Now, 51 years after first laughing with Carson, NBC is developing a miniseries based on his life.
Quaid had another brilliant turn on the tube when he played Lyndon Johnson in the miniseries LBJ: The Early Years, in 1987.
Isaacs plays the snake-charmer of a neighbor Roman Castavet in the miniseries.
There was talk about this miniseries spinning into an actual TV series.
Not for long, though, because a television series picked up where the miniseries left off, airing only five months later.
HBO's House of Saddam miniseries plumbs the mind of the Iraqi leader, and stirs memories of my own time on his hit list.
The 2012 miniseries he co-starred in, Hatfields McCoys, was a ratings blockbuster for the History channel.
The glamorous fete was followed by the premiere of the 4-hour miniseries Olive Kitteridge, which will premiere on HBO Nov. 2.
Revisit that horrid 1997 Psycho redo, or the misguided ABC miniseries version of The Shining that came out the same year.
Can an axed ongoing drama really be considered a miniseries?