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    Whose Line Is It Anyway?

    Whose Line Is It Anyway?

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    The CW (Returning March 21st, 2014)
    Whose Line Is It Anyway? (1998-2006 and 2013) is based on the British show of the same name, which aired from 1988 to 1998. It features some of the nation's finest improvisational comedians, including Florida's Wayne Brady, Canada's Colin Mochrie, and Ryan Stiles and Drew Carey from The Drew Carey Show. Each week, the preceding four and a rotating group of actors and actresses spontaneously played games with outrageous scenes, weird quirks, or (sometimes off-) key songs

    Show History: The show was brought to ABC as a summer series following The Drew Carey Show, and was a modest success, both in new viewers, existing ABC viewers, and Whosers, fans of the British version of the show which aired on the British Channel 4 and, for a time in America, on Comedy Central. The show came back in midseason 1998-99, then was given an hour time slot on Thursday nights for the 1999-2000 season. In this timeslot, while never becoming a resounding success, it did about as well as could be expected against NBC's Must-See TV lineup. Its highest ratings were in November 2000, in "Show No. 313," which featured Oscar winner Robin Williams.

    In 2002, the show's ratings began to slip drastically (in large part to facing both Survivor and Friends on Thursday nights). In September of 2002, the show was moved to Monday nights along with The Drew Carey Show, then to Fridays, then off the air, then back on Fridays during the summer of 2003, before being left for dead after that summer. With no word as to what the fate of the show was, fans were left in the dark until summer 2004, when ABC fulfilled its contract with the show by burning off several remaining episodes as part of a sixth "season."

    That's was not the end of the "Whose Line" franchise (because no one can kill it). After ABC saw how well the repeats were performing on ABC Family, they asked the producers to cut new "episodes" out of unused footage from the tapings. These were aired on ABC Family as part of the show's seventh and eight "seasons." In 2013 the show returned on the CW network with Aisha Tyler replacing Drew as host. New games including Sideways Scene and What's In The Bag? as well as new players including Gary Anthony Williams and Heather Anne Campbell were showcased.

    All spellings of audience members' names are taken from the show's closed captioning, provided by the National Captioning Center in season 1, and Vitac for two and beyond.

    Broadcast History ABC August 1998-March 1999 -- Wednesday 9:30 Summer 1999 -- Thursday 8:00 September 1999-September 2000 -- Thursday 8:00 (new) and 8:30 (rerun) September 2000-May 2002 -- Thursday 8:00 (rerun) and 8:30 (new) April 2001-May 2001 -- Friday 8:00 and 8:30 October 2001-December 2001 -- Wednesday 9:30 (Too Hot) June 2002-August 2002-- Friday 9:00 and 9:30 (reruns) September 2002-November 2002 -- Monday 8:30 November 2002-December 2002 -- Friday 9:30 December 2002-January 2003 -- Friday 9:00 March 2003-April 2003 -- Thursday 8:00 and 8:30 June 2003-September 2003 -- Friday 9:00 and 9:30 June 2004-July 2004 -- Thursday 8:00 and 8:30 July 2004-September 2004 -- Saturday 10:00 and 10:30 ABC Family January 2002-present -- Monday through Thursday, occasionally Friday, usually 10:00 and 10:30 (Repeats) January 2005-present -- Monday through Friday, 10:00 (new episodes from unseen footage CW July-September 2013 -- 8:00 (new) and 8:30 (repeats)

    Warning: Though most quotes are presented in their censored forms, some areas may contain the uncensored versions of censored lines of the show, and other language not censored ABC, ABC Family or the CW could be deemed objectionable to some viewers of this guide. Surfer discretion is advised.moreless
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    The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson

