CTVA US Music Variety - "Chance of a Lifetime" (DuMont-ABC)(1952-56)

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Chance of a Lifetime (1952-56)
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 Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive [Uploaded Sep 2017]
with contributions by: Rina Fox
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive / Writers Guild of America (wga)

New York Times, Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Syracuse Herald

 
Robert Jennings Productions
for DuMont then ABC
WJZ-TV New York / Thursdays 8:30-9pm

US Talent Show series 1952-1956 (08-May-1952 to 23-Jun-1956)

Host John Reed King (06Sep50 to Spring of 52) DuMont (Wed 7:30pm)
Host Dennis James (08May52 to 20Aug53) ABC (Thur 8:30)
Host Dennis James (11Sep53 to 17Jun55) DuMont (Fri 10pm)
Host Dennis James (03Jul55 to 23Jun56) ABC (Sun 9pm)

Announcer Ken Roberts

Premise: Talent show

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1TyzHZwTAc
https://archive.org/details/chanceOfALifetime1956

############# Chance of a Lifetime ###########
############## Season 0 1950-52 ##############
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Host John Reed King (06Sep50 to Spring of 52) DuMont (Wed 7:30pm)

############# Chance of a Lifetime ###########
############## Season 1 1952-53 ##############
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Host Dennis James (08May52 to 20Aug53) ABC (Thur 8:30)

[01] Chance of a Lifetime [Premiere on ABC]
08May1952
Host Dennis James
Guest
Denise Darcel

[02] Chance of a Lifetime
15May1952
Host Dennis James
Guest
Toni Arden

[03] Chance of a Lifetime
22May1952
Host Dennis James
Guest
Morton Downey Jr.

[04] Chance of a Lifetime
29May1952
Host Dennis James
Guest
Ginny Simms

[05] Chance of a Lifetime
05Jun1952
Host Dennis James
Guest
The Four Aces

[06] Chance of a Lifetime
12Jun1952
Host Dennis James
Guest

[07] Chance of a Lifetime
19Jun1952
Host Dennis James
Guest
Patricia Morison

[08] Chance of a Lifetime
26Jun1952
Host Dennis James
Guest
Alan Dale

[09] Chance of a Lifetime
03Jul1952
Host Dennis James
Guest
Toni Arden

[10] Chance of a Lifetime
10Jul1952
Host Dennis James
Guest
Duke Ellington

[11] Chance of a Lifetime
17Jul1952
Host Dennis James
Guest
Connie Haines

[12] Chance of a Lifetime
24Jul1952
Host Dennis James
Guest
Kitty Kallen

[13] Chance of a Lifetime
31Jul1952
Host Dennis James
Guest
Mel Torme

[14] Chance of a Lifetime
07Aug1952
Host Dennis James
Guest
Mel Torme

[15] Chance of a Lifetime
14Aug1952
Host Dennis James
Guest
Sarah Vaughan

[16] Chance of a Lifetime
21Aug1952
Host Dennis James
Guest

[17] Chance of a Lifetime
28Aug1952
Host Dennis James
Guest

[18] Chance of a Lifetime
04Sep1952 Thurs WJZ (now 8:30pm)
Host Dennis James
Guest
Johnny Johnston

[19] Chance of a Lifetime
11Sep1952
Host Dennis James
Guest
Fran Warren

[20] Chance of a Lifetime
18Sep1952
Host Dennis James
Guest
DeMarco Sisters

[21] Chance of a Lifetime
25Sep1952
Host Dennis James
Guest
Duke Ellington

[22] Chance of a Lifetime
02Oct1952
Host Dennis James
Guest
Florian Zabach

[23] Chance of a Lifetime
09Oct1952
Host Dennis James
Guest
Louis Prima

[24] Chance of a Lifetime
16Oct1952
Host Dennis James
Guest

[25] Chance of a Lifetime
23Oct1952
Host Dennis James
Guest
Eddie Bracken

[26] Chance of a Lifetime
30Oct1952
Host Dennis James
Guest
Ink Spots

[27] Chance of a Lifetime
06Nov1952
Host Dennis James
Guest
Ink Spots

[28] Chance of a Lifetime
13Nov1952
Host Dennis James
Guest
Margaret Phelan

[29] Chance of a Lifetime
20Nov1952
Host Dennis James
Guest
Tony Bennett

[30] Chance of a Lifetime
27Nov1952
Host Dennis James
Guest
Al Martino

[31] Chance of a Lifetime
04Dec1952
Host Dennis James
Guest

[32] Chance of a Lifetime
11Dec1952
Host Dennis James
Guest
Les Paul and Mary Ford

