Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Stream TV Shows from the 1950s

54 TV shows from the 1950s available to stream on Amazon

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1. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)

2. Bonanza (1959–1973)

3. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)


4. Leave It to Beaver (1957–1963)

5. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)

6. Have Gun - Will Travel (1957–1963)


7. Adventures of Superman (1952–1958)

8. Father Knows Best (1954–1960)

9. The Lone Ranger (1949–1957)

10. Maverick (1957–1962)

11. The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)

12. The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (1959–1963)

13. Mister Ed (1958–1966)

14. The Donna Reed Show (1958–1966)

15. Dennis the Menace (1959–1963)

16. The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (1952–1966)


17. Naked City (1958–1963)

18. Yancy Derringer (1958–1959)

19. Peter Gunn (1958–1961)

20. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1955–1960)

21. The Abbott and Costello Show (1952–1957)

22. Sherlock Holmes (1954–1955)

23. Colonel March of Scotland Yard (1956– )

24. Rocky and His Friends (1959–2000)

25. The Cisco Kid (1950–1956)

26. Fury (1955–1960)

27. The Goldbergs (1949–1957)

28. Suspense (1949–1954)

29. Hawkeye and the Last of the Mohicans (1957– )

30. The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950–1955)

31. Hopalong Cassidy (1952–1954)

32. Felix the Cat (1958–1959 )


33. The Huckleberry Hound Show (1958–1962)

34. Tales of Tomorrow (1951–1953)

35. The Adventures of Jim Bowie (1956–1958)

36. The Stu Erwin Show (1950–1955)

37. The Count of Monte Cristo (1956– )

38. The Adventures of Sir Lancelot (1956–1957)

39. 26 Men (1957–1959)

40. Lock Up (1959–1961)

41. Man Against Crime (1949– )

42. Public Defender (1954– )

43. Dangerous Assignment (1952– )

44. Captain Gallant of the Foreign Legion (1955– )

45. Buffalo Bill, Jr. (1955–1956)

46. Foreign Intrigue (1951–1955)

47. Hudson's Bay (1959– )

48. Gang Busters (1952– )

49. Treasury Men in Action (1950–1955)

50. The Dennis O'Keefe Show (1959–1960)

51. Colonel Bleep (1956– )

52. The Adventures of Dr. Fu Manchu (1956– )

53. Crusade in Europe (1949– )

54. Napoleon Hill's Master Key (1954– )

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

70s Sitcom #165 The Dumplings - 1976


The Dumplings - 1976
One Season - 11 Episodes
TV Historian's Blurb: This show aired before (PC) political correctness was popular. The show followed an overweight married couple that owned and operated a New York deli on the first floor of an office building. This one may have survived had it not been so fat joke "heavy."

Network: NBC


Aired: Wednesday nights at 9:30 pm Eastern U.S.
Premiered: January 28, 1976
Ended: March 24, 1976
Theme Song:  Listen here The Dumplings Theme Song
Writer(s)/Creator(s):
Fred Lucky
Don Nicholl
Michael Ross
Bernie West

Developer: Norman Lear

Cast:
James Coco as Joe Dumpling
Geraldine Brooks as Angela Dumpling
Marcia Rodd as Stephanie
George Furth as Frederic Steele
Jane Connell as Bridget McKenna
George S. Irving (1) as Charles Sweetzer
Mort Marshall as Cully

Series Premise: Fat married couple, Joe and Angela, own a deli in New York.


Season One Episodes:
1 - Pilot - Aired: January 28, 1976
2 - The Ultimatum - Aired: February 4, 1976
3 - To Drink or Not to Drink - Aired: February 11, 1976
4 - The Parting - Aired: February 18, 1976
5 - Gourmet's Delight - Aired: February 25, 1976
6 - Sweetzer's Image - Aired: March 3, 1976
7 - Cully's Sister - Aired: March 10, 1976
8 - The Other Woman - Aired: March 17, 1976
9 - The Foundling - Aired: March 24, 1976
10 - Joe Takes a Fall - Aired: March 31, 1976
11 - Joe Gets Jugged - Unaired.


Show canceled after episode 10.

TV Historian Trivia
1. Lead actress Geraldine Brooks died on June 19, 1977 at age 51.
2. James Coco never married. He died February 25, 1987 at age 57.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

70s Sitcom #170 Loves Me, Loves Me Not - 1977 (Susan Dey)

Loves Me, Loves Me Not - 1977
One Season - 6 Episodes
TV Historian's Blurb: This short-lived sitcom is not one that I remember very well. I vaguely remember seeing an episode or two. Had I been older when this aired, I most assuredly would have paid more attention due to the series' star being the beautiful Susan Dey. I have searched YouTube, Amazon, and eBay for videos and memorabilia of this series and found very little. I would love to see this series on DVD.

