On The Andy Griffith Show, deputy Barney Fife's duties included fly swatting and changing the jail's pillowcases. As a kid, Mike Brady of The Brady Bunch was the checkers champion of Chestnut Street. Whether it's called trivia, nostalgia, or useless information, over 9,700 facts from 168 television series broadcast from 1948 through 1984 on ABC, NBC, and CBS and in syndication can be found in this work. It covers the popular, well-known series but also the lesser-known series that were a part of television's earlier days. Information on the origins, spin-offs, television movie updates, and extension series is given for the more popular series.
Vincent Terrace has worked as a researcher for ABC television and is the television historian for BPOLIN Productions (an independent film and television producing company for which he has created a projected television series called "April's Dream"). He has written more than 30 books, many about television and radio.