Jimmy Durante Presents the Lennon Sisters
|Jimmy Durante Presents the Lennon Sisters Hour|
|Written by||Don Reo|
|Presented by||Jimmy Durante|
|Starring||The Lennon Sisters|
|Opening theme||"May We Wish You Well"|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|Running time||48 mins.|
|Original release||September 26, 1969– July 4, 1970|
Jimmy Durante Presents the Lennon Sisters Hour is an American variety show that aired on ABC during the 1969-70 television season. The series was hosted by Jimmy Durante, and stars The Lennon Sisters.
Shortly after breaking with long-time mentor Lawrence Welk, The Lennon Sisters appeared in this weekly series along with comedian Jimmy Durante. They appeared with Durante at the piano at the beginning of each weekly telecast, and interacted with his guests such as Jack Benny, Phyllis Diller, and Bob Hope.
The program ran on Fridays from September 1969 until January 1970, when it moved to Saturday nights, until the end of the run on July 4, 1970. Designed to appeal to both young and old alike, the ratings indicated the program had succeeded in doing neither, despite relatively weak competition, including Bracken's World on NBC and movies on CBS, it was not renewed for another season.
- Brooks, Tim and Marsh, Earle, The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows
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