The Bob Newhart Show
“The Bob Newhart Show” is a hilarious American comedy variety show that aired from October 1961 to June 1962 on NBC. Starring the talented comedian Bob Newhart, the show was a hit, winning the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Program Achievement in the Field of Humor in 1962. With its witty writing and Newhart’s comedic genius, this show is a must-watch for anyone looking for a good laugh from the early 60s.
Zu viele Köche
“Zu viele Köche” is a captivating TV show released on February 27, 1961, that features an incredible ensemble cast including Gerlinde Locker, Joachim Fuchsberger, Karl Paryla, Horst Tappert, Robert Graf, Rosel Schäfer, Karl Michael Vogler, Heinz Klevenow, and Herbert Hübner. This thrilling series, which translates to “Too Many Cooks,” takes viewers on a suspenseful journey filled with mystery and intrigue. With its release date falling within the top-voted TV shows of 1961, it’s definitely a must-watch for any fan of classic television.
“Everglades” is an exciting crime-adventure TV show that aired in 1961. It follows the adventures of Constable Lincoln Vail, played by Ron Hayes, as he patrols the Florida Everglades in an airboat. With stunning scenery and thrilling storylines, this show is a must-watch for fans of action-packed crime dramas set in the great outdoors.
The Wonderful World of Disney
Release Date: 1961-09-24
“The Wonderful World of Disney” is a highly acclaimed TV show that premiered on September 24, 1961. This beloved series features a variety of captivating stories and adventures, brought to life by a talented cast of lead actors. With its enchanting tales and unforgettable characters, it’s no wonder this show made it to the list of the 20 Best Voted TV Shows of 1961.
“The Avengers” is a classic British TV series that aired in the 1960s. It started off with Dr. David Keel and his assistant John Steed, but later focused on Steed as the main character, teaming up with a series of intelligent and stylish women as his partners. With elements of science fiction, fantasy, and British eccentricity, this show became a fan favorite and introduced memorable characters like Cathy Gale, Emma Peel, and Tara King. Starring Patrick Macnee and Linda Thorson, “The Avengers” premiered on January 7, 1961, and quickly became one of the best-voted TV shows of that year.
“87th Precinct” is a gripping American crime drama that aired during the 1961-1962 television season. Starring talented actors like Robert Lansing, Gena Rowlands, and Ron Harper, the show takes you on a thrilling journey through the lives of the dedicated detectives of the 87th Precinct. Tune in on Monday evenings to witness their relentless pursuit of justice in this captivating series.
“Password” is a classic American television game show that first aired in 1961 and ran for several years. Hosted by Allen Ludden, who was previously known for hosting the G.E. College Bowl, the show featured contestants trying to guess secret words based on clues given by their partners. With its engaging format and popularity, “Password” became one of the best-voted TV shows of 1961 and has since been ranked as one of the greatest game shows of all time by TV Guide.
The Dick Van Dyke Show
“The Dick Van Dyke Show” is a hilarious sitcom that aired in 1961. It follows the life of Rob Petrie, a comedy writer, both at work and at home. Rob finds himself in amusing situations with his fellow writers Buddy, Sally, and their producer Mel. The show stars the talented actors Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam, and Larry Mathews.
“Swiebertje” is a heartwarming TV show that aired in 1961 and quickly became a fan favorite. It follows the story of a kind-hearted wanderer who constantly finds himself in amusing conflicts with Brom’s patrol. Alongside the humor, the show also touches on real-life problems, making it a great series to watch. Starring Lou Geels, Riek Schagen, Joop Doderer, Bert Dijkstra, and Piet Ekel, “Swiebertje” is a delightful and timeless classic.
The New Breed
“The New Breed” is an American crime drama series that aired from October 3, 1961, to June 5, 1962. Starring Leslie Nielsen, Byron Morrow, John Beradino, and John Clarke, the show follows the thrilling adventures of a group of law enforcement officers as they tackle various criminal cases. With thirty-six episodes, it was one of the best-voted TV shows of 1961.
Car 54, Where Are You?
