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Friday, August 28, 2015

Groovy Flashback: Fall TV Promos 1961 - 1979



With a new TV season right around the corner, I thought it would be fun to look back at some fall TV promos from ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC (which you then could read about in TV Guide's annual Fall Preview issue). So let's begin with the 1960s and '70s:

CBS's 1961 Fall Season Preview with hosts Andy Griffith, Garry Moore, Sebastian Cabot, Bob Cummings, Rod Serling, Raymond Burr and Ed Sullivan.



Edie Adams and Jerry Lewis appear in this preview of "The New ABC's" 1963-64 season featuring its new round logo.



Bewitched stars Elizabeth Montgomery and Dick York appear in this promo for ABC's 1965-66 season.



Batman's Adam West and Burt Ward host this preview of ABC's 1966-67 season.



Elizabeth Montgomery (Bewitched), Judy Carne (Love on a Rooftop) and Marlo Thomas (That Girl) appear in this "Ladies' Night" promo for ABC's 1966-67 Thursday night line-up.



Garry Moore hosts this preview of CBS's 1966-67 season (the first clip's quality is better, but the second one is the complete show).




Danny Thomas stars in "Remember Next Year?: A Lighthearted Look at NBC's Coming Season", which takes place in 1987 when a magazine writer from the moon wants to know what television was like in 1967.



Here is a 1968 promo for CBS's Mayberry R.F.D., a spin-off of The Andy Griffith Show that ran for three seasons.



It's NBC Week 1968 with The Beautiful Phyllis Diller Show, The Ghost and Mrs. Muir and The Mothers-in-Law.



ABC's 1969 Fall Preview: "Meet Us In September, Meet Us On ABC"




Hugh Downs and Joe Garagiola from NBC's Today host this preview of the network's 1969-70 season.



ABC's 1970 Fall Preview: "Let's get together this fall on ABC"




A CBS fall promo for The Mary Tyler Moore Show, which debuted on September 19, 1970.



ABC's 1971 Fall Preview: "This is the place to be"




ABC's 1972 Fall Preview: "This is the place to be" (once again)




ABC's 1973 Fall Preview: "This is the place to be" (for a third season)




CBS's 1973 Fall Preview featuring Calucci's Department with James Coco: "This Year Like Last Year The Best Is Right Here On CBS" and "CBS is Easy on the Eyes"



ABC's 1974 Fall Preview: "What you see on ABC this fall you'll be talking about tomorrow!"



ABC's 1975 Fall Preview: "Welcome to the bright new world of ABC"




Lloyd Bridges from NBC's Joe Forrester hosts this 1975 special to promote the network's "Superseason", which includes The Invisible Man, Movin' On, The Montefuscos, Fay and Ellery Queen.



Illusionist David Copperfield was the host of his first television special, The Magic of ABC, a fall preview/variety hour that aired on September 7, 1977, and featured 14 ABC stars, including Kate Jackson, Kristy McNichol, Shaun Cassidy, Parker Stevenson, Penny Marshall, Cindy Williams and Donny & Marie.



ABC's "Still the One" preview of its 1977-78 season doesn't mention any of their current shows.



CBS's 1977 Fall Preview featuring The Betty White Show and Wonder Woman.



ABC's 1978 Fall Preview features many of the network's stars singing "We're the one you can turn to!"



CBS's 1978 Fall Preview: "Turn Us On, We'll Turn You On"



NBC SEE US from 1978 featuring W.E.B. (with future Dynasty star Pamela Bellwood), Dick Clark's Live Wednesday and The Waverly Wonders (with Joe Namath).



ABC's 1979 Fall Preview: "Still The One!" with the network's stars enjoying a picnic and riding in hot air balloons.



CBS's 1979 Fall Preview: "We're Looking Good"

2 comments:

joel65913 said...

Very, very cool. I particularly loved the three on a couch combo of Elizabeth Montgomery, Judy Carne and Marlo Thomas in the Stephens living room yet!

Marc Harshbarger said...

Glad you liked the post, Joel!

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