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5 Popular 1950s TV Shows You Need to Watch

The ’50s were definitely a simpler time. From drive-in theatres to sideburns popularized by Elvis Presley things sure were different.

One thing that truly stuck from the 50s however is the TV shows. 

Keep reading to remember the best 1950s TV shows the decade had to offer.

1. I Love Lucy

“Lucy, I’m Home!” Probably one of the most popular 1950s TV shows that came out of the 50s is I Love Lucy. It aired from 1951 to 1957 and it was the first scripted show that was recorded in front of a live studio audience.

During its six seasons, they won five Emmy’s and was the most-watched TV show in the US for four of its six seasons.

If you’re a fan of old-time comedy classics, then you’ll love it when Lucy gets herself in unpredictable situations and needs her husband’s to help to bring everything back to normal.

2. The Little Rascals

Originally premiering in 1955 this show featured a gang of kids who were usually up to no good. This famous show was a favorite among kids and adults.

You can still watch reruns of the show today and we promise you’re not going to want to miss it. There’s also a movie that came out in the 90s that was based on this original show, so if you loved that movie then you’re going to fall in love with this show.

3. Gunsmoke

Another show that started in 1955, Gunsmoke has a total of 635 episodes and over 20 seasons. The show was action-filled and the main character, Matt was the Marshall who dealt with lawbreakers who dared come to his town.

Using his good judgment and his exceptional gun skills, Matt keeps his town safe from all the bad guys. This is your next must-watch binge series.

4. Rawhide

Starring Clint Eastwood and Eric Fleming, Rawhide was set in the 1860s and follows the two cattle drivers as they travel across the country running into every problem possible.

The show aired from 1959 to 1966 with 8 seasons and a total of 217 episodes. With it being the 50s every single episode aired in black and white, but this classic is still a fun and entertaining ride.

5. The Untouchables

Airing from 1959 until 1963 on ABC this show is based on the memoir of Oscar Fraley and Eliot Ness. 

Watch the story of Eliot Ness and his ground of “untouchables” as they destroy crime in the Chicagoland era during prohibition. This exciting show will keep you on the edge of your seat, especially when the group is able to bring down Al Capone.

Watch 1950s TV Shows Today

Now that you know the five best 1950s TV shows start watching them today! Most of these are available on many of the major streaming services so look them up!

Know someone else who is just as nostalgic as you? Then be sure to share this article with them and enjoy these classic shows now!

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