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    Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways

    Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways

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    HBO
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    Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is

    Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is

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    BET
    The American Dream personified is Keyshia Cole in this documentary about her life, The Way it Is. Keyshia overcomes personal drama and strife both personally and professionally and shows first hand how she turns things around.moreless
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    The Midnight Special

    The Midnight Special

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    NBC (ended 1981)
    Welcome to The Midnight Special guide at TV.com. The Midnight Special was a late-night rock music series airing Friday nights (or, to be more exact, early Saturday mornings). On most NBC affiliates, The Midnight Special followed "The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson."

    For its first 8 seasons, The Midnight Special's time slot was from 1:00am to 2:30am. But when Johnny Carson cut "The Tonight Show" down from 90 to 60 minutes, The Midnight Special was moved up to the 12:30am-2:00am time slot.

    NBC aired The Midnight Special's pilot on August 19, 1972. The pilot was presented as a 90-minute special encouraging young people to vote in the upcoming Presidential election. On February 2, 1973, The Midnight Special premiered as a weekly series. For most of its run, a different guest host was featured every week. (An exception to this was from July 1975 through March 1976 when Helen Reddy was the regular host.) Wolfman Jack, fresh from his role in "American Graffiti," was the series' announcer and a frequent guest host.

    Around 1978, at the height of the Disco craze, the set was modified to resemble a Disco nightclub, complete with a platform dance floor. Wolfman Jack stood behind an elevated DJ booth. But by Fall 1979, as the genre's popularity waned, the disco set was gone.

    During its last few seasons, The Midnight Special received criticism for not giving enough attention to the punk & new wave music of the late-1970s to early 1980s. While a few punk/new wave acts were presented (either as live guests or in music videos), the majority of musical guests continued to be MOR or disco acts.

    Beginning April 11, 1980, The Midnight Special faced competition from ABC's "Fridays," a "Saturday Night Live" comedy series. Fridays' musical guests were often more cutting edge than those seen on The Midnight Special.

    In May 1981, NBC replaced The Midnight Special with "SCTV Network 90," an expanded version of "Second City TV," previously a syndicated 30-minute series.moreless
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    VH1 Hip Hop Honors

    VH1 Hip Hop Honors

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    VH1
    Premiering in October 2004, the VH1 Hip Honors annually recognize the top performers in the hip hop community. The first show included performances from old-school names as the Beastie Boys, Salt-N-Pepa and Fat Joe.moreless
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    The Chris Isaak Hour

    The Chris Isaak Hour

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    The Biography Channel
    Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter Chris Isaak will host BIO's new original series, 'The Chris Isaak Hour'. Each, Chris will have one of music's most popular artists perform in an intimate studio setting.moreless
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    Sweet Home Alabama

    Sweet Home Alabama

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    CMT - Country Music Television
    Ten "city slickers" and ten "country" guys fight to win Devin Grissom, a southern girl from Alabama.
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    The Henry Rollins Show

    The Henry Rollins Show

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    IFC (ended 2007)
    Original Title Henry's Film Corner. Henry Rollins is back and is expanding his horizons to encompass all topics including music and politics under the new title of The Henry Rollins Show. Subculture meets pop culture in this unique interview show. Every week Henry Rollins reviews films, music and more plus interviews with the people that make the headlines.moreless
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    Country Fried Planet

    Country Fried Planet

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    CMT - Country Music Television
    With Country Fried Home Videos Bill Engvall mined America for its funniest amateur video moments. This time he sets off on a worldwide search for comedy around the globe.
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    SuperGroup

    SuperGroup

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    VH1
    Hard rock is in a sorry state these days, and VH1 has decided to address this crucial problem with "SuperGroup," a new reality show focused on saving the power chord. Ted Nugent, Scott Ian, Sebastian Bach, Evan Seinfeld and Jason Bonham have been recruited to conduct the "ultimate musical experiment," in which they will be guided by legendary rock manager Doc McGhee. Will this ragtag group of rockers save the future of music, or will their hard-partying ways and heavy-duty personalities cause this band to collapse before hitting the big time?moreless
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    Taylor Swift: Speak Now

    Taylor Swift: Speak Now

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    NBC
    Taylor Swift: Speak Now is an hour-long NBC event created for Thanksgiving 2010 that follows chart-topping country pop star Taylor Swift as she tours across the country in support of her latest album, Speak Now, and its smash-hit singles "Mine" and "Story of Us." Speak Now is Taylor Swift's third studio album, following her 2006 self-titled debut and 2008's acclaimed follow-up Fearless. Speak Now is an album about confessions , and Swift wrote all the songs on it over the past year. This documentary details both Swift's process in the studio as she tries to perfect each song and get the right recording, as well as her limited bi-coastal tour following the album's release and initial success. Watch as Swift plays her songs for intimate audiences of cheering fans on a sparkling New York rooftop after dark, or from the top of a tour bus on Hollywood Blvd on a sunny California day.moreless
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    Diary

    Diary

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    MTV - Music Television (ended 2005)
    Diary is an invitation into the life of an artist, narrated by the artist, directly into the camera. Viewers see the artist in their home and on the road. We are introduced to the artist as a person -- untraditional and uncut. The artist speaks to the camera, directly to the viewer, recording personalized journal-style entries. Diary extends itself to artists less likely to let people in -- enigmas, even recluses -- true artists who are willing to give us a glimpse into their private lives. Enrique Iglesias, Marilyn Manson, Nickelback, Ja Rule, blink-182. And many more... You Think You Know, But You Have No Ideamoreless
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    Grease Live

