Now that Medium has moved from NBC to CBS, what was the first network show to move from one major network to another?
#106047. Asked by Blindlady-27. (Jun 02 09 10:26 PM)
One of the very first U.S. sitcoms, "Mary Kay and Johnny" starring Mary Kay Stearns, aired on the DuMont Network starting in November 1947, then switched to NBC in Oct 1948, then CBS in March 1949.|
The show revolved around a screwball wife and her husband, played by her real-life husband Johnny Stearns.
In the second season, Mary Kay got pregnant and it was worked into the script, a first for television. I Love Lucy appeared 4 years later, followed the same format including the pregnancy but with somewhat better results. "Mary Kay and Johnny" is also the answer to Funtrivia questions 19257 and 61670: first television program to show a single bed for a married couple.
Candid Camera was on ABC in 1948, switched to NBC in May of 1949, then CBS later that year
The Original Amateur hour was on DuMont in 1948, then switched to NBC in October of 1949. (and went to ABC in 1955 and CBS in 1959, making it one of only 4 shows to appear on all 4 major networks)
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