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Season 2 (NBC) (1956-57)
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NBC Sundays 8:00-9:00pm Eastern - From New York
(against "The Ed Sullivan Show" season 9 on CBS)

2.1 [--] The Steve Allen Show: Hosted by Steve Allen / Announcer: Gene Rayburn / Conductor: Skitch Henderson
16 September 1956 NBC Sun
Guests:
Sammy Davis Jr. (Singer) & Sammy Davis Sr.
Gogi Grant (Singer)
Milt Kamen (Comedian)
Ann Sheridan (Actress)(Film Star)
Bil Baird (Baird's Marionettes)
Marion Ann Knight (Miss America 1957) / Cary Middlecoff (Golfer)(US Open Champ)

2.2 [--] The Steve Allen Show: Hosted by Steve Allen / Announcer: Gene Rayburn / Conductor: Skitch Henderson
23 September 1956 NBC Sun
Guests:
Billy Eckstine (Singer)
Joni James (Singer)
Vera Miles (Actress)(Film Star)
Bobby Tucker (Pianist)
Rin Tin Tin / Frank Barnes (Trainer)
Irwin Corey (Professor)

2.3 [--] The Steve Allen Show: Hosted by Steve Allen / Announcer: Gene Rayburn / Conductor: Skitch Henderson
30 September 1956 NBC Sun
Guests:
Claudette Colbert (Actress)
Mickey Rooney (as Comedy Duo) / Joey Forman (as Comedy Duo)
Jerome Hines (Singer)
Erin O'Brien (Singer)

2.4 [--] The Steve Allen Show: SALUTE TO BASEBALL
7 October 1956 NBC Sun
Hosted by Steve Allen / Announcer: Gene Rayburn / Conductor: Skitch Henderson
Guests:
Bud Abbott & Lou Costello - "Who's On First?"
Lionel Hampton (Vipraphonist)
Peggy King (Singer)
Mickey Mantle
Mrs. Babe Ruth
Kukla, Fran (Allison) & Ollie

2.5 [--] The Steve Allen Show: Hosted by Steve Allen / Announcer: Gene Rayburn / Conductor: Skitch Henderson
14 October 1956 NBC Sun
Guests:
Tony Bennett (Singer)
Mel Tormé (Singer) Porgy in 'Porgy and Bess' excerpt
Frances Faye (Singer) Bess in 'Porgy and Bess' excerpt
James Dean (archive footage)
Doretta Morrow (Singer)
Arthur Murray
Kathryn Murray


2.6 [--] The Steve Allen Show: Hosted by Steve Allen / Announcer: Gene Rayburn / Conductor: Skitch Henderson
21 October 1956 NBC Sun
Guests:
Olga James (Singer)
Julius LaRosa (Singer)
Peter Lawford (Actor)(Film Star)
Frank Parker (Singer)
Janik and Arnaut (Dance Duo)
Rocky Graziano (actor)
Harlem Globetrotters

[--] 28Oct56 - no details

2.7 [--] The Steve Allen Show: Hosted by Steve Allen / Announcer: Gene Rayburn / Conductor: Skitch Henderson
4 November 1956 NBC Sun
Guests:
Alfred Drake (Singer)
Douglas Fairbanks Jr. (Actor)
T.C. Jones (Female Impersonator)
Les Brown and His Band of Renown
Erin O'Brien (Singer)
Jim Henson's Muppets

2.8 [--] The Steve Allen Show: Hosted by Steve Allen / Announcer: Gene Rayburn / Conductor: Skitch Henderson
11 November 1956 NBC Sun
Guests:
Jerry Lewis (Comic Actor)
Buster Crabbe (Actor)
Celeste Holm (as Mad Meggie)
Anita Ekberg (Actress)
Georgia Gibbs (Singer)
Joel Grey (as Jack)
Peggy King (as Tillie)
Cyril Ritchard (as Peddler)
Arnold Stang (as Mr. Fum, the Little Giant)
Anthony Steel (British Actor)

