This Day in Halloween: Rod Serling's "Night Gallery" premieres on NBC in 1970. / Illustration by Jenna Red.

Dec. 16, 2020

Night Gallery premieres on NBC in 1970. The Rod Serling-hosted anthology is Serling’s horror-leaning return to TV after The Twilight Zone. The Emmy-nominated show runs for three seasons, with a famous pilot episode featuring the directorial debut of Steven Spielberg and is one of the last appearances of Joan Crawford. Serling also wins an Edgar Allan Poe award for his teleplay.