TV Series | TV-PG | | Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Mystery
A collection of tales which range from comic to tragic, but often have a wicked sense of humor and an unexpected twist.
Assuming the new Twilight Zone would be a huge hit with adults who had grown up on the original, CBS pre-sold the syndicated rerun rights with a "guaranteed" number of episodes. However, the show was ultimately a failure and was cancelled after two seasons. CBS quickly made deals to produce additional episodes for syndication in order to fulfill the guarantee. In syndicated versions of this show, Robin Ward narrates all of the episodes, including the episodes which originally featured narration by Charles Aidman. MGM/UA felt that this would give the series a greater sense of uniformity. Also, this way they didn't have to pay residuals to Aidman, but only to (the considerably cheaper) Ward.
Original network episodes ran one hour, with two or three stories per instalment. These episodes were reedited into half hour episodes for syndication along with newly produced half-hour episodes, with each half hour consisting of a single story from the original one-hour version.