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1. Freaks and Geeks (1999–2000)

TV-14 | 44 min | Comedy, Drama

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A television show about two unique groups of teenagers dealing with life in high school during the 80's.

Stars: Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley, James Franco, Samm Levine

2. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (1996– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show | Active

8.9
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America's top fake news show.

Creators: Lizz Winstead, Madeleine Smithberg | Stars: Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, John Oliver, Craig Kilborn

3. The X-Files (1993–2002)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.8
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Two FBI agents, Fox Mulder the believer and Dana Scully the skeptic, investigate the strange and unexplained while hidden forces work to impede their efforts.

Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, Robert Patrick

4. Inside the Actors Studio (1994– )

65 min | Talk-Show

8.8
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Famous actors, directors and writers reminisce about their careers and the philosophy behind their careers.

Stars: James Lipton, Bradley Cooper, Ellen Burstyn, Dave Chappelle

5. The Colbert Report (2005– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

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Satirical newscaster Stephen Colbert provides humorous commentary on the big issues going on in the United States and the rest of the world, with his larger-than-life ego and overly-patriotic spirit along with him every step of the way.

Stars: Stephen Colbert, Jay Katsir, Jon Stewart, Paul Dinello

6. Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis (2008– )

Comedy, Talk-Show

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Zach Galifinakas comically interviews various celebrites between two ferns.

Creators: Scott Aukerman, Zach Galifianakis, BJ Porter | Stars: Zach Galifianakis, Jon Hamm, Bradley Cooper, Misty Monroe

7. 30 Rock (2006–2013)

TV-14 | 21 min | Comedy

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Liz Lemon, head writer of the sketch comedy show "TGS with Tracy Jordan", must deal with an arrogant new boss and a crazy new star, all while trying to run a successful TV show without losing her mind.

Stars: Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan, Jane Krakowski

8. The American Experience (1988– )

60 min | Documentary, History

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A series showcasing documentaries on American history.

Creator: Henry Hampton | Stars: David McCullough, David Ogden Stiers, Michael Murphy, Joe Morton

9. Saturday Night Live (1975– )

TV-PG | 90 min | Comedy, Music | Active

8.2
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The classic late night live sketch comedy show.

Creator: Lorne Michaels | Stars: Don Pardo, Lenny Pickett, Darrell Hammond, Seth Meyers

10. The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

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After Jay Leno's second retirement from the program, Jimmy Fallon stepped in as his permanent replacement. After 42 years in Los Angeles the program was brought back to New York.

Stars: Jimmy Fallon, The Roots, Steve Higgins, James Poyser

11. Conan (2010– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

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Conan O'Brien and his co-host Andy Richter discuss current news topics and interview celebrities and personalities.

Creator: Conan O'Brien | Stars: Conan O'Brien, Andy Richter, Jimmy Vivino, Jerry Vivino

12. At the Movies (2004– )

30 min | Talk-Show

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Following the 18-year success of their reviews on The Movie Show (1986), renowned Australian critics and film supporters David Stratton and Margaret Pomeranz take to a new show, where each ... See full summary »

Stars: David Stratton, Margaret Pomeranz, Judith Lucy, Jason di Rosso

13. Making a Scene with James Franco (2014– )

Short, Comedy

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Franco and one or more of his "fellow artists" discuss their favorite scenes from Hollywood cinema and then re-create them with a special twist.

Stars: Michael Czerniawski, Susanne M. Gorman, Vincenzo Eadicicco, Alessandra Fabiani

14. Hamish & Andy's Gap Year (2011– )

Comedy

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Stars: Hamish Blake, Andy Lee, Wenzl McGowen, James Muschler

15. Hollywood Heights (2012– )

60 min | Active

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Loren (Brittany Underwood) a smart, shy and independent high school senior who has ambitions of being a songwriter, secretly sends her song lyrics to her celebrity crush, rock superstar ... See full summary »

Stars: Melissa Ordway, Jama Williamson, Cody Longo, Brittany Underwood

16. Into the Night with... (2002– )

Documentary

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Two celebrities meet for the first time to spend an evening in each others and the camera's company.