    Grease Live

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    FOX (TV Movie 2016)
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    The Judds

    The Judds

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    OWN
    Naomi and Wynonna Judd get ready for their first tour together in ten years. Their sometimes complicated mother/daughter relationship gets in the way!
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    The Glee Project

    The Glee Project

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    Oxygen (ended 2012)
    Performers will compete for a multi-episode guest-starring role on "Glee."
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    One Hit Wonders

    One Hit Wonders

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    VH1 (ended 2002)
    The show began as a five-hour countdown featuring the network's 100 biggest one-hit wonders. The series provides updates on these one-hit wonders and what they lives were like during their brief moment in the spotlight.moreless
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    Making His Band

    Making His Band

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    MTV - Music Television (ended 2009)
    Watch as Diddy and his team of industry experts narrow down the field to create Diddy's very own back-up band for his "Last Train To Paris" tour. With the help of his judges, Diddy will put his would-be collaborators through rounds of grueling auditions designed to separate the men from the boys and turn the group into the Bad Boy backup band of his dreams.moreless
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    Dick Clark's Primetime New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest

    Dick Clark's Primetime New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest

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    ABC (Holiday Event 1972)
    Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve has been a New Year's tradition for decades. Many people the country over wait for the ball to drop in New York City's Times Square with Dick Clark. The show promises great musical performers and live coverage of New Year's Eve festivities. The show airs every New Year's Eve with the exception of 1999, when there was a special new millennium coverage. Dick Clark did a small segment for that year. And in 2004, Dick Clark did not host the show due to illness.moreless
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    The Singing Bee

    The Singing Bee

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    CMT - Country Music Television
    Contestants vie to see who really knows all the lyrics to those popular songs that are constantly stuck in our heads. The house band starts the song and would then stop at a certain point in order for a contestant to sing the rest of the song verse. Miss a word and you're out; nail the song and you win big! The show ended on NBC, but in the Summer of 2009, was picked up on CMT (a sister network of NBC). The new CMT version blends a mix of 60 percent country music with 40 percent popular favorites from other genres.moreless
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    Dance Party USA

    Dance Party USA

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    USA (ended 1992)
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    MTV Unplugged

    MTV Unplugged

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    MTV - Music Television
    The idea of Unplugged is that bands perform only acoustical and without any electronically devices. So this term usually only applies to music bands or performers that usually don't perform unplugged. Many performers fought with a performance the judgment that they actually can't play and computers and machines produce the entire sound. The origin of the idea isn't absolutely clear. There are only concerts in the unplugged style, but who really invented it, is unclear. The first concert you could describe as unplugged was Elvis Presley's concert in 1968 today known as the 68 Comeback Special. As inventors Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora get named, because they performed with only with two guitars at the MTV Music Awards in 1989 the tracks Wanted Dead Or Alive und Livin' On A Prayer. So the Unplugged series started soon later in 1989. Jules Shear hosted the first season, with was produced as 30 minute short "concerts", in an absolute simple way. The artists sitting in a half circle, maybe some background musicians behind them and playing their music in a small location, styled almost like a café. The second season was basically the same concept, but the duration now changes and MTV Unplugged leaves the US for the first time and goes to the UK. Also there isn't any host from now on. The bands announce themselves. The third season was the last one really organized as season. The ending of this season with the session of Bruce Springsteen also change the image of the series, because he performs plugged instead of unplugged. Season four starts with a big surprise: The first session with no English speaking band: Roxette! Season four already takes on the character this series will have in all other seasons from now on. It isn't a series anymore it's an idea. All sessions are a project to fallow this idea. In this context MTV invites comedians for the Spoken Word I session. A basically non musical session, but season four ends with a big bang. The Nirvana unplugged session makes this show part of music history. Nirvana doesn't perform a completely unplugged session, because Kurt Cobain uses some electronic sampler in the background. The discussion if this performance can be counted as unplugged doesn't hurt the success in any way. In season five, MTV Latin America starts recoding performances in the US starting with episode eight of this season. MTV US also airs these sessions. Season six and seven are basically the same like season five – they write the story of the show even further. With season eight the seasons aren't organized in the usual TV year rhythm anymore. Instead of the summer till summer schedule and the fact that it isn't a series anymore, the schedule now works similar to the usual calendar from 1.1 till 12.31. In 1998 the big break comes. MTV only produces one session and the series is basically dead. In 1999 the show is basically reborn, because now every characteristics of a series were now gone and every single session is a project by its own and is produced and released as such. Season 11 in 2000 features only one session again, basically because the time spirit works against the show concepts – the IT boom and the ultimate believe in the new millennium makes this show look spare. The first year in the new millennium the show starts over once more. More globally than ever the show starts with three Latin American performances before two US performances fallow and the year ends over in Asia, but visited Europe first. From now on the number of sessions produced in one year goes down dramatically. Season 13 features only three sessions, season 14 and 15 only one. In 2005 the show comes back form Europe to the US after three years absence with one other big performance. This time it's Alicia Keys who gives the show a new boost. ------------------------------------------- Notes to this show guide: Seasons: 1-8 are numbered as regular seasons. 9+ are organized annually, because of this shows character. Episodes: Numbered according to the original air dates (where ever that was). The show: The show isn't only the US series, since this is a global series since the beginning. Many episodes helped to build up MTV stations in many countries, sessions where produced. So this guide lists all sessions, not only the US ones. So the guide has more seasons and episodes than can be found in other guides. So don't be confused about that.moreless
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