CTVA US Music Variety - "The Martha Raye Show" (NBC)(1954-56)

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The Milton Berle Show (NBC)(1948-59)(1966-67) 
The Bob Hope Show (NBC)(1950-75) Music Variety Series & Specials hosted by Bob Hope
4 Star Revue (NBC Wednesdays) (1950-51)  -  All-Star Revue (NBC Saturdays)(1951-53)
The Martha Raye Show (NBC)(1954-56) hosted by Martha Raye
The Martha Raye Show (1954-56)
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NBC Production
Produced by Norman Lear, Ed Simmons, Karl Hoffberg
Writer: Billy Friedberg
Director: Nat Hiken and Billy Friedberg

US Music Variety Comedy series 1954-56 ( 20-Mar-1954 to 29-May-1956)

Hosted by Martha Raye
Regular: Rocky Graziano

In 1951 Comedienne Martha Raye become occasional host of  "All-Star Revue" (NBC Saturdays)

3.09 [24] The Martha Raye Show [verified on film]
06Mar1956 NBC Tue

######All-Star Revue / The Martha Raye Show ########
############### season 1953-54 ###############
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NBC Saturdays 9:00-10:30pm Eastern (90 min)
Monthly replacement for "Sid Caesar's Your Show of Shows"
Hosted by Martha Raye
Title changed from "All-Star Revue"  to  "The Martha Raye Show" from 23 Jan 1954

 [01] The Martha Raye Show  [Premiere]
23Jan1954 NBC Sat
Hostess Martha Raye
Guests
Edward G. Robinson
Cesar Romero
music by George Bassman
Highlights:
Martha tries to get Edward G. Robinson to think of himself as Dr. Ehrlich while everyone else thinks of him as Little Caesar.

[02] The Martha Raye Show
20Feb1954 NBC Sat
Hostess Martha Raye
Guests
Eddie Fisher
Ezio Pinza
Joey Faye


[03] The Martha Raye Show
20Mar1954 NBC Sat
Hostess Martha Raye
Guests
Buddy Ebsen
David Burns


[04] The Martha Raye Show
17Apr1954 NBC Sat
Hostess Martha Raye
Guests
Charles Ruggles
Dick Foran

[05] The Martha Raye Show
15May1954 NBC Sat
Hostess Martha Raye
Guests
Margaret Truman
Robert Preston


############# The Martha Raye Show ###########
############## season 1 1954-55 ###############
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NBC Tuesdays 8:00-9:00pm Eastern (60 min)
Monthly replacement for The Buick- Berle Show  
Hosted by Martha Raye  / Regular: Rocky Graziano

7.01 [212] The Buick-Berle Show: 21Sep1954 NBC Tue

2.01 [06] The Martha Raye Show
28Sep1954 NBC Tue
Hostess Martha Raye
Guests
Rocky Graziano  (regular)
Wally Cox
Charlotte Rae.

7.02 [213] The Buick-Berle Show: 05Oct1954 NBC Tue
[--] The Bob Hope Show: [Premiere] 12Oct1954 NBC Tue
7.03 [214] The Buick-Berle Show:  19Oct1954 NBC Tue

2.02 [07] The Martha Raye Show
26Oct1954 NBC Tue
Hostess Martha Raye
Guests
Louis Jordan
Robert Clary
Denise Darcel.


7.04 [215] The Buick-Berle Show: 02Nov1954 NBC Tue
[--] The Steve Allen Show: 09Nov1954 NBC Tue
7.05 [216] The Buick-Berle Show: 16Nov1954 NBC Tue


2.03 [08] The Martha Raye Show
23Nov1954 NBC Tue
Hostess Martha Raye
Guests
Cesar Romero
Rocky Graziano 
(regular)
Paul Lynde.

7.06 [217] The Buick-Berle Show: 30Nov1954 NBC Tue
 [--] The Bob Hope Show: 07Dec1954 NBC Tue
7.07 [218] The Buick-Berle Show:  14Dec1954 NBC Tue


2.04 [09] The Martha Raye Show
21Dec1954 NBC Tue
Hostess Martha Raye
Guests
Art Carney
Reginald Owen
Rocky Graziano 
(regular)
Paul Lynde.

