Watch The Ed Sullivan Show on MeTV beginning March 21
The Beatles, the Muppets and more!
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"Ladies and gentlemen, The Beatles!" That simple introduction changed America and TV forever, as 73 million people gathered in front of their televisions to see the Beatles' first live performance on U.S. soil. With that, the Fab Four launched "The British Invasion." It was just one of many history-making performances to grace Ed Sullivan's stage.
Starting Sunday, March 21, MeTV viewers will be able to experience those electrifying moments again with the best of The Ed Sullivan Show, airing Sundays at 9:30PM | 8:30C.
MeTV's The Ed Sullivan Show proudly presents select performances and Ed Sullivan bits, taken from the most memorable milestones of The Ed Sullivan Show. In 30-minute episodes following Columbo, our Ed Sullivan showcase features a "who's who" of pop-culture icons, entertainers, and performers, including Elvis Presley, the Rolling Stones, the Jackson 5, Judy Garland, Carol Burnett, Joan Rivers, the Carpenters, Tony Bennett, George Carlin, Ella Fitzgerald, the Temptations, the Doors, Richard Pryor, Liza Minnelli, George Burns, and many, many more.
You will also see early performances by the Muppets, and other beloved puppets like Topo Gigio and the talking hand of Señor Wences.
As comedian Alan King once noted, Ed Sullivan couldn't sing or dance, or effectively deliver a joke, but he was perhaps the greatest TV host of all time. The Ed Sullivan Show was the very definition of appointment television. It was the quintessential variety show and the longest-running in TV history.
The show aired from 1948 – 1971, an impressive 23 years throughout an era of great cultural shifts. Each week, a massive television audience tuned in to see a wide variety of guests from the seemingly disparate worlds of rock 'n' roll, pop, R&B, opera, politics, comedy, novelty, and even sports. Ed became a star by being the ultimate star-maker.
We are excited to bring this classic television to you. Keep track of the upcoming guests and performances on The Ed Sullivan Show with the MeTV schedule.