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The Jimmie Rodgers Show (1959 & 1969)
 Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Rina Fox
references:
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Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive

 
NBC Tuesdays (31Mar59-8Sep59) (30 min)
CBS Monday 10:00-11:00pm Eastern (16Jun69-1Sep69) (60 min)

Hosted by Jimmie Rodgers

Country and Western singer Jimmie Rodgers starred in two music variety series, the first in 1959 was a half-hour
series for NBC. The second in 1969 was an hour-long series for CBS.

Jimmie Rodgers had many hit records in the US pop charts including:
"Honeycomb" (1957)
"Kisses Sweeter Than Wine" (1957)
"Oh-Oh, I'm Falling In Love Again" (1958)
"Secretly"/ "Make Me A Miracle" (1958)
"Are You Really Mine" (1958)
and in the UK Pop Charts:
"English Country Garden" (1962)

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NBC Tuesdays (31Mar59-8Sep59) (30 min)
Produced by Bob Claver
US Music Variety series 1959 21 episodes x 30 min
Hosted by by Jimmie Rodgers
Regulars:
Connie Francis
The Kirby Stone Four
The Clay Warnick Singers
Buddy Morrow and his Orchestra


[01] The Jimmie Rodgers Show
31Mar1959 NBC Tue
regulars
Connie Francis
The Kirby Stone Four
Buddy Morrow and his Orchestra
Highlights:
Jimmie sings a medley of "Honeycomb", "Kisses Sweeter Than Wine" and "Oh, Oh I'm Falling In Love Again". [RF]

[02] The Jimmie Rodgers Show
07Apr1959 NBC Tue
regulars
Connie Francis
The Kirby Stone Four
Buddy Morrow and his Orchestra

[03] The Jimmie Rodgers Show
14Apr1959 NBC Tue
regulars
Connie Francis
The Kirby Stone Four
Buddy Morrow and his Orchestra

[04] The Jimmie Rodgers Show
21Apr1959 NBC Tue
regulars
Connie Francis
The Kirby Stone Four
Buddy Morrow and his Orchestra
Highlights:
A medley of songs from "Finian's Rainbow".

[05] The Jimmie Rodgers Show
28Apr1959 NBC Tue
regulars
Connie Francis
The Kirby Stone Four
Buddy Morrow and his Orchestra
Highlights:
A medley of songs from the musical comedy "Anything Goes".

[06] The Jimmie Rodgers Show
05May1959 NBC Tue
regulars
Connie Francis
The Kirby Stone Four
A medley of songs from "Annie Get Your Gun".

[07] The Jimmie Rodgers Show
12May1959 NBC Tue
guests
Les Paul and Mary Ford

[08] The Jimmie Rodgers Show
19May1959 NBC Tue
regulars
Connie Francis
The Kirby Stone Four
Songs from "South Pacific".

[09] The Jimmie Rodgers Show
26May1959
regulars
Connie Francis
The Kirby Stone Four
Jimmie sings "Ring-a-Ling-a and "Honeycomb."

[10] The Jimmie Rodgers Show
02Jun1959 NBC Tue
regular
Connie Francis
guests
The Mills Brothers
Buddy Morrow and his Orchestra
Jimmie sings "Honeycomb".

[11] The Jimmie Rodgers Show
09Jun1959 NBC Tue
guests
The Goofers

[12] The Jimmie Rodgers Show
16Jun59 NBC Tue
guests
Johnny Pulco and the Harmonica Rascals

[13] The Jimmie Rodgers Show
23Jun59 NBC Tue
guests
The Dukes of Dixieland

[14] The Jimmie Rodgers Show
30Jun59 NBC Tue
guests
Carmel Quinn
The Four Aces

[15] The Jimmie Rodgers Show
07Jul59 NBC Tue
guests
The Andrews Sisters
Leo de Lyon

[16] The Jimmie Rodgers Show
14Jul59 NBC Tue
guests
Jill Corey
The Kingston Trio


[17] The Jimmie Rodgers Show
21Jul59 NBC Tue
guests
Joni James
Robert Maxwell

[18] The Jimmie Rodgers Show
28Jul59 NBC Tue
guests
Anita Bryant
The Hi Los


[19] The Jimmie Rodgers Show
04Aug59 NBC Tue
guests
The Lennon Sisters
Comedian Roger Ray

[20] The Jimmie Rodgers Show
11Aug59 NBC Tue
guests
Tony Bennett
Carol Hughes
The Brothers Four


[21] The Jimmie Rodgers Show
18Aug59 NBC Tue
guests
Molly Bee
The Treniers

dancer Bobby Brandt
Harry Reser and His Banjo Quartet

[--] The Jimmie Rodgers Show
25Aug59 NBC Tue
pre-empted for Havana news special.

