It’s almost impossible to believe, but Mission: Impossible made its debut on CBS 50 years ago today.
Created by Bruce Geller, the action-adventure drama followed the missions of top secret government agents. Over the show’s run, the cast included Greg Morris, Peter Lupus, Peter Graves, Steven Hill, Barbara Bain, Barbara Anderson, Martin Landau, Leonard Nimoy, Lesley Ann Warren, and Sam Elliott.
Mission: Impossible premiered on September 17th, 1966 and ran for seven seasons before ending in 1973. In 1988, ABC revived the series because of a writers strike, but it only lasted for two seasons.
During the original series’ run, Mission: Impossible received several awards. Now, the show is mostly remembered for its iconic opening theme music and for inspiring the popular movie franchise with Tom Cruise.
Check out some clips from Mission: Impossible below:
What do you think? Do you remember Mission: Impossible? Who’s your favorite character or what’s your favorite memory from the series?