Classic Hollywood: Doctors, lawyers invade TV in '61
Sitcoms such as 'Dick Van Dyke,' 'Hazel' and 'Phil Silvers' reigned also.
By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
September 5, 2011
Variety was a staple of TV in this period, and perhaps the most offbeat one was NBC's "International Showtime," hosted by movie star Don Ameche. Each week, Ameche would present various European spectaculars, including circuses and ice shows. Though never a huge ratings' success, the series continued through 1965.