The Jimmie Rodgers Show (1969)
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CBS Monday 10:00-11:00pm Eastern (16Jun69-1Sep69) (60 min)
Produced by Joe Hamilton
Summer Replacement for "The Carol Burnett Show"
US Music Variety series 1969 10 episodes x 60 min
Hosted by by Jimmie Rodgers
Regulars:
Vicki Lawrence (also a regular on "The Carol Burnett Show")
Lyle Waggoner (also a regular on "The Carol Burnett Show")
Don Crichton
Bill Fanning
Nancy Austin
The Burgundy Street Singers
The Frank Comstock Orchestra


Country and Western singer Jimmie Rodgers returned to television again in 1969 with his own hour-long Summer
Music Variety series.

[01] The Jimmie Rodgers Show
16Jun1969 CBS Mon
guests
Wally Cox
Smokey Robinson and The Miracles


[02] The Jimmie Rodgers Show
23Jun1969 CBS Mon
guests
Shari Lewis
Stu Gilliam


[03] The Jimmie Rodgers Show
30Jun1969 CBS Mon
guests
Kaye Stevens

[04] The Jimmie Rodgers Show
07Jul1969 CBS Mon
also starring regulars:
Lyle Waggoner
Vicki Lawrence
Nancy Austin
Bill Fanning

[05] The Jimmie Rodgers Show
14Jul1969 CBS Mon
guests
Jane Powell
George Carlin

[06] The Jimmie Rodgers Show
21Jul1969 CBS Mon
guests
Eddie Fisher
soul singer Dorothy Morrison
Highlights:
Jimmie sings "Tomorrow Mountain", "Water Boy" and "Cycles".
Jimmie and Eddie duet on "My Way".
Jimmie does a production number with Eddie "Ramblin' Gamblin' Man".
Eddie sings "I've Gotta Be Me".
Dorothy sings "Oh, Happy Day".

[--] The Jimmie Rodgers Show
28Jul1969
pre-empted for CBS Special.

[07] The Jimmie Rodgers Show
04Aug1969 CBS Mon
also starring
Lyle Waggoner
Don Crichton
Vicki Lawrence
Nancy Austin
Bill Fanning
and the Burgundy Street Singers
Guests:
The Everly Brothers
comedian Joey Villa
Jimmie joins the Everly Brothers for "Less of Me", a Glen Campbell composition.
Sketches:
A spoof of sports-crazy America; a salute to the Everly's home town of Brownie, Ky., a look at economy flights and
overground movies, (fun on Malibu Beach).
Musical Highlights:
The Everly Brothers perform "Price of Love"
Jimmie performs "Lovers Such as I", "Somewhere" and "Without A Song".
Vicki sings, "Son of a Preacher Man".
The Burgundy Street Singers perform "Carolina On My Mind".
Jimmie and the Everly Brothers sing a Glen Campbell composition "Less of Me". [RF]

[08] The Jimmie Rodgers Show
11Aug1969 CBS Mon
Guests:
pianist Roger Williams
comedian Scoey Mitchell
regualars: Don Crichton and Vlckl Lawrence.
Highlights:
Roger Williams performs "Mini Minuet" solo and plays the "Romeo and Juliet Theme" for a dance by
Don Crichton and Vlckl Lawrence.
Scoey Mitchell does a comedy monologue and joins the cast in blackouts showing "America Is Pet Happy." [RF]

[09] The Jimmie Rodgers Show
18Aug1969 CBS Mon
also starring
Vicki Lawrence
Lyle Waggoner
Nancy Austin
Bill Fanning
Don Crichton
and The Burgundy Street Singers
Frank Comstock conducts.
Guests:
Joanie Sommers
Skiles and Henderson
Sketches:
Blackouts depict America on the move and a spoof of Niagara Falls honeymoon reputation and also part of a salute
to Joanie's home town of Buffalo. [RF]
Musical Highlights:
Joanie sings, "You Made Me So Very Happy"
Jimmie & Joanie duet on "Mountain Greenery".
Jimmie performs, "My Grandfather's Clock", "Loch Lomond", "The Place That I Call Home", "The Other Man's Grass is
Always Greener" and "I Got Plenty o' Nuttin'".
Singer Joanie Sommers and the comedy team of Bill Skiles and Pete Henderson join Jimmie for an hour of music and comedy.
Rodgers sings a medley of "Let Me Sing and I'm Happy," "The Other Man's Grass Is Always Greener" and "I've Got Plenty of Nothing." [RF]

[10] The Jimmie Rodgers Show
25Aug1969 CBS Mon
Guests:
singer-composer Bobby Russell (wrote "Honey" and "Little Green Apples")
comedian Scoey Mitchell
Highlights:
The cast salutes Nashville, Tenn., Russell's hometown. Rodgers presents a medley of his hit recordings
"Bim Bom Bay," "Oh, Oh," "Are Your Really Mine?" "Secretly" and "Honeycomb."
One hour of music and comedy with pianist Roger Williams and comedian Scoey Mitchell as guests.
Rodgers sings "Dese Bones Gonna Rise Again," "The Wreck of the John D," and one of his own compositions "If I Were
The Man." [RF]

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