    The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson

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    CBS
    On January 3, 2005, Craig Ferguson became the newest face in late night television. That's when he took over The Late Late Show. Ferguson was selected from a number of guest hosts after previous host Craig Kilborn stepped down in August 2004. Many people might recognize Craig as "Nigel Wick", Drew Carey's boss from The Drew Carey Show. The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson follows the traditional "late night talk show formula", which includes the host coming out from backstage and talking to the audience for a few minutes, then sits down at his desk, interviews a couple guests, and brings on an occasional stand-up comedian or musical talent to perform. The Late Late Show airs Monday-Friday at 12:35 am on CBS, following The Late Show with David Letterman. Theme Song: It's Hard to Stay Up It's Been a Long, Long Day and You Got the Sandman at the Door But Hang On, Leave the TV On and Let's Do It Anyway It's OK, You Can Always Sleep Through Work Tomorrow, OK? Hey Hey Tomorrow's Just a Future Yesterday Performed by Craig Fergusonmoreless
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    Everybody Loves Raymond

    Everybody Loves Raymond

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    CBS (ended 2005)
    Everybody Loves Raymond revolves around Ray Barone, a successful sportswriter living on Long Island with his wife, Debra, daughter, Ally, and twin sons, Geoffrey and Michael. That's the good news. The bad news? Ray's meddling parents, Frank and Marie, live directly across the street and embrace the motto "Su casa es mi casa," infiltrating their son's home to an extent unparalleled in television history. Frank's favorite expression, "Holy Crap," is shouted at regular intervals, and Marie's "cooking advice" is less than appreciated by Debra. Brother Robert, a divorced policeman, is constantly moving in and out of his parents' house, and loves to drop over and resent Ray's successful career and happy family life. Ray and Debra just wish someone would knock once in a while.moreless
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    Alias

    Alias

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    ABC (ended 2006)
    Sydney Bristow was recruited as an undergrad to work for SD-6, which she thought was a government agency. However, when her fiancé is killed by SD-6 agents, she finds out that SD-6 is actually a counter-government agency. Sydney approaches the CIA and becomes a double agent, which means that she goes on SD-6 missions, but passes the information about her missions to her CIA handler, Vaughn. Sydney's father, Jack Bristow, is also an double agent. Both had a distant relationship for years, but their present situation brings them closer together. Sydney and her father spend the first season trying to foil SD-6's missions and preventing them from getting their hands on what they are determined to get. For years SD-6 has fought against FTL and K-Directorate, two crime organizations that are also in the pursue of various artifacts build by the 15th century scientist and prophet, Milo Rambaldi. However, when a new player referred to as "The Man" comes to town, FTL and K-Directorate are put out of business and SD-6 engages in the pursue of this new mysterious opponent. After eliminating SD-6 and all of the other SD cells, Sydney, Marshall, Dixon, Jack, and Vaughn are now fully working for the CIA.moreless
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    Major

    Major

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    NHK Educational (ended 2010)
    Major is a drama about emotional joy and heartbeak on the baseball diamond. Goro Honda is a young boy with a dream to follow his dad into the world of the Pros. A tragic accident in a duel between Shigeharu Honda and Joe Gibson leads to Shigeharu's untimely death. Momoko Hoshino, who had become Shigeharu's fiancee before his death, adopts Honda and becomes his new mom. Goro begins to grow older and cleaves to his dream of baseball, joining Mifune Little League with the goal of defeating Yokohama Little League. Eventually Momoko marries Shigeno Hideki, and the family is forced to move. Years pass by, and Goro returns to Mifune Middle where he rejoins old friends in Komori and Shimizu. Goro helps Mifune Middle claim their division, but along the way he gains new challengers in Kaidoh. Seeing the chance to destroy them from the inside Goro joins Kaidoh until he can beat the varsity squad in a game. Goro eventually leaves Kaidoh and creates a team at Seishuu High, a team that faces Kaidoh for the chance to go to the Koshien Tournament. Once high schol ends Goro heads to America where he joins a minor league team. After one year in the minors and a brewing new rivalry with Joe Gobson, Jr., Goro becomes a member of Team Japan for the Baseball World Cup. During the Baseball World Cup Goro is finally given the chance to finish business with Joe Gibson. Once the tourney is over Goro is brought up into the Major Leagues. All throughout Goro continues to be followed by Shimizu, his one true love. The series ends with Goro and Shimzu married with two kids, and Goro is playing with Toshi in the World Series against old Kaidoh rival Mayumura. In the end the series follows Goro from the age of 5 until the end of his Major League career.moreless
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    Shameless (UK)

    Shameless (UK)

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    Channel 4
    The critically acclaimed and brilliantly funny drama from award-winning writer Paul Abbott features the Chatsworth Estate's Gallaghers, probably the UK's most dysfunctional family.

