June 6, 1966-August 29, 1966 (NBC); May 30, 1969-September 5, 1969 (ABC). Singer John Davidson as host to two prime-time variety hours. The first was titled "The Kraft Summer Musical Hall" and featured George Carlin, the Lively Set, the King Cousins, and Jackie and Gayle. The second show was known as "The John Davidson Show." The 1969 show was taped in London and featured Rich Little, Mireille Mathieu and Amy McDonald.
Actor-singer Dean Jones is the host for this weekly melange of satire aimed at every facet of American life.
Guests: Kate Smith, Carol Robinson, Ken Greenwald. Series regulars include Dick Clair and Jenna McMahon, (lampooning modern life), singer Gerri Granger(who joins the company in the weekly vaudeville show segment), and commentator Alex Dreier, (spoofing documentaries.)
Created and produced by Saul Iison and Ernest Chambers, who originated "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour."
The show ran from February 6th, 1969-May 1st, 1969. In late March, the show became "The Dean Jones Variety Hour." Both formats proved unsuccessful and the series was dropped after a thirteen week run.
Fifth show of the series.