The Johnny Cash Show

The Johnny Cash Show

The Johnny Cash Show was an American television music variety show hosted by Johnny Cash.  The Screen Gems 58-episode series ran from June 7th, 1969 to March 31st, 1971 on ABC; it was taped at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee.  The show reached No. 17 in the Nielsen ratings in 1970. Cash opened each […]

This Is Tom Jones

This is Tom Jones

This Is Tom Jones was an ATV variety series starring Tom Jones. The series was exported to the United States by ITC Entertainment and was networked there by ABC. The series ran between 1969 and 1971 to total 65 color episodes. Jones was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for “Best Actor In a Television […]

The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour

The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour

The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour is an American network television music and comedy variety show hosted by singer Glen Campbell from January 1969 through June 1972 on CBS. He was offered the show after he hosted a 1968 summer replacement for The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour.  Campbell used “Gentle on My Mind” as the theme song of the show.  The […]

The King Family Show

The King Family Show

The King Family Show is an American musical variety series that featured The King Sisters and their extended musical family.  The series first aired on ABC from January 1965 to January 1966.  The series was revived in 1969, airing from March to September 1969. After an appearance on The Hollywood Palace in May 1964 drew […]

Hullabaloo

Hullabaloo

Hullabaloo is an American musical variety series that ran on NBC from January 12th, 1965 through August 29th, 1966.  Similar to Shindig! it ran in prime time in contrast to ABC’s American Bandstand. Directed by Steve Binder, who went on to direct Elvis Presley’s ’68 Comeback Special, Hullabaloo served as a big-budget, quality showcase for […]

The Entertainers

The Entertainers

The Entertainers is a one-hour American variety show that aired on CBS from September 25th, 1964 through March 27th, 1965.  The series, produced by Joe Hamilton, featured three stars, Hamilton’s wife Carol Burnett, Caterina Valente, and Bob Newhart. Each week, the series, originating from New York, presented comedy sketches and musical numbers performed by a […]

Shindig!

Shindig!

Shindig! is an American musical variety series which aired on ABC from September 16th, 1964 to January 8th, 1966.  The show was hosted by Jimmy O’Neill, a disc jockey in Los Angeles at the time, who also created the show, along with his wife Sharon Sheeley and production executive Art Stolnitz. Shindig! was conceived as […]

The Golden Touch of Frankie Carle

The Golden Touch of Frankie Carle

The Golden Touch of Frankie Carle was a short-lived musical variety television series broadcast in the United States by NBC from August to October 1956.  The Golden Touch of Frankie Carle featured the pianist and guest singers performing a variety of music, including popular standards and the current hits of the day. The program’s main […]

The Lawrence Welk Show

The Laawrence Welk Show

The Lawrence Welk Show is an American televised musical variety show hosted by big band leader Lawrence Welk.  The series aired locally in Los Angeles for four years (1951–55), then nationally for another 27½ years via the ABC network (1955–71). In 1951, The Lawrence Welk Show started as a local program on KTLA-TV in Los […]

The Johnny Carson Show

The Johnny Carson Show

The Johnny Carson Show is a 1955-56 half hour prime time television variety show starring Johnny Carson. While working as a staff writer on The Red Skelton Show, local Los Angeles television comedian Carson filled in as host when Skelton was injured during a show rehearsal.  As a result of Carson’s performance, CBS created the primetime variety program The Johnny Carson Show, a traditional potpourri of comedy, music, dance, […]

The Julius LaRosa Show

The Julius LaRosa Show

For thirteen weeks during the summer of 1955, Julius La Rosa had a three-times-a-week television series, The Julius La Rosa Show, featuring Russ Case and his Orchestra.  The Julius La Rosa Show aired in an hour-long format in the summers of 1956 and 1957 at 8 p.m. Eastern on Saturdays on NBC as a seasonal replacement for The […]

Ozark Jubilee

Ozark Jubilee

Ozark Jubilee is the first U.S. network television program to feature country music’s top stars, and featured performers located in Springfield, Missouri which has long emulated Nashville, Tennessee as a center of American country music. The weekly live stage show premiered on ABC-TV on January 22nd, 1955, was renamed Country Music Jubilee on July 6th, […]

The Jimmy Durante Show

The Jimmy Durante Show

The Jimmy Durante Show is a 51-episode half-hour comedy/variety television program presented live on NBC from October 2nd, 1954 to June 23rd, 1956. Several guest stars on the program later developed successful show business careers of their own.  Jimmy Durante’s long nose, piano, and broken vocabulary were the mainstays of the program, which aired at 9:30 p.m. Eastern on Saturdays.  In the first […]

Shower of Stars

Shower of Stars

Shower of Stars (also known as Chrysler Shower of Stars) is an American variety television series broadcast live in the United States from 1954 to 1958 by CBS.  The series was broadcast in color which was a departure from the usual programming broadcast by CBS. Shower of Stars is typically composed of musical comedy revues with an occasional straight play.  It was shown […]

Stage Show

Stage Show

Stage Show was a popular music variety series on American television originally hosted on alternate weeks by big band leaders and brothers Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey. Produced by Jackie Gleason, the CBS-TV show included the first national television appearances by Elvis Presley.  Introduced by Cleveland, Ohio disc jockey Bill Randle, Presley first appeared on January 28th, 1956, performing “Shake, Rattle and Roll”, “Flip, Flop and Fly” […]

The Tony Martin Show

The Tony Martin Show

The Tony Martin Show is a 15-minute weekly musical variety television series hosted by entertainer Tony Martin, which aired in NBC prime time from April 26th, 1954, to February 27th, 1956.  It was produced by Bud Yorkin and featured the singing group The Interludes and the Hal Bourne and David Rose orchestras, the latter affiliated with The Red Skelton Show. Martin began each episode with a song at […]

The Martha Raye Show

The Martha Raye Show

The Martha Raye Show is an hour-long comedy/variety show which aired live on NBC from January 23rd, 1954, to May 29th, 1956.  The series was hosted by Martha Raye, a Montana native, who often called herself “The Big Mouth.”   Her boyfriend on the program and a foil for her humor was portrayed by retired middleweight boxer Rocky Graziano.  Nat Hiken, her writer and director, went on […]

Coke Time with Eddie Fisher

Coke Time with Eddie Fisher is an American musical variety television series starring singer Eddie Fisher which was broadcast by NBC on Wednesday nights in early prime time from 1953 to 1957.  The program was aired from 7:30 to 7:45 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesdays and Fridays, and was not seen during the summer months.  The program was initially hosted by Don Ameche with Freddy Robbins as the announcer, but in […]

The Dotty Mack Show

Dotty Mack

The Dotty Mack Show is an American variety show originally broadcast on the now defunct DuMont Television Network in 1953, and on ABC from 1953 to 1956. The program, produced and distributed from Cincinnati, aired Monday at 10:45 pm on most DuMont affiliates until July 1953, when it moved to Tuesdays at 9:30 pm. Originally […]

The Dinah Shore Show

The Dinah Shore Show

The Dinah Shore Show is an American variety show which was broadcast by NBC from November 1951 to January 1956, sponsored by General Motors’ Chevrolet division.  For most of the program’s run, it aired from 7:30 to 7:45 Eastern Time on Tuesday and Thursday nights, rounding out the time slot which featured the network’s regular […]

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