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1. Saturday Night Live (1975– )

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music

8.2
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The famous guest host stars in parodies and sketches created by the cast of this witty show.

Creator: Lorne Michaels | Stars: Don Pardo, Lenny Pickett, Darrell Hammond, Kenan Thompson

Votes: 32,758

2. America's Got Talent (2006– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Game-Show, Music, Reality-TV

5.6
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A weekly talent competition where an array of performers -- from singers and dancers, to comedians and novelty acts -- vie for a $1 million cash prize.

Creators: Simon Cowell, Jason Raff, Ken Warwick | Stars: Nick Cannon, Howie Mandel, Sharon Osbourne, Piers Morgan

Votes: 6,805

3. So You Think You Can Dance (2005– )

60 min | Game-Show, Music, Reality-TV

6.8
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Dancers skilled in everything from ballroom and ballet to salsa, jive, hip-hop and krumping, all compete to be named the best. Dancers must impress the judges with their moves and rigorous ... See full summary »

Creators: Simon Fuller, Nigel Lythgoe | Stars: Mark Thompson, Nigel Lythgoe, Cat Deeley, Mary Murphy

Votes: 9,032

4. In Living Color (1990–1994)

30 min | Comedy

8.1
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The Wayans siblings present an African-American focused sketch comedy show.

Creator: Keenen Ivory Wayans | Stars: Keenen Ivory Wayans, Jim Carrey, Kelly Coffield Park, David Alan Grier

Votes: 7,195

5. Dancing with the Stars (I) (2005– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Family, Game-Show, Music

4.7
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U.S. reality show based on the British series "Strictly Come Dancing," where celebrities partner up with professional dancers and compete against each other in weekly elimination rounds to determine a winner.

Stars: Tom Bergeron, Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli, Len Goodman

Votes: 8,004

6. All That (1994–2005)

TV-Y | 30 min | Comedy, Music

7.5
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A combination sketch comedy/musical performance show in the tradition of "Saturday Night Live," this program starred a teenage cast and was targeted at younger viewers. The show featured a ... See full summary »

Creators: Brian Robbins, Michael Tollin | Stars: Amanda Bynes, Nick Cannon, Kenan Thompson, Soup

Votes: 5,095

7. The Carol Burnett Show (1967–1978)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Family

8.8
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Television show featuring skits by Carol Burnett and her comedy troupe.

Stars: Carol Burnett, Vicki Lawrence, Harvey Korman, Lyle Waggoner

Votes: 3,167

8. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)

105 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

8.4
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Host Johnny Carson performs comedy routines and chats with various celebrities.

Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Skitch Henderson, Doc Severinsen

Votes: 2,099

9. Chappelle's Show (2003–2006)

TV-MA | 22 min | Comedy, Music

8.8
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Comedian Dave Chappelle hosts this sketch-comedy show that parodies many of the nuances of race and culture.

Creators: Neal Brennan, Dave Chappelle | Stars: Dave Chappelle, Donnell Rawlings, Rudy Rush, Charlie Murphy

Votes: 34,681

10. Conan (2010– )

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

8.2
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Conan O'Brien and his co-host Andy Richter discuss current news topics and interview celebrities and personalities.

Creators: Conan O'Brien, Bruce Timm | Stars: Conan O'Brien, Andy Richter, Jimmy Vivino and the Basic Cable Band, Jimmy Vivino

Votes: 16,743

11. Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1967–1973)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Music, Musical

8.1
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The original rapid fire sketch comedy show.

Creator: Digby Wolfe | Stars: Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, Ruth Buzzi, Gary Owens

Votes: 1,532

12. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1992)

Unrated | 120 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.7
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A Disney-produced anthology covering many different genres.

Stars: Walt Disney, Paul Frees, Clarence Nash, Slim Pickens

Votes: 1,036

13. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Music

8.5
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Kermit the Frog and his friends struggle to put on a weekly variety show.

Creator: Jim Henson | Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz

Votes: 14,723

14. Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009– )

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

7.1
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Comedian Jimmy Fallon hosts a late-night talk show.

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

Votes: 9,343

15. The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2015– )

TV-PG | 62 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

7.9
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Stephen Colbert takes over as host, executive producer and writer of THE LATE SHOW on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015. The comedy-variety-talk show will be broadcast five nights a week from the Ed Sullivan theater in New York.

Stars: Stephen Colbert, Jonathan Batiste, Stay Human, Bernie Sanders

Votes: 3,054

16. Britain's Got Talent (2007– )

Comedy, Music, Reality-TV

6.0
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Amateur singers, dancers, comedians, magicians, ventriloquists and novelty acts perform for a live audience and a panel of three judges. If all three judges buzz them off they must stop their act.

Creators: Ken Warwick, Simon Cowell | Stars: Anthony McPartlin, Declan Donnelly, Amanda Holden, Simon Cowell

Votes: 2,393

17. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992–2014)

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, John Melendez

Votes: 8,656

18. Late Show with David Letterman (1993– )

60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

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.

