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The radio show also suffered from the advent of television.
A televised version of the show, produced and syndicated by NBC ( after the pilot episode appeared twice on the network in late 1954 ), also starring Waterman, premiered in 1955 but lasted only 39 episodes.
During that year, both the 15-minute radio show and the television show were being produced simultaneously.
The radio series was taped on days when the TV production was inactive.
Because of the grueling schedule, quality suffered.
Only a few examples of the quarter-hour shows have survived.
By the time the radio show entered its final season, The Great Gildersleeve < nowiki >'</ nowiki > s remaining radio audience heard only reruns of previous episodes.

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