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Pioneers of Television (2008– )

TV-PG
TV Series | 55 min | Documentary, History

A four-part documentary series focusing on the legends that helped launched TV and left lasting impression on sitcoms, talk shows, variety shows and game shows in television's early years.
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Updated Apr 6, 2009

Release date (First episode)
Jan 2, 2008 (United States)

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174 cast members
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Dick Van Dyke
Self / Rob Petrie Self / Rob Petrie   See fewer
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Betty White
Self / Various Characters Self / Various Characters   See fewer
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Tim Conway
Self / Various Characters Self / Various Characters   See fewer
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Benjamin Bratt
Narrator Narrator   See fewer
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Kelsey Grammer
Narrator Narrator   See fewer
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Ryan Seacrest
Narrator Narrator   See fewer
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Bill Cosby
Self / Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids Self / Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids   See fewer
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4
Adam West
Self / Kini Popo Show Self / Kini Popo Show   See fewer
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4
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Carol Burnett
Self / Various Characters Self / Various Characters   See fewer
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Jonathan Winters
Self / Maude Frickert Self / Maude Frickert   See fewer
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Barbara Eden
Self / Dancer / Jeannie Self / Dancer / Jeannie   See fewer
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Vicki Lawrence
Self / Various Characters Self / Various Characters   See fewer
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Harlan Saperstein
Narrator Narrator   See fewer
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Veronica Cartwright
Self / Jemima Boone from Daniel Boone / Self - Guest Star in Lost in Space Self / Jemima Boone from Daniel Boone / Self - Guest Star in Lost in Space   See fewer
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Pat Carroll
Self / Various Characters Self / Various Characters   See fewer
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Mary Tyler Moore
Self / Laura Petrie Self / Laura Petrie   See fewer
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Jim Nabors
Self / Gomer Pyle Self / Gomer Pyle   See fewer
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Leonard Nimoy
Self / Mr. Spock in Star Trek Self / Mr. Spock in Star Trek   See fewer
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William Shatner
Self / Capt. James T. Kirk Self / Capt. James T. Kirk   See fewer
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Linda Evans
Self / Audra Barkley from the Big Valley Self / Audra Barkley from the Big Valley   See fewer
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Ed Ames
Self Self   See fewer
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Robert Conrad
Self / James West from Wild Wild West Self / James West from Wild Wild West   See fewer
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Henry Darrow
Self / Manolito Montoya from High Chaparral Self / Manolito Montoya from High Chaparral   See fewer
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Nichelle Nichols
Self / Lt. Nyota Uhura in 'Star Trek' Self / Lt. Nyota Uhura in 'Star Trek'   See fewer
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Ernest Borgnine
Self / Guest Villain on Captain Video Self / Guest Villain on Captain Video   See fewer
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Bill Mumy
Self / Student on Romper Room / Will Robinson in Lost in Space Self / Student on Romper Room / Will Robinson in Lost in Space   See fewer
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Stan Freberg
Self / Beany and Cecil Show Self / Beany and Cecil Show   See fewer
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Chuck McCann
Self / Puppet Hotel Self / Puppet Hotel   See fewer
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Andy Griffith
Self / Sheriff Andy Taylor Self / Sheriff Andy Taylor   See fewer
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Red Skelton
Self / Cauliflower McPugg / Sheriff Deadeye Self / Cauliflower McPugg / Sheriff Deadeye   See fewer
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Marta Kristen
Judy Robinson in Lost in Space / Self Judy Robinson in Lost in Space / Self   See fewer
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Angela Cartwright
Penny Robinson in Lost in Space / Self Penny Robinson in Lost in Space / Self   See fewer
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Roosevelt Grier
Gabe Cooper from Daniel Boone / Self Gabe Cooper from Daniel Boone / Self   See fewer
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Johnny Crawford
Mark McCain from Rifleman / Self Mark McCain from Rifleman / Self   See fewer
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Darby Hinton
Israel Boone from Daniel Boone / Self Israel Boone from Daniel Boone / Self   See fewer
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Lee Meriwether
Dr. Ann MacGregor in Time Tunnel / Self Dr. Ann MacGregor in Time Tunnel / Self   See fewer
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James Arness
Marshal Matt Dillon from Gunsmoke / Self Marshal Matt Dillon from Gunsmoke / Self   See fewer
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Fess Parker
Daniel Boone from Daniel Boone / Self Daniel Boone from Daniel Boone / Self   See fewer
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Rose Marie
Sally Rogers / Self Sally Rogers / Self   See fewer
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Joyce Randolph
Self / Trixie Norton Self / Trixie Norton   See fewer
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Joan Ganz Cooney
Self / Sesame Street Producer Self / Sesame Street Producer   See fewer
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Sharon Kelley
Director of Wally and Ladmo Show / Self Director of Wally and Ladmo Show / Self   See fewer
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Mary Ann King
Romper Room / Self Romper Room / Self   See fewer
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James MacArthur
Dan Williams from Hawaii Five-O Dan Williams from Hawaii Five-O   See fewer
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Marlene Manderfield
Romper Room / Self Romper Room / Self   See fewer
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Pat McMahon
Gerald From Wally and Ladmo Show / Self Gerald From Wally and Ladmo Show / Self   See fewer
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Greg Morris
Barney Collier from Mission: Impossible Barney Collier from Mission: Impossible   See fewer
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Lou Scheimer
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids / Self Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids / Self   See fewer
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Willard Scott
Commander Retro / Ronald McDonald from McDonald's Ads / Self Commander Retro / Ronald McDonald from McDonald's Ads / Self   See fewer
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Socorro Serrano
Romper Room / Self Romper Room / Self   See fewer
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Bill Thompson
Self / Wally and Ladmo Show Self / Wally and Ladmo Show   See fewer
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Terry Bertram
Self - Narrator Self - Narrator   See fewer
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Garry Moore
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Lyle Waggoner
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Brian Wilson
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8 / 10 | 198 votes