Playhouse 90

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Playhouse 90

Playhouse 90

First Air Date: October 04, 1956

First Aired on    :   1956
Status    :   Ended
Created By    :   Frank Stanton,Hubbell Robinson
Networks    :   CBS
Genres    :   Drama
Seasons/Episodes    :   134 episodes in 4 Seasons

Playhouse 90 is an American television anthology series that was telecast on CBS from 1956 to 1960 for a total of 133 episodes. It originated from CBS Television City in Los Angeles, California. Since live anthology drama series of the mid-1950s were usually hour-long shows, the title highlighted the network's intention to present something unusual, a weekly series of hour-and-a-half dramas rather than 60-minute plays. Playhouse 90 began as a pitch by Frank Stanton—the formidable, forward-thinking right-hand man to CBS chairman William S. Paley—during a brainstorming session for program ideas. The project was ultimately developed by Hubbell Robinson, a CBS vice president who received no screen credit on Playhouse 90 but is often described as its creator.


Playhouse 90 on IMDb 9.5


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Seasons

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Season 4 (1959)

17 episodes


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Season 3 (1958)

38 episodes


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Season 2 (1957)

40 episodes


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Season 1 (1956)

39 episodes