The Sixth Sense (TV series)
The Sixth Sense is an American
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 thriller television series featuring Gary Collins
Gary Collins (actor)
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 and Catherine Ferrar
Catherine Ferrar
Catherine Ferrar is an American actress, who played for television. She is mostly known for playing the character of Julie Olson Williams in Days of our Lives in 1967-68 and for the lead role of Nancy Murphy in the show The Sixth Sense with Gary Collins...

. Based on the 1971 television movie Sweet, Sweet Rachel, the series was broadcast by the American Broadcasting Company
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 (ABC) from January 1972 through December 1972.


Collins is featured as Dr. Michael Rhodes, a professor of parapsychology
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 who, along with his assistant Nancy Murphy (Ferrar), attempts to solve supernatural mysteries. Sandra Dee
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, William Shatner
William Shatner
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, Lee Majors
Lee Majors
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, Cloris Leachman
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, Joan Crawford
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, Patty Duke
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, and Jane Wyman
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 guest-featured in individual episodes.

The series, which was broadcast during Saturday nights at 10 pm, had tough competition against CBS
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's Mission: Impossible
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and NBC
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's Banyon
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. Despite mediocre ratings, The Sixth Sense was renewed for a second season mainly due to the well-known guest actors it featured. However, ratings continued to decrease and ABC canceled The Sixth Sense on November 14, 1972. ABC broadcast the remaining episodes through December 1972.


For its syndication release, The Sixth Sense was edited and included with Night Gallery
Night Gallery
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hosted by Rod Serling
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The series is broadcast currently by NBC Universal
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's horror cable television channel Chiller.

Season 1

Episode # Original Air Date (US) Episode Title Plot
1-1 January 15, 1972 "I Do Not Belong to the Human World" Rhodes receives a psychic plea for help from a POW who's being tortured in a Viet Cong prison camp.
1-2 January 22, 1972 "The Heart That Wouldn't Stay Buried" An ailing neurosurgeon has a terrifying vision the he will die from the same mysterious disease which claimed the life of his son.
1-3 January 29, 1972 "Lady, Lady, Take My Life" An official at a research institute who opposed psychic experiments by staff scientists dies mysteriously. Was it a case of murder by telepathy?
1-4 February 5, 1972 "The House That Cried Murder" Gail Summer is drawn to a spooky old gothic mansion because of two visions: one of another woman drowning in a bathtub and another even more terrifying— herself drowned in a car.
1-5 February 5, 1972 "The Man Who Died at Three and Nine" Diplomat Paul Crowley is attacked by a powerful psychic force. This force manifests itself in two ways: lapses of memory and visions of a woman drowning.
1-6 February 26, 1972 "Can a Dead Man Strike from the Grave?" Edwin Danbury is tormented by a vision of murder. The killer is an old man long since deceased and the victims are a young couple in love.
1-7 March 4, 1972 "With This Ring, I Thee Kill!" Rhodes fulfills the death wish of an old friend by examining his daughter's impending marriage to a man she only met a month before.
1-8 March 11, 1972 "Witch, Witch, Burning Bright" Judith Eaton becomes convinced that her daughter, Damaris, is the avenging agent of an ancestor who was burned at the stake as a witch.
1-9 March 18, 1972 "Eye of the Haunted" Rhodes is plagued by apparitions of the woman he once loved--- who was later murdered. Then the deceased woman's lookalike sister becomes the target of the killer.
1-10 April 1, 1972 "Echo of a Distant Scream" Visions of a ghost horse on a guest ranch begin haunting Paula Norris.
1-11 April 8, 1972 "Whisper of Evil" Rhodes struggles to find the sister of a woman in need of a kidney transplant. It appears as though the ailing woman has been having visions of her sister participating with a satanic ritual.
1-12 April 15, 1972 "Shadow in the Well" Rhodes comes to the aid of Lisa Wolf, who is frightened by an image of her recently drowned husband— whom Lisa believes she accidentally killed.
1-13 April 22, 1972 "Face of Ice" An amnesiac claims she had a vision of a man shooting a motorcyclist. Then she and Rhodes discover that the shooter in the vision is her husband.

Season 2

Episode # Original Air Date (US) Episode Title Plot
2-1 September 23, 1972 "Coffin, Coffin, in the Sky" A young woman in and out of consciousness, on a flight, has visions of a horse drawn carriage. She sees herself looking at all the passengers lying in coffins. Dr. Rhodes helps to interpret her visions as problems with the airplane. Originally one hour, it was reduced to 30 minutes for syndication on Night Gallery with the alternate title "Flying Sepulchre of Death".
2-2 September 30, 1972 "Dear Joan: We're Going to Scare You to Death" Extended version of an episode of the series The Sixth Sense. Joan Crawford (in her final acting role) plays a woman who stumbles upon a group of ESP enthusiasts who decide to use their abilities to scare her to death.
2-3 October 7, 1972 "Witness Within" A young woman begins to see visions in which she is attacked by a man.
2-4 October 14, 1972 "With Affection, Jack the Ripper" An experiment to determine if ESP can span time proves fatal.
2-5 October 28, 1972 "Once Upon a Chilling" A woman working at a foundation researching cryogenics sees frozen visions of her dead boss.
2-6 November 4, 1972 "Through a Flame Darkly" A woman has visions that cause her to believe a childhood friend is in trouble.
2-7 November 11, 1972 "I Did Not Mean to Slay Thee"
2-8 November 25, 1972 "And Scream by the Light of the Moon, the Moon" A woman returns to her childhood home only to be tormented by visions of her past.
2-9 December 2, 1972 "If I Should Die Before I Wake" When she returns to her old home, Ruth Ames begins to see visions, including that of her long dead daughter Mindy.
2-10 December 9, 1972 "Five Widows Weeping (AKA "Five Women Weeping)" The new wife of a wealthy family's scion sees vision of his death.
2-11 December 16, 1972 "Gallows in the Wind" A woman has visions of death during a hurricane.
2-12 December 23, 1972 "The Eyes That Wouldn't Die" When her sight is restored, Kathy sees visions of murder.
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