7.08 [219] The Buick-Berle Show: 28Dec1954 NBC Tue
[--] Variety Show: 04Jan1955 NBC Tue
with Larry Storch, Teresa Brewer, Senor Wences and The Chordettes.
7.09 [220] The Buick-Berle Show: 11Jan1955 NBC Tue

2.05 [10] The Martha Raye Show
18Jan1955 NBC Tue
Hostess Martha Raye
Guests
Cesar Romero
Will Jordan
Anne Russell
Rocky Graziano 
(regular)

7.10 [221] The Buick-Berle Show: 25Jan1955 NBC Tue
[--] The Bob Hope Show: 01Feb1955 NBC Tue
7.11 [222] The Buick-Berle Show: 08Feb1955 NBC Tue

2.06 [11] The Martha Raye Show
15Feb1955 NBC Tue
Hostess Martha Raye
Guests
Jack E. Leonard
Rocky Graziano
(regular)

7.12 [223] The Buick-Berle Show: 22Feb1955 NBC Tue
[--] The Bob Hope Show: 01Mar1955 NBC Tue
7.13 [224] The Buick-Berle Show: 08Mar1955 NBC Tue


2.07 [12] The Martha Raye Show
15Mar1955 NBC Tue
Hostess Martha Raye
Guests
Ricardo Montalban
Maria Riva
Rocky Graziano
(regular)

7.14 [225] The Buick-Berle Show:  22Mar1955 NBC Tue
 [--] The Circus:  29Mar1955 NBC Tue
Highlights from Barnum and Bailey's "Greatest Show on Earth" from Madison Square Garden with John Daly.
7.15 [226] The Buick-Berle Show: 05Apr1955 NBC Tue


2.08 [13] The Martha Raye Show
12Apr1955 NBC Tue
Hostess Martha Raye
Guests
Dennis O'Keefe
Jackie Coogan
Benny Goodman
Rocky Graziano
(regular)

7.16 [227] The Buick-Berle Show: 19Apr1955 NBC Tue
[--] The Bob Hope Show: 26Apr1955 NBC Tue
7.17 [228] The Buick-Berle Show: 03May1955 NBC Tue


2.09 [14] The Martha Raye Show
10May1955 NBC Tue
Hostess Martha Raye
Guests
Thomas Mitchell
Menasha Skulnik
Sig Rumann.

7.18 [229] The Buick-Berle Show:  17May1955 NBC Tue
 [--] The Bob Hope Show:  24May1955 NBC Tue
7.19 [230] The Buick-Berle Show:  31May1955 NBC Tue


2.10 [15] The Martha Raye Show
07Jun1955 NBC Tue
Hostess Martha Raye
Guests
Erroll Flynn
Rocky Graziano
(regular)
and the Herbert Ross dancers.

7.20 [231] The Buick-Berle Show: 14Jun1955 NBC Tue

############# The Martha Raye Show ###########
############## season 2 1955-56 ##############
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NBC Tuesdays 8:00-9:00pm Eastern (60 min)
Alternating with The Milton Berle Show & The Bob Hope Show every 3rd week

Hosted by Martha Raye
Regulars:
Rocky Graziano, Carl Hoff and His Orchestra, The Danny Daniels Dancers.

3.01 [16] The Martha Raye Show
20Sep1955 NBC Tue
Hostess Martha Raye
Guests
Tallulah Bankhead
Regulars: Rocky Graziano, Carl Hoff and His Orchestra, The Danny Daniels Dancers.

[--] 27Sep55 - The Milton Berle Show
[--] 04Oct55 - The Bob Hope Show

3.02 [17] The Martha Raye Show
11Oct1955 NBC Tue
Hostess Martha Raye
Guests
Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.
Regulars: Rocky Graziano, Carl Hoff and His Orchestra, The Danny Daniels Dancers.

[--] 18Oct55 - The Milton Berle Show

[--] The Betty Hutton Show
25Oct1955 NBC Tue
with Bob Hope and Jimmy Durante.

3.03 [18] The Martha Raye Show
01Nov1955 NBC Tue
Hostess Martha Raye
Guests
Paulette Goddard
Margaret Truman

Regulars: Rocky Graziano, Carl Hoff and His Orchestra, The Danny Daniels Dancers.

