The Midnight Special

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  • Genre(s): Music
  • Release year: 1972
The Midnight Special was an American late-night musical variety series originally broadcast on NBC during the 1970s and early 1980s, created and produced by Burt Sugarman. It premiered as a special on August 19, 1972, then began its run as a regular... read more

The Midnight Special was an American late-night musical variety series originally broadcast on NBC during the 1970s and early 1980s, created and produced by Burt Sugarman. It premiered as a special on August 19, 1972, then began its run as a regular series on February 2, 1973; its last episode was on May 1, 1981. The 90-minute program followed the Friday night edition of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.

Original Release

08/19/1972 on NBC

Cast

Wolfman Jack Himself - Announcer
Donna Summer Herself
Helen Reddy Herself - Hostess
Tina Turner Herself
Ike Turner Himself
Randy Jones Himself
KC & The Sunshine Band Themselves
Todd Rundgren Himself
The Spinners Themselves
Gladys Knight Herself
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 Episode #9.1 Friday, 05 September 1980
2 Episode #9.2 Friday, 12 September 1980
3 Episode #9.3 Friday, 19 September 1980
4 Episode #9.4 Friday, 26 September 1980
5 Episode #9.5 Friday, 03 October 1980
6 Episode #9.6 Friday, 10 October 1980
7 Episode #9.7 Friday, 17 October 1980
8 Episode #9.8 Friday, 24 October 1980
9 Episode #9.9 Friday, 07 November 1980
11 Episode #9.11 Friday, 28 November 1980
14 Episode #9.14 Friday, 19 December 1980
16 Episode #9.16 Friday, 16 January 1981
17 Episode #9.17 Friday, 23 January 1981
18 Episode #9.18 Friday, 30 January 1981
19 Episode #9.19 Friday, 06 February 1981
20 Episode #9.20 Friday, 13 February 1981
21 Episode #9.21 Friday, 20 February 1981
22 Episode #9.22 Friday, 06 March 1981
23 Episode #9.23 Friday, 13 March 1981
25 Episode #9.25 Friday, 27 March 1981
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Directors

Stan Harris, Tom Trbovich

Writers

Frank Cotolo, Franklyn Ajaye, Michael O'Donoghue, David Steinberg

Cast

Producers

Editors

Terry M. Pickford

1980 Emmy Outstanding Achievement in Technical Direction and Electronic Camerawork Nominated
1979 Emmy Outstanding Achievement in Technical Direction and Electronic Camerawork Nominated
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