CTVA US Music Variety - "The Red Buttons Show" (CBS 1952-54)(NBC 1954-55)

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The Red Buttons Show (CBS 1952-54) (NBC 1954-55) -  The Double Life of Henry Phyfe (Filmways/ABC)(1966)
The Red Buttons Show (1952-55)
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THE RED BUTTONS SHOW
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CBS (14oct52-14Jun54)
NBC (1Oct54-27May55)
Producers: Jess Kimmell (some sources say Joe Kimmell)
Ben Brady, Don Appel, Leo Morgan

Directed by Peter Kass (CBS)(1952-54)

US Music Variety Comedy series /Situation Comedy series 1952-55

Starring: Red Buttons
Regulars:
Beverly Dennis, Jean Carson. Jimmy Little, Sara Seeger, Ralph Stanley, Howard Smith, Johnny Birch,
Allan Walker, Joe Silver, Betty Ann Grove, The Ho Ho Kids


The Elliot Lawrence Orchestra

Announcers: Harry Kramer, Nelson Case

CBS Format (seasons 1 & 2)(1952-54):
Music, Songs and Comedy Sketches

NBC Format (season 3)(1954-55)
Situation Comedy. The antics of Red Buttons as a trouble-prone TV Comedian.

Red Buttons theme song was "The Ho Ho Song"

In 1966 Red Buttons starred in his own situation comedy series  The Double Life of Henry Phyfe (Filmways/ABC)(1966)

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CBS Tuesdays 8:30-9:00pm ET (30 min) (weekly) (from 14Oct52)

1.1 [--] The Red Buttons Show: (Premiere on CBS)
14Oct52 CBS Tue

1.x [--] The Red Buttons Show:
12Jun53 CBS Tue
Guest Star:
Eartha Kitt

############ The Red Buttons Show ############
############## season 2 1953-54 ##############
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CBS Mondays 9:30-10:00pm ET (30 min) (weekly) (ending 14Jun54)
Regulars:
Dorothy Joliffe as Red's Wife

2.x [--] The Red Buttons Show: (Final Show on CBS)
14Jun54 CBS Mon

############ The Red Buttons Show ############
############## season 3 1954-55 ##############
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NBC Fridays 8:00-8:30pm ET (1Oct54-27May55)
(Approx. every 4th week shared this slot with "The Jack Carson Show" (22Oct54-20Mayr55)

NBC Format (season 3)(1954-55)
Situation Comedy. The antics of Red Buttons as a trouble-prone TV Comedian.
Regulars:
Phyllis Kirk as Red's Wife
Paul Lynde as The Network Vice President

3.1 [--] The Red Buttons Show: [Premiere on NBC]
01Oct1954 NBC Fri

3.2 [--] The Red Buttons Show
08Oct1954 NBC Fri

3.3 [--] The Red Buttons Show
15Oct1954 NBC Fri

[01] The Jack Carson Show [Premiere]
22Oct1954 NBC Fri
guests
Claire Trevor

3.4 [--] The Red Buttons Show
29Oct1954 NBC Fri
guests
Gloria De Haven

3.5 [--] The Red Buttons Show
05Nov1954 NBC Fri
guests

3.6 [--] The Red Buttons Show
12Nov1954 NBC Fri
guests
Walter Abel
Elliot Reid

[02] The Jack Carson Show
19Nov1954 NBC Fri
guests
George Gobel

3.7 [--] The Red Buttons Show
26Nov1954 NBC Fri
guests

3.8 [--] The Red Buttons Show
03Dec1954 NBC Fri
guests

3.9 [--] The Red Buttons Show
10Dec1954 NBC Fri
guests

[03] The Jack Carson Show
17Dec1954 NBC Fri
guests
Dennis O'Keefe

3.10 [--] The Red Buttons Show
24Dec1954 NBC Fri
guests

3.11 [--] The Red Buttons Show
31Dec1954 NBC Fri
guests

3.12 [--] The Red Buttons Show
07Jan1955 NBC Fri
guests
Sal Maglie

[04] The Jack Carson Show
14Jan1955 NBC Fri
guests
Zsa Zsa Gabor
Sheilah Graham


3.13 [--] The Red Buttons Show
21Jan1955 NBC Fri
guests

3.14 [--] The Red Buttons Show
28Jan1955 NBC Fri
guests

3.15 [--] The Red Buttons Show
04Feb1955 NBC Fri
guests
Phyllis Kirk (regular) (as Red's Wife)
Bobby Sherwood


[05] The Jack Carson Show
11Feb1955 NBC Fri
guests
Jon Hall
Francis Pierlot
Kay Brown

3.16 [--] The Red Buttons Show
18Feb1955 NBC Fri
guests
Phyllis Kirk  (regular) (as Red's Wife)

3.17 [--] The Red Buttons Show
25Feb1955 NBC Fri
guests
Phyllis Kirk (regular) (as Red's Wife)
Paul Lynde

3.18 [--] The Red Buttons Show
04Mar1955 NBC Fri
guests

[06] The Jack Carson Show
11Mar1955 NBC Fri
guests
Johnny Mercer
Bobby Milano

3.19 [--] The Red Buttons Show
18Mar1955 NBC Fri
guests

[07] The Jack Carson Show
25Mar1955 NBC Fri
guests

3.20 [--] The Red Buttons Show
01Apr1955 NBC Fri
guests

[08] The Jack Carson Show
08Apr1955 NBC Fri
guests
William Gargan

3.21 [--] The Red Buttons Show
15Apr1955 NBC Fri
guests

3.22 [--] The Red Buttons Show
22Apr1955 NBC Fri
guests

3.23 [--] The Red Buttons Show
29Apr1955 NBC Fri
guests

[09] The Jack Carson Show
06May1955 NBC Fri
guests
Keefe Braselle
Elroy Hirsch

3.24 [--] The Red Buttons Show
13May1955 NBC Fri
guests

[10] The Jack Carson Show: [Final Show]
20May1955 NBC Fri
guests
Judy Canova
Francis Pierlot
Vic Schoen Orchestra

3.25 [--] The Red Buttons Show: [Final Show]
27May55 NBC Fri

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