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New TV Series 1962
Beverly Hillbillies first season Intro
The Beverly Hillbillies
(1962 - 1971)
The series starred Buddy Ebsen, Irene Ryan, Donna Douglas, Max Baer Jr. and Nancy Kulp as Miss Hathaway. The Ballad of Jed Clampett was performed by Flatt and Scruggs which hit #44 on the music charts and was a #1 country hit.
Lucy on stilts
The Lucy Show (1962-1968)
Lucille Ball brought along Vivian Vance to a sitcom revolving around a zany single mother and the divorced friend she lives with. Most of the humor involved Lucy Carmichael going head to head with Mr. Mooney (Gale Gordon)
A futuristic Flintstones with George Jetson, his wife Jane, kids Judy and Elroy and their sometimes talking dog Astro. The art was fashioned with the new Seattle Space Needle in
The Virginian (1962-1971)
The first 90 minute Western starring James Drury and Doug McClure. Acclaimed stars Lee J. Cobb and Stewart Granger did separate seasons as the ranch owner.
McHale's Navy Ou Mau Mau
McHale's Navy (1962- 1966)
The Bob Newhart Variety Show (1962- 1962)
As Newhart so aptly put it, "We got an Emmy Award, a Peabody Award, and a pink slip all in the same year."
World War II action drama starring Vic Morrow, Rick Jason, and comedian Shecky Greene.
The Andy Williams Show
Television News 1962
Well known humorist Stan Freberg who had been doing radio, comedy albums, and television guest appearances for many years, got his first primetime special, Stan Freberg Presents: The Chung King Chow Mein Hour.
For those who do not remember Freberg, he was the Weird Al Yankovich (who says Freberg was his idol as a kid) of his day.
The U.S. All-Channel Receiver Act requires UHF tuners to be on all consumer sets (channels 14 through 83), as well as VHF
Regis Philbin hosts The Tonight Show until Johnny Carson took over later in the year.
Walter Cronkite succeeds Douglas Edwards as anchorman of the CBS Evening News.
Outstanding Program Achievement in the Field of Drama - The Defenders (CBS)
Outstanding Continued Performance By an Actor in a Series (Lead) - E.G. Marshall, The Defenders
Outstanding Performance in a Supporting Role By an Actor - Don Knotts, The Andy Griffith Show
Outstanding Performance in a Supporting Role By an Actress - Glenda Farrell, Ben Casey
Outstanding Program Achievement in the Field of Humor - The Dick Van Dyke Show (CBS)
Outstanding Program Achievement in the Field of Variety - The Andy Williams Show (NBC)
Most Watched 1962 - 1963
1. The Beverly Hillbillies
Series End 1962
Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955-1962).
TV Guide Schedule 1962
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