The Hank McCune Show
|The Hank McCune Show|
|Directed by||Charles Maxwell|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Producer(s)||Samuel Z. Arkoff
|Running time||25 minutes|
|Production company(s)||United Television Productions|
|Original release||September 9, 1950– December 2, 1950|
The series began as a local Los Angeles program in 1949. NBC placed it on its national primetime schedule at the start of the 1950-51 season. It debuted at 7:00pm Eastern Time on September 9 and was cancelled three months later.
The premise foreshadowed that of The Larry Sanders Show in that it contained a show within a show. McCune portrayed a television variety show host named after himself, and each week the character managed to blunder his way into a variety of comic predicaments.
- The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network TV Shows 1946 - Present by Tim Brooks and Earle Marsh, Ballantine Books, 1986, pg. 321, ISBN 0-345-35610-1
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