The 1964-1965 television season kicked off 55 years ago tonight on Monday, September 14th, 1964. Four new ABC shows premiered that night: Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, No Time for Sergeants, Wendy and Me, and The Bing Crosby Show. A total of 36 new shows debuted on the networks during Fall 1964. Some were huge hits, others were one season wonders. Many of were flops.
Here’s a complete list of the news shows for Fall 1964. Shows marked with an asterisk (*) were not renewed for the 1965-1966 season.
New Shows for Fall 1964
The Addams Family
The Bing Crosby Show*
No Time for Sergeants*
Peyton Place (twice weekly)
Twelve O’Clock High
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea
Wendy and Me*
The Baileys of Balboa*
The Cara Williams Show*
Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.
Many Happy Returns*
My Living Doll*
World War One*
90 Bristol Court: Karen*
90 Bristol Court: Harris Against the World*
90 Bristol Court: Tom, Dick, and Mary*
The Famous Adventures of Mr. Magoo*
The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
Profiles in Courage*
How many of these shows do you remember watching in 1964?
I also examined the 1964-1965 season through the pages of TV Guide Magazine.