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The King Family on the cover of their 1965 Christmas album

The King Family Show was a musical variety show which featured the The King Sisters and their extended musical family on U.S. television from 1965-66 and again in 1969.

After an appearance on The Hollywood Palace in August 1964 drew a reported 53,000 letters, ABC decided to give the Kings their own hour-long weekly series, debuting on Saturday, January 23, 1965. The show starred the four King Sisters, Donna, Yvonne, Louise and Alyce. It also featured Alyce's husband, actor Robert Clarke, and her sons, Ric de Azevedo, Lex de Azevedo and Cam Clarke. (In all, some thirty-seven members of the King family, ranging in age from seven months to 79 years, were seen on the show.) Tina Cole, later featured on My Three Sons, also regularly appeared.

While the show was somewhat successful in its intial season, the network trimmed it to a half-hour on September 18, 1965, moving its start time from 7:30 to 8pm(et) [enabling Shindig! to appear before it], and the ratings declined- up against Jackie Gleason on CBS and I Dream Of Jeannie on NBC- but the show did inspire an intensely loyal following. One letter to ABC enthused, "the King Family was beautiful, talented, and completely entertaining. We are buying (sponsor's products) Wisk and Clairol tomorrow." Still, the show was cancelled in January 1966.

In March 1969, after the program Turn-On was cancelled after a single airing, ABC brought back a somewhat pared-down version of the King Family Show, focusing on a more contemporary sub-group, the King Cousins. The program occupied the Wednesday 8:30-9:00 timeslot until September of that year.

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