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    House of Style

    House of Style

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    MTV - Music Television (ended 1996)
    House of Style was MTV's groundbreaking catch-all infotainment series on fashion, designers, models, shopping, personal style and the arts. Hosted by world famous model-personality Cindy Crawford, there were no closed doors in regards to fashion shows, movie sets, and access to celebrities, designers and artists. While the show was shot in a casual, hand-held style and edited in a breath-taking manner of cuts, the show approached models, fashion and fashion with level-headed seriousness. Information was presented in a matter-of-fact style; guests were treated with reverence and models, designers and everyone featured were presented and treated as leading artists of our society. Each show was unique from the each other - there were no set studio or stock opening. There was a brief introduction of the episode - taking place indoors or out - from the mundane to the spectacular. The show's content/segments were also random and varied in length and breadth from episode to episode. They covered the full gamut of all fashion - from personal style how-to to the history of Vogue magazine to a designer runway show to every topic in between. When Cindy Crawford was host, there were also many episodes and segments devoted to her life and business ventures from the making of her workout video to her cover photo shoots. Todd Oldham was a frequent how-to contributor when Cindy was the host - his segments usually involved re-purposing an old item (furniture, clothes, etc) into something new & different. There was also a regular feature on shopping with a celebrity. The series started out as a quarterly covering the seasonal fashion changes then increasing in frequency to almost monthly basis until Cindy Crawford left. The series was not as successful with the other hosts and decreased in frequency. The series has not been officially canceled and presumably will return again. There are also many "recap" episodes with segments re-purposed/ edited or re-edited from other episodes - sometimes with new introductions, sometimes without - so it's difficult to keep track of every episode with any accuracy.moreless
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    Double Dare

    Double Dare

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    Nickelodeon (ended 2000)
    Double dare is undoubtedly the phenomenon that made Nickelodeon what it is today. The rules go something like this:Each round starts off with a toss-up physical challenge. Whoever wins gets $10 and control of the game. Host Marc Summers (Jason Harris in Double Dare 2000) asks the winning team a question. If they don't know the answer or think the other team doesn't have a clue, they can dare them to answer it for double the dollars. But they have to be careful because they can double dare the first team back for 4 times the amount. Then, they either have to answer the question or take a physical challenge. In round 2, dollar values are doubled. The winner of the game moves on to the obstacle course, where they navigate through 8 obstacles and they win a prize for each obstacle. If they make it through all 8 obstacles, they win the grand prize. Double Dare history On October 6, 1986, the first episode of Double Dare was taped at WHYY studios in Philadelphia. In 1987, Nickelodeon decided to create a short-lived weekend edition called Super Sloppy Double Dare, which was cancelled after about 20 episodes. One year later, in 1988, Fox bought syndication rights from Nickelodeon, so they created another short-lived edition called Family Double Dare. Because Fox wanted more adult material on their network, Family Double Dare was canned after 13 episodes. But the good news: the original Double Dare was still in production.Later, in 1989, other kids game shows came into play, thus causing Double Dare's ratings to drop a little. So Nickelodeon reincarnated Super Sloppy Double Dare and dusted it off to incorporate the "super sloppiness". This version of Super Sloppy Double Dare lasted about one season, but it had 100 episodes, plus a bunch of special episodes. Then, in 1990, Nickelodeon reincarnated Family Double Dare, redesigning the Fox version. A year later, in 1991, because of these new spin-offs, the original Double Dare was cancelled, but its spin-offs remain. In 1992, a two-episode spin-off called Super Special Double Dare was created. In Super Special Double Dare, Nickelodeon celebrities played against each other (usually boys against girls). In the first episode of Super Special Double Dare, the cast of Clarissa Explains It All played against the cast of Welcome Freshmen. The second episode was the NBA All-star special. In 1993, the last season was shown. Harvey had to quit his job of announcer because of the birth of his son Caleb. So Doc Holiday took over. The final episode was the hour-long Family Double Dare Tournament of Cahmpions, which pitted the smartest and fastest teams against each other. After that, Double Dare was officially cancelled, but Family Double Dare played reruns until 1999. Like Marc Summers said in his autobiography, Everything In Its Place, "We had enough episodes on tape to do reruns forever".That could have been the end of Double Dare...until January 22, 2000! Double Dare was reincarnated as Double Dare 2000. Jason Harris was the new host of this short-lived revival of Double Dare. The preview Snick episode of Double Dare 2000 pitted the cast of the Amanda Show and the cast of 100 Deeds For Eddie McDowd against each other. The show was cancelled in December of 2000, but, just like the other Double Dare spin-offs, reruns are shown on Nickelodeon GASmoreless
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    Win Ben Stein's Money

