TV Days 1954

TV Days 1954

Among the popular shows on TV this year were “The Jackie Gleason Show” (CBS, Saturday 8:00-9:00 PM), “Dragnet” (NBC, Thursday 9:00-9:30 PM), “You Bet Your Life” (NBC, Thursday 8:00-8:30 PM), “Toast Of The Town” (CBS, Sunday 8:00-9:00 PM), “Disneyland” (ABC, Wednesday 7:30-8:00 PM), “The Jack Benny Show” (CBS, Sunday 7:30-8:00 PM), “The George Gobel Show” (NBC, Saturday 10:00-10:30 PM), “Ford Theatre” (NBC, Thursday 9:30-10:00 PM), “December Bride” (CBS, Monday 9:30-10:00 PM), “The Buick Berle Show” (NBC, Tuesday 8:00-9:00 PM), “This Is Your Life” (NBC, Wednesday 10:00-10:30 PM), “I’ve Got A Secret” (CBS, Wednesday 9:30-10:00 PM), “Two For The Money” (CBS, Saturday 9:00-9:30 PM), “Your Hit Parade” (NBC, Saturday 10:30-11:00 PM), “The Adventures Of Rin Tin Tin” (ABC, Friday 7:30-8:00 PM), “Topper” (CBS, Friday 8:30-9:00 PM), “The Millionaire” (CBS, Wednesday 9:00-9:30 PM), “G.E. Theater” (CBS, Sunday 9:00-9:30 PM), “Private Secretary” (CBS, Sunday 7:30-8:00 PM), , “Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts” (CBS, Monday 8:30-9:00 PM), “Fireside Theatre” (NBC, Tuesday 9:00-9:30 PM), “Arthur Godfrey And His Friends” (CBS, Wednesday 8:00-9:00 PM), “Life Of Riley” (NBC, Friday 8:30-9:00 PM), “Pabst Blue Ribbon Bouts” (CBS, Wednesday 10:00-10:45 PM) and “Lassie” (CBS show featuring Tommy Rettig as Jeff Miller, Sunday 7:00-7:30 PM). Tommy Rettig would leave the show in 1957 and the syndicated episodes of this show would eventually be called “Jeff’s Collie”.

More TV shows from this year would include “Father Knows Best” (CBS, Sunday 10:00-10:30 PM), “People Are Funny” (NBC show with Art Linkletter, Sunday 7:00-7:30 PM), “Truth Or Consequences” (NBC, Tuesday 10:00-10:30 PM), “The Stu Erwin Show” (ABC, Wednesday 8:30-9:00 PM), and “Name That Tune” (CBS, Thursday 10:30-11:00 PM). The most popular show on TV this year was still “I Love Lucy” (CBS, Monday 9:00-9:30 PM).

Spring Byington would star in “December Bride” in 1954.

Marvin Miller would star in “The Millionaire”, beginning in the Fall of 1954.

Some TV Guide covers from 1954.

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