About the TV Show
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The Red Skelton Show
First Air Date: October 21, 1951
|First Aired on||:||1951|
|Created By||:||Red Skelton,Gerald Gardner,Dee Caruso,Ben Brady,Guy Della-Cioppa,Perry Cross,Douglas Whitney,Jack Donohue,John Gaunt|
|Seasons/Episodes||:||364 episodes in 20 Seasons|
The Red Skelton Show is an American variety show that was a television staple for two decades, from 1951 to 1971. It was second to Gunsmoke and third to The Ed Sullivan Show in the ratings during that time. Skelton, who had previously been a radio star, had appeared in several motion pictures as well. Although his television series is largely associated with CBS, where it appeared for more than fifteen years, it actually began and ended on NBC. During its run, the program received three Emmy Awards, for Skelton as best comedian and the program as best comedy show during its initial season, and an award for comedy writing in 1961.