MY FAVORITE TELEVISION SHOWS FROM THE 1950s AND 1960s

I was born in 1952. These are the television shows that I watched while growing up in Greene County, Pennsylvania.
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1.
The Outer Limits (1963 TV Series)
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An anthology series of insightful science fiction tales. (51 mins.)
 
2.
The Twilight Zone (1959 TV Series)
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Ordinary people find themselves in extraordinarily astounding situations, which they each try to solve in a remarkable manner. (51 mins.)
 
3.
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (1967 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The Smothers Brothers host a comedy variety show that became notorious for its topical satirical humor. (60 mins.)
 
4.
Mod Squad (1968 TV Series)
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Three young outsiders fight crime as undercover agents for the police. (One white, one black, one blonde.) (60 mins.)
Director: William Crain
 
5.
The Monkees (1966 TV Series)
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The misadventures of a struggling rock band. (30 mins.)
 
6.
Route 66 (1960 TV Series)
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The adventures of two young drifters across America. (60 mins.)
 
7.
Have Gun - Will Travel (1957 TV Series)
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The adventures of a gentlemanly gunfighter for hire. (25 mins.)
 
8.
Peter Gunn (1958 TV Series)
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The cases of a stylishly cool private detective. (30 mins.)
 
9.
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (1959 TV Series)
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Sensitive teenager Dobie Gillis (yes, Dobie being his real given name) exasperates his grocer father Herbert T... (30 mins.)
 
10.
Daniel Boone (1964 TV Series)
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Frontier hero Daniel Boone conducts surveys and expeditions around Boonesborough, running into both friendly and hostile Indians, just before and during the Revolutionary War. (60 mins.)
 
11.
The Addams Family (1964 TV Series)
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The misadventures of a blissfully macabre but extremely loving family. (30 mins.)
 
12.
CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite (1962 TV Series)
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(30 mins.)
Director: Arthur Bloom
 
13.
The Defenders (1961 TV Series)
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A Father-Son lawyer duo take a variety of cases that often deal with the important issues of the day. (60 mins.)
 
14.
Honey West (1965 TV Series)
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After the death of her father, sexy Honey West took over his high-tech private detective firm, assisted by rugged Sam Bolt and her pet ocelot Bruce. (30 mins.)
 
15.
Burke's Law (1963 TV Series)
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Amos Burke was a Los Angeles chief of detectives who was also a millionaire with a chauffeur-driven Rolls Royce... (60 mins.)
 
16.
The Steve Allen Show (1951 TV Series)
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(60 mins.)
Director: Fred Kelly
 
17.
The New Steve Allen Show (1961 TV Series)
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It was a show basically about laughing until you were in tears, or just falling down, doubling over with laughter... (48 mins.)
 
18.
The Steve Allen Show (1968 TV Series)
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(90 mins.)
 
19.
Broken Arrow (1956 TV Series)
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Indian Agent Tom Jeffords makes friends with Chief Cochise, becoming a blood brother of the Apache. Together they fight white schemers and renegade Indians. (30 mins.)
 
20.
Yancy Derringer (1958 TV Series)
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Yancy Derringer, an ex-Confederate soldier turned gambler, was a suave lady's man in New Orleans, Louisiana... (30 mins.)
 
21.
Naked City (1958 TV Series)
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The cases of the NYPD's 65th Precinct. (60 mins.)
 
22.
The Fugitive (1963 TV Series)
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A doctor, wrongly convicted for a murder he didn't commit, escapes custody and must stay ahead of the police to find the real killer. (51 mins.)
 
23.
Batman (1966 TV Series)
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The Caped Crusader and his young ward battlle evildoers in Gotham City in a bombastic 1960s colorized and updated versions of the 1940's black and white tv show based of the comic book hero's exploits. (25 mins.)
 
24.
The Green Hornet (1966 TV Series)
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A newspaper publisher and his Asian valet/martial arts expert battle crime as the feared Green Hornet and Kato. (99 mins.)
 
25.
The Lone Ranger (1949 TV Series)
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The adventures of the masked hero and his Native American partner. (30 mins.)
 
26.
The Wild Wild West (1965 TV Series)
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Two Secret Service agents, equipped with a wide array of gizmos, work for the government in the Old West. (50 mins.)
 
27.
Ironside (1967 TV Series)
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Wheelchair-bound detective Robert T. Ironside battles the bad guys on the streets of San Francisco. (60 mins.)
 
28.
Perry Mason (1957 TV Series)
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The cases of a master criminal defense attorney, handling the most difficult of cases in the aid of the innocent. (60 mins.)
 