    Head of the family, Frank, embarks on a series of adventures with his remarkably well-balanced children Fiona, Lip, Ian, Debbie, Carl and Liam - not forgetting the other two with Frank's valium-fuelled lover, Sheila. A shambolic family living on a Manchester estate, where eldest sister Fiona has to look after her five younger siblings after their mother's disappearance and their father became an alcoholic. After Fiona herself escapes, it's down to her twelve year old Sister Debbie to run the Gallagher household. With Sheila leaving and Monica's return it's a whole new ball game at the Gallagher residents, and it's not all plain sailing with Monica's estranged girlfriend Norma living in the van in the yard. No-ones life is ever going to be the same.

    Now in its eighth series things are still as dysfunctional as ever on the Chatsworth Estate with, Frank and Libby trying to get married with Monica coming back on the scene, Mimi's a new mother once again but still has the task of having to find out ho the father is. Also, Karen and Jamie are trying to get on with their lives after all the recent events and, there's also a whole load of new people on the scene just waiting to cause mayhem.

    Shameless is packed with sex, drugs, gratuitous violence, love and scams. Chaos ensues with more tales of how one extraordinary family goes about its normal everyday life.moreless
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    Misfits

    Misfits

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    E4 (ended 2013)
    A group of teenagers are sentenced to community service for past mistakes only to find their lives changed after a storm gives them strange new powers and new problems to overcome.moreless
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    The Closer

    The Closer

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    TNT (ended 2012)
    "They'll bring you in. She'll make you talk." Deputy Police Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson (Kyra Sedgwick) is a police detective who transfers from Atlanta to Los Angeles to head up a special unit of the LAPD that handles sensitive, high-profile murder cases. Despite a tendency to step on people's toes, Johnson manages to convert even her strongest adversaries with her unique ability to get to the truth. A TNT original series, The Closer is created by the producers of Nip/Tuck and The Agency.moreless
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    Dateline NBC

    Dateline NBC

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    NBC
    Dateline NBC, premiered for NBC News in primetime in 1992. Since then, this multi-night franchise has included frequent specials, investigative reporting and uses its news anchors as more than just news-readers. With Stone Phillips and Ann Curry anchoring, the broadcast also features Tom Brokaw, Katie Couric and Maria Shriver, each of whom contributes to and anchors some of the editions. The flexibility of 'Dateline NBC' allows for both multipart features and full hour documentaries devoted to single subjects and reports. Dateline has delivered in-depth coverage of breaking news, including the funeral of Princess Diana, the national manhunt for Andrew Cunanan, the crash of TWA Flight 800, the Unabomber investigation, the Oklahoma City bombing, the O.J. Simpson trials, the Los Angeles earthquake and fires, and the latest floods, hurricanes and worldwide disasters.moreless
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    Kim Possible

    Kim Possible

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    Disney Channel (ended 2007)
    Disney's smash hit Kim Possible is focused on the everyday life of a high school teen. Kim Possible has to find a balance with everything school related, and battling super villains on a regular basis. Of course, all heroes need a wisecracking, clumsy partner. Kim is no exception. The comic relief of the heroic duo, Ron Stoppable, is always there for Kim, though his pet and second best friend Rufus, the naked mole rat, is always there to help out the duo when the going gets rough. The series won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Sound Mixing - Live Action and Animation.


    Character Guide:

    Kim Possible: High school cheerleader by day, crime fighter by. . . well, day as well. She still has to be home by curfew, after all. Kim has no secret identity, which makes her that much more of a hero in that people can relate to her and don't seem to make a big deal out of it, mostly at her insistence. Her fiery red hair is a symbol of her attitude that is best summed up by the phrase, "I can do anything." She is stubborn, strong-willed, and has a fuse shorter than a grenade with a three second delay. Despite all of this, however, she is extremely humble, refusing to take credit for her truly amazing actions.

