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1995 in American television

The following is a list of events affecting American television during 1995. Events listed include television show debuts, finales, cancellations, and channel initiations, closures and rebrandings, as well as information about controversies and disputes.


Date Event
January 1 The History Channel is launched.
January 2 The 1994–96 United States broadcast TV realignment continues in two major markets: as a by-product of an affiliation deal between ABC and The E.W. Scripps Company, and a related deal between CBS and Westinghouse Broadcasting, Westinghouse-owned WBZ-TV (channel 4) in Boston, Massachusetts switches from NBC to CBS, while NBC aligns with former CBS affiliate WHDH (which will remain affiliated with the network until New Year's Eve 2016). In Baltimore, CBS switches affiliations to Westinghouse-owned WJZ-TV (channel 13) after 46 years as an ABC affiliate, while ABC joins Scripps-owned WMAR (channel 2) and NBC reunites with WBAL-TV (channel 11) after 13 years as a CBS affiliate. Later that year, Westinghouse acquires CBS, making both WBZ-TV and WJZ-TV CBS owned-and-operated stations.
January 5 All My Children celebrates its 25th anniversary and broadcasts a prime-time special on ABC.
January 11 The WB Television Network, a joint venture between Warner Bros. Television and Tribune Broadcasting in conjunction with original network CEO Jamie Kellner, launches. Among the programs offered are four situation comedies (two family-oriented, one family-focused but adult-targeted and one adult-oriented soap opera-inspired satire): The Wayans Bros. (starring former In Living Color DJ/cast member Shawn Wayans and his younger brother, Marlon Wayans), The Parent 'Hood (starring Robert Townsend), Unhappily Ever After and Muscle. While the former three series wound up lasting five seasons, Muscle fails to survive its first season. In addition to being available on around 70 affiliates, The WB is also initially distributed directly to cable and satellite providers via the superstation feed of Chicago charter affiliate WGN-TV (owned by Tribune) to serve markets where the lack of available independent stations or stations that passed over the network in favor of fellow fledgling network UPN prevented The WB from maintaining an exclusive affiliation at launch. (This ended in August 1999, as a result of The WB gaining full-time affiliates in some underserved mid-sized markets and a small-market cable feed being launched to serve smaller markets.)
January 16 The United Paramount Network (UPN) launches, with a two-hour premiere of Star Trek: Voyager.
The 1994–96 United States broadcast TV realignment continues in the Flint/Tri-Cities, Michigan market, as NBC affiliate WNEM-TV in Bay City and CBS affiliate WEYI-TV in Saginaw swap affiliations. The move is deemed necessary by CBS to restore coverage in areas underserved by its then-new affiliate WGPR in adjacent Detroit, since WNEM-TV's signal is stronger than that of WEYI-TV.
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys debuts in syndication, starring Kevin Sorbo as "Hercules" and Michael Hurst as "Iolaus".
January 17 The Golf Channel, a TV channel dedicated to the sport of golf, launches.
January 24 Live broadcasts of the O. J. Simpson trial begin; as a result, many network soap operas are partially pre-empted, more or less, for nine months.
February 1 Classic Sports Network (now known as ESPN Classic) launches.
February 2 Seinfeld broadcasts its 100th episode on NBC.
February 20 What a Cartoon! launches on Cartoon Network as "World Premiere Toons" with the first short being "Meat Fuzzy Lumkins", a pilot for The Powerpuff Girls. The show becomes a massive success and will prove to launch the careers of many prominent animators such as Butch Hartman, Craig McCracken, Genndy Tartakovsky, and Seth MacFarlane.
March 5 Deborah Norville begins assuming her duties as host of Inside Edition.
March 6 On an episode of The Jenny Jones Show entitled "Same-Sex Crushes", Scott Amedure reveals a crush on his heterosexual friend Jonathan Schmitz. Schmitz will kill Amedure several days after the show airs in syndication.[citation needed]
March 13 The 1994–96 United States broadcast TV realignment continues in Seattle-Tacoma, as Gaylord Broadcasting-owned KSTW joins CBS for the third time while former CBS affiliate KIRO-TV joins the UPN network.
April 5 Fox airs National Hockey League games for the first time.
April 12 Drew Barrymore appears on CBS's Late Show with David Letterman. In honor of Letterman's birthday, guest Barrymore dances on his desk and flashes him "on-air".
April 18 Rox becomes the first television series distributed via internet.[1][2][3]
