1950 Fall TV Schedule

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1.
The Adventures of Ellery Queen (1950 TV Series)
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The first TV adaptation of the adventures of super sleuth Ellery Queen, broadcast live from Hollywood... (30 mins.)
“ DuMont ” - raisleygordon
 
2.
All Star Revue (1950 TV Series)
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This early comedy program started off with a rotating cast of four famous comedians, each of whom would take turns hosting the show... (60 mins.)
“ a.k.a "Four Star Revue"

NBC ” - raisleygordon
 
3.
Beulah (1950 TV Series)
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A comedy series of a family with the central role pointed to their Negro domestic who pulls the weekly family situations together with more common sense than all of the other family members. (30 mins.)
Director: Jean Yarbrough
“ ABC ” - raisleygordon
 
4.
Big Town (1950 TV Series)
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"Big Town" was a long running and highly successful network radio series (1937- 1952) and film series... (30 mins.)
“ CBS ” - raisleygordon
 
5.
The Billy Rose Show (1950 TV Series)
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(30 mins.)
Director: Jed Harris
“ ABC ” - raisleygordon
 
6.
Can You Top This (1950 TV Series)
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(30 mins.)
“ ABC ” - raisleygordon
 
7.
Chance of a Lifetime (1950 TV Series)
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At first, it was a guessing game; but in 1952 the format changed to being a talent contest. (30 mins.)
“ ABC ” - raisleygordon
 
8.
The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950 TV Series)
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This was a Colgate sponsored Comedy hour that featured many notable Comedians and Entertainers of the era as Guest Stars. (60 mins.)
“ NBC ” - raisleygordon
 
9.
The College Bowl (1950 TV Series)
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Chico Ravelli runs a soda shop near a college campus, where the students hang out, exchange wisecracks, and sing. (30 mins.)
“ ABC ” - raisleygordon
 
10.
Danger (1950 TV Series)
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Live psychological and murder mystery dramas and one of the first U.S. TV dramas to make effective use of background music. (30 mins.)
“ CBS ” - raisleygordon
 
11.
The Frank Sinatra Show (1950 TV Series)
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The Frank Sinatra Show (also known as Bulova Watch Time) was an American musical variety series hosted by Frank Sinatra from 1950 to 1952. (60 mins.)
“ CBS ” - raisleygordon
 
12.
The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (1950 TV Series)
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Neighbor Blanche Morton frequently joins Gracie in escapades which annoy hubby Harry and provide George with an opportunity to offer a humorous soliloquy. (30 mins.)
“ CBS ” - raisleygordon
 
13.
The Hank McCune Show (1950 TV Series)
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(30 mins.)
Director: Charles Maxwell
“ NBC ” - raisleygordon
 
14.
Hold That Camera (1950 TV Series)
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An American game show that turned into a Variety series just after a few episodes. Originally hosted by Jimmy Blaine, but after the overhaul, Miss Television 1948, Kyle MacDonnell took over the hosting duties. (30 mins.)
“ DuMont ” - raisleygordon
 
15.
Hollywood Theatre Time (1950 TV Series)
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An assortment of variety shows, dramatic presentations, scenes from famous plays, and situation comedies. (30 mins.)
“ a.k.a. "Hollywood Premiere Theater"

ABC ” - raisleygordon
 
16.
The Horace Heidt Show (1950 TV Series)
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(30 mins.)
Director: Basil Wrangell
“ CBS ” - raisleygordon
 
17.
I Cover Times Square (1950 TV Series)
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(30 mins.)
Director: Murray Bennett
“ ABC ” - raisleygordon
 
18.
The Jack Benny Program (1950 TV Series)
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The comic misadventures of the skinflint comedian and his friends. (30 mins.)
“ CBS ” - raisleygordon
 
19.
Life with Linkletter (1950 TV Series)
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Variety show on ABC starring Art Linkletter. (30 mins.)
“ ABC ” - raisleygordon
 
20.
Lux Video Theatre (1950 TV Series)
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Live dramatic shows featuring Hollywood stars. Initially, the show was a thirty-minute weekly show, but when it moved to NBC in August 1954... (30 mins.)
“ CBS ” - raisleygordon
 
21.
The Magnavox Theater (1950 TV Series)
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(60 mins.)
“ CBS ” - raisleygordon
 
