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Route 66 ratings (TV show, 1960-1964)

Route 66
Rank3,751 / 19,045
Trend10
GenresAdventure
Seasons4
Episodes116
Total votes7,017
Average votes60
Average rating7.5 / 10

Only fiction series written & shot all over North America. Two young adventurers in a Corvette explore early 60's social problems and changing mores, looking for the right place to settle down while seeking themselves. Debuting 3 years after "On the Road" transformed modern literature, while such newly available fast cars dominated the new teenage culture, Tod, an Ivy Leaguer, and Buz, an orphan from Hell's Kitchen, cruise the U.S.A. coping with shifting relationships and lifestyles. The FCC's Newton Minow characterized U.S. TV as a "vast wasteland," in 1961, but "Route 66" found important, compelling stories all over. Sterling Silliphant who won an Oscar for writing "In the Heat of the Night," traveled around the U.S. and Canada scouting locales, while writing ¾ of the very dark, literate show's episodes - a feat only Rod Serling matched with The Twilight Zone. Soon, a crew of 50 arrived at the location. Shows were filmed in 40 States. Tod, from a once-wealthy family, inherited only ...

Directors: Allen H. Miner, Allen Reisner, Alvin Ganzer, Arthur Hiller, Charles F. Haas, David Lowell Rich, Denis Sanders, Elliot Silverstein, Frank Pierson, Fred Jackman Jr., George Sherman, Herbert B. Leonard, Jack Smight, James Goldstone, James Sheldon, Jeffrey Hayden, John Newland, John Peyser, Leonard J. Horn, Lewis Allen, Paul Stanley, Paul Wendkos, Philip Leacock, Ralph Senensky, Richard Donner, Richard L. Bare, Robert Altman, Robert Ellis Miller, Robert Gist, Roger Kay, Sam Peckinpah, Ted Post, Tom Gries, Walter Grauman, William A. Graham, William Conrad, William D. Faralla, William F. ClaxtonWriters: Abram S. Ginnes, Alvin Sargent, Anthony Lawrence, Arnold Manoff, Barry Trivers, Borden Chase, Charles Beaumont, Elliot Silverstein, Eric Scott, Ernest Kinoy, Esther Shapiro, Everett DeBaum, Frank Chase, Frank L. Moss, Frank Pierson, George Clayton Johnson, Gilbert Ralston, Harlan Ellison, Herb Meadow, Herbert B. Leonard, Herbert Purdom, Howard Rodman, Jack Turley, Jerry Sohl, Jesse Sandler, Jo Pagano, John McGreevey, John Vlahos, Joseph Petracca, Joseph Vogel, Lawrence B. Marcus, Leonard Freeman, Lester Pine, Lewis John Carlino, Melvin Levy, Milton S. Gelman, Mort Thaw, Preston Wood, Richard Alan Shapiro, Richard Collins, Richard Jessup, Shimon Wincelberg, Stanley R. Greenberg, Stirling Silliphant, Walter Brough, Wilbur Daniel Steele, Will Lorin, William Kelley, William R. Cox
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