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Contestants compete in a talent show featuring music and comedy categories.
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Complete series cast summary:
Arsenio Hall ...  Himself - Host 41 episodes, 2003-2004
Naomi Judd ...  Herself - Judge 41 episodes, 2003-2004
Ben Stein ...  Himself - Judge 32 episodes, 2003
Ed McMahon ...  Himself - Host / ... 32 episodes, 1983-2003
Sam Riddle Sam Riddle ...  Himself - Announcer 26 episodes, 1983-1986
Ahmet Zappa ...  Himself - Judge 23 episodes, 2003
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Storyline

Hosted by Ed McMahon, and later Martha Quinn, this show gave many young talents their first big breaks in show business as they were given the chance to compete in front of a national audience. Performance categories included singing, dancing, modeling and stand-up comedy. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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CBS

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USA

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English

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17 September 1983 (USA) See more »

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Marla Heasley was the show's first spokesmodel. She won the pilot episode with John Schneider as the host. She went on to win two more shows with Ed McMahon as the host replacing John Schneider. See more »

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Referenced in Chelsea Lately: Episode #6.157 (2012) See more »

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A great format for young talent.
15 July 1999 | by kahnradSee all my reviews

The stand up was always great. I believe even a young Conan O'Brien got his start there. I wish they would list all the actors/singers who appeared and became famous later.


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