    Ron Stoppable: Kim's best friend, partner, and in fourth season boyfriend. His nonconformist "never be normal" philosophy is applied to all facets of his life, and he has taught Kim a thing or two about peer pressure. He takes great pride in eating, and is the proud inventor of the Naco. Unlike Kim, who refuses to take credit for her actions, Ron is, as Kim puts it, "prone to big-headiness." While he's a bit of a glory hound, he always shares it with Kim (often to her chagrin) instead of soaking up the limelight. His unwavering devotion to Kim is simultaneously his greatest strength and his greatest weakness, for while it is the trait that makes her take notice of him, it also leads to her taking him for granted more often than not.

    Dr. Drakken: For a supergenius, Theodore "Drew" P. Lipsky aka Dr. Drakken is pretty stupid. He has the brains to come up with some great ideas, but he lacks the patience it takes to iron out all the kinks and get his inventions fully functional. If it wasn't for Shego, he would have been out of the villain game a long time ago.

    Shego: Essentially Kim's dark reflection. Both are smart, athletic, attractive, not to mention they both have green eyes. The only difference is that Shego has raven black hair as opposed to Kim's auburn locks, and the fact that she chooses to use her powers for evil rather than good. And boy, does she have powers. Her fiery personality is illustrated perfectly in her ability to encapsulate her hands in green plasma, as well as shoot these bursts of plasma at whomever she chooses. Shego takes great pride in sidelining Drakken's megalomaniacal ranting with the occasional snide remark and attempts to act as the voice of reason but fails utterly because Drakken is, well, insane. Why exactly she sticks around other than that is uncertain, but it may have to do with some feelings that may forever go unexplored.

    Wade: As Kim's gadget guy and operator of her website, Wade is an invaluable addition to Team Possible. Despite only being 13, he holds several PhDs and can type at over 300 words per minute. He is a genius at all things technical, and proves invaluable as a support operator. He would be world renowned if he ever left his room, but the fact that he has only left it once shows signs that Wade suffers from agorophobia, the fear of going out into public.

    Mr. Dr. Possible: As a rocket scientist, he's a living analogy for intelligence. He views women as equals with their own opinions rather than as underlings to be ordered around, and for this reason he is a great father to Kim and lets her live her own life, but he has letting go issues. He just can't handle the fact thas someday somebody will take away "his" Kimmie-cub, who will forever remain four to him. But with Kim now dating Ron, he'll have to let go sooner or later.

    Mrs. Dr. Possible: Top brain surgeon and mother to Kim, Mrs. Dr. Possible has yet another analogy attached to her name. She is essentially Kim all grown up. Smart, independent, attractive, and not afraid to have a little fun, the Possible matriarch is a little more lenient than her husband, but she still enforces the rules when they truly matter.

    Jim & Tim Possible: Kim's twin brothers or "Tweebs" as she calls them. They are super smart, but they use their intelligence more to annoy their sister than anything else. Despite the annoyance that they can be, twin supergeniuses can be quite useful on a mission.

    Bonnie: If Shego is Kim's dark reflection, then Bonnie is Kim's polar opposite. Her stuck up, pessimistic, OCD, holier-than-thou attitude makes her the typical cheerleader. She makes it her mission to make Kim's social life miserable, but ends up failing most of the time.

    Monique: Essentially a guidance counselor in the form of an African American teen. "Wise beyond her years" is the understatement of the century when it comes to Kim's best female friend. She has the uncanny ability to identify the source of and solution to other people's problems, which means she'll make an excellent therapist some day. Like Kim, Monique stands up for herself and refuses to let herself be controlled, earning a steady salary as a salesgirl at Club Banana. She is also an avid wrestling fan, which gives her and Ron something in common.moreless
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    The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

    The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

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    Comedy Central
    Forget the 24 hour biased left wing news media, the best fake news show in the world will provide you with all the news you can handle. The Daily Show is a comedic view of recent news headlines and political figures through a series of satirical monologues by Jon Stewart along with segments by "correspondents" and finally interviews with guest celebrities and political figures. Craig Kilborn (SportsCenter) was the original host until the fourth season when Jon Stewart (The Jon Stewart Show) came in to take over after Kilborn left for CBS. The Daily Show has won multiple Emmy's and other prestigious awards such as the Peabody Award. It airs Mondays-Thursdays at 11pm ET on Comedy Central. It re-airs the following day at 1am ET, 10am ET, 2pm ET, and 8pm ET on Comedy Central.moreless
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    Strong Medicine

