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star trek 1966Star Trek: The Original Series - With low ratings Star Trek was set for cancellation for the first two years. A fan base letter writing campaign kept it going for a third year but was put in the Friday night "death slot" and funding so reduced that the quality suffered to the extent that creator Gene Roddenberry left the set in protest. It starred William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, Nichelle Nichols, James Doohan and George Takei.



batman baddies 1966Batman - High camp bi weekly cliff hanger series starring Adam West and Burt Ward. As has been the case with the Batman movies, the star power of the criminals stole the show with Cesar Romero, Burgess Meredith, Frank Gorshin and Julie Newmar to name a few of very many. A Costume department had a hard time with the leotards and Burt Ward's... How do you say? Great Endowment which became a running joke on the set.



The Monkees 1966The Monkees - (1966 -1968) Michael Nesmith, Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork take the success of The Beatles' A Hard Day's Night and Help to television. Though the group was cast as actors, Jones, Nesmith and Tork were musicians and Dolenz quickly learned the drums, producer Don Kirshner held their musical talents in check. The TV show, the group, their albums and their tours all became very successful.



That Girl 1966That Girl - (1966 - 1971). Starring Marlo Thomas and Ted Bessell as her boyfriend Donald. Episodes would begin before the credits with that girl doing something that caused someone to yelp "That Girl" which was presented in large text on the screen.It was the first show starring a single woman in the workplace, the forerunner to Mary Tyler Moore Show and Murphy Brown.


Dark Shadows 1966Dark Shadows (1966 - 1971) An afternoon Soap Opera with vampires, werewolves, ghosts, zombies, witches, warlocks, time travel and parallel universes. Starring lead Vampire Barnabas Collins played by Jonathan Frid. Big fans of the show include Tim Burton, Madonna and Johnny Depp.


The Newlywed Game - (1966 - 1983) Bob Eubanks became the youngest game show host (28) for this Chuck Barris production. It was the first show to dub naughty words with a "bleep". The show gained most notoriety from the answer to Eubanks question "Where is the weirdest place you ever made whoopie?". Here it is from 1977:


Newlyweds butt classic



The 700 Club
Firing Line
Cool McCool
Family Affair
Felony Squad
Hollywood Squares
Mission: Impossible
Occasional Wife
The Rat Patrol
The Road Runner Show
Skippy the Bush Kangaroo
The Time Tunnel


More on each new show of 1966 at Wikipedia


Television News 1966


Networks Go all Color Prime time

color tv 1966





grinch stole christmas 1966How the Grinch Stole Christmas, narrated by Boris Karloff, is shown for the first time on CBS. It will become an annual Christmas tradition, and the worst-loved film ever based on a Dr. Seuss book.








The Emmy's of 1966 - 1967

mission impossible 1966

Outstanding Dramatic Series - Mission Impossible

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 Bain, Mission - Impossible

Outstanding Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Drama - Eli Wallach, Xerox Special - The Poppy Is Also a Flower

Outstanding Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Drama - Agnes Moorehead, Wild, Wild West :Night of the Vicious Valentine

Outstanding Comedy Series - The Monkees

Outstanding Continued Performance By an Actor in a Leading Role in a Comedy Series - Don Adams, Get Smart!

Outstanding Continued Performance By an Actress in a Leading Role in a Comedy Series - Lucille Ball, The Lucy 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 - Frances Bavier, The Andy Griffith Show

Outstanding Variety Series - The Andy Williams Show



Most Watched TV 1966 - 1967


1. Bonanza
2. The Red Skelton Show
3. The Andy Griffith Show
4. The Lucy Show
5. The Jackie Gleason Show
6. Green Acres
7. Daktari
8. Bewitched
9. The Beverly Hillbillies
10. Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.
11. The Virginian
12. The Lawrence Welk Show
13. The Ed Sullivan Show
14. The Dean Martin Show
15. Family Affair
16. The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour
17. Friday Night Movies
18. Hogan's Heroes
19. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color
20. NBC Saturday Night Movie


TY Series End 1966


Rawhide (1959-1966)
Shindig! (1964-1966)
Mister Ed (1961-1966).
The Donna Reed Show (1958-1966).
The Flintstones (1960-1966).
The Addams Family (1964-1966).
The Munsters (1964-1966).
The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961-1966).
Hullabaloo (1965-1966). Replaced by The Monkees.
The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (1952-1966).
Ben Casey (1961-1966).
Ready Steady Go! (1963-1966)



TV Guide Schedule 1966



batman 1966

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The idea behind this project is to present the Sixties in an interesting manner with as much audio and visual content as we could manage without slowing things down too much.


Unlike most Sixties websites that are a hodgepodge of decade wide information, we approached this project year by year. WIth each year of the Sixties including categories in history, television, movies, music, sports, books, comedy, technology and toys.

Beyond the nostalgia and retro feel for those who lived through the time, it is also designed to attract the younger crowd.


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