CTVA US Drama - "Channing" (Revue/ABC) (1963-64) Jason Evers, Henry Jones

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Channing (1963-64)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Tom Alger, Rina Fox
references:
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CHANNING
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Byco Production
Revue Studios/ MCA tv
for
ABC (Wednesdays 10:00pm EST)
Produced by Jack Laird, Stanley Rubin

US Drama series 1963-64    26 episodes x 60 min bw
18Sep63-08Apr64
Starring:
University Staff:
Jason Evers as Prof. Joseph Howe
Henry Jones as Dean Fred Baker
Marion Ross as Assistant Dean Ryker
Leslie Nielsen as Prof. Paul Stafford
Leo G. Carroll as Prof. John Miller
Students:
Suzanne Pleshette as Lori Moore
Dawn Wells as Nancy Kyle
Keir Dullea as Larry Franklin
Joey Heatherton as Lynn Walton
Yvonne Craig as Kathy O'Reardon

Premise:
Joseph Howe (Jason Evers), a young college professor of English, finds he
has much to learn from his older colleague Dean Fred Baker (Henry Jones)
The setting is the mythical Channing University.
A sort of "Mr. Novak" with college kids

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[--] Alcoa Premiere #1.17: OF THIS TIME, OF THAT PLACE (60 min)
06Mar62 ABC Tue
(1st pilot for the drama series "Channing"1963-64)
Host: Fred Astaire
Starring:
Henry Jones as Dean Fred Baker
Jason Evers as Prof. Joseph Howe
with:
Nancy Hadley .......... Mary Howe
Stephanie Hill ........ Marsha
Burt Brinckerhoff ..... Tertan
Paul Carr ............. Blackburn
Alice Frost ........... Miss Frost
Barbara Jean Hunter ... Hilda

[--] Alcoa Premiere  #?: THE BEST YEARS
(2nd pilot for the drama series "Channing" 1963-64)
prod. no. 15813
07Mar63 ABC
Teleplay by Larry Marcus/ from a story by Lionel Trilling
Directed by Alan Crosland Jr.
Host: Fred Astaire
Starring
Henry Jones
Jason Evers

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Wednesdays 10:00 - 11:00 pm Eastern

1.1 [--] Channing: MESSAGE FROM THE TIN ROOM
18Sep63 ABC Wed
Revue-Byco prod. no. TP17237
Guest cast:
John Cassavetes ....... Lloyd Sullivan
Robert Ellenstein ..... Maddow
Katherine Crawford .... Marty Maddow
Synopsis:
Condemned Lloyd Sullivan, whose death-row writing is brought
to the attention of Howe. [RF]

1.2 [--] Channing: EXERCISE IN A SHARK TANK
Revue-Byco prod. no. TP17231
25Sep63 ABC Wed
Guest cast:
Leslie Nielsen ........ Prof. Paul Stafford
Noreen Corcoran ....... Donna
Shirley Ballard ....... Carol
Yale Summers .......... Fraternity President
Synopsis 1:
A college professor's career is threatened when a coed accuses him of
making improper advances. [TA]
Synopsis 2:
Prof. Paul Stafford figures in the machinations of a conniving coed. [RF]

1.3 [--] Channing: AN OBELISK FOR BENNY
Revue-Byco prod. no. TP17207
02Oct63 ABC Wed
Guest cast:
Michael Parks
Peter Fonda
Hedley Mattingly ...... Holman
Philip Ober ........... Partridge
Sondra Kerr ........... Bernice
Synopsis 1:
A boisterous college freshman becomes companion to a fellow student
who is confined to a wheelchair. [TA]
Synopsis 2:
Story of two student outcasts, one is a withdrawn paraplegic and the
other an aggressive troublemaker. [RF]

1.4 [--] Channing: NO WILD GAMES FOR SOPHIE
Revue-Byco prod. no. TP17235
09Oct63 ABC Wed
Guest cast:
Barbara Harris ........ Sophie Kannakos
Berkeley Harris ....... Ron Atkins
Robert Foulke ......... Otto
Michael Constantine ... Nick
Synopsis:
Coed Sophie Kannakos, appears to be following in her gambler-father's
footsteps. [RF]

[--] 16Oct63 ABC Wed - no details

1.5 [--] Channing: DRAGON IN THE DEN
Revue-Byco prod. no. TP17215
23Oct63 ABC Wed
Guest cast:
William Shatner ....... Tom
Gene Raymond .......... Bellamy
Denver Pyle ........... Sam Riddle
Synopsis:
A Channing graduate, now candidate for state attorney, discovers his
manager's running a dirty campaign. [RF]

1.6 [--] Channing: THE POTATO BASH WORLD
Revue-Byco prod. no. TP17205
30Oct63 ABC Wed
Guest cast:
Suzanne Pleshette ..... Lori Moore
Jeanne Cooper ......... Margaret
Joseph Hoover ......... Peter
Billy Cerone .......... Bob
Ed Nelson ............. Deke
Synopsis:
Lori Moore neglects her boyfriend and writing ability to pursue Howe. [RF]