[--] 08Nov55 - The Milton Berle Show
[--] 15Nov55 - The Bob Hope Show


3.04 [19] The Martha Raye Show
22Nov1955 NBC Tue
Hostess Martha Raye
Guests
Stubby Kaye
Johnnie Ray

Regulars: Rocky Graziano, Carl Hoff and His Orchestra, The Danny Daniels Dancers.

[--] 29Nov55 - The Milton Berle Show
[--] The Ethel Merman Show
06Dec1955 NBC Tue
with Bob Cummings, Tennessee Ernie Ford, Jonathan Winters, Shirley MacLaine and Leo Durocher.

3.05 [20] The Martha Raye Show
13Dec1955 NBC Tue
Hostess Martha Raye
Guests
Cesar Romero
Will Jordan
David Burns
Bob Warren
Jack Carson (imdb)
Regulars: Rocky Graziano, Carl Hoff and His Orchestra, The Danny Daniels Dancers.

[--] 20Dec55 - The Milton Berle Show
[--] 27Dec55 - The Bob Hope Show

3.06 [21] The Martha Raye Show
03Jan1956 NBC Tue
Hostess Martha Raye
Guests
Errol Flynn
Charles Coburn
Paul Lynde
The Baird Puppets

Regulars: Rocky Graziano, Carl Hoff and His Orchestra, The Danny Daniels Dancers.

[--] 10Jan56 - The Milton Berle Show
[--] 17Jan56 - The Bob Hope Show

3.07 [22] The Martha Raye Show
24Jan1956 NBC Tue
Hostess Martha Raye
Guests
Gordon MacRae
Paul Lynde

Regulars: Rocky Graziano, Carl Hoff and His Orchestra, The Danny Daniels Dancers.

[--] 31Jan56 - The Milton Berle Show

[--] The Dinah Shore Show
07Feb1956 NBC Tue
with Perry Como, Marcel Marceau, Gisele Mackenzie, Stubby Kaye, Johnny Silver and The Skylarks.


3.08 [23] The Martha Raye Show
14Feb1956 NBC Tue
Hostess Martha Raye
Guests
Hedda Hopper
Vincent Price

Regulars:
Rocky Graziano, Carl Hoff and His Orchestra, The Danny Daniels Dancers.

[--] 21Feb56 - The Milton Berle Show
[--] 28Feb56 - The Bob Hope Show

3.09 [24] The Martha Raye Show [verified on film]
06Mar1956 NBC Tue
Hostess Martha Raye
Guests
Paul Douglas
Buster Keaton
Bill and Cora Baird Marionettes
Jacques D'Amboise
Matt Mattox
Danny Daniels

Special Guest Star:
Harold Arlen

[--] 13Mar56 - The Milton Berle Show

[--] Spring Holiday
20Mar1956 NBC Tue
with Host Tony Martin, Cyd Charisse, Polly Bergen and Jack E. Leonard.

3.10 [25] The Martha Raye Show
27Mar1956 NBC Tue
Hostess Martha Raye
Guests
Peter Lawford
Buddy Ebsen (imdb ?), David Burns (imdb?)

[--] 03Apr56 - The Milton Berle Show
[--] 10Apr56 - The Dinah Shore Show

3.11 [26] The Martha Raye Show
17Apr1956 NBC Tue
Hostess Martha Raye
Guests
Harpo Marx
Jean-Pierre Aumont
Rise Stevens


[--] 24Apr56 - The Milton Berle Show
[--] 01May56 - The Bob Hope Show

3.12 [27] The Martha Raye Show
08May1956 NBC Tue
Hostess Martha Raye
Guests
Gertrude Berg
Hugh Martin

Robert Preston (imdb ?)
Margaret Truman( imdb ?)

[--] 15May56 - The Milton Berle Show
[--] 22May56 - The Bob Hope Show 


3.13 [28] The Martha Raye Show  [Final show of the series].
29May1956 NBC Tue
Hostess Martha Raye
Guests
Cesar Romero
Fritz Feld

############# The Martha Raye Show ###########
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