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    @midnight

    @midnight

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    Comedy Central
    Chris Hardwick hosts this game show, panel, internet comedy weeknight series on Comedy Central.
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    The Best Sex Ever

    The Best Sex Ever

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    Cinemax (ended 2003)
    Welcome to The Best Sex Ever guide at TV.com.

    This adult anthology series from Cinemax, revolving around the sexual exploits recounted by listeners of a fictional radio call-in show, ran for two seasons.moreless
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    Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution

    Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution

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    ABC (ended 2011)
    Impassioned chef Jamie Oliver is determined to take on the high statistics of obesity, heart disease and diabetes in the United States. By talking to people in their communities, Oliver will attempt to show people the incredible rewards or cooking for themselves and the people they love. Oliver invites viewers to take a stand and change the way they eat.moreless
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    Tosh.0

    Tosh.0

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    Comedy Central
    Comedian Daniel Tosh is the host of this rambunctious program that ranges from the absurd to the profane, the humorously silly to the shockingly irreverent. Built around a unique byproduct of the Internet age, the viral video, Tosh and company scour the Internet searching for the most intriguing, disgusting and entertaining of these mini-cinematic gems and present them with a narrative that is witty, provocative, insightful and outrageous. Add to that Tosh's interviews, skits, and other unclassifiable bits and it's almost guaranteed that you'll find something that will offend you or make you laugh out loud-probably at the same time.moreless
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    The Man Show

    The Man Show

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    Comedy Central (ended 2004)
    Grab a beer and drop your pants send the wife and kid to France It's The Man Show Quit your job and light a fart Yank your favorite private part It's The Man Show! It's a place where men can come together Look at the cans on this chick named Heather Juggy girls on trampolines Time to loosen those blue jeans It's The Man Show! The show celebrates all that is manly, from beer to women to porn, and though is at times less than tasteful, never takes itself seriously and does everything tongue and cheek along with a wink and a smile. After 4 season, the co-hosts Adam Corrolla and Jimmy Kimmell moved on, and were replaced by Joe Rogan and Doug Stanhope. This is believed to be what killed the show, as it was cancelled after just one season with the new hosts.moreless
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    Mike & Mike in the Morning

    Mike & Mike in the Morning

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    ESPN2
    Hosted by Mike Golic, ex-professional football player, and Mike Greenberg, an accomplished sports writer and huge fan of sports, Mike and Mike in the Morning gives viewers the lowdown on what's going on in the world of sports. Greenberg and Golic both have very opposite views on just about every subject, giving a well rounded look at each topic they discuss.moreless
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    Ricki Lake

    Ricki Lake

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    (ended 2004)
    Hosted by the television personality of the same name, Ricki Lake was tabloid television, specializing in tawdry and sensationalistic topics that drew viewers in like moths to a flame. Several memorable topics included male strippers, teen pregnancy, gang warfare, and many, many makeover episodes The show enjoyed an 11 season run, premiering in 1993 and saying goodbye in 2004.moreless
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    Trucks!

    Trucks!

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    Spike TV
    Welcome to the Trucks! guide at TV.com. This show is for gearheads who love big trucks and lowriders that are hot rod trucks. More information to come soon.
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    Independent Lens

    Independent Lens

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    PBS
    Celebrate independent films with this Emmy award-winning PBS series. Each week spotlights new documentaries, dramas, shorts and other cinematic artistry by different filmmaking visionaries.
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    Access Granted

    Access Granted

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    BET
    Access Granted reveals the tricks and trades of making the hottest videos performed by hip-hop and rap artists.

