Did these sitcoms start in the 1950s or 1960s?

Most of these classic shows premiered a few years apart – but in which decade?


Television’s early “Golden Age” began in the late 1940s and continued through the next decade. The new technology brought live music, sports and groundbreaking scripted series to millions of American living rooms.

When exactly this pivotal entertainment period ended is not set in stone and many fans would contend that plenty of shows from the 1960s belong in TV’s “Golden Age.”

Here are 15 sitcoms from that era. Can you guess which ones started in the 1950s and which ones started in the 1960s?

  1. When did 'I Love Lucy' start?
  2. When did 'The Andy Griffith Show' start?
  3. When did 'Leave it to Beaver' start?
  4. When did 'The Beverly Hillbillies' start?
  5. When did 'The Dick Van Dyke Show' start?
  6. When did 'The Honeymooners' start?
  7. When did 'The Munsters' start?
  8. When did 'The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis' start?
  9. When did 'The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet' start?
  10. When did 'Petticoat Junction' start?
  11. When did 'Gilligan’s Island' start?
  12. When did 'Dennis the Menace' start?
  13. When did 'My Three Sons' start?
  14. When did 'The Donna Reed Show' start?
  15. When did 'Car 54, Where Are You?' start?

Did these sitcoms start in the 1950s or 1960s?

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pdbronco 8 months ago
One correction that impacts two of the questions, and is something that is a common mistake. A decade is a 10 year period, and there is no Year 0 on the calendar. So the first decade A.D. is 1 A.D. to 10 A.D. Following that out, it means that 1960 is the end of the decade of the 1950s which runs from 1951 A.D. to 1960 A.D.
CrowTServo 43 months ago
13/15. Better than I thought I’d do.
Runeshaper 43 months ago
You got 13 out of 15 = WOOHOO!!!

It's clear you knew these premiere years!
venusmars178 43 months ago
Missed 12 and 13. I demand a recount!
JERRY6 43 months ago
14 of 15 getting better , thanks metv for these quizzes they are lots of fun . great way to passtime
CouchPotato987 43 months ago
I thought Dennis the Menace started in 1960. I guess not, said it started in ‘59. Lol
John 43 months ago
14/15. I only missed on My Three Sons.
Gitch64 43 months ago
13-not bad born in 64 but I loved many of these shows in reruns after school
Dario 43 months ago
A PERFECT 15!!!!! 👌👌👌👌👌👍👍👍👍👍 😁😁😁😁😁
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