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U.S. Anthology series Guide
(chronological order) (YEAR)


Kraft Television Theatre (NBC) (1947-58) "live" Wednesday  night  Anthology Series
Kraft Television Theatre (ABC) (1953-55) "live" Thursday  night  Anthology Series


Actors Studio (ABC/CBS)(1948-50) 30 min "live" Dramatic Anthology
Chevrolet Tele-Theatre (NBC)(1948-50) "live" Dramatic Anthology

TELEVISION PLAYHOUSE (NBC) (1948-57) "live" Sunday night Anthology Series
Philco Television Playhouse (NBC)(1948-55)  "live" Sunday-night Dramatic Anthology
Goodyear Television Playhouse (NBC)(1951-57) "live" Sunday-night Dramatic Anthology series
Alcoa Hour (NBC)(1955-57) "live" Sunday-night Dramatic Anthology series
Ford Theatre
(CBS) (1948-51) 60 min "live" Anthology /
Ford All-Star Theatre (Screen Gems/ NBC/ABC) (1952-57) 30 min filmed Anthology

Westinghouse Studio One (CBS)(1948-58) 60 min "live" Monday Night Dramatic Anthology


They Stand Accused (originally titled "Cross Question") DuMont (1949-52)
(revived 1954) Live Courtroom Dramas (60min)

Doorway To Fame (DuMont) (1949) Half-hour Dramatic Anthology series
Mr. Black
(ABC) (1949) Anthology series - host Anthony Christopher

NBC Presents ...
(NBC) (1949) Anthology

Theatre of the Mind
(NBC)(1949)  Psychological Drama Anthology series

Volume One
(ABC)(1949) Dramatic Anthology series written, produced & hosted by Wyllis Cooper

Your Show Time
(Hal Roach Studios)(NBC) (1949) 30 min Filmed Dramatic Anthology

Ripley's Believe It or Not
(NBC)(1949-50) Dramatic Anthology series (60 min)

Colgate Theatre
(NBC)(1949-50) &  (Summer1958)  Anthology Series

Police Night Court: The Black Robe
 (NBC)(1949-50) Anthology series based on actual Police Night Court Cases

Silver Theater
(CBS) (1949-50) Anthology Series host Conrad Nagel

Theatre Hour
(CBS)(1949-50) Dramatic Anthology series (60 min)
 Theatre of Romance - aka - Romance (CBS)(1949-50) Anthology series (30 min)
Hands of Destiny/ Hands of Murder/ Hands of Mystery
(Dumont)(1949-52)  Dramatic Anthology

Lights Out
(NBC)(1949-52) Anthology Series host Frank Gallop

The Clock
(NBC/ABC)(1949-52) Suspense Anthology series narrated by Larry Semon

(CBS) (1949-54) Anthology Series based on the radio series of the same name

Suspense (CBS) (1949-54) Anthology Series based on the radio series of the same name
Fireside Theatre
(NBC) (1949-55)/ Jane Wyman Theatre (1955-58) Anthology Series

The Big Story
(NBC) (1949-58) Newspaper Reporter Anthology Series


Big Town (CBS)(1950-54) Patrick McVey / (NBC)(1954-56) Mark Stevens
Escape (CBS)(1950) Thriller Anthology series produced by Wyllis Cooper
Magnavox Theatre
(CBS)(Fall 1950) "Live" Dramatic Anthology Series

Stage 13 (CBS)(1950)  Suspense Anthology series. Produced & Directed by Wyllis Cooper

Television Theatre
(CBS)(Spring 1950) Dramatic Anthology series (60 min)

The Trap
(CBS)(Spring 1950) "Live" Dramatic Anthology series hosted by Joe DeSantis

Bigelow Theatre
(CBS 1950-51) Bigelow-Sanford Theater (DuMont Fall 1951) Dramatic Anthology series

Hollywood Premiere Theatre / Hollywood Theatre Time
(ABC) (1950-1951)

