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The Jo Stafford Show (1954-55)
 Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Rina Fox
references:
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THE JO STAFFORD SHOW
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CBS (1954-55) (2Feb54-28Jun55) (From Hollywood)
 
US Music Variety series 1954-55   

Hosted by Jo Stafford

Regulars: (1954-55)
The Paul Weston Orchestra &  The Starlighters

Background:
Jo Stafford began her recording career in the 1944, originally a member of Tommy Dorsey's
vocal group The Pied Pipers, her hit recordings included:

Jo Stafford Hits
 Long ago and Far Away
   You Belong to Me (See the Pyramids ...)(1952 UK hit)
"Jambalaya" (1952 UK hit)
"Make Love To Me" (1954 UK hit)
"Suddenly There's a Valley" (1955)
"It's Almost Tomorrow" (1955)
"On London Bridge" (1956)

############# The Jo Stafford Show ###########
############### season 1 1954 ################
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CBS Tuesdays 7:45-8:00pm Eastern (15 min) (after the network news) (from 2Feb54)
From Hollywood
Regulars:
Paul Weston Orchestra and The Starlighters
Took over the Tuesday slot formally occupied by  The Jane Froman Show - USA Canteen

[01] The Jo Stafford Show (15 min) [Debut]
02Feb1954 CBS Tue

[02] The Jo Stafford Show (15 min)
09Feb1954 CBS Tue

[03] The Jo Stafford Show (15 min)
16Feb1954 CBS Tue
Highlights:
Jo sings "Temptation".

[04] The Jo Stafford Show (15 min)
23Feb1954 CBS Tue
Highlights:
Jo sings "Jones Boy" and "If I Loved You".

[05] The Jo Stafford Show (15 min)
02Mar1954 CBS Tue

[06] The Jo Stafford Show (15 min)
09Mar1954 CBS Tue

[07] The Jo Stafford Show (15 min)
16Mar1954 CBS Tue

[08] The Jo Stafford Show (15 min)
23Mar1954 CBS Tue

[09] The Jo Stafford Show (15 min)
30Mar1954 CBS Tue
Highlights:
Jo sings "Come Rain or Come Shine" and "Ragtime Cowboy Joe". [RF]

[10] The Jo Stafford Show (15 min)
06Apr1954 CBS Tue

[11] The Jo Stafford Show (15 min)
13Apr1954 CBS Tue

[12] The Jo Stafford Show (15 min)
20Apr1954 CBS Tue

[13] The Jo Stafford Show (15 min)
27Apr1954 CBS Tue

[14] The Jo Stafford Show (15 min)
04May1954 CBS Tue

[15] The Jo Stafford Show (15 min)
11May1954 CBS Tue

[16] The Jo Stafford Show (15 min)
18May1954 CBS Tue

[17] The Jo Stafford Show (15 min)
25May1954 CBS Tue
Highlights:
Jo sings "Wanted" and "Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms". [RF]

[18] The Jo Stafford Show (15 min)
01Jun1954 CBS Tue

[19] The Jo Stafford Show (15 min)
08Jun1954 CBS Tue
Highlights:
Jo sings "Exactly Like You", "My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose", "I Get So Lonely" and "Begin the Beguine". [RF]

[20] The Jo Stafford Show (15 min)
15Jun1954 CBS Tue

[21] The Jo Stafford Show (15 min)
22Jun1954 CBS Tue

[22] The Jo Stafford Show (15 min) (Last episode)
29Jun1954 CBS Tue

*NOTE: Last episode of "The Jo Stafford Show",
Merv Griffin's "Summer Holiday" Summer Replacement variety show with Betty Ann Grove premieres on July 6, 1954.

