Thursday, October 27, 2016

Classic TV: This Is The Life (1956)

We've previously discussed religious anthologies such as Crossroads, Insight, & The Christophers. Now, we're taking a look at the last of the more remembered series of this genre.

This Is The Life was spun off from a relatively forgotten DuMont series, The Fisher Family, which ran for four years (1952-6). Life launched in 1956, and would continue for approximately 30 years. By the middle of the 80's, local stations were starting to change their Sunday morning programming, and shows like Insight and Life gradually faded away.

As was the case with the other shows, Life attracted a great number of familiar stars through the course of its run, including Henry Darrow, Adam West, and, in this 1962 episode, Robert Shayne (ex-Adventures of Superman), in "Side By Side":

I'm not entirely sure, but I think this is currently airing somewhere. Maybe TBN.

Rating: A.

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