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

Votes: 10,327

19. The Lawrence Welk Show (1955–1982)

TV-G | 60 min | Family, Music

6.9
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One of the most successful and fondly-remembered shows in TV history, "The Lawrence Welk Show" featured musical numbers and skits, with host Welk leading the band.

Stars: Lawrence Welk, Dick Dale, Myron Floren, Norma Zimmer

Votes: 299

20. The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005–2015)

TV-14 | 40 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

8.3
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Making a satire out of the entire Late Night Show concept Scotsman Craig Ferguson hosts his show with a robot skeleton and a "horse" as his sidekicks. The show features the stereotypical parts of a Late Show, but all in their own, raw way.

Stars: Craig Ferguson, Shadoe Stevens, Josh Robert Thompson, Joseph Bolter

Votes: 8,595

21. Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993–2009)

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

8.3
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Conan O'Brien, a Harvard Lampoon alumnus, hosts this late-night comedy/talk-show which is often silly and whimsical.

Stars: Conan O'Brien, Andy Richter, Joel Godard, Max Weinberg

Votes: 14,026

22. Van Dyke and Company (1976– )

60 min | Comedy

8.1
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Short-lived show starring Dick Van Dyke and assorted guests. The show also featured a recurring segment about the dumbest family in the world.

Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Andy Kaufman, Bob Einstein, Ron Husmann

Votes: 21

23. The Jenny McCarthy Show (1997– )

Comedy, Music

5.8
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Various sketch comedy performed by blonde bombshell and ex playboy bunny Jenny McCarthy, with various musical guests.

Stars: Jenny McCarthy, H. Jon Benjamin, Paul Greenberg, Michael Loprete

Votes: 96

24. The Benny Hill Show (1969–1989)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.6
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A skit based show with Benny Hill, often containing smutty humour.

Stars: Benny Hill, Henry McGee, Jackie Wright, Bob Todd

Votes: 3,041

25. The Jim Nabors Hour (1969–1971)

60 min | Comedy, Music

6.1
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Stars: Jim Nabors, Karen Morrow, Frank Sutton, Ronnie Schell

Votes: 26

26. The Ed Sullivan Show (1948–1971)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Music

7.8
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The classic prime time variety show most famous for its vaudeville acts and its rock music performances.

Stars: Ed Sullivan, Johnny Wayne, Frank Shuster, Roberta Peters

Votes: 735

27. Wonder Showzen (2005– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

8.5
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An all-cynical, all-evil absurdist variety show that parodies the classic educational PBS shows of the 1970s, made up of old cartoons and educational films, children, and puppets from one's worst nightmares.

Creators: Vernon Chatman, John Lee | Stars: Vernon Chatman, John Lee, Alyson Levy, Evan Seligman

Votes: 3,111

28. The Judy Garland Show (1963–1964)

60 min | Comedy, Music

8.9
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Stars: Judy Garland, Jerry Van Dyke, Bradford Craig, Mel Tormé

Votes: 224

29. Thousands Cheer (1943)

Passed | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

6.4
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Acrobat Eddie Marsh is in the army now. His first act is to become friendly with Kathryn Jones, the colonel's pretty daughter. Their romance hits a few snags, including disapproval from her... See full summary »

Writers: Paul Jarrico, Richard Collins | Director: George Sidney | Stars: Kathryn Grayson, Gene Kelly, Mary Astor, John Boles

Votes: 701

30. Britain's Got More Talent (2007– )

Comedy, Music, Reality-TV

5.2
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Some acts not seen on the main show, and more footage and interviews from those that were. Plus some relaxation time with the judges and presenters, all done with a knowing wink to the viewers.

Stars: Stephen Mulhern, Amanda Holden, Simon Cowell, Declan Donnelly

Votes: 263

31. The Red Skelton Hour (1951–1971)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy

8.4
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Long-running weekly show that spotlighted legendary comedian and beloved TV clown, Red Skelton. Each show featured comedy skits, gags and vignettes starring Skelton and guest performers.

Stars: Red Skelton, David Rose and His Orchestra, Art Gilmore, Tom Hansen Dancers

Votes: 614

32. The Dean Martin Show (1965–1974)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Music

8.3
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Dean Martin hosts with several different celebrities that have several sketches of improv that breaks down comedy, race, and sex all at of the same time.

Stars: Dean Martin, Sandahl Bergman, Dom DeLuise, Bob Newhart

Votes: 800

33. Star Search (1983–2004)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Family, Game-Show

5.4
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Contestants compete in a talent show featuring music and comedy categories.

Stars: Ed McMahon, Sam Riddle, Durell Coleman, Arsenio Hall

Votes: 228

34. 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

Votes: 708

35. Late Night with David Letterman (1982–2002)

60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.5
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David Letterman hosted this popular late-night comedy/talk-show. Often, Dave would go on location or to the phone lines to play pranks. Some famous features of the show include the "Top Ten... See full summary »

Stars: David Letterman, Paul Shaffer, Marv Albert, Richard Lewis

Votes: 2,712

36. The Brady Bunch Variety Hour (1976– )

60 min | Comedy

3.7
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The Brady family sings & dances, & performs comedy skits.

