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The Sixth Sense 

Dr. Michael Rhodes is a college professor with an interest in the paranormal. He and his assistant Nancy spend much of their time investigating mysteries involving extra-sensory perception,... See full summary »




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Complete series cast summary:
Gary Collins ...  Dr. Michael Rhodes 24 episodes, 1972
Rod Serling ...  Self - Host / ... 20 episodes, 1972


Dr. Michael Rhodes is a college professor with an interest in the paranormal. He and his assistant Nancy spend much of their time investigating mysteries involving extra-sensory perception, spirits, possessions, and other such experiences. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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A weekly adventure into the psychic unknown - the world of ESP,


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This show was edited from sixty minute episodes to thirty minutes and added to Night Gallery (1969) for syndication. Because this show essentially ran for one season, it had too few episodes to sell to local stations in syndication, as those stations want a series with a certain number of episodes to keep their audience from tiring from constant repeats. By combining the two shows into one, it was much easier to sell the combined package of both shows. See more »

Alternate Versions

All twenty-five episodes of this series were edited to 30 minute length and were added to the syndicated run of Night Gallery, with new introductions by Rod Serling added to tie it into the other series. This was done in order to augment "Night Gallery"'s syndication package. See more »


Referenced in The Doom Generation (1995) See more »

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Better than Night Gallery
27 March 2019 | by stones78See all my reviews

There, I said it! The funny thing is that The Sixth Sense is MUCH better than the more celebrated Night Gallery, even though I enjoy both shows. This review isn't really meant to rip the more popular show of the 2, but they both really go hand in hand. From what I read, and it's been a while, is that TSS piggybacked off of TNG during those crazy 70's ESP years, and was not given the proper respect is most definitely deserved; in fact, if you're lucky enough to catch the show on the tube like I did a few years ago, you'll find the show severely edited, and that hurts the quality. I was skeptical about this show at first, as Gary Collins and his turtleneck and big Chevy did nothing for me, but I did become a fan soon after, as the man can actually act, plus the stories were less silly than the ahem...other show. There's also many familiar faces(I won't name all of them though), such as Will Geer, June Allyson, Joseph Campanella, Joan Crawford, Sandra Dee, John Saxon, William Shatner, Steve Forrest, Patty Duke, Larry Linville, Tom Bosley, and Jessica Walter, although there's many others. It's difficult for me to understand why this show wasn't more popular, and I suppose that adds to the charm, but I bet there's many out there who would really enjoy seeing The Sixth Sense, even for the first time. I'm just glad I recorded many episodes a few years ago, and while their severely edited, it's better than not having them!

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Release Date:

15 January 1972 (USA) See more »

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Universal Television See more »
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(25 episodes)

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Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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