Rod Serling created & hosted the CBS tv series 10-2-59 to 9-5-65, with the exception of the 1 hour pilot, which was hosted by Desi Arnaz (a story in which the subject kept waking up in a Pearl Harbor waterfront bar on 12-7-41, but couldn't get anyone to believe him: not bartender Jesse White in 1941 or psychiatrist Martin Balsom in the present), and is not seen on the Sci-Fi channel (TV Land has exclusive rights). Though Ray Bradbury was not credited for it, one of his novels was adapted for a classic episode in which a man is on trial for not turning in his books to be burned as ordered by a government.
All the other episodes were half hour with the exception of 1963 when CBS tried hour-long episodes. But the fans seemed to prefer the more concentrated writing and suspense of 30 minutes and the series returned to half-hour stories the remaining 2 years. When Twilight Zone ended its run in 1965, Serling went on to other projects and CBS assigned the writers & directors to a new science fiction-western project called Wild Wild West. When West ended its run in 1970, Rod Serling needed them back for a new series on NBC called Night Gallery starting with a 3-segment Night Gallery movie.
A few Twilight Zone episodes, the TZ movie, and a couple of recent versions of Rod Serling stories are available on video or on DVD, followed by this month's episode titles showing on the Sci-Fi channel:
Treasures of the Twilight Zone
Twilight Zone - Vol. 1-43 (1959/62)
Twilight Zone - Season 1 is available on DVD from Amazon.com
2 regular 30-minute or 1 hour-long episode(s) are sometimes broadcast in a 1-hour timeslot unless noted. 5am episodes are usually followed by a 5:30 episode without commercials (see separate list below). Up to 6am is night of date shown; it's not morning until the sun comes up
Dec 1 05:30 AM Escape Clause Dec 2 08:00 AM The Prime Movers Dec 7 05:00 AM Long Distance Call Dec 7 05:30 AM A Hundred Yards Over The Rim Dec 8 05:00 AM The Rip Van Winkle Caper Dec 8 05:30 AM The Lonely Dec 9 08:00 AM The Silence Dec 12 08:00 AM Shadow Play Dec 12 08:30 AM The Mind And The Matter Dec 12 05:30 AM Still Valley Dec 14 09:00 AM The Jungle Dec 14 05:30 AM Once Upon A Time Dec 15 05:30 AM Time Enough At Last Dec 16 08:00 AM Will The Real Martian Please Stand Up Dec 16 03:00 AM The Obsolete Man Dec 16 03:30 AM Two Dec 17 08:00 AM The Arrival Dec 19 08:00 AM The Shelter Dec 19 08:30 AM The Passersby Dec 19 09:00 AM A Game Of Pool Dec 19 05:30 AM The Mirror Dec 20 08:00 AM It's A Good Life Dec 20 08:30 AM Death's Head Revisited Dec 20 05:30 AM The Midnight Sun Dec 22 09:00 AM Five Characters In Search Of An Exit Dec 22 09:30 AM Dead Man's Shoes Dec 22 05:30 AM Perchance To Dream Dec 23 03:30 AM To Serve Man Dec 24 04:30 AM Little Girl Lost Dec 25 08:00 AM Night Of The Meek Dec 25 08:30 AM The Fugitive Dec 26 08:00 AM The Little People Dec 26 08:30 AM Night Call Dec 26 05:00 AM Probe 7 Over And Out Dec 26 05:30 AM The Long Mirror Dec 28 05:00 AM Nightmare As A Child Dec 28 05:30 AM The Grave Dec 29 05:30 AM Judgement Night Dec 31 08:00 AM Annual New Year's Twilight Zone marathonYou're a very bad man
On other channels: The Dick Van Dyke Show: It May Look like a Walnut Rob discovers Earth's been invaded by aliens (they have one flaw) in this b/w TZ spoof from 1963, as aired on TVLAND and HULU Previous episode titles broadcast (2003-13) 7/4/1013 July 4th 2013 12/31/12 New Year marathon for 2012/2013 7/4/2012 July 4th Zonethon for 2012 12/31/2011 New Year marathon for 2011/2012 7/3/2011 July 4th marathon for 2011 12/31/2010 Twilight Zone marathon for 2010/2011 There was no Twilight Zone marathon for July 2010. 12/31/2009 last New Year's marathon (2009/2010) 7/2/2009 July 4th marathon (2009) 12/31/2008 New Year's marathon (2008/2009) 7/3/2008 July 4th marathon (2008) 12/31/2007 New Year's marathon (2007/2008) 07/03/2007 July 4th marathon (2007) 12/31/2006 New Year's marathon (2006/2007) 2006 July 4th Twilight Zone-thon (Global Flight 33 is Lost)Episodes of The New Twilight Zone may be showing on Chiller TV, but Chiller TV does not want anyone to see it's schedule more than one day at a time
"Planet Of The Apes" done as a Twilight Zone episode: Click here (Rod Serling intro & parting comments, on the beach)
"Twilight Zone: The Movie" is occasionally on cable
Monstervision Host Segments of Forbidden Planet including interview with in-studio guest Anne Francis about her Twilight Zone episode (she still has the head)
The Twilight Zone is also currently scheduled (2 episodes a day) on Sundays
in 40 states on the myRTN cable network channel.
Twilight Zone episode list, all 5 seasons
Ted Cassidy served TV's Addams Family as their butler Lurch; before that, he served Man
Outer Limits page (the original black & white series)
Results of SciFi.com's survey: best Science Fiction tv series of each decade.
Rod Serling Bio at the Sci-Fi channel's website