SUMMER OF '68 SHOWS:
The Prisoner aired on CBS in the summer as a replacement for 'The Jackie Gleason Show'.
Irwin Allen rips off his own series - Lost in Space redux in a land of hostile giant people. The show even has it's own built in villain with Commander Fitzhugh, former Army officer on the run with a million dollars in cash. A million teensy-weensy dollars as it turns out.
Like all Irwin Allen productions, the first episode is good - and most of the rest suck.
Second season for The Carol Burnett Show on CBS's winning Monday Night schedule that included Gunsmoke, Here's Lucy, Mayberry RFD and Family Affair.
WHAT'S IN A NAME?
Mayberry RFD was the number-four rated show for the first two years it was on the air, losing ratings only when Frances Bavier (the only remaining original cast member) retired in 1970.
Dark Shadows was hot on ABC daytime.
Plotlines in 1968: in the year 1775, Barnabas loses his true love Josette when witch Angelique tricks her into jumping to her death. Victoria Winters is hung as a witch in 1775, but mysteriously travels into 1968 where the modern day Barnabas and Julia Hoffman have created a creature called 'Adam' who goes on a killing rampage. Angelique returns to modern times to torment Barnabas and wreak havok with the Collins family.
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