The Twilight Zone got a bit of a jump on the summer rerun season by airing a repeat before its fifth and final season ended: “Steel” was rebroadcast on 6/12/64, then “The Bewitchin’ Pool” closed out the season (and the series) on 6/19/64. The reruns commenced the following week.
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As with previous seasons, some pretty baffling selections were made when choosing episodes to repeat. “A Kind of a Stopwatch,” but not “The Last Night of a Jockey”? “The Fear,” but not “Living Doll”?? “Uncle Simon,” but not “The Masks”??? The mind reels.
As previously reported, the hourlong fourth season episodes would make a surprise comeback for the summer of 1965 but, for all intents and purposes, The Twilight Zone’s network run ended with the repeat of “The Jeopardy Room” on 9/18/64… or did it end a week earlier, with the encore airing of “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge”? Accounts vary. Martin Grams Jr. (in his The Twilight Zone: Unlocking the Door to a Television Classic) says “The Jeopardy Room” repeat was pre-empted, but “Dan Hollis” over at the TZ Café indicates otherwise in his exhaustive rundown of the network schedule. Who’s right? Perhaps the answer can be found only in…. well, you know.