It's Garry Shandling's Show

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It's Garry Shandling's Show
Premiere September 10, 1986
Finale May 25, 1990
Creator Alan Zweibel & Garry Shandling
Network Showtime
Style 30-minute sitcom
Company Our Production Company
Seasons 4
Episodes 72
Origin USA

It's Garry Shandling's Show stars actor/comedian Garry Shandling as, more or less, himself. Known as a neurotic, somewhat self-obsessed stand-up comedian who just happens to be aware he is a TV sitcom character, Garry spends just as much time interacting with the studio audience as he does the regular cast members, offering up opening monologues and show-closing summations of the episode's events. However, all the supporting characters know they are on a TV show, not just Garry; and the studio audience is often involved in the storyline.

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Cast

Actor Character Duration
Main Cast 1 2 3 4
Garry Shandling Garry Shandling * * * *
Geoffrey Blake Lewis *[1]
Molly Cheek Nancy Bancroft * * * *
Jessica Harper Phoebe Bass *
Scott Nemes Grant Schumaker * * * *
Michael Tucci Pete Schumaker * * * *
Bernadette Birkett Jackie Schumaker * * * *
Ian Buchanan Ian McFyfer o *
Barbara Cason Ruth Shandling o * * *
Paul Willson Leonard Smith o * * *
Orange/Red/o indicates a recurring or guest role during that season.
Dark Green indicates top billing during that season.
Supporting/Recurring Cast 1 2 3 4
Rob Reiner Himself * * *
Tom Petty Himself * *
Danny Dayton Mr. Peck * *
Richard Fancy Mr. Stravely * *
Chi Ngo Kim Moon * *
Roy Brocksmith Mr. Guest * *
Bruno Kirby Brad Brillnick * *
Martin Mull Himself * *
  1. episodes 1–6

Seasons

Season  Premiere Finale #
Showtime
Season One September 10, 1986 April 10, 1987 16
Season Two October 25, 1987 March 10, 1988 17
Season Three October 21, 1988 April 21, 1989 20
Season Four November 10, 1989 May 25, 1990 19

In-Depth

DVD Releases

Title Release Date #
Complete Series
The Complete Series October 20, 2009 16

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Season Sets
The Complete First Season April 27, 2010 4

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