CTVA US Music Variety - "The Tony Orlando and Dawn Show" (CBS)(1974-76)

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The Tony Orlando and Dawn Show (1974-76)
  aka Tony Orlando and Dawn Rainbow Hour (season 3 title) (Fall 1976)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Rina Fox
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
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TONY ORLANDO AND DAWN SHOW
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CBS
Produced by Saul Ilson and Ernest Chambers

US Music Variety series 1974-76   55 episodes x 60 min

Hosted by Tony Orlando and Dawn (Telma Hopkins and Joyce Vincent)
regulars
Bob Rozario Orchestra
Alice Nunn
Lonnie Shorr


The show began as a 4 week summer replacement series and due to strong ratings became a regular series.

Tony Orlando solo Hit Records include:
"Halfway to Paradise" (1961)
"Bless You" (1961)

Tony Orlando and Dawn Hit Records include:
"Candida" (1970)
"Knock Three Times" (1970)
"What Are You Doing Sunday" (1971)
"Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Old Oak Tree" (1973)
"Say Has Anybody Seen My Sweet Gypsey Rose" (1973)

####### The Tony Orlando And Dawn Show #######
########## pilot season Summer 1974 ##########
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CBS Wednesdays 8:00-9:00pm Eastern
4 week Summer replacement series for "The Sonny And Cher Comedy Hour"

[01] Tony Orlando and Dawn Show
03Jul1974 CBS Wed
Guests
Loretta Swit

[02] Tony Orlando and Dawn Show
10Jul1974 CBS Wed [rerun 02Jul75]
Lloyd Bridges
Charo

Highlights:
Lloyd tells the tale of stubborn baseball player Boom Boom Bill Bailey (Tony).
Lloyd joins Tony in a vaudeville rendition of "Those Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer".
Tony sings "Quando Caliente el Sol" with Charo translating the lyrics.
Tony Orlando and Dawn sing "Love Train" and "Who's in the Strawberry Patch with Sally?"
Dawn performs a medley of "Rockin' Roll Baby" and "Rock-A-Bye Baby".
Tony sings "Something".

[03] Tony Orlando and Dawn Show
17Jul1974 CBS Wed [rerun 06Aug75]
Guests
Shari Lewis
Jimmie Walker

and Junior Miss 1974 Karen Morris
Highlights:
Shari's puppet Hush Puppy discusses his recent divorce.
Shari, Jimmie, Tony and Dawn and other regulars do a comedy bignettes on TV commercials from the 50's and 60's.
Karen and Tony sing "You Say the Sweetest Things".
Dawn sings "Touch Me in the Morning".
Tony Orlando and Dawn perform "Will It Go Round in Circles?" and "Steppin' Out".

[04] Tony Orlando and Dawn Show
24July1974 CBS Wed
Will Geer
Jo Anne Worley
Highlights:
Will portrays Mark Twain and recites from the author's works.
Will joins Tony in "Making the Best of a Bad Sitation".
Jo Anne plays a lady who has an obsession with plants.
Dawn's Telma Hopkins and Joyce Vincent sing a medley of "When You Wish Upon a Star" and "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road".
And join the entire cast for a comic rendition of "Hard-hearted Woman".
Tony sings "You're a Lady",
Tony Orlando and Dawn do "Candida".

*NOTE: Last show of the series, "The Hudson Brothers Show" premieres next week.

####### The Tony Orlando And Dawn Show #######
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Returns as a Mid-Season Replacement for "Sons And Daughters"
CBS Wednesdays 8:00-9:00pm Eastern

1.1 [05] Tony Orlando and Dawn Show [Premiere]
04Dec1974 CBS Wed [rerun 18Jun75]

Guests
William Conrad
Florence Henderson

Highlights:
William plays a college student (with Tony as his father) and an ice-cream parlor proprietor who employs an Eskimo (Tony).
Florence teams up with Tony and Dawn for "Mr. Bigstuff".
Tony Orlando and Dawn perform "Crocodile Rock".

1.2 [06] Tony Orlando and Dawn Show
11Dec1974 CBS Wed

Guests
Jackie Gleason
Nancy Walker
Highlights:
Jackie gives Tony a lesson in coining phrases.
Nancy is cast as a snowbird.
Tony attempts to salute his childhood cowboy hereos.
The entire cast gets together for "That's Entertainment",
a series of blackouts covering show business from vaudeville to the present.
Jackie and Tony do "I'll Teach You Everything I Know".
Tony sings "Snowbird" and "I Shot the Sheriff".
Tony Orlando and Dawn do "Hello, My Baby".
Tony sings "Hava Nagila".

