The Larry Sanders Show

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The Larry Sanders Show
Premiere August 15, 1992
Finale May 31, 1998
Creator Dennis Klein
Garry Shandling
Network HBO
Style 30-minute comedy
Company Brillstein-Grey Communications
Partners with Boundaries Productions
Columbia Pictures Television
Seasons 6
Episodes 89
Origin USA

The Larry Sanders Show is a comedy that aired on HBO.

The show revolves around the production of a fictional late night talk show, also called The Larry Sanders Show. It chronicles the daily life of Larry the host; Arthur "Artie", his producer; Hank Kingsley, Larry's sidekick; the production staff and their interaction with celebrity guests; the network and everything in between. Episodes focus on the professional and personal lives of the principal characters, with most focusing on Larry. Ancillary characters are also prominently featured, among them the writers Phil and Jerry, talent bookers Paula and Mary Lou, and the personal assistants Beverly, Darlene and Brian. Larry's wife, ex-wife and girlfriends are frequent sources of conflict, and his home is a secondary location for the show.

A typical early episode opens to the titles with the sound of Hank's audience warm-up routine in the background. This is followed by the talk show's titles and an excerpt from Larry's monologue. Episodes vary after this, sometimes continuing with the studio recording, but often cutting to a back-stage shot or to the production offices.

Contents

Cast

Actor Character Duration
Main Cast
Garry Shandling Larry Sanders 1 2 3 4 5 6
Jeffrey Tambor Hank "Hey Now!" Kingsley 1 2 3 4 5 6
Megan Gallagher Jeannie Sanders 1 4
Wallace Langham Phil 1 2 3 4 5 6
Jeremy Piven Jerry 1 2
Penny Johnson Beverly 1 2 3 4 5 6
Linda Doucett Darlene 1 2 3
Janeane Garofalo Paula 1 2 3 4 5
Rip Torn Arthur 1 2 3 4 5 6
Kathryn Harrold Francine 2
Scott Thompson Brian 4 5 6
Mary Lynn Rajskub Marylou 5 6

Seasons

Season Premiere Finale #
HBO
Season One August 15, 1992 November 7, 1992 13
Season Two June 2, 1993 September 29, 1993 18
Season Three June 22, 1994 October 12, 1994 17
Season Four July 19, 1995 November 22, 1995 17
Season Five November 13, 1996 February 26, 1997 13
Season Six March 15, 1998 May 31, 1998 11

In-Depth

DVD Releases

Title Release Date #
Season Sets
The Complete First Season February 26, 2002 3

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The Complete Second Season November 2, 2010 3

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The Complete Third Season April 26, 2011 3

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'Best Of' Collections
Not Just The Best Of The Larry Sanders Show April 17, 2007 4

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Complete Series
The Complete Series May 19, 2015 9

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