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2. ABC Late Night (1973–1975)
Episode: Warner Bros. Movies: A 50 Year Salute (1973)

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Director: Lawrence Einhorn | Stars: Bette Davis, Jack Benny, George Segal

4. Inside the Actors Studio (1994– )

65 min | Talk-Show

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Famous actors, directors and writers reminisce about their careers and the philosophy behind their careers.

Stars: James Lipton, Bradley Cooper, Ellen Burstyn, Dave Chappelle

5. The Julie Andrews Hour (1972–1973)

60 min | Music

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Stars: Julie Andrews, Steve Lawrence, Robert Goulet, Rich Little

6. Here's Lucy (1968–1974)
Episode: Lucy and Carol Burnett (1971)

30 min | Comedy

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Carol Burnett and Lucille Ball salute the Hollywood of Yesteryear, as they recruit jobless entertainers at the unemployment office to stage a variety show. Highlights: Richard Deacon and ... See full summary »

Stars: Lucille Ball, Robert Alda, Jack Benny, Carol Burnett

7. Reputations (1994–2002)

50 min | Documentary

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Stars: Jancis Robinson, Denis Lawson, Bill Pertwee, Muhammad Ali

8. Hollywood and the Stars (1963– )

30 min

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Stars: Joseph Cotten, Rita Hayworth, Paul Newman, Humphrey Bogart

9. Make Room for Daddy (1953–1965)
Episode: Jack Benny Takes Danny's Job (1958)

30 min | Comedy, Family

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Danny fully expects to perform at Rusty's Cub Scout show for the third consecutive year and is annoyed at be asked again, until he finds he's been replaced by Jack Benny.

Writers: Jack Elinson, Charles Stewart | Director: Sheldon Leonard | Stars: Danny Thomas, Marjorie Lord, Rusty Hamer, Angela Cartwright

10. What's My Line? (1950–1967)

30 min | Comedy, Family, Game-Show

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Contestants with unusual occupations were interviewed by the panelists. Only questions that could be answered with a "yes" or "no" were allowed. At the conclusion of the questioning, the ... See full summary »

Stars: John Daly, Arlene Francis, Bennett Cerf, Dorothy Kilgallen

11. The David Frost Show (1969–1972)

90 min | Talk-Show

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Stars: David Frost, Gerri Granger, Tiny Tim, Dana Valery

12. Frost on Sunday (1968–1970)

Comedy, Talk-Show

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Stars: David Frost, Ronnie Corbett, Ronnie Barker, Josephine Tewson

14. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)

105 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

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Host Johnny Carson performs comedy routines and chats with various celebrities.

Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Bob Hope, Skitch Henderson

15. The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (1950–1958)

30 min | Comedy

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Neighbor Blanche Morton frequently joins Gracie in escapades which annoy hubby Harry and provide George with an opportunity to offer a humorous soliloquy.

Stars: George Burns, Gracie Allen, Bea Benaderet, Harry von Zell

16. To Be or Not to Be (1942)

Passed | 99 min | Comedy, War

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During the Nazi occupation of Poland, an acting troupe becomes embroiled in a Polish soldier's efforts to track down a German spy.

Writers: Melchior Lengyel, Edwin Justus Mayer | Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Carole Lombard, Jack Benny, Robert Stack, Felix Bressart

17. The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)

30 min | Comedy

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The comic misadventures of the skinflint comedian and his friends.

Stars: Jack Benny, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Don Wilson, Dennis Day

18. The Dean Martin Comedy Hour (1965–1974)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Music

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Dean Martin hosts with several different celebrities that have several sketches of improv that breaks down comedy, race, and sex all at of the same time.

Stars: Dean Martin, Sandahl Bergman, Dom DeLuise, Bob Newhart

19. ABC Late Night (1973–1975)

90 min

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Stars: Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford, Jack Burns, Liza Minnelli

22. The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)
Episode: The Jam Session Show (1954)

30 min | Comedy

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Jack invites some celebrity friends over to the house for one of his weekly jam sessions. This week's session includes Dan Dailey, Kirk Douglas, Fred MacMurray, Tony Martin, and Dick Powell.

