TV Days 1951

TV Days 1951

One of TV’s biggest stars in 1951—————Lucille Ball———————————–

Now we turn our attention to the world of television and the shows that would entertain us. New shows for this year would include “I Love Lucy”, “The Roy Rogers Show”, “The Jack LaLanne Show” ( for all those exercise fanatics) and the Soap Opera “Search For Tomorrow”. The most popular shows on television would include “All Star Revue” (NBC,Saturday 8:00-9:00 PM), “Gillette Cavalcade Of Sports” (NBC, Friday 10:00-11:00 PM), “The Lone Ranger” (ABC, Thursday 7:30-8:00 PM), “Pabst Blue Ribbon Bouts” (CBS, Wednesday 10:00-11:00 PM), “Goodyear Television Playhouse” (NBC, Sunday 9:00-10:00 PM), “Amos ‘N’ Andy” (CBS, Thursday 8:30-9:00 PM), “Big Town” (CBS, Thursday 9:30-10:00 PM), “Gangbusters” (NBC, Thursday 9:00-9:30 PM), “Philco Television Playhouse” (NBC, Sunday 9:00-9:30 PM), “I Remember Mama” (CBS, Friday 8:00-8:30 PM), “You Bet Your Life” (NBC show featuring Groucho Marx, Thursday 8:00-8:30 PM), “The Jack Benny Show” (CBS, Sunday 7:30-8:00 PM), “Your Show Of Shows” (NBC show featuring Sid Caesar & Imogene Coca, Saturday 9:00-10:30 PM), “Fireside Theatre” (NBC, Tuesday 9:00-9:30 PM), “Arthur Godfrey & His Friends” (CBS, Wednesday 8:00-9:00 PM), “The Colgate Comedy Hour” (NBC, Sunday 8:00-9:00 PM), “The Red Skelton Show” (NBC, Sunday 10:00-10:30 PM), “I Love Lucy” (CBS, Monday 9:00-9:30), and “Texaco Star Theater” (NBC, Tuesday 8:00-9:00PM). The most popular show on TV this year was “Arthur Godfrey”s Talent Scouts” (CBS, Monday 8:30-9:00 PM).
Other shows on TV this year would include “Tales Of Tomorrow” (ABC, Friday 9:30-10:00 PM), “Dragnet” (NBC, Thursday 9:00-9:30 PM), “The Roy Rogers Show” (NBC, Sunday 6:30-7:00 PM), “Boston Blackie” (Syndicated), “Burns & Allen” (CBS, Thursday 8:00-8:30 PM), “Range Rider” (Syndicated), “Ted Mack’s Family Hour” (ABC, Sunday 6:00-7:00 PM), “Wild Bill Hickok” (Syndicated) and “The Adventures Of Superman” (Syndicated).

One of the early stars of TV was Arthur Godfrey

One of the more popular shows on TV at this time was “Your Show Of Shows” with Sid Caesar & Imogene Coca. Below is a skit featuring Sid & Imogene.

George Burns & Gracie Allen were popular in the early days of television.

Ken Murray was a veteran entertainer who has his own show this year. It would be on CBS, Saturday 8:00-9:00PM. 🙂 🙂 🙂

References: “The Complete Directory Of Prime Time Network TV Shows 1946- Present” by Tim Brooks and Earle Marsh and “How Sweet It Was” by Arthur Shulman & Roger Youman.

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