Jimmy Dean hosted a few variety shows in the late 50s, but we won't concern ourselves with them. This show was a one hour prime time effort on ABC and it lasted for three years. Jimmy landed the gig because of his easy-going personality and on the strength of his cross-over hits like Big Bad John and PT-109. Jimmy presented country and pop acts along with various comedians. There was nothing special about this show, but so what? How many people do you know have had a sausage named after them?