May 9 CBS broadcasts Deadline for Murder: From the Files of Edna Buchanan, starring Elizabeth Montgomery. This turned out to be Montgomery's final live-action acting role (her final acting role in general was in a voice-over role on Batman: The Animated Series) as she would die on May 18.
May 12 As the World Turns broadcasts its milestone 10,000th episode on CBS.
May 21 Above Suspicion starring Christopher Reeve premieres on HBO. In it, Reeve plays a paralyzed cop who plots to murder his wife. Five days after Above Suspicion first airs, Reeve is seriously injured in a fall while riding on horseback, resulting in him becoming a quadriplegic for the remainder of his life.
May 24 ABC announces that an episode of the soap opera All My Children was deleted from broadcasting due to the then-recent Oklahoma City bombing; in the story, villainess Janet Green was supposed to explode the church in which her ex Trevor Dillon was to marry her rival Laurel Banning.
June 24 Fox broadcasts the fourth game of the Stanley Cup Finals between the New Jersey Devils and Detroit Red Wings. This marks the first time that a clinching game from the Stanley Cup Finals is broadcast on American network television since the sixth game of the 1980 Finals on CBS.
July 1 After being purchased by New World Communications from Argyle Television, three additional stations switch to Fox as part of the 1994–96 United States broadcast TV realignment: KDFW (channel 4) in Dallas-Ft. Worth, KTBC (channel 7) in Austin, Texas and KTVI (channel 2) in St. Louis. KDFW and KTBC both defect from CBS, while KTVI leaves ABC. Independent station KTVT (channel 11) in Dallas takes the CBS affiliation in that area through an affiliation deal between the network and Gaylord Broadcasting (owners of KTVT); in Austin, former Fox affiliate KBVO (channel 42) swaps affiliations with KTBC and changes its calls to KEYE; and in St. Louis, KDNL (channel 30) swaps its Fox affiliation with KTVI and joins ABC. Former Fox-owned station KDAF-TV (channel 33) joins The WB, taking that affiliation from KXTX-TV (channel 39) due to a temporary arrangement in which KXTX would carry WB programming, until such time Fox was cleared to move to channel 4. KXTX-TV then becomes an independent station.
Outdoor Life Network is launched.
July 24 WFMZ-TV initiates their very first daytime Berks Edition at 5:30 pm and the First Nighttime Newscast at 10:30 pm, covering the entire Berks County and all across the Lehigh Valley of Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey.
July 31 The Walt Disney Company announces that it will purchase ABC and ESPN; the deal is finalized during January 1996.
August 21 As a result of the 1994–96 United States broadcast TV realignment, longtime NBC affiliate WLUK-TV in Green Bay becomes the first of four "Big three" affiliates that SF Broadcasting (a joint venture of Savoy Communications and Fox Broadcasting) has purchased from Burnham Broadcasting to switch its affiliation to Fox. NBC eventually aligns with former Fox affiliate WGBA-TV. Two more NBC-affiliated stations (WALA-TV in Mobile, Alabama, and KHON-TV in Honolulu), along with ABC affiliate WVUE in New Orleans switch their affiliations to Fox on January 1, 1996. NBC again swaps affiliations with the former Fox affiliates in Mobile and Honolulu (WPMI and KHNL respectively), while ABC joins WB affiliate WGNO and former Fox affiliate WNOL joins The WB.
August 22 Larry Hagman, former main actor of Dallas and I Dream of Jeannie, undergoes a liver transplant.
September 4 Xena: Warrior Princess debuts in syndication, featuring Lucy Lawless as "Xena" and Renee O'Connor as "Gabrielle".
The very first edition of WCW Monday Nitro airs from the Mall of America in Minneapolis, Minnesota on TNT.
September 5 Alan Kalter becomes the second announcer of the Late Show with David Letterman replacing Bill Wendell.
September 6 In front of a nationwide audience watching on ESPN and on HTS in the Baltimore market, Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken Jr. surpasses New York Yankees legend Lou Gehrig on Major League Baseball's list for most consecutive games played.
September 8 The 1994–96 United States broadcast TV realignment continues when longtime ABC affiliate WGHP-TV (channel 8) in High Point, North Carolina is sold directly to Fox (acquired via New World Communications from Citicasters, along with WBRC-TV in Birmingham, Alabama due to ownership conflicts) and as a result, becomes a Fox-owned station. Former Fox affiliates WNRW-TV (channel 45)/WGGT-TV (channel 48, now MyNetworkTV affiliate WMYV-TV) assume the ABC affiliation, and WNRW-TV changes its callsign to WXLV-TV to reflect the new affiliation. Both stations retain a secondary UPN affiliation until WGGT-TV leaves its WXLV-TV simulcast to become a full-time UPN affiliate the next year.
