The Imogene Coca Show
|The Imogene Coca Show|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Original release||October 2, 1954– June 25, 1955|
|Preceded by||Place the Face (NBC, 8:30 EST Saturdays)|
|Followed by||The Jimmy Durante Show, alternating with The Donald O'Connor Show (NBC, 9:30 EST Saturdays)|
The Imogene Coca Show is a half-hour NBC television series starring Imogene Coca in both situation comedy and variety show formats. The program debuted on October 2, 1954, after the ending of Sid Caesar's Your Show of Shows, on which Coca had been a popular regular performer.
The first two episodes of The Imogene Coca Show center upon the difficulties of a television star starting a new series. Her co-stars were Billy DeWolfe and Ruth Donnelly. The program became a variety show in its third episode, with standard songs, comedy sketches, and weekly guest stars. Then in February 1955, Coca was cast as a newlywed with a husband and two lively neighbors, Helen and Harry Milliken, portrayed, respectively, by Bibi Osterwald and David Burns.
- "The Imogene Coca Show". tv.com. Retrieved February 10, 2011.
- Alex McNeil, Total Television, appendix, network television schedules