Take a trip down memory lane and reminisce about the most popular TV shows released throughout the years. (And if this leads to a longing for reruns, don't worry — you can probably catch a lot of 'em on Netflix.)
Texaco Star Theatre became one of the first-ever successful TV shows after it made the move from radio to television in 1948. The show, which took the #1 spot in 1950, even earned host Milton Berle the nickname "Mr. Television."
Originally, talent showcase Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts was a radio show, but it took to the small screen in 1948. The CBS talent showcase became the highest rated TV show during the 1951 season.
Lucy and Ricky Ricardo stole our hearts on CBS sitcom I Love Lucy from the moment it premiered in late 1951.
One of the very first hit police shows, Dragnet followed the story of Los Angeles police detective Sergeant Joe Friday for eight seasons.
Jackie Gleason took over as host of the DuMont variety show Cavalcade of Stars in 1950 and was met with great success. In 1952, the show was retitled The Jackie Gleason Show and moved to CBS, where it continued to do well.
Hosted by actor Hal March, popular game show The $64,000 Question was well-received after its 1955 premiere.
After its premiere in 1948, The Ed Sullivan Show went on to become a wildly popular variety show. Former newspaper columnist Ed Sullivan hosted several now-iconic artists' TV debuts and many famous musicians' performances, including Elvis Presley.
After the success of the radio show of the same name, Gunsmoke ran for 20 seasons on CBS.
During its eight seasons, Wagon Train told the story of a group of settlers traveling from Missouri to California. The Western show stayed remarkably popular all the way through 1962.
Have Gun Will Travel, CBS's popular Western show starring Richard Boone, aired six seasons from 1957 until 1963.
Sheriff Andy and his deputy, Barney, took the #1 spot with their hilarious antics on the popular 1960s sitcom, The Andy Griffith Show.
ITV's spy show The Avengers premiered in 1961 in Great Britain, where it became an instant hit. Five years later, it blew up in the States too.
The lovable Clampett took on the posh Beverly Hills neighborhood after striking rich in their Midwestern hometown in CBS's popular 1960s sitcom, The Beverly Hillbillies.
When General Hospital premiered in 1963, it was met with great success. But do you think the creators ever could have guessed the show would be entering its 54th season in 2016?
In ABC's Bewitched, a witch marries a mere human and does her best to take on the role of a suburban housewife, despite her family's disapproval. It was a recipe for 1960s television success.
NBC's soap opera Days of Our Lives first premiered in 1965, and it's still going strong today: Half a century later, the soap is airing its 51st season.
Star Trek popularized science-fiction television with its 1966 premiere. The show followed the U.S.S. Enterprise starship and its crew before eventually becoming known as Star Trek: The Original Series, when later installments in the franchise were released.
Comedian Carol Burnett's 1967 sketch comedy show, The Carol Burnett Show, premiered on CBS in 1967. In 2013, TV Guide named the show one of the best of all time.
Viewers loved CBS's police show Hawaii Five-0 so much that the network revived it with a reboot series in 2010.
The lovably corny ABC sitcom The Brady Bunch remains iconic today.
ABC's super-popular soap opera All My Children aired for another 41 consecutive years after its 1970 premiere.
The unique detective show Columbo let the viewers watch a criminal commit a crime before they watched the detective solve it, which was probably why the show was so popular during its time on NBC and ABC.
Viewers loved the storyline behind CBS's M*A*S*H so much that they didn't even mind that it was adapted from a movie ... which was adapted from a book.
Daytime drama (aka soap opera) The Young and the Restless was a fan favorite from the moment it premiered in 1973.
This popular show premiered on NBC in 1974, but Little House on the Prairie (which is based on the Laura Ingalls Wilder book series) is set in 1870s and 1880s Minnesota.
We first fell in love with late-night sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live when it premiered on NBC in 1975. The original cast included now-household names, such as Chevy Chase, Dan Akroyd and John Belushi.
In her most iconic role, Farrah Fawcett partnered with Kate Jackson and Jaclyn Smith to solve cases in Charlie's Angels, the ABC drama series that premiered in 1976.
California Motorcycle police officers were the main characters in CHiPs, a popular 1970s cop drama series on NBC.
The big green Marvel character took over the small screen when The Incredible Hulk first showed on CBS in 1978.
Based on the Stephen King novel of the same title, Salem's Lot was a wildly popular AMC miniseries that premiered in 1979.