The Dick Cavett Show (1968)

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The Dick Cavett Show (1968)
Dick Cavett Show Logo.jpg
Premiere March 4, 1968
Finale 1982
Creator Dick Cavett
Host Dick Cavett
Network ABC (seasons 1-8)
CBS (season 9)
PBS (seasons 10-15)
Style 90-minute comedy talk variety
Company Daphne Productions
American Broadcasting Company (seasons 1-8)
Seasons 15
Origin USA
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The Dick Cavett Show is a talk show hosted by Dick Cavett which switched networks, times and running lengths several times over its 14-year run. It began as an ABC daytime show (called This Morning) in 1968, then switched to primetime for one season, then finally ended up in late night. Although Cavett did a monologue, had sketches and interviewed guests, with his dry wit and guests from the academic world, he was seen as a cerebral alternative to the then-king of late night, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. In 1975, ABC cancelled the series, and it was briefly picked up by CBS for primetime. At last, it moved to PBS and ran for another five seasons.



Person Role Duration
Main Cast
Dick Cavett Host 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15


Season Premiere Finale #
Season One March 4, 1968 January 24, 1969
Season Two May 26, 1969 September 19, 1969
Season Three December 29, 1969
Season Four 1970
Season Five 1971
Season Six 1972
Season Seven 1973
Season Eight 1974 January 1, 1975
Season Nine August 16, 1975 September 6, 1975
Season Ten 1977
Season Eleven 1978
Season Twelve 1979
Season Thirteen 1980
Season Fourteen 1981
Season Fifteen 1982


DVD Releases

Title Release Date #
'Best Of' Collections
Rock Icons August 16, 2005 3
Comic Legends February 21, 2006 4
Hollywood Greats September 12, 2006 4

External Sites