Nash Airflyte Theatre
(CBS)(1950-51) "live" Dramatic Anthology series

Prudential Family Playhouse
(CBS)(1950-51) "live" Dramatic Anthology series

Soap Box Theater
(ABC)(1950) Dramatic Anthology series

Somerset Maugham Theatre
(CBS 1950-51)(NBC 1951) Live Dramatic Anthology series

Starlight Theatre
(CBS)(1950-51) "live" Dramatic Anthology

Stars Over Hollywood
(Revue/NBC) (1950-51) Filmed Dramatic Anthology series

Story Theater
(DuMont-NBC)(1950-51) Filmed Anthology Series

Sure As Fate (CBS)(1950-51) "live" Mystery Anthology series narrated by Paul Lukas
Tales of the Black Cat
(NBC)(1950-51) Filmed Dramatic Anthology series
hosted by James Monks and his cat, Thanatopis -  reruns from Fireside Theatre

Billy Rose's Playbill
(NBC)(1950-51) Dramatic Anthology series

Your Story Theatre
(Hal Roach Studios)(DuMont-NBC)(1950-51) Dramatic Anthology series

Pulitzer Prize Playhouse
(ABC) (1950-52) Dramatic Anthology series

Trapped: Tales of the Supernatural
(WOR-TV New York) (1950-52)
Dramatic Anthology series hosted by John Carradine

The Web
(Goodson-Todman/CBS) (1950-54) Anthology series

Cameo Theatre
(NBC) (1950-55) Anthology Series

(CBS) (1950-55) Anthology Series hosted by Richard Stark

Lux Video Theatre
(CBS 1950-54)(30 min)/ (NBC 1954-57)(60 min) Dramatic Anthology

Robert Montgomery Presents
(NBC)(1950-57)(30 min) Dramatic Anthology

Armstrong Circle Theatre
(NBC 1950-57)(30 min)/ (CBS 1957-63)(60 min) Dramatic Anthology


Hallmark Hall of Fame (1951-present) (by Season)  NEW

Bigelow Theatre (CBS 1950-51) Bigelow-Sanford Theater (DuMont Fall 1951) Dramatic Anthology series
(DuMont)(1951) Dramatic Anthology

Royal Playhouse
(DuMont)(1951-52) Dramatic Anthology series (30 min)

Gruen Guild Playhouse (ABC/DuMont)(1951-52) various hosts
Celanese Theatre (ABC)(1951-52) "live" Dramatic Anthology
Personal Appearance Theater
(ABC)(1951-52) Drama/Comedy Anthology series

Betty Crocker Star Matinee
(ABC)(1951-52) Saturday Midday Anthology series

Out There
(CBS)(1951-52) SciFi Anthology

Tales Of Tomorrow (ABC)(1951-53) Sci-Fi Anthology - no host
Hollywood Opening Night (CBS 1951-52) Filmed Anthology / (NBC 1952-53) Live Anthology
Schlitz Playhouse of Stars (1951-59) various hosts
The Passerby (circa 1951-56)(15 min)(syndicated anthology series)


Mr. Arsenic (ABC) (1952) Anthology series - host Burton Turkus
Gangbusters! (1952) Crime Anthology, host Chester Morris
The Unexpected (ZIV) (1952) Suspense Anthology hosted by Herbert Marshall
Schaefer Century Theater (syndicated)(1952) Anthology series
Curtain Call (NBC)(Summer 1952) "live" dramatic anthology
Out Of The Fog
(ABC)(1952) Half-hour Mystery Anthology series

CBS Workshop
(CBS)(Sundays at Midday)(1952) Experimental Anthology series

Sunkist Premiere Theatre
(syndicated)(1952) filmed Anthology series

(WOR New York)(1952) Anthology series

Screen Associates Films
(1952-53) Anthology series
aka  Televideo Theater (syndicated)(1952-53)
Your Jeweler's Showcase
(CBS)(1952-53) 30 min filmed Anthology

