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The Garry Moore
Garry Moore
Show is the name for several separate American variety series on the CBS
CBS
television network in the 1950s and 1960s. Hosted by experienced radio performer Garry Moore, the series helped launch the careers of many comedic talents, such as Dorothy Loudon, Don Adams, George Gobel, Carol Burnett, Don Knotts, Lee Goodman, James Kirkwood, Jr., and Jonathan Winters. The Garry Moore
Garry Moore
Show garnered a number of Emmy
Emmy
nominations and wins.

Contents

1 Origins 2 Original version (1950–1958) 3 Second version (1958–1964) 4 Final version (1966–1967) 5 Episodes on DVD 6 References 7 External links

Origins[edit] The show originally started as a radio program; CBS
CBS
eventually awarded Garry his own early-evening television show in its place. Garry's radio partner since 1940, Durward Kirby, made the move to TV with him, and appeared throughout all three versions of the TV show. Original version (1950–1958)[edit] The first incarnation of the show began in June 1950 as a Monday-through-Friday, 30-minute evening series. It was also simulcast on radio. The show changed to a once-weekly, one-hour format by August. Another prime time edition, The Garry Moore
Garry Moore
Evening Show, alternated with The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show
The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show
on Thursday nights from September through December 1951. In the fall of 1950, Moore moved to a daytime show on CBS, at first in the early afternoon and later in mid-morning. The series featured a relaxed and flexible combination of comedy skits, monologues, singing, and interaction with the studio audience, was an important commercial success for CBS. It ran in this format until mid-1958. Second version (1958–1964)[edit]

Larry Blyden
Larry Blyden
with Carol Burnett, 1960

In 1958, Moore ended the previous show because of his demanding work schedule, but he returned in the fall with a weekly, hour-long evening series, with the same title and similar format. Allen Funt's Candid Camera segments became a regular feature of this series, along with a lengthy recap segment called "That Wonderful Year". In 1959, Moore produced two LP records on the Warner Bros. label, That Wonderful Year, 1930 and That Wonderful Year, 1940. In its first season, this version of The Garry Moore
Garry Moore
Show faced competition on NBC
NBC
from the drama series with a Western setting, The Californians, and the ABC crime/police reality show, Confession, hosted by Jack Wyatt.[1] The cast of the second version included Marion Lorne
Marion Lorne
(who appeared as her other Broadway and acting commitments would permit throughout this run), and rising star Carol Burnett
Carol Burnett
(1959–62), who honed her comedic skills for her own future successful variety show. In addition to the performances of the cast and guests, vocal performers included the George Becker Singers and the dancers under the choreography of Ernest Flatt, including lead dancer Don Crichton. Bob Banner was the executive producer, Joe Hamilton (Burnett's future husband) was series producer, and Irwin Kostal was the orchestra leader. In the summer of 1960, the series was replaced for nine weeks by the Patrick O'Neal medical/police drama Diagnosis: Unknown. The Garry Moore Show was removed from the CBS
CBS
line-up in 1964, at Moore's request, to take a long-needed vacation which lasted more than two years.[2][3] Final version (1966–1967)[edit] Moore returned with yet another version of the show in the fall of 1966, this time it was in color. Due to very tough competition from Bonanza
Bonanza
on NBC, the show was cancelled after only four months. It was replaced on the CBS
CBS
schedule by The Smothers Brothers Comedy
Comedy
Hour.

Episodes on DVD[edit] As of 2012, at least four episodes of the second version of the show are available on DVD. - The Garry Moore
Garry Moore
Show Presents: A Carol Burnett
Carol Burnett
Christmas (2012) features the Christmas episodes from 1959, 1960, and 1961.[4] Guests included Mahalia Jackson
Mahalia Jackson
and Henry Morgan
Henry Morgan
(1959), Jonathan Winters
Jonathan Winters
and Louise O'Brien (1960), and Julie Andrews
Julie Andrews
and Gwen Verdon
Gwen Verdon
(1961). The 1961 show includes Julie's earliest televised recording of "My Favorite Things", three years before filming The Sound of Music. - The Carol Burnett
Carol Burnett
Show: Carol's Favorites (2012) includes as a bonus feature the March 6, 1962, episode where Burnett, playing Supergirl, delivers her first televised " Tarzan
Tarzan
yell".[5] The episode guests included Alan King and Barbara McNair, and a peek at the end credits shows how a lot of the production and writing staff on whom she relied during her own show came from those with whom she worked The Garry Moore Show. References[edit]

