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The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show

George Burns and Gracie Allen were among the few successful radio personalities to make the transition to television in the early days of the medium. The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show exuded excellence, with a unique format, interesting plots, a great cast, and virtually non-stop comedy featuring the unparalleled zany wit of Gracie.

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08x39 The Exchange Student Aired: Sep. 15, 1958

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The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show is Canceled/Ended
The show had 8 seasons and 291 episodes air between 1950 and 1958.

Series Info

Type:
Scripted
Premiered:
Oct. 12, 1950
Status:
Canceled/Ended
Runtime:
30 min.
Aired:
1950 - 1958
To-Date:
8 Seasons
291 Episodes
Network
CBS TV Network
AKA:
The Burns and Allen Show
Genre

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Series Fun Facts

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  • The filmed episodes were shot out-of-sequence like a movie - scenes in George and Gracie's living room were filmed together; the kitchen, the Mortons' house, George's study, etc.
  • During the second season, George Burns realized it would be more practical to shoot the show on film rather than broadcast live. CBS wouldn't increase the budget to accommodate this…
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    During the second season, George Burns realized it would be more practical to shoot the show on film rather than broadcast live. CBS wouldn't increase the budget to accommodate this extravagance, so Burns invested his own funds and founded McCadden Productions, a company through which he produced this series and many other television projects in the 1950s-'60s.
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  • There are conflicting stories regarding Fred Clark's departure from the show. On-screen, George Burns explained that Clark had taken a role in a play and was unable to juggle both jobs. In…
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    There are conflicting stories regarding Fred Clark's departure from the show. On-screen, George Burns explained that Clark had taken a role in a play and was unable to juggle both jobs. In "Say Goodnight, Gracie! The Story of George Burns and Gracie Allen," the authors stated that his wife, singer Benay Venuta resided in New York, and the strain of commuting from Hollywood on weekends to be with her proved overwhelming. In his third autobiography, Burns wrote that Clark was contractually obligated for one additional season but demanded an additional $500 a week (which would have been more than Burns was making), so he was let out of his contract.
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