Monday, July 11, 2016

Forgotten TV: The Melba Moore-Clifton Davis Show (1972)

Broadway star Clifton Davis made his first inroad into primetime, in partnership with then-wife Melba Moore, with a summer replacement series for CBS in 1972. The Melba Moore-Clifton Davis Show lasted barely a month, with, as memory serves, minimal at best promotion.

We're again going to forego a rating, and offer a sample clip. The announcer is Johnny Olsen (The Price is Right, Match Game, etc.), and the special guest is Nancy Wilson.

Davis, of course, would follow up, after splitting with Moore, with That's My Mama, but that, too, would fail, and it would be another decade before he'd finally land the hit he'd been seeking (Amen).

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