ⓘ 1967 in television

                                     

ⓘ 1967 in television

  • January 15
  • The Rolling Stones appear on CBSs The Ed Sullivan Show, where, at Sullivans insistence, they perform "Lets Spend the Night Together" as "Lets Spend Some Time Together."
  • The inaugural Super Bowl is simulcast on CBS and NBC
  • March 11 – This was the last day that French-language TV stations in Canada were required to run "personals" classified advertising between 6–7 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
  • August 6 – Formula One auto racing has its first colour TV broadcast, as the 1967 German Grand Prix raced at Nurburgring is colorcast to a West German audience on an experimental basis.
  • May 13 – TV Bandeirantes São Paulo, a first network television station of Rede Bandeirantes, an officially regular broadcasting service to start in Brazil.
  • February 25 – Gene Kelly stars in Jack and the Beanstalk ; airing on NBC and produced by Hanna-Barbera, it is the first TV special to combine live action and animation.
  • February 23 – The Beatles make a taped appearance on ABCs American Bandstand, where they premiere their new music videos for the songs "Penny Lane" and "Strawberry Fields Forever".
  • August 25 – Color television is officially launched in West Germany simultaneously by ARD and ZDF at precisely 9:30 am, with a symbolic launch button pressed by Willy Brandt at the Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin.
  • In the VPRO TV show Hoepla, model Phil Bloom is seen reading a newspaper; when she folds the newspaper, she is completely nude the first time someone appears nude in a television program.
  • July 10 – The fourth Peanuts special, Youre in Love, Charlie Brown, with a springtime theme, has its premiere on CBS.
  • September 2 – At 12:30 pm, Channel 9 in Sioux City, Iowa switches from being KVTV CBS basic to KCAU-TV ABC full-time. Three days later, CBS returns to the area when KMEG-TV signs-on.
  • May 1 – The United Network initially known as the Overmyer Network launches broadcasting with the talk/variety show The Las Vegas Show - which would be the only show it airs, as both network and show disappear in June due in part to transmission expenses.
  • June 25 – The special Our World becomes the first live worldwide "via satellite" TV broadcast, transmitting to 30 countries. Performers include Mick Jagger, Marianne Faithfull, Keith Richards, Keith Moon, Eric Clapton, Pattie Harrison, Jane Asher, Graham Nash, Hunter Davies, and The Beatles who perform "All You Need Is Love," a song composed especially for the occasion.
  • June 15 – ATV0, Melbourne, launches color television in Australia with live coverage of the Pakenham races.
  • July 1 – With live coverage from the Wimbledon Championships of tennis, BBC2 becomes Europes first color TV broadcaster, although still in the experimental stage.
  • January 29 – The first CBS Playhouse presentation, The Final War of Olly Winter, is televised.
  • August 29 – The Fugitive finale proves to be one of the most-watched episodes of the decade.
  • First colour television broadcasts introduced in France, RSFSR and BSSR using SECAM system.
  • March 6 – Mark Twain Tonight! starring Hal Holbrook as Mark Twain, premieres on CBS.
  • March – Gunsmoke is renewed by CBS for the fall 1967 season. Aging it was completing its 12th season and declining in the ratings, CBS planned to cancel the western, but protests from viewers, network affiliates and even members of Congress and especially William S. Paley, the head of the network, lead the network to move the series from its longtime late Saturday time slot to early Mondays for the fall - displacing Gilligans Island, which initially had been renewed for the fall but is cancelled instead. Gunsmoke would remain on CBS until 1975.
  • September 17 – The Doors appear on The Ed Sullivan Show and perform "Light My Fire". Sullivan had requested that the line "Girl we couldnt get much higher" be changed for the show, but Jim Morrison performs it the way it was written and the band is banned from the show as a result.
  • July 28 – In the VPRO television show Hoepla, model Phil Bloom flashes nude in front of the cameras. Several angry viewers complain by sending letters of protests.
  • August 21 – ABCs Dark Shadows and CBSs As the World Turns are the first daytime soaps on their respective networks to go color.
  • February 16 – The first airing of "Space Seed", the Star Trek television episode that introduces popular villain Khan Noonien Singh, as played by Ricardo Montalban, is aired on NBC.
  • October 1
  • May – David Dortort appoints himself executive producer of Bonanza, a move which takes him out of the day-to-day running of the show but allows him to spend his efforts on another NBC western, The High Chaparral.
  • September 9 – NBC airs what will prove to be the pilot of Rowan and Martins Laugh-In ; which would have its actual series premiere on January 22, 1968.
  • September 10 – The Who destroy their instruments during a performance on CBSs The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour
  • December 26 – The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour airs on BBC1 in the UK.
  • December 2 – Color television is officially launched on BBC2.
  • November 27 – Thai Army Television converts from System M a 525-line screen to System B 625 lines in preparation for PAL color to be launched in 1969.
  • November 19 – TVB launches free-to-air television in Hong Kong.
  • December 11 – NBC airs the all-star special Movin With Nancy, featuring Nancy Sinatra and guests.
  • December 21 – The only guests for a highly rated holiday episode of The Dean Martin Show are the family members of Martin and Frank Sinatra.
  • November 7 - The Golden Jubilee October Revolution Day Parades in Moscow, Leningrad and Minsk are first major events to be broadcast in color in the Soviet Union using SECAM system.
Also in 1967
  • The Corporation for Public Broadcasting is established
  • A taped appearance by The Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show, premiering their new music video for the song "Hello Goodbye"
  • The FCC orders that cigarette ads on television, radio and in print must include a warning about the health risks of smoking
  • PAL and SECAM video standards introduced
  • Cissy King replaces Barbara Boylan as Bobby Burgesss dance partner on The Lawrence Welk Show.
  • All CBS soap operas transition from live to tape broadcasts
                                     

