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1. Saturday Night Live (1975– )

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music

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

Votes: 30,195

2. 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: 8,651

3. 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: 7,362

4. America's Got Talent (2006– )

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

5.5
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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: 6,033

5. In Living Color (1990–1994)

30 min | Comedy

8.0
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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: 6,587

6. 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: 2,809

7. 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, Kevin Kopelow

Votes: 4,747

8. Chappelle's Show (2003–2006)

TV-14 | 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, Neal Brennan, Rudy Rush

Votes: 27,239

9. 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: 1,203

10. Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009– )

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: 7,672

11. 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 W. Timm | Stars: Conan O'Brien, Andy Richter, Jimmy Vivino, Jimmy Vivino and the Basic Cable Band

Votes: 14,584

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, Kevin Corcoran, Paul Frees, Slim Pickens

Votes: 951

13. 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.

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

Votes: 9,200

14. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)

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

8.6
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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: 10,566

15. 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

Votes: 7,924

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

105 min | Comedy, Music, 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, Bob Hope

Votes: 1,723

17. Britain's Got Talent (2007– )

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: 2,042

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

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

8.5
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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: 10,740

19. 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: 7,938

20. 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: Dick Dale, Lawrence Welk, Orie J. Amodeo, Jimmy Roberts

Votes: 270

21. 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: 2,717

22. 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, Jack Carter

Votes: 594

23. The Dean Martin Show (1965–1974)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Music

8.4
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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: 626

24. 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: 2,229

25. Independent Lens (1999– )

Documentary

8.0
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Different celebrity host present a new independent documentary.

Stars: America Ferrera, Terrence Howard, Stanley Tucci, Mary-Louise Parker

Votes: 294

26. The Red Skelton Hour (1951–1971)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy

8.3
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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: 528

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: 2,897

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

60 min | Comedy

8.3
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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: 517

29. 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: 400

30. Late Night with David Letterman (1982–1993)

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, Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Elliott

Votes: 2,082

31. This Is the Army (1943)

121 min | Comedy, Musical, War

6.1
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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: 674

32. Flip (1970–1974)

60 min | Comedy, Music

7.5
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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, Redd Foxx

Votes: 422

33. Live Nude Comedy (2009– )

TV-MA | Comedy

5.3
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A series that mixes stand-up comedy with burlesque dancers and sketches to make a hysterical, sexy variety show.

Stars: Shannon Elizabeth, Allison Kyler, Aurora Joly, Chris D'Elia

Votes: 71

34. Bizarre (1980–1985)

25 min | Comedy

7.8
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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, George Allen, Tanya Boyd, Richard Dawson

Votes: 251

35. 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: 659

36. Sha Na Na (1977– )

30 min | Comedy, Music

6.7
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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: 169

37. The Brady Bunch Variety Hour (1976– )

60 min | Comedy

3.6
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Stars: Florence Henderson, Robert Reed, Ann B. Davis, Maureen McCormick

Votes: 209

38. The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950–1955)

60 min | Comedy, Romance

7.4
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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: 349

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

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

8.3
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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: 4,943

40. Your Show of Shows (1950–1954)

90 min | Comedy

8.7
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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: 155

41. Donny and Marie (1976–1978)

60 min | Music

5.9
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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, Bruce Kimmel

Votes: 202

42. The Richard Pryor Show (1977– )

60 min | Comedy

7.4
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An American comedy series hosted by comedian Richard Pryor

Stars: Richard Pryor, Jimmy Martinez, Edie McClurg, Robin Williams

Votes: 242

43. 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, Ken Grant

Votes: 83

44. 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: Mark J. Ferreri, Tanjareen Thomas, Georja Umano, Jenny McCarthy

Votes: 83

45. Viva Variety (1997–1999)

Comedy

7.3
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Pseudo-European variety show with all the trimmings. Mr. and (the former) Mrs. Laupin and their dimwitted more-American-than-American sidekick Johnny Blue-jeans team up to bring their "... See full summary »

Creators: Michael Ian Black, Robert Ben Garant, Thomas Lennon | Stars: Thomas Lennon, Kerri Kenney, Michael Ian Black, Betsy Chang

Votes: 149

46. 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: 223

47. The Hollywood Palace (1964–1970)

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

8.5
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Various guest hosts present a musical variety show.

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

Votes: 127

48. The Jackie Gleason Show (1952–1959)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy

8.8
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Stars: Jack Lescoulie, The June Taylor Dancers, Jackie Gleason, Art Carney

Votes: 140

49. The Gang's All Here (1943)

Approved | 103 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.9
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A soldier falls for a chorus girl and then experiences trouble when he is posted to the Pacific.

Writers: Walter Bullock, Nancy Wintner, George Root Jr., Tom Bridges | Director: Busby Berkeley | Stars: Alice Faye, Carmen Miranda, Phil Baker, Benny Goodman

Votes: 1,001

50. The Bob Hope Show (1952– )

60 min | Comedy, Family

6.4
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Stars: Bob Hope, Les Brown, Janis Paige, Jerry Colonna

Votes: 116