Rod Serling Poster

Other Works

  • Books: Edited several volumes of novelizations based upon The Twilight Zone (1959).
  • Comic book: Lent his image to a comic book version of The Twilight Zone (1959) that continued to feature Serling "narrating" stories for several years after his death.
  • (1985, 2002) His image is visible in the opening credits of The Twilight Zone (1985) and The Twilight Zone (2002).
  • (1973) Unsold pilot: Wrote the teleplay for a sitcom pilot for CBS called "We Two", about a widower whose only son died during World War II who "adopts" a black orphan whose father was killed in Vietnam. The pilot starred Herschel Bernardi and Damon Ketchens.
  • (1970s) Radio: Was host for the first season of the "CBS Mystery Theater" syndicated to radio stations in the early 1970s, introducing and concluding each story in similar fashion as he did for his classic The Twilight Zone (1959)
  • (1974) He wrote the original treatment for the CBS television series Planet of the Apes (1974) as well as two proposed scripts. While he was uncredited for his contribution, he created the basic format followed in the subsequent series--two astronauts and a chimpanzee trying to survive while pursued by leaders of the Apes civilization.
  • Playwright: "Requiem for a Heavyweight" (filmed as Requiem for a Heavyweight (1962), Requiem for a Heavyweight (1956), Requiem for a Heavyweight (1957)).
  • (1975) Though uncredited, he wrote the first drafts of the television miniseries The Blue Knight (1975) starring William Holden.
  • (1973-74) Radio: Host of the syndicated show "The Zero Hour".
  • (1969-70) Television:Host, "Rod Serling's Wonderful World Of...", KNXT- TV, Los Angeles, and syndication. Episode titles include 'Congestion,' 'Crime,' 'Deception,' 'Gluttony,' 'Idoltry,' 'Incompetence,'Junk,' 'Prejudice,' 'Obsolescence,' 'Profanity,' 'Propaganda,' and 'Snobbery.'
  • Book: "Rod Serling's Triple W--Witches, Warlocks, and Werewolves".
  • (1969) Panelist, ABC-TV, during the network's coverage of the 1969 manned moon landing, along with Frederik Pohl, John Pierce and Isaac Asimov.
  • Narrator, various informational films produced in the early to mid-70s on a wide range of topics, including alcoholism, radioactive waste, and new sources of energy. Producers included James L. Ruhle and Associates, Inc.
  • (1968) Though uncredited, he wrote the first drafts of the television adaptation of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1968)).
  • (1967) Print ad: Famous Writer's School.
  • (1964) Film short: Narrator, "To the Moon and Beyond".
  • Panelist, week of July 18, 1963, "The Art Linkletter Show."
  • (1971) TV commercial: Ford automobiles.
  • (2008) Stage: Wrote "Requiem for a Heavyweight," performed at the Shattered Globe Theatre in Chicago, Illinois, with Sean Sullivan in the cast. The crew included Nick Sandys (fight choreographer), Lou Contey (director), Kevin Hagan (scenic designer), Mike Durst (lighting designer), and Mike Tutaj (sound designer).
  • (12/6/68) Television: Guest of honor on "George Jessel's Here Come the Stars," syndicated series.
  • (5/1/66) Television: Appeared on "The Magic of Broadcasting," CBS-TV Special.
  • (1963) "Let Us Continue" is a short work Serling wrote for the USIA, to show continuity of intention between the late President Kennedy and the incoming President Johnson. It was narrated by E.G. Marshall. It has no director credit, but played last night at the Billy Wilder Theatre as part of a Rod Serling retrospective co-sponsored by UCLA.
  • (1970s) TV commercial: Mazda RX-4.
  • Book: "Rod Serling's 'Night Gallery' Reader 2".
  • Book: "Rod Serling's 'Night Gallery' Reader".
  • Book: "Night Gallery".
  • Book: "Rod Serling's Devils & Demons".
  • Book: "Requiem for a Heavyweight".
  • (January 15, 1970) Guest on the daytime talk show "Boutique" hosted by Steve Dunne and Stephanie Edwards. Rod talks about his new KNXT series, also on the program was artist Clair Falkenstein.
  • (1983-1984 season) His play, "Requiem for a Heavyweight," was performed in a world premiere at the Long Wharf Theatre (Mainstage) in New Haven, Connecticut before transferred to New York City. Arvin Brown was director. Marjorie B. Kellogg was set designer. Bill Walker was costume designer. Ronald Wallace was lighting designer. Thomas Fay was composer.

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