September 9 Kids' WB debuts on The WB, anchored by Animaniacs, which transfers over from Fox's children's programming block, Fox Kids. It debuted on Fox Kids 2 years before.
September 10 A major compensation deal between NBC and CBS after the Westinghouse-Group W/CBS deal as a result of the 1994–96 United States broadcast TV realignment becomes effective: two NBC O&O's (KCNC-TV in Denver and KUTV-TV in Salt Lake City) and the network's Philadelphia affiliate KYW-TV become CBS-affiliated stations (and quickly after that CBS-owned stations after Westinghouse merged with CBS), while former CBS affiliate KSL-TV in Salt Lake City joins NBC and CBS O&O WCAU in Philadelphia becomes an NBC-owned station. Meanwhile, in Miami, CBS-owned WCIX (channel 6) and NBC-owned WTVJ (channel 4) swap channel positions, with WCIX becoming WFOR-TV as a result of the change. Two related swaps also occur in Denver, as former ABC affiliate KUSA-TV joins NBC, and former CBS affiliate KMGH-TV switches to ABC as a result of an affiliation deal between the network and McGraw-Hill, KMGH's owners.
The 47th Primetime Emmy Awards are aired on Fox.
CBS acquires ABC affiliate WPRI-TV from Narragansett Television and swaps affiliations with WLNE-TV, thus reversing a swap that took place in 1977.
UPN Kids launches on UPN, featuring two new series, Space Strikers and Teknoman.
September 11 Sailor Moon premieres in the United States for the first time.
September 17 Part 2 of "Who Shot Mr. Burns?" serves as the season 7 premiere of The Simpsons on Fox. An America's Most Wanted special, "Springfield's Most Wanted", precedes the episode.
September 30 The cast of the X-Men animated series crosses over to the Spider-Man series on Fox.
October 2 In Major League Baseball's first "do or die" tie-breaker game since 1980, the Seattle Mariners defeat the California Angels 9–1 to clinch the American League West title and their first ever postseason berth. The game is nationally televised on ESPN with Jon Miller and Joe Morgan on the call.
October 3 More than 150 million people tune in to watch the verdict in the O.J. Simpson murder trial, which ends with Simpson being found not guilty of murdering his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman. The verdict is met with both praise and criticism.
October 18 In the Michiana region of Indiana, Elkhart-based ABC affiliate WSJV swaps affiliations with South Bend-based Fox affiliate W58BT (which will become WBND-LP by the end of the year). The rush for W58BT to switch to ABC (at the insistence of network executives, who didn't want to wait for W58BT to sign-on a new transmitter) causes a partial transmitter failure, which is fixed within a few days.[4][5]
October 21 ABC and NBC begin their unprecedented shared coverage of the World Series through their soon to be concluding revenue sharing joint-venture with Major League Baseball called The Baseball Network. ABC, who last broadcast a World Series in 1989 airs Games 1, 4, and 5 (with Al Michaels, Jim Palmer and Tim McCarver on the call) while NBC, who last broadcast a World Series in 1988, airs Games 2, 3 and the decisive Game 6 (with Bob Costas, Joe Morgan and Bob Uecker on the call). (A seventh game, if necessary, would have been televised by ABC.) While NBC will continue to hold some MLB rights for the next few years, Game 5 on October 26 proves to be to date, the last Major League Baseball game to be broadcast by ABC.
October 28 In Toledo, Ohio, NBC affiliate WTVG swaps affiliations with ABC affiliate WNWO and becomes an ABC owned-and-operated station.
November 13 ABC's 30-minute soap opera Loving (1983–1995) is turned into The City.
November 18 Will Ferrell, Cheri Oteri, and Darrell Hammond join the cast of NBC's Saturday Night Live.
November 20 On ABC, One Life to Live broadcasts its 7,000th episode and debuts a new opening sequence.
ROX and Computer Chronicles are broadcast via the Internet—these are the first Internet broadcasts in the history of television.
December 1 The 1994–96 United States broadcast TV realignment continues as WHBQ-TV (channel 13) in Memphis, Tennessee ends its ABC affiliation after 45 years. WHBQ-TV is acquired by Fox Television Stations from Communications Corporation of America and joins Fox, while former Fox affiliate WPTY-TV (channel 24) joins ABC.
December 11 On NBC, The Today Show becomes the highest-rated morning news program (and would remain so until 2012).
December 29 CNNfn, a financial news network from CNN, launches.
Robert MacNeil anchors The MacNeil/Lehrer Newshour on PBS for the last time.


