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The Ed Sullivan Show (1955-71)
aka "Ed Sullivan hosts "Toast Of The Town" (1948-55)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Tom Alger
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive

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ED SULLIVAN hosts TOAST OF THE TOWN (1948-55)
THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW (1955-71)

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CBS Sundays (8:00-9:00pm Eastern) (live from New York)
Producers included: Jack Meegan, Ed Sullivan, Robert Precht,
Jack McGeehan, Marlo Lewis, Stu Erwin Jr, Ken Campbell
US Music Variety Series 1948-55 ("Toast of the Town") (seasons 1-7)
1955-71 ("The Ed Sullivan Show") (seasons 8-23)
Hosted by Ed Sullivan
Announcer: Ralph Paul  / Orchestra: Ray Bloch /  The Hugh Lambert Dancers / The Gae Foster Toastettes Chorus Line
Jim Henson's Muppets

Ed Sullivan hosts "Toast Of The Town" (season 1) (CBS) (1948-1949)
Ed Sullivan hosts "Toast Of The Town" (season 2) (CBS) (1949-1950)
Ed Sullivan hosts "Toast Of The Town" (season 3) (CBS) (1950-1951)
Ed Sullivan hosts "Toast Of The Town" (season 4) (CBS) (1951-1952)
Ed Sullivan hosts "Toast Of The Town" (season 5) (CBS) (1952-1953)
Ed Sullivan hosts "Toast Of The Town" (season 6) (CBS) (1953-1954)
Ed Sullivan hosts "Toast Of The Town" (season 7) (CBS) (1954-1955)

The Ed Sullivan Show (season  8) (CBS) (1955-1956)
The Ed Sullivan Show (season  9) (CBS) (1956-1957)

The Ed Sullivan Show (season 10) (CBS) (1957-1958)

The Ed Sullivan Show (season 11) (CBS) (1958-1959)
The Ed Sullivan Show (season 12) (CBS) (1959-1960)  (Updated March 2013)[TA]
The Ed Sullivan Show (season 13) (CBS) (1960-1961) (Updated Aug 2012) [TA]
The Ed Sullivan Show (season 14) (CBS) (1961-1962) (Updated July 2012) [TA]
The Ed Sullivan Show (season 15) (CBS) (1962-1963) (Updated July 2013) [TA]
The Ed Sullivan Show (season 16) (CBS) (1963-1964)  (Updated Dec 2013) [TA]
The Ed Sullivan Show (season 17) (CBS) (1964-1965) (Updated Dec 2013) [TA]
The Ed Sullivan Show (season 18) (CBS) (1965-1966) (Color)  (Updated Jan 2014) [TA]
The Ed Sullivan Show (season 19) (CBS) (1966-1967) (Color) (Updated Jan 2014) [TA]
The Ed Sullivan Show (season 20) (CBS) (1967-1968) (Color) (Updated Jan 2014) [TA]
The Ed Sullivan Show (season 21) (CBS) (1968-1969) (Color) (Updated Jan 2014) [TA]
The Ed Sullivan Show (season 22) (CBS) (1969-1970)  (Color) (Updated Jan 2014) [TA]
The Ed Sullivan Show (season 23) (CBS) (1970-1971)  (Color) (Updated Jan 2014) [TA]

A total of 1,061 first-run episodes of "Toast of the Town"/"Ed Sullivan Show" were broadcast from 1948-71.

429 - 60-minute B&W "Toast of the Town" shows (from 20Jun1948 - 18Sep1955)
1 - 60-minute color "Toast of the Town" shows (22-Aug-1954 survives as a B&W kinescope)
409 - 60-minute B&W "Ed Sullivan" episodes (from 25Sep1955 through 12Sep1965)
3 - 90-minute B&W "Ed Sullivan" episodes (20-Sep-1959, 27-Sep-1959 & 23-June-1963)
218 - 60-minute color "Ed Sullivan" episodes (19Sep1965 - 30May1971)
1 - 90-minute color "Ed Sullivan" episode (05-May-1968)

CBS also aired around 111 repeats (from 1959-71).

Of these 111, there were at least 8 instances where new performances were edited into repeats:
13.07 [639] 20-Nov-1960 (Peter Palmer/The Wazzan Troupe/Necker's Dalmatians added to 27-Aug-1961 repeat)
13.19 [651] 19-Feb-1961 (Lisa Carroll added to 06-Aug-1961 repeat)
13.30 [662] 07-May-1961 (Amazing Mr. Ballantine/Elkin Sisters added to 19-Aug-61 repeat)
16.10 [769] 08-Dec-1963 (film of Burt Lancaster on the set of "The Train" added to 30-Aug-1964 repeat).
18.04 [845] 03-Oct-1965 (Hendra & Ullett/The Swingles added to 07-Aug-1966 repeat).
18.20 [861] 30-Jan-1966 (Simon and Garfunkel "I Am A Rock" added to 17-July-1966 repeat).
18.34 [875] 08-May-1966 (The Black Sheep "Slow Down" added to 21-Aug-1966 repeat).
20.13 [934] 03-Dec-1967 (The Blue Comets added to 04-Aug-1968 repeat).

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