On This Day

Events in Film & TV on September 22

  • 1949 WFMY TV channel 2 in Greensboro-High Point, NC (CBS) 1st broadcast
  • 1955 Commercial television begins in UK with ITV; meanwhile on BBC radio Grace Archer is killed in a barn fire on Brookfield Farm - the BBC denies this was to spoil the launch of the rival network
  • 1955 With the launch of ITV, the UK's 1st commercial television station, the 1st advert on UK TV airs for Gibbs SR toothpaste
  • 1957 Western "Maverick" premieres on ABC television starring James Garner
  • 1958 KTVK TV channel 3 in Phoenix, AZ (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1964 "Man from U.N.C.L.E." premieres on NBC-TV: open channel D
  • 1966 KMEB TV channel 10 in Wailuku, HI (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1968 KMTC (now KDEB) TV channel 27 in Springfield, MO (IND) 1st broadcast
  • 1969 "Music Scene" debuts on ABC-TV

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1976 TV dama "Charlie's Angels" starring Farrah Fawcett, Kate Jackson and Jaclyn Smith debuts

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1982 Sitcom "Family Ties starring Michael J. Fox premieres on NBC

  • 1985 37th Emmy Awards: "Cagney & Lacey", "The Cosby Show" and Tyne Daly win

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

1989 "Baywatch" starring David Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson debuts on NBC

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

1994 "Friends" TV sitcom created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman debuts on NBC, starring Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

1999 "The West Wing" created by Alan Sorkin and starring Martin Sheen, Rob Lowe and Richard Schiff, debuts on NBC

Film tv awardsEmmy Awards

2002 54th Emmy Awards: The West Wing, Friends, Michael Chiklis and Allison Janney win

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

2004 "Lost" created by J.J. Abrams and starring Matthew Fox and Evangeline Lilly debuts on ABC in the US

Director, Producer and Writer J. J. Abrams
Director, Producer and Writer
J. J. Abrams

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2004 Teen noir series "Veronica Mars" created by Rob Thomas and starring Kristen Bell premieres on UPN in the US

Actress Kristen Bell
Actress
Kristen Bell

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

2009 Crime drama "NCIS LA" starring Chris O'Donnell, LL Cool J and Daniela Ruah premieres on CBS

Actor Chris O'Donnell
Actor
Chris O'Donnell
Actor and Rapper LL Cool J
Actor and Rapper
LL Cool J

Film tv awardsEmmy Awards

2013 65th Prime time Emmy Awards: "Breaking Bad" and "Modern Family" win

  • 2019 Billy Porter becomes the first openly gay actor to win an Emmy for lead actor in a drama series for "Pose"

Film tv awardsEmmy Awards

2019 71st Emmy Awards: "Fleabag", "Game of Thrones", "Chernobyl", Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Jharrel Jerome win