Friday, November 16, 2018

Forgotten TV: Swingin' Country (1966)

In 1966, Dick Clark made his first sale to NBC with the daytime variety show, Swingin' Country, co-hosted by Roy Clark with Molly Bee and Randy Draper. The series lasted just a few months, nestled amidst the usual collection of soap operas and game shows. Now, being that ye scribe was just a toddler of three when this came out, there ain't gonna be a rating.

Just check out this sample open:

It would take Dick Clark more than a decade before he landed another show on NBC, this one he hosted himself (Dick Clark's Live Wednesday). Of course, he'd finally get a hit show with Bloopers & Practical Jokes in the 80's, co-produced with Johnny Carson's production company.

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