The Sonny & Cher Show - Netflix
In February 1976, the bitterness of their divorce behind them, the couple reunited for one last try with "The Sonny & Cher Show". This incarnation of the series was produced by veteran musical variety-show writers, Frank Peppiatt and John Aylesworth. It was basically the same as their first variety series but with different writers to create new sketches and songs. The duo's opening conversations were markedly more subdued and made humbled references to the couple's divorce and Cher's subsequent marriage to Gregg Allman (during production Cher was pregnant with and eventually bore Allman's son, Elijah). (Some jokes would get awkward. In one opening segment Cher gave Sonny a compliment and Sonny jokingly replied "That's not what you said in the courtroom.") Despite these complications, the revived series garnered enough ratings to be renewed for a second season, finally ending its run in 1977. (By this time, the variety show genre was already in steep decline, and Sonny & Cher was one of the few successful programs of the genre remaining on the air at the time.)
Some of the guests who appeared on The Sonny & Cher Show included Frankie Avalon, Muhammad Ali, Raymond Burr, Ruth Buzzi, Charo, Barbara Eden, Neil Sedaka, Farrah Fawcett, Bob Hope, Don Knotts,Jerry Lewis, Tony Orlando, The Osmonds, Debbie Reynolds, The Smothers Brothers, Tina Turner, Twiggy, and Betty White.
Runtime: 60 minutes
The Sonny & Cher Show - The Beat Goes On (Sonny & Cher song) - Netflix
“The Beat Goes On” is a Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 hit song written by Sonny Bono and recorded by Sonny & Cher. It was issued as a single and appeared on their 1967 album In Case You're in Love. It entered the Billboard Hot 100 chart on January 14, 1967, peaking at number six.
The Sonny & Cher Show - Live performances - Netflix
Sonny and Cher performed the song many times on their hit 70s television variety shows, as well as in their live concerts. The song was included in the “Sonny and Cher” video montages during Cher's Do You Believe? Tour and The Farewell Tour. Cher performed the song live with Sonny's voice track on her successful Cher at the Colosseum show as well as her 2014 Dressed to Kill Tour and 2017 Classic Cher show and Will most likely be performed during her Here We Go Again Tour in Australia.
The Sonny & Cher Show - References - Netflix