Summer replacement series for "The Red Skeleton Show" during their annual hiatus from 1960-1962, this series featured unsold pilots for comedy series as well as reruns from other comedy anthology series.
Did You Know?
Although most of the comedy pilots that aired on this series were unremarkable, the notable exception was the first pilot for "Head of the Family" starring Carl Reiner
as television writer Rob Petrie, Barbara Britton
as his wife Laura and Jack Wakefield
as the star of the "show", Alan Sturdy. The pilot tanked, but the network liked the concept, so it was rewritten and recast with Dick Van Dyke
playing the lead role, Mary Tyler Moore
as his wife and Reiner as the bullying series star Alan Brady, and called The Dick Van Dyke Show
(1961). See more