For the American TV schedule, see: 1975-76 United States network television schedule.
1975 involved some significant events in television. Below is a list of television-related events which happened that year. Events [edit ] January 3, 1975 – The original ends its run after almost 11 years and 2,753 episodes on Jeopardy! NBC Also on NBC, the biggest prize in American daytime television game shows at the time is won on , $38,750, split between two contestants Jackpot January 6 – becomes the first American Another World soap opera to start airing hour-long telecasts January 11 – On , a tearful All in the Family Edith says goodbye to her neighbor, Louise Jefferson as moved on up to their own The Jeffersons sitcom March 1 – " C-Day" in Australia; full-time colour broadcasting takes effect March 4 – The first presentation on CBS People's Choice Awards March 18 – McLean Stevenson's character dies in the episode " M*A*S*H Abyssinia, Henry", its third season finale April 3 – Meg Richardson ( Noele Gordon) marries Hugh Mortimer ( John Bentley) on the soap opera Crossroads April 12 – On The Jeffersons, Mike Evans makes his last appearance (until 1979), with Damon Evans (no relation to Michael) joining the cast April 21 – becomes the second American soap opera to expand from thirty minutes to an hour in length Days of our Lives April 25 – " Alice Cooper: The Nightmare" airs on ABC April 28 – Tom Snyder interviews John Lennon on The Tomorrow Show June 5 – Fred Silverman becomes the head of ABC Entertainment, whose programming choices resulted in ABC achieving ratings dominance (and initiating an era of what was disparagingly called "T&A" or " Jiggle television") September 5 – A bomb explodes in the wine bar/delicatessen on , in an attempt to shake up the cast and earn back lost viewers Number 96 September 8 – is expanded to an hour in length, with six games and two Showcase Showdowns, for one week as an experiment; the format is made permanent two months later The Price is Right starts airing weekly episodes in syndicated primetime as Match Game Match Game PM. September 29 – WGPR-TV, channel 62 in Detroit, becomes the first television station in the U.S. to be owned and operated by blacks (It is now CBS-owned WWJ-TV) September 30 – The Muhammad Ali– Joe Frazier title fight from the Philippines (the " Thrilla in Manila") is sent via satellite to the U. S. and shown on HBO October 25 – The classic " Chuckles Bites the Dust" episode of airs on CBS The Mary Tyler Moore Show October 28 – A James Bond film is shown on British television for the first time, on Dr. No ITV November – Sony introduces the Betamax video recorder in the US, which comes in a teakwood console with a 19" color TV set and retails for $2,495 November 7 – The New Original Wonder Woman TV movie airs as a pilot for the series, (which premiered in 1976) Wonder Woman November 10 – changes its name to The Guiding Light Guiding Light, in an attempt to modernize the show's image (The show's announcer, however, continues to call the series The Guiding Light in his announcements until the early 1980s) November 23 – Memories of the " Heidi Game" return to haunt NBC as that network is forced to join in progress at the conclusion of an overtime NFL game Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory December 1 – Top-rated , bowing to competition from NBC, expands to one hour in length; As the World Turns moves to The Edge of Night ABC Programs/Programmes [edit ] (1968–present) 60 Minutes (1971–1979) All in the Family (1970–present) All My Children (1952–1989) American Bandstand (1964–1999) Another World (UK) (1972–1985) Are You Being Served? (1956–2010) As the World Turns (1973–1980) Barnaby Jones (UK) (1958–present) Blue Peter (1949–present) Bozo the Clown (1948–present) Candid Camera (1955–1984) Captain Kangaroo (1974–1978) Chico and the Man (1971–1978) Columbo (UK) (1949–1995) Come Dancing , UK (1960–present) Coronation Street (Australia) (1974–1987) Countdown , UK (1964–1988, 2001–2003) Crossroads (UK) (1968–1977) Dad's Army (1965–present) Days of our Lives (1974–1984) Dean Martin Celebrity Roast (1974–1998) Derrick (1974–1980) Dinah! (UK) (1955–1976) Dixon of Dock Green , UK (1963–1989, 1996, 2005–present) Doctor Who (1972–1977) Emergency! (UK) (1972–present) Emmerdale Farm (1954–present) Face the Nation (1972–1984) Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids , Australia (1961–present) Four Corners (1963–present) General Hospital (1974–1979) Good Times (UK) (1958–2007) Grandstand (1951–present) Hallmark Hall of Fame (1974–1984) Happy Days (1968–1980) Hawaii Five-O (1969–1993) Hee Haw (1952–present) Hockey Night in Canada (1961–present) It's Academic (UK) (1972–present) John Craven's Newsround (1973–1978, 2005–present) Kojak (1974–1977) Land of the Lost (UK) (1973–present) Last of the Summer Wine (1974–1983) Little House on the Prairie (1951–1980) Love of Life (UK) (1968–1980) Magpie (1969–1976) Marcus Welby, M.D. (1970–1977) Mary Tyler Moore (1972–1983) M*A*S*H (1971–present) Masterpiece Theatre (1962–1969, 1973–1984, 1990–1991, 1998–1999) Match Game (1972–1978) Maude (1970–1977) McCloud (1971–1977) McMillan & Wife (1947–present) Meet the Press (1970–present) Monday Night Football (1963–1988, 2002–present) Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom (UK) (1971–1987) Old Grey Whistle Test (1968–present) One Life to Live (UK) (1956–1978) Opportunity Knocks (UK) (1953–present) Panorama (UK) (1970–1984) Play for Today (1966–present) Play School (1974–1978) Police Woman (1974–1978) Rhoda (1972–1977) Sanford and Son (1973–1986) Schoolhouse Rock! (1951–1986) Search for Tomorrow (1969–present) Sesame Street (1971–2008) Soul Train (UK) (1973–1985, 2003–2005) Superstars (1974–1978, 1982–1984) Tattletales (UK) (1969–1989) The Benny Hill Show (1976–1978) The Bionic Woman (1972–1978) The Bob Newhart Show (1967–1978) The Carol Burnett Show (1963–1982) The Doctors (1956–1984) The Edge of Night (UK) (1953–1983) The Good Old Days (1952–2009) The Guiding Light , The Late Late Show Ireland (1962–present) (1955–1982) The Lawrence Welk Show (1961–1981) The Mike Douglas Show (UK) (1966–present) The Money Programme (1972–present) The Price Is Right (1974–1980) The Rockford Files (1973–1978) The Six Million Dollar Man (UK) (1957–present) The Sky at Night (1952–present) The Today Show (1973–1982) The Tomorrow Show (1954–present) The Tonight Show (1972–1981) The Waltons (1954–present; 1969–79 with this title) The Wonderful World of Disney (1973–present) The Young and the Restless (UK) (1955–2003) This Is Your Life (UK) (1974–1982) Tiswas (1965–1972, 1975–1977, 1980–1982) Tom and Jerry , UK (1964–2006) Top of the Pops (1950–1988) Truth or Consequences (UK) (1956–present) What the Papers Say (1961–1997) Wide World of Sports (UK) (1974–present) Wish You Were Here...? , UK (1965–1985) World of Sport , UK (1962–1978) Z-Cars Debuts [edit ] Ending this year [edit ] Changes of network affiliation [edit ] Births [edit ] Deaths [edit ]