Gulf Playhouse (NBC)(1952-53) "live" dramatic anthology
Footlights Theater (CBS)(Summer 1952 / Summer 1953) "live" dramatic anthology
Short Short Dramas (NBC)(1952-53) (duration15 min)
Orient Express (European Anthology series) (1952-53) (filmed in Europe- syndicated in the US)
Dark of Night
(DuMont Network) (1952-53) Half-hour Mystery Anthology Series

(ABC/DuMont) (1952-53) / Counterpoint (1955-56) (syndicated title)

Chevron Theatre
(MCA Revue/Syndicated)(1952-54) Filmed Anthology Series

Campbell Playhouse
(NBC)(Summer 1952) / Campbell TV Soundstage (NBC)(1953-54)

Dark Destiny
(WOR-TV New York) (1952) Half-hour Dramatic Anthology Series

Broadway Television Theatre (syndicated)(1952-54) hour-long Dramatic anthology series
Four Star Playhouse (1952-56) hosts Dick Powell, Ida Lupino, David Niven, Charles Boyer
Cavalcade of America (1952-55)/ DuPont Cavalcade Theatre (1955-57)
Omnibus (CBS 1952-56) (ABC 1956-57) (NBC 1957-61)
Death Valley Days (1952-70) Western Anthology series


 Demi-Tasse Tales (CBS) (1953) Half-hour Anthology series
Eye Witness
(NBC)(1953) "Live" Mystery Anthology series, hosted by Lee Bowman

Fear And Fancy
(ABC)(Summer1953) Supernatural Anthology Series

First Person
(NBC Summer 1953) Anthology series

Plymouth Playhouse
(ABC)(Spring 1953) hosted by Donald Cook

Revlon Mirror Theater (NBC Summer 1953)(CBS Fall 1953) hostess Robin Chandler
Tales of the City
(CBS)(Summer1953) Anthology series hosted by Ben Hecht

Chrysler Medallion Theater (CBS)(1953-54)  "live" Dramatic Anthology
High Tension
(WOR-TV Ch.9 New York)(1953-54)

Joseph Schildkraut Presents
(DuMont)(1953-54) Filmed Anthology (30 min)

Motorola TV Hour

Philip Morris Playhouse
(CBS)(1953-54) "live" Dramatic Anthology

Your Favorite Story
(ZIV)(1953-54) host Adolphe Menjou

Kraft Television Theatre
(ABC) (1953-55) "live" Thursday night Anthology Series
- aka "Pond's Theater"  (13Jan55-7Jul55)

Pepsi-Cola Playhouse
(Revue/ABC)(1953-55) hosts Arlene Dahl, Anita Colby, Polly Bergen

Your Play Time (CBS - Summer 1953,1954)(NBC - Summer 1955)
You Are There (CBS Sundays)(1953-57) host Walter Cronkite
The Loretta Young Show (NBC)(1953-61) host Loretta Young
General Electric Theater (Revue/CBS)(1953-62) host Ronald Reagan
U.S. Steel Hour
(ABC)(1953-55)(CBS 1955-63)

Man Behind The Badge (1953-55) host Charles Bickford


The Best in Mystery (NBC)(Summer 1954) Reruns from "Chevron Theatre"
Center Stage
(ABC)(Summer 1954) filmed anthology
Cheer Television Theatre  (MCA/NBC) (1954) Filmed Anthology series (30May54-27Jun54)
Crown Theatre with Gloria Swanson (1954) host Gloria Swanson
Inner Sanctum
(1954) host Paul McGrath

Love Story
(DuMont)(1954) Dramatic Anthology

The Mail Story
-aka- Handle With Care (ABC)(1954) (30min) Dramatic Anthology series about the US Post Office

Best of Broadway

Elgin TV Hour

The Whistler (1954-55) William Forman as the Voice of The Whistler
Max Liebman Presents (NBC)(1954-56) Monthly series of Lavish Musical Specials
Triangle Theater (syndicated/reruns)(1954-56) host Adolph Menjou
Producers' Showcase (NBC}(1954-57) prestige monthly Dramatic/Musical Anthology series
Chrysler presents Climax! (CBS)(1954-58) host William Lundigan
Heinz Studio57