Network: CBS



Aired: Wednesday nights at 8:30 pm Eastern U.S.
Premiered: March 20, 1977
Ended: April 27, 1977

Creator:
Susan Harris (1)

Cast:
Susan Dey as Jane Benson (Schoolteacher)
Kenneth (Kip) Gilman as Dick Phillips (Newspaper Reporter)
Art Metrano as Tom (Dick's Best Friend)
Phyllis Glick as Sue (Tom's Wife)

Series Premise:
Romantic sitcom starring Susan Dey as a schoolteacher who reluctantly gets involved with an earnest, but awkward, newspaper reporter named Dick (Kip Gilman).

Season One Episodes:
1 - Pilot - Aired: March 20, 1977
2 - Walter Comes Back - Aired: March 23, 1977 - Jane's ex-fiance returns.
3 - Jane's Parents - Aired: March 30, 1977 - Jane's perfectionist parents visit.
4 - Tom's Separation - Aired: April 6, 1977 - When Tom and Sue separate, Dick comes to the conclusion that romance can fail.
5 - In the Woods - Aired: April 13, 1977 - Dick and Jane go on a wilderness trip.
6 - Dick's Novel - Aired: April 27, 1977 - Dick takes off from work to finish writing a novel.

Show canceled after episode 6.

TV Historian Trivia

1 - Susan Dey landed this lead role 3 years after her previous successful TV series, The Partridge Family, ended.
2 - Show creator Susan Harris failed with this sitcom; however, she launched the highly successful sitcom Soap the same year. She also created other sitcom favorites such as, The Golden Girls, Benson, and Empty Nest, in addition to many others.
3 - Susan Dey's real father, Robert Smith, was a newspaper editor.
4 - Art Metrano is known to most as Mauser from the Police Academy Series.


Huge List of 70s Sitcoms

REVISED: 9/13/2015

Here is a nearly complete list of 30 minute Situation Comedies (Sitcoms) that debuted in the United States between 1970 - 79. All of the most popular shows are here along with about 100 more that most have forgotten!