    Strong Medicine

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    Lifetime (ended 2006)
    Their worlds couldn't be more different but their commitment and passion brings them together. Strong Medicine is a sometimes intense, sometimes hilarious medical drama that takes us inside the world of street level medicine. Dr. Dana Stowe, a Harvard graduate who devotes her life to finding a cure for cancer, and Dr. Lu Delgado, a single mother whose disdain for "the system" has her battling bureaucracy and the budget-concerned chief of staff Dr. Robert Jackson, come together to start The Rittenhouse Women's Health Clinic in Philadelphia. Saucy receptionist Lana Hawkins, attractive Nurse Peter Riggs, and ER Doctor Nick Biancavilla also work in the clinic. Dr. Stowe leaves the clinic to care for her adopted children in season 3 and is replaced by former Army Colonel Dr. Andy Campbell who immediately begins a duel with Lu but after working together for a while, they become close friends. After season four, Nick is transferred to another hospital and Andy takes on Intern Kayla Thorton. Then, in the shocking end to season five, Andy is appointed Surgeon General of the United States and leaves the hospital. Now, Doctor Dylan West has taken Doctor Campbell's place. Strong Medicine is both tough and tender, pulling your heart-strings one moment, making you laugh the next, and even making you hold your breath during each episode. The theme song is sung by Jenifer Lewis and a friend. Show Info: Premiere Date: July 20, 2000 Genre: Medical Drama Parental Guidance Rating: TV-PG or TV-14 Show Times Weekdays Monday-Friday at 4P.M. Eastern/Pacific (3P.M. Central/Mountain) Seasons 1-4 Repeats Weekends Sundays at 9P.M. Eastern/Pacific (8P.M. Central/Mountain) New Episodes Saturdays at 11P.M. Easter/Pacific (10P.M. Central/Mountain) Season 5 Repeats Lifetime Broadcast History July 2000-March 2002---Sunday 9P.M. March 2002-May 2004------Sunday 10P.M. June 2004+--------------------Sunday 9P.M. Strong Medicine fan mail (send separate letters for separate cast members-use the below address for Rosa Blasi): Strong Medicine 5933 W. Slauson Ave Culver City, CA 90230 Rosa Blasi c/o P.O.Box 3277 Santa Monica,CA 90408-3277 Be sure to go to http://tvshowsondvd.com/showinfo.cfm?showID=4033, Register, and vote for Strong Medicine to be released on full season DVDs. Also, sign this petition to bring Strong Medicine out on DVD (it has nearly 1000 signatures)! http://www.petitionthem.com/default.asp?sect=detail&pet=863 Upcoming Sunday 9/10P.M. (8/9c) Repeat Episodesmoreless
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    Dancing With the Stars

    Dancing With the Stars

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    ABC (Returning March 17th, 2014)
    Dancing with the Stars is a unique series that pairs up celebrities with professional ballroom dance partners in an intense competition -- live -- in front of a studio audience and the nation. Each season has a select number of celebrity/professional dance pairs. The pairs are then judged by a panel of expert judges (Bruno Tonioli, Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman) as well as by the viewers at home. One team will be eliminated each week.

    The couples must maintain their focus, grace and composure while learning precise movements and maneuvering in extravagant costumes. Will they remain compatible during the course of the competition?

    Dancing with the Stars has broad appeal, offering viewers dazzling costumes, dancing, celebrity gossip, behind-the-scenes training and contemporary music performed by a live 15-piece band. The format has already been an international hit in several countries.

