Series: The Ed Sullivan Show

A long-running Variety Show, hosted by New York Daily News theater columnist Ed Sullivan, that was required Sunday-night viewing on American television for decades. It aired on CBS as Toast of the Town from June 1948 to September 1955, and as The Ed Sullivan Show until June 1971.

It is best remembered for the numerous rock music acts it featured, particularly Elvis Presley and The Beatles, as well as its comedy and novelty acts. And it played a key role in the early history of The Muppets.

Briefly revived in the 1990s as The Virtual Ed Sullivan Show, with a CGI recreation of its famous host a la Max Headroom.

As usual, you can find the basics at The Other Wiki and at IMDB.

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