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Lights Out is an extremely popular American old-time radio program, an early example of a network series devoted mostly to horror and the supernatural, predating Suspense and Inner Sanctum. Versions of Lights Out aired on different networks, at various times, from January 1934 to the summer of 1947 and the series eventually made the transition to television. Written by Pilot TV Network

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In 1951, "Lights Out" was being televised on Mondays at 9pm, was sponsored by Amident, and both the toothpaste and the show were doing well. Billboard Magazine for June 1951 stated "Lights Out" was the top-rated mystery/crime show on TV at that time. However, CBS debuted "I Love Lucy" in the same time spot that fall and "Lights Out" was canceled the next year. See more »

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Fine Sci-Fi for 1949!
16 February 2006 | by (San Diego, CA) – See all my reviews

I recall Burgess Meredith in an episode involving some sort of "Time Machine" episode of "Lights Out", a la a Twilight Zone script, but mostly I remember the opening of the show... A deep voice saying, "Lights Out!" when a candle blew out. The unidentified voice was a deep male one, and one I'll never forget. I was scared to death by this as a kid, and still thought it was extremely dramatic as an adult in re-runs on a now defunct cable network, maybe one called the 'Nostalgia Channel'. I wish this program could be shown again because the talent involved in the early television shows can never be equaled today. "Lights Out" may have been performed live and filmed on kinescope, and it may have been as imperfect as a stage play, but the drama was there, and the cast was always adept with timing and creativity.


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