2.9 [--] The Steve Allen Show: Hosted by Steve Allen / Announcer: Gene Rayburn / Conductor: Skitch Henderson
18 November 1956 NBC Sun
Guests:
Bob Hope (Comedian)(Film Star)
Duke Ellington and his Orchestra
Erin O'Brien (Singer)
George Hamilton (Actor)
Ole Olsen & Chic Johnson (Olsen & Johnson)
Betty Walker (Comedienne)
Gene Nelson (Dancer)
Joanna Hagen (Women's Boxing Title Champion) / Phyllis Kruger (Women's Boxing Contender)

2.10 [--] The Steve Allen Show: Hosted by Steve Allen / Announcer: Gene Rayburn / Conductor: Skitch Henderson
25 November 1956 NBC Sun
Guests:
Gene Autry (Cowboy Singer Actor)
The Cass County Boys
Buddy Hackett (Comic Actor)
Betty Kean & Parker Kean (Dancing Duo)
Jim Lowe (Singer)
Floyd Patterson (Boxer), Archie Moore (Boxer/ Actor)

2.11 [--] The Steve Allen Show: Hosted by Steve Allen / Announcer: Gene Rayburn / Conductor: Skitch Henderson
2 December 1956 NBC Sun
Guests:
Charlton Heston (Actor)
Ethel Waters (Singer)
Gypsy Rose Lee (as Saloon Girl)
Bobby Vance (Dancer)
Vince Martin and the Tarrers

2.12 [--] The Steve Allen Show: Hosted by Steve Allen / Announcer: Gene Rayburn / Conductor: Skitch Henderson
9 December 1956 NBC Sun
Guests:
Anne Jeffreys & Robert Sterling (Night Club Duo)
The Hi-Los
Betty Kean & Lew Parker (The Bickerson's)
Sugar Ray Robinson (Boxer)

 [--] The Steve Allen Show:
16 December 1956 NBC Sun
Guests:
Arch Oboler

2.13 [--] The Steve Allen Show: Hosted by Steve Allen / Announcer: Gene Rayburn / Conductor: Skitch Henderson
23 December 1956 NBC Sun
Guests:
Martha Raye (Comedienne)
Ricky Vera (Singer)
Alan Young (as Volunteer Santa Claus)
Norman Vincent Peale (Author)
Larry Collins & Lorrie Collins (The Collins Kids)
Vienna Boys Choir

2.14 [--] The Steve Allen Show: Hosted by Steve Allen / Announcer: Gene Rayburn / Conductor: Skitch Henderson
30 December 1956 NBC Sun
Guests:
Tony Bennett (Singer)
Andy Griffith (Actor)
New York Rangers Hockey Team

2.16 [--] The Steve Allen Show: Hosted by Steve Allen / Announcer: Gene Rayburn / Conductor: Skitch Henderson
6 January 1957 NBC Sun
Guests:
Guy Mitchell (Singer)
Polly Bergen (Singer/ Actress)
Joe E. Brown (Actor)
Xavier Cugat (Singer)
Errol Flynn (Actor)
Abbe Lane (Singer)
Julius LaRosa (Singer)
Lillian Miller (Audience Member) (as Mrs. Miller)
Alan Young (Comedian)
Rocky Graziano (Actor)

[--] 13Jan57 NBC Sun - no details

2.17 [--] The Steve Allen Show: NEW YORK FILM CRITICS AWARDS
20 January 1957 NBC Sun
Hosted by Steve Allen / Announcer: Gene Rayburn / Conductor: Skitch Henderson
Guests
Ingrid Bergman (Actress/Recepient)
Kirk Douglas (Actor/ Recepient)
Lou Costello (Comedian /The Student Prince)
George Jessel (Comedian)
Peter Lawford (Actor)
Julie London (Singer)
Margaret Whiting (Singer)
The Four Step Brothers
The Modernaires

2.18 [--] The Steve Allen Show: Hosted by Steve Allen / Announcer: Gene Rayburn / Conductor: Skitch Henderson
27 January 1957 NBC Sun
Guests:
Pearl Bailey (Singer)
Don Adams (Comedian)
Jon Hall (Actor)
Dorothy Lamour (Actress)
Steve Lawrence (Singer)
Lilli Palmer (Singer/ Actress)
Charles Van Doren (Cameo)
Larry Collins & Lorrie Collins (The Collins Kids)

