Were these television shows adapted from a radio series?

How many of your favorite television shows began on the radio?

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When an incredible radio show is adapted into an incredible television series, fans get double the content and double the joy! But there are a lot of television series that are based on radio shows.

We're willing to bet that you didn't know that some of your favorite TV shows were actually originally based on a radio series! We're so confident that we put together this quiz for you. We'll give you a television series, and you've got to tell us whether it was adapted from radio or not!

  1. The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961-1966)
  2. The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (1950-1958)
  3. The Lone Ranger (1949-1957)
  4. Bonanza (1959-1973)
  5. The Goldbergs (1949-1956)
  6. The Rifleman (1958-1963)
  7. Bewitched (1964-1972)
  8. Gunsmoke (1955-1975)
  9. Rawhide (1959-1965)
  10. Dragnet (1951-1959)

Were these television shows adapted from a radio series?

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108 Comments

SheriHeffner 16 days ago
10 out of 10.I have Sirius XM so I know my radio dramas and comedies. And I used to have a cassette tape I got from the library from their annual book sale and Molly Goldberg was the star of a soap opera. Who knows? My grandma may have listened to The Goldbergs.
krpurtell 20 days ago
I don't remember a "Goldbergs" OTR. I'll have to ask Steve Darnell.
Dajj 4 months ago
9/10. I still listen to some old radio shows on a Chicago radio station at night. Luv the Bickersons!!
Charleshorse 4 months ago
Some Gunsmoke episodes were a little too violent ( sad ) for my taste.
Did you know the man from.the television show Cannon was the original Matt Dillon on the radio version of Gunsmoke?
KellyO 5 months ago
10/10. I listen to a lot of old radio.
stevesteve480 5 months ago
10/10
Radio classics on Sirius XM
Listening paid off
geatornez82 5 months ago
8/10. I've never heard of the Goldbergs, and I mis-clicked The Rifleman.
cripplious geatornez82 5 months ago
only goldbergs i know was just cancelled
LucyRed57 5 months ago
9/10 and I don’t remember which one I missed!!
JERRY6 5 months ago
9 of 10 ? i missed the goldbergs , who knew i listen to old time radio and never heard the goldbergs
CrumblyCrunchies 5 months ago
Programs on radio? Like, tv but no pictures?
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