Are these the names of variety shows or sitcoms?

Both put their star's name in the title.

Many classic sitcoms and variety shows used the same straightforward (if a little uncreative) method when it came to titling: just put the show's star in between the words “The” and “Show.”

Many musical variety show hosts were gifted comics and many hilarious sitcom actors had musical chops great for songs and skits. This got us thinking — how easy would it be to remember if a star's namesake show was a sitcom or a variety show? What if that celebrity had both?

Here are 15 classic programs. Can you tell which titles are for sitcoms and which ones are for variety shows?

  1. The Dick Van Dyke Show
  2. The Carol Burnett Show
  3. The Andy Griffith Show
  4. The Mary Tyler Moore Show
  5. The Ed Sullivan Show
  6. The Donna Reed Show
  7. The Red Skelton Show
  8. The Flip Wilson Show
  9. The Bob Newhart Show
  10. The Doris Day Show
  11. The Danny Kaye Show
  12. The Leslie Uggams Show
  13. The Patty Duke Show
  14. The Dinah Shore Chevy Show
  15. The Joey Bishop Show

Are these the names of variety shows or sitcoms?

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favoldtv13 2 months ago
Love old tv shows. Thank you for making these available.
dodgebob 2 months ago
11/15, had to dust off some cob webs.
macyjo 3 months ago
Fun and easy. I'm old enough
disisdadrum 3 months ago
13/15 Missed The Bob Newhart Show & The Doris Day Show 😱😱
dictracy 3 months ago
13/15 missed the two that were both
BustaNutter1 3 months ago
Any fan of the homes of classic sitcoms can take virtual tours on YouTube. The woman that hosts it is a treasure trove of trivia, right up my alley. She uses photos from different seasons to show subtle changes in the homes that go unmentioned on the show. Start with the Bewitched house. It's awesome!
DerekBird 3 months ago
You got 10 out of 15
Did the answers come easy for this quiz or did you have to give it some thought?
dodgebob DerekBird 2 months ago
Thought, definitely thought.
ncadams27 3 months ago
Should have asked about the Jack Benny Program. Sone weeks he did a straight variety show, some weeks a sitcom - all in one show.
dmagoon 3 months ago
BTW, isn't "Joey Bishop" etymologically related to "Joe Piscopo"?
UTZAAKE 3 months ago
14/15.
9. Knew there was a trap, yet still walked right into it. Sigh.
Barry22 3 months ago
14/15, Bob Newhart had a variety show?
MarianneCoon 3 months ago
Only slipped on one--forgot Bob Newhart's variety show.
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