Sweet Lily Munster is prepared to look up with love at her Herman, cook dinner for Grandpa, hand son Eddie his lunchbox, and play the noble retiring housewife on CBS' "The Munsters" next season.
Jerry Mathers and Tony Dow grew up in somewhat of a fairytale world on television's 'Leave It to Beaver.' 20 years later, in 1977, both actors talked about what it was like to be childhood stars who had to grow up and cope with the adult world.
Michael Landon stars in 'The Little House on the Prairie,' a fact-based World Premiere drama that tells the story of the Ingalls family in its move to Kansas from Wisconsin, and its struggle to survive there, as seen through the eyes of young Laura, who also narrates.
Few people thought "Bonanza" would last long, but the mythical Ponderosa, the father image of Lorne Greene, Blocker's gentle giant, the other larger-than-life inhabitants and the horseback morality plays they participated in, will glow on tubes around the world for years to come.
'The Price is Right' television game show host Bob Barker reckons he's interviewed 50,000 persons on the air, and concludes very few Americans are smart alecks.
James Garner and producer-creator Roy Huggins are having another try at a wry, tongue-in-cheek series, 'The Rockford Files.' Jim Rockford is a modern-day private eye, money-hungry, and a man who gets heroic only if he's forced into it.
In the tricycle, knee-pants and pigtail league of television fans, the hero of the hour is a loveable, freckle-faced puppet named Howdy Doody. A phenomenon in the business, Howdy has popped up from comparative obscurity to head man of the most popular TV show for children.
"The Odd Couple" TV show recounted the madcap experiences of Felix Unger (Tony Randall) and Oscar Madison (Jack Klugman), two of Neil Simon's most endearing and enduring characters.
The Emergency TV show started at midseason, and many critics and Hollywood types figured the show would die in June -- but it was a success. One factor for sure: Randy Mantoooth and Kevin Tighe, who play paramedics John Gage and Roy DeSoto, have made indelible impressions on viewers.
"I Love Lucy," a domestic comedy series reduces the role of husband to roughly that of the male spider, and I wouldn't be at all surprised if, at the end of the season, Miss Ball ate him.
Ozzie and Harriet Nelson, with their progeny David and Rick, are synonymous with the American family image both on and off television. The Nelson boys are perhaps the only people who have literally grown up before the eyes of millions of weekly viewers.
The show's unorthodox theme: A family of youngsters ages 5-17 makes the big-time in rock 'n' roll, and, led by their mother -- in real life David Cassidy's stepmother -- Shirley Jones, tour club dates as the Partridge family aboard a psychedelic bus.
Nouns & the launch of Grammar Rock The parts of speech, which traditionally let others do the talking for them, will become the stars of a series of musical mini-movies entitled "Grammar Rock" on the ABC T... Click to read more...
The original Gilligan's Island pilot, 'Marooned,' was filmed in 1963, and featured three actors who were cut before the series began. The show also had a completely different Calypso-style theme song, written by the legendary John Williams. See it here!
Catchphrases have a way of enlivening our lives. Catchphrases become code words for some not-so-secret organization of people whom the catch-phrases have hooked.
Do you remember these classic TV catchphrases of the '60s -- and are there any that you still find yourself saying sometimes?
Do you remember these groovy TV catchphrases of the '70s? Are there any that you still find yourself saying every now and then?
Do you remember these totally awesome TV catchphrases of the '80s? Which of these lines from the eighties do you still find yourself saying every now and then?
Besides reporting the news on "CBS News with Walter Cronkite," he takes an active part in selection and editing of news and film, and is often his own leg-man, covering fast-breaking news stories on the spot.
The year is 1997. On an uncharted planet, somewhere in the infinite reaches of the universe, an American family is marooned while on a voyage to colonize a new world.
What do you get when you mix equal parts Mel Brooks and James Bond? Get Smart - one of the most hilarious spoofs on spies and private eyes ever to be presented on television or in any other medium. (Also see the memorable opening credits!)
Andy Griffith, who stars as a slow-talking, story-telling jack-of-all-trades with a sly Southern sense of humor in the new 'Andy Griffith Show,' is very much like the character he plays. The only difference is that Griffith is famous.
Get a blast from the past with this 1978 Ebony article about the popular sitcom, "What's Happening!!", which soared past its expectations at the time.
Ronnie Howard, the red-haired moppet of "The Andy Griffith Show," is that rare child actor without guile and a Hollywood head.
On Tuesday nights, a great many folks are watching Happy Days, with Ron Howard as Richie Cunningham, Donny Most as Ralph Malph, and Henry Winkler as Fonzie, growing up in 1956 - or at least the 1956 some like to believe existed.
A 20-year-old newcomer to show business and a 40-year veteran made it to the top of the ratings charts recently as NBC's "Chico and the Man" took the No. 1 spot.
After 'That Girl' proved a comedy success and a sort of personal triumph last season for the dark-haired, dark-eyed girl who played the title role, ABC executives suggested that the series be called 'The Marlo Thomas Show.'
The first 'children's liberation' album, 'Free To Be... You And Me' - featuring stars like Marlo Thomas, Mel Brooks, Harry Belafonte, Alan Alda, Diana Ross and Shirley Jones - was catchy, upbeat, and like nothing else, and by 1976, had sold half a million copies.
In three-minute animated segments squeezed in among ABC's Saturday morning cartoon shows, Schoolhouse Rock appeared on TV from 1973 through 1985. Here's a Grammar Rock classic, Verb: That's What's Happenin'!
This widely-beloved cartoon music video for 'I'm Just A Bill' came out in 1975 as part of Schoolhouse Rock, a memorable series of animated shorts that ran with the Saturday morning cartoons.
Like most basically nice - and occasionally nutty - youngsters, The Monkees are in the throes of that "we-have-opinions-too" age. What follows is an exclusive interview granted, under rather mad-cap conditions, on the set.
Here's a look at the newest SF on TV, including Babylon 5, seaQuest, Highlander, Star Trek: The Next Generation, X Files, Time Trax and others.
Shaun Cassidy has a show-business tradition to follow. His mother is Shirley Jones, an Oscar-winning actress-singer, and his father is the late Jack Cassidy, star of Broadway musicals and TV performer. And his brother is David Cassidy.
Who were the top TV stars of 1979? America's teens had favorite television programs and favorite stars, but those two categories had surprisingly little to do with each other, according to a national survey.
NBC TV's midseason situation comedy series, 'Sanford and Son,' about an aging black Los Angeles junk dealer, appears to be an instant, impressive hit.
"All in the Family" aired on CBS from January 12, 1971 to April 8, 1979, and was number 1 in the Nielsen ratings from 1971 to 1976.