1955 Fall TV Schedule

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1. The 20th Century-Fox Hour (1955–1957)

60 min | Drama

8.3
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An anthology of mini-features, new productions largely consisted of hasty retreads of successful 20th Century Fox movies.

Stars: Joseph Cotten, Carl Benton Reid, Grandon Rhodes, Robert Foulk

Votes: 92

CBS

2. The Adventures of Champion (1955–1956)

30 min | Adventure, Western

7.5
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The exploits of Champion, a wild stallion who befriends twelve year-old Ricky North in the American Southwest in the 1880's. Although Ricky, who lived on his Uncle Sandy's ranch, had a ... See full summary »

Stars: Champion, Barry Curtis, Jim Bannon, Blaze

Votes: 82

CBS

3. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1955–1960)

Approved | 30 min | Action, Adventure, Family

7.9
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A long-running series of adventures featuring Robin of Loxley - Robin Hood - and his group of Sherwood-Forest-based freedom fighters. Robin and his men protected England from the evil ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Greene, Victor Woolf, Archie Duncan, Alexander Gauge

Votes: 551

CBS

4. The Alcoa Hour (1955–1957)

60 min | Drama

7.2
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This live series featured adaptations of other works (novels, plays, et cetera) plus original works for the show. It was primarily dramas, but a few musicals also were presented. The show ... See full summary »

Stars: Luis Van Rooten, Loïs Bolton, Robert Emhardt, Robert Dryden

Votes: 52

NBC

5. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)

TV-14 | 25 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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Series of unrelated short stories covering elements of crime, horror, drama, and comedy about people of different backgrounds committing murders, suicides, thefts, and other sorts of crime caused by certain motivations, perceived or not.

Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Harry Tyler, John Williams, Patricia Hitchcock

Votes: 11,324

CBS

6. The Big Surprise (1955–1957)

30 min | Game-Show

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Stars: Jack Barry, Jack Clark, Lorraine Rogers, Mike Wallace

NBC

7. Brave Eagle (1955–1956)

30 min | Western

8.3
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Reflecting the Native American viewpoint in the settlement of the American West, This was the first series where an American Indian was the lead character.

Stars: Keith Larsen, Anthony Numkena, Kim Winona, Bert Wheeler

Votes: 53

CBS

8. Casablanca (1955– )

60 min | Drama

5.9
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This was the first attempt by Warner Brothers to make the.movie classic into a.series. it was part of a revolving group of shows that included Kings Row on a show called Warner Brothers Presents.

Stars: Charles McGraw, Marcel Dalio, Dan Seymour, Michael Fox

Votes: 35

ABC

9. Cheyenne (1955–1963)

60 min | Western

8.1
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After the Civil War, nomadic adventurer Cheyenne Bodie roamed the west looking for fights, women, and bad guys to beat up. His job changed from episode to episode.

Stars: Clint Walker, Clyde Howdy, Chuck Hicks, Lane Chandler

Votes: 1,019

ABC

10. Crossroads (1955–1957)

30 min | Drama

7.9
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The anthology series dramatized the lives of clergymen of all faiths and the problems they faced in both their professional and personal lives.

Stars: Robert Carson, Frank J. Scannell, Douglass Dumbrille, G. Pat Collins

Votes: 54

ABC

11. Crusader (1955–1956)

30 min | Drama

8.4
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In revenge for the Communist government in Poland having sent his mother to a concentration camp where she died, Matt Anders devotes himself to freeing others from totalitarian countries.

Stars: Brian Keith, Edwin Reimers, Arthur Space, Leon Askin

Votes: 28

CBS

12. Frontier (1955–1956)

30 min | Western

7.8
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An unglamorized look at the settling of the American West with pioneers dealing with the elements, beset with nefarious characters and other problems that test their fortitude.

Stars: Walter Coy, Scott Forbes, Dabbs Greer, Jack Kelly

Votes: 24

NBC

13. Grand Ole Opry (1955– )

60 min | Documentary, Family, Music

8.3
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Country music series that represented the first televised attempt to present the Grand Ole Opry as a regular series.

Stars: Minnie Pearl, Rod Brasfield, Eddie Hill, Carl Smith

Votes: 14

ABC

14. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.0
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Marshal Matt Dillon keeps the peace in the rough and tumble Dodge City.

