Premiere (TV series)

Premiere is an American television anthology series that aired on CBS from July 1, 1968, to September 9, 1968. The presentations were pilots that were not brought by any of the networks.

Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Running time60 minutes
Original networkCBS
Original releaseJuly 1 (1968-07-01) –
September 9, 1968

Among them were "Lassiter", starring Burt Reynolds, "Crisis", starring Carl Betz and Susan Strasberg, and "Higher and Higher", starring Sally Kellerman and John McMartin. Also seen was "Call to Danger", which was made years earlier as the pilot to Mission: Impossible.[1]


Lassiter was to be a one-hour show starring Burt Reynolds as a magazine journalist who goes undercover for his stories. It was made by Filmmways and was created and produced by Richard Alan Simmons. Sam Wanamaker directed the pilot in November 1966 in Reno, Nevada.[2][3]


  • Burt Reynolds as Lassiter
  • Sharon Farrell[4]


  1. ^ The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows 1946-Present 2003. pg.952 ISBN 0345-45542-8
  2. ^ INSIDE TV: Run, Buddy, Run Waiting in Limbo MacMINN, ALEENE. Los Angeles Times 11 Nov 1966: D22.
  3. ^ A Not-So-New Look at American Unions Gowran, Clay. Chicago Tribune 16 Nov 1966: d10.
  4. ^ Pretty Actress Even With Foot in Her Mouth: Pretty Actress Even With Her Foot in Her Mouth Pretty Actress With Foot in Mouth Thomas, Kevin. Los Angeles Times 15 Feb 1970: q1.