    Beautiful people, steamy backdrops and fancy cars...You've seen the finished product, but you'd never guess what it takes to make the successful videos you see on your favorite BET shows. Take a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into the production and planning of a sizzling shoot. Viewers are granted an "all-access" pass to the set of their favorite artists top-notch videos as the crew demonstrates how they make it happen from start to finish followed by the world premiere of the featured video.moreless
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    Meet the Press

    Meet the Press

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    NBC
    Meet the Press debuted on November 6, 1947, and has become the longest-running television show in the history of broadcasting. Watch as the current moderator interviews some of the most influential people in Washington.moreless
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    Art Linkletter's House Party

    Art Linkletter's House Party

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    CBS (ended 1970)
    Art Linkletter's House Party was a popular daytime variety show that began on CBS radio on January 15, 1945 and then on television seven years later on September 1, 1952. The show featured a few jokes with Art, he would ask an audience member to answer a simple quiz, which would result in gifts. In 1964, added features included bloopers from CBS-TV Shows, Bonnie Prudden's exercise tips for women and talked to ex-movie stars. On January 15, 1965, Art Linkletter's House Party celebrated its 20th Anniversary on-the-air between radio and television and guest host Ralph Edwards from This is Your Life makes a tribute to him and the show. In 1966, the Show enters color after 14 seasons in black & white. On October 13, 1967, Art's radio show is gone and the TV show continues until CBS-TV cancel it on September 5, 1969 as "The Art Linkletter Show". Three months later on December 29, 1969, NBC-TV brought back The Linkletters as the new title "Life with Linkletter" (The New Art Linkletter Show)" and lasted for 1 season on September 25, 1970. In 1990, House Party with Steve Doocy lasted for 1 year in syndication and from 1998 to 2000, he returned with Bill Cosby for "Kids Say the Darndest Things".

    CBS Radio : January 15, 1945-October 13, 1967, Monday-Friday at 3:15-3:40pm

    CBS Television : September 1, 1952-January 30, 1953 Monday-Friday at 2:45-3:15pm February 1, 1953-September 6, 1968 Monday-Friday at 2:30-3:00pm September 9, 1968-February 21, 1969 Monday-Friday at 4:00-4:25pm February 24, 1969-September 5, 1969 Monday-Friday at 4:00-4:30pm

    NBC Television : December 29, 1969-September 25, 1970, Monday-Friday at 1:30-2:00pm.moreless
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    The David Frost Show

    The David Frost Show

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    CBS (ended 1972)
    The David Frost Show was hosted by British political satirist David Frost. The show originated in New York and ran 90 minutes (depending on the local stations, it was sometimes cut to one hour). His guests ranged from actors and musicians to lawyers, doctors and politicians. Critics thought the acerbic Frost had sold out, but soon realized that wasn't the case. His manner of interviewing, while sometimes off-putting gave an edge and an insight to the interviewee which was lacking on other talk shows. In the words of Peter Heller, "He is like a bemused and slightly undernourished bird of prey transfixed by a being it finds too fascinating to attack". His catch-phrases ranged from Marvelous! Smashing! Terrific! and It's been a joy having you here! The show ran for three years and during this time David also had a weekly variety program in England and jetted back and forth between shows. This became a great storyline and was used in Here's Lucy television show as an episode, starring David Frost himself, with the Billy Taylor Orchestra providing music. Produced by the Westinghouse Group, The David Frost Show, got its start when Merv Griffin left the afternoon and evening syndication for a late-night network run on CBS, making room for Frost's program to fill the gap. When Merv returned, Frost's program folded.moreless
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    The Marsha Warfield Show

    The Marsha Warfield Show

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    NBC (ended 1991)
    Welcome to The Marsha Warfield Show guide at TV.com. Comedian-actress Marsha Warfield hosted this half hour talk variety program with an easy going relaxed manner. Executive produced by Richard S. Kline who also directed brought two guests per episode. Producer Darlene Hayes and Associate producer Alma L. Ramirez brought a strong female influence to the show.moreless
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    The Bill Cunningham Show

    The Bill Cunningham Show

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    The CW
    Renowned radio talkshow host Bill Cunningham, makes the transition to daytime TV in his all new show entitled The Bill Cunningham Show, where he hopes to continue his mission to solve problems one family and one relationship at a time.moreless
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    Fareed Zakaria GPS

