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The MunstersThe Munsters
CBS, 1964 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Horror
Rating: 4/5

Meet the Munsters; a family of... well... monsters! The head of the family is the Frankenstein-ish Herman and his wife, the vampire-like Lily. Their werewolf-ish son Eddie is the apple of their eye, while their beautiful, yet normal looking niece, Marilyn (whom the others pity due to her "un-Munsterlike" appearance ), still hopes to find a man that will overlook her shortcomings. Also living with the family is their Grandpa, who is also "bat-like," and who is always tinkering in his basement lab, usually to bad results. Together the family must try to fit into with their otherwise normal neighborhood. Although they are not always successful, it usually winds up being resolved in a hilarious kind of way.


Alfred Hitchcock PresentsAlfred Hitchcock Presents
CBS, 1955 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Drama, Crime, Mystery
Rating: 4.5/5

Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955-1962) was a mystery and suspense anthology hosted by the master of suspense himself - Alfred Hitchcock. Each episode stands alone, delving into horror, comedy, suspense, and the supernatural.


The Dick Van Dyke ShowThe Dick Van Dyke Show
CBS, 1961 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Family
Rating: 3.5/5

The Dick Van Dyke Show was a situation comedy that aired on CBS from 1961-1966, and was created by Carl Reiner. It starred Dick Van Dyke as Rob Petrie, a writer for television show, and also starred Mary Tyler Moore as Laure Petrie, Rob's wife. The show centered around Rob working at the television show, called "The Alan Brady Show", which is a variety show in New York, and his two friends who were his co-workers, named Buddy and Sally.


The HoneymoonersThe Honeymooners
CBS, 1952 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Family
Rating: 5/5

A bus driver and his sewer worker friend struggle to strike it rich while their wives look on with weary patience.


Dad's ArmyDad's Army
BBC One, 1968 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Military/War

Intoducing the Walmington-On-Sea home guard, a bunch of hapless old and young men who have kept people all over the world very amused for the past forty years. Creator/Writers David Croft and Jimmy Perry made each episode of Dad's Army as funny as the previous one, with an element of humor which has survived decades.


The Alfred Hitchcock HourThe Alfred Hitchcock Hour
NBC, 1962 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Crime, Mystery, Thriller

The Alfred Hitchcock Hour was a mystery and suspense anthology hosted by the master of suspense Alfred Hitchcock. Each 60 minute episode included opening and closing vignettes featuring Hitchcock who would often explain some aspect of the day's show and would often offer subtle (or not so subtle) jabs at the shows sponsors.


The Adventures of SupermanThe Adventures of Superman
Syndicated, 1952 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Family, Action, Adventure
Rating: 4.5/5

An American syndicated children's television series based on comic book characters and concepts created in 1938 by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. The series saw six seasons and one-hundred-four half-hour episodes. Sponsored by cereal manufacturer Kellogg's, the show's initial and final air dates are sometimes disputed but generally accepted as September 19, 1952 to April 28, 1958. The show's first two seasons were filmed in black-and-white while seasons four through six were filmed in color, though broadcast monochromatically. Adventures of Superman was the first television series to feature Superman though the superhero had appeared as a character in a radio program starring Bud Collyer, two theatrical serials starring Kirk Alyn and Noel Neill, and a series of Max Fleischer cartoons. The television series began filming in 1951 in Culver City, California with exterior locations filmed in and around the Los Angeles area and the San Fernando Valley. Episodes follow Superman as he battles gangsters, thugs, mad scientists, meteors and malfunctioning radioactive machines in the city of Metropolis. In the first episode, his origin on the planet Krypton and his arrival on Earth are dramatized while in succeeding episodes, he conceals his identity by posing as mild mannered Daily Planet reporter Clark Kent who, in times of crisis, scoots to a broom closet, sheds his civvies, and reappears in superhero tights and trunks to rescue hapless folk from the clutches of ne'er-do-wells. In the last seasons, the kindly but absent-minded Professor Pepperwinkle creates problems for Superman with his bizarre inventions. Adventures of Superman won no major awards but was popular with its audience and remains popular today. Its opening theme, The Superman March, has become a classic of its kind and is instantly recognizable by most television buffs. Since the show's cancellation, several of its stars have participated in Superman-related conventions, autograph signings, and other events. In 2003, Noel Neill published her memoirs Truth, Justice, and The American Way: The Life and Times of Noel Neill. In 2006, the death of George Reeves was dramatized in the film Hollywoodland with Ben Affleck starring in the role of Reeves. In 2006, the series became available in its entirety on DVD and reruns of the show still hold a place on television progamming schedules.


The Real McCoysThe Real McCoys
ABC, 1957 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Family

The McCoy family moves from the mountains of West Virginia to California's San Fernando Valley. The leader of the clan is Grampa-a cranky old geezer with a distinctive voice and gait-but underneath it all, he has a heart of gold. Living with him are his grandson, Luke, and Luke's bride, Kate. Due to the death of Luke's parents, these three adults are raising Luke's teenage sister, Hassie, and his younger brother, Little Luke. Walter Brennan is Amos, head of a West Virginia clan on a California ranch, in a popular sitcom that paved the way for such rural hits as 'The Beverly Hillbillies' and 'The Andy Griffith Show.' Amos is the granddad who 'roars like a lion but [is] gentle as a lamb,' sharing his wisdom with kin like grandson Luke and daughter-in-law Kate, and the farmhand Pepino.


Car 54, Where Are You?Car 54, Where Are You?
NBC, 1961 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy

Car 54, Where Are You? features the misadventures of two of New York's finest in the mythical 53rd precinct in the Bronx. Gunther Toody (Joe E. Ross), a short, stocky and dim-witted henpecked husband, is partnered with Francis Muldoon (Fred Gwynne), a tall, lanky and smart bachelor.


The George Burns and Gracie Allen ShowThe George Burns and Gracie Allen Show
CBS, 1950 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy
Rating: 5/5

The legendary husband and wife comedy team of George Burns and Gracie Allen successfully took their show from radio to an eight year run on CBS. Neighbor Blanche Morton frequently joins Gracie in escapades which annoy accountant hubby Harry and provide George with an opportunity to offer a humorous soliloquy. Sadly, the show ended when Allen's health began to fail and she retired from show biz.


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