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Classic TV Series from 'J' - 'L'

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The Jack Benny Show (situation comedy)

     [aka: "The Jack Benny Daytime Show" (Weekday Re-Runs)]
     [aka: "Sunday With Jack Benny" (Sunday Afternoon Re-Runs)]

The Jack Carson Show (comedy variety)

The Jack Carter Show (comedy variety)

     [a rotating part of NBC's "All-Star Revue"]

+ Jack Douglas -- see The Golden Voyage (travelogue)

+ Jack Douglas -- see I Search For Adventure (travelogue)

+ Jack Douglas -- see Sweet Success (documentary)

+ Jack London Stories -- see Captain David Grief (adventure) starring Maxwell Reed

The Jack Paar Show [#1] (1953 daytime talk-variety)

+ Jack Paar -- see also The [1957] Tonight Show with Jack Paar

The Jack Paar Program [#2] (1962 talk-variety)

Jack Paar Tonite [#3] (1973 talk-variety)

The Jackie Gleason Show (comedy variety)

     [aka: American Scene Magazine]
     [see also "The Honeymooners", a sketch which was spunoff 
          into its own series]

+ The James Melton Show -- see Ford Festival Time (musical variety)

Jamie (sitcom, starring Brandon De Wilde)

The Jane Froman Show / U.S.A. Canteen (musical variety)

+ Jane Wyman -- see Fireside Theatre (dramatic anthology)

    [Original Title: "Fireside Theatre";

     alternate titles:
     "Jane Wyman Presents Fireside Theatre";
     "Jane Wyman Theatre";
     "The Jane Wyman Show";

     Syndicated titles included:
     "Your - TV Theater" and "The Jane Wyman Show"]

Janet Dean, Registered Nurse (drama, starring Ella Raines)

The Jaye P. Morgan Show (music)

The Jean Arthur Show (sitcom)

+ The Jeannie Carson Show -- see Hey, Jeannie (sitcom)

+ Jeff's Collie -- see Lassie (adventure)

Jefferson Drum (western, starring Jeff Richards)

Jesse James [The Legend Of... ] (western, starring Chris Jones)

+ Jet Jackson -- see Captain Midnight (children's adventure)

The Jim Backus Show / Hot Off The Wire (sitcom)

    [Orig. title: "Press Time"]

Jim Bowie, The Adventures of (adventure, starring Scott Forbes)

+ The Jim Henson Hour -- see The Muppets (marionettes-puppets-satire)

The Jimmy Dean Show (musical-variety)

    [aka: "The C. B. S. Country Music Show"]

The Jimmy Durante Show (comedy-variety)

    [first season umbrella title: "Texaco Star Theater"]

The Jimmy Stewart Show (sitcom)

The Jo Stafford Show (musical variety)

The Joe Franklin Show (talk)

The Joe Palooka Story (crime, starring Joe Kirkwood, Jr.)

The Joey Bishop Show [#1] / The New Joey Bishop Show (sitcom)

The Joey Bishop Show [#2] (talk show)

The John Forsythe Show (sitcom/spy show)

+ John Gunther's High Road -- see The High Road

Johnny Midnight (detective, starring Edmond O'Brien)

Johnny Ringo (western, starring Don Durant)

+ Johnny Staccato -- see Staccato (police drama, starring John Cassavetes)

The Joker's Wild (game/quiz show, hosted by Jack Barry)

The Jonathan Winters Show (#1) [NBC, 1956] (comedy variety)

The Jonathan Winters Show (#2) [CBS, 1967] (comedy variety)

+ Jonathan Winters -- see also The Wacky World of Jonathan Winters

The Joseph Cotton Show / On Trial (legal drama)

+ Jubilee U.S.A. -- see Ozark Jubilee (country music/variety, hosted by Red Foley)

The Judy Garland Show (musical-variety)

Judd, For The Defense (legal drama, starring Carl Betz)

Judge For Yourself / The Fred Allen Show (game show)

Judge Roy Bean (western, starring Edgard Buchanan and Jack Beutel)

Julia (sitcom, starring Diahann Carroll)

The Julie Andrews Hour (musical variety)

+ The June Allyson Show -- see The Dupont Show (dramatic anthology)

[The Adventures of a] Jungle Boy (adventure)

Justice (legal drama, starring Dane Clark)

+ Karen (1964) -- see [Ninety] 90 Bristol Court (rotating sitcoms)

The Kate Smith Evening Hour (musical variety)

+ Kay Kyser -- see The Kollege Of Musical Knowledge (game)

The Ken Murray Show (comedy variety)

Kentucky Jones (drama, starring Dennis Weaver)

King Of Diamonds (adventure, with Broderick Crawford)

Kingston: Confidential (adventure, starring Raymond Burr)

Kit Carson, The Adventures of (western, with Bill Williams)

Klondike (adventure)

+ Kolchack -- see The Night Stalker (suspense fantasy, starring Darren McGavin)

Kojak (detective, starring Telly Savalas)

The Kollege Of Musical Knowledge (game)

    [aka: "Kay Kyser's 'Kollege Of Musical Knowledge'" (1949);
     aka: "The College Of Musical Knowledge" (1954)]

+ Kovacs Unlimited -- see The Ernie Kovacs Show (comedy)

The Kraft Music Hall (musical variety)

    [aka: "Milton Berle Starring in The Kraft Music Hall" (1958 - 59),
     aka: "Kraft Music Hall Presents: The Dave King Show" (1959), and
     aka: "Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall" (1959 - 67)]

