Classic Firsts on the 1st

Ring in the new year with MeTV's Classic Firsts on the 1st! It's a brand-new year and a brand-new schedule with first episodes. Tune in all day on Thursday, January 1, for MeTV's Classic Firsts on the 1st.

Thursday, January 1

All times Eastern

5:00am
The Abbott and Costello Show The Drug Store "Bud and Lou find a job in Fields' drugstore and nearly wreck the place. Includes the "Jonah and the Whale" routine."
5:30am
Petticoat Junction Spur Line To Shady Rest (part 1) The C&W Railroad sends a troubleshooter, Homer Bedloe, to Hooterville to see why the main line and the branch line do not connect to each other.
6:00am
Petticoat Junction Quick, Hide The Railroad (part 2) Kate bradley comes up with a plot to hide the beloved Hooterville Cannonball engine, scheduled to be scrapped by the C&W Railroad.
6:30am
The Beverly Hillbillies The Clampetts Strike Oil Jed Clampett's swamp is loaded with oil. When a wildcatter discovers the huge pool, Jed sells his land to the O.K. Oil Company.
7:00am
That Girl Don't Just Do Something, Stand There Actress ann marie meets magazine writer donald hollinger while filming a commercial in the lobby of his building.
7:30am
I Love Lucy The Girls Want To Go To The Nightclub It's the Mertzes' 18th wedding anniversary. Ethel longs to celebrate it by going to the Copacabana, while Fred wants to attend the fights.
8:00am
The Donna Reed Show Weekend Trip Donna and Alex experience difficulties while getting away with the kids for the weekend.
8:30am
The Mary Tyler Moore Show Love Is All Around Mary Richards decides to move to Minneapolis after being jilted by her fiancé and there joins her friend, Phyllis. Mary's life changes forever when she applies for a secretarial job at...
9:00am
The Love Boat The Captain And The Lady Captain Stubing and his ex-wife have to face the realities of a badly resolved separation when they find themselves trapped on the same cruise.
10:00am
Perry Mason The Case Of The Restless Redhead Perry's client is menaced by a car driven by a hooded assailant, whom she shoots at with a revolver that was planted in her room. When the guy winds up dead from a bullet wound, Perry...
11:00am
Quincy, M.E. Visitors In Paradise Quincy and Danny go on a fishing holiday to the beautiful lakeside town of Paradise, free from their troubles of restaurant managing and Dr. Asten. Almost as soon as they have started...
12:00pm
The Rockford Files The Kirkoff Case Jim is following Travis, to get a lead on the murder of Mr and Mrs Kirkoff. He loses Travis, but meets Tawnia, who invites him back to her apartment for a drink. She drugs Jim and when he...
1:00pm
Gunsmoke Snap Decision Disturbed over being forced to kill a prisoner who was trying to save his life, Matt Dillion turns in his badge.
2:00pm
Bonanza A Rose For Lotta The Cartwrights have to protect their land from ruthless mine owners who want the Ponderosa for its timber. They enlist the aid of actress Lotta Crabtree to carry out their plans, but she...
3:00pm
The Rifleman The Sharpshooter Lucas McCain and his son, Mark, arrive in North Fork, New Mexico. Looking to start a new life, they come across a ranch that is to their liking, which is for sale. Lucas enters a Turkey...
3:30pm
The Rifleman Home Ranch Two hired hands of a wealthy cattleman, who has been using the ranch for grazing his cattle, demand that Lucas move out. When Lucas refuses, he is beaten and dragged and then the ranch...
4:00pm
Adventures of Superman Superman On Earth An infant is rocketed from the dying planet Krypton to Earth, where he is reared by a kindly couple. As a young man, Clark Kent gets a job at the Daily Planet newspaper.
4:30pm
Adventures of Superman The Haunted Lighthouse Jimmy Olsen visits his aunt and discovers a group of smugglers on her island home.
5:00pm
Emergency! Wedsworth-townsend Act, The (part 1) "Seeing a dire need in the community for on-the spot medical assistance, Roy and John attempt to convince their staunchest opponent, Dr. Brackett, to support paramedic legislation that...
6:00pm
CHiPs Pilot Ponch and Jon stop a car-theft ring, but Ponch's antics may keep him on probation.
7:00pm
M*A*S*H Pilot Episode "At the 4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (M.A.S.H) unit in Korea, two army doctors by the names of Hawkeye Pierce and Trapper John McIntyre receive some exciting news in the mail....
7:30pm
M*A*S*H To Market To Market After black marketers hijack the 4077th's supply of hydrocortisone, Hawkeye and Trapper concoct a deal with local black marketer, Charlie Lee, to get some more.
8:00pm
Make Room For Daddy Danny Meets Andy Griffith Danny is arrested by Sheriff Andy Taylor for going through an unnoticed stop sign in the town of Mayberry.
8:30pm
The Andy Griffith Show The New Housekeeper Rose, the former housekeeper, gets married and Opie is unhappy at her departure. Aunt Bee comes to live with Andy and Opie, and Opie is not exactly thrilled with her.
9:00pm
Hogan's Heroes The Informer Lieutenant Carter enters the camp and Hogan discovers a spy among his men.
9:30pm
Cheers Give Me A Ring Sometime (pilot) Stuffy & sophisticated Diane Chambers is dumped by her fiance in a blue collar Boston bar where she meets baseball star-turned-bar owner Sam Malone.
10:00pm
Welcome Back, Kotter The Great Debate The Sweathogs go into verbal battle against the debating class after their teacher insults the Sweathogs, and Gabe challenges them to a debate. James Woods guest stars.
10:30pm
Welcome Back, Kotter Basket Case Gabe and Washington have a problem after Washington makes the varsity basketball team and he decides not to take his exams.
11:00pm
Carol Burnett and Friends Guest Jim Nabors In Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary, Quite Contrary, Carol and the gang parodies "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman". Then, in Do Not Disturb, a dog-tired Tim just wants to sleep, but his noisy...
11:30pm
Perry Mason Case Of The Twice-told Tale, The (color) "Perry plays Mr. Brownlow to young Lenny Beale who's involved with a gang of teenage car strippers. Lenny wants to quit the gang but when his boss, Bill Sikes, turn up murdered the police...
12:30am
Murder by the Barrel "During the move-in to the McMillans' new house, Sally is terrified to discover a dead body in one of the barrels delivered by the movers. She calls Mac, but when he and Sgt. Enright...
2:00am
Night Gallery The Hand Of Borgus Weems A desperate man seeks out the help of a surgeon when he discovers an invading presence has control of his right hand.
2:30am
Night Gallery The Housekeeper A dabbler in black magic schemes to switch his rich wife's cold persona for a warm, loving soul.
3:00am
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour A Piece Of The Action "Expert gambler Duke Marsden finds his very existence at risk when he wins $30,000 from an inhuman ex-hood."
4:00am
Thriller The Twisted Image A wealthy advertising executive finds himself caught between a psychopathic mail-room clerk who covets his success and a disturbed young woman who wants to steal him away from his family.

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