22.
The Most Important People (1950 TV Series)
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(15 mins.)
“ DuMont ” - raisleygordon
 
23.
Musical Comedy Time (1950 TV Series)
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Live adaptations of operettas and Broadway musical comedies. (60 mins.)
“ NBC ” - raisleygordon
 
24.
Nash Airflyte Theatre (1950 TV Series)
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Live anthology series featuring a wide format of stories, e.g., western, musical comedy, dramatic, etc. (30 mins.)
“ CBS ” - raisleygordon
 
25.
The New Truth and Consequences (1950 TV Series)
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Contestants must perform an embarrassing stunt if they fail to answer a question correctly. (30 mins.)
“ a.k.a "Truth or Consequences"

CBS ” - raisleygordon
 
26.
The Paul Winchell Show (1950 TV Series)
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The Paul Winchell Show, or The Paul Winchell and Jerry Mahoney Show, or The Spiedel Show, was a variety program which aired on NBC prime time from 1950 to 1954, starring ventriloquist Paul Winchell and his dummy, Jerry Mahoney. (1950)
“ a.k.a "The Speidel Show"

NBC ” - raisleygordon
 
27.
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (1948 TV Series)
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Perry Como was an American Singer, who got his start on NBC Radio. In 1948, Because of his popularity... (60 mins.)
“ a.k.a "The Perry Como Show"

CBS ” - raisleygordon
 
28.
The Prudential Family Playhouse (1950 TV Series)
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Live dramatic series featuring top rated actors in adaptations of Broadway plays or top rated novels. (60 mins.)
“ CBS ” - raisleygordon
 
29.
Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (1950 TV Series)
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Dramatic anthology series presenting plays adopted from Pulitzer Prize winning stories, plays, novels, etc. (60 mins.)
Director: Lawrence Carra
“ ABC ” - raisleygordon
 
30.
Sandy Dreams (1949 TV Series)
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(30 mins.)
Director: Klaus Landsberg
“ ABC ” - raisleygordon
 
31.
Showtime, U.S.A. (1950 TV Series)
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(30 mins.)
“ ABC ” - raisleygordon
 
32.
Sing It Again (1950 TV Series)
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(30 mins.)
“ CBS ” - raisleygordon
 
33.
Somerset Maugham TV Theatre (1950 TV Series)
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(30 mins.)
“ a.k.a "Teller of Tales"

CBS ” - raisleygordon
 
34.
Star of the Family (1950 TV Series)
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During the first year, the theme of this variety show as to interview people who were related to famous... (30 mins.)
Director: Norman Frank
“ CBS ” - raisleygordon
 
35.
Star Time (1950 TV Series)
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(60 mins.)
“ DuMont ” - raisleygordon
 
36.
Stars Over Hollywood (1950 TV Series)
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Filmed dramatic anthology series featuring lesser known actors. (30 mins.)
“ NBC ” - raisleygordon
 
37.
Susan Raye (1950 TV Series)
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Susan Raye was a singer and pianist who entertained the audience with music. (15 mins.)
Stars: Susan Raye
“ DuMont ” - raisleygordon
 
38.
Take a Chance (1950 TV Series)
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Short lived (2-1/2 months) live quiz show with members of the studio audience being selected as contestants to win cash. (30 mins.)
Stars: Don Ameche
“ NBC ” - raisleygordon
 
39.
Treasury Men in Action (1950 TV Series)
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A squad of Treasury Department agents, headed by "The Chief", go after counterfeiters and other criminals who commit crimes that fall under the Treasure Department's jurisdiction. (30 mins.)
“ ABC ” - raisleygordon
 
40.
TV Club (1950 TV Series)
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Don McNeil had a very successful morning radio show from 1933 to 1968. This was an attempt to bring the same thing (regulars plus guest stars) to nighttime television). His signature in both mediums: "Be good to yourself." (60 mins.)
“ a.k.a. "Don McNeil's TV Club"

ABC ” - raisleygordon
 
41.
The Vaughn Monroe Show (1950 TV Series)
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Musical variety show with guest starts joining Vaughn Monroe who did most of the singing. (30 mins.)
“ CBS ” - raisleygordon
 
42.
You Bet Your Life (1950 TV Series)
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Groucho Marx hosts a quiz show which features a series of competitive questions and a great deal of humourous conversation. (30 mins.)
“ NBC ” - raisleygordon