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1. Saturday Night Live (1975– )

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

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The classic late night live sketch comedy show.

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

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 Colbert Report (2005– )

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

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

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

4. Good Morning America (1975– )

120 min | News, Talk-Show

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ABC's "Good Morning America" presents the News and Information Source of the day's topics and journalism. The 1st Co-Host Team of David Hartman & Nancy Dussault, 2nd was Sandy Hill, 3rd was... See full summary »

Stars: Lara Spencer, Ginger Zee, Bianna Golodryga, Ron Claiborne

5. 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

6. Jon Benjamin Has a Van (2011– )

30 min | Comedy

7.8
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A reporter cruses around in his van and reports on all the trivial things no one cares about.

Creators: Leo Allen, H. Jon Benjamin | Stars: Leo Allen, H. Jon Benjamin, Nathan Fielder, Gary Wilmes

7. Brass Eye (1997–2001)

25 min | Comedy

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Controversal spoof of current-affairs TV and the role of celebrity in the UK.

Stars: Christopher Morris, Mark Heap, Kevin Eldon, Doon Mackichan

8. The Wendy Williams Show (2008– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Talk-Show

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Stars: Wendy Williams, Ian Drew, Brian Balthazar, Nick Mitchell

9. Fox and Friends (1998– )

180 min | News, Talk-Show

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Stars: Steve Doocy, Brian Kilmeade, Maria Molina, Ainsley Earhardt

10. The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (1967–1970)

60 min | Comedy

8.1
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The Smothers Brothers host a comedy variety that would become notorious for its topical satirical humor.

Stars: Tom Smothers, Dick Smothers, Pat Paulsen, Peter Cullen

11. Red Eye (2007– )

60 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

7.5
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Satiric commentary and discussion on current political and social topics.

Stars: Greg Gutfeld, Andrew Levy, Bill Schulz, Tom O'Connor

12. This Hour Has 22 Minutes (1992– )

Comedy

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This skit-filled Canadian comedy show pokes fun at the Canadian government and other national happenings.

Creator: Mary Walsh | Stars: Cathy Jones, Mark Critch, Shaun Majumder, Gavin Crawford

13. Breakfast (2000– )

180 min | Family, News, Talk-Show

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Popular morning news programme that covers many news stories from both the UK and from around the world. Other features include a sports round-up, weather reports every thirty minutes and ... See full summary »

Stars: Bill Turnbull, Carol Kirkwood, Charlie Stayt, Sian Williams

14. The Hour (2005– )

60 min | Comedy, Music, News

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A Canadian talk show hosted by George Stroumboulopoulos.

Stars: George Stroumboulopoulos, Ali Hassan, Naomi Snieckus, Liz Walaszczyk

15. The Wright Stuff (2000– )

50 min | Talk-Show

4.9
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Host Matthew Wright and an invited group of panelists, and the occasional celebrity, review topical stories from the newspapers and discuss burnings issues of the day interactively, via ... See full summary »

Stars: Matthew Wright, Eric Johnson, Kirsty Duffy, Korin Nolan

16. Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update Thursday (2008– )

Comedy

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"Saturday Night Live's" satirical news segment expands into primetime with three pre-election Thursday night specials.

Stars: Seth Meyers, Fred Armisen, Kenan Thompson, Bill Hader

17. Dog Bites Man (2006– )

Comedy

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A documentary style behind-the-scenes look at the KHBX news team.

Creator: Dan Mazer | Stars: Matt Walsh, Andrea Savage, Zach Galifianakis, A.D. Miles

18. World in Action (1963–1998)

Documentary

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A documentary series focusing on current affairs.

Stars: Chris Kelly, Andrew Brittain, Mike Walsh, Derek Cooper

19. ¡Despierta América! (1997– )

180 min

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Stars: Oscar A. Diaz, Jorge Ramos, María Antonieta Collins, Edna Schmidt

20. 60 Minutes (1979– )

60 min | News

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Stars: Tara Brown, Peter Overton, Henry Meller, Liam Bartlett

21. Best Week Ever with Paul F. Tompkins (2004– )

TV-PG | Comedy

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Creator: Fred Graver | Stars: Paul Scheer, Nick Turner, Michelle Buteau, Jared Logan

22. The McLaughlin Group (1982– )

30 min | News, Talk-Show | Active

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This PBS news/talk-show presents several journalists involved in spirited discussions of topics in current events. The group is led in round-table discussions by John McLaughlin.

Stars: John McLaughlin, Eleanor Clift, Pat Buchanan, Mort Zuckerman

23. Good Morning America Weekend Edition (1993– )

News, Talk-Show

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Stars: Ron Claiborne, Bianna Golodryga, Ginger Zee, Dan Harris

24. Chocolate News (2008– )

Comedy | Active

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A magazine-show parody hosted by comedian David Alan Grier covering urban pop culture topics.

Creator: David Alan Grier | Stars: David Alan Grier, Chris Tallman, Tangie Ambrose, Alphonso McAuley

25. Democracy Now! (2001– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

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Stars: Amy Goodman, Juan Gonzalez, Nermeen Shaikh, Sharif Abdel Kouddous

26. Ricky Gervais Live 2: Politics (2004 Video)

68 min | Documentary, Comedy

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A year after Animals, Ricky Gervais comes back with his second stand up comedy tour: Politics.

Writer: Ricky Gervais | Director: Dominic Brigstocke | Stars: Ricky Gervais, Ash Atalla

27. That Was the Week That Was (1964–1965)

30 min | Comedy

7.9
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An Americanized version of the famous hit British TV show, retaining David Frost from the British cast.

