Dick Clark was the weekly host. In the tradition of "The Ed Sullivan Show" singers, comedians and acrobats performing a wide variety of daredevil acts appeared on the show, which reportedly was broadcast live.

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1980  
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
John Aylesworth John Aylesworth ...  Himself - Announcer 11 episodes, 1980
Dick Clark ...  Himself - Host 11 episodes, 1980
Denise McKenna ...  Water Ballet Swimmer 11 episodes, 1980
Tina Roark Tina Roark ...  1980 Opening montage Showgirl 11 episodes, 1980
Donna Lynn Adrian Donna Lynn Adrian ...  Synchronized Swimmer 10 episodes, 1980
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A variety/comedy show patterned after the Ed Sullivan Show (from whence came the title "The Big Show"). Humourous skits and singing acts are featured. Written by Afterburner <aburner@erols.com>

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variety show | See All (1) »

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A Show So Big It Takes 90 Minutes to See It All

Genres:

Comedy | Music

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 March 1980 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

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Dick Clark Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

The show began as a highly acclaimed NBC variety series on radio in 1950, hosted by Tallulah Bankhead. The radio version followed much the same format at this television version, but was a much greater success, running two years. It was one of the last successful variety shows on radio. See more »

Connections

Featured in Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project (2007) See more »

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