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Encyclopedia > Night Gallery
Night Gallery
Genre Horror
Created by Rod Serling
Starring Rod Serling (Host)
Country of origin Flag of the United States United States
No. of episodes 43 (98 story segments, including 3 in the pilot episode and 2 that were added for the syndication run)
Production
Running time 60 minutes (seasons 1 & 2); 30 minutes (season 3)
Broadcast
Original channel NBC
Original run December 16, 1970May 27, 1973

Night Gallery was Rod Serling's follow-up to The Twilight Zone, airing on NBC from 1970 to 1973. Serling functioned both as the on-air host of Night Gallery and as a major contributor of scripts, although he did not have the same control of content and tone as he did on Twilight Zone. Image File history File links Nightgallery3. ... Horror Movie redirects here. ... Rodman Edward Rod Serling (December 25, 1924 – June 28, 1975) was an American screenwriter, most famous for his science fiction anthology television series, The Twilight Zone. ... Rodman Edward Rod Serling (December 25, 1924 – June 28, 1975) was an American screenwriter, most famous for his science fiction anthology television series, The Twilight Zone. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... is the 350th day of the year (351st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... is the 147th day of the year (148th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the 1973 Gregorian calendar. ... Rodman Edward Rod Serling (December 25, 1924 – June 28, 1975) was an American screenwriter, most famous for his science fiction anthology television series, The Twilight Zone. ... The Twilight Zone title. ... The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... Year 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the 1973 Gregorian calendar. ...


Serling appeared in an art gallery setting and introduced the macabre tales that made up each episode by unveiling paintings (by artist Tom Wright) depicting the stories. The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. ... A death head wearing the Imperial Crown of the Holy Roman Empire, on the sarcophagus of Habsburg emperor Charles VI in the crypt of the Capuchin church in Vienna, Austria. ...

Serling appeared in an art gallery setting at the start of each episode.

Night Gallery regularly presented adaptations of classic fantasy tales by authors such as H. P. Lovecraft as well as original works, many by Serling himself. Image File history File links Nightgallery4. ... Smaug in his lair: an illustration for the fantasy The Hobbit Fantasy is a genre of art that uses magic and other supernatural forms as a primary element of plot, theme, or setting. ... Howard Phillips Lovecraft (August 20, 1890 – March 15, 1937) was an American author of fantasy, horror and science fiction. ...


The series was introduced with a pilot TV movie that aired November 8, 1969, featuring the directoral debut of Steven Spielberg and one of the last acting performances by Joan Crawford. Unlike the series, where the paintings merely accompanied an introduction to the upcoming story, the paintings themselves actually appeared in the three segments, serving major or minor plot functions. “Telefilm” redirects here. ... is the 312th day of the year (313th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Stargate SG-1 episode, see 1969 (Stargate SG-1). ... Steven Allan Spielberg KBE (born December 18, 1946)[1] is an American film director and producer. ... Joan Crawford (March 23, 1905 – May 10, 1977),[1] was an acclaimed, iconic, Academy Award-winning American actress, arguably one of the greatest from the Golden Age of Hollywood from the 1920s through 1940s. ...


Night Gallery was nominated for an Emmy Award for its first-season episode "They're Tearing Down Tim Riley's Bar" as the Outstanding Single Program on U.S. television in 1971. In 1972, the series received another nomination (Outstanding Achievement in Makeup) for the second season episode "Pickman’s Model." An Emmy Award. ... Theyre Tearing Down Tim Rileys Bar is an episode of the anthology television series Night Gallery written by series host and creator Rod Serling. ...


The series attracted criticism for its use of comedic blackout sketches between the longer story segments in some episodes, and for its splintered, multiple-story format, which contributed to its uneven tone. Despite these distractions, Serling produced many distinguished teleplays, including "Camera Obscura," "The Caterpillar," "Class of '99," "Cool Air," "The Doll," "Green Fingers," "Lindemann's Catch," and "The Messiah on Mott Street." Notable non-Serling efforts include "The Dead Man," "I'll Never Leave You--Ever," "Pickman's Model," "A Question of Fear," "Silent Snow, Secret Snow," and "The Sins of the Fathers." The term blackout in peacetime refers to a cessation of electrical energy through electric power transmission systems. ...


By the final season, Serling, stung by criticism and ignored by the show’s executives, all but disowned the series.


In order to pump up the number of episodes available for syndication, the 60-minute episodes were reedited into a 30-minute time slot, with many segments either severely cut or extended using newly shot scenes and stock footage to fill up the time. Meanwhile, episodes of a short-lived supernatural series from 1972, The Sixth Sense, were also incorporated into the syndicated version of the series with Serling providing newly filmed introductions to those episodes. The Sixth Sense was a short-lived TV series starring Gary Collins and Catherine Ferrar. ...


In recent years, the original, uncut version of the series has been shown on the Starz movie networks and the Mystery cable network, allowing fans to see the episodes in their original format for the first time in 30 years. A DVD collection (including the pilot film and the six episodes of the first season) was released by Universal in 2004. Starz can refer to: Starz!, a cable TV network, or Starz the online downloadable movie service from RealNetworks. ... Mystery is a Canadian category 1 digital cable television channel which presents movies and television series of the mystery genre and suspense. ... Size comparison: A 12 cm Sony DVD+RW and a 19 cm Dixon Ticonderoga pencil. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


NBC Universal's horror-themed cable channel Chiller, which launched on March 1, 2007, is airing Night Gallery. The series airs weekdays at 5:00 a.m., 5:30 a.m., 7:00 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. Eastern time, Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon Eastern time, and Sundays from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Eastern time. [1] Episodes of "The Sixth Sense" rotate with "Night Gallery." The "Night Gallery" pilot movie will air on Chiller beginning in July. NBC Universal is a media and entertainment conglomerate formed in May 2004 by the combination of General Electrics NBC with Vivendi Universal Entertainment, part of Vivendi Universal. ... Horror Movie redirects here. ... Chiller is a 24 hour American cable television channel specializing in horror programming. ... is the 60th day of the year (61st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


References

  • Skelton, Scott and Jim Benson. Rod Serling's Night Gallery: An After-Hours Tour. Syracuse University Press: 1999.

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Serling functioned primarily as the on-air host of Night Gallery and did not have the same control of content and tone as he did on Twilight Zone.
Serling appeared in an art gallery setting and introduced the program by showing and discussing a painting of a scene from that night's story.
Night Gallery regularly presented stories from classic fantasy, including H.
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