Now that we’ve reached 2019, we realize that there’s a lot of pop culture celebrating to be had. We kicked things off with a 50th Anniversary look back at the films of 1969 — which brought us everything from Paul Newman and Robert Redford in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid to John Wayne in True Grit, Clint Eastwood singing his way (barely) through Paint Your Wagon, and George Lazenby making his only appearance as James Bond in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.
From there, we turned to the films of 1979 celebrating 40 years, including Dustin Hoffman and Meryl Streep in Kramer vs. Kramer, Sigourney Weaver in Alien, Marlon Brando in Apocalypse Now, Jane Fonda and Michael Douglas in The China Syndrome, and, coincidentally, the return of James Bond, with Roger Moore playing 007 for the fourth time in Moonraker. Well, now it’s time to turn our attention to the small screen, where there’s plenty of anniversaries going on as well.
This installment of the series focuses on television shows that made their debut 50 years ago, some you’ve never heard of, others you undoubtedly wish you hadn’t, and others that are somehow still going strong today in one form or another.
Scroll down to see 1969 classic TV shows turning 50 in 2019!