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Star Search 

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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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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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 Burning Love: Hugging Contest (2013) See more »

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"They're (Star Search contestants) back..."
30 December 2002 | by Clarke-6See all my reviews

Hold on to your 'programs'. An all new "Star Search" will be premiering on CBS January 8th 2003. Personally, I can't wait. I hope it's everything the first one was. Most everybody I know loved the original, and I could never figure out why it went off the air. It seems they've narrowed the categories somewhat, however. No dancers, bands, or acting competitions, according to CBS.com's promo-web link.


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