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  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 10, 1986
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4
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  • Starring: Richard Fancy, Molly Cheek, Paul Willson
  • Summary: It's Garry Shandling's Show is one of the first original programs created by the fledgling Showtime network in the mid-80's to compete with original HBO comedies like Not Necessarily the News. It lasted about 70 episodes.

    Slightly racier and self-effacing interpretation of several
    traditional comedy formats including sitcom and talk show, the program was the first to star stand-up comedian Garry Shandling. The show introduced much of the country to Shandling and paved the way for his more successful run as late-night talk show host Larry Sanders on HBO's, The Larry Sanders Show. Awards 1989: CableACE: Best Comedy Series 1989: CableACE: Best Writing in a Comedy Series, award shared with Tom Gamill, Max Pross and Alan Zweibel 1990: CableACE: Best Comedy Series 1990: CableACE: Best Actor in a Comedy Series ----------------------- Theme Song Title: "It's Garry Shandling's Theme" By: Joey Carbone, Garry Shandling, and Alan Zweibel This is the theme to Garry's show, The theme to Garry's show. Garry called me up and asked if I would right his theme song. I'm almost halfway finished, How do you like it so far, How do you like the theme to Garry's show? This is the theme to Garry's show, The opening theme to Garry's show. This is the music that you hear as you watch the credits. We're almost to the part of where I start to whistle. Then we'll watch It's Garry Shandling's Show. This was the theme to Garry Shandling's show. --------------------- FOX reran the Showtime episodes for new installments until 1990. FOX Broadcast History March 1988-July 1989...Sunday 9:00-9:30 July 1989...Sunday 9:30-10:00 July 1989-August 1989...Sun 10:00-10:30 August 1989-March 1990...Sun 10:30-11:00 Expand
  • Genre(s): Comedy
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  1. Reviewed by: Richard Zoglin
    Jul 2, 2013
    Breaking television's "fourth wall" to talk to the camera is hardly a new idea; it dates back at least to Burns and Allen in the early '50s. But no TV show has ever provided such piquant Pirandellian commentary on the medium itself.
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