[--] 3Feb57 NBC Sun - no details
[--] 10Feb57 NBC Sun - no details

2.20 [--] The Steve Allen Show: Hosted by Steve Allen / Announcer: Gene Rayburn / Conductor: Skitch Henderson
17 February 1957 NBC Sun (air date to be verified)
Guests:
The Andrews Sisters (Live Remote Performance)
Frankie Laine (Singer)
Martha Carson (Singer)
Phil Harris (Bandleader/ Comic Actor)
Tab Hunter (Actor/ Singer)
Edward G. Robinson (Actor)
Ginger Rogers (Actress)
Jonathan Winters (Comedian)
Alan Young (Comedian)
Ken Rosewall (Tennis Star) / Pancho Segura (Tennis Star) / Pancho González (Tennis Star)

2.21 [--] The Steve Allen Show: Hosted by Steve Allen / Announcer: Gene Rayburn / Conductor: Skitch Henderson
24 February 1957 NBC Sun (air date to be verified)
Guests:
Arlene Dahl (Singer)
Brenda Lee (Singer)
The Hilltoppers
Yehudi Menuhin (Musician)(Men In War)
Aldo Ray (Actor)(Men In War)
Robert Ryan (Actor)(Men In War)

[--] 3Mar57 NBC Sun - no details

2.22 [--] The Steve Allen Show: Hosted by Steve Allen / Announcer: Gene Rayburn / Conductor: Skitch Henderson
10 March 1957 NBC Sun
Guests:
Diahann Carroll (Singer/ Actress)
Fernando Lamas (Actor)
Steve Lawrence (Singer)
Jerry Lewis (Comic Actor)
Martha Raye (Singer/Actress)

2.23 [--] The Steve Allen Show: Hosted by Steve Allen / Announcer: Gene Rayburn / Conductor: Skitch Henderson
24 March 1957 NBC Sun
Guests:
Lou Costello (Comedian-Telephone Call)
Greer Garson (Actress)
Dean Jones (Actor/Singer)
Gordon Scott (Actor/Tarzan)
Steve Peck (Dancer) / Janik and Arnaut (Dancers)

2.24 [--] The Steve Allen Show: Hosted by Steve Allen / Announcer: Gene Rayburn / Conductor: Skitch Henderson
31 March 1957 NBC Sun
Guests:
Peggy Lee (singer)
Dinah Shore (singer)
Tennessee Ernie Ford (singer)
Larry Collins & Lorrie Collins (The Collins Kids)

2.25 [--] The Steve Allen Show: SALUTE TO THE ALL AMERICAN BASKETBALL TEAMS
7 April 1957 NBC Sun
Hosted by Steve Allen / Announcer: Gene Rayburn / Conductor: Skitch Henderson
Guests:
Rosemary Clooney (Singer)
Buddy Hackett (Comedian)
Tommy Sands (Singer)
Somethin' Smith & the Red Heads (Vocal Group)
All American High School & College Basketball Teams
The Collier's All-American Basketball Team

2.26 [--] The Steve Allen Show: Hosted by Steve Allen / Announcer: Gene Rayburn / Conductor: Skitch Henderson
14 April 1957 NBC Sun
Guests:
Esther Williams (Swimmer/ Actress)
Eydie Gormé (Singer)
Jackie Cooper (Actor)
The Four Lads (Vocal Group)
Stan Freberg (Satirist)

2.27 [--] The Steve Allen Show: Hosted by Steve Allen / Announcer: Gene Rayburn / Conductor: Skitch Henderson
21 April 1957 NBC Sun
Guests:
Mickey Rooney (Actor/ Comedian)
Joey Forman (Comedian)
Eleanor Steber (Opera Singer)
Betty Walker (Comedienne)
Jim Henson & The Muppets

