Sep 27 2011

What TV show would you like to see return?

On this date in 1954 - The Tonight Show debuted on NBC-TV.


Originally hosted by Steve Allen from 1954-1957…also Jack Paar, Johnny Carson, Jay Leno, Conan O’Brien…and back to Jay Leno who currently hosts the show.


If you could bring back any show from the past…what would it be?


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9/27/2011 3:28:25 AM
Jennifer Creviston United States
Jennifer Creviston
I miss all the family comedies from the 90's that an entire family could sit around and watch together. I remember being so excited about "ABC's TGIF".
9/27/2011 4:08:26 AM
Linda Geser United States
Linda Geser
I would give just about anything to see even reruns of the Carol Burnett Show.  How could those crazy antics not bring a smile to anyone's face!!!
9/27/2011 4:12:53 AM
sherina United States
Gilligans island!
9/27/2011 4:13:49 AM
Diana United States
Punky Brewster...I loved her...the flower cart bed...her room rocked!
9/27/2011 4:15:33 AM
Kimberly Pearson United States
Kimberly Pearson
I miss 'The Lawrence Welk Show'.  As a child, I remember having to sit and watch that show due to my parents watching it.  Then I became a teenager, and I would not leave the house on Saturday night until the show was over.  This was when my father and I would sit and watch it together, a father/daughter event that my dad felt he could share with me.  Oh, and the 'Sonny and Cher' and 'Donny and Marie' Shows, my dad and I loved those shows!
9/27/2011 4:21:36 AM
Diana United States
Oh and the Facts of Life and also the Get-Along Gang!
9/27/2011 4:22:21 AM
Leslie Smith United States
Leslie Smith
I loved watching My Three Sons and Petticoat Junction!  
9/27/2011 4:24:16 AM
Dan United States
The Carol Burnett Show - our kids need to see good wholesome comedy that will help them in life.
9/27/2011 4:26:35 AM
Daryl Colwill United States
Daryl Colwill
If you really love it when a plan comes together then you gotta want the A-Team back! Now for a little fun did you know that you can sing Amazing Grace to the tune of Giligans Island?! It works perfectly!
9/27/2011 4:27:32 AM
Dale United States
My wife and I miss seeing Touched by an Angel and DOC.  Plus, back when I was young I liked a show called Stingray because I loved the '63 Corvette Stingray he drove.  Many of the shows I remember watching were entertaining and were family oriented.  Even ALF focused around the family and and alien living with them.
9/27/2011 4:27:51 AM
Mary United States
I remember running home to watch "The Mickey Mouse Club" after school.
9/27/2011 4:28:56 AM
Jp United States
Shows I'd like to see back... Boy meets world or wonder years! Watch reruns but too early for me now lol.
9/27/2011 4:29:42 AM
Tim from South Point, Ohio United States
Tim from South Point, Ohio
I miss watching Hee Haw with my dad!
9/27/2011 7:22:35 AM
Sonja United States
I loved the show "Courtship of Eddie's Father".  I had a crush on Bill Bixby.  
9/27/2011 7:23:01 AM
Michael United States
Hey, J.D.!! The Andy Griffith "lawyer show" is Mattlock. But I would love to see Mark and Mendy, What's Happening, Lavern & Shirley, The Beverly Hillbillies, or Sandford and Son.
9/27/2011 7:23:23 AM
Dolores United States
I LOVED "The Waltons".  The reruns are still on INSP and I think The Hallmark Channel from time to time.  Brings back memories Smile
9/27/2011 7:23:28 AM
Jeanie United States
My favorite was "Quantum Leap" with Scott Backula. I also liked "The Pretender" and of course as a child..."Spiderman and His Amazing Friends" (Iceman/Firestar). And who could forget "Justice League" with the wonder twins? God bless!

