The CBS Primetime Schedule From 1951

FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Today, the CBS Television Network and CBS Entertainment present their 2018-2019 primetime schedule to the advertising community in New York City. This season, the network will premiere three new comedies and two dramas, two shows of which are reboots: “Magnum P.I.” and “Murphy Brown.”

This week’s blog is not about the upcoming season, but about what the schedule was in 1951, which put CBS on the map and led the way to it being America’s Most Watched Network.

In that year, there were four over-the-air TV networks: CBS, NBC, ABC and the Dumont Network. That fall, CBS only premiered three new shows: a drama anthology (“Schlitz Playhouse of Stars”), a crime drama under the name “Crime Syndicated,” and a new situation comedy or ‘sitcom’ called “I Love Lucy.”

Lucille Ball had been a theatrical actress who then moved to CBS Radio in the 1940s to do a show called “My Favorite Husband.” With the advent of TV,…

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