TV Days 1956

TV Days 1956


In the world of television, some of the top shows would include “Private Secretary” (CBS, Sunday, 7:30-8:00 PM), “Lassie” (CBS, Sunday 7:00-7:30 PM), “The Phil Silver’s Show (Sergeant Bilko)” (CBS, Tuesday 8:00-8:30 PM), “The $64,000 Challenge” (CBS, Sunday 10:00-10:30 PM), “People Are Funny” (NBC, Saturday 7:30-8:00 PM), “The Adventures Of Robin Hood” (CBS, Monday 7:30-8:00 PM), “The Ford Show” (NBC, Wednesday 9:00-9:30 PM), “The Life And Legend Of Wyatt Earp” (ABC, Tuesday 8:30-9:00 PM), “The Lineup” (CBS, Friday 10:00-10:30 PM), “The Red Skelton Show” (CBS, Tuesday 9:30-10:00 PM), “Disneyland” (ABC, Wednesday 7:30-8:30 PM), “The Millionaire” (CBS, Wednesday 9:00-9:30 PM), “Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts” (CBS< Monday 8:30-9:00 PM), “Dragnet” (NBC, Thursday 8:30-9:00 PM), “The Jack Benny Show” (CBS, Sunday 7:30-8:00 PM), “The Perry Como Show” (NBC, Saturday 8:00-9:00 PM), “Gunsmoke” (CBS, Saturday 10:00-10:30 PM), “I’ve Got A Secret” (CBS, Wednesday 9:30-10:00 PM), “Alfred Hitchcock Presents” (CBS, Sunday 9:30-10:00 PM), “December Bride” (CBS, Monday 9:30-10:00 PM), “The $64,000 Question” (CBS, Tuesday 10:00-10:30 PM), “GE Theater” (CBS, Sunday 9:00-9:30 PM) and “The Ed Sullivan Show” (CBS, Sunday 8:00-9:00 PM). Ed Sullivan would introduce America to a young singing idol in this year.

The top rated show on TV this year was “I Love Lucy” (CBS, Monday 9:00-9:30 PM). Other shows that America watched in 1956 would include “What”s My Line” (CBS, Sunday 10:30-11:00 PM), “The Steve Allen Show” (NBC, Sunday 8:00-9:00 PM), “Cheyenne” (ABC, Tuesday 7:30-8:30 PM), “Broken Arrow” (ABC, Tuesday 9:00-9:30 PM), “The Bob Cummings Show” (CBS, Thursday 8:00-8:30 PM) and “My Friend Flicka” (CBS, Friday 7:30-8:00 PM).

Clint Walker as “Cheyenne”

Michael Ansara and John Lupton would star in “Broken Arrow”

Roddy McDowell would star in “My Friend Flicka”

Some TV Guide covers from 1956-

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