Night Gallery (1970)

Night Gallery is Rod Serling’s follow-up series to The Twilight Zone that aired 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.

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.

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.

The series was introduced with a pilot TV movie that aired November 8, 1969, featuring the directorial 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.

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Readers Comments (3)

  1. Night gallery is a interesting show. I enjoy these type of shows that have episodes upon episodes of
    all types of times and places. U never know where u might end up by show’s end.
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  2. I would love to watch this show as I am a great fan of the Twilight Zone ,But alas I cannot as I reside outside the USA,in little old Ireland…lol…Billy.

  3. Night Gallery. is a very good show. I remember watching it when I was very young. I gives me wonderful memories of my parents. We would fix popcorn when and then sit on the couch. What a wonderful saturday night scare-a-thon.

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