CTVA US Music Variety - "The Jimmy Durante Show" (NBC 1954-56)(ABC 1969-70)

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Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Rina Fox
references:
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THE JIMMY DURANTE SHOW
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NBC (1954-56)
Produced by William Harmon
Sponsored by RJ Reynolds

US Music Variety Comedy series 1954-56 (30 min)(9Oct54-23Jun56)

Hosted by Jimmy Durante
Regulars:
Eddie Jackson (his former vaudeville partner)
Jules Buffano (pianist)
Jack Roth (drummer)
Doris Singleton
The Durante Girls
The Roy Bargy Orchestrta


Premise:
Misadventures of comedian Jimmy "The Schnozz" Durante as he attempt to run a night club,
the "Club Durant", which is fraught with problems.

  ########## The Jimmy Durante Show ############
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NBC Saturdays 9:30-10:00pm ET (30 min) (fortnightly)
Alternating with "The Donald O'Connor Show"

[01] The Jimmy Durante Show
09Oct1954 NBC Sat
Guest
Donald O'Connor

[02] The Jimmy Durante Show
16Oct1954 NBC Sat
Guest
Jean Hagen
Rusty Hammer

cameo appearances by
Danny Thomas and Sherry Jackson.

[03] The Jimmy Durante Show
06Nov1954 NBC Sat
Guest
Vivian Blaine

[04] The Jimmy Durante Show
26Nov1954 NBC Sat
Guest
Margaret Truman

[05] The Jimmy Durante Show
12Dec1954 NBC Sat
Guest
Lauritz Melchoir

[06] The Jimmy Durante Show
01Jan1955 NBC Sat
Guest
George Raft

[07] The Jimmy Durante Show
22Jan1955 NBC Sat
Guest
Vivian Blaine

[08] The Jimmy Durante Show
05Feb1955 NBC Sat
Guest
Marilyn Maxwell

[09] The Jimmy Durante Show
26Feb1955 NBC Sat
Guest
Lisa Kirk

[10] The Jimmy Durante Show
19Mar1955 NBC Sat
Guest
Pat Carroll

[11] The Jimmy Durante Show
02Apr1955 NBC Sat
Guest
Peter Lawford

[12] The Jimmy Durante Show
23Apr1955 NBC Sat
Guest
Patty Andrews (of The Andrews Sisters)
Jeannie Carson
Tab Hunter

[13] The Jimmy Durante Show
14May1955 NBC Sat
Guest
George Jessel

[14] The Jimmy Durante Show
28May1955 NBC Sat
Guest
Dorothy Lamour

[15] The Jimmy Durante Show
18Jun1955 NBC Sat
Guest
Janet Blair
Sheilah Graham


[16] The Jimmy Durante Show
09Jul1955 NBC Sat
Writers Jack Elinson & Artie Stander
Director Sheldon Leonard
Guest
Barbara Whiting
Doris Singleton
Charles Stroud
[RF]

[17] The Jimmy Durante Show
23Jul1955 NBC Sat
Guest
Cass Daley

[18] The Jimmy Durante Show
13Aug1955 NBC Sat
Producer William Harmon
Writers Jack Elinson & Artie Stander
Director Sid Smith
Director of Photography Robert De Grasse
Editor John Woodcock
Guest
Jimmy Ames
Candy Candido
Angie Dickinson
Jules Buffano
Clegg Hoyt
Jack Roth
[RF]

[19] The Jimmy Durante Show
03Sep1955 NBC Sat
Guest
Dave Barry

[20] The Jimmy Durante Show
17Sep1955 NBC Sat
Guest
Pat Carroll

[21] The Jimmy Durante Show
24Sep1955 NBC Sat
Guest
Toni Arden
Max Baer

########## The Jimmy Durante Show ############
############## season 2 1955-56 ##############
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NBC Saturdays 9:30-10:00pm ET (30 min) (ending 23Jun56) (weekly)

2.01 [22] The Jimmy Durante Show
08Oct1955 NBC Sat
Guest
Jose Iturbi and Amparo Iturbi

2.02 [23] The Jimmy Durante Show
15Oct1955 NBC Sat
Guest
Carmen Miranda
*NOTE: In this previously filmed episode is the late Carmen Miranda
(she passed away in August following this program). [RF]

2.03 [24] The Jimmy Durante Show
22Oct1955 NBC Sat
Guest
Marguerite Piazza

2.04 [25] The Jimmy Durante Show
29Oct1955 NBC Sat
Guest
Peter Lawford
Muriel Landers


[--] The Jimmy Durante Show
05Nov1955 NBC Sat
pre-empted for Max Liebman Presents "The Great Waltz"
with Keith Andes, Patrice Munsel, Jarmila Novotna and Bert Lahr. [RF]

2.05 [26] The Jimmy Durante Show
12Nov1955 NBC Sat
Guests
Peter Lawford
Jeannie Carson

2.06 [27] The Jimmy Durante Show
19Nov1955 NBC Sat
Guest
Celeste Holm

[--] The Jimmy Durante Show
26Nov1955 NBC Sat
pre-empted for Max Liebman Presents: "Dearest Enemy" a Rodgers and Hart musical
starring Anne Jeffreys, Robert Sterling, Cornelia Otis Skinner and Cyril Ritchard. [RF]


2.07 [28] The Jimmy Durante Show
03Dec1955 NBC Sat
Guest
Janet Blair

2.08 [29] The Jimmy Durante Show
10Dec1955 NBC Sat
Guests
Polly Bergen
Frank Nelson