[33] Chance of a Lifetime
18Dec1952
Host Dennis James
Guest
Nat King Cole

[34] Chance of a Lifetime
25Dec1952
Host Dennis James
Guest
Mindy Carson

[35] Chance of a Lifetime
01Jan1953
Host Dennis James
Guest
Pat Rooney

[36] Chance of a Lifetime
08Jan1953
Host Dennis James
Guest
Don Cornell

[37] Chance of a Lifetime
15Jan1953
Host Dennis James
Guest
Mimi Benzell

[38] Chance of a Lifetime
22Jan1953
Host Dennis James
Guest
Hoagy Carmichael

[39] Chance of a Lifetime
29Jan1953
Host Dennis James
Guest

[40] Chance of a Lifetime
05Feb1953
Host Dennis James
Guest
Carol Bruce

[41] Chance of a Lifetime
12Feb1953
Host Dennis James
Guest
Connie Boswell

[42] Chance of a Lifetime
19Feb1953
Host Dennis James
Guest
Dick Haymes

[43] Chance of a Lifetime
26Feb1953
Host Dennis James
Guest
Jan August

[44] Chance of a Lifetime
05Mar1953
Host Dennis James
Guest
Constance Moore

[45] Chance of a Lifetime
12Mar1953
Host Dennis James
Guest
Jean Sablon

[46] Chance of a Lifetime
19Mar1953
Host Dennis James
Guest
Eddie Fisher

[47] Chance of a Lifetime
26Mar1953
Host Dennis James
Guest

[48] Chance of a Lifetime
02Apr1953
Host Dennis James
Guest
Dorothy Sarnoff

[49] Chance of a Lifetime
09Apr1953
Host Dennis James
Guest
Georgie Price

[50] Chance of a Lifetime
16Apr1953
Host Dennis James
Guest
Tex Beneke

[51] Chance of a Lifetime
23Apr1953
Host Dennis James
Guest
Nanette Fabray

[52] Chance of a Lifetime
30Apr1953
Host Dennis James
Guest

[53] Chance of a Lifetime
07May1953
Host Dennis James
Guest
Herb Shriner

[54] Chance of a Lifetime
14May1953
Host Dennis James
Guest
Johnny Desmond

[55] Chance of a Lifetime
21May1953
Host Dennis James
Guest
The Four Aces

[56] Chance of a Lifetime
28May1953
Host Dennis James
Guest

[57] Chance of a Lifetime
04Jun1953
Host Dennis James
Guest
Harry James

[58] Chance of a Lifetime
11Jun1953
Host Dennis James
Guest
Helen Gallagher

[59] Chance of a Lifetime
18Jun1953
Host Dennis James
Guest
Joe Howard

[60] Chance of a Lifetime
25Jun1953
Host Dennis James
Guest

[61] Chance of a Lifetime
02Jul1953
Host Dennis James
Guest
Sheila Bond

[62] Chance of a Lifetime
09Jul1953
Host Dennis James
Guests
Bambi Lynn
and Rod Alexander

[63] Chance of a Lifetime
16Jul1953
Host Dennis James
Guest
Gus Van

[64] Chance of a Lifetime
23Jul1953
Host Dennis James
Guests
Jimmy Nelson
and Danny O'Day

[65] Chance of a Lifetime
30Jul1953
Host Dennis James
Guest
Edie Adams (as Edith Adams)

[66] Chance of a Lifetime
06Aug1953
Host Dennis James
Guest
John McCracken

[67] Chance of a Lifetime
13Aug1953
Host Dennis James
Guest
Billy Williams Quartet

[68] Chance of a Lifetime
20Aug1953
Host Dennis James
Guest

#### Chance of a Lifetime ####
##### Season 2 1953-54 #####
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DuMont Fridays 10-10:30 Host John Reed King

