It’s bad enough for anyone who grew up with them to think about the fact that there are so many Classic TV shows celebrating their 50th Anniversaries this year, but we’re just twisted enough to go back even farther to check out television series that made their debut 10 years earlier in 1959. And to be honest, there are some genuine classics there as well.
Westerns were all the rage in the 1950s and into the ’60s, and 1959 saw the debut of Bonanza, which actually ran until the 1970s and epitomized family drama of the Old West; and Rawhide, which most memorably gave the world Clint Eastwood (marking the only time he was in people’s living rooms on a weekly basis).
For laughs, there was Dennis the Menace, based on the newspaper comic strip of the same name; crime dramas like The Untouchables, and one of the greatest classics of a decade filled with TV classics, Rod Serling’s The Twilight Zone, which is going to be the subject of a new series airing on the CBS All Access streaming service and is promising to truly honor the original.
But, hey, don’t just take our word for it — scroll down below to take a look at our picks for the Top 10 TV shows turning 60 in 2019!