I’ve been curious lately to find quality releases of early color TV shows on DVD, e.g. Cisco Kid, My Friend Flicka, Sergeant Preston, color eps. of The Lone Ranger, etc. In trying to pursue this, I decided to compile a comprehensive list of every color TV series made before Fall 1966, when the networks went all color for the first time. (I searched on the web for such a list but couldn't find one.) This includes series shot entirely in color and series which began as black-and-white, but switched to color during their run. I started making these lists and it’s quite a chore to check so many series on IMDB and see what they have listed for color and b&w. I’ve decided to hold off on Variety shows for now, although I eventually want to include those in my list, which I’ll probably post on my blog. I’m leaving off the list any series that had only one show that wasn’t in the dominant format (e.g. “Get Smart,” which had a b&w pilot episode). I’ve decided to make Fall 1965 the cut-off point for the lists I’m posting here because of the sudden influx of new color shows that season. I don’t want these lists to get too unwieldy in a single post. I’d appreciate any additions you guys can come up with. I’m sure there are plenty I don’t know about or have forgotten. (I only remembered “Death Valley Days” after getting ready to post this.) I’m including network and syndicated shows. My comprehensive list will indicate when each b&w series shifted to color, but I didn’t do that here. The dates given after each title encompass their entire original run, whether in b&w or color. First I’ll post the lists, then some of the pressing questions that came up. 1950s shows entirely in color: The Cisco Kid (1950-56) The Marriage (1954/comedy-drama, 8 episodes) My Friend Flicka (1955-56) Sergeant Preston of the Yukon (1955-58) Judge Roy Bean (1956) Northwest Passage (1958-59) Bonanza (1959-73) 1960s shows entirely in color, pre-1965: The Flintstones (1960-66) Empire (1962/32 eps.- hour) The Jetsons (1962-68) The Virginian (1962-71) Redigo (spin-off of “Empire”/1963/1 season/15 eps. – half-hour) Kraft Suspense Theatre (1963-65) Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (1963-67) Flipper (1964-67) B&W shows that started production in the 1950s and shifted to color sometime during their run: The Lone Ranger (1949-57) The Gene Autry Show (1950-56) The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (1952-66) Adventures of Superman (1952-58) Death Valley Days (1952-70) The Ford Television Theatre (1952-57) Lassie (1954-74) Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color (1954-90) Gunsmoke (1955-75) Tales of Wells Fargo (1957-62) Wagon Train (1957-65) Laramie (1959-63) 1960s b&w shows, produced pre-1965, that shifted to color during their run: Dr. Kildare (1961-66) Combat (1962-67) The Fugitive (1963-67) Daniel Boone (1964-70) The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964-68) Peyton Place (1964-69) Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1964-68) The Avengers (1961-69) 1960s b&w sitcoms, produced pre-1965, that shifted to color during their run: The Andy Griffith Show (1960-68) My Three Sons (1960-72) Hazel (1961-66) 5 seasons Beverly Hillbillies (1962-71) The Lucy Show (1962-68) The Farmer’s Daughter (1963-66) My Favorite Martian (1963-66) Petticoat Junction (1963-70) Gilligan’s Island (1964-67) Gomer Pyle (1964-69) Bewitched (1964-72) Questions: Which half-hour westerns were filmed entirely in color before 1965, aside from these five: The Cisco Kid, My Friend Flicka, Sergeant Preston of the Yukon, Judge Roy Bean, Northwest Passage? What was the last network series to air in b&w? I believe it was “Court Martial,” which ran entirely in b&w from April 8, 1966 to Sept. 2, 1966. Was there anything later than that? When did Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color start filming in color as opposed to when it started broadcasting in color? I believe those were different dates. IMDB says 1961 is when the series started broadcasting in color, but there were numerous segments in the late 1950s that were filmed in color, e.g. “Mars and Beyond” and “Man in Space.” Was The Roy Rogers Show (1951-57) ever in color? IMDB says it was always in b&w, but I believe I came across a reference to color episodes somewhere. Wagon Train (1957-65) is listed on IMDB this way: Black and White (Seasons 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 and 8) | Color (Season 5) Why was Season 5 the only one in color and why did the series revert back to b&w afterwards? Longest running show to hold out before shifting to color: The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (1952-66) 14 seasons / last one in color (65-66) Longest running network shows to switch to color: Lassie (1954-74) 19 seasons / Season 12 (1965-66) was first in color (new cast, too) Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color (1954-90) Black and White (1954-1961) | Color (Technicolor) (1961-1990) Gunsmoke (1955-75) Black and White (1955-1966) | Color (1966-1975) Longest running syndicated show to switch to color: Death Valley Days (1952-70) 18 seasons / Season 13 (1964-65) first in color Any others? Plus, eventually, I want to find out the best DVD releases of some of these titles. Thanks.