Stars: David Frost, Nancy Ames, Paul Sand, Phyllis Newman

28. BBC News (1997– )

1,440 min | News

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The BBC's 24 hour news service, also seen overnight on BBC One.

Stars: Joanna Lumley, Sally Eden, Tanya Beckett, Naga Munchetty

29. Al rojo vivo con María Celeste (2002– )

60 min | News, Sport

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Stars: Adriana Yanez, Vanessa Hauc, Maria Celeste Arraras, Edgar López

30. Bill Bailey: Part Troll (2004 TV Movie)

94 min | Comedy, Music

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A live stand up show featurng musical comedian Bill Bailey.

Writer: Bill Bailey | Director: Nick Morris | Star: Bill Bailey

31. The Rick Mercer Report (2004– )

30 min | Comedy

5.8
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Rick Mercer travels around Canada giving a weekly satirical political commentary on the state of the country

Creators: Rick Mercer, Gerald Lunz | Stars: Rick Mercer, Patrick McKenna, Kathryn Greenwood, Noah Ryan Scott

32. Newsround (1972– )

10 min | News

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John Craven (and latterly other presenters) introduce news stories and other articles of interest to its young audience. Broadcast at around 5.00pm on BBC1 in the UK.

Stars: Ricky Boleto, Ore Oduba, Joe Tidy, Leah Gooding

33. Newsnight (1980– )

45 min | News

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Serious news reports, analysis and no-holds-barred interviews with leading politicians and public figures.

Stars: Kirsty Wark, Jeremy Paxman, Gavin Esler, Emily Maitlis

34. Pebble Mill (1972–1996)

45 min | News, Talk-Show

5.5
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Daily magazine show broadcast form the BBC's Pebble Mill studios. The show originally ran from 1973 to 1986 and was resurrected in 1991 (as "Pebble Mill") and ran until 1996.

Stars: Judi Spiers, Ross King, Alan Titchmarsh, Marian Foster

35. David Frost Interviews Richard Nixon (1977 TV Movie)

85 min | Documentary, History

7.6
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Originally broadcast in May of 1977, this series of interviews between Sir David Frost and U.S. President Richard Nixon, delves into the various controversies of Nixon's presidency, ... See full summary »

Director: Jørn Winther | Stars: David Frost, Richard Nixon

36. The Showbiz Show with David Spade (2005– )

30 min | Comedy

7.3
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A weekly series satirizing the world of entertainment, hosted by David Spade.

Creator: Hugh Fink | Stars: David Spade, Scott Adsit, Andrew Daly, Colleen Smith

37. Today (1982– )

120 min | News, Talk-Show

5.5
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A news and current affairs show airing on Channel 9 in Australia. Similar to the American TODAY Show.

Stars: Karl Stefanovic, Lisa Wilkinson, Richard Wilkins, Georgie Gardiner

38. That Was the Week That Was (1962–1963)

50 min | Comedy

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Satirical sketch show. The first such show in the UK. It ran for two seasons before being pulled just before the 1964 general election.

Stars: David Frost, Millicent Martin, William Rushton, Roy Kinnear

39. A Current Affair (1971– )

News

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Stars: Tracy Grimshaw, Ray Martin, Alison Piotrowski, Sarah Monahan

40. 60 Minutes (1993– )

60 min | News

5.6
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Stars: Sarah Hall, Rod Vaughan, Mike McRoberts, Karen McCarthy

41. Sunrise (2003– )

180 min | News, Talk-Show

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Morning breakfast show in the tradition of GMA, with news, sport, weather, current affairs and entertainment segments.

Stars: Melissa Doyle, David Koch, Mark Beretta, Natalie Barr

42. Caiga quien caiga - CQC (1995– )

90 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

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"Caiga Quien Caiga" is a weekly news roundup that takes a humorous and ironic approach to reporting current affairs, show business and sports. A program that laughs at reality and takes ... See full summary »

Stars: Gonzalo Rodríguez, Juan Di Natale, Diego Iglesias, Guillermo Lopez

43. Geraldo at Large (2003– )

60 min | Documentary, Crime, News

3.6
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Stars: Geraldo Rivera, Craig Rivera, Kimberly Guilfoyle, Ann Coulter

44. Crossballs: The Debate Show (2004– )

30 min | Comedy

8.4
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In this parody of topical debate shows, Crossballs pits unsuspecting real experts against comedians posing as experts, debating each other on various issues.

Creators: Matt Besser, Charlie Siskel | Stars: Chris Tallman, Matt Besser, Mary Birdsong, Andrew Daly

45. Hardball with Chris Matthews (1997– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

4.7
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Starting on CNBC in 1997 and changing to MSNBC in 1999, Chris Matthews asks the tough questions in gut-renching political and social debates with celebrity and non-celebrity guests.

Stars: Chris Matthews, David Shuster, Pat Buchanan, Howard Fineman

46. On the Record w/ Greta Van Susteren (2002– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

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Stars: Greta Van Susteren, Ainsley Earhardt, Bernie Grimm, Ted Williams

47. Fox News Sunday (1996– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

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Sunday morning Fox News Channel commentary show.

Stars: Chris Wallace, Juan Williams, Brit Hume, William Kristol

48. This Week (1956–1992)

News

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Public affairs series probing the news behind the headlines.

Stars: Jonathan Dimbleby, Denis Tuohy, Richard Lindley, Bryan Magee

49. Docventures (2013– )

Documentary, Talk-Show

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Stars: Tuomas Milonoff, Riku Rantala, Terike Haapoja, Teemu Laajasalo

50. The Frost Report (1966–1967)

30 min | Comedy

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Stars: David Frost, Ronnie Barker, Ronnie Corbett, John Cleese