1.3 [07] Tony Orlando and Dawn Show
18Dec1974 CBS Wed [rerun 24Dec75]
Guests
Carroll O'Connor
and the 20-member International Children's Choir join Tony and Dawn for their Christmas show.
In comedy spots, Carroll plays grouchy King Blear, a ruler who wants to take Christmas away from his complaining kingdom;
and Tony appears as a bumbling magician.
Highlights:
A series of yuletide tunes sung in different languages.
First seen in 1974.
Bob Rozario conducts the orchestra.
Songs: "Let There Be Peace On Earth," "It's A Small World"...Choir "Jingle Bells"...Tony, Choir "Nothing From Nothing,"
Christmas medley...Tony, Dawn "Joy To the World"...All

1.4 [08] Tony Orlando and Dawn Show
25Dec1974 CBS Wed [rerun 04Jun75]
Guests
Lloyd Bridges
Esther Rolle

Also Tony's grandmother makes a cameo appearance.
Highlights:
Esther is an extremely wealthy woman in the TV series "Very, Very Good Times".
Series regular Alice Nunn plays a female Santa.
Tony and Dawn do a musical salute to gypsies.
Tony sings "Grandma's Hands".
Esther and Dawn do "Elegance".
Tony Orlando and Dawn perform "Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves".
Dawn sing a medley of "Never Can Say Goodbye" and "Always".

1.5 [09] Tony Orlando and Dawn Show
01Jan1975 CBS Wed [rerun 30Jul75]
Guests
Telly Savalas
Anne Meara
Highlights:
Anne is cast as Cinderella's wicked stepmother, who wants to set the record straight about herself.
Telly joins Tony in a campaign to improve he image of mothers-in-law.
In the Lou Effie and Moreen spot, the two girls argue over the housecleaning chores.
Telly sings "If".
Tony sings "Only You".
Dawn sings "Climb Every Mountain" and "Ain't No Mountain High Enough".

[--] Tony Orlando and Dawn Show
08Jan1975 CBS Wed
postponed to following week.

1.6 [10] Tony Orlando and Dawn Show
15Jan1975 CBS Wed [rerun 25Jun75]
Guests
Bill Macy
Loretta Swit

Highlights:
Bill offers to do a scene from the nude play "Oh! Calcutta!".
Loretta and Tony reminisce about their highschool days.
Tony dresses as Harry Belafonte for a calypso number with Dawn.
Bill has "Dreams of an Everyday Husband" at a bar.
Loretta and Tony sing "When I Did the Mashed Potatoes with You".
Tony Orlando and Dawn perform "I Can See Clearly Now", "Does Your Chewing Gum Loses Its Flavor on the Bed Post Overnight?"

1.7 [11] Tony Orlando and Dawn Show
22Jan1975 CBS Wed
Guests
Danny Thomas
Ruth Buzzi

Highlights:
Ruth plays the wife of a jealous butcher and a distressed woman who files a missing person report at a police station.
Everyone joins in the musical sketch "Ya Gotta Give the People Hoke".
Tony sings "Until It's Time For You to Go".
Dawn perform "I'm a Woman".
Tony Orlando and Dawn sing "Personality".

1.8 [12] Tony Orlando and Dawn Show
29Jan1975 CBS Wed
Guests
Kate Smith
Ted Knight

Highlights:
Kate plays TV chef Julia Mild and Ted plays a rich Arabian sheik.
Ted and Tony offer optimistic outlook on the Nation's economy.
Kate sings "Love is a Many Splendored Thing".
Ted, Tony & Dawn do "Knock Three Times".
Kate and Tony perform "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown".
Dawn sings "Yesterday Once More".
All join in for "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da".

1.9 [13] Tony Orlando and Dawn Show
05Feb1975 CBS Wed [rerun 23Apr75]
Guests
Art Carney
Anne Meara

Highlights:
Art, Anne, Tony and Dawn do a takeoff of "Casablanca".
Tony interviews contented housewife Anne Meara and puts on his magician robes for a mind-reading demonstration.
Art and Dawn perform a medley of old favorites.
Tony sings "I Am ... I Said".
Tony Orlando and Dawn perform "What Have They Done to My Song, Ma?" and "Take Me Home, Country Road".