 2.01 [69] Chance of a Lifetime
11Sep1953 NYT [Premiere]
Host John Reed King

2.02 [70] Chance of a Lifetime
18Sep1953 NYT
Host John Reed King

2.03 [71] Chance of a Lifetime
25Sep1953 NYT
Host John Reed King

2.04 [72] Chance of a Lifetime
02Oct1953 NYT
Host John Reed King

2.05 [73] Chance of a Lifetime
09Oct1953 NYT
Host John Reed King

2.06 [74] Chance of a Lifetime
16Oct1953 NYT
Host John Reed King

2.07 [75] Chance of a Lifetime
23Oct1953 NYT
Host John Reed King

2.08 [76] Chance of a Lifetime
30Oct1953 NYT
Host John Reed King

2.09 [77] Chance of a Lifetime
06Nov1953 NYT
Host John Reed King

2.10 [78] Chance of a Lifetime
13Nov1953 NYT
Host John Reed King

2.11 [79] Chance of a Lifetime
20Nov1953 NYT
Host John Reed King

2.12 [80] Chance of a Lifetime
27Nov1953 NYT
Host John Reed King

2.13 [81] Chance of a Lifetime
04Dec1953 NYT
Host John Reed King

2.14 [82] Chance of a Lifetime
11Dec1953 NYT
Host John Reed King

2.15 [83] Chance of a Lifetime
18Dec1953 NYT
Host John Reed King

2.16 [84] Chance of a Lifetime
25Dec1953 NYT
Host John Reed King

2.17 [85] Chance of a Lifetime
01Jan1954 NYT
Host John Reed King

2.18 [86] Chance of a Lifetime
08Jan1954 NYT
Host John Reed King
Guest
Diahann Carroll

