CTVA US Music Variety - "Royal Showcase" (NBC-Synd)(1952)

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Royal Showcase (1952) 
a.k.a "The U.S. Royal Showcase".

 Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Rina Fox [Uploaded Jan 2018]
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)

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ROYAL SHOWCASE
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NBC
Producer Joe Bigelow
Director George Abbott
Live from New York City

US Comedy Variety Series 1952 29 episodes x 30 min

Host: George Abbott (to April 6, 1952)
M.C.: Jack Carson (April 13, 1952)
Announcer: Ben Grauer
Music: Gordon Jenkins

[Billboard Magazine Jan 5, 1952]
The stanza, tentatively titled "U. S. Royal Showcase," will utilize two comics each week, one an established name
and the other a comparative unknown plucked ... but it's known that the bank- roller would like to pair Bert Lahr
with a youth named Guy Raymond as funnymen on the preem, with Rosemary Clooney as warbler.


*[Chicago Daily Tribune January 11, 1952.]
Syd Eiges, VP for NBC, says it hopes "Royal Showcase" will become a cradle for new comedians and other future performers.
Joel Grey, a promising young performer will display his talents on Sunday. Bert Lahr, a well established funnyman and
star of the Broadway show "Two on the Aisle" will be on hand every week.
Also, Rosemary Clooney, the songstress who has become a great recording favorite the last year.
Broadway producer George Abbott, will supervise production and serve as master of ceremonies.


*Note: Replaced "Sound Off" on Sundays at 6pm.

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NBC/ Syndicated  Sundays 7pm (13-Jan-1952 to 29-Jun-1952)

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Host: George Abbott (to 06-Apr-1952)
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[01] Royal Showcase [Premiere]
13-Jan-1952 Sun 7pm
Host George Abbott
guests
Bert Lahr
Joel Grey


[02] Royal Showcase
20-Jan-1952 Sun 7pm
Host George Abbott
guests
Harpo Marx
Guy Raymond
Guy Mitchell


[03] Royal Showcase
27-Jan-1952 Sun 7pm
Host George Abbott
guests
Vivian Blaine
Sam Levene
David Le Grant


[04] Royal Showcase
03-Feb-1952 Sun 7pm
Host George Abbott
guests
Milton Berle
Kay Ballard
Pee Wee King

[05] Royal Showcase
10-Feb-1952 Sun 7pm
Host George Abbott
guests
Fred Allen
Perry Como


[06] Royal Showcase
17-Feb-1952 Sun 7pm
Host George Abbott
guests
Beatrice Lillie
George Hopkins


[07] Royal Showcase
24-Feb-1952 Sun 7pm
Host George Abbott
guests
Ezio Pinza
Eddie Foy Jr
Hilde Gueden


[08] Royal Showcase
02-Mar-1952 Sun 7pm
Host George Abbott
guests
Bobby Clark
Jeanette MacDonald


[09] Royal Showcase
09-Mar-1952 Sun 7pm
Host George Abbott
guests
Herb Shriner
Dolores Gray


[10] Royal Showcase
16-Mar-1952 Sun 7pm
Host George Abbott
guests
Jack Carson
Peggy Lee


[11] Royal Showcase
23-Mar-1952 Sun 7pm
Host George Abbott
guests
Fred Allen

[12] Royal Showcase
30-Mar-1952 Sun 7pm
Host George Abbott
guests
Eddie Foy Jr.
Rosemary Clooney
Arthur Partington
Barbara Heath


[13] Royal Showcase
06-Apr-1952 Sun 7pm
Host George Abbott
guests
Frankie Laine
Paul Douglas


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M.C.: Jack Carson (from 13-Apr-1952)
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[14] Royal Showcase
13-Apr-1952 Sun 7pm
M.C. Jack Carson
guests
Kukla, Fran and Ollie

[15] Royal Showcase
20-Apr-1952 Sun 7pm
M.C. Jack Carson
guests
Bert Wheeler
Toni Arden


[16] Royal Showcase
27-Apr-1952 Sun 7pm
M.C. Jack Carson
guests
Laraine Day
Leo Durocher
Hilde Guerden


[20] Royal Showcase
04-May-1952 Sun 7pm
M.C. Jack Carson
guest
Anne Jeffreys

[21] Royal Showcase
11-May-1952 Sun 7pm
M.C. Jack Carson
guest
Patricia Morison

[22] Royal Showcase
18-May-1952 Sun 7pm
M.C. Jack Carson
guest
Johnny Johnston

[23] Royal Showcase
25-May-1952 Sun 7pm
M.C. Jack Carson
guest
Martha Wright

[24] Royal Showcase
01-Jun-1952 Sun 7pm
M.C. Jack Carson
guest
Mimi Benzell

[26] Royal Showcase
08-Jun-1952 Sun 7pm
M.C. Jack Carson
guest
Louie Armstrong

[27] Royal Showcase
15-Jun-1952 Sun 7pm
M.C. Jack Carson
guest
John Raitt

[28] Royal Showcase
22-Jun-1952 Sun 7pm
M.C. Jack Carson
guest
Jane Pickens

[29] Royal Showcase [Final show of the series]
29-Jun-1952 Sun 7pm
M.C. Jack Carson
guest
Blanche Thebom

Replaced with "Are You Positive" a Sports Quiz show on July 6, 1952.

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