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Production shifts from the east to the west coast. NFL games on Sunday afternoon moved from the defunct DuMont to CBS, where they would run until January 23, 1994. The Huntley-Brinkley Report replaces The Camel News Caravan on October 29, 1956.

Sunday 7pm 7:30 8pm 8:30 9pm 9:30 10pm 10:30
ABC You Asked For It The Original Amateur Hour Press Conference Omnibus . . .
CBS Lassie The Jack Benny Program / Private Secretary The Ed Sullivan Show General Electric Theater Alfred Hitchcock Presents The $64,000 Challenge What’s My Line?
NBC Tales of the 77th Bengal Lancers Circus Boy The Steve Allen Show Goodyear Television Playhouse / The Alcoa Hour The Loretta Young Show National Bowling Championships

Monday 7pm 7:30 8pm 8:30 9pm 9:30 10pm 10:30
ABC Kukla, Fran and Ollie
7:15 John Charles Daly and the News
Bold Journey The Danny Thomas Show The Voice of Firestone Life Is Worth Living Lawrence Welk’s Top Tunes and New Talent . . .
CBS . . . The Adventures of Robin Hood The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show Arthur Godrey’s Talent Scouts I Love Lucy December Bride Studio One
NBC . . . The Golden Touch of Frankie Carle
7:45 Huntley-Brinkley Report
The Adventures of Sir Lancelot Stanley Medic Robert Montgomery Presents . . .

Tuesday 7pm 7:30 8pm 8:30 9pm 9:30 10pm 10:30
ABC Kukla, Fran and Ollie
7:15 John Charles Daly and the News
Cheyenne / Conflict The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp Broken Arrow Du Pont Theater It’s Polka Time . . .
CBS . . . Name That Tune The Phil Silvers Show The Brothers The Herb Shriner Show The Red Skelton Show The $64,000 Question Do You Trust Your Wife?
NBC . . . The Jonathan Winters Show
7:45 Huntley-Brinkley Report
The Big Surprise Noah’s Ark The Jane Wyman Show Armstrong Circle Theatre / The Kaiser Aluminum Hour Break the $25,000 Bank

Wednesday 7pm 7:30 8pm 8:30 9pm 9:30 10pm 10:30
ABC Kukla, Fran and Ollie
7:15 John Charles Daly and the News
Disneyland Navy Log Ozzie and Harriet Ford Theater The Wednesday Night Fights
CBS . . . Giant Step Arthur Godfrey and His Friends The Millionaire I’ve Got a Secret The United States Steel Hour / The 20th Century Fox Hour
NBC . . . Coke Time with Eddie Fisher
7:45 Huntley-Brinkley Report
The Adventures of Hiram Holliday Father Knows Best Kraft Television Theater This Is Your Life Twenty One

Thursday 7pm 7:30 8pm 8:30 9pm 9:30 10pm 10:30
ABC Kukla, Fran and Ollie
7:15 John Charles Daly and the News
The Lone Ranger Circus Time Wire Service Ozark Jubilee
CBS . . . Sergeant Preston of Yukon The Bob Cummings Show Climax! Playhouse 90
NBC . . . The Dinah Shore Show
7:45 Huntley-Brinkley Report
You Bet Your Life Dragnet The People’s Choice The Ford Show, Starring Tennessee Ernie Ford Lux Video Theatre

Friday 7pm 7:30 8pm 8:30 9pm 9:30 10pm 10:30
ABC Kukla, Fran and Ollie
7:15 John Charles Daly and the News
The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin The Adventures of Jim Bowie Crossroads Treasure Hunt The Vise The Ray Anthony Show
CBS . . . My Friend Flicka The West Point Story Dick Powell’s Zane Grey Theater Crusader Schlitz Playhouse The Lineup Person to Person
NBC . . . Coke Time with Eddie Fisher
7:45 Huntley-Brinkley Report
The Life of Riley The Walter Winchell Show The Joseph Cotton Show The Big Story Gillette Cavalcade of Sports 10:45 Red Barber’s Corner

Saturday 7pm 7:30 8pm 8:30 9pm 9:30 10pm 10:30
ABC . . . Famous Film Festival Lawrence Welk’s Dodge Dancing Party Masquerade Party . . .
CBS Beat the Clock The Buccaneers The Jackie Gleason Show The Gale Storm Show Hey, Jeannie! Gunsmoke High Finance
NBC People Are Funny The Perry Como Show Caesar’s Hour The George Gobel Show Your Hit Parade

ABC: The Danny Thomas Show was formerly named Make Room for Daddy.

CBS: A program about the presidential election, Pick the Winner, aired from September to October 31 on Wednesdays, 7:30-8pm (it had also aired in 1952 on both DuMont and CBS). Shower of Stars continued to air once a month, Thursdays at 8:30-9:30. Douglas Edwards with the News aired at 6:45 on some affiliates, and at 7:15 on others. My Friend Flicka ran 39 episodes, February 10, 1956-February 1, 1957. Mr. Adams and Eve replaced Crusader on January 4.

NBC: Hallmark Hall of Fame aired monthly, 7:30-9pm on Sundays. Producers’ Showcase continued to run monthly, 8pm-9:30 on Mondays. Saturday Color Carnival aired monthly, Saturday at 9pm-10:30. The Dinah Shore Show ran monthly, Fridays at 10-11pm.

To Tell the Truth debuts on December 18, 1956, and would run until September 6, 1968 on CBS. Syndicated program The Jack LaLanne Show debuts in 1956 and would run until 1970.

NTA Film Network, effectively a syndication package, was launched in October and lasted as a primetime alternative until November 1961. Taped programs were mailed to more than 100 affiliates. 20th Century Fox bought a 50% stake in the company shortly after its launch. NTA’s programs this season included The Bill Corum Sports Show, Man’s Heritage, The Passerby, and Fox films.

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