New Series 1954
The Tonight Show (1954–present) - Steve Allen is the first host of the Tonight Show on NBC. In 1957 he is replaced by Jack Paar who is then replaced in 1962 by Johnny Carson.who was replaced by Jay Leno in 1992. The show was broadcast live until 1959. The Tonight Show
Father Knows Best (1954-1960) - Family sitcom centering on the children starring Robert Young, Jane Wyatt, Elinor Donahue, Billy Gray and Lauren Chapin. Father Knows Best.
Lassie (1954–1973) - Starring Tommy Rettig as Jeff, Jan Clayton as his mom and George Cleveland as Gramps.Jon Provost as Timmy and June Lockhart replaced the original cast in 1957. Campbell's Soup sponsored the entire run of the Lassie series. Lassie the series
Annie Oakley (1954–1957) - The fictionalized story of Annie Oakley one stars of the turn of the century Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show. It starred Gail Davis as Annie and Jimmy Hawkins as her trouble prone little brother Tadd. The Annie Oakley Show.
The Secret Storm (1954–1974) First soap
Disneyland (as Disneyland 1954–1958)
Face the Nation (1954–present)
Most Watched 1954 -1955
1. I Love Lucy
Television News 1954
The Senate Army-McCarthy hearings are televised live. The prime time news show SEE IT NOW with Edward R. Murrow weighs in to criticize Senator Joseph McCarthy. Together both bring on the demise of both the Senator from Wisconsin and McCarthyism. The Fall of Joe McCarthy
To compete with Dave Garroway and Mr Muggs CBS replaces Walter Cronkite with up and coming Jack Parr to host the CBS Morning Show.
Swanson and Sons comes out with the first TV Dinners. Invented by Swanson salesman Gerry Thomas it consisted of turkey with cornbread dressing, mashed potatoes and buttered peas in a divided aluminum tray. The packing was made to look like a TV with knobs and all. Swanson TV Dinners.
Jacques Cousteau's first network telecast with his two young sons airs on the CBS show Omnibus. Omnibus
The Emmy's 1954 - 1955
Best Dramatic Series: U.S. Steel Hour
Series End 1954
Juvenile Jury (1947–1954).
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