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
Jan 1 08:00 AM Twilight Zone Marathon for New Year's Day starts Jan 3 05:00 AM To Serve Man Jan 3 05:30 AM Little Girl Lost Jan 4 08:00 AM The Last Rights Of Jeff Myrtlebank Jan 5 08:00 AM Person Or Persons Unknown Jan 6 08:00 AM The Self-improvement Of Salvadore Ross Jan 6 08:30 AM Black Leather Jackets Jan 7 08:00 AM From Agnes With Love Jan 7 03:30 AM Spur Of The Moment (no Cic) Jan 7 04:00 AM Stopover In A Quiet Town Jan 7 04:30 AM Queen Of The Nile Jan 8 05:00 AM What's In The Box Jan 8 05:30 AM The Masks Jan 10 08:00 AM I Am The Night - Color Me Black Jan 10 08:30 AM Sounds And Silences Jan 10 04:30 AM Caesar And Me Jan 10 05:00 AM The Jeopardy Room Jan 10 05:30 AM Mr. Garrity And The Graves Jan 11 08:00 AM The Brain Center At Mr. Whipple's Jan 11 05:00 AM Come Wander With Me Jan 12 08:00 AM The Fear Jan 12 08:30 AM The Bewitchin' Pool Jan 14 08:00 AM Where Is Everybody Jan 15 08:00 AM One For The Angels Jan 15 05:30 AM Mr. Denton On Doomsday Jan 19 08:00 AM The Sixteen-millimeter Shrine Jan 20 08:00 AM Walking Distance Jan 21 08:00 AM Escape Clause Jan 21 04:00 AM The Lonely Jan 21 04:30 AM Time Enough At Last Jan 22 08:00 AM Perchance To Dream Jan 22 05:00 AM Judgement Night Jan 22 05:30 AM And When The Sky Was Opened Jan 24 05:00 AM What You Need Jan 24 05:30 AM The Four Of Us Are Dying Jan 25 05:00 AM Third From The Sun Jan 26 08:00 AM I Shot An Arrow Into The Air Jan 26 08:30 AM The Hitch-hiker Jan 26 03:30 AM The Fever Jan 27 08:00 AM The Last Flight Jan 28 08:00 AM The Purple Testament Jan 28 08:30 AM Elegy Jan 28 03:30 AM Mirror Image Jan 28 04:00 AM The Monsters Are Due On Maple Street Jan 28 04:30 AM A World Of Difference Jan 29 08:00 AM Long Live Walter JamesonAd-free Twilight Zone episodes (for Cable in the Classroom)
Jan 4 05:30 AM Will The Real Martian Please Stand Up Jan 11 05:30 AM The Obsolete Man Jan 18 05:30 AM Two Jan 25 05:30 AM The Arrival Feb 1 05:30 AM title TBAYou'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) 7/4/2014 July 4th 2014 12/31/13 New Year marathon 2013/2014 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