1952 Fall TV Schedule

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1. The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (1952–1966)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.5
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As the sons age, we go through their teenage dating problems, marriage and careers.

Stars: Ozzie Nelson, Harriet Nelson, David Nelson, Ricky Nelson

Votes: 843

ABC

2. All Star News (1952– )

60 min | News

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Stars: Leo Cherne, Gordon Fraser, Pauline Frederick, Bryson Rash

ABC

3. Anywhere, U.S.A. (1952– )

30 min | Drama

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Produced by the Health Information Foundation, this program presented a series of dramatizations intended to get Americans informed about their own health and the progress of medical ... See full summary »

Stars: Eddie Dowling, Robert Preston

ABC

4. Balance Your Budget (1952–1953)

30 min | Game-Show

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Stars: Bert Parks, Lynn Connor, Lee Vines

CBS

5. Biff Baker, U.S.A. (1952–1954)

30 min | Adventure

8.0
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A Husband-and-Wife Spy Team pose as American Importers behind the Iron Curtain.

Stars: Alan Hale Jr., Randy Stuart, John Wengraf, Charles Bronson

Votes: 44

CBS

6. The Buick Circus Hour (1952– )

60 min | Comedy, Family, Music

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A once-a-month replacement for Milton Berle's Texaco Star Theatre, it was a one-hour variety show with a circus theme. Hosted by Jimmy Durante.

Stars: Milton Berle, Ben Blue, Joe E. Brown, Dippy Diers

NBC

7. Cavalcade of America (1952–1957)

60 min | Drama

8.8
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Cavalcade of America documented historical events using stories of individual courage, initiative and achievement, often with feel-good dramatizations of the human spirit's triumph against all odds.

Stars: James Seay, Richard Gaines, Raymond Greenleaf, Robert Foulk

Votes: 41

NBC

8. Dark of Night (1952–1953)

30 min

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The drama of this show took place in real locations in and around New York City including Bretano's Books, Idlewild Airport, and Schaeffer Brewing. The story revolved around a new set of characters each episode.

Stars: Joseph Holland, Grant Sullivan, Bruno Wick

DuMont

9. Doc Corkle (1952– )

30 min | Comedy

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Doc is a dentist plagued with money problems, teenage daughter problems (she's to marry a millionaire), and a screwball stepsister Melinda. The series was quickly dropped and replaced by "Mr. Peepers" (1952).

Stars: Arthur Q. Bryan, Billie Burke, Chester Conklin, Hope Emerson

NBC

10. The Doctor (1952–1953)

30 min | Drama

6.8
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Warner Anderson seldom acted in any of the episodes of this medical anthology, which were mostly concerned with emotional problems; he always presented the stories and provided commentary ... See full summary »

Stars: Warner Anderson, Wesley Addy, Anne Jackson, Stella Andrew

Votes: 14

NBC

11. Enterprise (1952–1958)

30 min | Documentary

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Documentary films about American industry.

ABC

12. Famous Fights from Madison Square Garden (1952– )

15 min | Documentary, Sport

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DuMont

13. Football Sidelines (1952– )

15 min | Documentary, Sport

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Star: Harry Wismer

DuMont

14. The Ford Television Theatre (1952–1957)

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

8.6
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The show started in New York with Broadway actors. It then moved to Hollywood where Hollywood actors headed the cast.

Stars: Philip Carey, Laraine Day, Willis Bouchey, Thomas Mitchell

Votes: 104

a.k.a "Ford Theatre"

NBC

15. Four Star Playhouse (1952–1956)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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This show featured four rotating stars, Charles Boyer, David Niven, Ida Lupino and Dick Powell in individual episodes consisting of everything from comedy to drama.

Stars: David Niven, Dick Powell, Charles Boyer, Ida Lupino

Votes: 111

CBS

16. The Gulf Playhouse (1952–1953)

30 min | Drama

3.9
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This live show was seen through the "eye" of the camera. The actors in each episode would talk to the camera as if it were a person.

Stars: Mildred Dunnock, James Westerfield, Eddie Bracken, Henry Jones

Votes: 21

NBC

17. Heaven for Betsy (1952– )

15 min | Comedy

7.0
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Stars: Jack Lemmon, Cynthia Stone, Cliff Hall

Votes: 5

CBS

18. The Herman Hickman Show (1952–1953)

15 min | Sport

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Stars: Herman Hickman, Rex Marshall

NBC

19. I Married Joan (1952–1955)

30 min | Comedy

8.1
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The adventures of the scatterbrained wife of a respected city judge.

