Bill's Television Shows

Bill Cullen was a regular presence in more than 30 local, network and nationally syndicated television series, more than any other performer in any genre in the history of television programming.  Those series in which he was featured as a regular, including some obscure local shows, are listed chronologically, with each image linking you to a page going in depth about the show.

  

Since the focus is on Bill, earlier, later or different versions of shows he hosted (To Tell the TruthThe Price Is Right and Blockbusters just to name a few) are not discussed in detail.  The shows listed here were all named by at least one credible source as shows on which Bill appeared regularly. (One reference book states that Bill at least briefly hosted the 1960s syndicated game PDQ, but we're certain that this is wrong, so it's not listed below.) We've tried to sort through contradictory and conflicting information (especially for the earlier shows) to come up with the most accurate specifics in each case.   

act it out

Bill Cullen 1950s

ACT IT OUT

WNBT-TV, NEW YORK
FEB. 20-AUG. 7, 1949
Winner Take All NBC 1952 Bill Cullen

WINNER TAKE ALL

NBC
FEB. 25-APR. 25, 1952
Bill Cullen Jayne Meadows Henry Morgan Faye Emerson Garry Moore I've Got a Secret

i've got a secret

CBS
JULY 3, 1952 - APRIL 3, 1967
Bill Cullen Where Was I

where was i?

DUMONT
OCT. 1952 - OCT. 6, 1953
Place the Face Bill Cullen

place the face

NBC & CBS
JAN. 28, 1954- SEP. 13, 1955
Bill Cullen 1950s

INSIDE NBC

NBC
DEC. 12, 1955-JUN. 1, 1956
Bill Cullen 1960s

sports cavalcade

WEEKLY SYNDICATION
1963
Bill Cullen Jim Simpson NBC Sports in Action

nbc sports in action

NBC
JAN. 9-JUN. 5, 1966
1971 Three on a Match Bill Cullen

THREE ON A MATCH

NBC
AUG. 2, 1971-JUN. 28, 1974
1975 Blankety Blanks Bill Cullen

blankety blanks

ABC
APR. 21-JUN. 27, 1975
Geoff Edwards Bill Cullen Elaine Joyce 1978 Love Experts

the love experts

DAILY SYNDICATION
1978-79
1983 Child's Play Bill Cullen

child's play

CBS
SEP. 20, 1982-SEP. 16, 1983
Bill Cullen 1950s

meet your match

WOR-TV, NEW YORK
OCT. 13-20, 1949
Bill Cullen Professor Yes N No

PROFESSOR YES 'N NO

SYNDICATION
circa 1952-1954
Bill Cullen 1950s

give and take

CBS
MAR. 20-JUN. 12, 1952
Bill Cullen 1950s

matinee in new york

NBC
JUN. 9-SEP. 5, 1952

who's there?

CBS
JULY 14- C. AUG. 1952
Bill Cullen The Name's the Same 1952

the name's the same

ABC
AUG. 6, 1952 - JAN. 1953
Bill Cullen Why

why?

ABC
DEC. 29, 1952-APR. 20, 1953
Name That Tune Bill Cullen

name that tune

CBS
SEP. 2, 1954- MAR. 24, 1955
Bill Cullen 1950s

DOWN YOU GO

NBC
JUN. 30-SEP. 8, 1956
Bill Cullen 1960s

pro football special

WEEKLY SYNDICATION
1964
1969 You're Putting Me On Larry Blyden Peggy Cass Bill Cullen

you're putting me on

NBC
JUN. 30-DEC. 26, 1969
Bill Cullen Winning Streak 1974

WINNING STREAK

NBC
JUL. 1 , 1974-JAN. 3, 1975
i've got a secret 1976 Bill Cullen

i've got a secret

CBS
JUN. 15-JUL. 6, 1976
1979 Bill Cullen Chain Reaction

chain reaction

NBC
JAN. 14-JUN. 20, 1980
1983 Bill Cullen Hot Potato

HOT POTATO

NBC
JAN. 23-JUN. 29, 1984
Betty Brewer Bill Cullen Show

the bill cullen show

CBS
FEB. 14-MAY 12, 1953
1954 Bill Cullen Bank on the Stars_edited.jpg

bank on the stars

NBC
MAY 15-JUL.10, 1955
Bill Cullen Price is Right

the price is right

NBC & ABC
NOV. 26, 1956-SEP. 3, 1965
Bill Cullen 1966 Eye Guess

eye guess

NBC
JAN. 3, 1966-SEP. 26, 1969
1969 Bill Cullen To Tell the Truth

TO TELL THE TRUTH

DAILY SYNDICATION
1969-1978
Bill Cullen 1974 The $25,000 Pyramid

the $25,000 pyramid

WEEKLY SYNDICATION
1974-1979
Pass the Buck Bill Cullen at podium 1978

pass the buck

CBS
APR. 3-JUN. 30, 1978
Blockbusters logo Bill Cullen

BLOCKBUSTERS

NBC
OCT. 27, 1980-APR. 23, 1982
Joker's Wild Bill Cullen 1985

THE JOKER'S WILD

DAILY SYNDICATION
1984-1986