2.28 [--] The Steve Allen Show: Hosted by Steve Allen / Announcer: Gene Rayburn / Conductor: Skitch Henderson
28 April 1957 NBC Sun
Guests:
Abbe Lane (Singer)
Brenda Lee (Singer)
Don Adams (Comedian)
Sammy Davis Jr. (Cameo)
Jack Carson (Comedian /Various Quiz Show Hosts)
Ellen Ray & Peter Gennaro (Dancing Duo)
The Xavier Cugat Orchestra

2.29 [--] The Steve Allen Show: Hosted by Steve Allen / Announcer: Gene Rayburn / Conductor: Skitch Henderson
5 May 1957 NBC Sun
Guests:
Sammy Davis Jr. (Singer)
Peggy Cass (Actress)
Jill Corey (Singer/ Actress)
Orson Welles (Actor/ Director)
The Will Masten Trio (Jazz Group)

2.30 [--] The Steve Allen Show: Hosted by Steve Allen / Announcer: Gene Rayburn / Conductor: Skitch Henderson
12 May 1957 NBC Sun
Guests:
Pearl Bailey (Singer)
Tallulah Bankhead (Actress)
Milton Berle (Comedian)
Billy Graham (Evangelist)
Dean Jones (Singer/ Actor)

2.31 [--] The Steve Allen Show: Hosted by Steve Allen / Announcer: Gene Rayburn / Conductor: Skitch Henderson
19 May 1957 NBC Sun
Guests:
Brenda Lee (Singer)
Ann Sothern (Actress/ Singer)
Bert Lahr (Comedian-Skit Appearances)

2.32 [--] The Steve Allen Show: Hosted by Steve Allen / Announcer: Gene Rayburn / Conductor: Skitch Henderson
26 May 1957 NBC Sun
Guests:
Martha Raye (Singer)
Marty Robbins (Country Singer)
Erroll Garner (Jazz Pianist)
Andy Griffith (Actor/ Comedian-Report To The Nation)
Dean Martin (Cameo)
Anna Maria Alberghetti (Singer-Cocoanut Grove)
Jimmy McHugh (Pianist-Cocoanut Grove)

2.33 [--] The Steve Allen Show: Hosted by Steve Allen / Announcer: Gene Rayburn / Conductor: Skitch Henderson
2 June 1957 NBC Sun
Guests:
Abbe Lane (Singer) / Sketch Actor
The Four Diamonds (Vocal Group)
Erin O'Brien (Singer)(Sketch Actor)
Jerry Lewis (Cameo)
Eydie Gormé (Cameo)
Jennie Smith (Singer)
The Treniers (Vocal Instrumental Group)
Belle Montrose (Meg Haderdy)
Jayne Meadows (Sketch Actress)
Pat Carroll (Comedian-Confused Housewife)
Hank Bloomgarden (Game Show Contestest)
The Xavier Cugat Orchestra
Regulars:
Louis Nye (Gordon Hathaway)
Dayton Allen (Why Not Man)
Shelley Berman (Comedian)
Pat Harrington Jr. (Guido Panzini)
Tom Poston (Sketch Actor)

2.34 [--] The Steve Allen Show: Hosted by Steve Allen / Announcer: Gene Rayburn / Conductor: Skitch Henderson
9 June 1957 NBC Sun
Guests:
Wally Cox (Comedian)
Jim Reeves (Singer)
Orson Welles (Actor)
Meg Myles (Singer)
The Four Step Brothers (Tap Dancers)
Billy Graham (Evangelist)

2.35 [--] The Steve Allen Show: Hosted by Steve Allen / Announcer: Gene Rayburn / Conductor: Skitch Henderson
16 June 1957 NBC Sun
Guests:
Don Adams
Edie Adams
Herbert Hartig
Peggy King
John Cameron Swayze

Dale Robertson (Tales of Wells Fargo)
Regulars:
Dayton Allen (Why Not Man)
Gabe Dell (Count Dracula)
Don Knotts (Mr. Morrsion)
Louis Nye (Gordon Hathaway)
Tom Poston (Man Who Can't Remember His Name)

2.36 [--] The Steve Allen Show:
23 June 1957 NBC Sun
(no details)

2.37 [--] The Steve Allen Show:
30 Jun 1957 NBC Sun
(no details)

