Actors: Don Gallagher Carol Reed
Actors: Arthur Jarrett Paula Wray
Actors: Jan Murray Jan Murray Alan Dale
Actors: Frances Langford Benny Goodman
Actors: Cy Coleman Gordon Dilworth Allen Prescott
Ballroom dancing, plus comedy, songs and dance contests on one of the few programs to air over all four major commercial...
Director: Edward J. Nugent
Actors: Don Tennant Carolyn Gilbert
Actors: Ben Blue Sid Fields Pat Gaye
Director: Frank Satenstein
Actors: Joe Besser Johnny Johnston Jack Mulhall
Actors: Jimmy Carroll Rita Carroll
Actors: Joe Bushkin Peter Lind Hayes Claude Stroud
Actors: Ransom M. Sherman
Actors: Vaughn Monroe Shaye Cogan Ziggie Talent
Actors: Stan Freeman Cy Walter Judy Lynn
Actors: Ray Bloch Ardelle Terry Arlene Terry
Actors: Gloria Van Julian Stockdale
The format was to sing the seven top rated popular songs for the week; the songs were sung by the regular cast of vocali...
Director: Norman Jewison
Actors: Russell Arms André Baruch John Cannon
Actors: Joe Bushkin Morgan the Dog Allyn Edwards
One of the eariest prime-time television programs, this show originally started as the radio program "National Barn Danc...
Actors: Hal O'Halloran Jack Stillwell
Hosted by well-known disc-jockey Fred Robbins (and later Bill Williams), this show gave viewers a glimpse into the world...
Actors: Fred Robbins Bill Williams
Running for almost two years on the old Dumont network, this musical variety series starred and was hosted by pianist-si...
Director: Don Cook
Actors: Al Morgan Al Morgan
Hosted by by noted comedienne Alice Pearce in the earliest days of the ABC network, this program offered viewers a mix o...
Actors: Alice Pearce Mark Lawrence
A prime example of days when television was seen more as an extansion of the live stage, the program was essentially a v...
Actors: Jack Carter Pick Malone Pat Padgett
Director: Robert Bleyer
Actors: Tony Marvin Tony Marvin
Director: Klaus Landsberg
Actors: Harry Babbitt Frank De Vol The Frank DeVol Orchestra
Actors: Jud Conlon's Rhythmaires Larry Stevens Bunny Bishop
Director: Joseph Cates
Actors: Zamah Cunningham Zamah Cunningham Pert Kelton
Actors: Ford Bond Paul Lavalle
Actors: Cliff Ferre Tony Mottola
Actors: Eddie Condon Carl Reiner
Director: Milt Douglas Fletcher Markle
Actors: Frank Fontaine Phil Leeds Hal Loman
Actors: Cliffie Stone Cliffie Stone Tennessee Ernie Ford
Variety show featuring a "big name" star for that telecast. Featured on each telecast was songs, comedy sketches, dancer...
Actors: Jay Blackton Sue Bennett
Actors: Jack Narz Jack Narz
Actors: Johnny Hill Rex Maupin
Actors: Mom Pickard Obed 'Bubb' Pickard Jr. Charlie Pickard
Something of an indirect predecessor to "American Bandstand" (Like "Bandstand," it originated in Philadelphia and had ma...
Actors: Dick Clark Bernie Lowe Bobby Rydell
Actors: Sue Bennett Alan Logan
Director: George Sidney
Actors: Cliff Edwards
Actors: Steve Martin Sue Thompson
Director: Ralph Levy
Actors: Al Bernie Joey Faye Bob Fosse
Jacques Fray was a pianist who played classical music and show tunes on this variety/talent show. Most of the show was d...
Actors: Jacques Fray
Actors: Paul Whiteman Lina Romay
Two plot lines evolved for this show. The first, broadcast from August 1949 to January 1951, was a live variety show set...
Actors: Harold Barry George Givot Jerry Jerome
Actors: Wayne King Harry Hall Don Large
This show featured entertainers from all over the world. Scenes o the performers homeland would be shown behind the ente...
Actors: Merle Kendrick Gil Lamb
America has produced a wide variety of folk music and dance, raging from the fishing songs of the east coast to the cowb...
Actors: Paul Arnold Nellie Fisher Ray Harrison
Actors: Jacqueline Turner
Actors: Johnny Downs Ralph Dumke Juanita Hall
Actors: Tony Bavaar Bobby Byrne Johnny Thompson
Arthur Godfrey introduced a variety of talent to televison. He had a certain folksy warmth, dry wit, and an easygoing ma...
Director: Dave Rich Robert Stevens
Actors: Archie Bleyer Jerry Bresler George Brien
A direct descendant of radio's "Major Bowes Original Amateur Hour" (1934-1946), hosted by Major Edward Bowes until his d...
Actors: Dennis James Bob Shepard
Highlighting the talents of one of the premier singers of the day, this musical and variety show provided viewers with a...
Actors: Alan Dale Alan Dale
The show had two venues. In December 1948 to March 1949, Morey Amsterdam was the emcee at a small fictional nightclub in...
Actors: Vic Damone
Director: Mort Green Ib Melchior
Actors: Martin Block Martin Block Jack Duffy
Live music and light comedy featuring singer Lanny Ross. For the first 5 months, a quiz segment was included where conte...
Director: Fred Kelly
Actors: Frank Fontaine Max Showalter Eileen Barton
Actors: Ted Steele Michael Rich
Ed Sullivan's show was straight out of old vaudeville; brief acts of every description, from slapstick comedy to operati...
Director: Kenneth Whelan
Actors: Bern Bennett Art Hannes Ralph Paul
Under the title Disc Magic, Kilty played records and sometimes introduced live musical acts. In October, 1947, under the...
Actors: Jack Kilty
This genteel children's show aimed at pre-schoolers encouraged good behavior among its viewers. Skits were performed by ...
Actors: Bob Emery Howard J. Schuman
An almost forgotten landmark series in TV history, "Hour Glass" was the first variety show produced for television. Incl...
Director: Ed Sobol
Actors: Eddie Mayehoff Helen Parrish
Actors: Patquita Anderson
Actors: Arnold Gamboa Don Don Nakar Maribel Aunor
Actors: Nina Ricci Alagao Ralion Alonzo