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
July 4 Marathon The Twilight Zone Marathon Zonethon Jul 5 05:30 AM Elegy Jul 6 04:30 AM The Monsters Are Due On Maple Street Jul 6 05:00 AM A World Of Difference Jul 6 05:30 AM King Nine Will Not Return Jul 9 08:00 AM People Are Alike All Over Jul 9 08:30 AM Execution Jul 13 05:00 AM Nightmare As A Child Jul 13 05:30 AM A Man In The Bottle Jul 14 08:00 AM A Stop At Willoughby Jul 14 08:30 AM The Chaser Jul 14 02:30 AM A Passage For Trumpet Jul 14 03:00 AM Mr. Bevis Jul 14 03:30 AM The After Hours Jul 15 08:00 AM The After Hours Jul 19 05:30 AM The Mighty Casey Jul 20 05:00 AM A World Of His Own Jul 20 05:30 AM Nervous Man In A Four Dollar Room Jul 21 08:00 AM King Nine Will Not Return Jul 21 03:30 AM A Man In The Bottle Jul 23 08:00 AM Nervous Man In A Four Dollar Room Jul 26 05:30 AM The Howling Man Jul 27 05:00 AM Eye Of The Beholder Jul 27 05:30 AM A Thing About Machines Jul 30 08:00 AM A Thing About Machines Jul 30 08:30 AM Nick Of Time Jul 31 08:00 AM The Lateness Of The Hour Aug 2 05:00 AM A Most Unusual Camera Aug 2 05:30 AM Night Of The Meek Aug 3 05:00 AM Dust Aug 3 05:30 AM The Howling Man Aug 4 08:00 AM Back There Aug 4 08:30 AM The Whole Truth Aug 4 03:30 AM The Invaders Aug 5 08:00 AM A Penny For Your Thoughts Aug 5 08:30 AM Twenty-two Aug 9 09:00 AM The Odyssey Of Flight 33 Aug 9 09:30 AM Mr. Dingle, The Strong Aug 10 09:00 AM The Prime Movers Aug 10 09:30 AM Long Distance Call Aug 10 10:00 AM A Hundred Yards Over The Rim Aug 10 04:30 AM The Rip Van Winkle Caper Aug 10 05:00 AM The Silence Aug 10 05:30 AM Eye Of The Beholder Aug 11 08:00 AM Shadow Play Aug 11 08:30 AM The Mind And The Matter Aug 11 09:00 AM Will The Real Martian Please Stand Up Aug 14 08:00 AM The Obsolete Man Aug 14 08:30 AM Two Aug 14 09:00 AM The Arrival Aug 16 05:00 AM The Shelter Aug 16 05:30 AM The Passersby Aug 17 05:00 AM A Game Of Pool Aug 17 05:30 AM Nick Of Time Aug 18 08:00 AM The Mirror Aug 19 08:00 AM The Grave Aug 21 04:25 AM It's A Good Life Aug 21 04:55 AM Jess-belle Aug 22 08:00 AM Death's Head Revisited Aug 22 08:30 AM The Midnight Sun Aug 22 05:30 AM Still Valley Aug 23 05:30 AM The Jungle Aug 24 05:30 AM The Lateness Of The Hour Aug 25 03:30 AM Once Upon A Time Aug 26 03:30 AM Five Characters In Search Of An Exit Aug 26 04:00 AM A Quality Of Mercy Aug 26 04:30 AM Nothing In The Dark Aug 27 08:00 AM One More Pallbearer Aug 28 04:25 AM Dead Man's Shoes Aug 28 04:55 AM Valley Of The ShadowYou'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