1. M*A*S*H (1972 - 1983)
2. Happy Days (1974 - 1984)
3. All in the Family (1971 - 1979)
* 4. The Brady Bunch (1969 - 1974)
5. Three's Company (1976 - 1984)
6. Taxi  (1978 - 1983)
7. Diff'rent Strokes (1978 - 1986)
8. Mork & Mindy (1978 - 1982)
9. Sanford and Son (1972 - 1977)
10. WKRP in Cincinnati (1978 - 1982)
11. The Jeffersons (1975 - 1985)
12. Soap (1977 - 1981)
13. The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970 - 1977)
14. The Facts of Life (1979 - 1988)
15. Laverne and Shirley (1976 - 1983)
16. Good Times (1974 - 1979)
17. Welcome Back, Kotter (1975 - 1979)
18. The Odd Couple (1970 - 1975)
19. Barney Miller (1974 - 1982)
20. The Bob Newhart Show (1972 - 1978)
21. Maude (1972 - 1978)
22. The Partridge Family (1970 - 1974)
23. Alice (1976 - 1985)
24. Benson (1979 - 1986)
25. One Day at a Time (1975 - 1984)
26. What's Happening!! (1976 - 1979)
27. Rhoda (1974 - 1978)
28. Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman (1976 - 1978)
29. Chico and the Man (1974 - 1978)
30. Archie Bunker's Place (1979 - 1983)
31. Fernwood Tonight (1977)
32. The Ropers (1979–1980)
33. Nanny and the Professor (1970–1971)
34. Quark (1977)
35. Anna and the King (1972)
36. Phyllis (1975–1977)
37. That's My Mama (1974–1975)
38. When Things Were Rotten (1975)
39. ¿Qué pasa, U.S.A.? (1977–1980)
40. America 2-Night (1978)
41. Fish (1977–1978)
42. Angie (1979–1980)
43. Tabitha (1977–1978)
44. C.P.O. Sharkey (1976–1978)
45. Hot L Baltimore (1975)
46. The Bad News Bears (1979–1980)
47. Hello, Larry (1979–1980)
48. The New Dick Van Dyke Show (1971–1974)
49. Far Out Space Nuts (1975 - 1976)
50. Dusty's Trail (1973 - 1974)
51. Operation Petticoat (1977–1979)
52. The Jimmy Stewart Show (1971-1972)
53. Carter Country (1977–1979)
54. Holmes and Yo-Yo (1976–1977)
55. Paper Moon (1974–1975)
56. Bridget Loves Bernie (1972–1973)
57. All That Glitters (1977)
58. Delta House (1979)
59. Working Stiffs (1979)
60. Arnie (1970–1972)
61. The New Temperatures Rising Show (1972–1974)
62. The Tony Randall Show (1976-1978)
63. The Betty White Show (1977–1978)
64. The Girl with Something Extra (1973–1974)
65. House Calls (1979–1982)
66. Lotsa Luck (1973–1974)
67. The Paul Lynde Show (1972–1973)
68. Forever Fernwood (1977–1978)
69. The New Andy Griffith Show (1971)
70. The Sandy Duncan Show (1972)
71. Blansky's Beauties (1977)
72. The Associates (1979–1980)
73. The Tim Conway Show (1970)
74. Out of the Blue (1979)
75. Big John, Little John (1976)
76. On the Rocks (1975–1976)
77. The David Steinberg Show (1972)
78. Grady (1975–1976)
79. Ozzie's Girls (1973)
80. Me and the Chimp (1972)
81. Baby, I'm Back (1977)
82. Makin' It (1979)
83. The Sanford Arms (1977)
84. The Partners (1971–1972)
85. Paul Sand in Friends and Lovers (1974–1975)
86. Sunshine (1975)
87. Funny Face (1971)
88. The Brian Keith Show (1972–1974)
89. The Bob Crane Show (1975)
90. Make Room for Granddaddy (1970–1971)
91. Doc (1975–1976)
92. Barefoot in the Park (1970–1971)
93. The Nancy Walker Show (1976)
94. Karen (1975)
95. Detective School (1979)
96. A New Kind of Family (1979–1980)
97. All's Fair (1976–1977)
98. The Don Rickles Show (1972)
100. Busting Loose (1977)
101. Who's Watching the Kids (1978)
102. Mr. T and Tina (1976)
103. Getting Together (1971–1972)
104. Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1973)
105. Adam's Rib (1973)
106. Here We Go Again (1973)
107. Stockard Channing in Just Friends (1979)
108. A Touch of Grace (1973)
109. Nancy (1970–1971)
110. Roll Out (1973–1974)
111. The Ted Knight Show (1978)
112. The Texas Wheelers (1974–1975)
113. The Good Life (1971 - 1972)
114. Leo and Me (1978)
115. The Practice (1976–1977)
116. A Year at the Top (1977)
117. Fay (1975–1976)
118. On Our Own (1977–1978)
119. Good Heavens (1976)
120. Ball Four (1976)
121. The McLean Stevenson Show (1976–1977)
122. The Corner Bar (1972–1973)
123. Sugar Time! (1977–1978)
124. We'll Get By (1975)
125. The Waverly Wonders (1978)
126. The Chicago Teddy Bears (1971)
127. The Super (1972)
128. Diana (1973)
129. Turnabout (1979)
130. Co-ed Fever (1979)
131. Headmaster (1970–1971)
132. Highcliffe Manor (1979)
133. 13 Queens Boulevard (1979)
134. Szysznyk (1977–1978)
135. Joe and Sons (1975–1976)
136. The Harvey Korman Show (1977)
137. Love Thy Neighbor (1973)
138. Brothers and Sisters (1979)
139. Ivan the Terrible (1976)
140. The Kallikaks (1977)
141. Thicker Than Water (1973)
142. Apple Pie (1978)
143. Struck by Lightning (1979)
144. In the Beginning (1978)
145. A.E.S. Hudson Street (1977–1978)
146. Watch Your Mouth (1978–1979)
147. We've Got Each Other (1977–1978)
148. The Baxters (1979)
149. The Roller Girls (1978)
150. The Last Resort (1979–1980)
151. Flatbush (1979)
152. The Montefuscos (1975)
153. Big Eddie (1975)
154. Free Country (1978)
155. Billy (1979)
156. Popi (1975)
157. Hanging In (1979)
158. The Cop and the Kid (1975–1976)
159. Sirota's Court (1976–1977)
160. Needles and Pins (1973)
161. Please Stand By (1979)
162. Joe & Valerie (1978–1979)
163. Viva Valdez (1976)
164. Miss Winslow and Son (1979)
165. The Dumplings (1976)
166. Snip (1976)
167. Dorothy (1979)
168. Hizzonner (1979)
169. Another Day (1978)
170. Loves Me, Loves Me Not (1977)
171. Mr. Dugan (1979)




* The Brady Bunch was included due to popularity and the majority of the seasons aired in the 1970s.