    Dancing with the Stars is the U.S. installment of the international smash hit series, Strictly Come Dancing. Dancing with the Stars has won the following Primetime Emmy's: * Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video For A Series - 2006
    * Outstanding Costumes For A Variety Or Music Program - 2006
    * Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video For A Series - 2008, Episode 502A
    * Outstanding Makeup For A Multi-camera Series Or A Special (non-prosthetic) - 2008, Episode 503
    * Outstanding Hairstyling For A Multi-camera Series Or Special - 2009, Episode 709
    * Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control For A Series - 2010, Episode 909A
    * Outstanding Hairstyling For A Multi-camera Series Or Special - 2010, Episode 902 A
    *Outstanding Hairstyling For A Multi-camera Series Or Special - 2011, Episode 1106
    * Outstanding Host for a Reality Or Reality-Competition Program- 2012, Tom Bergeron
    * Outstanding Makeup For A Multi-Camera Series Or Special (Non-Prosthetic)- 2012, Episode 1307moreless
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    Numb3rs

    Numb3rs

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    CBS (ended 2010)
    We all use math every day… Inspired by actual cases and experiences, Numb3rs depicts the confluence of police work and mathematics in solving crime. An FBI agent recruits his mathematical genius brother to help solve a wide range of challenging crimes in Los Angeles from a very different perspective. Numb3rs stars David Krumholtz as Charlie Eppes, Rob Morrow as Don Eppes, Judd Hirsch as Alan Eppes, Alimi Ballard as David Sinclair, Navi Rawat as Amita Ramajuan, Peter MacNicol as Larry Fleinhardt, Dylan Bruno as Colby Granger, Aya Sumika as Liz Warner, and Sophina Brown as Nikki Betancourt. Created by Cheryl Heuton and Nicolas Falacci, Ridley Scott, Tony Scott, David W. Zucker, Cheryl Heuton, Nicolas Falacci, Andrew Dettmann, Don McGill, Ken Sanzel, and Lewis Abel are executive producers. Numb3rs is produced for CBS by Scott Free Productions in association with CBS Television Studios and Post 109.moreless
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    Lie to Me

    Lie to Me

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    FOX (ended 2011)
    Inspired by a real-life behavioral scientist, this FOX drama tells the tale of a deception expert who helps uncover the truth for the FBI, local police, law firms, corporations, and individuals. Dr. Cal Lightman and his team are effectively human polygraph machines, and no truth can be concealed from them. The Lightman Group is headed by Dr. Cal Lightman and his partner Dr. Gillian Foster who is a gifted psychologist. She brings balance to the partnership by thinking about the overall picture while Lightman focuses on the details. Together they make an invincible team with insight into human behavior. Eli Loker is the lead researcher, who believes in radical honesty. He often gets in trouble for saying what he thinks. Ria Torres is one of the few "naturals" in the field of deception detection. She has an untapped ability to read people that makes her a force to be reckoned with the right training. Created by Sam Baum, Lie to Me is executive-produced by Baum, Brian Grazer, David Nevins and Steve Maeda. The series is produced by Imagine Television and 20th Century Fox Television.moreless
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    Medium

    Medium

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    CBS (ended 2011)
    Allison DuBois (Patricia Arquette) is a strong-willed mother of three, a devoted wife who begins to suspect that she can talk to dead people, see the future in her dreams, and read people's thoughts. Fearing for her mental health, she turns to her husband Joe (Jake Weber), an aerospace engineer, for support. Joe slowly comes to believe that what his wife is telling him just might be true. The real challenge is convincing her boss, D.A. Manuel Devalos (Miguel Sandoval) -- and the other doubters in the criminal justice system -- that her psychic abilities can give them the upper hand when it comes to solving violent and horrific crimes whose mysteries often reside with those who live beyond the grave. Sofia Vassilieva and Maria Lark also star as Ariel and Bridgette, the eldest two DuBois children. David Cubitt stars as Detective Lee Scanlon, who Allison often works with on cases. As Allison and Joe's daughters continue to grow, their psychic abilities show more and more development, keeping the DuBois' home life busy and interesting. Through it all, Joe and Allison continue to balance their hectic home life with their professional lives -- which seem to become more and more stressful as time goes on.moreless
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    Guiding Light

