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Sci-fi Successes

July 28, 1991

Not all science-fiction/fantasy shows are flops. Here are some of the few success stories:

OUTER SPACE

Captain Video and Video Rangers (1949-55)

Star Trek (original) (1966-69)

Lost in Space (1965-68)

Land of the Giants (1968-70)

Battlestar Galactica/Galactica 1990 (1978-80)

Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979-81)

Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987-continuing)

OTHER WORLDLY

Tales of Tomorrow (1951-53)

The Twilight Zone (original) (1959-65)

The Outer Limits (1963-65)

Dark Shadows (daytime serial) (1966-71)

Night Gallery (1970-73)

FANTASY

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1964-68)

Beauty and the Beast (1987-90)

HERO WORSHIP

The Adventures of Superman (1951-57)

Batman (1966-68)

Six-Million Dollar Man (1974-78)

Wonder Woman (1976-79)

The Bionic Woman (1976-78)

The Incredible Hulk (1978-82)

SUPERNATURAL SITCOMS

Topper (1953-56)

The Jetsons (1962-)

My Favorite Martian (1963-66)

Bewitched (1964-72)

The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1968-70)

Mork & Mindy (1978-82)

ALF (1986-90)

Source: "The Complete Directory of Prime Time Network TV Shows 1946-Present" by Tim Brooks and Earle Marsch

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