Walt Disney TV Anthologies (1954-83) (by season)  Family Anthology Series  NEW

Medic (1954-55) Medical Anthology series, host Richard Boone
The Vise (Danzigers/UK) (1954-55) Anthology series hosted by Ron Randell  (filmed in the UK for ABC in the US)


Pond's Theater (ABC)(13Jan55-7Jul55) New Title & Sponsor for Kraft Television Theatre

Conrad Nagel Theater (Syndicated) (1955-56) filmed anthology series
Kodak Request Performance (NBC)(1955) Anthology series
Mr. Citizen
(ABC) (1955) Anthology series - host Allyn Edwards

Stage 7
(Sharpe-Lewis/Official) (CBS)(1955) anthology series
Windows (CBS)(Summer 1955) Anthology Series
Appointment with Adventure
(CBS) (1955-56) Anthology series (live)
Celebritiy Playhouse (Screen Gems/NBC) (1955-56) filmed anthology series
Damon Runyon Theater
(1955-56) host Donald Woods

Front Row Center
(CBS) (1955-56) Anthology Series

Playwrights '56
(NBC)(1955-56) Anthology Series

Screen Directors Playhouse
(Hal Roach Studios/NBC) (1955-56) no host

The Star & The Story
(Sharpe-Lewis/4Star/Official Films)(1955-56) anthology , host Henry Fonda

Campbell Star Stage
(Revue/NBC) (1955-56) host Jeffrey Lynn

Star Tonight

TV Readers Digest (ABC) (1955-56) host Hugh Reilly, Gene Raymond
Warner Brothers Presents
(WarnerBrothers/ABC)(1955-56) Anthology Series
20th Century-Fox Hour
(CBS)(1955-57) Dramatic Anthology Series

Alcoa Hour
(NBC)(1955-57) "live" Sunday-night Dramatic Anthology series

(1955-57) Religious Anthology Series

Matinee Theater (NBC)(1955-58) "live" daytime daily Dramatic Anthology Series

Spotlight Playhouse (CBS)(Summers 1955 to 1959) Dramatic Anthology series - mainly reruns

Alfred Hitchcock Presents (Revue/Shamley/CBS/NBC)(1955-62)(30min) Anthology Series

Counterpoint (1955-56) - syndicated title for reruns of  Rebound (1952-53)
Frontier (California National/NBC)(1955-56) Western Anthology series
Science Fiction Theatre (ZIV)(1955-57) host Truman Bradley
Navy Log (Sam Gallu)(1955-58) Navy Anthology Series
I Spy
(1955-56) host Raymond Massey

Eddie Cantor Comedy Theatre
(ZIV)(1955) Comedy Anthology host Eddie Cantor

Lilli Palmer Theatre (UK)(1955-56) Anthology series - host Lilli Palmer 


Chevron Hall Of Stars (Four Star/Warren Lewis/Syndicated)(1956) Dramatic Anthology

Ethel Barrymore Theatre (DuMont)(1956) Dramatic Anthology Series

General Electric Summer Originals (ABC)(Anthology)(Summer 1956)

Sneak Preview (NBC)(Summer 1956) Dramatic Anthology series - Summer Replacement for Jane Wyman's Fireside Theatre - mainly Unsold Pilots

Strange Stories (syndicated )(1956)  Anthology series  hosted by Edward Arnold

Conflict (WarnerBrothers/ABC)(1956-57) Anthology Series

Kaiser Aluminum Hour (NBC)(1956-57) Dramatic Anthology

Telephone Time (Hal Roach Studios)(1956-58) Dramatic Anthology Series

On Trial/The Joseph Cotten Show (Revue/NBC)(1956-57) Anthology Series
Playhouse 90 (CBS)(1956-60) Dramatic Anthology Series

