That's My Line


That's My Line

That's My Line (August 9, 1980-Summer of 1981), was a summer CBS reality show developed by Mark Goodson, one of the creators of "What's My Line?". The show highlighted the unusual occupations of ordinary people, but unlike "What's My Line?", it had no panel or game components; the show was rather along the same lines as NBC's "Real People" and ABC's "That's Incredible!".

It was hosted by Bob Barker and announced by Johnny Olson, both associated with Goodson-Todman's hit game show, "The Price Is Right". The series was co-hosted by Suzanne Childs and Tiiu Leek, and joined during the 1981 run by Kerry Millerick. The thrust of the show during the 1981 season also changed from unusual occupations to an emphasis on the funny, bizarre or ridiculous.

Notable moments on "That's My Line" included voice artist Mel Blanc having a contest with an audience member on who does voice acting the best (that "audience member" was his son, Noel Blanc); and magician James Randi, who contested James Hydrick's psychic abilities.


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