Pre-1970s TV

If you were an 80s kid you weren’t just zoning out to 80s-produced programming, you were exposed to re-runs from the very dawn of TV, many of them replayed on Nick at Nite. Here we list some of the shows from the 50s-70s that were still filling airtime from 1980-1990.

Space Kidettes

Victory at Sea

Wild Kingdom

The Magic Clown

Astro Boy

Fireball XL5

The Rocky & Bullwinkle Show (1st series)

The Pink Panther Show

The Ruff & Reddy Show

The Herculoids

The New Adventures of Superman

The Pebbles & Bamm-Bamm Show (first run)

The Perils of Penelope Pitstop

Scooby Doo, Where are You?

Space Ghost  and Dino Boy

Tennessee Tuxedo and his Tales

Tom and Jerry


The Shazam!  / Isis Hour


CBS Funtastic Preview

The Adventures of Gulliver

Beany and Cecil

American Bandstand

The Beatles

The Bugs Bunny Show (1st and 2nd runs)

The Cattanooga Cats

Dudley Do-Right

Fantastic Four

Fantastic Voyage

George of the Jungle

The Groovy Goodies

The Hardy Boys

The King Kong Show

The Jetsons

Johnny Quest

Journey to the Center of the Earth

Hot Wheels

Hoppity Hooper

Linus the Lionhearted

Matty’s Funday Funnies

The Mickey Mouse Club (1st run)

Milton the Monster

The New Casper Cartoon Show

Peter Potamus

Spider- Man


Top Cat

The Archie Show

Bugs Bunny/ RoadRunner Hour (1st run)

Captain Midnight

Dastardly and Muttley in their Flying Machines

Milton the Monster

Pinky & Perky (UK)

Picture Booth (UK)

Play School  (UK)

Wacky Races

Yogi Bear

The Huckleberry Hound Show

The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin


Quickdraw McGraw



Deputy Dawg

The Lone Ranger

Howdy Doody time

The Alvin Show

Andy’s Gang


Dennis the Menace

My Friend Flicka

Roy Rogers

The Wonderful World of Disney (1st run)

Pogles’ Wood (UK)


Adult TV

American Bandstand

The Addams Family

The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet

Leave it to Beaver

The Donna Reed Show


The Beulah Show


The Green Hornet

Wagon Train

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea

The Courtship of Eddie’s Father

The Untouchables

The Twilight Zone

The Outer Limits

One Step Beyond

Naked City

The Virginian

The Rifleman

The Red Skelton Show

The Patty Duke Show

The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis

The Rat Patrol

The Real McCoys

The Munsters

You Bet Your Life

Zane Grey Theatre

My Favorite Martian

Mission Impossible

Mr. Ed

The Beverly Hillbillies

Gomer Pyle

My Three Sons

The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

The Andy Griffith Show

The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp

The Lawman


The Invaders

The Fugitive

The Flying Nun

The Everglades

The Ed Sullivan Show

The Dick Van Dyke Show

The Defenders

The Carol Burnett Show

The Andy Williams Show

The Big Valley

The Adventures of Jim Bowie

Star Trek (original series)


Surfside 6

Petticoat Junction

Perry Mason



Lost in Space

Doctor Who (UK)



McHale’s Navy


I’ve Got a Secret

I dream of Jeannie

Hogan’s Heroes



Highway Patrol

Hawaiian Eye

Honey West

Green Acres

Gilligan’s Island


Get Smart

Dr. Kildaire


Car 54, Where are you?



Candid Camera

Burke’s Law

Death Valley Days

77 Sunset Strip


Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Abbott and Costello Show

Sargeant Bilko

The Texan

The Thin Man

Amos ‘N Andy

Annie Oakley

Cisco Kid


Father Knows Best

The Mickey Rooney Show

Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour

I Love Lucy

M Squad

It’s a Great ife

I’ve got a Secret

The Frank Sinatra Show

This is Your Life

The Three Stooges

The Untouchables

The Bell Telephone Hour

The Colgate Comedy Hour

The Dean Martin Show

The Dinah Shore Show

The Ernie Kovacs Show

Five Star Jubilee

Hallmark Hall of Fame

Kraft Television Theatre

Letter to Loretta

Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-in

Robert Montgomery Presents

Run for Your Life

Sam Benedict

Saturday Roundup

T.H.E. Cat


Then came Bronson


The Virginian

Wagon Train

National Velvet

Mr. Novak

The Name of the Game

Peter Gunn

The Philco Television Playhouse




The Girl from U.N.C.L.E

Goodyear Theatre

Goodyear Television Playhouse

The High Chaparral

I Spy


The Cube

Daniel Boone

The Doctor

Dr. Kildare

The Eleventh Hour

Five Fingers



The Adventures of Sir Lancelot

Armstrong Circle Theatre

Bat Masterson

Behind Closed Doors

The Bold Ones, :The Lawyers, :The New Doctors, : The Protectors


Bracken’s World


The Tab Hunter Show

The Wackiest Ship in the Army

Mona McCluskey

The Monkees


Mr. Peepers

My Little Margie

My Mother the Car

My World and Welcome to It

Occassional Wife

The People’s Choice

Please Don’t eat the Daisies



Harry’s Girls

Hey, Landlord

I Married Joan

The Jack Benny Program

The Joey Bishop Show


The Life of Riley

The Debbie Reynolds Show

Ensign O’Toole

Ethel and Albert

Father Knows Best

90 Bristol Court

Accidental Family

The Aldrich Family

Bachelor Father

The Bill Cosby Show

The Bob Cummings Show

Camp Runamuck

Car 54, Where are You?

The Eddy Arnold Show

The Frank Sinatra Show

Ozark Jubilee

Talent Varieties

The Grand Ole Opry

Where the Action Is

The Hollywood Palace

The Johnny Cash Show

The Lawrence Welk Show

This is Tom Jones

Turn on

The Second Hundred Years

Coronation Street (UK)


Harrigan and Son

Here Come the Brides

The Brady Bunch

The Farmer’s Daughter

Love, American Style

McHale’s Navy

The Rat Patrol

Surfside 6

Twelve O’clock High

Land of the Giants

The Time Tunnel

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea


The Guns of Will Sonnett

Lash of the West

A Man called Shenandoah


Wagon Train

The Outcasts

Marcus Welby, MD

The Mod Squad


Peyton Place

Court Martial

The F.B.I.

Felony Squad

Follow the Sun

Room 222

77 Sunset Strip

The Avengers

Ben Casey

Bourbon Street Beat

Burke’s Law

Bus Stop



ABC’s Wide World of Sports


The Young Marrieds

One Life to Live

The Nurses

Never too Young

A Flame in the Wind


That Girl

Wendy and Me

Dark Shadows

These are my Children

Three steps to Heaven

Today is Ours

The Way of the World

The World of Mr. Sweeney

The Wide Country

Date with Life

A Time to Live

Another World

Ben Jerrod

The Bennetts

Bright Promise

Concerning Miss Marlowe

The Doctors

Fairmeadows USA

First Love

Follow Your Heart

From these Roots

Golden Windows

The Greatest Gift

Hawkins Falls

Hidden Faces

The House on High Street

Kitty Foyls

Miss Susan

Modern Romances

Moment of Truth

Morning Star

Our Five Daughters

Paradise Bay

Sing along with Mitch

Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Colour

The Jack Paar Show

The Steve Allen Show

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson