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The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. logoNBC introduced The Man from U.N.C.L.E., an hour-long spy thriller, at the start of the 1964-1965 season. The series starred Robert Vaughn as secret agent Napoleon Solo and David McCallum as his partner, a Russian Illya Kuryakin and Leo G. Carroll as Alexander Waverly, head of U.N.C.L.E. (United Network Command for Law and Enforcement). U.N.C.L.E.'s mission was to combat the evil agents of THRUSH, a global organization bent on domination the world.

The Marriage Ref

The Marriage Ref logoFrom executive producer Jerry Seinfeld comes this new reality series that looks into the unexpected and absurd situations that arise in the marriages of celebrities, sports stars and just plain regular folks. With all sides of the issues examined, the audience gets to decide whose side they are on… More (if any).

The Martian Chronicles

The Martian Chronicles logoRay Bradbury's subtle, elegant fantasy of man's earliest experiences on an alien planet was given the big treatment in this three-part American adaptation. Rock Hudson starred as the pivotal character of Col. John Wilder, leader of a successful expedition to Mars who finds his sympathies torn, but who is helpless to prevent the planet being raped by American culture.

The Master

The Master logoThis series about an Air Force colonel, John Peter McAllister, stationed in Japan during World War II and became fascinated with the Ninja - a secret and now outlawed society of warriors trained in the martial arts. He entered the sect, and became a Ninja Master, the only Westerner ever to do so. When younger members of the sect began to use their deadly skills for evil ends, McAllister left for America, violating his sacred oath never to leave the sect. In the U.S. he met young Max Keller, a footloose adventurer, and the two of them set out in Max's van, searching for McAllister's long-lost daughter and righting wrongs they encountered along the way. The Master trained Max in the rudiments of the ninja martial arts. Hard on their heels were deadly Ninja assassins led by Okasa, McAllister'...

The Match Game

The Match Game logoWelcome to The Match Game guide at TV Tome. You mean there was a Match Game back in the 1960s? Yes sure was. But this original incarnation of what became 1 of the most popular wild game shows ever was a quite different creature to say the least. Y'see, this version of The Match Game employed a staid but reliable format that earned the show a 7-season run and guaranteed host of The MATCH Game Gene Rayburn a permanent place in game show history. Debuting Monday December 31, 1962 on NBC-TV "In Living Color." The Match Game pitted 2 teams of 3 players each (two contestants each paired with a celebrity, for a total of 6 contestants). Rayburn posed a simple question (e.g., "Name a green vegetable" or "To a rich man, *blank* dollars is nothing."). Each team member without consulting the others wr...

The Michael J. Fox Show

The Michael J. Fox Show logoLook who’s making the news again! One of NY’s most beloved news anchors, Mike Henry (Michael J. Fox), put his career on hold to spend more time with his family and focus on his health after he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s. But now five years later, with the kids busy growing up and Mike growing restless, it just might be time for him to get back to work. Having never wanted Mike to leave in the first place, his old boss Harris Green jumped at the chance to get him back on TV. The trick, as it’s always been, was to make Mike think it was his idea. After several – okay, many - failed attempts, Mike’s family, anxious to see him out of the house, finally succeeded in getting him to “run into” Green. Now their plan is in motion. He’ll be back to juggling home, family, and c...

The Midnight Special

The Midnight Special logoThe Midnight Special was a late-night rock music series airing Friday nights (or rather early morning Saturdays). This 90-minute show followed "The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson." In its first years, The Midnight Special began at 1:00 am. But when Johnny Carson cut his own show from 90 to 60 minutes, Midnight Special's starting time was changed to 12:30am. NBC broadcast the pilot on August 19, 1972 as a 90-minute special. The Midnight Special became a weekly series beginning February 2, 1973.For most of its run, the series featured guest hosts each week. The exception to this was from July 1975 through March 1976 when Helen Reddy was the regular host. Wolfman Jack was a regular fixture on the series. He served as announcer and frequent guest host. In addition, he often interviewed t...

The Million Second Quiz

The Million Second Quiz logoThis Quiz show is a 12-day, 24/7 live competition “where contestants test the limits of their knowledge, endurance and will to win as they battle each other in intense bouts of trivia,” according to a press release. The show will air in primetime from an hourglass-shaped structure in which contestants will also live. (Source: NBC)

The Milton Berle Show

The Milton Berle Show logoAmidst a huge publicity blitz by ABC-TV (including an iron-clad, long term contract) and considerable speculation as to whether he could win over the Baby Boomers as he had their parents, entertainment legend Milton Berle attempted a prime-time TV comeback with this comedy-variety series taped at the Hollywood Palace theater. Unfortunately, high budgets and big-name guest stars couldn't lure viewers away from competing shows, primarily the hugely successful "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." The program was cancelled after one season, and Berle, despite numerous guest appearences on other shows over the ensuing three decades, never had a regular series again.
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