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The Jack Benny Program (TV Series)

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Original title
The Jack Benny Program (TV Series)
Running time
30 min.
United States United States
Harry Conn, Al Boasberg, Edmund Beloin, Hugh Wedlock Jr., Howard Snyder, George Balzer , Sam Perry, Milt Josefsberg, John Tackaberry, Al Gordon, Hal Goldman, Ronald R. RondellSee 8 More
Mahlon Merrick
Nicholas Musuraca, Robert De Grasse, Philip Tannura, John MacBurnie, Stanley Pavey, Mack Stengler, John L. Russell, Sidney Hickox, Henry Cronjager Jr. (B&W)See 6 More
J&M Entertainment, McCadden Productions, Revue Studios, Universal Pictures Television, National Broadcasting Company (NBC) (Broadcast by: CBS)
TV Series. Comedy
Synopsis / Plot
The Jack Benny Program evolved from a variety show blending sketch comedy and musical interludes into the situation comedy form we know even now, crafting particular situations and scenarios from the fictionalization of Benny the radio star. Anything, from hosting a party to income tax time to a night on the town, was good for a Benny show situation, and somehow the writers and star would find the right ways and places to insert musical interludes from Phil Harris and Dennis Day. With Day, invariably, it would be a brief sketch that ended with Benny ordering Day to sing the song he planned to do on that week's show.
1963: Emmy: Nominated for Best Direction in Comedy and Writing
1961: Emmy: Best Series of Comedy
1960: Emmy: Best Direction in Comedy and Writing. 3 Nominations
1959: Emmy: Best Series of Comedy, Actor (Benny) and Writing. 4 Nominations
1958: Emmy: Best Actor in a Comedy Series (Jack Benny). 3 Nominations
1957: Emmy: 3 Nominations, including Best Comedy Series
1956: Emmy: 2 Nominations, including Best Comedy Series
1955: Emmy: 2 Nominations, including Best Comedy Series
1963: Golden Globes: Nominated for Best TV Show
1957: Golden Globes: Best TV Show
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