Writers: Sam Perrin, George Balzer, Milt Josefsberg, John Tackaberry | Director: Ralph Levy | Stars: Jack Benny, Dan Dailey, Kirk Douglas, Fred MacMurray

23. Paper Moon (1973)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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During the Great Depression, a con man finds himself saddled with a young girl who may or may not be his daughter, and the two forge an unlikely partnership.

Writers: Joe David Brown, Alvin Sargent | Director: Peter Bogdanovich | Stars: Ryan O'Neal, Tatum O'Neal, Madeline Kahn, John Hillerman

24. What's My Line? (1950–1967)
Episode: Episode dated 8 February 1953 (1953)

Comedy, Family, Game-Show

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Director: Franklin Heller | Stars: Hal Block, Steve Allen, Jack Benny, John Daly

25. The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)
Episode: Humphrey Bogart Show (1953)

30 min | Comedy

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Police Lt. Jack Benny questions notorious killer "Babyface" Bogart (guest star Humphrey Bogart).

Writers: Hugh Wedlock Jr., Howard Snyder | Director: Ralph Levy | Stars: Jack Benny, Humphrey Bogart, Bob Crosby, Don Wilson

27. Make Room for Daddy (1953–1965)
Episode: That Ol' Devil Jack Benny (1960)

30 min | Comedy, Family

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Danny is up for a big network show, but the network decides to give it to Jack Benny. When Jack shows up at Danny's place to say no hard feelings, Danny loses it. Why you? All you do is say... See full summary »

Writer: Arthur Stander | Director: Sheldon Leonard | Stars: Danny Thomas, Marjorie Lord, Rusty Hamer, Angela Cartwright

28. Omnibus (1952–1961)
Episode: The Horn Blows at Midnight (1953)

57 min | Drama, History, Music

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An angel is sent to New York City with instructions to blow a trumpet which will destroy the Earth.

Writers: Leo Davis, Leonard Gershe, Howard Snyder, Hugh Wedlock Jr. | Director: Ralph Levy | Stars: Alistair Cooke, Jack Benny, Lester Matthews, Dorothy Malone

29. Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1967–1973)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Music, Musical

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The original rapid fire sketch comedy show.

Creator: Digby Wolfe | Stars: Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, Ruth Buzzi, Gary Owens

30. The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (1967–1970)

60 min | Comedy

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The Smothers Brothers host a comedy variety that would become notorious for its topical satirical humor.

Stars: Tom Smothers, Dick Smothers, Pat Paulsen, Peter Cullen

31. The Jack Paar Tonight Show (1957–1962)

105 min | Comedy, Family, Talk-Show

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Stars: Hugh Downs, Jose Melis, Jack Paar, Cliff Arquette

32. The Andy Williams Show (1962–1969)

60 min | Music

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Having hosted summer programs for three seasons before this, Andy Williams' program finally became a regular, year-round show. In addition to Andy, the program also featured numbers by a ... See full summary »

Stars: Andy Williams, Alan Osmond, Jay Osmond, Merrill Osmond

33. Jack Benny's First Farewell Special (1973 TV Movie)

60 min | Comedy

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Stars: Jack Benny, Johnny Carson, Isaac Hayes, Bob Hope

34. Biography (1987– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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The life stories of various historical figures and celebrities are told.

Creator: Agnes Nixon | Stars: Jack Perkins, Peter Graves, Harry Smith, Roddy McDowall

35. The Red Skelton Hour (1951–2013)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy

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Long-running weekly show that spotlighted legendary comedian and beloved TV clown, Red Skelton. Each show featured comedy skits, gags and vignettes starring Skelton and guest performers.

