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TV Shows & Series: Popular TV Shows/Series of 1950

TV shows/series in chronological context: 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1950th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 950th year of the 2nd millennium, the 50th year of the 20th century, and the 1st year of the 1950s decade. ()

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The Jack Benny Program(1950-1964)

30min per episode | Comedy
4.2/5 (with 4 votes)

A television program starring Jack Benny.

What's My Line?(1950-1967)

30min per episode
3.6/5 (with 4 votes)

Four panelists must determine guests' occupations - and, in the case of famous guests, while blindfolded, their identity - by asking only "yes" or "no" questions.

The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show(1950-1958)

30min per episode | Comedy
3.9/5 (with 3 votes)

Burns and Allen, an American comedy duo consisting of George Burns and his wife, Gracie Allen, worked together as a comedy team in vaudeville, films, radio and television and achieved great success over four decades.

With George Burns, Gracie Allen, Bea Benaderet, Hal March, John Brown, Fred Clark, ...

The Colgate Comedy Hour(1950-1955)

1h per episode | Comedy
5.0/5 (with 1 vote)

The Colgate Comedy Hour is an American comedy-musical variety series that aired live on the NBC network from 1950 to 1955. The show starred many notable comedians and entertainers of the era, including Eddie Cantor, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, Fred Allen, Donald O'Connor, Bud Abbott and Lou Costello, Bob Hope, Jimmy Durante, Ray Bolger, Gordon MacRae, Ben Blue, Robert Paige, Tony Curtis, Burt Lancaster, Broadway dancer Wayne Lamb and Spike Jones and His City Slickers.

Directed by William Asher, James V. Kern, Bud Yorkin - With Eddie Cantor

The Cisco Kid(1950-1956)

30min per episode | Western
3.5/5 (with 1 vote)

The Cisco Kid is a half-hour American Western television series starring Duncan Renaldo in the title role, The Cisco Kid, and Leo Carrillo as the jovial sidekick, Pancho. Cisco and Pancho were technically desperados, wanted for unspecified crimes, but instead viewed by the poor as Robin Hood figures who assisted the downtrodden when law enforcement officers proved corrupt or unwilling to help. It was also the first television series to be filmed in color, although few viewers saw it in color until the 1960s.

With Duncan Renaldo

The Gabby Hayes Show(1950-1956)

30min per episode | Western
4.0/5 (with 1 vote)

The Gabby Hayes Show is a general purpose western television series in which the film star and Roy Rogers confidant, George "Gabby" Hayes, narrated each episode, showed clips from old westerns, or told tall tales for a primarily children's audience.

Beulah(1950-1952)

30min per episode | Comedy
3.5/5 (with 1 vote)

The Beulah Show is an American situation-comedy series that ran on CBS Radio from 1945 to 1954, and on ABC Television from 1950 to 1952. The show is notable for being the first sitcom to star an African American actress.

Beat the Clock(1950-2003)

30min per episode | Reality-TV
2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

Beat the Clock is a Goodson-Todman game show that aired on American television in several versions since 1950. The original show, hosted by Bud Collyer, ran on CBS from 1950 to 1958 and ABC from 1958 to 1961. The show was revived in syndication as The New Beat the Clock from 1969 to 1974, with Jack Narz as host until 1972, when he was replaced by the show's announcer, Gene Wood. Another version ran on CBS from 1979 to 1980, with former Let's Make a Deal host Monty Hall as host and Narz as announcer. The most recent version aired in 2002 on PAX with Gary Kroeger and Julielinh Parker as co-hosts. The series was also featured as the third episode of Gameshow Marathon in 2006. Ricki Lake hosted while Rich Fields announced. In 2013, the show appeared in TV Guide's list of the 60 greatest game shows ever.

Danger(1950-1955)

30min per episode | Drama
5.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Danger is an American anthology series which aired on CBS from September 19, 1950 to May 31, 1955.

Space Patrol(1950-1955)

30min per episode
4.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Space Patrol is a science fiction adventure series that was originally aimed at juvenile audiences of the early 1950s via television, radio, and comic books. However, it soon developed a sizable adult audience such that by 1954, the program consistently ranked in the top 10 shows broadcast on a Saturday.

With Ed Kemmer

Armstrong Circle Theatre(1950-1967)

1h per episode | Drama
0.5/5 (with 1 vote)

Armstrong Circle Theatre is an American anthology drama television series which ran from 1950 to 1957 on NBC, and then until 1963 on CBS. It alternated weekly with The U.S. Steel Hour.

Lux Video Theatre(1950-1957)

1h per episode | Drama
0.5/5 (with 1 vote)

Lux Video Theatre is an American anthology series that was produced from 1950 until 1959. The series presented both comedy and drama in original teleplays, as well as abridged adaptations of films and plays.

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Pulitzer Prize Playhouse(1950-1952)

1h per episode | Drama

An American television anthology drama series which offered adaptations of Pulitzer Prize winning plays, stories and novels.

Directed by Lawrence Carra, Charles S. Dubin, Alex Segal

The Hazel Scott Show(1950)

15min per episode

The Hazel Scott Show was an early American television program broadcast on the now defunct DuMont Television Network. The series ran during the summer of 1950, and is most notable for being the first U.S. network television series to be hosted by a African American woman.

Cameo Theatre(1950-1955)

30min per episode | Drama

Cameo Theatre was an American anthology series that aired on NBC during the Golden Age of Television, from 1950 to 1955.

Broadway Open House(1950)

1h per episode

Broadway Open House, is network television's first late-night comedy-variety series. It was telecast live on NBC from May 29, 1950 to August 24, 1951, airing weeknights from 11pm to midnight. One of the pioneering TV creations of NBC president Pat Weaver, it demonstrated the potential for late-night programming and led to the later development of The Tonight Show.

