Not Just The Best Of The Larry Sanders Show
The Larry Sanders Show debuted on HBO August 1, 1992, and was ahead of its time, becoming an immediate critical and audience hit for its satirical, tongue-in-check look at Hollywood. The series that combined documentary-like camerawork with a clever blend of fact and fiction set the standard of quality for HBO and influenced the development of shows like Sex and the City, Six Feet Under, The Sopranos, Curb Your Enthusiasm and The Office. over the course of its six-year (1992 - 1998), 89-episode run, the series was nominated for 56 EmmyÂ® Awards (winning three: Outstanding Writing for Shandling & Peter Tolan, Outstanding Directing for Todd Holland, and Outstanding Supporting Actor for Rip Torn). The show also won three Golden GlobeÂ® nominations, two Peabody Awards, two TV Critics Awards and five CableACE Awards for Best Comedy Series. Unfortunately, the series never won an Oscar, a Tony or the Nobel Prize for Literature because the nominating committees received their DVD screeners late.