Jeanie from Mississippi
9/27/2011 7:24:18 AM
Kenny Poague United States
Kenny Poague
Andy Griffith also starred in Matlock.
9/27/2011 7:24:28 AM
Daniel United States
Empty Nest and Golden Girls
9/27/2011 7:26:36 AM
Robert Hall United States
Robert Hall
I have two shows Mary Tyler Moore and The Wonder Years
9/27/2011 7:26:53 AM
Jacqueline United States
What about "Eddie's Father"?  "Come on let me tell you 'bout my best Friend".....Have a Blessed Day JD!!!
9/27/2011 7:27:14 AM
pamela snelling United States
pamela snelling
I miss the show "Rescue 911" it came on every Tuesday and it was about real life emergancies, but miracles came out of them..We need more shows like that!
9/27/2011 7:28:39 AM
Trish United States
I would like to see "Lassie" w/Timmy and his family and also "Rin Tin Tin".  I know I am really dating myself but these were really good family oriented shows.  
9/27/2011 7:39:31 AM
Pam United States
green acres. i loved the pig in that show
9/27/2011 7:39:32 AM
jim United States
MASH, Barney Miller, Starsky and Hutch, the one I would like to see most: Touched by an Angel
9/27/2011 7:39:53 AM
Peggy Bell United States
Peggy Bell
I love you JD. You are doing an awesome job!

I would love to see Walker Texas Ranger.  He is an awesome Christian and his values were always part of the show.  
9/27/2011 7:40:02 AM
Susan United States
When I was growing up I loved H. R. Puff N Stuff!
9/27/2011 7:40:07 AM
Sue United States
MASH - I remember sitting with my mom, watching this show and laughing  
9/27/2011 7:40:36 AM
Lois United States
So many mentioned above.  But for drama I would have to add the Waltons as a classic.  We've just finished watching the entire series.  I love Bob Newhart -- both of his series. Carol Burnett, Dick VanDyke, Gomer Pyle, Andy Griffith,The Wonder Years, ...
9/27/2011 7:40:58 AM
Jen United States
I'm sure someone already told you, but Andy Griffith was in Matlock. I was listening in my car this morning, but had to wait until I got to work to send this. I was literally talking to the radio and kept saying Matlock every time you mentioned the lawyer show he was in! Smile
9/27/2011 7:41:18 AM
Patricia Clark United States
Patricia Clark
Quantum Leap - I thought it was very spiritual in many ways.
9/27/2011 7:41:24 AM
Jim Strenger United States
Jim Strenger
I always liked "Peter Gunn" it had good music by "Henry Mancini".  Plus a good cast and stories
9/27/2011 7:41:45 AM
PENNY United States
I would like to bring back the Cosby show, Good Times, Facts of Life, Full House... just to mention a few. These are shows that the whole family could watch together.
9/27/2011 7:41:57 AM
Matt Tankersley United States
Matt Tankersley
Tales of the Gold Monkey!!

Pflugerville, TX
9/27/2011 7:42:09 AM
don United States
the gray ghost - 1958

9/27/2011 7:42:37 AM
Peggy United States
Barbara Mandrell Show, Dolly Parton Show
9/27/2011 7:42:48 AM
DAWN LINCOLN United States
I loved watching Captian Kangaroo before going to school and I always loved watching the bible stories show that they had on early sunday mornings I cant remember the name??
9/27/2011 7:43:14 AM
Josh waters United States
Josh waters
Id love to see Gomer Pyle USMC back! I know I'm only 21 but I love that show!
9/27/2011 7:43:50 AM
Timothy Still United States
Timothy Still
I was always fascinated with "CHiPs" with Ponch and Jon ... and Emergency with the firetrucks (that was awesome when I was 5).

How can we forget "Whatcha talkin about Willis" in Different Strokes.

