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The year 1995 in television involved some significant events. Below is a list of television-related events in 1995.

For the American TV schedule, see: 1995-96 United States network television schedule.



  • January 1 – French Canadian cable television network Réseau de l'information is launched.
  • January 5 – All My Children celebrates 25th Anniversary and airs a primetime special.
  • January 11 – The WB Television Network is launched.
  • January 16 – The United Paramount Network (UPN) is launched.
  • January 24 – The O.J. Simpson trial begins live broadcasts on American daytime television; as a result, many of the network soap operas are partially pre-empted, more or less, for nine months. The trial also causes the ratings of all soaps to steadily decline.
  • January 27 – The Golf Channel, a TV channel dedicated to the sport of golf, is launched in the United States.
  • February 3 – In the UK, an edition of the live morning ITV discussion programme The Time, The Place is abruptly ended ten minutes early. After an item about men's fashion featured a black male model wearing a skirt, another black man in the audience starts complaining that the show is racist, eventually making his way onto the stage.
  • February 19 – Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee marries Baywatch actress Pamela Anderson on a beach in Cancún. The bride wore a white bikini.
  • March 31 – Americans watch as a crime scene was taking place, the murder of Selena the rising pop star was murdered on this day and drew over 32 million viewers on CBS as a result of more than 93% of the USA watched, hear, and surface the internet for anything to do with Selena. On Selena Vive for her tenth anniversary it drew over 42 million viewers and went down in history as most watched Spanish speaking language television show not even an English language television show ever got that repsonce and to this day hasn't been beaten.
  • April 12 – Drew Barrymore appears on The Late Show with David Letterman. In honor of Letterman's birthday, guest Barrymore dances on his desk and flashes him on-air.
  • May 12 – As the World Turns airs its milestone 10,000th episode.
  • May – ABC announces that an episode of the soap opera All My Children will be pulled from airing due to the recent Oklahoma City bombing; in the story, villainess Janet Green (Robin Mattson) was supposed to blow up the church in which her ex Trevor Dillon (James Kiberd) was to marry her rival Laurel Banning (Felicity LaFortune).
  • July 31 – The Walt Disney Company announces that it will purchase ABC and ESPN; the deal is finalized in January 1996.
  • August 22–23 – Larry Hagman, former star of Dallas and I Dream of Jeannie, undergoes a liver transplant.


Television shows







Ending this year

Date Show Debut
February 17 Garfield and Friends 1988
April 29 Empty Nest 1988
May Sonic the Hedgehog 1993
May 22 Blossom 1991
May 23 Full House 1987
May 26 – Supermarket Sweep 1990
June 30 Love Connection 1983
July 26 Northern Exposure 1990
August 10 The Crystal Maze (UK) 1990
September 8 Family Feud 1988
October 15 Challenge Anneka (UK) 1989
November 10 Loving 1983
November 20 The Krypton Factor (UK) 1977
Blockbusters (UK) 1983–93, 1994–95, 1997, 2000–01
Come Dancing (UK) 1994
Yo! MTV Raps 1988
Prime Time News (Canada) 1992; program reverts its name to The National
The New Price is Right 1994

Changes of Network Affiliation

Show Moved from Moved to
Sister, Sister ABC The WB
Animaniacs Fox The WB
Friends (in the UK) 1 Channel 4 Sky One
Matlock ABC CBS
Through the Keyhole ITV BBC1/Sky One jointly
The Price is Right Sky One ITV

Note 1: Channel 4 later acquired the entire series of Friends in 2000



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