Programs debuting in 1995Edit

Date Show Network
January 1 Modern Marvels The History Channel
Taxicab Confessions HBO
January 2 Cybill CBS
The Shnookums and Meat Funny Cartoon Show Syndication
January 4 Washington Journal C-SPAN
Double Rush CBS
Women of the House
January 8 House of Buggin' Fox
January 9 A Whole New Ballgame ABC
The Late Late Show with Tom Snyder CBS
January 11 Muscle The WB
Unhappily Ever After
The Wayans Bros.
January 15 Get Smart Fox
January 16 Hercules: The Legendary Journeys Syndication
Vanishing Son
The Puzzle Place PBS
Star Trek: Voyager UPN
January 17 Marker
The Watcher
Golf Central Golf Channel
January 18 The Parent 'Hood The WB
January 23 Pig Sty UPN
Platypus Man
January 26 Pointman PTEN
January 29 Extreme ABC
January 31 The Marshal
February 20 What a Cartoon! (World Premiere Toons) Cartoon Network
March 4 NHL 2Night ESPN2
March 5 The Great Defender Fox
March 8 The George Wendt Show CBS
March 10 VR.5 Fox
March 11 The Office CBS
March 13 Medicine Ball Fox
March 14 Under One Roof CBS
March 21 NewsRadio NBC
Pride & Joy
March 22 Sliders Fox
March 23 Skeleton Warriors CBS
March 26 Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child HBO
The Outer Limits Showtime
March 31 The Wright Verdicts CBS
April 1 Amazing Grace NBC
April 2 Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel HBO
April 8 The Maxx MTV
April 10 In the House NBC
April 14 Colby's Clubhouse TBN
April 18 Legend UPN
May 27 Bringing up Jack ABC
May 28 Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist Comedy Central
My Wildest Dreams Fox
June 5 Singled Out MTV
July 12 20th Century with Mike Wallace A&E
July 19 Road Rules MTV
August 7 Squawk Box CNBC
August 8 Aeon Flux MTV
August 23 Kirk The WB
August 28 Sailor Moon Syndication
Nowhere Man UPN
August 29 Live Shot
August 31 The Crew Fox
September 2 Wild About Animals Syndication
September 4 Bananas in Pyjamas
WCW Monday Nitro TNT
September 5 Deadly Games UPN
September 6 Carnie! Syndication
September 9 Earthworm Jim Kids' WB
Pinky and the Brain
The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteries
The Preston Episodes Fox
September 10 Cleghorne! The WB
First Time Out
Space Strikers UPN Kids
September 11 Danny! Syndication
Day & Date
LAPD: Life on the Beat
Lauren Hutton and...
The Mark Walberg Show
Ned & Stacey Fox
September 12 The Monroes ABC
September 13 Central Park West CBS
The Drew Carey Show ABC
The Naked Truth
September 15 Maybe This Time
Strange Luck Fox
The Stephanie Miller Show Syndication
Xena: Warrior Princess
Bonnie CBS
September 16 Santo Bugito
The Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat
Masked Rider Fox Kids
Brotherly Love NBC
Minor Adjustments
Night Stand with Dick Dietrick Syndication
U.S. Customs: Classified
September 17 Almost Perfect CBS
The Client
September 18 Can't Hurry Love
George & Alana Syndication
September 19 Hudson Street ABC
September 20 Bless This House CBS
September 21 Charlie Grace ABC
Murder One
Caroline in the City NBC
The Single Guy
September 22 The Pursuit of Happiness
American Gothic CBS
September 23 8-Track Flashback VH1
September 24 Space: Above and Beyond Fox
September 25 One West Waikiki Syndication
Timon & Pumbaa Syndication and CBS
September 28 New York News CBS
October 1 Misery Loves Company Fox
Too Something
October 2 Flipper Syndication
Family Challenge Family Channel
Wild Animal Games
October 9 Wishbone PBS
October 14 Mad TV Fox
The Adventures of Hyperman CBS
October 16 Littlest Pet Shop Syndication
October 21 Street Fighter: The Animated Series USA Network
October 22 The Little Lulu Show HBO
October 27 Goosebumps Fox Kids
October 28 Dumb and Dumber ABC
October 30 High Society CBS
November 3 Mr. Show with Bob and David HBO
November 6 Little Bear Nick Jr.
November 11 The Little Lulu Show HBO
November 13 The City ABC
Exit 57 Comedy Central
December 3 What's So Funny? Fox
December 9 Ace Ventura: Pet Detective CBS

