1967 in television
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The year 1967 in television involved some significant events. Below is a list of television-related events in 1967.
- January 15 – The inaugural Super Bowl is simulcast on CBS and NBC
- January 15 – The Rolling Stones appear on The Ed Sullivan Show, where, at Sullivan's insistence, they perform Let's Spend the Night Together" as "Let's spend some time together"
- January 29 – The first CBS Playhouse presentation, The Final War of Olly Winter, is televised
- February 16 – The first airing of "Space Seed", the Star Trek television episode that introduces popular villain Khan Noonien Singh, as played by Ricardo Montalbán
- February 23 – The Beatles make a taped appearance on American Bandstand, where they premiere their new music videos for the songs "Penny Lane" and "Strawberry Fields Forever"
- February 25 – Gene Kelly stars in Jack and the Beanstalk; airing on NBC and produced by Hanna-Barbera, it is the first TV special to combine live action and animation
- March – Gunsmoke is renewed by CBS for the fall 1967 season. Aging (it was completing its 12th season) and declining in the ratings, CBS planned to cancel the western, but protests from viewers and even members of Congress lead the network to move the series from its longtime late Saturday time slot to early Mondays for the fall—displacing Gilligan's Island, which initially had been renewed for the fall but is canceled instead. Gunsmoke would remain on CBS until 1975.
- March 11 – This was the last day that French-language TV stations in Canada were required to run "personals" (classified advertising) between 6–7 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
- June 15 – ATV0, Melbourne, launches color television in Australia with live coverage of the Pakenham races.
- May – David Dortort appoints himself executive producer of Bonanza, a move which takes him out of the day-to-day running of the show but allows him to spend his efforts on another NBC western, The High Chaparral.
- May 1 – The United Network (initially known as the Overmyer Network) launches broadcasting with the talk/variety show The Las Vegas Show—which would be the only show it airs, as both network and show disappear in June due in part to transmission expenses.
- July 10 – The 4th Peanuts TV special, You're in Love, Charlie Brown, with a springtime theme, has its premiere on CBS.
- June 25 – The special Our World becomes the first live worldwide "via satellite" TV broadcast, transmitting to 30 countries. Performers include Mick Jagger, Marianne Faithfull, Keith Richards, Keith Moon, Eric Clapton, Pattie Harrison, Jane Asher, Graham Nash, Hunter Davies, and The Beatles (who perform "All You Need Is Love," a song composed especially for the occasion).
- July 1 – With live coverage from the Wimbledon Championships, BBC2 becomes Europe's first colour TV broadcaster, though it is still in an experimental stage.
- July 28 – In the VPRO television show Hoepla, model Phil Bloom flashes nude in front of the cameras. Several angry viewers complain by sending letters of protests.
- August 6 – Formula One has its first colour TV broadcast, as the 1967 German Grand Prix raced at Nürburgring is colorcast to a West German audience on an experimental basis.
- August 21 – ABC's Dark Shadows and CBS's As the World Turns are the first daytime soaps on their respective networks to go color.
- August 25 – Color television is officially launched in West Germany (simultaneously by ARD and ZDF) at precisely 9:30 a.m., with a symbolic launch button pressed by Willy Brandt at the Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin.
- August 29 – The Fugitive finale proves to be one of the most-watched episodes of the decade.
- September 2 – At 12:30 PM, Channel 9 in Sioux City, Iowa switches from being KVTV (CBS basic) to KCAU-TV (ABC full-time)
- September 9 – NBC airs what will prove to be the pilot of Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In; which would have its actual series premiere on January 22, 1968
- September 10 – The Who destroys their instruments during a performance on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour
- September 17 – The Doors appear on The Ed Sullivan Show and perform "Light My Fire". Sullivan had requested that the line "Girl we couldn't get much higher" be changed for the show, but Jim Morrison performs it the way it was written and the band is banned from the show as a result.
- October 1 – First colour television was introduced in France using SECAM system.
- October 1 – In the VPRO TV show Hoepla, model Phil Bloom is seen reading a newspaper; when she folds the newspaper, she is completely nude (the first time someone appears nude in a television program)
- November 19 – TVB launches free-to-air television in Hong Kong
- November 27 – Thai Army Television converts from System M (a 525-line screen) to System B (625 lines) in preparation for PAL color
- December 2 – Colour television is officially launched on BBC2
- December 11 – ABC airs the all-star special Movin' With Nancy
- December 26 – The Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour airs on BBC1 in the UK
- Also in 1967
- All CBS soap operas transition from live to tape broadcasts
- PAL and SECAM video standards introduced
- A taped appearance by The Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show, premiering their new music video for the song "Hello Goodbye"
- The FCC orders that cigarette ads on television, radio and in print must include a warning about the health risks of smoking
- The Corporation for Public Broadcasting is established
- Cissy King replaces Barbara Boylan as Bobby Burgess's dance partner on The Lawrence Welk Show.