^ Hal Erickson, Encyclopedia of Television Law Shows: Factual and Fictional Series about Judges, Lawyers and the Courtroom, 1948–2008. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland and Company, Inc., 2009. Retrieved December 7, 2010.  ^ "Garry Moore, 78, the Cheery Host Of Long-Running TV Series, Dies". New York Times. 1993-11-29. Retrieved 2007-12-08.  ^ Moore, Garry. I've Got A Secret, September 5, 1966. ^ "The Garry Moore
Garry Moore
Show Presents: A Carol Burnett
Carol Burnett
Christmas". Retrieved 2014-11-15.  ^ "The Carol Burnett
Carol Burnett
Show: Carol's Favorites". Retrieved 2014-11-15. 

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to The Garry Moore
Garry Moore
Show.

Museum of Broadcast Communications page for Garry Moore The Garry Moore
Garry Moore
Show on IMDb Summary web site for the 1958–64 and 1966–67 versions of The Garry Moore Show

v t e

Primetime Emmy
Emmy
Award for Outstanding Variety Series

1951–1975

The Alan Young Show
The Alan Young Show
(1951) Your Show of Shows
Your Show of Shows
(1952) Your Show of Shows
Your Show of Shows
(1953) Omnibus (1954) Disneyland (1955) The Ed Sullivan Show
The Ed Sullivan Show
/ Your Hit Parade
Your Hit Parade
(1956) Caesar's Hour
Caesar's Hour
(1957) The Dinah Shore Chevy Show
The Dinah Shore Chevy Show
(1958) The Dinah Shore Chevy Show
The Dinah Shore Chevy Show
(1959) The Fabulous Fifties (1960) Astaire Time (1961) The Garry Moore
Garry Moore
Show (1962) The Andy Williams Show
The Andy Williams Show
(1963) The Danny Kaye Show
The Danny Kaye Show
(1964) The Andy Williams Show
The Andy Williams Show
(1966) The Andy Williams Show
The Andy Williams Show
(1967) Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1968) Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1969) The David Frost
David Frost
Show (1970) The Flip Wilson Show
The Flip Wilson Show
/ The David Frost
David Frost
Show (1971) The Carol Burnett
Carol Burnett
Show / The Dick Cavett Show
The Dick Cavett Show
(1972) The Julie Andrews
Julie Andrews
Hour (1973) The Carol Burnett
Carol Burnett
Show (1974) The Carol Burnett
Carol Burnett
Show (1975)

1976–2000

Saturday Night Live
Saturday Night Live
(1976) Van Dyke and Company (1977) The Muppet Show
The Muppet Show
(1978) Steve & Eydie Celebrate Irving Berlin (1979) Baryshnikov on Broadway (1980) Lily: Sold Out (1981) Night of 100 Stars (1982) Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever (1983) A Celebration of the Performing Arts (1984) Motown Returns to the Apollo (1985) A Celebration of the Performing Arts (1986) 41st Tony Awards
41st Tony Awards
(1987) Irving Berlin's 100th Birthday Celebration (1988) The Tracey Ullman Show
The Tracey Ullman Show
(1989) In Living Color
In Living Color
(1990) 63rd Academy Awards
63rd Academy Awards
(1991) The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
(1992) Saturday Night Live
Saturday Night Live
(1993) Late Show with David Letterman
Late Show with David Letterman
(1994) The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
(1995) Dennis Miller Live
Dennis Miller Live
(1996) Tracey Takes On...
Tracey Takes On...
(1997) Late Show with David Letterman
Late Show with David Letterman
(1998) Late Show with David Letterman
Late Show with David Letterman
(1999) Late Show with David Letterman
Late Show with David Letterman
(2000)

2001–2014

Late Show with David Letterman
Late Show with David Letterman
(2001) Late Show with David Letterman
Late Show with David Letterman
(2002) The Daily Show
The Daily Show
with Jon Stewart (2003) The Daily Show
The Daily Show
with Jon Stewart (2004) The Daily Show
The Daily Show
with Jon Stewart (2005) The Daily Show
The Daily Show
with Jon Stewart (2006) The Daily Show
The Daily Show
with Jon Stewart (2007) The Daily Show
The Daily Show
with Jon Stewart (2008) The Daily Show
The Daily Show
with Jon Stewart (2009) The Daily Show
The Daily Show
with Jon Stewart (2010) The Daily Show
The Daily Show
with Jon Stewart (2011) The Daily Show
The Daily Show
with Jon Stewart (2012) The Colbert Report
The Colbert Report
(2013) The Colbert R

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