Studio Facilities: Production Schedules

Desilu Gower Studios


Following are production schedules for Desilu Studios for the week of January 9-14 and January 16-21, 1961. As one can see, the lots were beehives of activity, with 14 different projects shooting during the first week, and 15 during the second.

Desilu-owned programs included Harrigan and Son, which was produced on the Gower lot, and Guestward Ho and The Untouchables, which were filmed at the Culver City facility. Desilu also owned a percentage of The Ann Sothern Show filmed at Gower. The remaining shows were rental clients.

It is interesting to note that programs like Miami Undercover would film interior scenes at the Gower lot and exterior scenes on the Culver City backlot; Lassie similarly filmed interiors at Gower, and exteriors on the Iverson Ranch and Morrison Ranch (non-Desilu rental locations).

Lastly, one will notice that the charts for the week of January 16 include the production of a pilot for a "Carl Reiner Show" at Desilu Cahuenga. This, of course, was The Dick Van Dyke Show, which premiered the following fall.

Week of January 9-14, 1961

Week of January 16-21, 1961

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