Sunday, September 20, 2015

60 years ago, "You'll Never Get Rich" premiered on CBS

Less than 2 months later, the title was changed to "The Phil Silvers Show".

The program ran for 4 seasons, the majority of its episodes broadcast on Tuesday evenings from 8:00 to 8:30.   It was the 22nd most popular show during the 1956-57 season.  Otherwise, it never cracked the Nielsen top 25.

"The Phil Silvers Show" won the following Emmy awards:
  • 1956.  Best Director-Film Series, Nat Hiken
  • 1957.  Best Comedy Writing - Variety or Situation Comedy (6 recipients)
  • 1958.  Best Comedy Series.
  • 1958.  Best Comedy Writing.  (9 recipients)
It received 4 nominations in 1959 but lost out in each category.

Along with "The Phil Silvers Show", two other of my favorite TV shows premiered during September 1955:  "The Honeymooners" and "Alfred Hitchcock Presents".

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