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The Andy Williams Show

The Andy Williams Show was an American television variety show that ran from 1962 to 1971 (alternating during the summer of 1970 with Andy Williams Presents Ray Stevens), and a short-lived run in syndication, beginning in the fall of 1976. It was hosted by crooner Andy Williams.

The Andy Williams Show
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Andy Williams in 1969
GenreVariety show
Written byJohn Aylesworth, Frank Peppiatt
Presented byAndy Williams
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Production
Running time60 minutes
Production company(s)Barnaby Productions
Release
Original networkNBC
Original release1962 (1962) –
1971 (1971)

The programEdit

The Andy Williams Show featured a number of regular performers, including, from time to time:[citation needed]

The first series began as a summer replacement on CBS in 1959. The weekly year-round series premiered on NBC in 1962, where it ran until 1967 before being revived from 1969 through 1971.[citation needed]

During the fall of 1963, the show aired every two weeks, rather than weekly, alternating with the television version of The Bell Telephone Hour. [1]

When the show debuted, it was tailored to Williams' pop music stylings and aimed at adult viewers. Although generally categorized as a musical variety show, it was also popular in part for its comedy skits. During its five-year run on NBC, the show drew respectable ratings, although it never made the list of top-thirty programs.[citation needed]

In 1967, Williams decided to cut back to three specials per year. However, two years later he was lured back to weekly television in a slightly revised format that included rock and roll acts and psychedelic staging. For this show, the studio audience sat on risers that followed Williams about as he moved about the stage. After a two-year run, the show was cancelled as part of an industry-wide purging of shows skewing toward older or rural viewers.[citation needed] Williams continued to produce seasonal specials (especially at Christmas) in lieu of a weekly series.[citation needed]

Five years after his second weekly run at NBC had ended, Williams tried his hand at a half-hour weekly variety show, this time in syndication. But it lasted only one season (1976–1977).[citation needed]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Andy Williams Show". Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved May 31, 2016.
  2. ^ Phil Levitt - 0riginal baritone of The Diamonds

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