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Star Search is an American television show that was produced T.P.E./Rysher Entertainment from 1983 to 1995, hosted by Ed McMahon, and created by Alfred Masini. A relaunch was produced by 2929 Productions from 2003 to 2004. On both versions of the show, contestants competed in several genres of entertainment. The show was originally filmed at the old Earl Carroll Theatre , at 6230 Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood and later at the Disney Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Florida.

Star Search
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Genre Interactive reality game show
Created by Alfred Masini
Written by Sam Riddle
Al Masini
Phil Kellard
Tom Shatz
Jerrod Cardwell
Scott C. Voss
Directed by Tony Charmoli
Tim Kiley
Greg V. Fera
Presented by Ed McMahon (1983–95)
Arsenio Hall (2003–04)
Narrated by Sam Riddle (1983–95)
Theme music composer Joseph Carbone (1983–95)
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Production
Executive producer(s) Bob Banner
Todd Wagner
Producer(s) Sam Riddle
Running time 60 minutes
Production company(s) Bob Banner Associates (1983–88)
Metromedia Television (1983–86)
Television Program Enterprises (1986–93)
Rysher Entertainment (1993–95)
2929 Productions (2002–04)
A.Gold.er Productions (2003–04)
CBS Productions (2003–04)
Distributor Television Program Enterprises (1983–93)
Rysher Entertainment (1993–95)
King World Productions (2003–2007)
CBS Television Distribution (2007–present)
Release
Original network Syndication (1983–95)
CBS (2003–04)
Picture format Color
Audio format Stereo
Original release September 1983 (1983-09) – May 20, 1995 (1995-05-20)
January 2003 (2003-01) – April 2004 (2004-04)
External links
Website

Star Search is an American television show that was produced T.P.E./Rysher Entertainment from 1983 to 1995, hosted by Ed McMahon, and created by Alfred Masini. A relaunch was produced by 2929 Productions from 2003 to 2004. On both versions of the show, contestants competed in several genres of entertainment. The show was originally filmed at the old Earl Carroll Theatre (now known as Nickelodeon on Sunset), at 6230 Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood and later at the Disney Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Florida.

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