Programs returning in 1995Edit

Show Last aired Previous network New title Returning
Square One TV 1992 PTV Square One TV Math Talk[citation needed] Unknown

Programs ending in 1995Edit

Date Show Debut
January 6 SWAT Kats: The Radical Squadron 1993
January 21 Wild C.A.T.s 1994
January 26 My So-Called Life
January 27 The New Price is Right
January 28 The Boys Are Back
February 1 Hearts Afire 1992
Love & War
February 2 My Brother and Me 1994
February 13 Ghostwriter 1992
February 19 Get Smart 1995
February 28 Me and the Boys 1994
March 3 M.A.N.T.I.S.
March 6 Models Inc.
March 12 The Brothers Grunt
March 15 All-American Girl
March 25 The 5 Mrs. Buchanans
March 27 The Shnookums and Meat Funny Cartoon Show 1995
April 4 On Our Own 1994
April 12 The Cosby Mysteries
April 29 Empty Nest 1988
May 7 Matlock 1986
May 11 Muscle 1995
May 12 VR.5
May 15 Pig Sty
2 Stupid Dogs 1993
May 16 In the Heat of the Night 1988
May 20 Star Search 1983
May 21 Sirens 1993
May 22 Blossom 1991
The Critic 1994
May 23 Full House 1987
May 28 Tiny Toon Adventures 1990
June 7 The Watcher 1995
June 10 The Mommies 1993
June 14 Earth 2 1994
June 16 Supermarket Sweep (returned in 2000) 1965
June 19 The Maxx 1995
June 23 The Jon Stewart Show 1993
June 30 Eureeka's Castle 1989
Love Connection 1983
July 1 The State 1993
July 10 Platypus Man 1995
July 26 Northern Exposure 1990
August 15 Marker 1995
August 17 Yo! MTV Raps 1988
August 27 WWF Wrestling Challenge 1986
September 2 Name Your Adventure 1992
September 8 Family Feud (returned in 1999) 1976
September 15 Batman: The Animated Series 1992
October 13 Quicksilver 1994
October 19 Charlie Grace 1995
The Monroes
November 9 Dweebs
November 10 Loving 1983
November 15 Courthouse 1995
November 25 Aladdin 1994
December 9 The Baby Huey Show
December 16 The Ren & Stimpy Show 1991
December 17 First Time Out 1995
December 22 Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? 1991
December 25 The Marshal 1995

Entering syndication in 1995Edit

Show Seasons In Production Source
America's Funniest Home Videos 6 Yes [6]
America's Most Wanted 7 Yes [7]
Beyond Reality 2 No [8]
Blossom 5 No [9]
Dinosaurs 4 No [9]
The Hitchhiker 6 No [8]
Home Improvement 4 Yes [10]
Melrose Place 4 Yes [citation needed]
Seinfeld 6 Yes [11]
Step by Step 4 Yes [12]
Tales from the Crypt 6 Yes [13]

Programs changing networks in 1995Edit

Show Moved from Moved to
Animaniacs Fox Kids Kids' WB
The Busy World of Richard Scarry Showtime Nick Jr.
G-Force: Guardians of Space TBS Cartoon Network
Madeline The Family Channel ABC
TV Nation NBC Fox
The Critic ABC
Sister, Sister The WB
One West Waikiki CBS First-run syndication

Made-for-TV movies and miniseriesEdit

Premiere date Title Channel
April 3 Danielle Steel's Vanished NBC
May 14 The Langoliers ABC
September 17 Danielle Steel's Zoya NBC
October 29 Degree of Guilt

