5 shows that debuted in the fall during the '60s

A lot of people could argue that the '60s produced the best sitcoms.

There's something about the feeling of crisp air during autumn that makes you want to stay inside. You can see colorful leaves falling from once-green trees as you look out your window. While inside for the day or night, you can do many things. However, in the '60s, there were so many shows to indulge in.

Many iconic series made their first appearances on televisions worldwide in September and October in the 1960s. From hilarious sitcoms that centered around different types of families to one about a sheriff and his shenanigans.

A lot of people could argue that the '60s produced the best sitcoms. So, here are five legendary shows that debuted in the fall of the decade.

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1. "My Three Sons" - September 29, 1960

 

One of the family sitcoms that dominated the '60s was My Three Sons. It followed the journey of a widower as he raised his three children, and adjusted to his new life. The series lasted until 1972, giving fans 12 seasons of family-oriented content.

2. "The Andy Griffith Show" - October 3, 1960

 

The Andy Griffith Show made everyone want to pack up their things and move to Mayberry. The show was a situational comedy that provided viewers with an endless amount of laughs. It was shown in black & white and in color episodes during its later seasons. Surprisingly, it only has eight seasons.

3. "The Beverly Hillbillies" - September 26, 1962

 

There's something about hillbillies moving to Beverly Hills that sounds like music to our ears. The Beverly Hillbillies was a one-of-a-kind show. Produced by Paul Henning, the Clampetts were determined to stay true to themselves, even though their new wealth brought them to an environment that wasn't welcoming.

4. "Petticoat Junction" - September 24, 1963

 

Down at the Shady Rest Hotel, you never know what will happen. Petticoat Junction is another Paul Henning classic that debuted in the fall during the 1960s. It followed the life of Kate Bradley as she tried to run her hotel, continue to raise her three daughters, and deal with a scheming uncle.

5. "Green Acres" - September 15, 1965

 

Paul Henning was on a roll with classic television series during the '60s. Green Acres follows the journey of a couple who decided to move from the city that never sleeps, New York City, to be surrounded by greenery on a farm in Hooterville. The plot alone was interesting enough for fans to watch the show for several seasons.

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Kid 5 months ago
I just love Green Acres I think it’s so funny but my ex hated it she called it stupid because the situations were not with in the realm of being remotely possible … I explained that’s what makes it funny !!! She always said that I was childish.. guess she was correct ! 😂🤣😂
Pacificsun 16 months ago
A lot of people could argue that the '60s produced the best sitcoms. So, here are five legendary shows that debuted in the fall of the decade.
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MeTV Staff likes to reference Sitcoms mainly. But a LOT of very original, notable Action/Adventure/Fantasy Series ran during that period as well.

For one thing, so glad The Wild, Wild West has returned to the MeTV lineup, where it belongs!!
plucky 16 months ago
there was two other great ones you forgot..... Hogans Heros and McHales Navy
bagandwallyfan52 18 months ago
https://youtu.be/umj0gu5nEGs
The Time Warp Song from The
Rocky Horror Picture Show movie.
bagandwallyfan52 18 months ago
https://youtu.be/zKQfxi8V5FA
The song IN THE YEAR 2525 BY
ZAGER AND EVANS.
bagandwallyfan52 18 months ago
https://youtu.be/4OUnedMCCW0
TACO singing the song Putting ON
The Ritz .
bagandwallyfan52 18 months ago
https://youtu.be/VdyBJoM22cI
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour Theme Song .
eugenebelvinandmoosefan8 18 months ago
https://youtu.be/_GeNudqXACQ
The Original Selma Plout on
PETTICOAT JUNCTION Virginia Sale .
Later Elvia Allman played both
Selma Plout 2 and Cora Watson.
eugenebelvinandmoosefan8 18 months ago
https://youtu.be/JftY7J2EfqQ
The Mysterious Case of The Strange
Mr. SCHWAMP!
That sounds like a Perry Mason Case!
bagandwallyfan52 18 months ago
What state was Hooterville in?
Hank Kimball on Green Acres lived
In The State Of Confusion!!
Maybe Hooterville was in Illinois.
WGH bagandwallyfan52 16 months ago
Jed Clampett was near Hooterville and they lived in the ozarks. You can probably figure out the rest. Tennessee Arkansas Maybe?
bagandwallyfan52 18 months ago
https://youtu.be/umS3XM3xAPk
Green Acres Intro and END CREDITS.
bagandwallyfan52 18 months ago
https://youtu.be/my-bNPN3euk
2 Versions of the INTRO TO :
THE Smothers Brothers Show a
Sitcom from 1965-1966 where
Tom Smothers played an angel and
Dick Smothers worked for Mr.
Costello (ROLAND WINTERS) AT
PANDORA PUBLICATIONS.
bagandwallyfan52 18 months ago
https://youtu.be/zLkCWT2neuI
The song HELLO MARY LOU
IN MEMORY OF RICK NELSON
AND SKIP YOUNG (WALLY PLUMSTEAD).
bagandwallyfan52 18 months ago
https://youtu.be/gHNdxtcfC5g
The Smothers Brothers sing
They Call The Wind Maria .
bagandwallyfan52 18 months ago
https://youtu.be/wJYSu2OVCGM
The song I Think I Love You in
Memory of David Cassidy who played Keith Partridge on The
Partridge Family on ABC.
bagandwallyfan52 18 months ago
https://youtu.be/Sya8QVwt0Io
THIS VIDEO IS IN MEMORY OF
DAWN WELLS WHO WAS THE
WONDERFUL ACTRESS WHO
PLAYED MARY ANN SUMMERS ON
GILLIGAN'S ISLAND.
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