The Greatest Variety Shows in TV History

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List Criteria: Shows near the top must be only the best Variety Show TV series.

The very best variety show shows on television, ranked from best to worst. This list of the greatest variety show shows also includes pictures from the shows when available. Popular variety show TV shows have been a staple of television for years, so there's often debate about what the most entertaining variety show show of all time is. Don't let your favorite variety show television programs in history get to the bottom of the list- be sure to vote them up so they have the chance to reach the top spot. The list of variety show television shows below includes information like the program's cast, creator and premiere date when available.

List includes Frank TV, Bienvenidos, more! Old variety shows! New variety shows! The only rule is they have to be good variety shows!

This list answers the questions, "What is the best variety show show of all time?" and "What are the greatest variety show shows?"
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    Carol Burnett, Vicki Lawrence, Harvey Korman

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    Dean Martin, Sandahl Bergman, Dom DeLuise

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    Darrell Hammond, Kenan Thompson, Seth Meyers

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    Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Richard Hunt

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    Roy Clark, Gunilla Hutton, Buck Owens

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    Ed Sullivan, Bern Bennett, Ralph Paul

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    Sally Struthers, Tom Smothers, Peter Cullen

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    Walt Disney, Kevin Corcoran, Paul Frees

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    Sonny Bono, Cher, Ted Zeigler

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    Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, Ruth Buzzi

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    Ginger Rogers, Red Skelton

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    Jimmie Dodd, Tommy Cole, Eileen Diamond

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    Keenen Ivory Wayans, Jim Carrey, Kelly Coffield Park

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    Flip Wilson, Tim Conway, George Carlin

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    Marie Osmond, Donny Osmond, Jimmy Osmond

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    Ellen DeGeneres, Stephen Boss, Anthony Okungbowa

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    Sally Struthers, Tom Smothers, John Hartford

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    Phyllis Diller, Michele Lee, George Gray

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    Bob Hope, Jerry Lewis, Dean Martin

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    Wolfman Jack, Helen Reddy, Donna Summer

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    racey Ullman, Dan Castellaneta, Sam McMurray

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    Andy Williams

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    Perry Como, Ed Herlihy, Durward Kirby

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    Stephen Boyd, Dinah Shore

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    Dick Dale, Lawrence Welk, Lynn Anderson

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    Peggy Lee, Steve Allen, Al Flosso

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    Lucille Ball, Vivian Vance, Desi Arnaz

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    The Tony Orlando and Dawn Show is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Variety Shows in TV History
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    Don Everly, Phil Everly, Mike Lawrence

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    Hollywood Palace is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Variety Shows in TV History

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    Sing Along With Mitch is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Variety Shows in TV History

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    Bea Arthur, Eddie Fisher, George Gobel

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    Best Time Ever with Neil Patri... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Variety Shows in TV History

    Neil Patrick Harris, Nicole Scherzinger

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    The Nick and Jessica Variety H... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Variety Shows in TV History

    Jessica Simpson, Mr. T, Kenny Rogers

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