Television stationsEdit

Station launchesEdit

Date Market Station Channel Affiliation
March 1 Macon, Georgia WPGA-TV 58 Fox
April 3 Boston, Massachusetts W32AY 32 Telemundo
Hartford-New Haven, Connecticut WTVU 59 The WB
June 1 New Orleans, Louisiana WUPL 54 UPN
June 5 Littleton, New Hampshire WMUR-LP 29 Fox
June 10 Omaha, Nebraska KXVO 15 The WB
August 12 Bluefield-Beckley, West Virginia WVGV-TV 59
August 13 Cedar Rapids, Iowa KFXA 28 Fox
August 28 Bangor, Maine WBGR-LP 33 The WB
September 1 Concord, New Hampshire WNBU 21 Independent
September 3 Laredo, Texas XHFTX 57 Fox
September 7 Raleigh, North Carolina WRAZ 50 The WB
September 22 Phoenix, Arizona KASW 61
October 6 Albuquerque/Santa Fe, New Mexico KASY-TV 50 UPN/The WB
November 20 Guam/Saipan KUAM-LP 20 CBS
November 29 Nashville, Tennessee WNAB 58 The WB

Stations changing network affiliationEdit

Market Date Station Channel Prior affiliation New affiliation
Atlanta, Georgia January 11 WATL 36 Independent The WB
January 16 WVEU 69 UPN
Augusta, Georgia January 11 WBEK-LP
(recalled from W67BE)
67 Independent The WB
Austin, Texas January 11 KNVA 54 Independent The WB
July 1 KTBC 7 CBS Fox
Baltimore, Maryland January 2 WMAR-TV 2 NBC ABC
January 11 W61BT 61 Independent The WB
January 16 WNUV 54 UPN
Burlington, Vermont
(Plattsburgh, New York)
January 11 W39AS 39 Independent The WB
January 16 W27BI 27 UPN
Boston, Massachusetts January 2 WBZ-TV 4 NBC CBS
January 11 WLVI 56 Independent The WB
January 16 WSBK-TV 38 UPN
Charlotte, North Carolina
(Rock Hill, South Carolina)
January 11 WFVT-TV 55 Independent The WB
January 16 WJZY 46 UPN
Chicago, Illinois
(Gary, Indiana)
January 1 WGBO-TV 66 Independent Univision
January 11 WGN-TV 9 The WB
January 16 WPWR-TV 50 UPN
Cincinnati, Ohio January 11 W25AI 25 Independent The WB
January 16 WSTR-TV 64 UPN
Cleveland, Ohio January 16 WUAB 43 Independent UPN/The WB
Columbus, Ohio January 11 WWHO 53 Independent The WB
Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas January 11 KXTX-TV 39 Independent The WB
January 16 KTXA 21 UPN
July 1 KDFW 4 CBS Fox
KTVT 11 Independent CBS
KDAF 33 Fox The WB
KXTX-TV 39 The WB Independent
Dayton, Ohio January 11 W51CJ 51 Independent The WB
Denver, Colorado January 11 KWGN-TV 2 Independent The WB
January 16 KTVD 20 UPN
September 10 KCNC-TV 4 NBC CBS
Detroit, Michigan January 11 WXON 20 Independent The WB
January 16 WKBD-TV 50 UPN
Dubuque, Iowa August 13 KFXB-TV 40 ABC Fox
Elmira, New York January 16 WYDC 48 Independent UPN
Eugene-Roseburg, Oregon January 11 KROZ 36 Independent The WB
January 16 K25AS 25 UPN
Evansville, Indiana January 16 W52AZ 52 Independent UPN
December 2 WTVW 7 ABC Fox
Flint-Saginaw, Michigan January 16 WNEM-TV 5 NBC CBS
Green Bay/Appleton, Wisconsin January 16 WXGZ-TV 32 Independent UPN
August 28 WLUK-TV 11 NBC Fox
Greensboro/Winston-Salem, North Carolina September 3 WGHP 8 ABC Fox
Greenville/Spartanburg, South Carolina September 3 WFBC-TV 40 ABC Independent
Hagerstown, Maryland
(Chambersburg, Pennsylvania)
January 11 WJAL 68 Independent The WB
Harrisburg-Lancaster, Pennsylvania December 16 WLYH-TV 15 CBS UPN
