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A show starring Garry Shandling, "It's Garry Shandling's Show" was the precurser to "The Larry Sanders Show." Playing himself, kind of, Shandlling and his show regaled Showtime viewers for 72 episodes over four season from 1986 to 1990. The show was a critical and popular success, later picked up by Fox for a second run on commercial TV as part of the Fox Sunday night schedule. The 30-minute show starred Shandling as an obsessively challenged stand-up comic who lived in Sherman Oaks, Ca.

It was one of the first of these type show and won awards like the CableACE for best comedy series. It also mixed elements of his standup act and 1980s talk shows in a new type of genre. Shandling wrote many of the shows along with comic writing veterans Tom Gamill, Max Pross and Alan Zweibel.

The show also featured a great theme song by Joey Carbone. "It's Garry Shandling's Theme." It still can be seen in re-runs ad on the Web.

It's Garry Shandling's Show is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (16 episodes). The series first aired on September 10, 1986.

It's Garry Shandling's Show is available for streaming on the website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch It's Garry Shandling's Show on demand atAmazon, iTunes online.

Shout Factory
1 Season, 16 Episodes
September 10, 1986
Cast: Garry Shandling, Geoffrey Blake, Molly Cheek, Jessica Harper, Michael Tucci
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It's Garry Shandling's Show Full Episode Guide

  • Garry gets the lead in a new police drama, so Red Buttons takes over the show.

  • Garry sets his mother up on a date with his doctor.

  • Garry meets Sylvia in the condo laundry room, but has to contend with her ex.

  • Garry finds a collie and wants to keep him, but Leonard won't let him.

  • Garry's ex-girlfriend is back in town, and he's interested again.

  • Garry hosts a party for Pete's parents' anniversary. No one will talk to him the next day, but he doesn't know why.

  • Garry tries to alter fate when a psychic tells him that something bad is going to happen to Nancy on her upcoming date.

  • Pete is full of guilt after having an affair.

  • Garry chaperones Grant on his first date, but the girl's only interested in Garry.

  • Garry marries the maid so she can stay in the country.

  • A contest winner is the special guest on the show, but Nancy's friend makes it impossible for him to focus on her.

  • Garry's mother's friend Mrs. Robertson seduces Garry, but he's interested in her daughter Elaine.

  • Garry and Pete take Grant and his Cub Scout troop to a baseball game.

  • Garry throws a party for his mother's birthday, and the surprise almost kills her. He turns to a priest for comfort.

  • Garry offers to babysit Pete and Jackie Schumaker's son Grant.

  • Garry moves into his new condo and gets a date with the cable installer.