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2. So You Think You Can Dance (2005– )
60 min | Game-Show, Music, Reality-TV
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 »
3. America's Got Talent (2006– )
TV-PG | 60 min | Game-Show, Music, Reality-TV
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.
4. Dancing with the Stars (I) (2005– )
TV-PG | 60 min | Family, Game-Show, Music
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.
6. All That (1994–2005)
TV-Y | 30 min | Comedy, Music
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 »
13. Late Show with David Letterman (1993– )
60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show
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.
14. Britain's Got Talent (2007– )
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.
16. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992– )
TV-14 | 62 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show
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 »
18. The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005–2015)
TV-14 | 40 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show
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.
20. The Lawrence Welk Show (1955–1982)
TV-G | 60 min | Family, Music
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.
25. The Red Skelton Hour (1951–1971)
TV-G | 60 min | Comedy
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.
26. Late Night with David Letterman (1982–1993)
60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show
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 »
27. Wonder Showzen (2005– )
TV-MA | 30 min | Animation, Comedy
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.
28. Criss Angel Mindfreak (2005– )
30 min | Reality-TV
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 »
30. Bizarre (1980–1985)
25 min | Comedy
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 »
31. The Jackie Gleason Show (1966–1970)
TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Musical
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.
32. Donny and Marie (1976–1978)
60 min | Music
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 »
34. This Is the Army (1943)
121 min | Comedy, Musical, War
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 »
39. The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour (1971–1974)
TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Music
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 »
40. The Gang's All Here (1943)
Approved | 103 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
A soldier falls for a chorus girl and then experiences trouble when he is posted to the Pacific.
41. Flip (1970–1974)
60 min | Comedy, Music
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 »
43. Sweethearts (1938)
Passed | 114 min | Musical
A musical comedy duo in their 6th year on Broadway receive an offer to perform in Hollywood making films. The change of lifestyle is inviting to the Sweethearts as the move will take them ... See full summary »
Writers: Fred De Gresac, Harry B. Smith, Robert B. Smith, Dorothy Parker, Alan Campbell | Directors: W.S. Van Dyke, Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger
44. Your Show of Shows (1950–1954)
90 min | Comedy
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 »
48. Britain's Got More Talent (2007– )
Comedy, Music, Reality-TV
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.