The Show Goes On

CBS (ended 1952)


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The Show Goes On is a variety show that originally aired on CBS from January 19, 1950 to January 16, 1952. This series consists of one-hour episodes, with one episode appearing each week during these two viewing seasons. The series is a talent contest in which unknown performers compete against each other and a panel of celebrities judge the contestants. The winners receive booking offers from nightclubs and theaters, and many famous entertainers get their start on this series. Comedian Nipsey Russell makes his television debut in this series by performing a stand-up comedy routine. David J. Blight also appears as a contestant by dancing to a live orchestra. This orchestra receives recognition on this show and later performs regularly on the Ed Sullivan Show and The Jackie Gleason Show. The host is Robert Q. Lewis, a television personality who appears in his first starring role. This series is produced by Lester Gottlieb and directed by Alex Leftwich.