The Mod Squad- (1968 -1973) The grooviest gang of fuzz who ever wore a badge.Starring Michael Cole, Clarence Williams III, Peggy Lipton and Tige Andrews as the straight boss in this police seires full of groovy counter culture fashion and far out quips.
Hawaii Five-O - (1968 -1980) Starring Jack Lord, James MacArthur, Zulu, Kam Fong and Richard Denning. It was police drama shot on location in Honolulu, Hawaii. The Pacific locations, international plots and macho Jack Lord made it a hit for 12 years. Few police dramas lasted so long.
The Galloping Gourmet (1968 -1971) Graham Kerr made a success of his cooking show by adding humor and too much wine to his receipes. The show ended in 1971 when Kerr was paralyzed in a car accident. He recovered and a few years later tried again substituing scripture for the wine and failed.
The Dick Cavett Show (1968) Dick Cavett has had so many shows going on and off on different networks and different time slots and stalls and starts that when it ends is hard to say. Cavett, though not as hip as he though he was, became most famous for having rock and roll guests and controversial politicians, writers and artists many of whom created controversy for himself and the show. After Woodstock in 1969 Cavett was critical of Jimi Hendrix rendition of the Star Spangled Banner, Hendrix said he played it "beautifully" to the raucus applause of the audience. Cavett also is remembered as having Groucho Marx as his best pal and mentor.
The Ghost & Mrs. Muir (1968 - 1970) - Starring Hope Lange, Edward Mulhare and Charles Nelson Reilly. This series of a ghost haunting a beautiful woman was to compete with Bewitched and I Dream of Jeanie. Hope Lange won back to back Emmys for best actress.
The Archie Show
The Bold Ones: The Lawyers
The Doris Day Show
Here Come the Brides
It Takes a Thief
Land of the Giants
The Name of the Game
One Life to Live
Wild, Wild Women
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964-1968).
The Prisoner (UK) (1967-1968).
Lost in Space (1965-1968).
The Lucy Show (1962-1968).
The Bell Telephone Hour (1959-1968).
The Fulton Sheen Program (1961-1968).
Television News 1968
As the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour dominated 1967, Rowan and Martin's Laugh In even more so dominated 1968. The cast was large and made of names we remember today: Gary Owens, Ruth Buzzi, Judy Carne, Flip Wilson, Sammy Davis Jr., Richard Dawson, Arte Johnson, Henry Gibson, Jo Anne Worley, Dave Madden and of course Goldie Hawn and Lily Tomlin who became super stars. Top celebrities like John Wayne and and politicians like Richard Nixon often walked on to do a few seconds of the shows hip phrases: Sock it to me, You bet your bippy, Here come de judge!, and Beautiful Downtown Burbank. The fast paced hip and often slapstick humor was a hit in the serious days of the Vietnam War and racial strife making it one of the most successful shows in television history.
60 Minutes primiers on CBS and is presently in its 40th straight year making it the longest running prime time television show in history. Orignal investigative reporters were Harry Reasnor and Mike Wallace with Morley Schaffer joining the following year.
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood priemiered on the NET networkand moving to PBS in 1970. From Pittsburg it ran until 2001. Starring Fred McFeely Rogers, a soft spoken Prespiterian minister, played himself until he passed away in 2003.
The Emmy's of 1968 - 1969
Outstanding Dramatic Series -NET Playhouse
Outstanding Continued Performance By an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Series - Carl Betz, Judd for the Defense
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 - Werner Klemperer, Hogan's Heroes
Outstanding Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Drama - Susan Saint James, The Name of the Game
Outstanding Comedy Series - Get Smart!
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 - Hope Lange, The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
Outstanding Musical or Variety Series - Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In
Most Watched 1968 - 1969
1. Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In
2. Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.
4. Mayberry R.F.D
5. Family Affair
8. The Dean Martin Show
9. Here's Lucy
10. The Beverly Hillbillies
11. Mission: Impossible
13. The Red Skelton Hour
14. My Three Sons
15. The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour
17. The Virginian
18. The F.B.I.
20. Tuesday Night at the Movies
TV Guide Schedule 1968
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