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Last full season for DuMont. Hollywood studios enter the world of television, as ABC helps build Disneyland. Religious series start falling out of network primetime. The schedules are becoming more stable, as networks learn to build nights. NBC revamps its Saturday schedule, after Your Show of Show ends.

Sunday 7pm 7:30 8pm 8:30 9pm 9:30 10pm 10:30
ABC You Asked For It The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse Flight No. 7 The Big Picture The Walter Winchell Show
9:15 The Martha Wright Show
Soldier Parade Break the Bank . . .
CBS Lassie The Jack Benny Program / Private Secretary Toast of the Town General Electric Theater Honestly, Celeste! Father Knows Best What’s My Line?
NBC People Are Funny Mr. Peepers The Colgate Comedy Hour The Philco Television Playhouse / Goodyear Television Playhouse The Loretta Young Show The Hunter
DuMont . . . Opera Cameos . . . Rocky King, Inside Detective Life Begins at Eighty The Music Show . . .

Monday 7pm 7:30 8pm 8:30 9pm 9:30 10pm 10:30
ABC Kukla, Fran and Ollie
7:15 John Daly and the News
Name’s the Same Come Closer The Voice of Firestone College Press Conference Boxing from Eastern Parkway
CBS . . . Douglas Edwards with the News
7:45 The Perry Como Show
The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show Arthur Godrey’s Talent Scouts I Love Lucy December Bride Studio One
NBC . . . The Tony Martin Party
7:45 Camel News Caravan
Caesar’s Hour Medic Robert Montgomery Presents . . .
DuMont Captain Video
7:15 DuMont Evening News
. . . The Ilona Massey Show . . . Boxing from St. Nicholas Arena

Tuesday 7pm 7:30 8pm 8:30 9pm 9:30 10pm 10:30
ABC Kukla, Fran and Ollie
7:15 John Daly and the News
Cavalcade of America . . . . Twenty Questions Make Room for Daddy The United States Steel Hour / The Elgin TV Hour Stop the Music
CBS . . . Douglas Edwards with the News
7:45 The Jo Stafford Show
The Red Skelton Show Halls of Ivy Meet Millie Danger Life with Father See It Now
NBC . . . The Dinah Shore Show
7:45 Plymouth News Caravan
The Buick-Berle Show Fireside Theater Armstrong Circle Theatre Truth or Consequences It’s a Great Life
DuMont Captain Video
7:15 DuMont Evening News
. . . Life Is Worth Living Studio 57 One Minute Please . . .

Wednesday 7pm 7:30 8pm 8:30 9pm 9:30 10pm 10:30
ABC Kukla, Fran and Ollie
7:15 John Daly and the News
Disneyland The Stu Erwin Show Masquerade Party Enterprise . . .
CBS . . . Douglas Edwards with the News
7:45 The Perry Como Show
Arthur Godfrey and His Friends Strike It Rich I’ve Got a Secret Pabst Blue Ribbon Bouts
10:45 Sports Spot
NBC . . . Coke Time with Eddie Fisher
7:45 Camel News Caravan
I Married Joan My Little Margie Kraft Television Theater This Is Your Life Big Town
DuMont Captain Video
7:15 DuMont Evening News
. . . Concert Tonight Down You Go . . .

Thursday 7pm 7:30 8pm 8:30 9pm 9:30 10pm 10:30
ABC Kukla, Fran and Ollie
7:15 John Daly and the News
The Lone Ranger The Mail Story Treasury Men in Action So You Want to Lead a Band Kraft Television Theatre . . .
CBS . . . Douglas Edwards with the News
7:45 The Jane Froman Show
The Ray Milland Show Climax! Four Star Playhouse The Public Defender Name That Tune
NBC . . . The Dinah Shore Show
7:45 Plymouth News Caravan
You Bet Your Life Justice Dragnet Ford Theatre Lux Video Theatre
DuMont Captain Video
7:15 DuMont Evening News
. . . They Stand Accused What’s the Story . . .

Friday 7pm 7:30 8pm 8:30 9pm 9:30 10pm 10:30
ABC Kukla, Fran and Ollie
7:15 John Daly and the News
The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin Ozzie and Harriet The Ray Bolger Show Dollar a Second The Vise . . .
CBS . . . Douglas Edwards with the News
7:45 The Perry Como Show
Mama Topper Schlitz Playhouse of Stars Our Miss Brooks The Lineup Person to Person
NBC . . . Coke Time with Eddie Fisher
7:45 Camel News Caravan
The Red Buttons Show The Life of Riley The Big Story Dear Phoebe Gillette Cavalcade of Sports 10:45 Greatest Moments in Sports
DuMont Captain Video
7:15 DuMont Evening News
. . . The Stranger Nine Thirty Curtain Chance of a Lifetime Time Will Tell

Saturday 7pm 7:30 8pm 8:30 9pm 9:30 10pm 10:30
ABC . . . Compass The Dotty Mack Show The Saturday Night Fights
9:45 Fight Talk
The Stork Club . . .
CBS The Gene Autry Show Beat the Clock The Jackie Gleason Show Two for the Money My Favorite Husband That’s My Boy Willy
NBC Watch Mr. Wizard Ethel and Albert The Mickey Rooney Show: Hey, Mulligan Place the Face The Imogene Coca Show Texaco Star Theater: The Jimmy Durante Show / The Donald O’Connor Show The George Gobel Show Your Hit Parade
DuMont . . . NFL game

ABC: The Voice of Firestone and Kukla, Fran and Ollie moved from NBC. The Stork Club moved from CBS. Twenty Questions, Dollar a Second, and Boxing from Eastern Parkway moved from DuMont. Ozark Jubilee debuted in January, ran Saturdays 9-10pm. The Ray Bolger Show was formerly named Where’s Raymond. The Vise was formerly named Inspector Mark Saber–Homicide Detective and before that, Mystery. ABC’s version of Kraft Television Theatre ended in January 1955.

CBS: The Millionaire debuted in January, airing Wednesdays at 9-9:30. Jack Benny alternated each week with Private Secretary. The Best of Broadway ran monthly on Wednesdays, 10-11pm. Shower of Stars ran monthly on Thursdays, 8:30-9:30. The Ray Milland Show was formerly named Meet Mr. McNutley.

NBC: The Roy Rogers Show aired 6:30-7pm Sundays. Producer’s Showcase ran monthly on Mondays at 8-9:30. The Jack Carson Show ran monthly on Fridays at 8pm. The Bob Hope Show and The Martha Raye Show each ran monthly at 8pm on Tuesdays.

Lassie debuts on September 12, and would run until 1974. The Tonight Show debuts on September 24. Face the Nation debuts on November 7. The Lawrence Welk Show debuts on July 2, 1955.

Credit: Wikipedia

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