Star Trek isn’t the only TV show celebrating a big anniversary today. The Tammy Grimes Show also premiered 50 years ago on Thursday, September 8th, 1966–only on ABC, not NBC. The two shows actually aired opposite one another from 8:30-9PM ET. Star Trek lasted for three years before it was cancelled; The Tammy Grimes Show was off the air after just four episodes.
I wrote an article all about The Tammy Grimes Show last year. You can find it here. I’ve also written an overview of the unaired and unproduced episodes of the sitcom. Six episodes were completed but never shown by ABC. As far as I know, they’ve never been aired anywhere in the world. Another nine scripts were finished but never filmed.
Who remembers watching The Tammy Grimes Show five decades ago? I wonder if there were any people who watched it and then switched over to catch the second half of Star Trek on NBC rather than stick with ABC and watch Bewitched. Probably not.