Today in TV history: Donny & Marie premieres

Donny and MarieShe’s a little bit country, he’s a little bit rock ‘n’ roll, and they’re both a whole lot cheesy.

On Jan. 23, 1976, the Donny & Marie variety show premiered on ABC. At ages 18 and 16 respectively when the show began, Donny and Marie Osmond were the youngest entertainers in TV history to host their own variety show.

Watch the entire first episode here! Or at least the first few minutes. It starts off with a bang with the wholesome duo singing “That’s the Way I Like It.” Guest stars are Lee Majors, Farrah Fawcett, and Paul Lynde.


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