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'Way Out

TV Show
Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
1 Season
14 Episodes
Way Out was a 1961 fantasy and science fiction television anthology series hosted by writer Roald Dahl. The macabre 25-minute shows were introduced by Dahl's dry delivery of a brief introductory monologue, sometimes explaining a method of murdering a spouse without getting caught. The taped series began because CBS suddenly needed a replacement for a Jackie Gleason talk show that network executives were about to cancel, and producer David Susskind contacted Dahl to help mount a show quickly. The series was paired by the network with the similar The Twilight Zone for Friday evening broadcasts, running from March through July 1961 at 9:30 p.m. Eastern time, under the primary sponsorship of Liggett & Myers. Writers included Philip H. Reisman, Jr. and Sumner Locke Elliott. The premiere episode, "William and Mary", adapted from a Roald Dahl short story, told of a wife getting revenge on her husband. In "Dissolve to Black", an actress cast as a murder victim at a television studio goes through a rehearsal, but the drama merges with reality as she finds herself trapped on the show's near-deserted set. Other dramas offered startling imagery: a snake slithering up a carpeted staircase inside a suburban home, a disembodied brain in a jar, a headless woman strapped to an electric chair, with a light bulb in place of her head and half of a man's face erased.
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Latest Episodes

Season 1 Episode 14
July 14th 1961
Soft Focus
Season 1 Episode 13
July 7th 1961
Side Show
Season 1 Episode 12
June 30th 1961
Hush, Hush
Season 1 Episode 11
June 23rd 1961
The Overnight Case
Season 1 Episode 10
June 16th 1961
Death Wish
Season 1 Episode 9
June 9th 1961
Dissolve to Black
Season 1 Episode 8
June 2nd 1961
False Face
Season 1 Episode 7
May 26th 1961
The Croaker
Season 1 Episode 6
May 12th 1961
I Heard You Calling Me
Season 1 Episode 5
May 5th 1961

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