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Updated: May 29, 2023

After several big hits at the box office, Planet of the Apes went to television on CBS on Friday nights at 10:00 pm. in 1974. The series started off with great scripts, and a high budget that later caused for it's 1 year cancellation. Many of the actors, including Roddy McDowell complained of long hours in the make-up chair, even before going to the set for there regular shooting schedule.

(The TV Series)

March 21, 3085. Two astronauts land on a strange planet run by apes with human characteristics, including the very savagery that brought the decline of the human race. The astronauts arrived here by traveling through a time warp and after a short stay they realize they are actually stranded on their own planet, Earth, several years in the future. Roddy McDowall returns from the successful films as the star of this television series which had a very short life of 14 episodes.


Producer: Herbert Hirschman, Stanley L. Hough Cast: Booth Colman, James Naughton, Mark Lenard, Roddy McDowall, Ron Harper

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