Barris and Company

Barris and Company
Written by Alex Barris
Directed by Patrick King
Narrated by Alex Trebek
Garry Ferrier
Ken Gunton
Bill Lynn
Lorne Michaels
Hart Pomerantz
Aubrey Tadman
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
Producer(s) Stan Jacobson
Bob Jarvis
Running time 30 minutes
Original network CBC Television
Original release 21 September 1968 – 25 January 1969

Barris and Company was a Canadian variety and talk television series which aired on CBC Television from 1968 to 1969.


Host Alex Barris conducted this live variety broadcast following CBC's hockey games. Alex Trebek was Barris' partner, replaced later on the series run by Janet Baird.


The initial producer, Stan Jacobson, left the series for work in Hollywood during the series run and was replaced by Bob Jarvis. Initial writers Lorne Michaels and Hart Pomerantz also left mid-series for California. Guido Basso led the show's band.[1]


The half-hour series aired Saturdays at approximately 10:30 p.m. following Hockey Night in Canada from 21 September 1968 to 25 January 1969. The cancellation followed poor critical reviews, substantial turnover of writing and production staff and other complications such as pre-emptions due to the 1968 Summer Olympics broadcasts.


  1. Corcelli, John (May 2005). "Barris and Company". Canadian Communications Foundation. Retrieved 7 May 2010.

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