    Win Ben Stein's Money

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    Comedy Central (ended 2003)
    Win Ben Stein's Money guide is an offbeat game show hosted by the actor and former Nixon speechwriter Ben Stein. It aired for six years on Comedy Central, winning four Day Time Emmy's (more info below) Reruns of the show air three times daily on Canada's Comedy Channel. Reruns also air on GSN everyday at 6PM and 6:30PM, and weekdays at 11:30PM (excluding Fridays). Win Ben Stein's Money won 6 Day Time Emmy awards and was nominated for 12. In 2004 it won "Outstanding Special Class Writing". In 2002 the show won "Outstanding Directing in a Game/Audience Participation Show". In 2000 the show won the Day Time Emmy again for "Outstanding Special Class Writing". Finally in 1999 the show won 3 awards, "Outstanding Audience Participation Show/Game Show", "Outstanding Game Show Host", and "Outstanding Writing - Special Class"moreless
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    The Tom Green Show

    The Tom Green Show

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    MTV - Music Television (ended 2001)
    Tom Green is a comedian who likes to go around and pull pranks on everybody. Among his most famous are putting a cow head in his parents' bed, suckling a cow's udder, and throwing plastic babies onto cars... just to name a few. The show is half talk show and half documentary.moreless
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    Better Homes and Gardens

    Better Homes and Gardens

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    Seven Network
    The team of presenters show viewers how to make their homes and gardens come alive through various DIY projects including food, decorating, crafts and gardening projects. The plans, recipes and stories featuring on the show also appear in the Better Homes and Gardens magazine. This award-winning program had won several Logie Awards as well as two People's Choice Awards and four World Food Media Awards.moreless
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    Mysteries with Carol Vorderman

    Mysteries with Carol Vorderman

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    Mysteries with Carol Vorderman is a British television series that deals with various mysteries and paranormal events around the world. The series is presented by Carol Vorderman and features mysterious events and reenactments of actual scenes from the stories of people, and includes location reports of various paranormal occurrences. In one of its episodes, Carol features a story of a World War Two veteran who was guided by an unknown man to successfully pass through a minefield, or a surgeon who performs operations with no anaesthetics. Mysteries with Carol Vorderman was directed by Luke Campbell, and first aired on BBC 1 in 1998.moreless
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    Bug Juice

    Bug Juice

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    Disney Channel (ended 1998)
    Bug Juice was Disney Channel's original reality series about real kids at summer camp. It premiered in 1998 and lasted until 2002, with a total of three seasons. The show featured a different U.S. summer camp every season. Every episode features the struggles real kids go through with each other and themselves, and chronicled their friendships, fights, loves, breakups, makeups, and self-discoveries. After the show ended, it remained on as reruns, next to Disney's series, So Weird. Eventually, it left the airwaves and didn't return until the summer of 2004 as part of Disney Channel's new summer lineup. THEME SONG Bug Juice, it doesn't come in a jar. Bug Juice comes from who you are. It has the flavor of what you can become, freedom, reachin' out on your own, Yeah, freedom lightin' up the unknown. Workin' together we all have grown. Bug Juice, the true-life adventures. Bug Juice, real kids, makin' friends, havin' fun, On Bug Juice! IMPORTANT NOTE: Bug Juice ended a long time ago. It is NO LONGER IN PRODUCTION.moreless
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    Kids Say the Darndest Things

    Kids Say the Darndest Things

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    CBS (ended 2000)
    Kids Say The Darndest Things is a show hosted by Bill Cosby. He asks kids various questions as if it is an interview and he, as well as the kids, always find a way to make us laugh. Based on Art Linkletter's House Party, Kids Say has host Cosby talking to young kids about everything from dead goldfish to love letters. Art Linkletter makes guest appearances on the show, introducing clips from his now-classic daytime variety show. The show had many great moments, with many funny lines such as: "HOW WOULD YOU MAKE A MARRIAGE WORK?" Cosby asks. "Tell your wife that she looks pretty even if she looks like a truck." -Ricky, age 8.moreless
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    LAPD: Life On the Beat

