55th Anniversary of Fall 1964

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

ABC:
ABC Scope
The Addams Family
Bewitched
The Bing Crosby Show*
Jonny Quest*
Mickey*
No Time for Sergeants*
Peyton Place (twice weekly)
Shindig!
Twelve O’Clock High
The Tycoon*
Valentine’s Day*
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea
Wendy and Me*

CBS:
The Baileys of Balboa*
The Cara Williams Show*
The Entertainers*
Gilligan’s Island
Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.
Many Happy Returns*
Mr. Broadway*
The Munsters
My Living Doll*
The Reporter*
Slattery’s People
World War One*

NBC:
90 Bristol Court: Karen*
90 Bristol Court: Harris Against the World*
90 Bristol Court: Tom, Dick, and Mary*
Daniel Boone
The Famous Adventures of Mr. Magoo*
Flipper
Kentucky Jones*
The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
Profiles in Courage*
The Rogues*

How many of these shows do you remember watching in 1964?

I’ve written articles about several of these shows: 90 Bristol Court, The Baileys of Balboa, My Living Doll, and Slattery’s People.

I also examined the 1964-1965 season through the pages of TV Guide Magazine.

One Reply to “55th Anniversary of Fall 1964”

  1. Though I may have been too young in 1964 to remember what I watched that year I adored reruns of the 1st version of Jonny Quest. And before the following shows ended their original run I was a fan of: Flipper, Daniel Boone, and The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

    As a child I hadn’t understood the humor of The Man From U.N.C.L.E. and took it to be a serious spy show. As an adult I saw a couple of movies that had been made by editing together episodes of the series, and realized that the show was often poking fun at traditional secret agent plots.

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