1. Programs/Programmes

  • That Girl 1966–71
  • The Lucy Show 1962–68
  • Daniel Boone 1964–70
  • What the Papers Say UK 1956–2008
  • The Dean Martin Show 1965–74
  • Star Trek 1966–69
  • Mutual of Omahas Wild Kingdom 1963–88, 2002–present
  • Four Corners Australia 1961–present
  • Hallmark Hall of Fame 1951–present
  • Lost in Space 1965–68
  • World of Sport 1965–85
  • Another World 1964–99
  • Bozo the Clown 1949–present
  • The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1962–92
  • The Guiding Light 1952–2009
  • Meet the Press 1947–present
  • The Secret Storm 1954–74
  • Green Acres 1965–71
  • Top of the Pops UK 1964–2006
  • Walt Disneys Wonderful World of Color 1961–69
  • The Mothers-in-Law 1967–69
  • Captain Kangaroo 1955–84
  • Bewitched 1964–72
  • Batman 1966–68
  • The Bell Telephone Hour 1959–68
  • Get Smart 1965–70
  • The Hollywood Palace 1964–1970
  • Jeopardy! 1964–75, 1984–present
  • The Avengers UK 1961–69
  • Peyton Place 1964–69
  • The Late Show Ireland 1962–present
  • Family Affair 1966–71
  • The Monkees 1966–68
  • Blue Peter UK 1958–present
  • Love of Life 1951–80
  • Mission: Impossible 1966–73
  • Grandstand UK 1958–2007
  • Panorama UK 1953–present
  • Doctor Who UK 1963–89, 1996, 2005–present
  • The Newlywed Game 1966–74
  • Run for Your Life 1965–1968
  • General Hospital 1963–present
  • Truth or Consequences 1950–88
  • Z-Cars UK 1962–78
  • The Saint UK 1962–69
  • American Bandstand 1952–89
  • Candid Camera 1948–present
  • Tom and Jerry 1965–72, 1975–77, 1980–82
  • The Wednesday Play UK 1964–70
  • The Today Show 1952–present
  • Hockey Night in Canada 1952–present
  • The Andy Griffith Show 1960–68
  • Search for Tomorrow 1951–86
  • Bonanza 1959–73
  • Opportunity Knocks UK 1956–78
  • Dixon of Dock Green UK 1955–76
  • The Ed Sullivan Show 1948–71
  • Petticoat Junction 1963–70
  • I Dream of Jeannie 1965–70
  • Crossroads UK 1964–88, 2001–03
  • Play School 1966–present
  • The Good Old Days UK 1953–83
  • Gunsmoke 1955–75
  • As the World Turns 1956–2010
  • Armchair Theatre 1956–68
  • The Edge of Night 1956–84
  • The Lawrence Welk Show 1955–82
  • The Fulton Sheen Program 1961–68
  • Come Dancing UK 1949–95
  • The Sky at Night UK 1957–present
  • Days of Our Lives 1965–present
  • My Three Sons 1960–72
  • Dark Shadows 1966–71
  • I Spy 1965–1968
  • The Doctors 1963–82
  • The Mike Douglas Show 1961–82
  • Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. 1964–70
  • The Money Programme UK 1966–present
  • This Is Your Life UK 1955–2003
  • The Beverly Hillbillies 1962–71
  • Coronation Street UK 1960–present
  • Its Academic 1961–present
  • Match Game 1962–69, 1973–84, 1990–91, 1998–99
  • The Mavis Bramston Show Australia 1964–68
  • Face the Nation 1954–present
  • Hogans Heroes 1965–71
                                     

2. Debuts

  • A prime-time edition of The Newlywed Game 1967–71 on ABC
  • January 7
  • The Forsyte Saga, BBC drama in 26 50-minute episodes
  • July 3 – News at Ten 1967–99, 2001–04, 2008–present on ITV in the UK
  • Good Morning World on CBS 1967–1968
  • September 5
  • January 13 – Rango on ABC Last aired on September 1, 1967
  • January 9 – Mr. Terrific on CBS Last aired on August 27, 1967
  • February 13 – Mr. Dressup 1967–96 on CBC
  • February 5 – The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour 1967–69 on CBS
  • The Prisoner on Canadas CTV Television Network
  • September 7
  • Cimarron Strip 1967–68 on CBS
  • The Flying Nun 1967–70 on ABC
  • September 6 – He & She 1967–68 and Dundee and the Culhane Fall 1967 only both on CBS
  • September 8 – Hondo ended December 29, 1967 on ABC
  • September 18 – Love is a Many Splendored Thing 1967–73 on CBS daytime
  • October 1 – Ultra Seven 1967–68 on TBS in Japan
  • September 10 – The Mothers-in-Law 1967–69 and The High Chaparral 1967–71 both on NBC
  • September 16 – Mannix 1967–75 on CBS
  • September 14 – Ironside 1967–75 on NBC
  • September 29 – The Prisoner has its UK on ATV and Grampian Television
  • September 9 – Spider-Man 1967–70 and George of the Jungle 1967 on ABC
  • September 11 – The Carol Burnett Show 1967–78 on CBS
  • December 26 – Do Not Adjust Your Set on ITV 1967–69