1.10 [14] Tony Orlando and Dawn Show
12Feb1975 CBS Wed
Guests
Andy Griffith
Georgia Engel


1.11 [15] Tony Orlando and Dawn Show
19Feb1975 CBS Wed
Rosey Grier
Loretta Swit


1.12 [16] Tony Orlando and Dawn Show
26Feb1975 CBS Wed
Guests
Tammy Wynette
Dom DeLuise

1.13 [17] Tony Orlando and Dawn Show
05Mar1975 CBS Wed
Guests
Tony Randall
Charo

1.14 [18] Tony Orlando and Dawn Show
12Mar1975 CBS Wed
Guests
Frankie Avalon
Arte Johnson
and actress Lisa Todd.

1.15 [19] Tony Orlando and Dawn Show
19Mar1975 CBS Wed [rerun 20Aug75]
Guests
Buddy Ebsen
Kate Smith

Highlights:
Buddy does a soft-shoe to "Stop It", "Carolina in the Morning" and "Ballin' the Jack".
Tony lectures Dawn on Greek life and dances to "Dance My Troubles Away".
Buddy sings "A Piece of the Past".
Kate sings "As Long as He Needs Me".
Kate and Tony do a medley of "That Is Rock and Roll", "Heartbreak Hotel" and "Hound Dog".
The entire cast joins in for the finale production number "Cigarettes, Whiskey and Wild, Wild Women".

1.16 [20] Tony Orlando and Dawn Show
26Mar1975 CBS Wed [rerun 03Sep75]
Guests
Easter Show
Nancy Walker
John Amos
Mel Tillis
Demond Wilson

Highlights:
A spoof on commuter car pools and the Fashion Fatale Awards of 1975.
The men model at fashion awards show with Nancy as the hostess.
Tony and Dawn come out for their "Happy Wanderer" number is Swiss costumes.
Mel & Tony duet on "Detroit City".
Tony sings "You Are So Beautiful".
All join in for a medley of "An Old-Fashioned Love Song", "I'm Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover" and "Baby Face".

1.17 [21] Tony Orlando and Dawn Show
02Apr1975 CBS Wed
Guests
Jack Albertson
Ruth Buzzi


1.18 [22] Tony Orlando and Dawn Show (final new show of season 1)
09Apr1975 CBS Wed
Guests
Ted Knight
Georgia Engel

and Baseball star Hank Aaron

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Reruns (16Apr75-3Sep75)
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[--] Tony Orlando and Dawn Show
16Apr1975 CBS Wed [rerun]
Guests
Jackie Gleason and Nancy Walker.

[--] Tony Orlando and Dawn Show
23Apr1975 CBS Wed [rerun from 05Feb75]
Guests
Art Carney and Anne Meara.

[--] Tony Orlando and Dawn Show
30Apr1975 CBS Wed
preempted for Special "Magnificent Monsters of the Deep".

[--] Tony Orlando and Dawn Show
07May1975 CBS Wed [rerun]
Guests
Danny Thomas and Ruth Buzzi.

[--] Tony Orlando and Dawn Show
14May1975 CBS Wed [rerun]
Guests
Loretta Swit and Rosey Grier.

[--] Tony Orlando and Dawn Show
21May1975 CBS Wed [rerun]
Guests
Kate Smith and Ted Knight

[--] Tony Orlando and Dawn Show
28May1975 CBS Wed [rerun]
Guests
Andy Griffith and Georgia Engel.

[--] Tony Orlando and Dawn Show
04Jun1975 CBS Wed [rerun from 25Dec74]
Guests
Lloyd Bridges and Esther Rolle.

[--] Tony Orlando and Dawn Show
11Jun1975 CBS Wed [rerun]
Guests
Will Geer and Jo Anne Worley.

[--] Tony Orlando and Dawn Show
18Jun1975 CBS Wed [rerun from 04Dec74]
Guests
William Conrad and Florence Henderson.

[--] Tony Orlando and Dawn Show
25Jun1975 CBS Wed [rerun from 15Jan75]
Guests
Bill Macy and Loretta Swit.

[--] Tony Orlando and Dawn Show
02Jul1975 CBS Wed [rerun from 10Jul74]
Guests
Lloyd Bridges and Charo

[--] Tony Orlando and Dawn Show
09Jul1975 CBS Wed [rerun]
Guests
Dom DeLuise and Tammy Wynette.