2.38 [--] The Steve Allen Show: Hosted by Steve Allen / Announcer: Gene Rayburn / Conductor: Skitch Henderson
7 July 1957 NBC Sun
Guests:
Lou Costello
Dolores Gray

Jack Jones (Singer)
Sabrina (English Glamor Girl)

2.39 [--] The Steve Allen Show:
14 July 1957 NBC Sun
(no details)

2.40 [--] The Steve Allen Show: Hosted by Steve Allen / Announcer: Gene Rayburn / Conductor: Skitch Henderson
21 July 1957 NBC Sun
Guests:
Tony Bennett (Singer)
Joanne Gilbert (Singer)
George Nader
Hal Le Roy

Floyd Patterson (Boxer) Joe Louis (Boxer)
Highlights
Tony Bennett sings "One For My Baby".
Floyd Patterson and Joe Louis talk to Steve about boxing and Floyd's title defense against Tommy "Hurricane" Jackson.
Joanne Gilbert sings "Hello Bluebird".
Show regulars, appear in a comedy satire on television quiz-masters.
Steve plays a piano version of "Do You Ever Think of Me?"
For the finale, the entire cast and guest list join in with a bevy of hula dancers for a production entitled
"In the Middle of an Island".

2.41 [--] The Steve Allen Show:
28 July 1957 NBC Sun
Guests:
Jerry Lee Lewis (Singer)
Shelley Winters (Actress)

2.42 [--] The Steve Allen Show: Hosted by Steve Allen / Announcer: Gene Rayburn / Conductor: Skitch Henderson
4 August 1957 NBC Sun
Guests:
Brenda Lee (Singer)
The Diamonds (Vocal Group)
Jack E. Leonard (Comedian)
Marie McDonald (Singer)
Don Rondo (Singer)

2.43 [--] The Steve Allen Show: Hosted by Steve Allen / Announcer: Gene Rayburn / Conductor: Skitch Henderson
11 August 1957 NBC Sun
Guests:
Brenda Lee (Singer)
Ferlin Husky (Country Singer)
Jerry Lee Lewis (Singer)
Jane Russell (Actress)
Larry Storch (Comedian)

2.44 [--] The Steve Allen Show: Hosted by Steve Allen / Announcer: Gene Rayburn / Conductor: Skitch Henderson
18 August 1957 NBC Sun
Guests:
Lou Costello (Comedian)
Liberace (Pianist)
Andy Williams (Singer)
Jean Fenn (Singer)
Abbey Lincoln (Singer)

2.45 [--] The Steve Allen Show: Hosted by Steve Allen / Announcer: Gene Rayburn / Conductor: Skitch Henderson
25 August 1957 NBC Sun
Guests:
Joe E. Brown (Comedian)
The Coasters (Vocal Group)
Hedy Lamarr (Match Game Wife)
Irish McCalla (Sheena, Queen of the Jungle)
Pat Kirby (Singer)

2.46 [--] The Steve Allen Show: Hosted by Steve Allen / Announcer: Gene Rayburn / Conductor: Skitch Henderson
1 September 1957 NBC Sun
Guests:
Pearl Bailey (Singer)
Jeff Chandler (Actor)
Joan Collins (Recipient; Motion Picture Magazine Award)
Shaike Ophir (Pantomine)
Pete Rademacher (Boxer)

2.47 [--] The Steve Allen Show: Hosted by Steve Allen / Announcer: Gene Rayburn / Conductor: Skitch Henderson
8 September 1957 NBC Sun
Guests:
Steve Lawarence & Eydie Gorme (singers)
Martha Raye (Comedian)
Robert Young (Actor)
Milton Caniff (Comic Book Artist)

2.48 [--] The Steve Allen Show: Hosted by Steve Allen / Announcer: Gene Rayburn / Conductor: Skitch Henderson
15 September 1957 NBC Sun
Guests:
Frankie Laine (Singer)
Don Adams (Comedian)
Dorothy Collins (Singer)
Audrey Meadows
Ed Wynn

Sugar Ray Robinson (Boxer), Carmen Basilio (Boxer)

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