|The Hank McCune Show|
|Directed by||Charles Maxwell|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Samuel Z. Arkoff|
|Running time||25 minutes|
|Production||United Television Productions|
|Original release||September 9 -|
December 2, 1950
The series began as a local Los Angeles program in 1949. NBC placed it on its national primetime schedule at the start of the 1950-51 season. It debuted at 7:00pm Eastern Time on September 9 and was cancelled three months later. It was briefly resurrected as a syndicated program in 1953-54, but without a laugh track.
The premise foreshadowed that of The Larry Sanders Show in that it contained a show within a show. Former radio comedian McCune portrayed a television variety show host named after himself, and each week the character managed to blunder his way into a variety of comic predicaments.