This series, called ‘The Bobby Darin Show,’ debuted on January 19, 1973. The emphasis was more on the music this time, regulars included Tommy Amato, Geoff Edwards and Dick Bakalyan. In addition to presenting long music sets, every week a different city was profiled in musical-comedy blackout sketches. What viewers didn’t know at the time was that Bobby Darin was very, very sick – suffering from a heart defect that was supposed to have killed him decades earlier. Perhaps if he was at full strength, ‘The Bobby Darin Show’ might have had a better chance.