Creator: Hans-Günther Brüske | Stars: Christoph Schlingensief, Jonathan Meese, Helene Hegemann, Fatih Akin

17. Revealed (2013– )

Talk-Show

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Stars: Viviana Vigil, Leonard Maltin, Steve Patterson, Jessica Chastain

18. Charlie Rose (1991– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

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Stars: Charlie Rose, Mark Halperin, Al Hunt, Thomas Friedman

19. Attack of the Show! (2005– )

60 min | News

7.7
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There's the inside track, and then there are those who pave the inside track. Attack of the Show gets you inside, underneath, around, and behind the newest tech, the hottest games, the ... See full summary »

Stars: Kevin Pereira, Olivia Munn, Candace Bailey, Zach Selwyn

20. Iconoclasts (2005– )

Documentary

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Each episode explores the lives of two creative visionaries in an intimate setting and features an unpredictable exchange that reveals their life's work and the alchemy of their different fields.

Stars: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Marina Abramovic, Tory Burch, Chuck D.

21. The Fabulous Picture Show (2006– )

History, Talk-Show

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Creator: Amanda Palmer | Stars: Amanda Palmer, Mohamed Al Daradji, Scandar Copti, Cherien Dabis

22. On Story (2011– )

Talk-Show

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Stars: Damon Lindelof, Roberto Orci, Michael Brandt, John Turman

23. Cartaz Cultural (2003– )

25 min | News

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Stars: Christian Bale, James Franco, Joaquim de Almeida, Ludivine Sagnier

24. Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003– )

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Talk-Show | Active

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A mix of celebrity interviews, musical performers, audience participation games, and segments spotlighting real people with extraordinary stories and talents, hosted by comedienne Ellen DeGeneres.

Stars: Ellen DeGeneres, Anthony Okungbowa, Jon Abrahams, Lauren Graham

25. The Mindy Project (2012– )

30 min | Comedy | Active

7.3
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A young Ob/Gyn doctor balances her personal and professional life, surrounded by quirky co-workers in a small office.

Stars: Mindy Kaling, Chris Messina, Ike Barinholtz, Ed Weeks

26. Profiler (1996–2000)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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Ally Walker stars as Dr. Sam Waters, a detective with the Violent Crimes Task Force, a federal agency which often works with the FBI, ATF, and other crime-solving agencies. The VCTF ... See full summary »

Creator: Cynthia Saunders | Stars: Ally Walker, Julian McMahon, A Martinez, Robert Davi

27. FCU: Fact Checkers Unit (2010– )

Comedy

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Stars: Brian Sacca, Peter Karinen, Kristen Schaal, Luke Perry

28. Howard Stern on Demand (2005– )

TV-MA | Comedy, Talk-Show | Active

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Stars: Howard Stern, Robin Quivers, Artie Lange, Gary Dell'Abate

29. MSN Exclusives (2012– )

Biography, Talk-Show | Active

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A Canadian talk show.

Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Benedict Cumberbatch

30. Cinema 3 (1984– )

News

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Stars: Jaume Figueras, Crisol Tuà, Monts Llussà, Àlex Gorina

31. Shootout (2003– )

30 min | Talk-Show

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Big time producer Peter Guber and Variety's Peter Bart sit down with the biggest names in the business.

Stars: Peter Guber, Jeff Brenner, Clint Eastwood, Charlize Theron

32. Janela Indiscreta (2010– )

30 min | News

7.0
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A portuguese show where Mario Augusto presents the new films of the week and interviews actors, actresses and directors.

Stars: Mário Augusto, Paulo Branco, Nicolau Breyner, Afonso Pimentel

33. Late Show with David Letterman (1993– )

60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show | Active

6.9
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The Late Show with David Letterman is an hour-long weeknight comedy and talk-show broadcast by CBS from the Ed Sullivan Theater on Broadway in New York City.

