The Fred Waring Show

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The Fred Waring Show
Genre Musical variety
Presented by Fred Waring
Theme music composer Earl Lebieg
Opening theme "Sleep"
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 52 minutes
(1949–January 1952)
24 minutes
(January 1952–1954)
Original network CBS
Picture format Black-and-white
Audio format Monaural
Original release June 20, 1948 (1948-06-20) – May 30, 1954 (1954-05-30)

The Fred Waring Show is an American television musical variety show that ran from April 17, 1949 to May 30, 1954 on CBS. The show was hosted by Fred Waring and featured his choral group "The Pennsylvanians".


The series aired every Sunday night at 9pm after The Ed Sullivan Show, excluding the summer months. It was initially 60 minutes in length, but its time slot was cut to 30 minutes beginning in January 1952. During the 1954 season, the show alternated on Sunday nights with General Electric Theater. The show included performances by his orchestra and large chorus, as well as dancing and sketches.

In 1957, The Fred Waring Show made a brief return to television as a summer replacement daytime series.

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