The Andy Williams Show

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The Andy Williams Show
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Andy Williams in 1969
GenreVariety show
Written byJohn Aylesworth, Frank Peppiatt
Presented byAndy Williams
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Running time60 minutes
Production companyBarnaby Productions
Original networkNBC
Original release1962 (1962) –
1971 (1971)

The Andy Williams Show was an American television variety show that ran from 1962 to 1971 (alternating during the summer of 1970 with Andy Williams Presents Ray Stevens)[1] and had a short-lived run in syndication beginning in the fall of 1976. It was hosted by singer Andy Williams.

The program[edit]

The Andy Williams Show featured a number of regular performers including:[1]

The first series began as a summer replacement on CBS in 1959. The weekly year-round series premiered on NBC in 1962, where it ran until 1967, when William reduced his workload to three specials a year. He returned to having a weekly series from 1969 through 1971.[1]

During the fall of 1963, the show aired every two weeks, rather than weekly,[2] alternating with the television version of The Bell Telephone Hour.

When the show debuted, it was tailored to Williams's pop music stylings and aimed at adult viewers. Although generally categorized as a musical variety show, it was also popular in part for its comedy skits. During its five-year run on NBC, the show drew respectable ratings, although it never made the list of top-thirty programs.[citation needed]

In 1967, Williams decided to cut back to three specials per year. However, two years later he returned to weekly television in a revised format that included rock and roll acts and psychedelic lighting.[1]

Five years after his second weekly run at NBC had ended, Williams tried his hand at a half-hour weekly variety show, this time in syndication. But it lasted only one season (1976–1977).[citation needed]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Category Nominee(s) Result Ref.
1963 Outstanding Variety Series The Andy Williams Show Won [3]
1963 Outstanding Performance in a Variety or Musical Program or Series Andy Williams Nominated [4]  

List of guest stars[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d Tim Brooks and Earle Marsh, The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network TV Shows 1946 – Present (first edition), pages 29-30, Ballantine, 1979
  2. ^ The Andy Williams Show (TV Series 1962–1969) - IMDb, retrieved 2020-01-14
  3. ^ 1963 Emmys Variety Program
  4. ^ 1963 Emmys - Performance in Variety Program

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