Steve Allen being on vacation, all eyes [all that aren't watching Sullivan or Maverick Sundays] are on his replacement.   Its stars are Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme and the production staff is made up of the same people who so capably steer the Allen show.

I spoke to Nick Vanoff, the energetic young man who's producing the show, and asked the proverbial question of why he thinks his show has escaped the stigma of "just another summer replacement." Are they here to stay?

"I think Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme are great," he answered.  "We're using name guest, not just people who'll get up and take a bow, but interesting personalities who perform.  Most important, I think we have a fine group of writers.

"We try to come up with one good sketch each show," he continued.  "Steve is a very funny guy and a good singer.  We're not doing anything to stop him - or Eydie - from proving they're complete entertainers.

"Steve and Edyie don't yet have the status of a Dinah Shore or a Perry Como.  But by the end of the summer I think they'll have proved that they can carry a whole hour."
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TV Week 
August 30 - September 5, 1958
by Steven H. Scheuer