Premise

The deadpan Rat Packer played an unmarried showbiz publicist in this sitcom's first season. But an overhaul of the show in the second year (with a title change to `The New Joey Bishop Show') turned the character into a married talk-show host and stand-up comedian. Celebrities appeared as themselves---guests on the fictional talk show. In its final season, the series moved to CBS, where it was broadcast in black and white (after being in color on NBC for three seasons).

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