    Guiding Light

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    CBS (ended 2009)
    The late soap journalist Christopher Schemering once wrote that soap operas are not just dramas; "they're little pockets of American history." So it's only fitting to consider that at one time, The Guiding Light,-the longest running program in broadcast history, spanning 71 years-- brought fifteen-minute bits of escapism to war-weary housewives, as their men trudged off to fight the indignities of WWII. It brought social awareness to a nation that began to think about the big picture beyond their picket fences and suburban streets. Soap opera is a truly dynamic genre that reflects life as it is lived, the quintessential American art form. Although berated and belittled, the soap opera has an illustrious lineage, with no less than the books of Charles Dickens as an inspiration. Created by the legendary, if not iron-fisted Irna Phillips, The Guiding Light began its life on January 25, 1937. Originally, the show focused on the Chicagoan suburb of Five Points, a bustling enclave of German-Jewish immigrants hoping to find their own piece of the American dream. Giving them the hope and inspiration they needed was a kindly minister named Reverend John Ruthledge (voiced by Arthur Peterson of Soap fame). The Reverend's sermons of hope and forgiveness made such an impression that a bestselling book was published of his most popular homilies. The Reverend's message could be summed up by his favorite mantra from Edwin Markum "There is a destiny that makes us brothers, none goes his way alone, all that we send into the lives of others, comes back into our own." On the desk near his window, the minister placed an old lantern, a "guiding light" to those parishioners passing in the cold, hopeless night. In the 1940's the Reverend Ruthledge enrolled as a chaplain to do his part of the war effort. However, when the production of the show moved to the west coast, Peterson refused to join them, so Irna Phillips had the minister die when his plane was shot down overseas. His "friendship lamp" went too with the production move to the town of Selby Flats, California. Reverend Matthews took over for the late Rev. Ruthledge as the center of hope and inspiration. However, by the time that the show was slated to move to television, the religious undertones of the show were virtually gone and the focus was moved yet again to the family Bauer. * Guiding Light was cancelled on April 1, 2009 and the last episode aired on September 18, 2009.moreless
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    The Penguins of Madagascar

    The Penguins of Madagascar

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    Nickelodeon
    The co-stars of the 2005 film Madagascar, the 2005 short film The Madagascar Penguins in: A Christmas Caper and the 2008 film Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa are set to dress up the small screen as spies in this Nickelodeon series. Four confused penguins named Skipper (the leader of the group), Kowalski (the smartest of the group), Private (the youngest of the group) and Rico (the craziest of the group) continue there epic journey and embark new adventures. They live at Central Park Zoo of the busy streets of New York; they also try to keep their multi species happy. But one day a party animal moves next door named Julien King of the Lemurs, and now all is not normal. The show is produced by DreamWorks Animation. The series won 11 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Special Class Animated Program, Outstanding Casting for an Animated Series, Outstanding Children's Animated Program, Outstanding Music Direction and Composition, Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program, Outstanding Sound Editing - Live Action and Animation, Outstanding Writing in Animation, Outstanding Original Song - Children's and Animation - In the Happy Little Land of Hoboken Surprise, Outstanding Directing in an Animated Program, Outstanding Children's Animated Program and Outstanding Animated Program - The Return of the Revenge of Dr. Blowhole.moreless
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    Peppa Pig

    Peppa Pig

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    Channel Five
    Peppa Pig is a precocious little piglet who laughs and snorts her way through her childhood with her friends and family.
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    The Game

    The Game

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    BET
    The Game stars Tia Mowry as Melanie Barnett, a young, intelligent medical student, who is also the girlfriend of an eager rookie football player, Derwin Davis (Pooch Hall). Melanie decides to pass on her chance at attending Johns Hopkins Medical School to be with Derwin after he is recently chosen to play for the San Diego Sabres as the new third-string wide receiver. As Melanie tries to adjust to her new lifestyle, she meets Tasha Mack (Wendy Raquel Robinson), single mother and manager of Malik Wright (Hosea Chanzes) who is a charming star quarterback for the San Diego Sabres and Kelly Pitts (Brittany Daniel), the satisfying wife of Jason Pitts (Coby Bell) who is a thrifty star player for the San Diego Sabres. With the help of Tasha and Kelly, Melanie learns how the game is played amongst the women behind the athletes. The Game originally aired on the CW before BET Networks picked it up in 2010.moreless
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