1995 in television


1995 in television

The year 1995 in television involved some significant events.Below is a list of television-related events in 1995.

"For the American TV schedule, see: 1995-96 United States network television schedule."

Events

*January 1 - French Canadian cable television network Réseau de l'information is launched.
*January 5 - "All My Children" celebrates 25th Anniversary and airs a primetime special.
*January 11 - The WB Television Network is launched.
*January 16 - The United Paramount Network (UPN) is launched.
*January 24 - The O.J. Simpson trial begins live broadcasts on American daytime television; as a result, many of the network soap operas are partially pre-empted, more or less, for nine months. The trial also causes the ratings of all soaps to steadily decline.
* January 27 - The Golf Channel, a TV channel dedicated to the sport of golf, is launched in the United States.
*February 3 - In the UK, an edition of the live morning ITV discussion programme "The Time, The Place" is abruptly ended ten minutes early. After an item about men's fashion featured a black male model wearing a skirt, another black man in the audience starts complaining that the show is racist, eventually making his way onto the stage.
*February 19 - Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee marries "Baywatch" actress Pamela Anderson on a beach in Cancún. The bride wore a white bikini.
*April 12 - Drew Barrymore appears on "The Late Show with David Letterman". In honor of Letterman's birthday, guest Barrymore dances on his desk and flashes him on-air.
*May 12 - "As the World Turns" airs its milestone 10,000th episode.
*May - ABC announces that an episode of the soap opera "All My Children" will be pulled from airing due to the recent Oklahoma City bombing; in the story, villainess Janet Green (Robin Mattson) was supposed to blow up the church in which her ex Trevor Dillon (James Kiberd) was to marry her rival Laurel Banning (Felicity LaFortune).
*July 31 - The Walt Disney Company announces that it will purchase ABC and ESPN; the deal is finalized in January 1996.
*August 22-23 - Larry Hagman, former star of "Dallas" and "I Dream of Jeannie", undergoes a liver transplant.
*October 1 - Six years after it was originally planned, a British version of the Disney Channel launches in the UK.
*November - Stone Cates dies of AIDS on "General Hospital" shortly after his lover, Robin Scorpio, confesses that he infected her with HIV.
*November 1 - Seven more satellite and cable channels launch in the United Kingdom: Euro Business News, Playboy TV, The Paramount Channel, The History Channel, Sky Sports Gold, and the Sci-Fi Channel.
*November 20 "One Life to Live" airs its 7,000th episode and showcases a new opening sequence.
*Television programs "ROX" and "Computer Chronicles" are broadcast via the Internet—these are the first Internet broadcasts in the history of television.
*Zee TV (Hindi television channel) launched in the UK.
*Will Ferrell joins Saturday Night Live.
*"CBC Prime Time News" reverts to "The National".
*The "Home and Away" theme tune is changed. Now sung by Doug Williams and Erana Clark
*In the Winter of January 1995, Former SNL cast member, Ellen Cleghorne airs her television show, Cleghorne! on The WB (with other African American family sitcoms: The Wayans Bros., The Parent 'Hood, the show only airs for one entire season, it also stars Past "Saturday Night Live" cast member, Garrett Morris, who would be starring with Jamie Foxx on "The Jamie Foxx Show" which airs a year later.
*December 11 - "The Today Show" becomes the highest-rated morning news program in the United States where it remains to this day.

Debuts

*January 2- "Cybill" premieres on CBS (1995-1998)
*January 11- "Unhappily Ever After" premieres on The WB (1995-1999)
*January 11- "The Wayans Bros." premieres on The WB (1995-1999)
*January 16 - "" premieres, helping to launch UPN (1995-2001).
*February 20 - The "What A Cartoon! Show" premieres on Cartoon Network.
*February 22 - "The Big Garage" premieres on TLC (1995-2001)
*March 1 - "Wishbone" premieres on PBS (1995-1998)
*March 21 - "NewsRadio" premieres (1995-1999)
*March 22 - "Sliders" premieres (1995-2000).
*May 28 - "Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist" premieres on Comedy Central (1995-1999).
*August 1 - The Game show Is Friendship day!
*August 28 - "The Comedy Show" premieres in Australia, introduced to the U.S. two weeks later.
*September 4 - "WCW Monday Nitro" premieres on TNT (1995-2001)
*September 9 - "Kids' WB!" debuts on The WB (which changed to The CW) (1995-2008).
*September 12- "Is It Legal?" debuts on ITV (1995-1998).
*September 13 - "The Drew Carey Show" premieres (1995-2004).
*September 23 - "JAG" premieres (1995-2005) This season will be its first and only one on NBC before switching networks to CBS the following year.
*September 24 - "Pride and Prejudice" (UK), the BBC's massively popular adaptation of Jane Austen's novel, debuts on BBC One. The six-part serial finishes on October 29.
*September - "Timon and Pumbaa" premieres (1995-1998).
*October 14 - "MADtv" premieres on Fox (1995-present)
*October 23 - "Hollyoaks" premieres on Channel 4 (1995-)
*November 3 - "Mr. Show" premieres on HBO (1995-1998)
*November 13 - "The City" premieres on ABC (1995-1997)
*"Pamela Wallin Live" premieres on CBC Newsworld (1995-1999).