1.7 [--] Channing: COLLISION COURSE
Revue-Byco prod. no. TP17229
06Nov63 ABC Wed
Guest cast:
Forrest Tucker ........ Landon
Nancy Olson ........... Mrs. Landon
James McMullan ........ Pete
William Arvin ......... Roger
Synopsis:
A faculty wife takes more than a motherly interest in a football hero. [RF]

1.8 [--] Channing: A PATRON SAINT FOR THE CARGO CULT
Revue-Byco prod. no. TP17230
13Nov63 ABC Wed
George Segal
Norma Crane ........... Harriet
Greg Morris ........... Bledsoe
Synopsis:
A divinity student whose strange behavior arouses Howe's suspicions. [RF]

[--] 20Nov63 - no details

1.9 [--] Channing: A WINDOW ON THE WAR
Revue-Byco prod. no. 17202
27Nov63 ABC Wed
Guest cast:
Don Gordon ............ Mario Saccone
Wendell Corey ......... Professor Jonathan Kobitz
Jacqueline Scott ...... Irene Kobitz
Joey Walsh ............ Pvt. Lennie Schwartz
Synopsis:
Mario Saccone enrolls at Channing to settle the score with Prof.
Kobitz, whom he holds responsible for a friend's death in Vietnam. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
A professor is threatened by a student who holds him responsible for a
soldier's death in Vietnam. [RF]

1.10 [--] Channing: A DOLL'S HOUSE WITH POMPOMS AND TROPHIES
Revue-Byco prod. no. 17239
04Dec63 ABC Wed
Script by Bob Kaufman
Starring: Henry Jones (as Dean Baker), Jason Evers (as Prof. Howe)
Guest Cast:
Rip Torn ............. Donald Burrows
Lisabeth Hush ........ Stephanie Burrows
Leslie Parrish ....... Joyce Ruskin
Kip King ............. Bunky
Edward Rushman ....... Jamie
In cameo roles as job applicants are Joe Flynn, Tim Conway, and Roy
Roberts, all of "McHale's Navy"
Synopsis 1:
Graduate student Donald Burrows finds college life very agreeable. He
has a high IQ, several degrees and a talent for leading raids on
sororities and throwing beer blasts and bull sessions. But Dean Baker
and Prof. Howe think of the 27-year-old Burrows as a "professional
student". Dependent on his wife for support, he seems unable- or
unwilling to hold a job. Rip Torn, rising young Broadway and Hollywood
actor, plays the central role in this character study. [TA]
Synopsis 2:
An aging perennial student content to let his wife support him. [RF]

1.11 [--] Channing: BEYOND HIS REACH
Revue-Byco prod. no. TP17225
11Dec63 ABC Wed
Guest cast:
Ellen Corby ........... Ruth
Tom Simcox ............ Art
Joyce Bulifant ........ Ellen
Synopsis:
Howe discovers why Jim Wilson falls asleep in class: he's been working
nights to pay for his tuition. [RF]

1.12 [--] Channing: THE LAST TESTAMENT OF BUDDY CROWN
Revue-Byco prod. no. TP17216
18Dec63 ABC Wed
Guest cast:
Pete Deuel ............ Buddy Crown
Russ Tamblyn .......... Hal Langley
Mariette Hartley ...... Evelyn
Synopsis:
After his son dies, a wealthy doctor takes an unhealthy interest in
the boy's former roommate. [RF]

1.13 [--] Channing: A HALL FULL OF STRANGERS
Revue-Byco prod. no. TP17203
25Dec63 ABC Wed
Guest cast:
Bob Crane
Marlyn Mason
Donald Davis .......... Linzer
Sara Haden ............ Mrs. Roberts
Celia Lovsky .......... Marta Thielman
Synopsis:
Prof. Thielman accuses a visiting German pianist, his former student,
of Nazi complicity. [RF]

1.14 [--] Channing: MEMORY OF A FIRING SQUAD
Revue-Byco prod. no. TP17209
01Jan64 ABC Wed
Guest cast:
Nico Minardos ......... Mateo
Elen Willard .......... Pelas Delcort
Synopsis:
A Latin-American student tries to force Prof. Delcort to return home
and support a dictatorial regime. [RF]

1.15 [--] Channing: A RICH, FAMOUS, GLAMOROUS FOLK SINGER LIKE ME
Revue-Byco prod. no. TP17242
08Jan64 ABC Wed
Guest cast:
Joan Hackett .......... Djuna Phrayne
Marsha Hunt ........... Emily
Peter Helm ............ Paul
Susan Hart
Synopsis:
A folk singer tries to persuade her father to give up teaching---and
his new family. [RF]

1.16 [--] Channing: SWING FOR THE MOON
Revue-Byco prod. no. TP17213
15Jan64 ABC Wed
Guest cast:
Ralph Meeker .......... Frank Martin
Frank Gerstle ......... Eddie Martin
Dawn Wells ............ Nancy
Fay Spain ............. Phyllis
Synopsis:
Eddie Martin wants to play pro baseball, but brother Frank has plans
for him in the family business. [RF]

