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Startime is an anthology show of drama, comedy, and variety, and was one of the first American television shows broadcast in color. The program was aired Tuesday nights in the United States on the NBC Television network in the 1959–1960 television season.

Startime is an anthology show of drama, comedy, and variety, and was one of the first American television shows broadcast in color. The program was aired Tuesday nights in the United States on the NBC Television network in the 1959–1960 television season.

Original Release

10/06/1959 on NBC

US Release

10/06/1959

Cast

# Title Air Date
1 The Wonderful World of Entertainment Tuesday, 06 October 1959
2 The Jazz Singer Tuesday, 13 October 1959
3 The Turn of the Screw Tuesday, 20 October 1959
4 The Secret World of Kids Tuesday, 27 October 1959
5 The Dean Martin Variety Show I Tuesday, 03 November 1959
6 The Wicked Scheme of Jebal Deeks Tuesday, 10 November 1959
7 George Burns in the Big Time Tuesday, 17 November 1959
8 Merman on Broadway Tuesday, 24 November 1959
9 Something Special Tuesday, 01 December 1959
10 My Three Angels Tuesday, 08 December 1959
11 Cindy's Fella Tuesday, 15 December 1959
12 Christmas Startime Tuesday, 22 December 1959
13 Meet Cyd Charisse Tuesday, 29 December 1959
14 The Man Tuesday, 05 January 1960
15 The Dean Martin Variety Show II Tuesday, 12 January 1960
16 Crime, Inc. Tuesday, 19 January 1960
17 The Jack Paar Variety Show Tuesday, 26 January 1960
18 The Greatest Man Alive Tuesday, 02 February 1960
19 The Swingin' Years Tuesday, 09 February 1960
20 Closed Set Tuesday, 16 February 1960
21 The Talent Scouts Program Tuesday, 23 February 1960
22 Jeff McCleod, the Last Reb Tuesday, 01 March 1960
23 The Swingin' Singin' Years Tuesday, 08 March 1960
24 Academy Award Songs Tuesday, 15 March 1960
25 Dear Arthur Tuesday, 22 March 1960
26 The Young Juggler Tuesday, 29 March 1960
27 Incident at a Corner Tuesday, 05 April 1960
28 Well, What About You? Tuesday, 19 April 1960
29 Soldiers in Greasepaint Tuesday, 26 April 1960
30 Fun Fair Tuesday, 03 May 1960
31 Tennessee Ernie Ford Meets King Arthur Tuesday, 10 May 1960
32 Sing Along with Mitch Tuesday, 24 May 1960
33 The Nanette Fabray Show, or Help Me, Aphrodite Tuesday, 31 May 1960

Directors

Greg Garrison, Gordon Rigsby, Bretaigne Windust, Jack Donohue, Robert Stevens, Barry Shear, Grey Lockwood, Kirk Browning, Bill Hobin, Paul Nickell, Marc Daniels, Bob Fosse, Lee J. Cobb, Alfred Hitchcock, John Frankenheimer, Delbert Mann, Ralph Nelson, Franklin J. Schaffner, Gower Champion, Ted Post, Roger Englander, Dick McDonough, Dick Darley, Bob Henry

Writers

Joe Bigelow, Mac Benoff, Tom Waldman, Frank Waldman, Robert O'Brien, Henry James, Herbert Baker, Douglas Heyes, James Costigan, Mark Twain, Joseph Stefano, A.J. Russell, Gordon Cotler, Sol Saks, Danny Arnold, Paul Henning, Roland Kibbee, Larry Gelbart, Anatole France, Jameson Brewer, Samson Raphaelson, James P. Cavanagh, Paul Keyes, Tony Webster, Bella Spewack, Ferenc Molnár, Luther Davis, William D. Gordon, P.G. Wodehouse, John D. Hess, Ernest D. Glucksman, Mel Dinelli, Charlotte Armstrong, Sam Spewack, Dore Schary, Dick Wesson, Gore Vidal, Ralph Nelson, Ted Post, Frank Burt, Howard Teichmann, Robert Hilliard, Gavin Lambert, George Foster, Bob Howard, Irvin Graham, Jack Lloyd, Jean Meegan

Cast

Producers

Editors

Duncan Mansfield, Edward W. Williams, Edward Haire

1960EmmyOutstanding Single Performance by an Actor (Lead or Support) Nominated
1960EmmyOutstanding Achievement in Electronic Camerawork Nominated
1960EmmyOutstanding Program Achievement in the Field of Drama Nominated
1960EmmyOutstanding Directorial Achievement in Drama Nominated
1960EmmyOutstanding Single Performance by an Actress (Lead or Support) Won
1960EmmyOutstanding Writing Achievement in Drama Nominated
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