Hartford-New Haven, Connecticut April 3 WTXX 20 Independent UPN
Houston, Texas January 16 KTXH 20 Independent UPN
September 20 KHTV 39 The WB
Indianapolis-Kokomo, Indiana January 11 WNDY-TV 23 Independent The WB
January 16 WTTV/WTTK 4/29 UPN
Jackson, Tennessee December 1 WMTU 16 Fox UPN
Jacksonville, Florida January 11 WBSG-TV 21 Independent The WB
January 16 WNFT 47 UPN
Kansas City, Missouri January 16 KSMO-TV 62 Independent UPN
Los Angeles, California January 11 KTLA 5 Independent The WB
January 16 KCOP-TV 13 UPN
Louisville, Kentucky
(Salem, Indiana)
January 11 WBNA 21 Independent The WB
January 16 WFTE 58 UPN
Macon, Georgia January 16 WGNM 45 Independent UPN
Memphis, Tennessee January 16 WLMT 30 Independent UPN
December 1 WHBQ-TV 13 ABC Fox
Miami/Fort Lauderdale, Florida January 11 WDZL 39 Independent The WB
January 16 WBFS-TV 33 UPN
Milwaukee, Wisconsin January 16 WCGV-TV 24 Independent UPN
Nashville, Tennessee January 11 WKZX 28 Independent The WB
January 16 WXMT 30 UPN
New Orleans, Louisiana January 11 WGNO 26 Independent The WB
New York City
(Secaucus, New Jersey)
January 11 WPIX 11 Independent The WB
January 16 WWOR-TV 9 UPN
Norfolk-Portsmouth-Newport News, Virginia January 11 WVBT 43 Independent The WB
January 16 WGNT 27 UPN
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania January 11 WPHL-TV 17 Independent The WB
January 16 WGBS-TV 57 UPN
September 10 KYW-TV 3 NBC CBS
Phoenix, Arizona January 9 KTVK 3 ABC Independent
KNXV-TV 15 Independent ABC
January 11 KTVK 3 The WB
January 16 KUTP 45 UPN
September 22 KTVK 3 The WB Independent
Portland, Oregon January 11 KEBN 32 Independent The WB
January 16 KPTV 12 UPN
Providence, Rhode Island
(New Bedford, Massachusetts)
August 7 WLNE-TV 6 CBS ABC
Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina
(Goldsboro, North Carolina)
January 11 WNCN 17 Independent The WB
September 7 The WB NBC
Richmond, Virginia January 11 WAWB 65 Independent The WB
Rockford, Illinois August 14 WREX 13 ABC NBC
Sacramento/Stockton, California January 11 KPWB-TV 31 Independent The WB
January 16 KSCH-TV 58 UPN
March 6 KXTV 10 CBS ABC
St. Louis, Missouri January 11 KPLR-TV 11 Independent The WB
August 7 KTVI 2 ABC Fox
Salt Lake City, Utah January 11 KOOG-TV 30 Independent The WB
January 16 KJZZ-TV 14 UPN
September 10 KUTV 2 NBC CBS
San Antonio, Texas January 16 KABB 29 Independent Fox
San Francisco, California January 11 KOFY-TV 20 Independent The WB
January 16 KBHK-TV 44 UPN
Seattle-Tacoma, Washington January 11 KTZZ-TV 22 Independent The WB
March 13 KIRO-TV 7 CBS UPN
KSTW 11 Independent CBS
South Bend, Indiana October 18 WSJV 28 ABC Fox
W58BT 58 Fox ABC
Shreveport, Louisiana August 28 KSHV 45 Independent UPN
Toledo, Ohio January 11 WT05 5 (cable-only) Independent The WB
January 16 W48AP 48 UPN
October 28 WTVG 13 NBC ABC
Washington, D.C. January 11 WFTY 50 Independent The WB
January 16 WDCA 20 UPN
West Palm Beach, Florida January 16 WTVX 34 Independent UPN
West Point, Mississippi October 10 WLOV-TV 27 ABC Fox
Wilmington, North Carolina January 16 WSSN-LP 10 Independent UPN
Yakima, Washington January 11 K60EB 60 Independent The WB


