The BEST episodes of Night Gallery

Every episode of Night Gallery ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Night Gallery!

Night Gallery was creator-host Rod Serling's follow-up to The Twilight Zone. Set in a shadowy museum of the outre, Serling weekly unveiled disturbing portraiture as preface to a highly diverse anthology of tales in the fantasy-horror vein. Bolstering Serling's thoughtful original dramas were adaptations of classic genre material--short stories by such luminaries as H. P. Lovecraft, Fritz Leiber, A.E. van Vogt, Algernon Blackwood, Conrad Aiken, Richard Matheson, August Derleth, and Christianna Brand. Variety of material brought with it a variety of tone, from the deadly serious to the tongue-in-cheek, stretching the television anthology concept to its very limits.

Last Updated: 12/26/2023Network: NBCStatus: Ended
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Lindemann's Catch
star
10.67
3 votes

#1 - Lindemann's Catch

Season 2 - Episode 46 - Aired 1/12/1972

A captured mermaid awakens emotions in a cold-hearted sea captain, who desperately seeks a way to keep her alive.

Directors: Jeff Corey
Writer: Rod Serling
They're Tearing Down Tim Riley's Bar
star
10.00
1 votes

#2 - They're Tearing Down Tim Riley's Bar

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired 1/20/1971

A has-been salesman is haunted by phantoms from a happier past.

Directors: Don Taylor
Writer: Rod Serling
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The Caterpillar
star
10.00
5 votes

#3 - The Caterpillar

Season 2 - Episode 60 - Aired 3/1/1972

A bored colonial on a Malaysian plantation employs an exotic accomplice--an earwig--in his gruesome plot to assassinate a romantic rival.

Writer: Rod Serling
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Cool Air
star
9.50
4 votes

#4 - Cool Air

Season 2 - Episode 35 - Aired 12/8/1971

A haunting love story of a young woman and her late father's colleague, a man clinging desperately to life in a refrigerated apartment.

Writer: Rod Serling
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Little Girl Lost
star
8.67
3 votes

#5 - Little Girl Lost

Season 2 - Episode 61 - Aired 3/1/1972

Military strategists unwittingly plant the seeds of the apocalypse when they humor a scientific genius unbalanced by his daughter's death.

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The Tune in Dan's Cafe
star
8.67
3 votes

#6 - The Tune in Dan's Cafe

Season 2 - Episode 45 - Aired 1/5/1972

A couple stopping at a roadside diner encounter a jukebox that plays only one song, a tune connected with a tragic romance.

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Certain Shadows on the Wall
star
8.00
2 votes

#7 - Certain Shadows on the Wall

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/30/1970

An ailing woman dies under the care of her sinister brother, but her accusing shadow remains indelibly cast on the parlor wall.

Writer: Rod Serling
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Big Surprise
star
8.00
2 votes

#8 - Big Surprise

Season 2 - Episode 24 - Aired 11/10/1971

An eccentric farmer promises a ""big surprise"" to a group of boys . . . if they dig for it.

Directors: Jeannot Szwarc
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Pickman's Model
star
8.00
1 votes

#9 - Pickman's Model

Season 2 - Episode 32 - Aired 12/1/1971

A young woman of Victorian Boston finds herself drawn to a reclusive artist obsessed with ghouls.

The Messiah on Mott Street
star
8.00
3 votes

#10 - The Messiah on Mott Street

Season 2 - Episode 38 - Aired 12/15/1971

Desperate to stay alive for the sake of his nine-year-old grandson, an elderly, near-penniless Jew on the brink of death pins his hopes for salvation on the coming of the Messiah.

Directors: Don Taylor
Writer: Rod Serling
The Painted Mirror
star
8.00
3 votes

#11 - The Painted Mirror

Season 2 - Episode 39 - Aired 12/15/1971

A mirror reflecting an alien landscape figures in an antique dealer's scheme to rid himself of a hateful business partner.

Writer: Gene Kearney
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The Waiting Room
star
8.00
2 votes

#12 - The Waiting Room

Season 2 - Episode 51 - Aired 1/26/1972

A gunfighter's final reckoning awaits him in a frontier saloon.

Directors: Jeannot Szwarc
Writer: Rod Serling
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A Fear of Spiders
star
7.71
17 votes

#13 - A Fear of Spiders

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 10/6/1971

A phobic gourmet columnist seeks help from a woman he spurned when he discovers a hairy--and obstinate--little guest crawling in his kitchen sink.

Writer: Rod Serling
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The Cemetery
star
7.61
170 votes

#14 - The Cemetery

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 11/8/1969

A black-sheep nephew murders his ailing uncle for the inheritance only to find some disturbing changes in the old man's painting of the family graveyard.

Directors: Boris Sagal
Writer: Rod Serling
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The Diary
star
7.50
18 votes

#15 - The Diary

Season 2 - Episode 22 - Aired 11/10/1971

A vicious gossip columnist receives a gift diary that appears to write its own fearful entries--before the events occur.

Directors: William Hale
Writer: Rod Serling
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The Merciful
star
7.50
28 votes

#16 - The Merciful

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 9/22/1971

Bricks and mortar figure in a wife's plan to end her husband's suffering.

Writer: Jack Laird
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Junior
star
7.45
20 votes

#17 - Junior

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 10/6/1971

A twist on daddy's midnight feeding.

Writer: Gene Kearney
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The Academy
star
7.39
18 votes

#18 - The Academy

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired 10/6/1971

A widower investigates an unusually strict military academy for his delinquent son.

Directors: David Ely, Jeff Corey
Writer: Rod Serling
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You Can Come Up Now, Mrs. Millikan
star
7.37
27 votes

#19 - You Can Come Up Now, Mrs. Millikan

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/12/1972

A bungling inventor and his forgetful wife pool their ineptitude for an experiment in immortality.

Directors: John Badham
Writer: Rod Serling
The Little Black Bag
star
7.33
3 votes

#20 - The Little Black Bag

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 12/23/1970

Miraculous healing--and abrupt tragedy--result when a 21st century medical bag falls into the hands of a discredited 20th century doctor.

Writer: Rod Serling
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The Doll
star
7.33
3 votes

#21 - The Doll

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired 1/13/1971

A hideous doll becomes an agent of revenge against an officer in Queen Victoria's colonial forces.

Writer: Rod Serling
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Dr. Stringfellow's Rejuvenator
star
7.33
3 votes

#22 - Dr. Stringfellow's Rejuvenator

Season 2 - Episode 27 - Aired 11/17/1971

An unscrupulous medicine man in the Old West promises restored health--or a resurrection--to a poor farmer's dying daughter.

Directors: Jerrold Freedman
Writer: Rod Serling
Camera Obscura
star
7.33
3 votes

#23 - Camera Obscura

Season 2 - Episode 36 - Aired 12/8/1971

A heartless moneylender gets his just desserts with the help of a client's unusual telescopic device.

Writer: Rod Serling
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Class of '99
star
7.28
25 votes

#24 - Class of '99

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 9/22/1971

A graduating class of the future takes a particularly revealing final exam.

Directors: Jeannot Szwarc
Writer: Rod Serling
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Midnight Never Ends
star
7.24
17 votes

#25 - Midnight Never Ends

Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired 11/3/1971

A motorist and a marine hitchhiker experience an uncanny sensation that they've shared previous experiences.

Directors: Jeannot Szwarc
Writer: Rod Serling
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