TV Guide Ad: NBC’s Monday Lineup, Fall 1969

Here’s an NBC TV Guide ad from September 1969 promoting the network’s Monday lineup consisting of My World and Welcome to It, Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In, and NBC Monday Night at the Movies:

Scanned black and white TV Guide ad for NBC's Monday Lineup, Fall 1969

TV Guide Ad for NBC’s Monday Lineup, Fall 1969 – Copyright 1969 Triangle Publications, Inc.

This may look like a full-page advertisement but you’re actually looking at a pair of half-page ads that ran on two pages. I stuck them together so they’d fit better online.

NBC debuted its new Monday lineup on September 15th, 1969. Kicking things off at 7:30PM was the series premiere of My World and Welcome to It, a new sitcom based on the work of James Thurber that starred William Windom. It was followed at 8PM by the third season premiere of Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In. Then at 9PM came the season premiere of NBC Monday Night at the Movies with Nobody’s Perfect, a 1968 comedy.

My World and Welcome To It was cancelled at the end of the 1969-1970 season, making it a one season wonder.

This particular ad is from the Eastern New England Edition of TV Guide. Channel 4 was WBZ-TV in Boston, MA and Channel 10 was WJAR-TV in Providence, RI.

Image Credit:
TV Guide, September 13th, 1969 (Vol. 17, No. 37), Eastern New England Edition, A-42 & A-43.

6 Replies to “TV Guide Ad: NBC’s Monday Lineup, Fall 1969”

  1. There’s a Christmas episode of My World on YouTube. Windom is probably best recognized as the captain in Star Trek who fought the giant space cannoli.

  2. My World and Welcome To It is one of my all-time favorite shows. It won a bunch of Emmy Awards. That was the year that all the shows that won Emmys had already been cancelled.

  3. Is NBC’s iconic Thursday comedy block back? The network is certainly making an effort to revive it, with a sophomore season of Superstore, followed by

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