Type
Scripted
Premiered
Oct. 02, 1959
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
30 min.
Country
USA
Network
CBS TV Network

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The Twilight Zone (1959)

This is a TV anthology series created by its narrator and host Rod Serling. Each episode (156 in this series) is a self-contained fantasy, sci-fi, or horror story, often concluding with an eerie or unexpected twist.

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05x36 The Bewitchin' Pool Aired: Jun. 19, 1964

Two children escape their bickering parents by wandering into a world of happiness from the bottom of the swimming pool.

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Canceled/Ended
The show had 5 seasons and 156 episodes air between 1959 and 1964.

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  • Rod Serling invited any viewers to submit a script. He was flooded with over 14,000 scripts, and he actually got around to reading 500 of them. But only two were any good, and he couldn't use…
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    Rod Serling invited any viewers to submit a script. He was flooded with over 14,000 scripts, and he actually got around to reading 500 of them. But only two were any good, and he couldn't use them because they didn't fit the format of the show.
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  • Due to budgetary constraints in its second season, the network decided to cut costs by shooting some episodes on videotape rather than film. Because videotape was a relatively primitive…
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    Due to budgetary constraints in its second season, the network decided to cut costs by shooting some episodes on videotape rather than film. Because videotape was a relatively primitive medium in the early 1960s, the editing of tape was next to impossible. Thus, each of the 6 episodes was "camera-cut" as in live TV, on a studio sound stage, using a total of four cameras. The requisite multicamera setup of the videotape experiment, pretty much precluded location shooting, severely limiting the potential scope of the story-lines, and so, the short-lived experiment was ultimately abandoned. The limitations of using videotape (e.g., it could not be edited as cleanly as film and its visual quality was poorer) led them to switch back to film for the rest of the series, despite the greater cost. The 6 videotaped episodes were titled: "The Twilight Zone" (1959) {The Lateness of the Hour (#2.8)}; "The Twilight Zone" (1959) {Static (#2.20)}; "The Twilight Zone" (1959) {The Whole Truth (#2.14)}; "The Twilight Zone" (1959) {The Night of the Meek (#2.11)}; "The Twilight Zone" (1959) {Twenty Two (#2.17)}; "The Twilight Zone" (1959) {Long Distance Call (#2.22)} and then transferred to film for broadcast, which saved the producers about $5,000 per episode.
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  • All episodes in Seasons 1, 2, 3 and 5 were thirty minutes in length. Episodes in Season 4 (airing from January to May 1963) were one hour in length due to CBS' switching the show's available…
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    All episodes in Seasons 1, 2, 3 and 5 were thirty minutes in length. Episodes in Season 4 (airing from January to May 1963) were one hour in length due to CBS' switching the show's available time-slot where only an hour could be taken.
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