2.19 [87] Chance of a Lifetime
15Jan1954 NYT
Host John Reed King

2.20 [88] Chance of a Lifetime
22Jan1954 NYT
Host John Reed King

2.21 [89] Chance of a Lifetime
29Jan1954 NYT
Host John Reed King

2.22 [90] Chance of a Lifetime
05Feb1954 NYT
Host John Reed King

2.23 [91] Chance of a Lifetime
12Feb1954 NYT
Host John Reed King

2.24 [92] Chance of a Lifetime
19Feb1954 NYT
Host Herb Shriner

2.25 [93] Chance of a Lifetime
26Feb1954 NYT
Host John Reed King

2.26 [94] Chance of a Lifetime
05Mar1954 NYT
Host John Reed King

2.27 [95] Chance of a Lifetime
12Mar1954 NYT
Host John Reed King

2.28 [96] Chance of a Lifetime
19Mar1954 NYT
Host John Reed King

2.29 [97] Chance of a Lifetime
26Mar1954 NYT
Host John Reed King

2.30 [98] Chance of a Lifetime
02Apr1954 NYT
Host John Reed King

2.31 [99] Chance of a Lifetime
09Apr1954 NYT
Host John Reed King

2.32 [100] Chance of a Lifetime
16Apr1954 NYT
Host John Reed King

2.33 [101] Chance of a Lifetime
23Apr1954 NYT
Host John Reed King

2.34 [102] Chance of a Lifetime
30Apr1954 NYT
Host John Reed King

2.35 [103] Chance of a Lifetime
07May1954 NYT
Host John Reed King

2.36 [104] Chance of a Lifetime
14May1954 NYT
Host John Reed King

2.37 [105] Chance of a Lifetime
21May1954 NYT
Host John Reed King

2.38 [106] Chance of a Lifetime
28May1954 NYT
Host John Reed King

2.39 [107] Chance of a Lifetime
04Jun1954 NYT
Host John Reed King

2.40 [108] Chance of a Lifetime
11Jun1954 NYT
Host John Reed King

2.41 [109] Chance of a Lifetime
18Jun1954 NYT
Host John Reed King

2.42 [110] Chance of a Lifetime
25Jun1954 NYT
Host John Reed King

2.43 [111] Chance of a Lifetime
02Jul1954 NYT
Host John Reed King

2.44 [112] Chance of a Lifetime
09Jul1954 NYT
Host John Reed King

2.45 [113] Chance of a Lifetime
16Jul1954 NYT
Host John Reed King

2.46 [114] Chance of a Lifetime
23Jul1954 NYT
Host John Reed King

2.47 [115] Chance of a Lifetime
30Jul1954 NYT
Host John Reed King

2.48 [116] Chance of a Lifetime
06Aug1954 NYT
Host John Reed King

2.49 [117] Chance of a Lifetime
13Aug1954 NYT
Host John Reed King

2.50 [118] Chance of a Lifetime
20Aug1954 NYT
Host Dennis James

2.51 [119] Chance of a Lifetime
27Aug1954 NYT
Host Dennis James

#### Chance of a Lifetime ####
##### Season 3 1954-55 #####
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DuMont Fridays 10-10:30 Host Dennis James

3.01 [120] Chance of a Lifetime
03Sep1954 NYT
Host Dennis James

3.02 [121] Chance of a Lifetime
10Sep1954 NYT
Host Dennis James

3.03 [122] Chance of a Lifetime
17Sep1954 NYT
Host Dennis James

3.04 [123] Chance of a Lifetime
24Sep1954 NYT
Host Dennis James

3.05 [124] Chance of a Lifetime
01Oct1954 NYT
Host Dennis James

3.06 [125] Chance of a Lifetime
08Oct1954 NYT
Host Dennis James

3.07 [126] Chance of a Lifetime
15Oct1954 NYT
Host Dennis James

3.08 [127] Chance of a Lifetime
22Oct1954 NYT
Host Dennis James

3.09 [128] Chance of a Lifetime
29Oct1954 NYT
Host Dennis James

3.10 [129] Chance of a Lifetime
05Nov1954 NYT
Host Dennis James

3.11 [130] Chance of a Lifetime
12Nov1954 NYT
Host Dennis James

3.12 [131] Chance of a Lifetime
19Nov1954 NYT
Host Dennis James

3.13 [132] Chance of a Lifetime
26Nov1954 NYT
Host Dennis James

3.14 [133] Chance of a Lifetime
03Dec1954 NYT
Host Dennis James

3.15 [134] Chance of a Lifetime
10Dec1954 NYT
Host Dennis James

3.16 [135] Chance of a Lifetime
17Dec1954 NYT
Host Dennis James

3.17 [136] Chance of a Lifetime
24Dec1954 NYT
Host Dennis James

3.18 [137] Chance of a Lifetime
31Dec1954 NYT
Host Dennis James

3.19 [138] Chance of a Lifetime
07Jan1955 NYT
Host Dennis James

3.20 [139] Chance of a Lifetime
14Jan1955 NYT
Host Dennis James

3.21 [140] Chance of a Lifetime
21Jan1955 NYT
Host Dennis James

3.22 [141] Chance of a Lifetime
28Jan1955 NYT
Host Dennis James

3.23 [142] Chance of a Lifetime
04Feb1955 NYT
Host Dennis James

3.24 [143] Chance of a Lifetime
11Feb1955 NYT
Host Dennis James

3.25 [144] Chance of a Lifetime
18Feb1955 NYT
Host Dennis James

3.26 [145] Chance of a Lifetime
25Feb1955 NYT
Host Dennis James

3.27 [146] Chance of a Lifetime
04Mar1955 NYT
Host Dennis James

3.28 [147] Chance of a Lifetime
11Mar1955 NYT
Host Dennis James

3.29 [148] Chance of a Lifetime
18Mar1955 NYT
Host Dennis James

3.30 [149] Chance of a Lifetime
25Mar1955 NYT
Host Dennis James

3.31 [150] Chance of a Lifetime
01Apr1955 NYT
Host Dennis James

3.32 [151] Chance of a Lifetime
08Apr1955 NYT
Host Dennis James

3.33 [152] Chance of a Lifetime
15Apr1955 NYT
Host Dennis James

3.34 [153] Chance of a Lifetime
22Apr1955 NYT
Host Dennis James

3.35 [154] Chance of a Lifetime
29Apr1955 NYT
Host Dennis James

3.36 [155] Chance of a Lifetime
06May1955 NYT
Host Dennis James

3.37 [156] Chance of a Lifetime
13May1955 NYT
Host Dennis James

3.38 [157] Chance of a Lifetime
20May1955 NYT
Host Dennis James

3.39 [158] Chance of a Lifetime
27May1955 NYT
Host Dennis James

3.40 [159] Chance of a Lifetime
03Jun1955 NYT
Host Dennis James

3.41 [160] Chance of a Lifetime
10Jun1955 NYT
Host Dennis James

3.42 [161] Chance of a Lifetime
17Jun1955 NYT
Host Dennis James

3.43 [162] Chance of a Lifetime
24Jun1955 NYT Fri 10pm
Host Dennis James

#### Chance of a Lifetime ####
##### Season 4 1955-56 #####
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ABC Sun 9pm Host Dennis James