+ The Kraft Music Hall -- see also series listed under "Milton Berle"

+ The Kraft Music Hall -- see also series listed under "Perry Como"

Kraft Mystery Theatre (dramatic anthology)

Kraft Suspense Theatre (dramatic anthology)

Kraft Television Theatre (dramatic anthology)

+ Kraft Television Theatre -- see also Ponds Theatre (dramatic anthology)

Kukla, Fran and Ollie (puppet show)

Lamp Unto My Feet (religion & culture)

+Lancelot -- see [The Adventures of] Sir Lancelot (starring William Russell)

Lancer (western, starring James Stacy and Andrew Duggan)

Land Of The Giants (science fiction / fantasy)

+ The Lanny Ross Show -- see The Swift Show (musical variety)

Laramie (western, starring Robert Fuller and John Smith)

Laredo (western, starring Peter Brown and Neville Brand)

The Larry Storch Show (comedy variety)

Lassie (adventure)

    [Reruns of original CBS series were syndicated under titles: 
     "Jeff's Collie" with Tommy Rettig, and
     "Timmy and Lassie" with Jon Provost]

Last Of The Wild (documentary, hosted by Lorne Greene)

    [aka: "Lorne Greene's Last Of The Wild"]

The Last Word (language panel show)

+ Laughback -- see Steve Allen's Laughback (comedy variety, hosted by Steve Allen)

Laurel and Hardy (comedy/slapstick)

+ Laurel and Hardy -- see also Comedy Capers

The Law and Mr. Jones (legal drama, starring James Whitmore)

Law Of The Plainsman (western, starring Michael Ansara)

The Lawbreakers (crime documentary, narrated by Lee Marvin)

    [aka: "Lee Marvin's Lawbreakers"]

The Lawless Years (crime, starring James Gregory)

The Lawman (western)

The Lawrence Welk Show (musical variety)

    [original title: "The Dodge Dancing Party"]

+ The Lawyers -- see The Bold Ones (rotating drama series)

Leave It To Beaver (sitcom)

+ Lee Marvin's Lawbreakers -- see The Lawbreakers (crime documentary)

The Legend of Custer (western, starring Wayne Maunder)

    [aka: "Custer"]

+ The Legend Of Jesse James -- see Jesse James (western, starring Chris Jones)

Let's Take a Trip (children, with host Sonny Fox)

+ Letter to Loretta -- see The Loretta Young Show

The Liberace Show (music)

The Lieutenant (drama, starring Gary Lockwood)

+ The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp -- see Wyatt Earp

The Life Of Riley (situation comedy)

     [First  series on NBC, 1949 - 1950 starring Jackie Gleason]
     [Second series on NBC, 1953 - 1958 starring William Bendix]

Life With Father (situation comedy, with Leon Ames and Lureen Tuttle)

Life With Luigi (sitcom, starring J. Carrol Naish)

+ Life With The Erwins -- see The Trouble With Father

Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous (fantasy travelogue, narrated by Robin Leach)

Lights, Camera, Action! (talent show)

The Line-Up (police drama)

     [Syndicated Title: "San Francisco Beat"]

+ The Linkletter Show -- see Art Linkletter's House Party

Little Audrey (cartoons)

The Little House on the Prairie (drama)

Little Lulu (cartoons)

The Little Rascals (children)

    [original title as theatrical film shorts: "Hal Roach's Rascals";
     silent film title: "The Terrible Ten";
     later title with sound: "'Our Gang' Comedies"]

The Lloyd Bridges Show (dramatic anthology)

+ Lloyd Bridges -- see also Sea Hunt

The Lloyd Thaxton Show (dance party)

Lock-Up (legal drama, starring MacDonald Carey)

+ Logos/Emblems/Signatures -- see the Studio Logos Web Page

The Lone Ranger (western, starring Clayton Moore and Jay Silverheels)

The Lone Wolf (adventure, starring Louis Hayward)

     [aka: "Streets of Danger"]

The Loner (western, starring Lloyd Bridges)

Look Up and Live (religious anthology)

Looney Tunes (cartoons, from Warner Brothers)

The Long, Hot Summer (serial drama)

The Loretta Young Show [#1] (dramatic anthology)

     [original title: "Letter to Loretta";
      some episodes rerun in 1957 as "Festival Of Stars";
      Daytime rerun title: "The Loretta Young Theatre"]

The [New] Loretta Young Show [#2] (sitcom)

+ Lorne Greene -- see Last Of The Wild (documentary, hosted by Lorne Greene)

Lost In Space (science fiction / fantasy)

Love Of Life (soap opera)

+ Love Or Money -- see For Love Or Money (game show, hosted by Bill Nimmo)

+ Love That Bob! -- see The Bob Cummings Show (1955-59)

Lucas Tanner (drama, starring David Hartman)

+ Lucky Strike Theater -- see Robert Montgomery Presents (dramatic anthology)

The Lucy Show/Here's Lucy (sitcom, starring Lucille Ball)

    [original title: "The Lucille Ball Show"]

Lunch With Soupy Sales (comedy)

+ Lunch With Soupy Sales -- see also: The Soupy Sales Show (comedy)

+ Lux Playhouse -- see also Schlitz Playhouse of Stars (dramatic anthology)

+ The Lux Show Starring Rosemary Clooney -- see The Rosemary Clooney Show (musical variety)

Lux Video Theatre (dramatic anthology)
















































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