The list author says: "This is the third list of the best television shows on the ABC network from 1953-2015. The first list is "Best Television Shows on ABC (American Broadcasting Network"), the second list, "More of the Best TV Shows on ABC"."
"Make Room for Daddy (1953-65). Danny Thomas, Marjorie Lord, Rusty Hamer, Angela Cartwright. Lucy and Ricky (I Love Lucy) visit in Season 6, episode 12 in 1959. Original cast returnes: Make Room for Graddaddy (1970-71). Lucille Ball visits as "Lucy Carter" in episode 15."
"Warner Brothers Presents: Cheyenne (1955-62). Part of the rotation with Casablanca (1955-56) and King's Row (1955-56). Also Cheyenne: Bronco. Spin-off: The Dakotas (1963). Gambler Returns: The Luck of the Draw (1991-tvm)"
"Maverick (1957-62). Began as a role in Alias Jesse James (1959), The New Maverick (1978-tvm), Young Maverick (1979), Bret Maverick (1981-82), The Gambler Returns: The Luck of the Draw (1991), Maverick (1994)"
"Combat (1962-67). In World War II, American soldiers fight in Germany. last season broadcast in color. Vic Morrow, Rick Jason with Pierre Jabert, Jack Hogan, Dick Peabody, Conian Carter, Tom Lowell, Shecky Green."
"The Patty Duke Show (1963-66). Reunion tv-movie: The Patty Duke Show: Still Rockin' in Brooklyn Heights (1999). Reuniting Patty Duke,William Schallert,Jean Byron,Paul O'Keefe,Eddie Applegate and "Cathy Lane". Sal Mineo in archive footage. In 2009, Duke returned as "Patty" and "Cathy lane" in 6 PSA tv commercials & radio for Social Security online."
"Nanny and the Professor (1970-71). Juliet Mills, Richard Long, David Doremus, Trent Lehman, Kim Richards, Elsa Lanchester. The mystical, magical nanny. Juliet Mills still had her magical ways in the soap opera "Passions" (NBC 1999-2007, Direct-TV 2007-08)."
"Streets of San Francisco (1972-77). Karl Malden and Michael Douglas. Began as a tv-movie first. Douglas left the role and Richard Hatch (later, Battlestar Galactica 1978-79) joined the cast. Reunion: Back to the Streets of San Francisco (1992) with Karl Malden and Darlene Carr."
"Kolchak: The Night Stalker (1974-75). Began as a tv-movie, Night Stalker (1972). Both starring Darren McGavin as newspaper reporter investigating mysterious, eerie crimes. Ruth McDevitt, Simon oakland, Carol Ann Susi, John Fiedler, Kennan Wynn. Revived 2005-06."
"Schoolhouse Rock! (1973-86) I'm just a bill... Educational cartoons shown between Saturday Morning programs on ABC. Parents today are buying these DVD collections and teaching their kids good educational information. They learn as quickly as we did."
"Thousand Dollar Pyramid. $10,000 Pyramid CBS 1973-74 ABC 1974-76. $20,000 ABC 1976-80. Syndicated: $25,000 1974-79. $50,000 1981. CBS New $25,000 1982-87, 1988. $100,000 1985-88, 1991. Pyramid 2002-2004. Hosted by Dick Clark 1973-88, Bill Cullen 1974-79."
"Wonder Woman (1975-79). ABC (1975-77), CBS (1977-79). Began as Wonder Woman (1974 tvm) starring Cathy Lee Crosby and Ricardo Montalban. / The New, Original Wonder Woman (1975-tvm), starring Lynda Carter and Lyle Waggoner. Followed by the tv series."
"Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? CBS 1969-76, ABC 1976-86, 88-91. Spin-off: A Pup Named Scooby-Doo (1988-91), What's New, Scooby-Doo (2002-06), Shaggy & Scooby-Doo Get A Clue! (2006-08), Scooby-Doo Mystery Inc. (2010-present)"
"Hotel (1983-88). Well known guest stars check-in every week. Starring Bette Davis, Connie Selleca, James Brolin, Anne Baxter, Nathan Cook, Shari Belafonte. Michael Spound met Heidi Bohay on the set and fell in love in real life. They married in 1988."
"The Wonder Years (1988-93). Starring Fred Savage, Dan Lauria, Alley Mills, Olivia d'Abo, Jason Hervey, Danica McKeller, Josh Saviaro. Fred Savage later returned in the NBC tv series, Working (1997-99)."
"Who Wants To Be a Millionaire. ABC 1999-2002, 2004, 2009 Hosted by Regis Philbin. Syndicated: 2002-Present. Hosted by Meredith Vieira 2005-13, Cedric The Entertainer 2013-14, Terry Crews (2014-present)"