The Corner Bar

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The Corner Bar
Eugene Roche Anne Meara The Corner Bar 1973.JPG
Eugene Roche and Anne Meara in a 1973 scene from the program.
Genre Sitcom
Written by Norman Barasch
John Boni
Directed by Peter Baldwin
Rick Edelstein
Starring Gabriel Dell (Season 1)
Anne Meara (Season 2)
Eugene Roche (Season 2)
J. J. Barry
Shimen Ruskin
Bill Fiore
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 16
Running time 25 mins.
Production company(s) Alan King Productions
Original network ABC
Audio format Monaural
Original release June 21, 1972 (1972-06-21) – September 7, 1973 (1973-09-07)

The Corner Bar is an American situation comedy that aired on ABC from June 1972 to September 1973.


The Corner Bar revolves around the lives of the patrons of a tavern called Grant's Toomb. The series is notable for its inclusion of the first recurring gay character on American television, Peter Panama (played by Vincent Schiavelli).[1]



  1. ^ Sparta, Christine (2002-03-11). "Emergence from the closet". USA Today. Retrieved 2008-12-06. 

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