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Note: This schedule is intended to indicate only programs which are under consideration for development for the American Radio Theater roster of programs. The rights to produce and air many of these programs may still be owned by their respective copyright owners, and no representation is made by American Radio Theater, or is intended to imply, that any of these programs have as yet been vetted, purchased, and/or approved for production and broadcast. Program production negotiations are in progress or are in the process of being vetted for production approval. Scripts with a American Radio Theater logo that include a hyperlink are available for download. Click here to download the first five nights of 20 pilot scripts as one file (password to open is required). Click on the weeknight column header to download the entire night's scripts as a PDF file (password to open is required).  Email us for a password to open the file if a password is requested. Headings without hyperlinks means that the pilot script for that program or the scripts for that series are in development or have not yet been written.

Proposed American Radio Theater Schedule
(tentative and subject to vetting and substantial revision)

Week Night

Monday
Pulp Fiction Night

Tuesday
Night of Suspense

Wednesday
Western Night

Thursday
Tough Guy Night

Friday
Adventure Night

Saturday
Twilight Zone Night
Sunday
Comedy Night

  Program Block

8:00 PM
 to
8:30 PM

The Return of 
The Shadow
 

From the spring of 1931 until the summer of 1949, a slim figure cloaked in black fought mobsters, evil scientists, crazed old men and foreign invaders with two blazing auto­matics and a laugh that chilled the hearts of evil. Now The Shadow returns.

The New 
Suspense
 

When it left the air in 1962, Suspense was the only remaining regularly scheduled drama on commercial network radio. We’re bringing it back with “Sorry Wrong Number,” the classic tale of an invalid who overhears a call where her own murder is planned.

The  
Lone Ranger Rides Again

Need we say more?

The New Adventures of
Philip Marlowe

Raymond Chandler’s most famous “tough guy” creation steps out of the pulp novels of the 1950’s and into today’s radio. Philip Marlowe confronts crime & criminals, where greed, treachery and brutality are the major driving forces behind his oppon­ent’s actions. Watch out for those femme fatales.

The Mysteries of
Ellery Queen
 

Ellery Queen is arguably the greatest fictional detective of American literary creation. Each episode begins with a teaser.

 Match wits with Ellery Queen and see if you can guess… who done it!

 

The 
Twilight Zone

Rod Serling's classic creation of early 60s television is back as the ultimate in a new fantasy and science fiction anthology radio series. Let each Saturday  night bring you a unique mini-marathon of 4 1/2 hour programs of the very best of fantasy and science fiction. Can't sleep? Gee, we wonder why? Part One of 2.

 

The All New
Our Miss Brooks

Connie Brooks is back as Madison High's sardonic and funny English teacher, along with Osgood Conklin (the crooked principal), Walter Denton (the well-intentioned but clumsy teen, Philip Boynton, the shy object of Miss Brook's affections), Margaret Davis (Miss Brooks' ditsy landlady) and the others.

8:30 PM
 to
9:00 PM

The New Adventures of
The Green Hornet

Another challenge for the Green Hornet, his aid Kato, and their rolling arsenal the Black Beauty. On police records a wanted criminal, Hornet is really Britt Reid, owner and publisher of the Daily Sentinel, his duel identity known only to his secretary and the DA.

The New Adventures of
The Whistler

“I am the Whistler and I know many things, for I walk by night.” Our new stories deal with time honored themes of greed, revenge, jealousy, betrayal and murder. And the bad guy or girl never gets away with the crime. The finely-crafted plot twist at the end metes out justice.

A Classic Western
Gunsmoke
 

Matt Dillon (the U.S. Marshall, not the actor), Kitty, Doc, and Chester are back in a series of all new adventures. Where's my six shooter?

The Return of
The Falcon
 

Michael Waring is The Falcon, a detective with a slight British accent and a penchant for being set up for crimes he didn’t commit. The show smoothly moves from one week to the next week as new dilemmas are introduced at the end for solving the following week. 

The
Crime Club
 

A phone call into the Chicago Central Library connects with a mysterious female Librarian, who invites a mystery fan down to listen to tonight's story, which is sure to puzzle and delight fans of mystery stories. Based on the mid-1940s radio series.

 

 

This Program Is Yet
To Be Determined

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9:00 PM
 to
9:30 PM

The New Adventures of
Boston Blackie

Boston Blackie is a former jewel thief and safe cracker. Along with his girl Mary Wesley, he always seems to be confronted and/or thwarted by Inspector Farraday. No, it's not safes he's cracking. Blackie is reformed; it's cases he's cracking, and he always seems to show up Farraday!

The Mysteries of
The Inner Sanctum

This horror series features probably the most famous opening in the history of radio. After the greeting, “Good Evening” a door creaks slowly open and the listener is greeted by the host, a gruesome joke and then the introduction to the story for the evening. A strange mixture of horror / humor.

Paladin's back!
Have Gun, Will Travel

More than a hired gun, Paladin rights the wrongs in the Old West. In our pilot episode, Paladin must help a blind woman who heard a gun fight so that she can serve as a witness to what really happened. The stakes: Paladin’s life.

The New Adventures of
Sam Spade, P.I.

Sam Spade is Dashiell Hammet’s most famous creation. Set in the 1940’s before computers and the Internet, Sam’s colorful PI character solves crimes, keeping one step ahead of the bad guys. Assorted guest stars will make this re-creation of the classic mystery drama a hit.

The New
X Minus One

Science fiction anthology of the 50’s at its best, recast for the 21st century. In our pilot episode, a space explorer encounters more than he bargained for when he comes across "A Can of Paint" -- adapted from the classic short story by one of the masters of science fiction, A. E. Van Vogt.

 

The 
Twilight Zone

Part Two of Rod Serling's classic creation of early 60s television continues on the American Radio Theater.

 

This Program Is Yet
To Be Determined

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9:30 PM
 to
10:00 PM

The New Adventures of
Captain Midnight

Captain Midnight is the undercover name of Jim Albright, a pilot who seeks out enemy agents for a government agency. He is constantly trying to stop the plans of the nefarious Ivan Shark and his daughter Fury, a marvelously evil lead. He is helped in his ex­ploits by his mechanic, Tools Morton, and his girl, Peggy.

The Horror Classic
Lights Out!
 

From it’s first show to its last, Lights Out was billed as “The ultimate in horror.” Never had such sounds been heard on the air. Heads rolled, bones were crushed, falls from great heights splattered wetly on pave­ment. Few shows had ever combined actors and imaginative writers so well with the art of the sound technician.

The New Adventures of
Red Ryder
 

From out of the West comes America's famous fighting cowboy: Red Ryder. This western adventure is based on the 1938 Fred Harmon comic strip. The Red Ryder entertained radio audiences for nearly a decade and surpassed other wild west heroes in popularity.

New Show!
Lawless
and Wilde

Tough Guy Night gets a Tough Girl! Lynda Wilde is a private investigator in San Francisco. She's a former model, now meeting new people with names like "Rigor" and "Mortis". She has a part-time partner, a former judge named Aaron Lawless.

New!
Bible Dramas

A new anthology series based around stories from the Bible and other sources. Some are taken from the pages of Scripture itself. Other programs are based on the passion plays of days gone by.

 

This Program Is Yet
To Be Determined

Check back often; we think you'll like what we have planned!


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