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. It was replaced in September 1971 by the CBS Sunday Night Movie.
|The Ed Sullivan Show|
|Also known as||Toast of the Town (1948–55)|
|Presented by||Ed Sullivan|
|Theme music composer||Ray Bloch|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||24|
|No. of episodes||1,068|
|Executive producer||Ed Sullivan|
|Running time||50–53 minutes|
|Production companies||Sullivan Productions|
|Distributor||CBS Television Distribution|
|Original release||June 20, 1948 –|
March 28, 1971
In 2002, The Ed Sullivan Show was ranked No. 15 on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time. In 2013, the series finished No. 31 in TV Guide Magazine's 60 Best Series of All Time.