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1. Saturday Night Live (1975– )

TV-14 | 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

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

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

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

3. In Living Color (1990–1994)

30 min | Comedy

8.0
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An afro-american focused comedy sketch show.

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

4. The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005– )

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

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

5. 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

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, Kevin Kopelow

7. 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

8. 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

9. Chappelle's Show (2003–2006)

TV-14 | 30 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

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.

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

11. Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009– )

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

6.9
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Comedian Jimmy Fallon hosts a late-night talk show.

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

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

60 min | Game-Show, 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: Nigel Lythgoe, Cat Deeley, Mary Murphy, Mia Michaels

13. 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

14. 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

15. America's Got Talent (2006– )

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

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, Sharon Osbourne, Howie Mandel, Piers Morgan

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

105 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

8.5
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Host Johnny Carson performs comedy routines and chats with various celebrities.

Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Bob Hope, Skitch Henderson

17. 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

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

19. 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

20. Britain's Got Talent (2007– )

Reality-TV

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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

21. The Dean Martin Show (1965–1974)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Music

8.5
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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

22. 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, Banachek, Luigi Francis Shorty Rossi, Sandra Gonzalez

23. 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, Orie J. Amodeo, Jimmy Roberts, Myron Floren

24. The Red Skelton Hour (1951–2013)

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

25. 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

26. Independent Lens (1999– )

Documentary

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Different celebrity host present a new independent documentary.

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

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

60 min | Comedy

8.4
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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

28. 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

29. 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

30. 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

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

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Music

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

32. The Brady Bunch Variety Hour (1976– )

60 min | Comedy

3.7
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Stars: Florence Henderson, Robert Reed, Ann B. Davis, Maureen McCormick

33. Bizarre (1980–1985)

25 min | Comedy

7.9
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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

34. 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

35. 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, Kenneth Grant Sr.

36. Donny and Marie (1976–1978)

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, Bruce Kimmel

37. Sha Na Na (1977– )

30 min | Comedy, Music

6.6
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A comedy variety show featuring the retro rock and roll group.

Stars: Sha-Na-Na, Milton Berle, Frank Gorshin, Chubby Checker

38. 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

39. 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

40. 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

41. 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

42. Broadway Rhythm (1944)

115 min | Family, Music

6.0
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Broadway producer Johnny Demming courts big-name talent for his upcoming musical show, oblivious to the talent all around him, in his family and friends. When Johnny finally lands Hollywood... See full summary »

Writers: Harry Clork, Oscar Hammerstein II, Dorothy Kingsley, Jack McGowan | Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: George Murphy, Ginny Simms, Charles Winninger, Gloria DeHaven

43. Sábado gigante (1962– )

Unrated | 240 min | Comedy, Family, Music

6.9
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A Spanish-language variety show that brings musicians, comedians, and the audience together for 4 hours on Saturday night.

Stars: Veronica Milagros, Susan Flynn, John B. Gondos, Mario Kreutzberger

44. 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

45. The Richard Pryor Show (1977– )

60 min | Comedy

7.4
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Stars: Richard Pryor, Jimmy Martinez, Edie McClurg, Robin Williams

46. Thousands Cheer (1943)

Passed | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

6.5
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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

47. Live Nude Comedy (2009– )

TV-MA | Comedy

5.5
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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

48. The Judy Garland Show (1963–1964)

60 min | Comedy, Music

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Stars: Judy Garland, Jerry Van Dyke, Ken Murray, Mel Tormé

49. The Jackie Gleason Show (1952–1959)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy

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

50. The Jenny McCarthy Show (1997– )

Comedy, Music

5.9
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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, Nick Ahlgrim