Stars: Joan Davis, Jim Backus, Geraldine Carr, Sandra Gould

Votes: 239

NBC

20. The Jackie Gleason Show (1952–1959)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy

8.8
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Live variety show with TV favorite Jackie Gleason.

Stars: Jack Lescoulie, The June Taylor Dancers, Jackie Gleason, Ray Bloch

Votes: 185

CBS

21. The Jane Froman Show (1952– )

15 min | Music

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A music show which started off half-hour. Later, it aired in 15-minute time-slot. Jane Froman sang songs.

Stars: Jane Froman, Peter Birch, John Raitt

a.k.a "U.S.A. Canteen"

CBS

22. Leave It to Larry (1952– )

30 min | Comedy

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Larry Tucker, a young married man with two children (Stevie and Harriet), not only works for his father-in-law in a shoe store but lives in the same house. This togetherness made life ... See full summary »

Stars: Eddie Albert, Ed Begley, Betty Kean, Glenn Walken

CBS

23. Life with Luigi (1952– )

30 min | Comedy

7.3
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An American radio situation comedy series that was short lived as a TV series.

Stars: J. Carrol Naish, Jody Gilbert, Alan Reed, Mary Shipp

Votes: 14

CBS

24. Meet Millie (1952–1956)

30 min | Comedy

8.1
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Stars: Elena Verdugo, Florence Halop, Marvin Kaplan, Roland Winters

Votes: 14

CBS

25. Mr. & Mrs. North (1952– )

30 min | Comedy, Mystery, Romance

7.9
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Jerry and Pamela North live in Greenwich Village in New York City. Jerry is a mystery magazine publisher who thinks he is a good amateur detective. He and his wife investigate various crimes and solve them before the police do.

Stars: Richard Denning, Barbara Britton, Francis De Sales, Lowell Gilmore

Votes: 124

CBS

26. Music Hall (1952– )

15 min | Music

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A music series aired in a 15-minute time-slot. Patti Page sang songs, and episodes also featured a guest performer.

Stars: Patti Page, Frank Fontaine, Mary Ellen Terry

a.k.a. "Scott Music Hall"

NBC

27. Our Miss Brooks (1952–1956)

30 min | Comedy, Family

8.2
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Miss Brooks teaches English at Madison High, rents a room from Mrs. Davis, gets rides to school with student Walter, fights with Principal Conklin, and tries to snag shy biology teacher ... See full summary »

Stars: Eve Arden, Gale Gordon, Jane Morgan, Robert Rockwell

Votes: 354

CBS

28. The Red Buttons Show (1952–1955)

30 min | Comedy

8.7
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When this show was on CBS it ran in a variety format. When it went to NBC it became a sitcom. Red Buttons was very popular. Red won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor.

Stars: Red Buttons, Pat Carroll, Eartha Kitt, Joni James

Votes: 20

CBS

29. Short Short Dramas (1952–1953)

15 min | Comedy, Drama

8.3
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Model Ruth Woods hosted this anthology series of twice-weekly one act plays. The stories could be either dramatic or light comedy with a different cast for each episode. The series ran for ... See full summary »

Stars: Henry Jones, June Dayton, Bernard Burke, Frank Albertson

Votes: 15

NBC

30. Stage a Number (1952–1953)

Comedy, Family, Music

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A live prime-time talent showcase for aspiring writers, dancers, choreographers, actors, singers, and other performers and backstage people. A celebrity panel chose two favorite ... See full summary »

Star: Bill Wendell

DuMont

31. Steve Randall (1952–1953)

30 min | Drama

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Steve Randall, a private detective, is a disbarred lawyer who turned to detective work in the hope that he can become a lawyer again. He investigates murder and blackmail crimes and, in the... See full summary »

Stars: Melvyn Douglas, Olive Deering, Fred Irving Lewis, Mary Beth Hughes

DuMont

32. This Is the Life (1952–1988)

30 min | Drama, Family

6.7
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Long-running religious series featuring dramatizations of contemporary problems and how they were resolved using a Christian solution.

Stars: Nelson Leigh, Kathy Garver, John Bryant, Mary Ellen Kay

Votes: 30

a.k.a "The Fisher Family"

ABC

33. Two for the Money (1952–1957)

30 min | Family, Game-Show

7.7
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Stars: Walter O'Keefe, Glenn Boyington, Vic Damone, Mason Gross

Votes: 15

NBC

34. Where Was I? (1952–1953)

30 min | Family, Game-Show

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Quiz show with the panelists attempting to guess a location by looking at photos and listening to clues.

Stars: Dan Seymour, Ken Roberts, John Reed King, Nancy Guild

DuMont