29.
Rocky and His Friends (1959 TV Series)
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An comedic anthology featuring primarily the adventures of a heroic flying squirrel and his dumb moose friend. (30 mins.)
 
30.
The Bullwinkle Show (1960 TV Series)
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Rocky, a plucky flying squirrel and Bullwinkle, a bumbling but lovable moose, have a series of ongoing adventures. (30 mins.)
 
31.
The Invaders (1967 TV Series)
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David Vincent, an architect returning home after a hard, hard, day parks his car in an old ghost town... (51 mins.)
 
32.
I Spy (1965 TV Series)
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A pair of intelligence agents posing as a tennis pro and his coach go on secret missions around the world. (51 mins.)
 
33.
Get Smart (1965 TV Series)
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Bumbling Maxwell Smart, Agent 86 for CONTROL, battles the evil forces of KAOS with the help of his competent partner Agent 99. (25 mins.)
 
34.
The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. (1966 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
The missions of agent April Dancer of the United Network Command for Law and Enforcement. (60 mins.)
 
35.
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964 TV Series)
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The two top agents of the United Network Command for Law and Enforcement fight the enemies of peace, particularly the forces of THRUSH. (50 mins.)
 
36.
Thriller (1960 TV Series)
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Anthology series hosted by Boris Karloff that originally told ordinary tales of crime and mystery, but... (50 mins.)
 
37.
Dark Shadows (1966 TV Series)
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The rich Collins family of Collinsport, Maine is tormented by strange occurrences. (30 mins.)
 
38.
Star Trek (1966 TV Series)
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Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the Starship Enterprise explore the galaxy and defend the United Federation of Planets. (50 mins.)
 
39.
It's Happening (1968 TV Series)
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The Rock-and-Roll Variety Show that features Rock & Pop Acts, Celebrities, Games, etc. The show lasted for 2 seasons. (30 mins.)
 
40.
The Jonathan Winters Show (1967 TV Series)
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(60 mins.)
Director: Buddy Bregman
 
41.
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962 TV Series)
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Host Johnny Carson performs comedy routines and chats with various celebrities. (105 mins.)
 
42.
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1967 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The original rapid fire sketch comedy show. (60 mins.)
 
43.
It Takes a Thief (1968 TV Series)
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The adventures of suave cat burglar Alexander Mundy, who plies his trade for the U.S. Government. (51 mins.)
 
44.
T.H.E. Cat (1966 TV Series)
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T. Hewitt Edward Cat is a retired acrobat (also a retired thief) who has become a bodyguard. He works out of his friend's cafe... (30 mins.)
Director: Boris Sagal
 
45.
Mission: Impossible (1966 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
An elite covert operations unit carries out highly sensitive missions subject to official denial in the event of failure, death or capture. (50 mins.)
 
46.
That Girl (1966 TV Series)
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Ann Marie is a struggling actress living in New York City. In between trying to find jobs acting and modeling she has time for her boyfriend... (30 mins.)
 
47.
Then Came Bronson (1969 TV Series)
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A disillusioned reporter, James "Jim" Bronson, quits his job and starts wandering the road on his Harley-Davidson motorcycle as a form of soul-searching. He meets various characters. Some he helps, others he educates. (60 mins.)
 
48.
The New People (1969 TV Series)
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A group of young people crash land on a deserted island that was a never used atomic bomb test site... (45 mins.)
 
49.
The Richard Boone Show (1963 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
An anthology series starring Richard Boone as host and starred in about 50% of the shows. Each regular... (60 mins.)
 
50.
77 Sunset Strip (1958 TV Series)
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Stu Bailey and Jeff Spencer were the wisecracking, womanizing private detective heroes of this Warner Brothers drama... (60 mins.)
 
51.
The Ed Sullivan Show (1948 TV Series)
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The classic prime time variety show most famous for its vaudeville acts and rock music performances. (60 mins.)
Director: Kenneth Whelan
 
52.
Where the Action Is (1965 TV Series)
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A Rock & Roll Variety Show toured over the United States for the Spring & Fall Months except for Malibu... (60 mins.)
Director: Paul Alter, Gene Law
 
53.
Northwest Passage (1958 TV Series)
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Major Robert Rogers organized "Rogers Rangers" to search for the alleged waterway across the United... (25 mins.)
Director: Otto Lang
 
54.
Hawkeye and the Last of the Mohicans (1957 TV Series)
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Nat Cutler, known as Hawkeye, is a fur trader. With his faithful Indian companion Chingachgook, the last of the Mohican tribe... (30 mins.)
Director: Sam Newfield
 
55.
The Monroes (1966 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Five orphans try to survive as a family on the frontier. (60 mins.)
 