[--] Tony Orlando and Dawn Show
16Jul1975 CBS Wed [rerun]
Guests
Tony Randall and Charo.

[--] Tony Orlando and Dawn Show
23Jul1975 CBS Wed [rerun]
Guests
same as above

[--] Tony Orlando and Dawn Show
30Jul1975 CBS Wed [rerun from 01Jan75]
Guests
Telly Savalas and Anne Meara.

[--] Tony Orlando and Dawn Show
06Aug1975 CBS Wed [rerun from 17Jul74]
Guests
Jimmie Walker, Shari Lewis and Karen Morris.

[--] Tony Orlando and Dawn Show
13Aug1975 CBS Wed [rerun]
Guests
Jack Albertson and Ruth Buzzi.

[--] Tony Orlando and Dawn Show
20Aug1975 CBS Wed [rerun from 19Mar75]
Guests
Buddy Ebsen and Kate Smith.

[--] Tony Orlando and Dawn Show
27Aug1975 CBS Wed [rerun]
Guests
Ted Knight, Georgia Engel and Hank Aaron.

[--] Tony Orlando and Dawn Show
03Sep1975 CBS Wed [rerun from 26Mar75]
Guests
John Amos, Nancy Walker and Mel Tillis

####### The Tony Orlando And Dawn Show #######
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CBS Wednesdays 8:00-9:00pm Eastern

2.01 [23] Tony Orlando and Dawn Show
10Sep1975 CBS Wed
Guests
Art Carney
Lucie Arnaz
Reverend Ike


2.02 [24] Tony Orlando and Dawn Show
17Sep1975 CBS Wed
Guests
Fred MacMurray
Hermione Baddeley

Plus regulars
Alice Nunn
Lonnie Shorr

Highlights:
A comedy sketch saluting captains real and imaginary (John Smith, Kidd, Queeg and Spalding).
Tony persuades Fred to appear on his show.
Magician the Great Orlando dispalys his legerdemain by attempting to saw his assistants (Joyce & Telma) in half.
Hermione & Tony duet on "Lambeth Walk".
Dawn performs "Have You Never Been Mellow?"
Tony sings "How Sweet it Is".

2.03 [25] Tony Orlando and Dawn Show
24Sep1975 CBS Wed
Guests
Hal Linden
Anne Meara

2.04 [26] Tony Orlando and Dawn Show
01Oct1975 CBS Wed
Guests
Demond Wilson
Kate Smith


2.05 [27] Tony Orlando and Dawn Show
08Oct1975 CBS Wed
Guests
Tony Randall
Nancy Walker

Highlights:
Tony and Nancy take part in a comic treatment of old-fashioned gangster films with Tony as the tough guy, Randall as
his kid brother the priest and Nancy as his disappointed mother.
The trio also reminisce about the long-running TV Western "Gunsmoke".
Tony plays a guru who tries to lead the bickering Dawn duo in a meditation session.
Randall and Orlando duet with "Reach Out and Touch".
Tony Orlando and Dawn sing "Put a Little Love in Your Heart", "Gone at Last" and "Listen to What the Man Said".

2.06 [28] Tony Orlando and Dawn Show
15Oct1975 CBS Wed  [postponed or rerun  26Nov75]
Guests
Roy Clark
Ruth Buzzi
Highlights:
Ruth Buzzi plays Marsha Dillon, Dodge City's first woman sheriff and country singer Roy Clark portrays the crook she
is trying to catch in another sketch.
Lonnie Schorr plays a car-pool driver who is trying to force his mismatched, computer-selected riders to smile.
Roy sings "Heart to Heart".
Roy & Tony do "Thank God I'm a Country Boy".
Tony Orlando & Dawn sing "Hello Goodbye".
Dawn performs "Let Me Be the One".
Tony sings "Try to Remember".

