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New Series 1969



marcus welby md 1969Marcus Welby, M.D (1969 - 1976) Robert Young, from Father Knows Best starred in the title role as a family practitioner with a young rebellious assistant James Brolin who played motorcycle riding Dr. Steven Kiley, Elaine Verdugo played Consuelo Lopez, the nurse and office manager.




brady bunch 1969The Brady Bunch (1969 - 1974) Robert Reed, Florence Henderson, Barry Williams, Maureen McCormick, Christopher Knight, Eve Plumb, Mike Lookinland, Susan Olsen and Ann B. Davis as Alice the maid. Producer Sherwood Schwartz on the heels of his success with Gilligan's Island wanted to do a show of families with children from previous marriages. The series was about as UN counter culture Sixties as was possible and often considered so straight it was camp and became very successful in syndication.


room 222 1969Room 222 (1969 - 1974) A sitcom mixing humor with controversial issues of the day was produced by Grant Tinker and directed by Norman Lear who used it as a template for their later successes including All in the Family and the Mary Tyler Moore show. It starred Lloyd Haynes, Denise Nicholas and Karen Valentine as teachers and Michael Constantine as the principle.



hee haw 1969Hee Haw (1969 - 1993) On the heels of the success of Laugh In's fast moving jokes it was popular with a very different demographic of an older and less progressive audience. It starred Roy Clark and Buck Owens & his Buckaroos, Roy Acuff, Barbi Benton, Cathy Baker, Archie Campbell, the Hager Twins, Gunilla Hutton, Grandpa Jones, Susan Raye, George Lindsey (Goober), Minnie Pearl, Linda Thompson, Kenny Price, Lulu Roman, Misty Rowe and of course Junior Samples. Hee Haw ran for two years on CBS before it went into its 20 year run in syndication.



Eddies father 1969The Courtship of Eddie's Father (1969 - 1972) A hip Sixties widower Bill Bixby has a young son Brandon Cruz who helps find a wife for his dad, a mother for himself as they discuss the meaning of life. Also starring Miyoshi Umeki who won an Oscar in 1958 for her role with Red Buttons as the impetus for the movie Sayonara.



love american style 1969Love, American Style (1969 - 1974) An analogy of comedy romance sketches with a changing set of actors. It was said to be where failed sitcom pilots ended up, though it was most famous for being the vehicle Garry Marshall used to air the pilot of Happy Days, which became a big success.


The Bill Cosby Show
The Bold Ones
The Debbie Reynolds Show
The Eyes of Texas
The Fabulous Sixties
The Generation Gap
The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour
The Governor & J.J.
He Said, She Said (game show)
The Jim Nabors Hour
The Johnny Cash Show
Liar's Club
Medical Center
Monty Python's Flying Circus
The Pink Panther Show
Sale of the Century
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!
Then Came Bronson
World Masterpiece Theater


More on each new show of 1969 at Wikipedia



Series End 1969

The Saint (1962-1969).
Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. (1964-1969).
The Avengers (UK) (1961-1969).
Peyton Place (1964-1969).
Star Trek (1966-1969).
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (1967-1969).
Match Game (1962-1969)


Television News 1969



monty python cast 1969Monty Python comedy troupe forms Monty Python's Flying Circus which aired from 1969 to 1974 on the BBS. It starred Terry Jones, Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam and Michael Palin. The series did not reach American audiences until 1975 when PBS began running it on Sunday nights which soon gained cult status.


tiny tim married 1969

Tiny Tim who became famous for his high octave rendition of Tip Toe Through the Tulips and as a regular on Rowan and Martin's Laugh In, marries Miss Vicky on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.




PBS LOGO 1969PBS begins airing on November 3, 1969 replacing NET Television. It becomes to this day, the most respected network on television though its funding often became a political football between America's Right and Left. Though the 1994 (104th) Congress led by Republican Newt Gingrich claimed it would destroy PBS they failed. Toots from Noots



sesame street 1969Sesame Street which is about to enter its 40th season was created by Jim Henson and Frank Oz the men behind the Muppets. Like Laugh In, it used short skits and humor to get attention melding animation, puppets, real people and education for the pre school set. More people in the world have watched Sesame Street than any other television series.



The Emmy's of 1969 - 1970

Outstanding Dramatic Series -
Marcus Welby, M.D.

Outstanding Continued Performance By an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Series -
Robert Young, Marcus Welby, M.D.

Outstanding Continued Performance By an Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Series -
Susan Hampshire, The Forsyte Saga

Outstanding Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in Drama -
James Brolin, Marcus Welby, M.D.

Outstanding Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in Drama -
Gail Fisher, Mannix

Outstanding Comedy Series -
My World and Welcome to It

william windom 1969


Outstanding Continued Performance By an Actor in a Leading Role in a Comedy Series - William Windom, My World and Welcome to It

Outstanding Continued Performance By an Actress in a Leading Role in a Comedy Series -
Hope Lange, The Ghost and Mrs. Muir

Outstanding Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in Comedy -
Michael Constantine, Room 222

Outstanding Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in Comedy -
Karen Valentine, Room 222

Outstanding Variety or Musical Series -
The David Frost Show


Most Watched 1969 - 1970


1. Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In
2. Gunsmoke
3. Bonanza
4. Mayberry R.F.D.
5. Family Affair
6. Here's Lucy
7. The Red Skelton Hour
8. Marcus Welby, M.D.
9. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color
10. The Doris Day Show
11. The Bill Cosby Show
12. The Jim Nabors Show
13. The Carol Burnett Show
14. The Dean Martin Show
15. My Three Sons
16. Ironside
17. The Johnny Cash Show
18. The Beverly Hillbillies
19. Hawaii Five-O
20. The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour



TV Guide Schedule 1969


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