56.
You Bet Your Life (1950 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Groucho Marx hosts a quiz show which features a series of competitive questions and a great deal of humourous conversation. (30 mins.)
 
57.
Run for Your Life (1965 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Ben Gazzara plays a successful lawyer who is told by his doctor in the first episode that he will die in one to two years... (60 mins.)
 
58.
Room 222 (1969 TV Series)
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Black teacher Pete Dixon tries to teach the students at Walt Whitman High to be tolerant. He is assisted by girlfriend and school counselor Liz and student teacher (later teacher) Alice. The students love him. (30 mins.)
 
59.
East Side/West Side (1963 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
Neil Brock is a young social worker in the slums of New York City; his boss is Frieda Hechlinger; and Jane Foster is the office secretary... (60 mins.)
Director: Ron Winston
 
60.
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
A continuation of the dramatic anthology series Alfred Hitchcock Presents hosted by the master of suspense and mystery. (50 mins.)
 
61.
Lost in Space (1965 TV Series)
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A space colony family struggles to survive when a spy/accidental stowaway throws their ship hopelessly off course. (60 mins.)
 
62.
Science Fiction Theatre (1955 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
In this science-fiction anthology series host Truman Bradley introduces stories extrapolated from actual scientific data available in the 1950's... (25 mins.)
 
63.
One Step Beyond (1959 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Produced at the same time as the more well-known Twilight Zone, this series fed the nation's growing... (25 mins.)
 
64.
American Bandstand (1952 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
On this show, Dick Clark hosts a daily to weekly dance show that features the latest hit music for the attending teens to dance to. In addition, the show has performances by popular musicians and audience members rate songs. (90 mins.)
 
65.
Hullabaloo (1965 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
This was a Pop Rock weekly variety show seen on NBC As with ABC TVs "Shindig", which began 4 months earlier... (60 mins.)
Director: Steve Binder
 
66.
Shindig! (1964 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A musical variety show featuring the biggest acts in rock-n-roll performing their latest hits. (60 mins.)
 
67.
Sea Hunt (1958 TV Series)
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Mike Nelson is a Scuba Diver in the days when it was still very new. He works alone and the plot was... (30 mins.)
 
68.
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1964 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The submarine Seaview is commissioned to investigate the mysteries of the seas. Usually it finds more problems than answers... (52 mins.)
 
69.
Jeopardy! (1964 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
The classic game show with a twist; the answers are revealed, but it's up to the contestants to supply the questions... (30 mins.)
 
70.
Matty's Funnies with Beany and Cecil (1959 TV Series)
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(30 mins.)
 
71.
The Hollywood Palace (1964 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Various guest hosts present a musical variety show. (60 mins.)
 
72.
The Lone Ranger (1966 TV Series)
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(30 mins.)
“ The animated series with cool surrealistic art! ” - ToddTamanendClark
 
73.
Fantastic Four (1967 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Four costumed superheroes battle the world's most terrifying villains. (30 mins.)
 
74.
The Courtship of Eddie's Father (1969 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Widower Tom Corbett raises his young son Eddie. (30 mins.)
 
75.
Ben Casey (1961 TV Series)
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Gritty realistic hospital drama featuring manly Dr. Casey against the medical establishment, at first under the watchful eye of Dr. Zorba and later under the thumb of Chief of Surgery Dr. Freeland. (60 mins.)
 
76.
Dr. Kildare (1961 TV Series)
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The dramatic relationship between a young medical intern and his surgeon mentor. (60 mins.)
 
77.
Spider-Man (1967 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Original cartoon series based on the web-slinging Marvel comic book character, Peter Parker, who, after being bit by a radioactive spider, assumes extraordinary powers.
 
78.
The Time Tunnel (1966 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Two scientists with a secret time travel project find themselves trapped in the time stream and appearing in notable periods of history. (60 mins.)
 
79.
Iron Man (1966 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
An inventive munitions industrialist fights the forces of evil using a revolutionary suit of power armor.
 
80.
Hulk (1966 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
The adventures of a nuclear scientist cursed with the tendency to turning into a huge green brute under stress.
 
81.
The Jetsons (1962 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
The misadventures of a futuristic family. (25 mins.)
 
82.
The New Casper Cartoon Show (1963 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
 
83.
Courageous Cat and Minute Mouse (1960 TV Series)
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(30 mins.)
 
84.
The Batman/Superman Hour (1968 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
The Dynamic Duo battles crime in Gotham City. (60 mins.)