1.17 [--] Channing: ANOTHER KIND OF MUSIC
Revue-Byco prod. no. TP17246
22Jan64 ABC Wed
Guest cast:
Michael Parks ......... Dante Donati
Frank Puglia .......... Benjamino Donati
Marc Cavell ........... Vittorio Marchetti
Jeff Corey ............ Dr. Harvey
Dick Wessel ........... Giacomo Marchetti
Renata Vanni .......... Isabella Marchetti
Penny Santon .......... Serafina Donati
Hari Rhodes ........... Cicero
Joe Finnegan .......... the Policeman
George Milan .......... Dr. Agnew
Synopsis:
Dante Donati, a law student who would much prefer studying music. [RF]

[--] 29Jan64 ABC Wed - no details
[--] 05Feb64 ABC Wed - no details


1.18 [--] Channing: OU SONT LES NEIGES?
Revue-Byco prod.
12Feb64 ABC Wed
Guest cast:
Carolyn Kearney ....... Jacquie
Margaret Bly .......... Teddie
Rafer Johnson ......... Don
Synopsis:
Prof. Miller, too old to teach, becomes Howe's assistant and soon tries
to take over the class. [RF]

1.19 [--] Channing: THE FACE IN THE SUN
Revue-Byco prod.
19Feb64 ABC Wed
Guest cast:
Leela Naidu ........... Anna
Paul Mazursky ......... Lorca
Synopsis:
Howe's ill-fated romance with an Indian girl: was it hallucination or
reality? [RF]

1.20 [--] Channing: A CLAIM TO IMMORTALITY
Revue-Byco prod. no. TP17218
26Feb64 ABC Wed
Guest cast:
Telly Savalas ......... Professor
Larry Gates ........... Nash
Leora Dana ............ Fran
Robert Santon ......... Doug
Synopsis:
A professor astounds everyone by refusing to head the new Institute of
Foreign Affairs. [RF]

1.21 [--] Channing: FREEDOM IS A LOVESOME THING, GOD WOT!
Revue-Byco prod.
04Mar64 ABC Wed
written by Edmund Morris & M. Charles Cohen
Guest cast:
Agnes Moorehead ....... Professor Amelia Webster
James Earl Jones ...... Dr. Peter Cooke
Leon Bibb ............. Rob Ramsay
Willard Sage .......... Reed Jackson
Jeff Cooper ........... Professor Gray
Evelyn Scott .......... Ruth Cunningham
Barbara Werle ......... Lydia Jackson
Synopsis:
A mathematics professor charges that a Negro student's chances for a
fellowship are being sabotaged by a prejudiced professor--who is himself
a Negro. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
A new professor accused of sabotaging a student's efforts to win a
scholarship. [RF]
*Note: Folksinger Leon Bibb makes a rare TV dramatic appearance in
this episode. [RF]

1.22 [--] Channing: THE TROUBLE WITH GIRLS
Revue-Byco prod. no. TP17211
11Mar64 ABC Wed
written by Ken Kolb
Guest Cast:
Keir Dullea ............ Larry Franklin
Frances Reid ........... Isabel Franklin
Mark Goddard ........... Mark Selby
Joey Heatherton ........ Lynn Walton (recurring)
Chana Eden ............. Marge
Don Edmunds ............ Ron
Mark Slade ............. Gordie
Tyler McVey ............ Parsons
Synopsis 1:
A shy freshman can't cope with his worldly roommate or a conniving
coed. [RF]
Synopsis:
Shy freshman Larry Franklin isn't ready to cope with a worldly
sophomore roommate - or a conniving coed. [TA]

1.23 [--] Channing: WAVE GOODBYE TO OUR FAIR-HAIRED BOY
Revue-Byco prod.
18Mar64 ABC Wed
Guest cast:
Peggy McCay ........... Joan
Tracey Roberts ........ Edith
Harold Gould .......... Martin Clyde
Richard Evans ......... Alan
Synopsis:
Professor Harrison Keith neglects his second novel for drink. [RF]

1.24 [--] Channing: A BANG AND A WHIMPER
Revue-Byco prod.
25Mar64 ABC Wed
Guest cast:
Susan Kohner .......... Rena
Alex Gerry ............ Covic
Robert Cornthwaite .... Eric Northway
Synopsis:
Howe has difficulties getting an Irish poet away from the bar and into
the lecture room. [RF]

1.25 [--] Channing: CHRISTMAS DAY IS BREAKING WAN
Revue-Byco prod.
01Apr64 ABC Wed
Guest cast:
Michael J. Pollard .... Danny
Albert Paulsen ........ Fyfe
Steve Ihnat ........... Lucas
Peggy Rea ............. Samantha
Synopsis:
An orphaned hitchhiker whom Baker picks up on Christmas Day finds
something to live for. [RF]

1.26 [--] Channing: MY SON, THE ALL-AMERICAN (final episode)
Revue-Byco prod.
08Apr64 ABC Wed
Guest cast:
James Caan ............ Jeff Brubaker
Yvonne Craig .......... Kathy O'Reardon
Terry Becker .......... Coach
Ezra Stone ............ Rabbi
Synopsis:
Jeff Brubaker decides athletics are not befitting his Jewish heritage
and gives up his scholarship. [RF]
 
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