4.01 [163] Chance of a Lifetime
03Jul1955 ABC Sun 9pm
Host Dennis James

4.02 [164] Chance of a Lifetime
10Jul1955 ABC Sun 9pm
Host Dennis James

4.03 [165] Chance of a Lifetime
17Jul1955 ABC Sun 9pm
Host Dennis James

4.04 [166] Chance of a Lifetime
24Jul1955 ABC Sun 8pm
Host Dennis James

4.05 [167] Chance of a Lifetime
31Jul1955 ABC Sun 9pm
Host Dennis James

4.06 [168] Chance of a Lifetime
07Aug1955 ABC Sun 9pm
Host Dennis James

4.07 [169] Chance of a Lifetime
14Aug1955 ABC Sun 9pm
Host Dennis James

4.08 [170] Chance of a Lifetime
21Aug1955 ABC Sun 9pm
Host Dennis James

4.09 [171] Chance of a Lifetime
28Aug1955 ABC Sun 9pm
Host Dennis James

4.10 [172] Chance of a Lifetime
04Sep1955 ABC Sun 9pm
Host Dennis James

4.11 [173] Chance of a Lifetime
11Sep1955 ABC Sun 9pm
Host Dennis James

4.12 [174] Chance of a Lifetime
18Sep1955 ABC Sun 9pm
Host Dennis James

4.13 [175] Chance of a Lifetime
25Sep1955 ABC Sun 9pm
Host Dennis James

4.14 [176] Chance of a Lifetime
02Oct1955 ABC Sun 9pm
Host Dennis James

4.15 [177] Chance of a Lifetime
09Oct1955 ABC Sun 9pm
Host Dennis James

4.16 [178] Chance of a Lifetime
16Oct1955 ABC Sun 9pm
Host Dennis James

4.17 [179] Chance of a Lifetime
23Oct1955 ABC Sun 9pm
Host Dennis James

4.18 [180] Chance of a Lifetime
30Oct1955 ABC Sun 9pm
Host Dennis James

4.19 [181] Chance of a Lifetime
06Nov1955 ABC Sun 9pm
Host Dennis James

4.20 [182] Chance of a Lifetime
13Nov1955 ABC Sun 9pm
Host Dennis James

4.21 [183] Chance of a Lifetime
20Nov1955 ABC Sun 9pm
Host Dennis James

4.22 [184] Chance of a Lifetime
27Nov1955 ABC Sun 9pm
Host Dennis James

4.23 [185] Chance of a Lifetime
04Dec1955 ABC Sun 9pm
Host Dennis James

4.24 [186] Chance of a Lifetime
11Dec1955 ABC Sun 9pm
Host Dennis James

4.25 [187] Chance of a Lifetime
18Dec1955 ABC Sun 9pm
Host Dennis James

4.26 [188] Chance of a Lifetime
25Dec1955 ABC Sun 9pm
Host Dennis James

4.27 [189] Chance of a Lifetime
01Jan1956 ABC Sun 9pm
Host Dennis James

4.28 [190] Chance of a Lifetime
08Jan1956 ABC Sun 9pm
Host Dennis James

4.29 [191] Chance of a Lifetime
15Jan1956 ABC Sun 9pm
Host Dennis James

4.30 [192] Chance of a Lifetime
22Jan1956 ABC Sun 9pm
Host Dennis James

4.31 [193] Chance of a Lifetime
29Jan1956 ABC Sun 9pm
Host Dennis James

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4.xx [xxx] Chance of a Lifetime [Final Episode]
23-Jun-1956 ABC Sun 9pm
Host Dennis James
 

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