The Garry Moore Show
is the name for several separate American variety series
on the 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 Don Adams
, George Gobel
, Carol Burnett
, Don Knotts
, Lee Goodman
, James Kirkwood, Jr.
and Jonathan Winters
. The Garry Moore Show
garnered a number of Emmy
nominations and wins.
The show originally started as a radio program; CBS eventually awarded Garry his own early evening television show in its place.
Original version (1950-1958)
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. In the fall of 1950 CBS rescheduled the show each weekday in the afternoon, and it ran in this format until mid-1958 (another prime-time edition, The Garry Moore Evening Show
, alternated with The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show
on Thursday nights from September through December 1951). The series featured a relaxed and flexible combination of comedy
, and interaction with the studio audience
. The show became an important commercial success for CBS.
Second version (1958-1964)
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.......