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Release Date:
16 January 1976 (USA) See more »
Long running variety show, featuring the brother-sister singing duo of Donny and Marie Osmond. The first... See more »
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 4 nominations See more »
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Donny Osmond ... Himself - Host / ... (63 episodes, 1976-1978)

Marie Osmond ... Herself - Host / ... (63 episodes, 1976-1978)

Series Directed by
Art Fisher (23 episodes, 1976-1978)
Perry Rosemond (19 episodes, 1976-1978)
Series Writing credits
Bruce Vilanch (22 episodes, 1976-1978)
Rod Warren (22 episodes, 1976-1978)
Bill Dana (20 episodes, 1976-1978)
Chet Dowling (20 episodes, 1976-1978)
Sandy Krinski (20 episodes, 1976-1978)
Bill Larkin (20 episodes, 1976-1978)
Steve Adams (19 episodes, 1976-1978)
Phil Hahn (19 episodes, 1976-1978)
Bruce Kirschbaum (19 episodes, 1976-1978)
Duncan Scott McGibbon (19 episodes, 1976-1978)
Franelle Silver (19 episodes, 1976-1978)
Aubrey Tadman (19 episodes, 1976-1978)
Mort Scharfman (4 episodes, 1976-1978)
Ed Hinder (3 episodes, 1977-1978)
Paul Pumpian (3 episodes, 1977-1978)
Harvey Weitzman (3 episodes, 1977-1978)
Arnie Kogen (2 episodes, 1976-1978)
Thomas C. Chapman (2 episodes, 1976)
April Kelly (2 episodes, 1976)

Series Produced by
Art Fisher .... producer (22 episodes, 1976-1978)
Raymond Katz .... executive producer (22 episodes, 1976-1978)
Arnie Kogen .... producer (21 episodes, 1976-1978)
Marty Krofft .... producer (21 episodes, 1976-1978)
Sid Krofft .... producer (21 episodes, 1976-1978)
Donny Osmond .... executive producer (21 episodes, 1976-1978)
Jay Osmond .... executive producer (21 episodes, 1976-1978)
Jimmy Osmond .... executive producer (21 episodes, 1976-1978)
Merrill Osmond .... executive producer (21 episodes, 1976-1978)
Tom Osmond .... executive producer (21 episodes, 1976-1978)
Wayne Osmond .... executive producer (21 episodes, 1976-1978)
Series Original Music by
Earl Brown (unknown episodes)
Series Film Editing by
Bill Breshears (2 episodes, 1976-1978)
Series Production Design by
Ed LaPorta (unknown episodes)
Series Art Direction by
Bill Bohnert (4 episodes, 1976-1978)
Series Set Decoration by
John Told (1 episode, 1976)

Arlene Alen (unknown episodes)
Series Costume Design by
Ret Turner (3 episodes, 1977-1978)
Bob Mackie (2 episodes, 1977)
Series Makeup Department
Carol Baumann .... assistant makeup artist (2 episodes, 1978)
Series Production Management
Jim Morey .... production executive (2 episodes, 1976-1978)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Rick Locke .... associate director (1 episode, 1976)
David Grossman .... associate director (1 episode, 1978)
Series Art Department
Calvin 'Cal' McWhorten .... construction coordinator (63 episodes, 1976-1978)
Edward 'Ed' McWhorten .... construction foreman (63 episodes, 1976-1978)
Edwin McCormick .... construction coordinator (9 episodes, 1976-1978)
Series Sound Department
Dean Okrand .... sound recordist (9 episodes, 1976-1978)
Kim Richards .... sound recordist (7 episodes, 1976-1978)
Series Special Effects by
G. Lynn Maughan .... special effects technician (27 episodes, 1977-1978)

Ken Speed .... special effects assistant (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Ran Ballard .... electrician (9 episodes, 1976)
Leard Davis .... lighting consultant / lighting designer (2 episodes, 1976-1978)

Steven Castaneda .... electrician / light operator: follow spot (unknown episodes)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sanford Slepak .... costume illustrator (1 episode, 1976)
Bob Mackie .... marie's gowns designed by (1 episode, 1978)
Series Music Department
Earl Brown .... special musical material (4 episodes, 1976-1978)
Tommy Wolf .... music supervisor (3 episodes, 1977-1978)
James Argiro .... vocal arranger (2 episodes, 1976)
Alf Clausen .... conductor / music arranged and conducted by (2 episodes, 1977-1978)
Claude Williamson .... conductor / music arranged and conducted by (2 episodes, 1977-1978)
Series Other crew
George Osmond .... production consultant (4 episodes, 1976-1978)
Susie Kain-Maddux .... assistant to producers (3 episodes, 1976-1978)
Jack DeLeon .... comedy consultant (3 episodes, 1977-1978)
Robert Paul .... ice choreographer (2 episodes, 1976-1978)
Sandy Prudden .... stage manager (2 episodes, 1976-1978)
Carl Jablonski .... choreographer (2 episodes, 1977-1978)
David Winters .... choreographer / musical production consultant (1 episode, 1976)

Charles Burch .... production coordinator (unknown episodes)

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Additional Details

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60 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Based on the initial success of the series, the Osmond family constructed a multi-million dollar TV studio facility in their hometown of Provo, Utah, and moved production of the series there for its final season. The move (along with changes to the show's format) proved unsuccessful and the series was soon cancelled.See more »
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9 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
NOT EVERYBODY hates this show! (Please puke in the bathroom.), 24 July 2005
Author: Manningmilt1 from United States

Call me a devil's advocate if you must, but I for one had the time of my life growing up watching this show. To me, the Osmonds were, are, and shall always be, the best entertainers on the planet. (I emphasize the word "entertainment" over "music" in this case.) So the music wasn't always the best. So the jokes were often lame. So "squeaky-clean" wasn't everybody's thing. THAT DOES NOT MEAN EVERYONE IN THE WORLD HATES THE SHOW! As far as my family and I were concerned, "squeaky clean" was in. We never had to worry about the show being offensive or risqué. Choosing "Donny & Marie" on weekends was a no-brainer. No matter how silly or over-the-top things got, it took us out of ourselves and made us forget our troubles for one hour every week. I don't recall any episode that failed to entertain us, particularly me. I enjoyed the humor, the songs, the guest stars, the Krofft puppets, even the cross-references to other period shows.

Compared to today's lame-brained comic fare, this series is truly a lost gem that deserves rediscovery. (As I recall, one night in 1993, Nick at Nite did air a New Year's Eve episode of the show, but they aired it only once. Maybe they thought no one was watching. They were wrong. I was.) If Nick at Nite, TV Land, or even Goodlife TV won't put it back on the air, at least put it out on DVD. I rank this show right up there with other classic variety shows like "Lawrence Welk,""Ed Sullivan," "Sha-Na-Na," "Carol Burnett & Friends," Flip Wilson," and "Tony Orlando & Dawn." (Believe it or not, "Sonny & Cher" never appealed much to me. Maybe it was the music, or Cher's outrageous choice of wardrobe. I don't know.)

Suffice to say, there's no point in adding to Donny's socio-phobia. Not everybody got the Captain Purple jokes. But you did good by my family. Take a bow! This show absolutely deserves more credit than it's been given. (If YOU don't like it, please go puke in the bathroom.)

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