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1 February 1976 (USA) See more »
Cher and Sonny Bono starred in this quintessentially '70's TV comedy/variety show. Sonny and Cher's hit songs featured prominently on the show... See more »
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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. See more »
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Sonny Bono ... Himself - Co-Host / ... (33 episodes, 1976-1977)

Cher ... Herself - Co-Host (33 episodes, 1976-1977)
Jack L. Harrell ... Announcer / ... (33 episodes, 1976-1977)
Ted Zeigler ... Regular / ... (23 episodes, 1976-1977)

Series Directed by
Tim Kiley (32 episodes, 1976-1977)
Series Writing credits
Barry Adelman (33 episodes, 1976-1977)
Bob Arnott (33 episodes, 1976-1977)
John Aylesworth (33 episodes, 1976-1977)
Jeannine Burnier (33 episodes, 1976-1977)
Stuart Gillard (33 episodes, 1976-1977)
Phil Hahn (33 episodes, 1976-1977)
Coslough Johnson (33 episodes, 1976-1977)
Frank Peppiatt (33 episodes, 1976-1977)
Iris Rainer (33 episodes, 1976-1977)
Barry Silver (33 episodes, 1976-1977)

Series Produced by
Phil Hahn .... producer (33 episodes, 1976-1977)
Al Lowenstein .... associate producer (33 episodes, 1976-1977)
Frank Peppiatt .... producer (33 episodes, 1976-1977)
Nick Vanoff .... executive producer (33 episodes, 1976-1977)

John Aylesworth .... producer (unknown episodes)
Allan Blye .... producer (unknown episodes)
Series Film Editing by
Hal Collins (22 episodes, 1976-1977)

Marco Zappia (unknown episodes)
Series Art Direction by
Eugene McAvoy (33 episodes, 1976-1977)
Jim Tompkins (33 episodes, 1976-1977)
Thomas Meleck (2 episodes, 1977)
Series Set Decoration by
Donald J. Remacle (33 episodes, 1976-1977)
Series Costume Design by
Ret Turner (33 episodes, 1976-1977)
Bob Mackie (19 episodes, 1976-1977)
Series Makeup Department
Jeffrey Hamilton .... makeup artist (33 episodes, 1976-1977)
Rena Horten .... hair stylist: Cher (33 episodes, 1976-1977)
Series Production Management
Martin Vagts .... production supervisor (33 episodes, 1976-1977)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ron Cates .... associate director (22 episodes, 1976-1977)
Series Art Department
David L. Snyder .... assistant art director (1 episode, 1977)
Series Sound Department
Neal Weinstein .... audio (33 episodes, 1976-1977)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
John Beam .... lighting director (33 episodes, 1976-1977)
Gorm Erickson .... camera operator (33 episodes, 1976-1977)
Charles Guzzi .... camera operator (33 episodes, 1976-1977)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
James Lapidus .... wardrobe supervisor (33 episodes, 1976-1977)
Bob Mackie .... costume designer: Cher's gowns (33 episodes, 1976-1977)
Sanford Slepak .... costume illustrator (3 episodes, 1976-1977)
Series Music Department
Harold R. Battiste Jr. .... musical director / conductor (33 episodes, 1976-1977)
Earl Brown .... special musical material (33 episodes, 1976-1977)
Lenny La Croix .... music coordinator (33 episodes, 1976-1977)
Ira Rainer .... additional lyrics (33 episodes, 1976-1977)
James Argiro .... music coordinator / musician / ... (8 episodes, 1976-1977)
Series Other crew
Jaime Rogers .... choreographer (33 episodes, 1976-1977)
Carol Warrian .... assistant to the production (23 episodes, 1976-1977)
Steve Cunningham .... production coordinator (22 episodes, 1976-1977)
Judith Laurence .... production coordinator (22 episodes, 1976-1977)
Monica Nemec .... production assistant (22 episodes, 1976-1977)
Jim Rice .... stage manager (22 episodes, 1976-1977)
Sheila Stewart .... stage manager (22 episodes, 1976-1977)
Robin Westphall .... production assistant (22 episodes, 1976-1977)
Michael Podwal .... choreographer (16 episodes, 1976-1977)

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18 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Sonny and Cher return, 15 August 2004
Author: mkaiser-1 from United States

A year after The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour ended in 1974, Sonny and Cher were divorced and ready to move on. Sonny had his own variety show, as did Cher. Both shows failed. So, Cher approached Sonny about returning as a duo, on a professional basis only.

Sonny and Cher returned, but a lot had happened in 2 years. Cher had married rocker Gregg Allman, and was pregnant. However, Cher was now in the process of going through a divorce from Gregg. This new wrinkle in Cher's life was new fodder for the duo.

The Sonny and Cher Show was really not much different from the original Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour. Their daughter, Chastity, was sometimes featured in the skits, and at the end of the show. In fact, the funny, sometimes unscripted exchanges between the divorced couple were funnier, even though the meaning was different. Cher mentioned in her book "The First Time" that she did enjoy working with Sonny again. Unfortunately, fans were not ready to accept Sonny and Cher as divorced and still singing the same songs and doing funny skits. The show ended a year later.

Sonny and Cher would not appear together professionally for 10 years. In 1987, David Letterman invited them to reunite on his show. They agreed, but told the host they didn't want to sing. However, Dave, being Dave, put them on the spot and asked them to sing. They got up, and did "I've Got You Babe" for one last time.

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