    Fareed Zakaria GPS

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    CNN
    Fareed Zakaria hosts a news segment that focuses on foreign affairs and issues around the world, through interviews with political figures and heads of state, and lively discussions with panels of experts.moreless
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    The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson

    The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson

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    NBC (ended 1992)
    Six months after Jack Paar made a stormy departure from "The Tonight Show" (over jokes about Communism, among other issues) and viewers enduring a succession of "substitute" hosts (and an ill-fated attempt at a magazine-type show), NBC (and middle America) finally got the comedian they were waiting for. Johnny Carson – who had honed his craft on radio and daytime television, and to that point was best known as host of Who Do You Trust – made his debut as host of "The Tonight Show" on October 1, 1962. Thus began a love affair with America that lasted 30 years, not only making Carson wealthy and powerful, but earning him the title, "King of Late Night." It started out shaky. NBC built Carson a cheap set on the sixth floor of 30 Rockefeller Center, not thinking the show would last. Ed McMahon was less confident; he still lived in Philadelphia and commuted for the next three years. In 1962, "Tonight" began at 11:15 pm ET and lasted 105 minutes. By then, most NBC affiliates had inflated their late-evening newscasts to half an hour. It meant that, unless viewers tuned in on the NBC owned-and-operated stations in New York, Washington, DC, Chicago, Philadelphia, or Los Angeles, chances are they missed Carson's monologue. NBC quickly moved the start time of Johnny's show to 11:30 pm ET to ensure everyone could see the best part of his domain. In 1972, the show moved from New York to NBC's West Coast headquarters, thus setting up countless gags about "beautiful downtown Burbank." For a number of years, NBC reran "Tonight" on weekends at 11:30 pm ET. These reruns, of course, didn't score nearly the ratings as the originals maintained. By the end of 1974, Carson told NBC to turn their late weekends to another program. NBC hired a young Canadian performer and writer named Lorne Michaels to develop (what would quickly become) the "Tonight" antithesis -- Saturday Night Live. Carson became the man with whom millions of Americans ended their day with a relatively simple formula: an opening monologue of topical (sometimes corny) humor. Johnny's stock in trade became his down-home, glib sense of humor and his natural wit. He possessed the knack of being equal parts L.A. hip and Midwest backward. However, he never mocked people or resorted to mean-spirited or cheap, off-color jokes; instead, he often poked fun at human nature and events of the day in such a way that made America know it was OK to laugh at themselves. The Carson Monologue became "must see TV," and to miss a night was leave one's self less than "in the know" at the water cooler the following day. On one occasion, a Carson joke about toilet paper shortage actually led to hoarding of the product by thousands of consumers. Following the monologue, viewers saw either a "desk bit" between Carson and McMahon, or a more elaborate, produced skit. Then, interviews and performances by a wide range of celebrities followed (some reports have Johnny's guest list at more than 20,000). Carson was often at his best while interviewing the "everyday" person, especially young children. Some of the notable skits and features: • Carnac the Magnificent – Debuting in 1964, Carson (wearing a jeweled and feathered turban) would "divine" answers to questions from "hermetically sealed" envelopes, a standard gag from Vaudeville. Example: "The answer is...Chicken teriyaki! The question..."What is the name of the last surviving Japanese kamikaze pilot?" • The Mighty Carson Art Players – Starting in 1967, this catch-all title featured parodies of movies, TV shows and commercials. Classic skits included a tongue-twisting take-off on Dragnet (1968, with Jack Webb); commercial parodies of E.F. Hutton (with a deceased Carson rising from a casket to "my broker is E.F. Hutton..."), American Express (with Carson as Karl Malden), Energizer Batteries (Carson as Robert Conrad), and various diarrhea commercial take-offs. Also under the "Mighty Carson" umbrella was the Tea Time Movie sketch, with Carson playing Art Fern, an oily afternoon movie host and commercial huckster. These sketches were full of double entendre humor, first featuring busty Carol Wayne as the straight foil, "the Matinee Lady." Following Wayne's drowning death in 1985, Teresa Ganzel was added. Other classic moments included Carson as President Reagan (and actor Fred Holliday) in a hilarious "Who's On First?"