The Judy Garland Show was a 60 minute musical/variety series on CBS. Each week Ms. Garland would treat her audience to several of her songs. She also had well-known guest stars; usually either other top singers and/or comedians. A real treat was when the non-musical guest stars would join her in a duet.
Judy Garland Show CastJudy Garland .......... Hostess
Jerry Van Dyke ........ Series Regular (Episodes 1-10)
Judy Garland Show Trivia
Judy Garland's real name was Frances Ethel Gumm. She was the perfect co-star for Mickey Rooney who was pretty short as she was only 4 feet 11 and one-half inches tall!
The Judy Garland Show was nominated for three Emmys and one Golden Globe award but didn't win any.
It's a common misconception that Judy Garland won an Oscar for her role in "The Wizard of Oz". While she didn't get an Oscar, the film made her an overnight star. She did get nominated for three Oscars during her career. "Wizard of Oz" - For outstanding performance as a screen juvenile; "A Star Is Born" - Best Actress; "Judgement At Nurenburg" - Best Supporting Actress.
The Judy Garland Show was loved by the critics and it also had a very loyal audience that simply loved Judy. The series didn't survive its first season, however, for a couple of reasons. First, one of the highest rated series of all time, "Bonanza" was on NBC in the same time slot. Secondly, the President of CBS at that time was James Aubrey and he made no secret of the fact that he couldn't stand Judy Garland!
In addition to a multitude of movie stars, the Judy Garland Show attracted guest stars from other TV shows including Dick and Tom Smothers ("The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour"), Steve Allen ("The Tonight Show"), Jayne Meadows ("I've Got a Secret"), Carl Reiner ("The Dick Van Dyke Show"), and Rich Little ("Love on a Rooftop").
Episodes List With Original Air DatesNotice: The following information accurately reflects the dates each episode aired on television and who appeared as guest stars. There is a lot of conflicting episode information about this show because many guides list the episodes in the order they were taped. We list them in the order they appeared on television. For example, the episode below that we call #12 (because it was the twelfth show aired) is called #15 by many other sites (fifteenth show taped).
Judy Garland Show - The First And Only Season
Tv SpecialsFord Star Jubilee - September 24, 1955
The Judy Garland Show - April 8, 1956
Judy, Frank, and Dean - February 25, 1962
Judy Garland and Her Guests Phil Silvers And Robert Goulet - March 19, 1963
Judy and Liza Live at the London Palladium - December 1964
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