2.07 [29] Tony Orlando and Dawn Show
22Oct1975 CBS Wed
Guests
Dom DeLuise
Isabel Sanford

2.08 [30] Tony Orlando and Dawn Show
29Oct1975 CBS Wed
Guests
Barbara Eden
Mel Tillis


2.09 [31] Tony Orlando and Dawn Show
05Nov1975 CBS Wed
Guests
Jim Nabors
Phyllis Diller
Neil Sedaka


2.10 [32] Tony Orlando and Dawn Show
12Nov1975 CBS Wed
Guests
Don Knotts
Totie Fields
and a million dollars in diamonds!
Highlights:
Don checks out the no-frills hospital where he is about to have surgery.
Tony as Rocky Tchaikowsky a tough alum kid with musical genius who becomes the protege of a bored socialite (Totie).
Tony sings "Unchained Melody" while handcuffed to Don.
Totie and Dawn sing "Razzle Dazzle".
Dawn sings "Our Day Will Come".
Tony Orlando and Dawn perform "Bill Bailey (Won't You Please Come Home)" and "If I Had a Hammer".

2.11 [33] Tony Orlando and Dawn Show
19Nov1975 CBS Wed [rerun 31Mar76]
Guests
Freddie Prinze
Adrienne Barbeau

Comedy:
Freddie and Tony as struggling entertainers and Adrienne as a dancer in "The Road to Puerto Rico" a takeoff on the
Bob Hope-Bing Crosby "road to" pictures.
Tony as Rudolph Valentino re-creating a scene from the silent classic "The Sheik"
Highlights:
Adrienne and Dawn sing "If They Could See Us Now".
Dawn sings "Ain't No Way to Treat a Lady".
Tony sings "Feelings".

[--] Tony Orlando and Dawn Show
26Nov1975 CBS Wed
Guests
Roy Clark
Ruth Buzzi
*NOTE: This show was either postponed or rerun from October 15, 1975.


[--] Tony Orlando and Dawn Show
03Dec1975 CBS Wed
pre-empted for "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer" Special.

2.12 [34] Tony Orlando and Dawn Show
10Dec1975 CBS Wed
Guests
Kate Smith
Conrad Bain
Neil Sedaka

2.13 [35] Tony Orlando and Dawn Show
17Dec1975 CBS Wed
Guests
Dinah Shore
Dom DeLuise

[--] Tony Orlando and Dawn Show
24Dec1975 CBS Wed [rerun from 18Dec74]
Guests
Carroll O'Connor

2.14 [36] Tony Orlando and Dawn Show
31Dec1975 CBS Wed
Guests
Tony Randall
Minnie Pearl
Highlights:
A New Year's Eve Show features sketches about three sanitation workers celebrating the holiday at the dump, and a
TV series that involves characters from real shows in a tale of murder.
Tony Randall and Dawn perform the tongue-twisting "Sister Susie's Sewing Shirts for Soldiers".
Minnie reminisces about life in her home town.
Tony Orlando shows photos of his gridiron days during a salute to New Year's Day bowl games.
Tony Orlando and Dawn sing college fight songs medley.
Tony sings "Moments to Remember".

2.15 [37] Tony Orlando and Dawn Show
07Jan1976 CBS Wed [rerun 05May76]
Guests
Danny Thomas
Georgia Engel

Highlights:
Comedy segments include the invention of the doorbell by Ludwig Who-iz-it (Tony) and Lou Effy and Moreen's experiences
with shady television salesman Wild Bill (played by Ted Zeigler).
Danny does a monologue about his father.
Georgia sings and dances in a production number.
Dawn teases Tony who's performing in a barbershop quartet.
Georgia sings "I'm the First Girl in the Second Row".
Tony Orlando and Dawn sing "Never Ending Song of Love".

2.16 [38] Tony Orlando and Dawn Show
14Jan1976 CBS Wed
Guests
the cast of "Hee Haw"
Buck Owens and Buckaroos
Grandpa Jones
Lulu Roman
Junior Sample
Ronnie Stoneman
Gordie Tapp


2.17 [39] Tony Orlando and Dawn Show
21Jan1976 CBS Wed
Guests
John Davidson
Captain Kangaroo
Ruth Buzzi

2.18 [40] Tony Orlando and Dawn Show
28Jan1976 CBS Wed
Guests
Joe Namath
Freddie Fender
Charo


2.19 [41] Tony Orlando and Dawn Show
04Feb1976 CBS Wed
Guests
Jim Nabors
Kate Smith

[--] Tony Orlando and Dawn Show
11Feb1976 CBS Wed
pre-empted for "Be My Valentine" a Peanuts Special.