    LAPD: Life On the Beat

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    FOX (ended 1999)
    This show is an American reality-based series featuring the Los Angeles Police Department. This show was similar in many ways to the show 'COPS' but showed only segments involving the LAPD.moreless
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    It's A Miracle

    It's A Miracle

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    Ion Television (ended 2004)
    This inspiring reality-series is devoted to exploring miracles by chronicling true life-altering stories of encounters, healings and interventions caused by mysterious, uplifting phenomena that defy all plausible explanation. The show looks at the mystery of the inexplicable and how it compassionately touches individual lives. For some full episodes, only two stories aired, meaning a 30 minute episode, for others four stories meaning one hour.moreless
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    The Planet's Funniest Animals

    The Planet's Funniest Animals

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    Animal Planet
    The show is a comedy show were they show animals doing funny tricks and stories and it is now hosted by Keegan-Michael Key after Matt Gallant who was the original host left the show.moreless
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    The Carol Burnett Show (1991)

    The Carol Burnett Show (1991)

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    CBS (ended 1991)
    Welcome to The Carol Burnett Show (1991) guide at TV.com

    Carol Burnett's fourth variety show.
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    SMart

    SMart

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    CBBC
    SMart is a UK art program. The presenters of the program show the viewer how to draw, achieve different effects, and how to create fun things with ordinary everyday items the viewer may have around the home. The show also contains a segment focussing on different artists throughout history, teaching the viewer about that artist's particular style of painting. From 2007, the show was extended to run for an hour on Sunday mornings, with repeats aired on Wednesday afternoons. In 2008, the series aired only on Sunday mornings. In 2009, the show moved to Saturday mornings on the CBBC Channel only, braodcasting an hour later at 10am.moreless
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    Escape to River Cottage

    Escape to River Cottage

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    Channel 4 (ended 1999)
    Hugh has decided to quit the bustle of London and take on the life of a smallholder at River Cottage, a former gamekeeper's cottage in Dorset. The aim is self-sufficiency; to grow his own vegetables and raise his own animals for food.moreless
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    NBA Inside Stuff

    NBA Inside Stuff

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    NBA - National Basketball Association
    NBA Inside Stuff, a half-hour weekly reality show, airs Saturdays at 12:30 PM ET and provide a unique behind the scenes look at the NBA and all the personalities that surround it. Executive Producer and host, Ahmad Rashad, and co-host Summer Sanders will add their personal insights to exclusive footage that goes where no fans have had access before. Targeting teens 12-17 and adults 18-34, this reality-driven program will go into the locker room, in the huddles and off the court to provide a personal and unfiltered look at players, coaches, owners, referees, and all the characters who create the NBA's most compelling storylines." The show aired on ABC from 1990-2005 before moving to NBA TV in its return in 2013.moreless
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    Blind Date

