Planet of the Apes is a short-lived American science fiction television series that aired on CBS in 1974 (September 13 – December 20, 1974). The series stars Roddy McDowall, Ron Harper, James Naughton, Mark Lenard and Booth Colman. It is based on the 1968 Planet of the Apes film and its sequels, in which McDowall also starred. Although fourteen episodes were produced, only 13 were originally shown.
The show was canceled after half a season because of low ratings, due to direct competition by NBC's Top 10 hits Sanford and Son and Chico and the Man.
The series was executive produced by Herbert Hirschman and produced by Stan Hough.