2.20 [42] Tony Orlando and Dawn Show
18Feb1976 CBS Wed [rerun 12May76]
Guests
Sid Caesar
Joey Bishop
Milton Berle

2.21 [43] Tony Orlando and Dawn Show
25Feb1976 CBS Wed
Guests
Sherman Hemsley
Roy Rogers
and Dale Evans

2.22 [44] Tony Orlando and Dawn Show
03Mar1976 CBS Wed
Guests
Jerry Lewis
Anne Meara

2.23 [45] Tony Orlando and Dawn Show (final new show of season 2)
10Mar1976 CBS Wed
Guests
Totie Fields
Tanya Tucker
Andy Griffith

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Reruns (17Mar76-9Jun76)
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[--] Tony Orlando and Dawn Show
17Mar1976 CBS Wed [rerun]
Guests
Jim Nabors

[--] Tony Orlando and Dawn Show
24Mar1976 CBS Wed
pre-empted for Special "The Mystery of the Andrea Doria".

[--] Tony Orlando and Dawn Show
31Mar1976 CBS Wed [rerun from 19Nov75]
Guests
Freddie Prinze and Adrienne Barbeau are the guests.

[--] Tony Orlando and Dawn Show
07Apr1976 CBS Wed [rerun]
Guests
"Hee Haw" cast: Buck Owens, Buckaroos, Grandpa Jones, Lulu Roman, Junior Samples.

[--] Tony Orlando and Dawn Show
14Apr1976 CBS Wed
pre-empted for "Flip's Sun Valley Olympiad" hosted by Flip Wilson, starring Richard Pryor, Minnie Riperton,
Alex Karras, Peggy Fleming, Sheila Young, Randi Gardner, Tai Babilonia.

[--] Tony Orlando and Dawn Show
21Apr1976 CBS Wed [rerun]
Guests
Roy Clark and Ruth Buzzi.

[--] Tony Orlando and Dawn Show
28Apr1976 CBS Wed
pre-empted for "Orangutans: Orphans of the Wild" narrated by Peter Ustinov.

[--] Tony Orlando and Dawn Show
05May1976 CBS Wed [rerun from 07Jan76]
Guests
Danny Thomas and Georgia Engel.

[--] Tony Orlando and Dawn Show
12May1976 CBS Wed [rerun from 18Feb76]
Guests
Milton Berle, Joey Bishop, Sid Caesar.

[--] Tony Orlando and Dawn Show
19May1976 CBS Wed [rerun]
Guests
Tony Randall and Nancy Walker.

[--] Tony Orlando and Dawn Show
26May1976 CBS Wed
pre-empted for TV movie "Stranded" starring Kevin Dobson and Lara Parker.

[--] Tony Orlando and Dawn Show
02Jun1976 CBS Wed [rerun]
Guests
Sherman Hemsley, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans.

[--] Tony Orlando and Dawn Show
09Jun1976 CBS Wed [rerun]
Guests
Hal Linden and Anne Meara.

*Last rerun aired.

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THE JACKSONS (16Jun76-7Jul76)(4 week Summer Replacement for "Tony Orlando And Dawn")

*NOTE: "The Jacksons" a four week series premiers taking over Tony Orlando's spot.
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[01] The Jacksons
16Jun1976 CBS Wed
starring The Jackson Five
with guest Sonny Bono.

[02] The Jacksons
23Jun1976 CBS Wed
starring The Jackson Five
with guest Mackenzie Phillips.

[03] The Jacksons
30Jun1976 CBS Wed
starring The Jackson Five
with guest Ed McMahon.

[04] The Jacksons
07Jul1976 CBS Wed
starring The Jackson Five
with guest Joey Bishop.

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[--]
14Jul1976 CBS Wed
pre-empted for the Democratic National Convention.

[--]
21Jul1976 CBS Wed
TV Movie "Stowaway to the Moon" with Lloyd Bridges and John Carradine.

[--]
28Jul1976 CBS Wed
TV Movie "Woman of the Year" with Joseph Bologna and Renee Taylor.

[--]
04Aug1976 CBS Wed
Special "George M!" A musical tribute to George M. Cohan starring Joel Grey and Bernadette Peters.

[--]
11Aug1976 CBS Wed
TV Movie "Hazard's People" starring John Houseman and Hope Lange.

[--]
18Aug1976 CBS Wed
pre-empted for the Republican National Convention.

*NOTE: Two shows take over Tony's spot Frankie Avalon's "Easy Does It" and "The Bert Convy Show" for the next four weeks.

[--] Bert Convy Show
25Aug1976 CBS Wed
aka "The Late Summer, Early Fall Bert Convy Show"
a four week series.