Stars: James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis

Votes: 3,856

CBS

15. It's Always Jan (1955–1956)

30 min | Comedy

7.2
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Widowed nightclub singer Janis Stewart struggles to raise 10 year old Josie. She shares a small apartment with aspiring actress Val and producer's secretary Pat. Stanley is their friendly neighborhood deli employee.

Stars: Janis Paige, Patricia Bright, Jeri Lou James, Merry Anders

Votes: 6

CBS

16. The Johnny Carson Show (1955–1956)

30 min | Comedy, Music

8.4
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Comedy routines, featuring Johnny Carson and guests, and singing were the theme of this program.

Stars: Johnny Carson, James Arness, Dimitri Tiomkin, Jack Albertson

Votes: 83

CBS

17. Kings Row (1955–1956)

60 min | Drama

7.9
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Stars: Natalie Wood, John Alderson, Isa Ashdown, Nadine Ashdown

Votes: 20

ABC

18. The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955–1961)

30 min | Western

7.7
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Marshal Earp keeps the law, first in Kansas and later in Arizona, using his over-sized pistols and a variety of sidekicks. Most of the saga is based loosely on fact, with historical badguys... See full summary »

Stars: Hugh O'Brian, Jimmy Noel, Ethan Laidlaw, Bill Coontz

Votes: 506

ABC

19. MGM Parade (1955–1956)

30 min | Documentary

6.4
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The original concept of the show was to allow the viewer to see the inner workings of a movie studio and featured interviews with MGM stars and explanations of how movies were made. Later, ... See full summary »

Stars: George Murphy, Walter Pidgeon, Janet Lake, Luana Lee

Votes: 74

ABC

20. Navy Log (1955–1958)

30 min | History, War

8.3
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Showed featured dramatic reenactments of true Naval events taken from the files of the Defense Department. The episodes generally featured little known actors although better known performers sometimes hosted.

Stars: Robert Carson, Robert Shayne, George Conrad, John Close

Votes: 81

CBS

21. The People's Choice (1955–1958)

30 min | Comedy

8.3
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Socrates "Sock" Miller joins the city council, clashing with the mayor John Peoples. Sock dates then marries his daughter Mandy complicating things. Sock has a basset named Cleo who shares her thoughts and best friend Rollo.

Stars: Jackie Cooper, Patricia Breslin, Bernadette, Mary Jane Croft

Votes: 90

NBC

22. The Phil Silvers Show (1955–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Family

8.5
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Sgt. Ernie Bilko is the ultimate con man. He runs the motor pool at a small Kansas US Army Camp. Colonel Hall, nominally in charge of the base tries to keep Bilko's plans in check. Bilko ... See full summary »

Stars: Phil Silvers, Harvey Lembeck, Paul Ford, Allan Melvin

Votes: 1,120

a.k.a "You'll Never Get Rich"

CBS

23. Playwrights '56 (1955– )

60 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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Stars: Gene Saks, Steven Hill, Meg Mundy, Frederick O'Neal

Votes: 20

a.k.a. "Pontiac Presents Playwrights '56"

NBC

24. Screen Directors Playhouse (1955–1956)

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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Presented by Eastman Kodak, the program was a series of original scripts directed by acclaimed directors and featuring well known performers. The stories ranged from musicals to comedies and dramas.

Stars: Arthur Q. Bryan, Bill Erwin, Macdonald Carey, George Sanders

Votes: 98

NBC

25. Sergeant Preston of the Yukon (1955–1958)

30 min | Action, Western

7.8
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Canadian Mountie Sgt. Preston patrols the wilds of the Yukon with his horse Rex and his faithful dog Yukon King, battling both the elements and criminals.

Stars: Dick Simmons, Yukon King, Vic Perrin, Rex

Votes: 251

CBS

26. Star Stage (1955–1956)

30 min | Drama

6.9
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The show featured 2-act plays; 2/3rds were live and the rest on film.

Stars: Jeffrey Lynn, Joseph Cotten, Paul Douglas, Georgann Johnson

Votes: 7

NBC

27. Talent Varieties (1955– )

60 min | Music

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Country and western show with amateur talent trying to break into show business.

Star: Slim Wilson

ABC

28. Wanted (1955–1956)

30 min | Drama, Crime

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Actual cases from the files of the FBI with the actual participants in the real case playing themselves.

Star: Walter McGraw

CBS