When The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show, aka The Burns and
Allen Show, began on CBS television Thursday October 12, 1950, it
was an immediate success. The show was originally live before a studio
audience. Burns realized it would be more efficient to do the series on
film (beginning in the fall of 1952); the half-hour episodes could then
be syndicated. With 291 episodes, the show had a long network run
to September 22, 1958 and continued in syndicated reruns for years.
Show announcer Bill Goodwin