Get Smart (1965 -1970) Created by Mel Brooks and Buck Henry. Characters Maxwell Smart (Don Adams) and his partner Agent 99 (Barbara Feldon) spoof the spy genre.
I Spy (1965-1968) Producer Sheldon Leonard puts the first African American as a prime time star with this witty but serious spy series starring Robert Culp and stand up comedian Bill Cosby.
F Troop (1965-1967) - Larry Storch as Corporal Agarn steals the slapstick series. Also starring Ken Berry,
Forrest Tucker, and Melody Patterson .
Hogan's Heroes (1965 - 1971) World War II prison humor starring Bob Crane with the show stolen by character actors Werner Klemperer as Colonel Klink and John Banner as Sergeant Schultz. Also staring Robert Clary and Richard Dawson.
Green Acres (1965-1971)A spin off of Petticoat Junction starred Eddie Albert and Eva Gabor. Much like the slapstick silliness of F-Troop the character actors stole the show with Pat Buttram as Mr. Haney, Tom Lester as Eb, Alvy Moore as Hank Kimbal and of course Arnold the pig.
I Dream of Jeannie (1965-1970)Producer Sidney Sheldon's response to the success ABC's Bewitched brought us Barbara Eden as a beautiful genie in love with astronaut Larry Hagman.
Lost in Space (1965-1968)Starring June Lockhart, Guy Williams, Angela Cartwright, Mark Goddard and Marta Kristen. But it was Jonathan Harris as Dr. Smith and Billy Mumy and Robbie the Robot who stole the show.
The Dean Martin Show (1965-1974)A lot of ad lib laughs and inside Hollywood jokes on this successful Variety show. Dean Martin and Bob Newhart crack each other up in this video from the first year.
The Beatles (cartoon)
The Smothers Brothers Show (sitcom)
The Big Valley
Days of our Lives
Hank (TV series)
The Merv Griffin Show
My Mother the Car
The New Three Stooges
Out of the Unknown
The Dating Game
The Wild Wild West
Charles Schulz brings his Peanuts characters to life for the first time on television with A Charlie Brown Christmas. It got a 50 share that evening.
Barbra Streisand get her first TV special with My Name Is Barbra.
RIP Edward R. Murrow (1908 - 1965) The father of television journalism and the television documentary. He is also credited showing America what a creepy crawler Senator Joe McCarthy was.
The Emmy's of 1965 - 1966
Outstanding Dramatic Series - The Fugitive
Outstanding Continued Performance By an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Series - Bill Cosby, I Spy
Outstanding Continued Performance By an Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Series - Barbara Stanwyck, The Big Valley
Outstanding Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Drama - James Daly, Hallmark Hall of Fame - Eagle in a Cage
Outstanding Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Drama - Lee Grant, Peyton Place
Outstanding Comedy Series - The Dick Van Dyke Show
Outstanding Continued Performance By an Actor in a Leading Role in a Comedy Series - Dick Van Dyke, The Dick Van Dyke Show
Outstanding Continued Performance By an Actress in a Leading Role in a Comedy Series - Mary Tyler Moore, The Dick Van Dyke Show
Outstanding Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Comedy - Don Knotts, The Andy Griffith Show
Outstanding Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Comedy - Alice Pearce, Bewitched
Outstanding Variety Series - The Andy Williams Show
Most Watched 1965 - 1966
2. Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.
3. The Lucy Show
4. The Red Skelton Show
5. Batman (Thursday)
6. The Andy Griffith Show
8. The Beverly Hillbillies
9. Hogan's Heroes
10. Batman (Wednesday)
11. Green Acres
12. Get Smart
13. The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
15. My Three Sons
16. The Dick Van Dyke Show
17. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color
18. The Ed Sullivan Show
19. The Lawrence Welk Show
20. I've Got a Secret
Series End 1965
The Jack Benny Show (1950-1965).
The Price Is Right (1956-1965).
The Outer Limits (debuted 1965)
TV Guide Schedule 1965
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