The Jimmy Dean Show is the name of several similar music and variety series on American local and network television between 1963 and 1975. Each starred country music singer Jimmy Dean as host.
The Jimmy Dean Show, initially called Country Style, aired live on WTOP-TV in Washington, DC in early 1957. It was picked up by the CBS-TV network from April 8 to December 13, 1957, under the name The Morning Show from 7 to 7:45 a.m. ET Monday–Friday before the station’s regular newscast. Guests included Chet Atkins, Jay Chevalier, Billy Walker, Little Jimmy Dickens, George Hamilton IV, and the Country Lads; Mary Klick was a regular. The producer was Connie B. Gay.
CBS then carried The Jimmy Dean Show on its daytime schedule from September 14, 1958, to June 1959 from New York, airing from 2 to 2:30 p.m. ET Monday–Saturday. Guests on the variety program included Hans Conried and Jaye P. Morgan.
The Jimmy Dean Show
Featuring Roy Acuff, Buck Owens, Minnie Pearl, Roy Drusky, Del Reeves, and Norma Jean. Also featuring Merle Haggard, Tex Ritter, Connie Smith, Mrs. Jim Reeves, Hank Cochran, Wesley Rose, Roger Miller, along with Frances Preston, TN Gov. Frank Clement, and Jim Henson’s Muppets.)