Camera Three (CBS 1956-79)(PBS 1979-80) Arts Documentary Anthology 

Zane Grey Theater (4 Star)(1956-61) Western Anthology Series - host Dick Powell

West Point Story (ZIV)(1956-57) Military Anthology Series

Adventure Theater  (DanzigersUK/NBC) (Summer1956 &1957)  Anthology series hosted by Paul Douglas


George Sanders Mystery Theatre (Screen Gems/NBC) (Summer 1957) Anthology Series

O. Henry Playhouse (1957) Anthology Series - host Thomas Mitchell
The Web (Goodson-Todman/NBC)(Summer1957) Anthology Series
(Revue/CBS)(Summer Reruns 1957/ Summer Reruns 1958) Anthology Reruns - host Francis L. Sullivan
(NBC)(Summer 1957)/ No Warning (NBC)(Summer 1958) Anthology Series

The Seven Lively Arts
(CBS) (1957-58) Arts Anthology series hosted by John Crosby
(Revue/Shamley-Alfred Hitchcock/NBC)(1957-58) Thriller Anthology Series

Alcoa/Goodyear AWARD Theatre (NBC)(1957-60) Dramatic Anthology Series

True Story (NBC)(1957-61) Saturday Noon Dramatic Anthology Series

DuPont Show of the Month (CBS) (1957-61) Dramatic Anthology Series

Official Detective (Desilu/NTA/Synd.)(1957-58) Crime Anthology host Everett Sloane
The Walter Winchell File
(Desilu/Synd.)(1957-59) Crime Anthology host Walter Winchell
Men of Annapolis (ZIV)(1957-58) Naval Anthology Series
The Silent Service (Twin Dolphins)(1957-59) Naval Anthology Series
Official Detective (Desilu) (1957-58) Crime Anthology Series host  Everett Sloane


Colgate Theatre (NBC)(Summer1958) (previously 1949-50) Anthology Series
(NBC)( Summer1958) Anthology Series
(ZIV)(1958) Anthology Series host Adolphe Menjou
The Veil (1958) Anthology Series host Boris Karloff

Lux Playhouse (CBS)(1958-59) Anthology Series (alternated with season 8 of  Schlitz Playhouse)
Pursuit (CBS)(1958-59) "live" Anthology Series
Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse
(1958-60) host Desi Arnaz

 Shirley Temple's Storybook (NBC Sundays)(12Jan58-21Dec58)
Shirley Temple's Storybook
(ABC Mondays)(12Jan59-21Dec59) (Reruns)

Shirley Temple Theatre
(NBC Sundays)(1960-61)

Rendezvous (1958-59) UK/US anthology hosted by & starring Charles Drake
The Unforeseen 
(CBC) (1958-60) Canadian Anthology series

Behind Closed Doors
(Screen Gems/Gallu) (1958-59) Spy Anthology hosted by Bruce Gordon
Flight (C-Nat.) (1958-59) Airforce anthology series, host General George C. Kenney


The David Niven Show (Four Star/NBC)(Summer 1959) host David Niven
(NBC)(Summer1959)  Anthology series - mainly reruns

Buick-Electra Playhouse
(CBS)(1959-60) 90 min Specials
Ford Startime (NBC) (1959-60) 60 min  Dramatic/Variety Anthology + some 90 min specials
The Robert Herridge Theater
(CBS Films/Syn)(1959-60) host Robert Herridge

Schilling Playhouse
(syndicated) (1959-60) Hosted by Charles Drake - episodes first shown on "Rendezvous"
Sunday Showcase (NBC)(1959-60) Sunday Evening Specials Alcoa presents
One Step Beyond
(1959-61) hosted and directed by John Newland
DuPont presents The June Allyson Show (Four Star) (1959-61) hosted by June Allyson
Our American Heritage (NBC)(1959-61) American History Anthology Series
Play of the Week

The Twilight Zone
(original series) (CBS) (1959-64)  Anthology series hosted by Rod Serling

