The Tab Hunter Show

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The Tab Hunter Show
Genre Sitcom
Created by Stanley Shapiro
Written by Dan Beaumont
Michael Fessier
Shirley Gordon
Alex Gottlieb
Directed by William J. Hole, Jr.
Richard Kinon
Philip Rapp
Norman Tokar
Starring Tab Hunter
Richard Erdman
Jerome Cowan
Reta Shaw
Theme music composer Pete Rugolo
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 32
Production
Producer(s) Dick Clayton
Running time 25 minutes
Production company(s) Shunto Productions
Broadcast
Original channel NBC
Picture format Black-and-white
Audio format Monaural
Original run September 18, 1960 (1960-09-18) – April 30, 1961 (1961-04-30)

The Tab Hunter Show is an American situation comedy starring Tab Hunter. The series ran new episodes on NBC from September 18, 1960, to April 30, 1961; rebroadcasts then aired from May until September 18.

Synopsis[edit]

Hunter stars as Paul Morgan, a 29-year-old cartoonist whose comic strip Bachelor at Large profiles his amorous adventures around Malibu Beach, California. The program also starred Jerome Cowan as Hunter's boss; John Larsen, the owner of Comics, Inc.; Richard Erdman as his best friend, the rich playboy Peter Fairfield, III; and character actress Reta Shaw as Hunter's housekeeper, Thelma, who disapproved of his life-style.

The Bachelor at Large comic strips seen on camera were drawn by veteran cartoonist Zeke Zekley, who had worked closely with George McManus on the classic strip Bringing Up Father from 1935 to 1954.

Cast[edit]

  • Tab Hunter - Paul Morgan
  • Jerome Cowan - John Larson
  • Richard Erdman - Peter Fairchild, III
  • Reta Shaw - Thelma

Notable guest stars[edit]

Scheduling and reception[edit]

The Tab Hunter Show was scheduled at 8:30 Eastern on Sundays, under the sponsorship of Lorillard Tobacco (Newport cigarettes) and General Time's Westclox division, and featured a selection of guest stars. All the episodes had the same theme and similar plots. The Tab Hunter Show followed National Velvet, based on a successful film of the same name on the Sunday evening schedule. It preceded The Dinah Shore Show.[1]

The show failed to compete effectively with CBS's The Ed Sullivan Show, and was canceled after one season.

Episode list[edit]

Episode # Episode title Original airdate
1-1 "One Blonde Too Many" September 18, 1960
1-2 "For Money or Love" September 25, 1960
1-3 "My Brother, The Hero" October 2, 1960
1-4 "Be My Guest" October 9, 1960
1-5 "Operation Iceberg" October 16, 1960
1-6 "The Matchmaker" October 23, 1960
1-7 "I Love a Marine" October 30, 1960
1-8 "Double Trouble" November 6, 1960
1-9 "The Doll in the Bathing Suit" November 13, 1960
1-10 "Hot and Cold" November 20, 1960
1-11 "My Darling Teacher" November 27, 1960
1-12 "One Night in Paris" December 4, 1960
1-13 "Devil to Pay" December 11, 1960
1-14 "How to Lose a Girl" December 18, 1960
1-15 "Happily Unmarried" December 25, 1960
1-16 "Portia Go Home" January 1, 1961
1-17 "Turnabout" January 8, 1961
1-18 "Weekend on Ice" January 15, 1961
1-19 "Girl Overboard" January 22, 1961
1-20 "The Art Patron" January 29, 1961
1-21 "The Golden Arrow" February 5, 1961
1-22 "Galatea" February 12, 1961
1-23 "Me and My Shadow" February 19, 1961
1-24 "The Movie Set" February 26, 1961
1-25 "Sultan for a Day" March 5, 1961
1-26 "Holiday In Spain" March 12, 1961
1-27 "Italian Riviera" March 19, 1961
1-28 "Crazy Over Horses" March 26, 1961
1-29 "Dream Boy" April 9, 1961
1-30 "Personal Appearance" April 16, 1961
1-31 "Those Happy College Days" April 23, 1961
1-32 "The Invitation" April 30, 1961

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1960-1961 American network television schedule

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