Next month I'll be taking part in the Classic TV Blog Association's latest blogathon, on TV variety shows. The last one, on classic horror movie hosts, was back in October and was a tremendous success.
The variety show truly is a part of television's past, a chapter that doesn't really seem likely to make a comeback. In some ways that's a pity, but in other ways it's almost a relief - the axis of modern entertainment has pivoted to the point where it's increasingly hard to think of who could host, let alone appear on, such a show today.
Perhaps we are best left with memories of the past, and there's no better way to relive them than through us! So come along and share the fun with Dean Martin! Jerry Lewis! Judy Garland! Ed Sullivan! The Brady Bunch! Paul Lynde! (See what I mean about the dropoff in star power?)
If you want to know more about the schedule, or are perhaps interested in participating yourself, check out the details here.