Stars: Florence Henderson, Robert Reed, Ann B. Davis, Maureen McCormick

Votes: 230

37. The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (2009–2010)

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

8.2
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Opening monologues, sketches, celebrity interviews, and musical performances are commonly featured.

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

Votes: 5,564

38. Bizarre (1980–1985)

25 min | Comedy

8.0
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A half hour sketch comedy show that is not politically correct (it was made in the early 1980's). It's not uncommon to see women in their underwear doing whatever is necessary to get a ... See full summary »

Creators: Bob Einstein, Allan Blye | Stars: John Byner, Jim Chad, George Allen, Tanya Boyd

Votes: 274

39. Sha Na Na (1977– )

30 min | Comedy, Music

6.8
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A comedy variety show featuring the retro rock and roll group.

Stars: Sha-Na-Na, Suze Lanier-Bramlett, Milton Berle, Frank Gorshin

Votes: 181

40. The Jackie Gleason Show (1966–1970)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Musical

8.3
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Mr. Gleason's last weekly variety series, which alternated between regular variety hours with big name guest stars and musical remakes of old "Honeymooners" sketches.

Stars: Jackie Gleason, Johnny Olson, The June Taylor Dancers, Sammy Spear and His Orchestra

Votes: 148

41. The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour (1971–1974)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Music

7.0
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After a string of successful hit records, Sonny and Cher attempted to take the movie world by storm. After they failed in that attempt, they regrouped and refashioned, blossoming into a ... See full summary »

Creator: Chris Bearde | Stars: Sonny Bono, Cher, Ted Zeigler, Peter Cullen

Votes: 439

42. Donny and Marie (1975–1979)

60 min | Music

6.0
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Long running variety show, featuring the brother-sister singing duo of Donny and Marie Osmond. The first season also featured all of the Osmond families, but Donny and Marie were obviously ... See full summary »

Creators: Marty Krofft, Sid Krofft | Stars: Donny Osmond, Marie Osmond, Paul Lynde, Ruth Buzzi

Votes: 218

43. Your Show of Shows (1950–1954)

90 min | Comedy

8.9
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Live, original comedy originally featuring Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca. Carl Reiner and Howard Morris joined the show later. Two of the great skits on the show were "The Hickenloopers", a ... See full summary »

Creator: Sylvester L. Weaver Jr. | Stars: Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, Carl Reiner, Howard Morris

Votes: 163

44. The Hollywood Palace (1964–1970)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Family, Music

8.7
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Various guest hosts present a musical variety show.

Stars: Bing Crosby, Milton Berle, Jimmy Durante, Sid Caesar

Votes: 132

45. Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters (1980–1982)

60 min | Music

7.4
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Country music-variety series starring country superstar Barbara Mandrell and her sisters, Louise and Irlene.

Stars: Barbara Mandrell, Louise Mandrell, Irlene Mandrell, Alabama

Votes: 87

46. This Is the Army (1943)

121 min | Comedy, Musical, War

6.0
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In WWI dancer Jerry Jones stages an all-soldier show on Broadway, called Yip Yip Yaphank. Wounded in the war, he becomes a producer. In WWII his son Johnny Jones, who was before his ... See full summary »

Writers: Casey Robinson, Claude Binyon | Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: George Murphy, Joan Leslie, George Tobias, Alan Hale

Votes: 724

47. Flip (1970–1974)

60 min | Comedy, Music

7.3
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One of the many variety shows available in the 1970s (along with Sonny and Cher, Captain and Tennille, Donny and Marie, etc). Hosted by black comic Flip Wilson, this show featured skits, ... See full summary »

Stars: Flip Wilson, Tim Conway, George Carlin, Roy Clark

Votes: 582

48. The Jackie Gleason Show (1952–1959)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy

9.0
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Stars: Jack Lescoulie, The June Taylor Dancers, Jackie Gleason, Ray Bloch

Votes: 143

49. Criss Angel Mindfreak (2005– )

30 min | Reality-TV

6.1
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Criss Angel shows us a new way of magic. He shows that doing magic, is not only making some good tricks on TV. He's kicking ass! Watch this mind master doing his magic all around the world.... See full summary »

Creator: Criss Angel | Stars: Criss Angel, Andrew Gerard Henderson, Banachek, Luigi Francis Shorty Rossi

Votes: 2,275

50. The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950–1955)

60 min | Comedy, Romance

7.5
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This was a Colgate sponsored Comedy hour that featured many notable Comedians and Entertainers of the era as Guest Stars.

Creator: Fred Hamilton | Stars: Jerry Lewis, Dean Martin, Al Goodman, Eddie Cantor

Votes: 353