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In America, however, the term was used for a variety show involving broad comedy and sometimes bawdy content, such as striptease.
His first television performances were in 1977 on the Starland Vocal Band Show, and in 1978 on Mary, a variety show starring Mary Tyler Moore.
After a few more chart successes, she ventured into television on Donny and Marie, a variety show that aired from 1976 to 1979, which she hosted with her brother.
Throughout the 1960s and 1970s Heatherton would continue to visit the variety show circuit with regularity, and she was also featured in several films.
Though the band never really took off, the song she sang on Family Ties was recorded as a single and Jaded was invited to play the song on the musical variety show Solid Gold.