In which season did these classic TV shows pop into color?

Some shows lasted only three seasons while others lasted over 15, but all of these classics featured a season where color replaced black and white.

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Some of classic television’s best shows were featured in both black and white and in color, as shows made the switch in the mid-to-late '60s.

The change to color not only gave fans new opportunities to see their favorite characters in a different way, but connect with them in a much more realistic form, too.

You know the classic like The Andy Griffith Show, Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. and Gilligan’s Island all had episodes in both black and white, and in color. However, the change to color didn’t happen across television all at once.

Below are 11 classic television series that aired episodes in both black and white and in color. Can you guess which season they made the switch? Good luck!

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  1. Fans could see Mayberry in color for the first time beginning with which season in The Andy Griffith Show?
  2. The Beverly Hillbillies ran for nine seasons from 1962 to 1971. Which was the first that debuted in color?
  3. In which season did we see the castaways on Gilligan’s Island in color for the first time?
  4. In which season did Wagon Train switch to color and 90-minute episodes, before going back to black and white, and 60-minute episodes the very next season?
  5. Though the show started in the mid-1960s, in which season did Lost in Space switch to color?
  6. Of the five seasons in Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C., which was the first that featured episodes in color?
  7. In which season of Petticoat Junction do we see the little train roll down the tracks in color?
  8. Can you pinpoint which of Gunsmoke’s 20 seasons was the first one in color?
  9. Which season of My Three Sons does Mike marry Sally, in what would be his final appearance on the show? It’s also the first season the show was in color.
  10. In which season of Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea do we see the ocean in color for the first time?
  11. After I Love Lucy came The Lucy Show, which began production in black and white, but made the switch to color. Which season was it?

In which season did these classic TV shows pop into color?

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