The Phil Silvers Show

The Phil Silvers Show

Sep. 20, 1955
Duration: 30 min/episode
Rated: TV-G
Status: Ended

Seasons and episodes

4Season 4Sep. 23, 1958
3Season 3Sep. 17, 1957
2Season 2Sep. 18, 1956
1Season 1Sep. 20, 1955


Nat Hiken


Phil Silvers
Ernest Bilko
Harvey Lembeck
Rocco Barbella
Paul Ford
John Hall
Allan Melvin
Steve Henshaw
Billy Sands
Dino Paparelli
Maurice Gosfield
Duane Doberman
Herbie Faye
Sam Fender


The Phil Silvers Show, originally titled You'll Never Get Rich, was a sitcom which ran on CBS from 1955 to 1959 for 142 episodes, plus a 1959 special. The series starred Phil Silvers as Master Sergeant Ernest G. Bilko of the United States Army. The series was created and largely written by Nat Hiken, and won three consecutive Emmy Awards for Best Comedy Series. The show is sometimes titled Sergeant Bilko or simply Bilko in reruns, and is very often referred to by these names, both on-screen and by viewers. The show's success transformed Silvers from a journeyman comedian into a star, and writer-producer Hiken from a highly-regarded behind-the-scenes comedy writer into a publicly recognized creator.

The Phil Silvers Show
The Phil Silvers Show
Original titleThe Phil Silvers Show
First air dateSep. 20, 1955
Last air dateMar. 14, 2001
IMDb Rating8.41 684 votes
TMDb Rating6.52917 votes

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