Country Style(1950)

1h per episode

Country Style was an American musical variety show on the DuMont Television Network from July 29 to November 25, 1950 on Saturday nights from 8–9 p.m. Eastern Time The setting was a small town bandstand on a Saturday night. Musical numbers, comedy vignettes and square dancing took place around the bandstand, where Alvy West and the Volunteer Firemens' Band played. The host was Peggy Ann Ellis. Regulars included Pat Adair, Bob Austin, Emily Barnes, Gordon Dilworth, and The Folk Dancers. As with most DuMont series, no episodes are known to survive.

Hawkins Falls, Population 6200(1950)

15min per episode | Soap / Telenovela, Drama

Hawkins Falls, Population 6200 is the first successful American television soap opera. Sponsored by Unilever's blue detergent, Surf, the program began as a one hour comedy-drama on June 17, 1950, and ran in prime time on the NBC network until October 12, 1950. On April 2, 1951, the series was moved to a fifteen-minute daytime slot, where it was retitled Hawkins Falls: A Television Novel, and developed into a soap opera format. Hawkins Falls ran until July 1, 1955, making it NBC's longest running soap opera until The Doctors exceeded it in 1967. The town of Hawkins Falls was patterned after the real-life town of Woodstock, Illinois.

Big Town(1950)

30min per episode | Drama

Big Town is a popular long-running radio drama series which was later adapted to both film and television and a comic book published by DC Comics.

Rootie Kazootie(1950)

30min per episode | Kids & Family

Rootie Kazootie was the principal character on the 1950s children's television show The Rootie Kazootie Club. The show was the creation of Steve Carlin and featured human actors along with hand puppets.

Directed by Dwight Hemion

The Arthur Murray Party(1950)

30min per episode

The Arthur Murray Party is an American television variety show which ran from July 1950 until September 1960. The show was hosted by famous dancers Arthur and Kathryn Murray, and was basically one long advertisement for their chain of dance studios. Each week the couple performed a mystery dance, and the viewer who correctly identified the dance would receive two free lessons at a local studio. The Arthur Murray Party is notable for being one of the few TV series—the others were Down You Go; The Ernie Kovacs Show; Pantomime Quiz; Tom Corbett, Space Cadet; and The Original Amateur Hour—broadcast on all four major commercial networks in the 1950s during the Golden Age of Television. It may, in fact, be the only series which had a run on all four networks at least twice.

Abe Burrows' Almanac(1950)

30min per episode

Abe Burrows' Almanac is an American television series that aired on CBS in 1950. The live program, hosted by Abe Burrows, featured music, song and comedy performances by guests. The show was broadcast on Wednesday evenings at 9:00 PM. Milton DeLugg conducted the orchestra. While Burrows had a successful nightclub act and made regular appearances as a performer on CBS radio programs, this short-lived series is notable for being his only featured role in a television program.

Casper the Friendly Ghost(1950-)

Casper the Friendly Ghost is the protagonist of the Famous Studios theatrical animated cartoon series of the same name. He is a pleasant and personable ghost, but often criticized by his three wicked uncles, the Ghostly Trio.

Your Show of Shows(1950-1954)

1h 30min per episode | Comedy

Your Show of Shows was a live 90-minute variety show that was broadcast weekly in the United States on NBC, from February 25, 1950, until June 5, 1954, featuring Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca. Other featured performers were Carl Reiner, Howard Morris, Bill Hayes, Judy Johnson, The Hamilton Trio and the soprano Marguerite Piazza. José Ferrer made several guest appearances on the series. The series was telecast from the now-demolished International Theatre at 5 Columbus Circle and the Century Theater, now demolished, in New York. During 2002, Your Show of Shows was ranked #30 on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time.

Directed by Nat Hiken - With Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, Howard Morris, Carl Reiner

The Stu Erwin Show(1950-1955)

30min per episode | Comedy

The Stu Erwin Show is an American sitcom which aired on ABC for five seasons from 1950 to 1955.

Directed by Charles Barton

The Gene Autry Show(1950-1955)

30min per episode | Western, Comedy

The Gene Autry Show is an American western/cowboy television series which aired for 91 episodes on CBS from July 23, 1950 until August 7, 1956, originally sponsored by Wrigley's Doublemint chewing gum.

Directed by George Archainbaud, D. Ross Lederman - With Gene Autry, Pat Buttram, Bob Woodward

Treasury Men in Action(1950-1955)

30min per episode

Treasury Men in Action is an American crime drama series broadcast live and which aired from 1950 through 1955 on ABC. The series stars Walter Greaza, Ross Martin, and Tom McKee. It was directed by William Beaudine, Leigh Jason, and Will Jason among others.

Directed by William Beaudine

The Stage Door(1950)

30min per episode | Drama

The Stage Door is an American drama series that aired live on CBS Tuesday night from 9:00 pm to 9:30 eastern time from February 7, 1950 to March 28, 1950. Based on the play The Stage Door by Edna Ferber and George S. Kaufman.

Musical Comedy Time(1950-1951)

1h per episode | Comedy

Musical Comedy Time is a series of live hour-long adaptations of Broadway musical comedies and standard operettas that aired on NBC from October 2, 1950 to March 19, 1951.

The Hank McCune Show(1950)

30min per episode | Comedy

The Hank McCune Show is an American television situation comedy. Filmed without a studio audience, the series is notable for being the first program to incorporate a laugh track. The series began as a local Los Angeles program in 1949. NBC placed it on its national primetime schedule at the start of the 1950-51 season. It debuted at 7:00pm Eastern Time on September 9 and was cancelled three months later.

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