Morning Playhouse (CBS Daytime)(1959)(Reruns of "Schlitz Playhouse")

(Official Films/synd) (1959) Newspaper Anthology hosted by Paul Stewart


CBS Workshop (CBS)(Sundays at Midday)(1960) Experimental Anthology series

Dow Hour Of Great Mysteries (/NBC) (Summer/Fall 1960) host Joseph N. Welch

Best of The Post (Syndicated)(1960-61) "Saturday Evening Post" stories

Chevy Mystery Show (NBC)(Summer 1960) Anthology Series

The Barbara Stanwyck Show (1960-61)

Thriller (Revue/Hubbell-Robinson)(1960-62) host Boris Karloff
Moment Of Fear
(NBC)(Summer 1960)(live) (Summers 1964 & 1965)
(rerun of Filmed Dramas) Anthology Series

Insight (1960-85) Religious Anthology Series

Shirley Temple Theatre (NBC Sundays)(1960-61)


Great Ghost Tales (NBC)(Summer 1961)("live" anthology) host Frank Gallup

Way Out (Talent Associates/CBS)(Spring 1961) host Roald Dahl
Alcoa Premiere (ABC) (1961-63) host Fred Astaire
Kraft Mystery Theatre (NBC)(Summer 1961,1962,1963) host Frank Gallup

The Dick Powell Show (4 Star/NBC) (1961-63) host Dick Powell
DuPont Show of the Week (NBC) (1961-64) Dramatic/Musical/Documentary Anthology Series

General Electric True (Jack Webb/CBS)(1962-63) host Jack Webb
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (Revue/Shamley/CBS/NBC) (1962-65) host Alfred Hitchcock

The Lloyd Bridges Show (Four Star/CBS)(1962-63) host Lloyd Bridges

Lawbreaker (U-A) (1963-64) Crime Anthology, host Lee Marvin
The Great Adventure (CBS) (1963-64) host Van Heflin, Russell Johnson
The Richard Boone Show (NBC)(1963-64) host Richard Boone
Kraft Suspense Theatre (Roncom/Revue/NBC)(1963-65)
The Outer Limits (UA/Leslie Stevens/ABC)(1963-65) SciFi Anthology

Bob Hope presents The Chrysler Theatre (Hovue-Morpics/NBC)(1963-67)
hour-long Dramatic & Comedy Anthology series


Profiles In Courage (NBC)(1964-65) Anthology series
Summer Playhouse 64
(Don Fedderson/CBS)(Summer 1964 ) Anthology of  Pilots for Projected Series


ABC Stage '67 (ABC)(1966-67) Drama/Comedy/Music/Documentary Anthology Series

CBS Playhouse (CBS)(1966-70) Specials/Anthology series

NET Playhouse (PBS/NET)(1966-72) Anthology series  


Night Gallery  (Universal/NBC)(1969-73) Supernatural Anthology series - Hosted by Rod Serling


Hollywood Television Theatre (PBS)(1970-78) Dramatic Anthology series

 Masterpiece Theatre  (PBS)(1971-2007) Anthology series - mainly British Drama


Great Performances (PBS)(1972-79) Anthology series

.Norman Corwin Presents (CBC)(1972-73) Canadian Anthology series

Ghost Story (NBC)(1972) host Sebastian Cabot

Circle of Fear (NBC)(1973) mid-season title change for "Ghost Story"

Escape (Jack Webb/NBC)(1973) Dramatic Anthology series narrated by Jack Webb

Love Story (Paramount/NBC)(1973-74) Dramatic Anthology series
Police Story (1973-80)(1987-88) Police Anthology series

Medical Story (1975-76) Medical Anthology series

Visions (PBS)(1976-80) Anthology series


Tales of the Unexpected (Quinn Martin/NBC)(1977) Anthology series Narrated by William Conrad


The Next Step Beyond (1978-79) Hosted and Directed by John Newland


The Twilight Zone (revival series) (CBS) (1985-89) 
Anthology series narrated by Charles Aidman, Robin Ward

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