-style routine, and a duet with Julio Iglesias ("To All The Girls I've Loved Before"), with Carson giving a convincing Willie Nelson impersonation. • Floyd R. Turbo – The super-patriot who gave over-the-top editorials. Other memorable moments: • Falsetto-singer and ukulele player Tiny Tim on-air marriage to Miss Vicki (Vicki Budinger) on December 17, 1969. • Ed Ames infamous tomahawk throw demo, striking the outlined target squarely in the crotch. • The marmoset who relieved itself while poking around at Carson's head; plus other animals (brought on by frequent guests Joan Embery and Jim Fowler) who refused to behave or were just being themselves. • Potato chip collector Myrtle Young, who momentarily thinks Johnny has eaten one of her prized chips. Among the performers who owe (at least part) of the beginning of their careers to Carson: Joan Rivers, Roseanne Barr, Drew Carey, Jay Leno, David Letterman, Eddie Murphy, Jerry Seinfeld and Garry Shandling, plus many others. Ironically, Letterman (a frequent "Tonight" guest host in the late 1970's) was Carson's first choice as his successor. Leno, however, had already been given the seat as "permanent guest host," following Carson's professional breakup with Joan Rivers (who had joined the up and coming FOX Network to do her own late night show in 1986.) Leno, though seen by some at NBC as "too ethnic looking," had the favor of NBC's West Coast executives, and was chosen over Letterman, whom NBC West saw as "too cranky and edgy" to replace the mild-mannered Carson. This was perceived as a final snub to Carson, and prompted Letterman to defect to CBS, and compete head to head against the show he'd always wanted to host. The entire "Tonight" endgame saga would be the subject of Bill Carter's book The Late Shift: Letterman, Leno & the Network Battle for the Night (later turned into an HBO film, with Rich Little as Johnny). Carson's 30-year ride was hardly without its more tenuous moments, thanks to several contract disputes and his well-publicized failed marriages (he was thrice divorced during his run on the show). Carson's "alimony payment" jokes would become a staple of the show. Following much protracted negotiation (including talk of his leaving "Tonight"), Carson signed a new contract with NBC in 1980. Three stipulations in the deal: 1) "Tonight" was reduced from 90 minutes to 60; 2) Carson would dictate what kind of show NBC could run at 12:30 am ET. This meant replacing Tom Snyder's Tomorrow show with from Carson's stable. 3) Carson Productions was formed. Among its most heralded works was the show that followed "Tonight" -- Late Night with David Letterman. Carson Productions' other gift to NBC was a series of specials called Television's Greatest Commercials, hosted by Ed McMahon. McMahon was also a victim of a one-shot deal called Johnny Carson's Greatest Practical Jokes, in which Johnny had loaded the trunk of Ed's car with office equipment and taped Ed failing to get past NBC Security (and a guard named Carson). Both of these specials would merge with Dick Clark's running TV Censored Bloopers in January 1984, becoming TV's Bloopers & Practical Jokes. In 1983, Carson Productions produced and distributed "Carson's Comedy Classics," a somewhat low-budget, 30 minute repackaging of "Tonight" clips, culled mainly from the years 1972-1982. Carson's lock on late night came into question in the late 1980's, likely precipitated by two events: the debut of The Arsenio Hall Show in 1989, and Dana Carvey doing a less-than-loving portrayal (with Phil Hartman as a one-note Ed McMahon) of Carson on Saturday Night Live. Carvey's "Johnny" was basically a dinosaur -- a relic clueless of pop culture and mired in "unhipness." In one of the more scathing takes, Carvey presented Carson as "Carsenio," giving his Johnny a wedge cut and Arsenio-styled suit. These less-than-flattening portrayals of Carson on SNL were seen by some as NBC giving tacit approval to the move to push Johnny out. Carson, during his last show, in thanking Doc and the band, would lament TV's loss of the "last big swing band," saying, "To say that this band is not 'hip' is to not know the meaning of the word." In 1991, as Carson was starting his 29th year, the "King of Late Night" announced in his usual no-big-deal style that he was retiring, expressing a desire to leave the show while still in his prime. His second-to-last show on May 21, 1992 featured just two guests: Robin Williams and Bette Midler, with Midler serenading Carson with "One for My Baby," a teary-eyed Carson taking in the moment. The final show on May 22, 1992 was a quiet and contemplative retrospective, featuring "a day in the life" on the Tonight Show set, and a tribute to his late son, Rick (who was killed in a car crash the previous June). Alone on a stool, in front of the familiar curtain, a tearful Carson bade his audience "a heartfelt good night," thus ending not only a show, but an era of television. With very few exceptions, Carson's "Tonight" departure was the last most people saw of their beloved late-night TV comic. Most notably: a voice appearance as himself on The Simpsons episode, 'Krusty Gets Kancelled,' and a pair of appearances on Late Show with David Letterman. Just prior to Carson's death, it was revealed that Johnny would occasionally give Dave an idea or two for his monologue, thus cementing the notion that Carson saw Letterman as his true late night heir. When Johnny Carson died on January 23, 2005, America mourned the passing of a late-night legend. Jay Leno devoted his January 24, 2005 show to his predecessor (though it should be noted, Leno read a prepared "tribute" from cue cards). On the show were Ed McMahon, Drew Carey and Carson's close friends Bob Newhart and Don Rickles, all providing their remembrances. Letterman's first new show following Carson's death featured longtime "Tonight" executive producer Peter Lassally and a performance of "Here's That Rainy Day" -- one of Johnny's favorites -- by bandleader Doc Severinsen, with NBC Orchestra mates Tommy Newsom and Ed Shaughnessy. Thanks to TV Tome contributors Brian Rathjen & doppelgänger.moreless
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    Cheap Seats