    Blind Date

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    (ended 2006)
    Blind Date (one of the most popular syndicated dating shows on TV) is a show in which a guy and a girl hook up and go around town to see if they are right for each other. They do fun stuff and usally go to eat. Throughout the date, Pop-Up Video-esque wisecracks about the people. Most of the time, the dates are hilariously bad, which makes the show (and the pop-ups) all the more entertaining and funny! Air Times Syndication Check your local listings SpikeTV Every Day: 12-1 AM* *Sometimes interrupted by Spike TV Movies. How SpikeTV Describes The Show "Go behind the scenes to take a lighthearted look at the mating ritual known as the "Blind Date." Unlike previous relationship shows that only talk about the date, Blind Date brings a camera along and lets the viewer watch as the action and comedy unfold. Be honest. You love it when they hate each other. Or, even better: when one of them is happy and the other one isn't. You don't want to miss that! You never know how it will go on Blind Date." All are syndicated. Check your local listings. Also, check out Blind Date Uncensored from Universal Pay-Per-View. more info below! Blind Date Uncensored Now Playing: Blind Date: Triple Play Experience the moments the TV censors have been hiding from you in this super-sized special. First, travel to another dating dimension with Freaks and Weirdos Uncensored. From psychos to professional Jackass Stevo-O, witness all the surreal, awkward, insane moments that have made dating America's #1 spectator sport. Then you'll race to turn down the thermostat when Dates From Hell Uncensored comes on! There's nothing worse than going on a horrible date, but there's nothing more hilarious than watching others suffer through them. End it all with Blind Date® UNCENSORED Deluxe, the biggest and best compilation of never before seen Blind Date® insanity, including the ONLY date that went so far that it was completely banned from ever being shown on Blind Date ®. ©2003 Bobwell Productions LLC. All Rights Reserved Look out for more Blind Date Uncensored specials airing only on Universal Pay-Per-View! Parents Warning! This program has been rated TV-MA for containing strong language sexual situations and some violence. This show is not for kids. Blind Date Products Books: The Blind Date Guide to Dating, by Frank Thompson "Love watching car wrecks but don't want to be in one? Then you will love The Blind Date Guide to Dating. It's the book that covers everything you ever wanted to know about love, dating, and the hottest show on television today. The Making of Blind Date--Learn all about the show, from how to get on it to the editing process to the writing of all your favorite characters, such as Therapist Joe, Sarcastic Sid, Dr. Date, and Mr. Mean. Sexiest Hot Tub Moments--Get a behind-the-scenes look at the favorite destination of all the crazy blind-daters, plus etiquette tips for when it's your turn. Hint: Make sure the bubbles are not your own What You Didn't See--Because the dates don't stop when the cameras turn off, we will show you the material that was just too hot for the networks. Hot Dating Tips--Great tips on how not to be as clueless but definitely have as much fun as the wild blind-daters. Therapist Joe--That's right, he is a real person, and in his special sections, he answers all the questions you wanted to know, and some that you didn't about relationships, from the one-night stand to tying the knot. The Best and Worst of Blind Date--From love connections to blind date meltdowns, all the crazy Blind Date moments that you can't look away from and can't believe happened." DVDs: Blind Date Uncensored: The Ultimate 3-Pack No black bars, no bleeping...it's Blind Date as you never saw it on TV...totally uncensored!moreless
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    Buzzkill

    Buzzkill

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    MTV - Music Television (ended 1996)
    Dave! Travis! Frank! BUZZKILL!!! This hidden camera show aired in the Summer of 1996 on MTV, eventually inspiring MTV to air The Tom Green Show, and Jackass.
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    Gaki

    Gaki

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    Nippon Television Network Corporation
    Gaki is a television show brought to you by the famous Nippon Television Network Corporation. Nippon is famous for their comedy and lighthearted shows, and Gaki does not disappoint lovers of this genre. Gaki is hosted by one of the most popular and exciting Japanese comedic duos: Downtown, the duo combines a variety show with their brand of humor to create an experience like no other. Each episode of Gaki involves different set ups and games. One may involve and outrageous challenge in which contestants must do something for a prize that provides more than enough material for Downtown to make you laugh out loud. The design of Gaki is that of a somewhat random variety show that will at times feature select games and performances by popular artists. Throughout each episode of Gaki audiences will find the light nature and hilarious hosts more than enough entertainment. Gaki always seems to come up with even more outrageous ideas each show, and this only adds to the hilarity.moreless
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    Beyond Chance

    Beyond Chance

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    Lifetime (ended 2002)
    Beyond Chance is hosted by Melissa Etheridge. It explores miracles from women, but it sometimes includes men. The show is now cancelled and is off TV.
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    Australia's Funniest Home Video Show

    Australia's Funniest Home Video Show

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    The Nine Network
    Show hosted by Australian television personality, Shelley Craft whose previous roles include presenting roles on Saturday Disney and The Great Outdoors. Plays funny home video clips that have been sent in by everyday Australians, and awards prizes weekly. After the videos win the weekly show they then progress through a finals series, where the ultimate winner receives a large amount of cash. The show is taped in front of a live studio audience and videos are narrated using many voices. The narrator often voices what the people would be thinking (humorously) as we see the funnyness/accidents occur. The show is a favourite with family viewers and often enjoys a strong Saturday night audience. Previous hosts include: Graham Kennedy (1990), Jacqui Mcdonald (1991), Lisa Patrick (1992), Jo Beth Taylor (1993-1997), Catriona Rowntree (1997), Kim Kilbey (1998-2002), Toni Pearen (2003-2007).moreless
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