Stars: Red Skelton, David Rose and His Orchestra, Art Gilmore, Tom Hansen Dancers

36. The Dick Cavett Show (1968–1974)

90 min | Music, Talk-Show

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Daytime, primetime, then late-night talk and variety show. Often there was only one guest (GA Gov. Lester Maddox walked out angrily during one interview). Cavett was intelligent and witty, ... See full summary »

Stars: Dick Cavett, Bobby Rosengarden, Rex Reed, Richard Harris

37. The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Lucille Ball (1975 TV Special)

60 min | Comedy

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Director: Greg Garrison | Stars: Dean Martin, Lucille Ball, Jack Benny, Milton Berle

38. The Engelbert Humperdinck Show (1969– )

60 min | Music

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Stars: Engelbert Humperdinck, Jack Parnell, Mike Sammes, The Irving Davies Dancers

39. Frost on Sunday (1968–1970)
Episode: Frost at the London Palladium for the British Film and Television Awards (1970)

Comedy, Talk-Show

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A departure from the usual Wembley studio as Frost presents the star-studded awards with help from his usual mix of regulars and guest artistes.

Writers: Barry Cryer, John Esmonde, Bob Larbey, Paul McDowell, David McKellar, David Nobbs, Neil Shand, Peter Vincent, Dick Vosburgh | Director: Philip Casson | Stars: David Frost, Ronnie Corbett, Ronnie Barker, Josephine Tewson

40. The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)
Episode: Shopping Show (1954)

30 min | Comedy

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Writers: George Balzer, Hal Goldman, Al Gordon, Sam Perrin | Director: Ralph Levy | Stars: Jack Benny, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Don Wilson, Dennis Day

41. The Jackie Gleason Show (1952–1959)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy

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Stars: Jack Lescoulie, The June Taylor Dancers, Jackie Gleason, Art Carney

42. Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (1963–1967)

60 min | Adventure, Drama, Comedy

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Legendary entertainer Bob Hope hosted, and occasionally starred in, one of the last major anthology series on network TV. Both dramatic and comedy shows were presented, featuring many of ... See full summary »

Stars: Bob Hope, Jack Weston, Jack Kelly, Ricardo Montalban

43. Four Star Playhouse (1952–1956)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

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This show featured four rotating stars, Charles Boyer, David Niven, Ida Lupino and Dick Powell in individual episodes consisting of everything from comedy to drama.

Stars: David Niven, Dick Powell, Charles Boyer, Ida Lupino

44. Broadway: The American Musical (2004– )

360 min | Documentary, Music

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A six-part documentary about the Broadway musical

Stars: Julie Andrews, John Lahr, Stephen Sondheim, Philip Furia

45. Shower of Stars (1954–1958)

60 min | Family, Drama

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Stars: William Lundigan, Jack Benny, Art Gilmore, Red Skelton

46. Show-Business at War (1943)

17 min | Documentary, Short

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A multi-studio effort to show the newsreel audience the progress of the Hollywood war effort.

Director: Louis De Rochemont | Stars: Carole Lombard, Walt Disney, John Ford, Darryl F. Zanuck

47. The Dean Martin Comedy Hour (1965–1974)
Episode: 1968 Christmas Show (1968)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Music

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Stars: Dean Martin, Dom DeLuise, Bob Hope, Bob Newhart

48. The Hollywood Palace (1964–1970)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Family, Music

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Various guest hosts present a musical variety show.

Stars: Bing Crosby, Milton Berle, Jimmy Durante, Tim Conway

49. The Hollywood Revue of 1929 (1929)

130 min | Musical

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An all-star revue featuring MGM contract players.

Writers: Al Boasberg, Robert E. Hopkins | Director: Charles Reisner | Stars: Conrad Nagel, Jack Benny, John Gilbert, Norma Shearer

50. The Danny Kaye Show (1963–1967)

60 min | Comedy, Music

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Primary focus on the multi-talented Kaye - singing and dancing his way through comedy skits and monologues - assisted by semi-regular guests, singers, dancers and orchestra.

Stars: Danny Kaye, Harvey Korman, Joyce Van Patten, The Tony Charmoli Dancers