Episodes: 89 (half-hour)
TV show dates: August 15, 1992 — May 31, 1998
Series status: Cancelled/ended
Performers include: Garry Shandling, Jeffrey Tambor, Rip Torn, Wallace Langham, Penny Johnson, Janeane Garofalo, Scott Thompson, Linda Doucett, Sid Newman, and Mary Lynn Rajskub.
TV show description:
Stand-up comic Garry Shandling stars as insecure and vain talk show host Larry Sanders. The show-within-a-show goes behind-the-scenes at a fictional late-night talk show which features real-life celebrities from the world of movies, music, and television.
On-camera, Larry is assisted by his sidekick Hank Kingsley (Jeffrey Tambor). Behind the scenes are his fiercely protective producer Artie (Rip Torn), Larry’s personal assistant Beverly (Penny Johnson Jerald), Hank’s personal assistant Brian (Scott Thompson), show booker Paula (Janeane Garofalo), booking assistant Mary Lou (Mary Lynn Rajskub), head writer Jerry Capen (Jeremy Piven), and writer Phil (Wallace Langham).