Daily Archives: September 15, 2011

‘The Twilight Zone’ presents ‘Two’ 50 years ago this hour

Twilight Zone S03E01 - "Two" 1/3

(Friday, September 15, 1961, 10 p.m. ET) — A man (Charles Bronson) and a woman (Elizabeth Montgomery), survivors from opposite armies of an apocalyptic world war, meet in a deserted, war-ravaged town on tonight’s season 3 premiere episode of The Twilight Zone (click here to watch the full episode).

‘Columbo’ debuts as a regular series on NBC 40 years ago this hour

Columbo - Murder by the Book (1971) (TV)

(Wednesday, September 15, 1971, 8:30 p.m.) — After two pilot episodes, the crime fiction TV series Columbo, starring Peter Falk in the title role, debuted tonight as one of the rotating programs of the “NBC Mystery Movie.”  Tonight’s episode, “Murder by the Book,” was directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Steven Bochco.