Television shows

1940s

*"Meet the Press" (1947-present).
*"Candid Camera" (1948-present).

1950s

*"Hallmark Hall of Fame" (1951-present).
*"Guiding Light" (1952-present).
*"The Today Show" (1952-present).
*"Panorama" (UK) (1953-present).
*"Face the Nation" (1954-present).
*"The Tonight Show" (1954-present).
*"This Is Your Life" (UK) (1955-2003).
*"As the World Turns" (1956-present).
*"What the Papers Say" (UK) (1956-present).
*"The Sky at Night" (UK) (1957-present).
*"Blue Peter" (UK) (1958-present).
*"Grandstand" (UK) (1958-2007).

1960s

*"Coronation Street" (UK) (1960-present).
*"Four Corners" (Australia) (1961-present).
*"It's Academic" (1961-present).
*"The Late Late Show" (Ireland) (1962-present).
*"General Hospital" (1963-present).
*"Another World" (1964-1999).
*"Top of the Pops" (UK) (1964-2006).
*"Days of Our Lives" (1965-present).
*"Play School" (Australia) (1966-present).
*"The Money Programme" (UK) (1966-present).
*"60 Minutes" (1968-present).
*"One Life to Live" (1968-present).
*"Sesame Street" (1969-present).

1970s

*"All My Children" (1970-present).
*"Monday Night Football" (1970-present).
*"Masterpiece Theatre" (1971-present).
*"Soul Train" (1971-present).
*"Emmerdale" (UK) (1972-present).
*"Newsround" (UK) (1972-present).
*"The Price Is Right" (1972-present).
*"Last of the Summer Wine" (UK) (1973-present).
*"The Young and the Restless" (1973-present).
*"Derrick" (1974-1998).
*"Wish You Were Here...?" (UK) (1974-present).
*"Arena" (UK) (1975–present).
*"Good Morning America" (1975-present).
*"Saturday Night Live" (1975-present).
*"the fifth estate" (Canada) (1975-present).
*"Wheel of Fortune" (1975-present).
*"20/20" (1978-present).
*"Grange Hill" (UK) (1978-present).
*"Antiques Roadshow" (UK) (1979-present).
*"Nightline" (1979-present).
*"This Old House" (1979-present).

1980s

*"Entertainment Tonight" (1981-present).
*"What Now" (1982-present)
*"Timewatch" (UK) (1982-present)
*"Jeopardy!" (1964-1975, 1984-present).
*"Murder, She Wrote" (1984-1996).
*"The Bill" (UK) (1984-present).
*"EastEnders" (UK) (1985-present).
*"Neighbours" (Australia) (1985-present).
*"Sally" (1985-2002).
*"The Oprah Winfrey Show" (1986-present).
*"Comic Relief" (UK) (1986-present).
*"Matlock" (UK) (1986-1996).
*"Beadle's About" (UK) (1987-1996).
*"ChuckleVision" (UK) (1987-present).
*"Inspector Morse" (1987-2000).
*"Married... with Children" (1987-1997).
*"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" (1987-1996).
*"The Bold and the Beautiful" (1987-present).
*"America's Most Wanted" (1988-present).
*"The American Experience" (1988-present).
*"Electric Circus" (Canada) (1988-2003).
*"Fair City" (1988-present).
*"Home and Away" (1988-present).
*"This Morning" (UK) (1988-present).
*"Red Dwarf" (UK) (1988-1999).
*"Family Feud" (1976-1985, 1988-1995, 1999-present).
*"Murphy Brown" (1988-1998).
*"Mystery Science Theater 3000" (1988-1999).
*"Roseanne" (1988-1997).
*"The Ward" (UK) (1988-2000).
*"Baywatch" (1989-2001).
*"Cops" (1989-present).
*"Family Matters" (1989-1998).
*"Seinfeld" (1989-1998).
*"Tales from the Crypt" (1989-1996).
*"The Simpsons" (1989-present).

