Washington Square

NBC (ended 1957)




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Washington Square

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The New York neighborhood of Washington Square is populated with young show-biz hopefuls working towards their big break in the theater. It's also the setting for this live variety show starring Ray Bolger. Regulars appearing (at least initially) were Mata and Hari, as operators of a dance school, and Elaine Stritch, operator of the Greenwich Village Inn, where she often introduced acts. Several other performers made regular appearances during the series' run. "Washington Square" aired according to a bizarre schedule. At first it was to appear alternate weeks on Sunday afternoons. After disappearing for a month, it returned, but as a color primetime program running in unrelated time periods. The haphazard scheduling no doubt contributed to the series not becoming a hit.