But probably my favorites would be Happy Days and Laverne and Shirely.
9/27/2011 7:43:55 AM
Lori King United States
Lori King
Oops...think my comment was one that was lost in the technological wonderland. I loved some of the ones already mentioned - the Lawrence Welk Show, Hee Haw, Laverne and Shirley, Mork and Mindy. A few of my other favorites were Sha Na Na (gotta love the Bowser), Bosom Buddies (with a young Tom Hanks), the Odd Couple (Oscar was my favorite) and my parents followed the Love Boat and Fantasy Island.
9/27/2011 7:44:18 AM
Angelique Sevilla United States
Angelique Sevilla
Bonanza and the original Star Trek. Also loved electric company
9/27/2011 7:45:21 AM
Rocky Dunham United States
Rocky Dunham
Don't know if you remember it or not, but I loved "Ripcord" I saw my first real skydiver when I was 7 years old and punched my day and said "I'm gonna do that someday" I have over 300 jumps and still love it.
9/27/2011 7:46:03 AM
Larry Seiber United States
Larry Seiber
Home Improvement with Tim Allen.  That was a great show!
9/27/2011 7:47:45 AM
Carol Sumner United States
Carol Sumner
Ok, here goes:  Father Knows Best, Leave it to Beaver, Hazel, The Donna Reed Show (I have a friend who says I could be Donna Reed lol), December Bride, Dennis the Menace, Lassie, Captain Kangaroo, Hart to Hart, Starsky and Hutch, Waltons, Happy Days,......
9/27/2011 7:49:17 AM
Robin Owens United States
Robin  Owens
I am a game show freak  and my ALL time favorite was Scrabble with Chuck Woolery.  I also love d to watch Green Acres.  Oh and Isis and Greatest American Hero!

Love your show. Each time a song is played I know it was played at just the right time for just the right person.  Often times its fo4 me. Thank you for your obedience.
9/27/2011 7:49:51 AM
Gary United States
Captian Kangaroo! Ping Pong balls dropping fron the ceiling and Bunny Rabbit..gotta love it!
9/27/2011 7:50:11 AM
jeanie United States
i would like to see my three sons and family affair come back. as a child i had a Mrs. beasley doll. i loved her!!
9/27/2011 7:51:12 AM
June Leasure` United States
June Leasure`
My family loved "Fair Exchange." It aired for a short time in the 1960's. It was about an exchange student from America living with a family in England; their teenage daughter lived with her family in America. Extremely witty. I can't find anyone who remembers this show. I wonder if anyone in your listening audience remembers it.
9/27/2011 7:53:19 AM
Stacy United States
A few good oldies... The Jeffersons, Whats Happening, Sanford and Son, Alice, Gomer Pyle USMC, and had to love The Little Rascals....These were all show my grandmother loved and never missed...
9/27/2011 7:53:30 AM
Patty United States
Ultra Man... my brother and I pretended to be the characters, except he always got to be ultra man and I had to be some creature that he defeated!

Also, The Partridge Family...David Cassidy made the girls swoon!
9/27/2011 8:00:22 AM
Thomas United States
Bring back St. Elsewhere, Hillstreet Blues, LA Law, Dark Shadows. How about Chicagoland's Bozo? Or Captain Kangaroo? Or Garfield Goose? Or Cartoon Town with Bill Jackson? It doesn't get any better than those shows!!!
9/27/2011 8:03:16 AM
Becci United States
Little House on the Prairie....I would like for all the kids of todays world to see what Christmas was like for them. We tend to overdo it and our kids end up with ALL they want. Plus, a good cry is healthy every now and then.
9/27/2011 8:05:00 AM
Jake United States
I would like to see the Upsidedown show return.
9/27/2011 8:07:53 AM
Anita Jo Williams United States
Anita Jo Williams
I loved the tv shows "I dream if jennie", "Bewitched", and "and "Highlander"... cause in the end there can only be 1 (yelling) HIGHLANDER!!!!!!!!
9/27/2011 8:11:55 AM
Bev United States
I loved Pettycoat Junction and Green Acres.  Arnold the pig was so smart Smile
9/27/2011 8:19:03 AM
Diana Wilcox United States
Diana Wilcox
If you want to see the Red Skelton show, go to Branson, MO. The actor is an mirror imagine of Red. He was a close friend of Red's and Red worked with him so the show could go on. He does the show at least 2 times per week, in the mornings, at The Mansion.  He is really, really good! If you didn't know Red was deceased, you'd think it was him.
9/27/2011 8:28:18 AM
Anne Faucette United States
Anne Faucette
Rawhide, The Rifleman and Captain Kangaroo
9/27/2011 8:35:28 AM
Rissa Huffman United States
Rissa Huffman
FRIENDS.... Second Noah.... Hardcastle and McCormick.... Saved by the Bell.... I Dream of Jeanie....Ruby and the Rockits (not old but was only on one season)... Unnatural History (same thing not old just gone)
9/27/2011 8:50:06 AM
Willie in CT United States
Willie in CT
TOUCHED BY AN ANGEL! My Wife and I watched it every week, and always needed the Kleenex! It was, above and beyond, THE BEST show on TV, EVER! Smile