Stars: David Letterman, Paul Shaffer, Alan Kalter, Biff Henderson

34. Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009– )

60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show | Active

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Comedian Jimmy Fallon hosts a late-night talk show.

Stars: Jimmy Fallon, The Roots, Steve Higgins, Bashir Salahuddin

35. General Hospital (1963– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama | Active

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During the original show up through the 1970s, the show primarily covered Dr. Steve Hardy (John Beradino) and his friend, Nurse Jessie Brewer (Emily McLaughlin). Late in the 1970s, the show... See full summary »

Creators: Doris Hursley, Frank Hursley | Stars: Maurice Benard, Steve Burton, Rebecca Herbst, Laura Wright

36. Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003– )

60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

6.8
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Jimmy Kimmel interviews celebrities.

Creator: Jimmy Kimmel | Stars: Jimmy Kimmel, Cleto Escobedo III, Dicky Barrett, Guillermo Rodriguez

37. HBO First Look (1992– )

13 min | Documentary

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Behind-the-scenes look at upcoming feature films, featuring interview commentary with their casts and crews.

Stars: Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, Will Smith, Matt Damon

38. Noche Hache (2005–2008)

75 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

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Stars: Eva Hache, Quequé, Marta Nebot, Fernando Gil

39. Le grand journal de Canal+ (2004– )

60 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

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Stars: Michel Denisot, Jean-Michel Aphatie, Ariane Massenet, Yann Barthes

40. Vivir de cine (2012– )

News

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Stars: José Ignacio Cuenca, Guillermo del Toro, Hugo Weaving, Amy Adams

41. Up Close with Carrie Keagan (2007– )

Talk-Show | Active

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Creator: Kourosh Taj | Stars: Carrie Keagan, Shark Firestone, Emma Stone, Bradley Cooper

42. Made in Hollywood (2005– )

Talk-Show

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Creator: Cleveland O'Neal III | Stars: Kylie Erica Mar, Julie L. Harkness, Rahsan-Rahsan Lindsay, Patrick Stinson

43. Reel Junkie (2007– )

Talk-Show | Active

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Stars: Kourosh Taj, Carrie Keagan, Eric Bana, Elizabeth Spruill

44. Pacific Blue (1996–2000)

60 min | Action, Drama

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Sexy cops on bicycles patrol Santa Monica's beach district.

Creator: Bill Nuss | Stars: Jim Davidson, Paula Trickey, Darlene Vogel, Marcos A. Ferraez

45. Fantástico (1973– )

180 min | Documentary

5.4
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Creator: Walter Clark | Stars: Zeca Camargo, Renata Ceribelli, Tadeu Schmidt, Maurício Kubrusly

46. Reel Comedy (2002– )

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Stars: Paul F. Tompkins, Will Ferrell, Seth Rogen, Paul Rudd

47. Today (1952– )

240 min | News, Talk-Show

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A daily live broadcast provides current domestic and international news, weather reports and interviews with news-makers from the worlds of politics, business, media, entertainment and sports.

Creator: Sylvester L. Weaver Jr. | Stars: Katie Couric, Matt Lauer, Natalie Morales, Al Roker

48. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992– )

TV-14 | 62 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

5.3
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After Johnny Carson's retirement from the show, Jay Leno stepped in as his permanent replacement. The format of the show has remained largely unchanged, consisting primarily of an opening ... See full summary »

Stars: Jay Leno, Kevin Eubanks, Edd Hall, Rickey Minor

49. The Early Show (1999– )

120 min | News, Talk-Show

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Stars: Harry Smith, Erica Hill, Maggie Rodriguez, Jennifer Ashton

50. The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986–2011)

60 min | Drama, Talk-Show | Active

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Chicago-based daytime talk-show host Oprah Winfrey invites a guest panel to discuss a topic, in front of a studio audience. The topics are often controversial or sensational.

Stars: Oprah Winfrey, Nate Berkus, Gayle King, Chris Rock