############# The Jo Stafford Show ###########
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CBS Tuesdays 7:45-8:00pm Eastern (15 min) (after the network news) (ending 28 Jun55)
From Hollywood
Regulars:
Paul Weston Orchestra and The Starlighters

2.01 [23] The Jo Stafford Show (15 min)
07Sep1954 CBS Tue
with the Paul Weston Orchestra and The Starlighters.
Highlights:
Jo sings "Zing Went the Strings of My Heart", "Nearer My Love to Thee", "Little Old Shoemaker"
and closes with "The Man Who Got Away". [RF]

2.02 [24] The Jo Stafford Show (15 min)
14Sep1954 CBS Tue
with the Paul Weston Orchestra and The Starlighters.
Highlights:
Jo sings "September in the Rain".
Jo and the Starlighters sing "Black is the Color of My True Love's Hair".
Jo solos with "I Could Have Told You." [RF]

2.03 [25] The Jo Stafford Show (15 min)
21Sep1954 CBS Tue
with the Paul Weston Orchestra and The Starlighters.

2.04 [26] The Jo Stafford Show (15 min)
28Sep1954 CBS Tue
with the Paul Weston Orchestra and The Starlighters.

2.05 [27] The Jo Stafford Show (15 min)
05Oct1954 CBS Tue
with the Paul Weston Orchestra and The Starlighters.

2.06 [28] The Jo Stafford Show (15 min)
12Oct1954 CBS Tue
with the Paul Weston Orchestra and The Starlighters.

2.07 [29] The Jo Stafford Show (15 min)
19Oct1954 CBS Tue
with the Paul Weston Orchestra and The Starlighters.

2.08 [30] The Jo Stafford Show (15 min)
26Oct1954 CBS Tue
with the Paul Weston Orchestra and The Starlighters.

2.09 [31] The Jo Stafford Show (15 min)
02Nov1954 CBS Tue
with the Paul Weston Orchestra and The Starlighters.

2.10 [32] The Jo Stafford Show (15 min)
09Nov1954 CBS Tue
with the Paul Weston Orchestra and The Starlighters.

2.11 [33] The Jo Stafford Show (15 min)
16Nov1954 CBS Tue
with the Paul Weston Orchestra and The Starlighters.

2.12 [34] The Jo Stafford Show (15 min)
23Nov1954 CBS Tue
with the Paul Weston Orchestra and The Starlighters.

2.13 [35] The Jo Stafford Show (15 min)
30Nov1954 CBS Tue
with the Paul Weston Orchestra and The Starlighters.

2.14 [36] The Jo Stafford Show (15 min)
07Dec1954 CBS Tue
with the Paul Weston Orchestra and The Starlighters.

2.15 [37] The Jo Stafford Show (15 min)
14Dec1954 CBS Tue
with the Paul Weston Orchestra and The Starlighters.

2.16 [38] The Jo Stafford Show (15 min)
21Dec1954 CBS Tue
with the Paul Weston Orchestra and The Starlighters.

2.17 [39] The Jo Stafford Show (15 min)
28Dec1954 CBS Tue
with the Paul Weston Orchestra and The Starlighters.

2.18 [40] The Jo Stafford Show (15 min)
04Jan1955 CBS Tue
with the Paul Weston Orchestra and The Starlighters.

2.19 [41] The Jo Stafford Show (15 min)
11Jan1955 CBS Tue
with the Paul Weston Orchestra and The Starlighters.

2.20 [42] The Jo Stafford Show (15 min)
18Jan1955 CBS Tue
with the Paul Weston Orchestra and The Starlighters.

2.21 [43] The Jo Stafford Show (15 min)
25Jan1955 CBS Tue
with the Paul Weston Orchestra and The Starlighters.

2.22 [44] The Jo Stafford Show (15 min)
01Feb1955 CBS Tue
with the Paul Weston Orchestra and The Starlighters.

2.23 [45] The Jo Stafford Show (15 min)
08Feb1955 CBS Tue
with the Paul Weston Orchestra and The Starlighters.
Highlights:
In a toy shop Jo and the Starlighters sing "Darling, Darling".
Jo sings "I Can't Get Started with You" from a penthouse, whereupon the Starlighters join her for
"How About You?"
The show closes with a tribute to Lincoln with "The Battle Hymn of the Republic". [RF]

2.24 [46] The Jo Stafford Show (15 min)
15Feb1955 CBS Tue
with the Paul Weston Orchestra and The Starlighters.
Highlights:
Jo sings "I've Got the World on a String", "Vera Cruz" and "Cuanta-le-Gusta". [RF]

2.25 [47] The Jo Stafford Show (15 min)
22Feb1955 CBS Tue
with the Paul Weston Orchestra and The Starlighters.