PS: JD, the link on FB lists your hours as "11am-3pm Central"
9/27/2011 9:00:40 AM
Debra United States
I really enjoyed all the variety based shows of the 50's and 60's like Hollywood Palace, Ed Sullivan, Ted Mack's Amateur Hour.  I also loved Red Skelton's show and as a young girl in the 60's one thing that he said that has stuck with me my 51 years...when he ended his show he always said, "Good Night and MAY God Bless!"  He said one time as I was watching that people asked him why he would say MAY God Bless and his answer prompts me to thank him when I get to heaven.. He said he prefers to ask God to bless people rather than command Him as 'God Bless You' infers.  So I always end my oral or written communications with MAY God Bless You! as a result of Red's explanation of that respect for our Lord. So JD you are a light in the dark places of radio and we enjoy your show daily on our morning commutes.  MAY GOD BLESS YOU JD AND MAY GOD BLESS KLOVE'S MINISTRIES!
9/27/2011 10:13:38 AM
rita United States
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9/27/2011 10:20:13 AM
9/27/2011 10:29:45 AM
Maggie Boggess United States
Maggie Boggess
I would love to see "Trapper John" come back. It was my favorite way back when. Does anyone else even remember this show?
9/27/2011 11:28:07 AM
Linda Worthy United States
Linda Worthy
So many good shows-Cosby show, Little House on the Prairie, Dr Quinn Medicine Woman, Touch by an Angel..miss the variety shows-Carol Burnett, Red Skelton..can't think of the name but something Playhouse that was a variety with drama, comedy, etc...Comedy shows-MASH,Happy Days, Home Improvement.
9/27/2011 11:48:01 AM
Carla United States
What about the good old days of Tarzan and then Shirley Temple.  
9/27/2011 12:55:08 PM
Jim United States
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9/27/2011 3:36:40 PM
Adam United States
First JD,
I would like to thank you for coming to Utah. You were great to have at the rally. I was also in the Mcgruff git-up.
My show of choice to have back would....honestly I couldn't think of one, but I would love to go back and one or two more episodes of Underdog on Saturday morning.
9/27/2011 3:43:33 PM
Cheri United States
The Courtship of Eddies Father and Family Affair!
9/27/2011 4:15:39 PM
Kortni United States
I realy want the show 24 to come back! That show only went off air last year but it was amazing and i want it to come back. Team Chloe O'Brian Forever!!!!
9/27/2011 4:31:01 PM
Regina United States
I liked Happy days are here again.  Great show
among many more of my favorites!
9/27/2011 6:03:46 PM
Nancy Sexton United States
Nancy Sexton
The other Andy Griffith show you were trying to think of was Matlock.
9/27/2011 8:04:25 PM
Joanne United States
There were so many good shows from the past , there are too many to pick the best one. One thing is for sure.. TV of today is in no way as good as those good ole days. The kids of today will not really know what good entertainment is. All they will remember is "reality" shows. Some how "reality" has become entertainment :-(
9/27/2011 8:42:56 PM
Debbie United States
Hey JD,
I listen daily on my way to work, I have several shows that I remember watching as a child with my parents.  My dad watched Gunsmoke and Bonanza faithfully.  My mother watched Red Skelton, I Love Lucy, Andy Griffith, Carol Burnett just to name a few. I miss those good old clean, family friendly programming. I have wonderful memories of watching those programs with my parents and my mom making popcorn in a skillet not a microwave, that was the best.
JD keep up the good work, May God continue to Bless KLove. Debbie in Missouri
9/27/2011 8:48:48 PM
Valerie United States
I loved "Little House on the Praire" and "Highway to Heaven."
9/28/2011 6:48:20 AM
Marvin United States
The Life of Riley; Father Knows Best; Rifleman; Wagon Train, Have Gun, Will Travel; Red Skelton Show.
9/28/2011 7:37:41 AM
Tina United States
I know this was asked yesterday but I would give anything to see Little House on the Prairie come back. My grandmother, mom and I would watch this as a little girl.
9/28/2011 7:38:04 AM
veronica United States
hi i love your show cant wait till tommorrow
9/28/2011 12:08:55 PM
Lisa Browning United States
Lisa Browning
I'm REALLY showing my age, but I used to love FAMILY AFFAIR when I was a kid.  It had Brian Keith, Sebastian Cabot and the three kids...nice family show.
9/28/2011 2:52:16 PM
Brena United States
Batman!!!! Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Batman!
9/28/2011 6:43:27 PM
Sheri Sepanski United States
Sheri Sepanski
The Brady Bunch!!! Little House on the Prairie, THREE'S COMPANY (R.I.P John Ritter), Bill Cosby Show, The Great Space Coaster, Happy Days, MacGyver, Love Boat, Andy Griffith Show, Gilligan's Island, Dance Fever, Lip Synch, Highway To Heaven, CHiP's!!  Love 'em all!  I don't think the 80's could ever repeat itself!  Have A Blessed Day, JD!
9/29/2011 3:34:46 PM
Lisa United States
Laverne & Shirley......I've been watching reruns that I checked out from the library......good times!
9/29/2011 5:45:37 PM
Kristyn McKinnon United States
Kristyn McKinnon
The Hardy Boys!
9/30/2011 5:04:21 AM
Riann Ellarson Boyd United States
Riann Ellarson Boyd