Date Name(s) Notability
January 4 Maddie Hasson Actress (The Finder, Twisted)
January 9 Nicola Peltz Actress (Bates Motel)
January 13 Qaasim Middleton Actor (The Naked Brothers Band)
January 24 Dylan Everett Canadian actor (Degrassi: The Next Generation)
January 30 Danielle Campbell Actress (The Originals)
February 8 Jordan Todosey Canadian actress (Degrassi: The Next Generation)
March 2 Veronica Dunne Actress (K.C. Undercover)
March 7 Haley Lu Richardson Actress (Ravenswood, Recovery Road)
March 10 Grace Victoria Cox Actress (Under the Dome)
March 27 Taylor Atelian Actress (According To Jim)
March 29 Marc Musso Actor
April 9 Cierra Ramirez Actress (The Secret Life of the American Teenager, The Fosters, Good Trouble)
April 12 Miguel Luciano Actor (Talia in the Kitchen)
April 15 Cody Christian Actor (Pretty Little Liars, Teen Wolf)
April 23 Gigi Hadid Actress (The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills)
May 4 Shameik Moore Actor (Incredible Crew, The Get Down)
May 6 Tiera Skovbye Canadian actress (Riverdale)
May 12 Kenton Duty Actor (Shake It Up)
Luke Benward Actor (Ravenswood)
Sawyer and Sullivan Sweeten Actors (Everybody Loves Raymond)
June 2 Sterling Beaumon Actor (Lost, The Killing)
June 20 Serayah Actress (Empire)
Aidan Drummond Canadian actor (The Collector)
July 2 Nicole Alyse Nelson Actress (I Am Frankie)
July 7 Chloe Greenfield Actress (ER)
July 9 Georgie Henley Actress (The Chronicles of Narnia)
July 13 Sam Straley Actor (The Kids Are Alright)
July 15 Trevor Stines Actor (Riverdale)
August 18 Parker McKenna Posey Actress (My Wife and Kids)
August 20 Lulu Antariksa Actress (How to Rock)
August 26 Gracie Dzienny Actress (Supah Ninjas)
September 5 Caroline Sunshine Actress (Shake It Up)
September 12 Ryan Potter Actor (Supah Ninjas, Lab Rats: Elite Force, Titans), voice actor (Big Hero 6: The Series)
September 16 Victory Van Tuyl Actress (Marvin Marvin)
September 18 Megan Lee Actress (Make It Pop)
September 19 Natalia Wójcik Voice actress (Annie on Little Einsteins)
Sammi Hanratty Actress
October 15 Billy Unger Actor (Lab Rats, Lab Rats: Elite Force)
October 23 Ireland Baldwin Actress and daughter of Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger
October 25 Conchita Campbell Actress (The 4400)
October 31 Mateo Arias Actor (Kickin' It)
November 2 Brandon Soo Hoo Actor (Incredible Crew, From Dusk till Dawn: The Series)
November 3 Kendall Jenner Actress (Keeping Up with the Kardashians)
November 13 Stella Hudgens Actress
November 16 Noah Gray-Cabey Actor (My Wife and Kids, Heroes)
November 22 Katherine McNamara Actress and singer (Shadowhunters)
November 29 Laura Marano Actress (Without a Trace, The X's, Back to You, Austin & Ally)
December 29 Ross Lynch Actor (Austin & Ally, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina) and singer (R5)
Nick Merico Actor (Every Witch Way)


Date Name Age Notability
February 5 Doug McClure 59 Actor (The Virginian)
February 22 Ed Flanders 60 Actor (St. Elsewhere)
March 26 Eazy-E 31 Rapper
March 28 Hugh O'Connor 32 Actor (Lonnie Jamison on In the Heat of the Night)
March 31 Selena 23 Singer
April 23 Howard Cosell 77 Sports journalist/commentator (Monday Night Football)
April 25 Art Fleming 70 Original host of (Jeopardy!)
May 18 Elizabeth Montgomery 62 Actress (Bewitched)
May 26 Friz Freleng 88 Animator (Looney Tunes)
June 30 Gale Gordon 89 Actor (The Lucy Show)
July 4 Eva Gabor 76 Hungarian-born actress (Lisa Douglas on Green Acres)
August 3 Ida Lupino 77 Actress & director
August 11 Phil Harris 91 Actor (The Phil Harris-Alice Faye Show)
August 24 Gary Crosby 62 Actor (Adam-12)
December 25 Dean Martin 78 Singer, actor and host (The Dean Martin Show)

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Radio Free Cyberspace, Time. June 24, 2001.
  2. ^ The Real Real World, Wired. Dec. 1995.
  3. ^ Break out your bong; kill your TV. Usenet. April 18, 1995.
  4. ^ "ABC out, Fox in at WSJV". The News-Sentinel. April 21, 1995. Retrieved August 21, 2016.  
  5. ^ "Rocky Start for New South Bend ABC Affiliate". Times-Union. October 19, 1995. Retrieved August 21, 2016.
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