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Super Circus is an American television program that aired live on Sunday afternoons from 5 to 6pm Eastern Time from 1949-1956 on ABC. The show was produced in Chicago from through 1955, and its production moved to New York City for its final season. The award-winning show featured circus and clown acts performing in front of a studio audience. Mary Hartline and Claude Kirchner were the hosts (Jerry Colonna succeeded Kirchner as "Ringmaster" in the final New York season), and Bruce Chase conducted the band. Sponsors for the show including Kellogg's Corn Flakes, Mars, Inc., Canada Dry Ginger Ale, and Sweetheart Soap.

Episode status

A small number of episodes survives in film archives and private collections. Six episodes were released to DVD on October 28, 2008 by Alpha Video.

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