The Phil Silvers Show

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The Phil Silvers Show
The Phil Silvers Show-Logo.jpg
Premiere September 20, 1955
Finale June 17, 1959
Creator Nat Hiken
Network CBS
Style 30-minute sitcom
Company CBS
Distributor CBS Films/Enterprises (until 1971)
Viacom Enterprises (1971–1995)
Paramount Domestic Television (1995–2006)
CBS Paramount Television (2006–2007)
CBS Television Distribution (2007– )
Seasons 4
Episodes 142
Origin USA

The Phil Silvers Show is a sitcom that aired on CBS. The show was originally known as You'll Never Get Rich but was changed within two months of its premiere. The show was originally syndicated under the name Sergeant Bilko.

Contents

Cast

Actor Character Duration
Main Cast
Phil Silvers Master Sgt. Ernie G. Bilko 1 2 3 4
Supporting/Recurring Cast
Harvey Lembeck Cpl. Rocco Barbella 1 2 3 4
Herbie Faye Cpl. Sam Fender 1 2 3 4
Paul Ford Col. John Hall 1 2 3 4
Maurice Gosfield Pvt. Duane Doberman 1 2 3 4
Joe E. Ross Sgt. Rupert Ritzik 1 2 3 4
Allan Melvin Cpl. Henshaw 1 2 3 4
Billy Sands Pvt. Dino Paparelli 1 2 3 4
Mickey Freeman Pvt. Fielding Zimmerman 1 2 3 4
Hope Sansberry Nell Hall 1 2 3 4
Jimmy Little Sgt. Francis Grover 1 2 3 4
Elisabeth Fraser Sgt. Joan Hogan 1 2 3

Seasons

Season Premiere Finale #
CBS
Season One September 20, 1955 May 15, 1956 34
Season Two September 18, 1956 June 11, 1957 36
Season Three September 17, 1957 July 18, 1958 37
Season Four September 23, 1958 June 17, 1959 35

In-Depth

DVD Releases

Title Release Date #
Episode Collections
50th Anniversary Edition May 9, 2006 2

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Season Sets
The First Season July 27, 2010 5

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The Second Season April 28, 2015 5

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The Third Season August 4, 2015 5

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Complete Series
The Complete Series November 4, 2014 20

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External Sites