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The Richard Pryor Show is an American comedy variety series starring Richard Pryor. It premiered on NBC on Tuesday, September 13, 1977 at 8 p.m. opposite ABC's popular television shows Laverne & Shirley and Happy Days.

The show was produced by Rocco Urbisci for Burt Sugarman Productions. It was conceived out of a special that Pryor did for NBC in May 1977. Because the special was a major hit, both critically and commercially, Pryor was given a chance to host and star in his own television show.

TV Guide included the series in their 2013 list of 60 shows that were "Cancelled Too Soon".

  1. Richard Pryor


Series Cast

  1. Richard Pryor

    Richard Pryor


    5 Episodes

  2. Robin Williams

    Robin Williams

    5 Episodes

  3. Sandra Bernhard

    Sandra Bernhard

    5 Episodes

  4. Charles Fleischer

    Charles Fleischer

    5 Episodes

  5. Paul Mooney

    Paul Mooney


    5 Episodes

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The Richard Pryor Show

Season 1

1977 | 5 Episodes

Season 1 of The Richard Pryor Show premiered on September 13, 1977.

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Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language English

Runtime 60m



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