1990s

*"Beverly Hills, 90210" (1990-2000)
*"America's Funniest Home Videos" (1990-present).
*"The Crystal Maze" (UK) (1990-1995).
*"The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" (1990-1996)
*"Law & Order" (1990-present).
*"Northern Exposure" (1990-1995).
*"One Foot in the Grave" (UK) (1990-2000).
*"Road to Avonlea" (Canada) (1990-1996).
*"Blossom" (1991-1995)
*"Home Improvement" (1991-1999).
*"The Jerry Springer Show" (1991-present).
*"Joking Apart" (1991, 1993-1995).
*"The Red Green Show" (Canada) (1991-present).
*"The Ren & Stimpy Show" (1991-1996).
*"Rugrats" (1991-2004.
*"Biker Mice From Mars" (1993-1996)
*"Sisters" (1991-1996).
*"Absolutely Fabulous" (UK) (1992-1996, 2001-2003).
*"Barney & Friends" (1992-present).
*"Dateline NBC" (1992-present).
*"Mad About You" (1992-1999).
*"The Larry Sanders Show" (1992-1998).
*"Martin" (1992-1997).
*"Prime Time News" (Canada) (1992-1995).
*"The Real World" (1992-present).
*"Shortland Street" (NZ) (1992-present)
*"Beavis and Butt-head" (1993-1997).
*"Frasier" (1993-2004).
*"Ricki Lake" (1993-2004).
*"Late Night with Conan O'Brien" (1993-present).
*"" (1993-1997).
*"Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" (1993-1996).
*"NYPD Blue" (1993-2005).
*"" (1993-1999).
*"The Late Show with David Letterman" (1993-present).
*"The Nanny" (1993-1999).
*"WWF Monday Night RAW" (1993-present).
*"The X-Files" (1993-2002).
*"Due South" (1994-1999).
*"ER" (1994-present).
*"Friends" (1994-2004).
*"Time Team" (UK) (1994-present).
*"Touched by an Angel" (1994-2003).

Ending this year

*April 29 - "Empty Nest" (1988-1995).
*May 22 - "Blossom" (1991-1995)
*May 23 - "Full House" (1987-1995).
*May 26 - "Supermarket Sweep" (1990-1995).
*June 30 - "Love Connection" (1983-1995).
*July 26 - "Northern Exposure" (1990-1995).
*August 10 - "The Crystal Maze" (UK) (1990-1995).
*September 8 - "Family Feud" (1988-1995).
*November 10 - "Loving" (1983-1995).
*November 20 - "The Krypton Factor" (UK) (1977-1995).
*"Blockbusters" (UK) (1983-93, 1994-95, 1997, 2000-01)
*"Come Dancing" (UK) (1949-1995).
*"Garfield and Friends" (1988-1995).
*"Yo! MTV Raps" (1988-1995).
*"Challenge Anneka" (UK) (1989-1995).
*"Prime Time News" (Canada) (1992-1995; program reverts its name to "The National").
*"The New Price is Right" (1994-1995).

Changes of Network Affiliation

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Births

*March 19 - Philip Daniel Bolden, actor.
*May 12 - Sawyer Sweeten, actor.
*May 12 - Sullivan Sweeten, actor.
*May 15 - Sarah Horton, Chef
*August 18 - Parker McKenna Posey, actress
*September 20 - Sammi Hanratty, actress

Deaths

*February 5 - Doug McClure, actor.
*March 31 - Selena, Mexican American singer.
*April 4 - Kenny Everett, comedian, actor.
*April 23 - Howard Cosell, journalist.
*April 25 - Art Fleming, host of the original "Jeopardy!"
*May 18 - Elizabeth Montgomery, actress (Samantha Stephens on "Bewitched").
*June 30 - Gale Gordon, actor (Mr. Mooney on "The Lucy Show").
*July 4 - Eva Gabor, Hungarian-born actress (Lisa Douglas on "Green Acres").
*August 3 - Ida Lupino, actress, director.
*August 11 - Phil Harris, actor.
*September 12 - Jeremy Brett, actor (Sherlock Holmes in "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes").
*November 4 - Paul Eddington, actor.


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