Hi Brother Mark!

It has been such a joy to listen to you this morning!!!  Feel like I'm back at First Baptist in high school.  Smile  I see so many young married couples that look to their spouse to fill that deepest thirst and their marriages are failing.  If they would just realize that their spouses are an extra blessing from God and only Jesus can fill that void. I can't wait to get and give the Come to the Well CD.  I know it's going to change lives.  

Thank you so much for your faithfulness to God and your discipline to stay focused on the important things, despite much worldly success.  Because of your faithfulness to seek God first and striving to know Him more everyday, God is truly able to speak LIFE through you.  Thank you for allowing Him to use you in all that you do.  You are an amazing communicator, encourager, motivator and a wonderful example of a man of God.  Keep on making disciples and changing the world one soul at a time!  

With much love,

Riann (Ellarson) Boyd
SmileyRye Smile
9/30/2011 2:49:07 PM
steve fazzini United States
steve fazzini
Mister Ed
10/4/2011 4:46:59 AM
Tricia United States
I would love to see Dinha Shore.  She was my safe place growing up. " When I was just a little girl, I asked my mother what would I be. Will I be pretty, will I be rich. Here's what she said to me."  lol. In my dreams I guess.
10/6/2011 7:11:38 AM
Dana United States
Gilligan's Island, Happy Days, 7th Heaven, M.A.S.H (which is still on), Home Improvement, I Dream of Jeanie (Which they put back on, on channel 13 sometimes.)I remember my siblings and I used to get up early every morning to watch Gilligan's Island!
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