####### The Tony Orlando And Dawn Show #######
############# season 3 Fall 1976 #############
############### (final season) ###############
Title changes to "Tony Orlando and Dawn Rainbow Hour"
Moves from Wednesdays to Tuesdays
NBC Tuesdays 8:00-9:00pm Eastern

3.01 [46] Tony Orlando and Dawn Rainbow Hour
21Sep1976 CBS Tue
Guests
Alice Cooper
Plus new show regular
George Carlin

3.02 [47] Tony Orlando and Dawn Rainbow Hour
28Sep1976 CBS Tue
Guests
Steve Lawrence
The Walter Murphy Band.


3.03 [48] Tony Orlando and Dawn Rainbow Hour
05Oct1976 CBS Tue
Guests
England Dan and John Ford Coley.

3.04 [49] Tony Orlando and Dawn Rainbow Hour
12Oct1976 CBS Tue
Guests
Bernadette Peters and Sly and the Family Stone are the guests.
Comedy:
Bernadette plays a patient romantically involved with her doctor (Tony) in a spoof of soap operas.
Bernadette teams up with Tony in a takeoff of the film "Silent Movie".
Telma Hopkins plays a feisty old nanny who's fed up with stepping and fetching for faded Southern plantation owners.
Highlights:
Sly and the Family Stone perform "Dance to the Music" and "Stand".
Bernadette sings "Razzle Dazzle".
Dawn performs "I Won't Last a Day Without You".
Tony sings "That's All".

3.05 [50] Tony Orlando and Dawn Rainbow Hour
19Oct1976 CBS Tue
Guests
Bonnie Franklin
Dr. Hook

[--] Tony Orlando and Dawn Rainbow Hour
26Oct1976
pre-empted for Peggy Fleming Holiday on Ice at Madison Square Garden with Andy Williams, The Muppets and Mark Wilson.
show is scheduled for October 27, 1976 in this one time night only.

3.06 [51] Tony Orlando and Dawn Rainbow Hour
27Oct1976 CBS Tue
Guests
Carroll O'Connor
Engelbert Humperdinck


[--] Tony Orlando and Dawn Rainbow Hour
02Nov1976
pre-empted for Special "James Paul McCartney featuring Wings".


3.07 [52] Tony Orlando and Dawn Rainbow Hour
09Nov1976 CBS Tue
Guests
Donald O'Connor
Soupy Sales

3.08 [53] Tony Orlando and Dawn Rainbow Hour
16Nov1976 CBS Tue
Guests
Johnny Cash
and Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band
Plus regular
George Carlin
Highlights:
In a comedy sketch Lou Effy (Telma) plays Cupid for a hesitant Moreen (Joyce).
Jimmy Martinez is a talent agent for an unusual tap-dancer and Tony plays an Army recruiting officer interviewing
an applican with 18 personalities.
Johnny sings a medley of his hits.
Tony and Dawn perform "What the World Needs Now".
Joyce sings "Mr. Melody".
Tony & Johnny sing "Making Little Ones Out of Big Ones".

[--] Tony Orlando and Dawn Rainbow Hour
23Nov1976 CBS Tue
pre-empted for "Nadia: From Rumania With Love" Hosted by Flip Wilson. A behind the scenes look at Nadia Comaneci
the 14-year-old Olympic gymnast.

[--] Tony Orlando and Dawn Rainbow Hour
30Nov1976 CBS Tue
pre-empted for "Ted Knight Musical Comedy Variety Special" with Edward Asner, Rue McClanahan, Ethel Merman, Phil Silvers,
Loretta Swit, Fred MacMurray.

3.09 [54] Tony Orlando and Dawn Rainbow Hour
07Dec1976 CBS Tue
Guests
Abe Vigoda
The Bay City Rollers. (Scottish Pop Group)

[--] Tony Orlando and Dawn Rainbow Hour
14Dec1976 CBS Tue
pre-empted for "The Year Without a Santa Claus" special.

[--] Tony Orlando and Dawn Rainbow Hour
21Dec1976 CBS Tue
pre-empted for  ???

3.10 [55] Tony Orlando and Dawn Rainbow Hour (Last show of the series)
28Dec1976 CBS Tue
Guests
Fred MacMurray
and singer Cory Braverman.

*NOTE: Last show of the series. The show was cancelled and replaced with Dan Rather's "Who's Who" a magazine type series.

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