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 upIn 2006, WE network reran the 1-23-00 episode of Felicity directed by Twilight Zone veteran Lamont Johnson (he's Lost now) in black/white. Several attempts have been made over the years to recapture the feel of the original Twilight Zone, but this hour-long episode is the only one that has succeeded. In the episode, a young woman goes to "The Clinic" for her problem, heartache, after the most recent breakup with a boyfriend. Then she has second thoughts, but is told it's too late: the treatment has already begun. Then a corpse with it's heart missing warns her to get out while she can...
Combined listings including 5:30am Cable In The Classroom TZ eps (no commercials)08/07/2007 01:00 AM ONCE UPON A TIME 08/07/2007 01:30 AM FIVE CHARACTERS IN SEARCH OF AN EXIT 08/08/2007 01:30 AM A QUALITY OF MERCY 08/09/2007 01:00 AM NOTHING IN THE DARK 08/09/2007 01:30 AM ONE MORE PALLBEARER 08/11/2007 09:00 AM PERCHANCE TO DREAM 08/11/2007 05:00 AM THE SELF-IMPROVEMENT OF SALVADORE ROSS 08/11/2007 05:30 AM NUMBER TWELVE LOOKS JUST LIKE YOU 08/12/2007 01:30 AM JUDGMENT NIGHT 08/12/2007 05:00 AM BLACK LEATHER JACKETS 08/12/2007 05:30 AM THE CHANGING OF THE GUARD 08/13/2007 01:00 AM DEAD MAN'S SHOES 08/13/2007 01:30 AM THE HUNT 08/14/2007 01:00 AM SHOWDOWN WITH RANCE MCGREW 08/14/2007 01:30 AM KICK THE CAN 08/15/2007 TWILIGHT ZONE Mini-marathon 08:00 AM JESS-BELLE 09:00 AM MINIATURE 10:00 AM PRINTER'S DEVIL 11:00 AM NO TIME LIKE THE PAST 12:00 PM THE PARALLEL 01:00 PM I DREAM OF GENIE 02:00 PM THE NEW EXHIBIT 03:00 PM OF LATE I THINK OF CLIFFORDVILLE 08/15/2007 12:30 AM AND WHEN THE SKY WAS OPENED 08/15/2007 01:00 AM A PIANO IN THE HOUSE 08/15/2007 01:30 AM TO SERVE MAN 08/16/2007 01:00 AM THE LAST RIGHTS OF JEFF MYRTLEBANK 08/16/2007 01:30 AM THE FUGITIVE 08/16/2007 04:30 AM WHAT YOU NEED 08/18/2007 05:00 AM NIGHT CALL 08/18/2007 05:30 AM FROM AGNES WITH LOVE 08/19/2007 01:00 AM PERSON OR PERSONS UNKNOWN 08/19/2007 01:30 AM THE LITTLE PEOPLE 08/19/2007 05:00 AM SPUR OF THE MOMENT 08/19/2007 05:30 AM IN THE PRAISE OF PIP 08/20/2007 01:00 AM FOUR O'CLOCK 08/20/2007 01:30 AM THE TRADE-INS 08/22/2007 01:00 AM YOUNG MAN'S FANCY 08/22/2007 01:30 AM I SING THE BODY ELECTRIC 08/23/2007 01:00 AM CAVENDER IS COMING 08/23/2007 01:30 AM THE CHANGING OF THE GUARD 08/25/2007 05:00 AM QUEEN OF THE NILE 08/25/2007 05:30 AM WHAT'S IN THE BOX 08/26/2007 01:00 AM NIGHTMARE AT 20,000 FEET 08/26/2007 01:30 AM A KIND OF STOPWATCH 08/26/2007 05:00 AM THE MASKS 08/26/2007 05:30 AM STEEL 08/27/2007 01:00 AM THE LAST NIGHT OF A JOCKEY 08/27/2007 01:30 AM LIVING DOLL 08/28/2007 TWILIGHT ZONE Mini-marathon 08:00 AM WHERE IS EVERYBODY 08:30 AM ONE FOR THE ANGELS 09:00 AM MR. DENTON ON DOOMSDAY 09:30 AM THE SIXTEEN-MILLIMETER SHRINE 10:00 AM WALKING DISTANCE 10:30 AM ESCAPE CLAUSE 11:00 AM THE LONELY 11:30 AM TIME ENOUGH AT LAST 12:00 PM CAESAR AND ME 12:30 PM THE JEOPARDY ROOM 01:00 PM STOPOVER IN A QUIET TOWN 01:30 PM MR. GARRITY AND THE GRAVES 02:00 PM THE BRAIN CENTER AT WHIPPLES'S 02:30 PM COME WANDER WITH ME 03:00 PM THE FEAR 03:30 PM THE BEWITCHIN POOL 08/28/2007 01:00 AM THE OLD MAN IN THE CAVE 08/28/2007 01:30 AM UNCLE SIMON 08/29/2007 01:00 AM PROBE 7 OVER AND OUT 08/29/2007 01:30 AM THE 7TH IS MADE UP OF PHANTOMS 08/30/2007 01:00 AM A SHORT DRINK FROM A CERTAIN FOUNTAIN 08/30/2007 01:30 AM NINETY YEARS WITHOUT SLUMBERING 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 aired May 29 9am & 4am on TVLAND Previous episode titles broadcast (2003-July 2007) 12/31/2006 Last New Year's marathon (2007)07/03/2007 July 4th marathon (2007) Last year's July 4th Twilight Zone-thon (2006) Global Flight 33 is Lost)"Planet Of The Apes" done as a Twilight Zone episode (Rod Serling intro & parting comments, on the beach)
"Twilight Zone: The Movie" is occasionally on cable
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Twilight Zone episode list, all 5 seasons
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Rod Serling Bio at the Sci-Fi channel's website