2.26 [48] The Jo Stafford Show (15 min)
01Mar1955 CBS Tue
with the Paul Weston Orchestra and The Starlighters.

2.27 [49] The Jo Stafford Show (15 min)
08Mar1955 CBS Tue
with the Paul Weston Orchestra and The Starlighters.

2.28 [50] The Jo Stafford Show (15 min)
15Mar1955 CBS Tue
with the Paul Weston Orchestra and The Starlighters.

2.29 [51] The Jo Stafford Show (15 min)
22Mar1955 CBS Tue
with the Paul Weston Orchestra and The Starlighters.

2.30 [52] The Jo Stafford Show (15 min)
29Mar1955 CBS Tue
with the Paul Weston Orchestra and The Starlighters.

2.31 [53] The Jo Stafford Show (15 min)
05Apr1955 CBS Tue
with the Paul Weston Orchestra and The Starlighters.
Highlights:
Jo and the Starlighters sing "Breezing Along with the Breeze", "Red Rosy Bush", "Davy Crockett"
and "Sunday Kind of Love". [RF]

2.32 [54] The Jo Stafford Show (15 min)
12Apr1955 CBS Tue
with the Paul Weston Orchestra and The Starlighters.
Highlights:
Jo and the Starlighters sing about Baseball and romance, "They All Laughed", "Take Me Out to the Ball Game",
"I'll Remember April" and "Young and Foolish". [RF]

2.33 [55] The Jo Stafford Show (15 min)
19Apr1955 CBS Tue
with the Paul Weston Orchestra and The Starlighters.
Highlights:
Jo and the Starlighters open the program with "I Love Paris".
The Orchestra does "The River Seine".
Jo and the group sings "Paris in the Spring".
An instrmental number "The Paris Sky".
Jo sings in French, "Au Claire de la Lune" and closes with "April in Paris". [RF]

2.34 [56] The Jo Stafford Show (15 min)
26Apr1955 CBS Tue
with the Paul Weston Orchestra and The Starlighters.
Highlights:
Songs include "The Lady is in Love with You", "Rain" and "Singin' in the Rain". [RF]

2.35 [57] The Jo Stafford Show (15 min)
03May1955 CBS Tue
with the Paul Weston Orchestra and The Starlighters.

2.36 [58] The Jo Stafford Show
10May1955 CBS Tue
with the Paul Weston Orchestra and The Starlighters.
Highlights:
Jo and the Starlighters offer "Sunday", "John Anderson, My Jo", "Ballad of Davy Crockett"
and "How Important Can It Be?" [RF]

2.37 [59] The Jo Stafford Show (15 min)
17May1955 CBS Tue
with the Paul Weston Orchestra and The Starlighters.
Highlights:
Jo sings "Brazil" and "Young and Foolish".
The Starlighters join her for "Love" and "Coffee Song".
Ray Fitzell dances. [RF]

2.38 [60] The Jo Stafford Show (15 min)
24May1955 CBS Tue
with the Paul Weston Orchestra and The Starlighters.
Highlights:
Jo sings "Dance With Me, Henry", "Love is Here to Stay", "Bidin' My Time" and "The Man I Love". [RF]

2.39 [61] The Jo Stafford Show (15 min)
31May1955 CBS Tue
with the Paul Weston Orchestra and The Starlighters.
Highlights:
In a nightclub setting Jo and the Starlighters present "S'Wonderful".
Jo solos with "Whatever Lola Wants" and "It's the Talk of the Town". [RF]

2.40 [62] The Jo Stafford Show (15 min)
07Jun1955 CBS Tue
with the Paul Weston Orchestra and The Starlighters.

2.41 [63] The Jo Stafford Show (15 min)
14Jun1955 CBS Tue
with the Paul Weston Orchestra and The Starlighters.

2.42 [64] The Jo Stafford Show (15 min)
21Jun1955 CBS Tue
with the Paul Weston Orchestra and The Starlighters.

2.43 [65] The Jo Stafford Show (15 min) (Final show of the 15 min. series)
28Jun1955 CBS Tue
with the Paul Weston Orchestra and The Starlighters.
    
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