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Genre anthology
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 20
Executive producer(s) William T. Orr
Producer(s) Roy Huggins
Running time 60 mins.
Original channel ABC
Picture format 1.33 : 1 monochrome
Audio format monaural
Original run 18 September 1956 –
3 September 1957
Preceded by Warner Brothers Presents
Followed by 77 Sunset Strip

Conflict is a 1956 ABC series that directly succeeded Warner Brothers Presents. It is most famous for having hosted the effective pilots of 77 Sunset Strip and Maverick.

Although it assumed the same time slot as its predecessor, the two do not share the same format. Where Warner Brothers Presents had been a wheel series,[1] Conflict was a fully anthological series. However, since Cheyenne and Conflict alternated the Tuesday 7:30pm time slot, the net effect was that of a proper wheel series—even though Cheyenne and Conflict were not under the same umbrella title.

The name change was imposed upon its production company, Warner Bros., by ABC executives who believed that "conflict" was the missing element in Casablanca and King's Row from Warner Brothers Presents. [2]

The show does not fit neatly into standard American television seasons. It technically superseded Warner Brothers Presents after Casablanca concluded its run in April 1956.[3] And it seems to have provided at least one week of new material at the beginning of the 1957 season, before Sugarfoot took its place.

External links


  1. ^ Warner Brothers Presents and Conflict at The Classic TV Archive (site currently blacklisted by Wikipedia's spam filters)
  2. ^ Conflict full summary at
  3. ^ Warner Brothers Presents at the Museum of Broadcast Communications


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