. Slim Sherman and his 14-year-old brother Andy try to hang on to their ranch after their father is shot by a land grabber. They augment their slight ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Fuller, John Smith, Spring Byington, Dennis Holmes

Votes: 623

NBC

21. Law of the Plainsman (1959– )

30 min | Western

8.8
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Sam Buckhart was an Apache Indian who had saved the life of a U.S. Cavalry officer after an Indian ambush. When the officer died, he left Sam money that was used for an education at private... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Ansara, Gina Gillespie, Dayton Lummis, Nora Marlowe

Votes: 44

NBC

22. Love and Marriage (1959–1960)

30 min | Comedy

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William Harris is an old-time music publisher who made his daughter Pat a partner. Harris hates rock'n'roll and rejects all popular music submitted. His son-in-law, Steve, is more ... See full summary »

Stars: William Demarest, Jeanne Bal, Murray Hamilton, Kay Armen

NBC

23. The Man and the Challenge (1959–1960)

30 min | Adventure

8.7
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Dr. Glenn Barton is a scientist, explorer and all around adventurer which makes him perfect for the assignments the government sends him on. Whether it's testing space equipment or attempting rescues, his quick wits generally save the day.

Stars: George Nader, Joyce Meadows, Jack Ging, Michael Keith

Votes: 55

NBC

24. The Man from Blackhawk (1959–1960)

30 min | Western

7.5
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The adventures of an insurance investigator for the Blackhawk Insurance Co. in the Old West.

Stars: Robert Rockwell, Bethel Leslie, Jean Willes, Walter Burke

Votes: 17

ABC

25. The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (1959–1963)

30 min | Comedy, Family

7.8
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Sensitive teenager Dobie Gillis (yes, Dobie being his real given name) exasperates his grocer father Herbert T. Gillis and is the apple of Winnie Gillis' eye, she being his mother. Dobie ... See full summary »

Stars: Dwayne Hickman, Bob Denver, Frank Faylen, Florida Friebus

Votes: 1,092

CBS

26. Men Into Space (1959–1960)

30 min | Sci-Fi

8.2
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The more-or-less realistic adventures of Colonel Ed McCauley, head of the American space program. He battles saboteurs, budget cuts, defective equipment and other problems in outer space.

Stars: William Lundigan, Joyce Taylor, Charles Herbert, Tyler McVey

Votes: 118

CBS

27. Mr. Lucky (1959–1960)

30 min | Comedy, Thriller

8.0
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Mr. Lucky was an honest professional gambler who had won a plush floating casino, the ship Fortuna, and used it as his base of operations. Staying beyond the three-mile limit, where he ... See full summary »

Stars: John Vivyan, Ross Martin, Tom Brown, Joe Scott

Votes: 189

CBS

28. Philip Marlowe (1959–1960)

30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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Stars: Philip Carey, William Schallert, Ed Kemmer, Virginia Gregg

Votes: 33

ABC

29. The Rebel (1959–1961)

30 min | Western

7.9
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After the end of the American Civil War, a former Confederate Army private roams the Wild West and, as a rogue drifter, gets involved in helping out various settlers threatened by various bad guys.

Stars: Nick Adams, Chuck Hamilton, Sid Troy, Ross Sturlin

Votes: 346

ABC

30. Riverboat (1959–1961)

60 min | Adventure, Western

7.8
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Grey Holden wins a river boat in a poker game which he then captains,along with his crew, in various adventures along the Mississippi river. This action series is set in 19th century America.

Stars: Darren McGavin, Dick Wessel, Jack Lambert, Burt Reynolds

Votes: 131

NBC

31. Startime (I) (1959–1961)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

5.1
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Ford Motor Company sponsored this hour long program which rotated between variety shows, dramatic productions and musical comedies. One of the offerings was turned into a regular series, Sing Along With Mitch.

Stars: Dean Martin, Alice Backes, Jack Albertson, Marian Anderson

Votes: 115

NBC

32. Sunday Showcase (1959–1960)

60 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

4.5
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A show featuring various specials. Some specials were comedy and others were serious drama by famous authors.

Stars: Robert Emhardt, Milton Berle, Jimmy Durante, Bob Hope

Votes: 77

NBC

33. Take a Good Look (1959–1961)

30 min | Family, Game-Show

7.1
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The contestants on this quiz show had been involved in notable news events. Films clips or recordings of the event were shown; if they were unavailable, Kovacs and the three actors would ... See full summary »

Stars: Ernie Kovacs, Bob Lauher, Edie Adams, Peggy Connelly

Votes: 11

ABC

34. Tightrope (1959–1960)

30 min | Drama, Crime

8.6
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Mike Connors played an unnamed police undercover agent who infiltrated organized crime to expose the leaders and their plots. His name changed with each episode in order to protect him. ... See full summary »

Stars: Mike Connors, Jesse White, Ted de Corsia, Lewis Charles

Votes: 88

CBS

35. Troubleshooters (1959–1960)

30 min | Adventure

8.1
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Stars: Keenan Wynn, Bob Mathias, Robert Fortier, Forrest Compton

Votes: 28

NBC

36. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)

TV-PG | 51 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

9.0
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Ordinary people find themselves in extraordinarily astounding situations, which they each try to solve in a remarkable manner.

Stars: Rod Serling, Robert McCord, Jay Overholts, Vaughn Taylor

Votes: 51,946

CBS

37. The Untouchables (1959–1963)

50 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.1
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Special Agent Eliot Ness and his elite team of incorruptable agents battle organized crime in 1930s Chicago.

Stars: Robert Stack, Walter Winchell, Nicholas Georgiade, Paul Picerni

Votes: 1,791

ABC

38. Wichita Town (1959–1960)

30 min | Western

8.2
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Wichita, Kansas, USA was a growing town after the American Civil War. Helping the town grow were Marshal Mike Dunbar and his deputies, Ben Matheson and Rico Rodriguez. Also appearing were ... See full summary »

Stars: Joel McCrea, Jody McCrea, Robert Foulk, Robert Anderson

Votes: 23

NBC