Calendar of Upcoming TUBE TUNES Episodes

June 2017:
Season 2, Episode 9: From ‘C’ to Shining ‘C’
I’ll present the themes of seven random series whose titles begin with the letter “C.” One series from each decade from the 1950’s through the 2010s will be explored.

July 2017:
Season 2, Episode 10: Strictly “American”
In celebration of Independence Day, the themes to several regular network or cable series with the word “American” in its title are reviewed, from AMERICAN FORUM OF THE AIR in 1949, to AMERICAN BANDSTAND in 1957, to LOVE, AMERICAN STYLE in 1969, to AMERICAN IDOL in 2002.

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October 2017:
Season 3, Episode 1: Go West, Old Man – Adult Westerns of the 1960s (Part 1)
To kick off the third season of TUBE TUNES, I’ll present the themes of ten popular adult westerns of the 1960s, including THE VIRGINIAN, BRANDED, LAREDO and THE WILD, WILD WEST.

October 2017:
Season 3, Episode 2: D’s, Dem’s and Doe’s
I’ll present the themes of seven random series whose titles begin with the letter “D.” One series from each decade from the 1950’s through the 2010s will be explored.

November 2017:
Season 3, Episode 3: From Hit to Theme
I’ll explore tunes that began as hit records on the radio and were then utilized as theme music for series television later on, including Bill Haley & The Comets’ “Rock Around the Clock” (HAPPY DAYS), Andrew Gold’s “Thank You For Being a Friend” (THE GOLDEN GIRLS), Frank Sinatra’s “Love and Marriage” (MARRIED…WITH CHILDREN), and the various hits by The Who that have been utilized in the CSI series franchise.

December 2017:
Season 3, Episode 4: E’s-E Does It
I’ll present the themes of seven random series whose titles begin with the letter “E.” One series from each decade from the 1950’s through the 2010s will be explored.

January 2018:
Season 3, Episode 5: Who Loves Ya, Baby? Detectives of the 1970s (Part 2)
In a continuation of Season 1 Episode 5, I’ll explore the themes and histories of a few more popular and not-so-popular TV detective series of the 1970s, including BRONK, SERPICO, LONGSTREET, SWITCH!, DAVID CASSIDY – MAN UNDERCOVER, THE STREETS OF SAN FRANCISCO, and POLICE WOMAN.

February 2018:
Season 3, Episode 6: F-ervescent
I’ll present the themes of seven random series whose titles begin with the letter “F.” One series from each decade from the 1950’s through the 2010s will be explored.

March 2018:
Season 3, Episode 7: The Great British Spy Invasion
A look at the spy dramas and adventure series that invaded American TV screens in the 1960s and early 1970s, such as THE AVENGERS, DANGER MAN/SECRET AGENT/THE PRISONER, THE PERSUADERS, THE SAINT, and THE CHAMPIONS.

April 2018:
Season 3, Episode 8: G-Willikers!
I’ll present the themes of seven random series whose titles begin with the letter “G.” One series from each decade from the 1950’s through the 2010s will be explored.

May 2018:
Season 3, Episode 9: Games People Play (Part 2)
A continuation of Season 2 Episode 3 wherein I present series synopses and themes of more of the most popular game shows to air on American daytime and prime time television. This episode includes looks at six long-running quizzers and their theme music: THE MATCH GAME, THE JOKER’S WILD, THE $10,000 PYRAMID (and its many different permutations), WHAT’S MY LINE?, I’VE GOT A SECRET and TO TELL THE TRUTH.

June 2018:
Season 3, Episode 10: Cast Recordings
This episode will include TV series with theme music performed by the original cast of each respective show. Many thanks to the Godfather of Podcasting himself, Ferg of The Atari 2600 Game by Game Podcast, who suggested this topic as an episode of TUBE TUNES.

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