- January 7 – A prime-time edition of The Newlywed Game (1967–71) on ABC
- January 9 – "Mr. Terrific" on CBS. (Last aired on August 27, 1967)
- January 13 – Rango (1967–67) on ABC
- February 5 – The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (1967–69) on CBS
- July 3 – News at Ten (1967–99, 2001–04, 2008–present) on ITV in the UK
- September 5 – The Prisoner on Canada's CTV Television Network
- September 5 – Good Morning, World on CBS (1967–1968)
- September 6 – He and She (1967–68) and Dundee and the Culhane (Fall 1967 only) both on CBS
- September 7 – The Flying Nun (1967–70) on ABC
- September 7 – Cimarron Strip (1967–68) on CBS
- September 8 – Hondo (1967–67) on ABC
- September 9 – Spider-Man (1967–70) on ABC
- September 10 – The High Chaparral (1967–71) on NBC
- September 10 – The Mothers-in-Law (1967–69) on NBC
- September 11 – The Carol Burnett Show (1967–78) on CBS
- September 16 – Mannix (1967–75) on CBS
- September 18 – Love is a Many Splendored Thing (1967–73) on CBS daytime
- September 29 – The Prisoner has its UK on ATV and Grampian Television
- September 14 – Ironside (1967–75) on NBC
- October 1 – Ultra Seven(1967–68) on TBS in Japan
- December 26 – Do Not Adjust Your Set on ITV (1967–69)
- The Forsyte Saga – a blockbuster BBC drama in 26 50-minute episodes, the first British television program to be sold to the USSR
- Mr. Dressup (1967–96)
- Meet the Press (1947–present)
- Candid Camera (1948–present)
- The Ed Sullivan Show (1948–71)
- Bozo the Clown (1949–present)
- Come Dancing (UK) (1949–95)
- Truth or Consequences (1950–88)
- Love of Life (1951–80)
- Search for Tomorrow (1951–86)
- Hallmark Hall of Fame (1951–present)
- American Bandstand (1952–89)
- The Guiding Light (1952–present)
- Hockey Night in Canada (1952–present)
- The Honeymooners (1952–70)
- The Today Show (1952–present)
- Panorama (UK) (1953–present)
- The Good Old Days (UK) (1953–83)
- Face the Nation (1954–present)
- The Secret Storm (1954–74)
- Captain Kangaroo (1955–84)
- Dixon of Dock Green (UK) (1955–76)
- Gunsmoke (1955–75)
- The Lawrence Welk Show (1955–82)
- This Is Your Life (UK) (1955–2003)
- Armchair Theatre (1956–68)
- As the World Turns (1956–present)
- Opportunity Knocks (UK) (1956–78)
- The Edge of Night (1956–84)
- What the Papers Say (UK) (1956–present)
- The Sky at Night (UK) (1957–present)
- Blue Peter (UK) (1958–present)
- Grandstand (UK) (1958–2007)
- Bonanza (1959–73)
- The Bell Telephone Hour (1959–68)
- Coronation Street (UK) (1960–present)
- My Three Sons (1960–72)
- The Andy Griffith Show (1960–68)
- Four Corners (Australia) (1961–present)
- It's Academic (1961–present)
- The Avengers (UK) (1961–69)
- The Fulton Sheen Program (1961–68)
- The Mike Douglas Show (1961–82)
- Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1961–69)
- Match Game (1962–69, 1973–84, 1990–91, 1998–99)
- The Beverly Hillbillies (1962–71)
- The Late Late Show (Ireland) (1962–present)
- The Lucy Show (1962–68)
- The Saint (UK) (1962–69)
- The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–92)
- Z-Cars (UK) (1962–78)
- Doctor Who (UK) (1963–89, 1996, 2005–present)
- General Hospital (1963–present)
- Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom (1963–88, 2002–present)
- Petticoat Junction (1963–70)
- The Doctors (1963–82)
- Another World (1964–99)
- Bewitched (1964–72)
- Crossroads (UK) (1964–88, 2001–03)
- Daniel Boone (1964–70)
- Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. (1964–70)
- Jeopardy! (1964–75, 1984–present)
- Peyton Place (1964–69)
- The Mavis Bramston Show (Australia) (1964–68)
- The Wednesday Play (UK) (1964–70)
- Top of the Pops (UK) (1964–2006)
- Days of our Lives (1965–present)
- Get Smart (1965–70)
- Green Acres (1965–71)
- Hogan's Heroes (1965–71)
- I Dream of Jeannie (1965–70)
- Lost in Space (1965–68)
- The Dean Martin Show (1965–74)
- Tom and Jerry (1965–72, 1975–77, 1980–82)
- World of Sport (1965–85)
- Batman (1966–68)
- Dark Shadows (1966–71)
- Family Affair (1966–71)
- Play School (1966–present)
- Star Trek (1966–69)
- That Girl (1966–71)
- The Money Programme (UK) (1966–present)
- The Monkees (1966–68)
- Mission: Impossible (1966–73)
- The Newlywed Game (1966–74)
- The Mothers-in-Law (1967–69)
Ending this year
- March 14 – Combat! (1962–67)
- March 17 – The Green Hornet (1966–67)
- April 9 – Ultraman (Japan) (1966–67)
- April 15 – Flipper (1964–67)
- April 22 – Please Don't Eat the Daisies (1965–67)
- May 21 – Kimba the White Lion (Japan) (1966–67), but continued airing in re-runs
- August 29 – The Fugitive (1963–67)
- September 1 - Rango (1967-1967)
- September 3 – What's My Line? (1950–67, returned in syndication a year later)
- September 4 – Gilligan's Island (1964–67)
- July 1 – Pamela Anderson, model and actress
- October 28 – Julia Roberts, actress
- November 8 – Courtney Thorne–Smith, actress
- November 13 – Jimmy Kimmel, talk show host
- November 28 – Anna Nicole Smith, model and actress (died 2007)
- December 13 – Jamie Foxx, actor and singer
- January 21 – Ann Sheridan, actress
- February 21 – Charles Beaumont, screenplay writer, best known for writing several episodes of Twilight Zone
- May 30 – Claude Rains, actor
- June 10 – Spencer Tracy, actor
- June 29 – Jayne Mansfield, actress
- July 8 – Vivien Leigh, actress