September 15, 1965 "Green Acres" premiered on CBS TV. It starred Eddie Albert and Eva Gabor. Receiving solid ratings during its six-year run, Green Acres was canceled in 1971 as part of the "rural purge" by CBS. Green Acres derived from Granby's Green Acres, a comedy show aired on the CBS radio network in 1950. On this special podcast listen to a golden age of radio episode of Granby's Green Acres starring Bea Benaderet and Gale Gordon.