    Cheap Seats

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    ESPN Classic (ended 2006)
    In a day where everyone is focused on special effects and cashing in on following popular trends, it is nice to see a comedy that focuses on one thing - being funny. Randy and Jason Sklar bring their form of off-brand humor and satirical comedy to a show that they were destined to be a part of. Randy and Jason took the format made popular by Mystery Science Theater 3000 to make fun of something we love even more than bad science fiction movies, and that's gimmick sporting events. The guys sit back in the "cheap seats" and rag on everything from the rodeos to bowling, poker to putt-putt golf, and they do it in a way that keeps us laughing with their slick wit and obscure references. I mean, where else can you expect to hear about Hannibal Lecter at a Spelling Bee or Rick Fox at a Cheerleading Competition? The only thing holding this show back is its limited exposure. Being on ESPN Classic (which is usually only available by satellite or digital cable) certainly shrinks what would be a huge audience for such an enjoyable show like this one. However, Randy and Jason continue to be original and showcase their tremendous talents on such a great show that some would call vintage, Pam Minick.moreless
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    G4TV.COM

    G4TV.COM

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    G4 (ended 2005)
    G4tv.com was G4's weekly interactive late night talk show. Every Monday night, Co-hosts Tina Wood, Laura Foy and Geoff Keighley discuss and debate the previous weeks hottest topics in the gaming industry. Whether it be the latest game releases, the news on a new console release or the current game controversy, G4tv gets you the info. A viewer friendly show, callers would regularly have their questions answered on air or members of the G4 message board could have their questions answered on air. The show aired for four seasons before being cancelled soon after the G4/TechTV merger. Because G4tv, the only show with a budget smaller than X-Play, starts now. Show Trivia - - Originally started on G4. - After the merger of G4 and TechTV the show aired 10:00 p.m. EST on Friday nights. - October 10, 2005 - moved to 9:30 p.m. EST on Monday nights.moreless
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    Lopez Tonight

    Lopez Tonight

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    TBS (ended 2011)
    George Lopez brings his unique style of comedy to TBS in a new late night talk show series. Lopez Tonight originally aired at 11 PM before moving to 12 AM after Conan began.moreless
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