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(AKA ABC's Wide World of Entertainment)

With the failure of Les Crane, Joey Bishop, or Dick Cavett to attract a substantial following for ABC in the late-night arean, the network decided in 1973 to try a new tack. Johnny Carson could have the talk-show audience; ABC countered with a diversified potpurri that, it was hoped, would offer something of interest to everyone. ABC officially premiered Wide World of Entertainment on January 1st, 1973 following a try-out run from November 21 - Decembet 8, 1972. There were nights, in fact whole weeks, with Cavett or Jack Paar hosting talking shows, but their were also comedy specials,

Show Description Credit: Complete TV Directory
 
> Airing History & Information 
Last Airing Oct 21, 1982
Premiere January 1, 1973
Episodes N/A
Network ABC
Format/Time Color / 60 Minutes
Country United States
Upcoming Airs Not currently airing
 
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