The Ed Sullivan Show

American television series which ran on CBS from 1948 to 1971 / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Ed Sullivan Show is an American television variety show that ran on CBS from June 20, 1948, to March 28, 1971, and was hosted by New York entertainment columnist Ed Sullivan.[1] It was replaced in September 1971 by the CBS Sunday Night Movie.[2]

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The Ed Sullivan Show
Logo used for The Best of the Ed Sullivan Show package of clip shows since the early 1990s.
Also known asToast of the Town (1948–55)
Sketch comedy
Presented byEd Sullivan
Narrated by
Theme music composerRay Bloch
Opening theme"Toast"
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons24
No. of episodes1,068
Executive producerEd Sullivan
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time50–53 minutes
Production companiesSullivan Productions
CBS Productions
DistributorCBS Television Distribution
Original networkCBS
Picture format
Audio formatMonaural
Original releaseJune 20, 1948 (1948-06-20) 
March 28, 1971 (1971-03-28)

In 2002, The Ed Sullivan Show was ranked No. 15 on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time.[3] In 2013, the series finished No. 31 in TV Guide Magazine's 60 Best Series of All Time.[4]