The Quiz Show Scandals led to the cancellation of most network game shows, as sponsors to pulled out and audiences turned away. ABC News took the place of John Daly and the News, which moved to 10:30. Dragnet comes to a (temporary) end after 8 seasons. Gracie Allen retired and George Burns went to NBC for a season. Leave It to Beaver moved from CBS to ABC.

Sunday 7pm 7:30 8pm 8:30 9pm 9:30 10pm 10:30
ABC You Asked For It Maverick Lawman Colt .45 Encounter . . .
CBS Lassie The Jack Benny Program / Bachelor Father The Ed Sullivan Show General Electric Theater Alfred Hitchcock Presents The $64,000 Challenge What’s My Line?
NBC Saber of London Northwest Passage The Steve Allen Show The Dinah Shore Chevy Show The Loretta Young Show . . .

Monday 7:30 8pm 8:30 9pm 9:30 10pm 10:30
ABC Polka-Go-Round Bold Journey The Voice of Firestone Anybody Can Play This Is Music John Daly and the News
10:45 local
CBS Name That Tune The Texan Father Knows Best The Danny Thomas Show The Ann Sothern Show Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse
NBC Tic Tac Dough The Restless Gun Tales of Wells Fargo Peter Gunn Alcoa Theatre / Goodyear Television Playhouse The Arthur Murray Party . . .

Tuesday 7:30 8pm 8:30 9pm 9:30 10pm 10:30
ABC Cheyenne / Sugarfoot / Bronco The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp The Rifleman Naked City Confession John Daly and the News
10:45 local
CBS Stars in Action (reruns) Keep Talking To Tell the Truth The Arthur Godfrey Show The Red Skelton Show The Garry Moore Show
NBC Dragnet The George Gobel Show / The Eddie Fisher Show The George Burns Show The Bob Cummings Show The Californians . . .

Wednesday 7:30 8pm 8:30 9pm 9:30 10pm 10:30
ABC Lawrence Welk’s Plymouth Show Ozzie and Harriet The Donna Reed Show The Patti Page Oldsmobile Show The Wednesday Night Fights
CBS Twilight Theater (reruns) Pursuit The Millionaire I’ve Got a Secret Armstrong Circle Theatre / The United States Steel Hour
NBC Wagon Train The Price Is Right Milton Berle starring in the Kraft Music Hall Bat Masterson This Is Your Life . . .

Thursday 7:30 8pm 8:30 9pm 9:30 10pm 10:30
ABC Leave It to Beaver Zorro The Real McCoys The Pat Boone Chevy Showroom The Rough Riders Traffic Court John Daly and the News
10:45 local
CBS I Love Lucy (reruns) December Bride Yancy Derringer Dick Powell’s Zane Grey Theater Playhouse 90
NBC Jefferson Drum The Ed Wynn Show Twenty One Behind Closed Doors The Ford Show, Starring Tennessee Ernie Ford You Bet Your Life Masquerade Party

Friday 7:30 8pm 8:30 9pm 9:30 10pm 10:30
ABC The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin Walt Disney Presents Man with a Camera 77 Sunset Strip John Daly and the News
10:45 local
CBS Your Hit Parade Trackdown The Jackie Gleason Show The Phil Silvers Show Schlitz Playhouse / Lux Playhouse The Lineup Person to Person
NBC Buckskin The Adventures of Ellery Queen M Squad The Thin Man Gillette Cavalcade of Sports
10:45 Fight Beat

Saturday 7:30 8pm 8:30 9pm 9:30 10pm 10:30
ABC The Dick Clark Saturday Night Beech-Nut Show Jubilee U.S.A. Lawrence Welk’s Dodge Dancing Party Sammy Kaye’s Music from Manhattan . . .
CBS Perry Mason Wanted: Dead or Alive The Gale Storm Show Have Gun, Will Travel Gunsmoke . . .
NBC People Are Funny The Perry Como Show Steve Canyon Cimarron City Brains and Brawn

ABC: Encounters lasted only five episodes. Black Saddle debuted on January 10, 1959, and ran at 10:30 on Fridays. Confession ended on January 13, 1959 and was replaced by Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond. Tombstone Territory returned on March 13 to replace Man with a Camera, which would return for a second, final season on October 19, 1959.

CBS: The Westinghouse Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Show (The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour) ran monthly at 10pm on Mondays. Your Hit Parade moved from NBC. The Jackie Gleason Show came back after a hiatus from June 1957-October 1958, only to be canceled in January 1959 (but revived in 1962). Rawhide took the 8-9pm Friday slot in January.

NBC: Saturday Night News continued to air at 7pm-7:30.
Concentration debuts on August 25, 1958 and would run until 1978.

The NTA Film Network provided several programs to its 100+ affiliates, including Fox movies, How to Marry a Millionaire, Man Without a Gun, Danger Is My Business, Open End, TV Hour of Stars, The Big Night, Divorce Court, William Tell, This Is Alice, Mantovani, The Best of Bishop Sheen and Juke Box Jury.

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