Watch The Larry Sanders Show

The Larry Sanders Show was a situational comedy that ran for six seasons from 1992- 1998 with a total of 89 episodes. It was created by Garry Shandling who also starred as the titular character. This show was unique in many ways that is one of the first "behind the scenes" style series. It was also one of HBO's first big hits. The show was regularly nominated and won awards from academies such as the Emmy Awards, the Golden Globes the BAFTAs, and the Directors Guild of America just to name a few.

The series premise revolved around the cast and crew of the so-called "Larry Sander Show," a light night style comedy talk show. It often featured cameos of actors playing themselves as dramatic alter egos. It is continually on top TV lists as a beloved comedy from the early 1990's.

One unique aspect of the show is direct audience acknowledgement. Actors would break the fourth wall and actually talk to viewers which is uncommon in a series of this type.

7 Seasons, 96 Episodes - Canceled
August 1, 1992
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The Larry Sanders Show Full Episode Guide

  • While meeting with Arthur and publicist Norman Litkey on the eve of his final show, Larry learns that some high profile guests have either canceled or refused to appear. Meanwhile, as Hank prepares his farewell to Larry, the staff tries to keep their volatile emotions in check.Clint Black's heartfelt farewell song helps bring Larry's talk show career to a close. Finding Larry and Arthur sharing a moment together after the show, Hank angrily complains about having his tribute interrupted and for being the butt of Larry's jokes all these years. However, after nearly coming to blows before storming off, Hank returns for a tearful apology as he, Larry and Arthur make up before leaving the set for the final time.

  • With Larry going on vacation, his regular guest host Jon Stewart is set to do the show. As part of their plan to groom him to take Larry's job, Melanie and Kenny do their best to make Jon feel welcome. But after learning he's booked the rap group Wu Tang Clan, they worry about alienating the audience and ask Arthur to intervene. Meanwhile, as Hank looks for a way to persuade Jon to keep him on the show, Larry gets a visit from his brother, Stan.

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