Highlights:
Songs include "Please Don't Talk About Us When We're Gone", "Oh, Wht a Miserable Afternoon",
"Poor Bud is Going", "In My Convertible Without a Top" and "Pennsylvania". [RF]

2.09 [30] The Jimmy Durante Show
17Dec1955 NBC Sat
Guest
Vivian Blaine
Stubby Kaye


[--] The Jimmy Durante Show
24Dec1955 NBC Sat
pre-empted for a special presentation of "Babes in Toyland" a Victor Herbert operetta
starring Dennis Day, Dave Garroway, Wally Cox, Ellen Barrie, Jack E. Leonard, Bambi Linn and Rod Alexander. [RF]

2.10 [31] The Jimmy Durante Show
31Dec1955 NBC Sat
Guest
Jane Froman
Highlights:
Wanting to be a part of Club Durant's 25th anniversary celebration, she joins up with Eddie Jackson to buy
Jimmy a present.
Durante peforms "You're the Cream in My Coffee" and "Well Dressed Man".
Jane sings "Love Me or Leave Me". [RF]

2.11 [32] The Jimmy Durante Show
07Jan1956 NBC Sat
Guest
George Raft

2.12 [33] The Jimmy Durante Show
14Jan1956 NBC Sat
Guest
Tab Hunter
Jeannie Carson


[--] The Jimmy Durante Show
21Jan1956 NBC Sat
pre-empted for Max Liebman Presents: "Paris in the Springtime" a musical comedy by Billy Friedberg and Neil Simon
starring Dan Dailey, Gale Sherwood, Helen Gallagher, Jack Whiting, Bambi Linn and Rod Alexander. [RF]


2.13 [34] The Jimmy Durante Show
28Jan1956 NBC Sat
Guest
Liberace and his brother George

2.14 [35] The Jimmy Durante Show
04Feb1956 NBC Sat
Guest
Milton Berle

2.15 [36] The Jimmy Durante Show
11Feb1956 NBC Sat
Guest
Robert Mitchum

[--] The Jimmy Durante Show
18Feb1956 NBC Sat
pre-empted for the Motion Picture Academy Nominations. [RF]

2.16 [37] The Jimmy Durante Show
25Feb1956 NBC Sat
Guest
Esther Williams

2.17 [38] The Jimmy Durante Show
03Mar1956 NBC Sat
Guest
Charles Laughton

2.18 [39] The Jimmy Durante Show
10Mar1956 NBC Sat
Guest
Liberace and George

[--] The Jimmy Durante Show
17Mar1956 NBC Sat
pre-empted for the EMMY award telecast. [RF]

2.19 [40] The Jimmy Durante Show
24Mar1956 NBC Sat
Guest
Frank Sinatra

2.20 [41] The Jimmy Durante Show
31Mar1956 NBC Sat
Guest
Charles Boyer

2.21 [42] The Jimmy Durante Show
07Apr1956 NBC Sat
Guest
Ernest Borgnine

[--] The Jimmy Durante Show
14Apr1956 NBC Sat
pre-empted for the musical "Marco Polo" starring Alfred Drake, Doretta Morrow, Beatrice Kraft and Jerome Kilty. [RF]

2.22 [43] The Jimmy Durante Show
21Apr1956 NBC Sat
Guest
George Jessel
Patrice Munsel


2.23 [44] The Jimmy Durante Show
28Apr1956 NBC Sat
Announcer Harry Von Zell
Guest
Johnny Ray
Liberace
Peter Lawford
George Raft
Joe E. Lewis
Tom Harmon

golfers Cary Middlecoff and Lloyd Mangrum
*NOTE: From the Desert Inn Hotel in Las Vegas. [RF]

2.24 [45] The Jimmy Durante Show
05May1956 NBC Sat
Guest
Peter Lawford

[--] The Jimmy Durante Show
12May1956 NBC Sat
pre-empted for Max Liebman Presents: "The Music of Gershwin"
starring Ethel Merman, Alfred Drake, Tony Bennett, Toni Arden, Cab Calloway and Eugene List. [RF]

2.25 [46] The Jimmy Durante Show
19May1956 NBC Sat
Guest
Connie Russell

2.26 [47] The Jimmy Durante Show
26May1956 NBC Sat
Guest
Marilyn Maxwell

2.27 [48] The Jimmy Durante Show
02Jun1956 NBC Sat
Guest
Lisa Kirk

[--] The Jimmy Durante Show
09Jun1956
pre-empted for Max Liebman Presents: "Holiday" musical version of Elmer Rice's "The Grand Tour"
starring Doretta Morrow, Keith Andes, Bambi Linn and Rod Alexander. [RF]

2.28 [49] The Jimmy Durante Show
16Jun1956 NBC Sat
Guest
George Sanders

2.29 [50] The Jimmy Durante Show (Last show of the series)
23Jun1956 NBC Sat
Guest
Peter Lawford
Anna Maria Alberghetti

*NOTE: Last show of the series, repeats were shown. [RF]

[--] The Jimmy Durante Show
03Aug1957 NBC Sat [repeat]
Guest:
George Sanders

[--] The Jimmy Durante Show
07Sep1957 NBC Sat [repeat]
Guest:
Barbara Whiting.

[--] The Jimmy Durante Show
21Sep1957 NBC Sat [repeat]

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