CTVA US Talk Show - "The Mike Douglas Show" (Synd)(1961-82)

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The Mike Douglas Show (1961-82)
 Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Rina Fox, Tom Alger [Updated Sep 2019]
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (https://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive / Writers Guild of America (wga)

The Mike Douglas Show (season 1) (Synd) (1961-62)
The Mike Douglas Show (season 2) (Synd) (1962-63)

The Mike Douglas Show (season 3) (Synd) (1963-64)

The Mike Douglas Show (season 4) (Synd) (1964-65)

The Mike Douglas Show (season 5) (Synd) (1965-66)
The Mike Douglas Show (season 6) (Synd) (1966-67)
The Mike Douglas Show (season 7) (Synd) (1967-68)

The Mike Douglas Show (season 8) (Synd) (1968-69)
The Mike Douglas Show (season 9) (Synd) (1969-70)
The Mike Douglas Show (season 10) (Synd) (1970-71)
  Re-Numbered

The Mike Douglas Show (season 11) (Synd) (1971-72)
The Mike Douglas Show (season 12) (Synd) (1972-73)  Re-Numbered

The Mike Douglas Show (season 13) (Synd) (1973-74)
The Mike Douglas Show (season 14) (Synd) (1974-75)

The Mike Douglas Show (season 15) (Synd) (1975-76)

The Mike Douglas Show (season 16) (Synd) (1976-77)
The Mike Douglas Show (season 17) (Synd) (1977-78)

The Mike Douglas Show (season 18) (Synd) (1978-79)
The Mike Douglas Show (season 19) (Synd) (1979-80)

The Mike Douglas Show (season 20) (Synd) (1980-81)
The Mike Douglas Show (season 21) (Synd) (1981-82)

  Replacement Show:
The John Davidson Show (season 1) (Synd) (1980-81)
The John Davidson Show (season 2) (Synd) (1981-82)

 
  Westinghouse Broadcasting Company (1961-80)
Group W Productions
for Syndication
Executive Producer Roger Ailes
Director Ernest Sherry

US Talk Show 1961-81    (11-Dec-1961 to 30-Nov-1981)

Host Mike Douglas (born 11-Aug-1920, died 11-Aug-2006)

B&W (1961-67) / Color (1967-1982)

Theme song "Here's Mike" (1961-79)
"Mike Makes Your Day!" (197981)

Note: The show started 1961 in Cleveland, when Westinghouse owned Channel 3 and called it KYW.
When Westinghouse won a court case against NBC in 1965, they opted to own Philadelphia's Channel 3, taking "KYW"
call letters and The Mike Douglas Show with them.
New studios for the show were on Walnut Street, but moved to KYW headquarters at 5th and Market Streets
near Independence Hall. Moved in 1978 to Los Angeles.

Premise:
Mike Douglas began his career as a Big Band singer and entertainer. His warm, sincere, non-hip persona gave him huge success on the
first syndicated talk show and won an EMMY. He drew a dizzying array of music talent, including Mick Jagger, Stevie Wonder and John Lennon,
whose 1972 co-hosting week with Douglas is one of the medium's all-time music-related events. The show, which aired live until Zsa Zsa Gabor
used some off-color language, became `The Mike Douglas Entertainment Hour' late in its run.
His first job in broadcasting was in Oklahoma City, and in 1953 be became host of "Hi, Ladies", a TV program broadcast by WGN in Chicago.

Ellie Frankel Trio 1961-1962
Ellie Frankel Quartet 1963-66
Joe Harnell Sextet 1967-73
Frank Hunter Band 1973-75
Joe Massimino Band 1975-82

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