“Car 54, Where Are You?” is a hilarious TV show set in the 53rd precinct of the Bronx in 1961. It follows the misadventures of two New York police officers, Toody and Muldoon, who couldn’t be more different. Toody, the short and dim-witted one, often saves the day or messes things up, much to the frustration of Muldoon, the tall and smart one. With a talented cast including Fred Gwynne, Joe E. Ross, Al Lewis, and Paul Reed, this show is sure to keep you entertained from start to finish.
“Hazel” is a beloved American sitcom that aired from 1961 to 1966. The show revolves around the life of Hazel Burke, a live-in maid, and her interactions with the Baxter family. Starring talented actors like Shirley Booth, Bobby Buntrock, Lynn Borden, and Ray Fulmer, this heartwarming series brings to life the popular comic strip by Ted Key. With its mix of humor and relatable characters, “Hazel” is a must-watch for fans of classic TV shows.
“Mister Ed” is a hilarious and charming TV show that aired in 1961. It follows the story of Wilbur Post and his wife Carol, who move into a new home only to discover a talking horse named Mister Ed left behind by the previous owner. With Wilbur being the only one who can communicate with Mister Ed, their adventures together lead to all sorts of comedic mishaps. Starring Bamboo Harvester as the talking horse, Alan Young as Wilbur, Connie Hines as Carol, and Allan Lane, this show is sure to keep you entertained with its witty dialogue and lovable characters.
“Ripcord” is an exciting TV show that aired from 1961 to 1963, making it one of the best-voted shows of that year. It follows the thrilling adventures of a skydiving operation called Ripcord, with a talented cast including Ken Curtis, Larry Pennell, Paul Comi, Shug Fisher, and Allison Hayes. If you’re into action-packed stories and love watching skydiving stunts, this show is definitely worth checking out!
“Ben Casey” is a captivating American medical drama series that aired from 1961 to 1966. The show follows the life of a talented neurosurgeon named Ben Casey, played by Vince Edwards, as he navigates the complexities of the medical world. With its iconic opening titles and the intriguing symbol-drawing sequence, the show delves into the themes of life, death, and the infinite possibilities that lie in between. It’s a must-watch for fans of medical dramas and vintage TV shows alike.
“Miami Undercover” is a thrilling TV show from 1961 that follows the adventures of Jeff Thompson, a private investigator, and his trusty sidekick Rocky. Set in Miami, the duo is hired by hotel owners to combat crime in the city. With the charismatic performances of Rocky Graziano and Lee Bowman, this show promises action-packed episodes that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
“Gunslinger” is a thrilling Western TV show that aired in 1961, making it one of the best-voted shows of that year. Starring Tony Young as Cord, a young gunfighter, the series follows his undercover work for the local army garrison commander, fighting crime in the territory. With a catchy theme song sung by Frankie Laine, this action-packed show unfortunately only lasted for twelve episodes, but it’s definitely worth checking out for fans of the genre.
The Morecambe & Wise Show
“The Morecambe & Wise Show” is a classic British comedy series that first aired in 1968 on BBC2. Starring the hilarious duo Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise, the show became a huge hit and was later moved to BBC1 due to its popularity. With its Christmas specials attracting over 20 million viewers, this show has secured its place in British television history.
“The Defenders” is a captivating American courtroom drama series that aired in 1961. Starring E. G. Marshall and Robert Reed as a father-and-son defense attorney duo, the show delves into legally complex cases involving a wide range of defendants, including neo-Nazis, civil rights demonstrators, and even a physician charged in a mercy killing. With its thought-provoking storylines and stellar performances, this show is a must-watch for anyone interested in the intricacies of the legal system.
“Dr. Kildare” is a captivating TV show that takes us into the life of a young intern navigating the challenges of a bustling city hospital. With a stellar cast including Richard Chamberlain and Raymond Massey, the series follows the intern’s journey as he strives to master his profession, tackle patient issues, and earn the respect of his experienced mentor. Premiering on September 27, 1961, this medical drama promises an engaging and heartfelt exploration of the world of internal medicine.
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