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1. Saturday Night Live (1975– )

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music

8.1
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A famous guest host stars in parodies and sketches created by the cast of this witty show.

Stars: Don Pardo, Lenny Pickett, Darrell Hammond, Kenan Thompson

Votes: 39,912

2. Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (2014– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

8.9
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Former Daily Show host and correspondent John Oliver brings his persona to this new weekly news satire program.

Stars: John Oliver, David Kaye, Ryan Barger, Noel MacNeal

Votes: 70,482

3. The Daily Show (1996– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

8.4
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Providing comedy/news in the tradition of TV Nation and SNL's Weekend Update, Comedy Central's Daily Show reports on the foibles and of the real world with a satirical edge. In addition to ... See full summary »

Stars: Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah, John Oliver

Votes: 42,974

4. Brass Eye (1997–2001)

TV-MA | 25 min | Comedy

8.6
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Controversal spoof of current affairs television, and the role of celebrity in the UK.

Stars: Christopher Morris, Mark Heap, Kevin Eldon, Doon Mackichan

Votes: 8,876

5. Comedy Bang! Bang! (2012)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

7.5
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A talk show parody that features celebrity guests, comedy sketches and animation. Based on the podcast of the same name.

Stars: Scott Aukerman, Reggie Watts, 'Weird Al' Yankovic, Neil Campbell

Votes: 3,604

6. 8 Out of 10 Cats (2005– )

24 min | Comedy, Game-Show, News

7.8
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A topical news panel show with Jimmy Carr as host, and team captains Sean Lock and Jon Richardson.

Stars: Jimmy Carr, John Pohlhammer, Sean Lock, Jon Richardson

Votes: 4,867

7. The Red Pill (2016)

TV-14 | 108 min | Documentary

8.3
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The Red Pill chronicles filmmaker Cassie Jaye's journey following the mysterious and polarizing Men's Rights Movement. The Red Pill explores today's gender war and asks the question "what is the future of gender equality?"

Director: Cassie Jaye | Stars: Cassie Jaye, Paul Elam, Attila Vinczer, Dean Esmay

Votes: 9,118

8. Wendy: The Wendy Williams Show (2008– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Talk-Show

3.7
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Talk show where Wendy Williams chats about celebrity gossip and what's new in the entertainment world.

Stars: Wendy Williams, Jason Rooney, Melissa Garcia, Brian Balthazar

Votes: 1,155

9. Good Morning America (1975– )

TV-G | 120 min | News, Talk-Show

4.6
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ABC's "Good Morning America" presents the News and Information Source of the day's topics and journalism. The 1st Co-Host Team of David Hartman & Nancy Dussault, 2nd was Sandy Hill, 3rd was ... See full summary »

Stars: Lara Spencer, Ginger Zee, Robin Roberts, George Stephanopoulos

Votes: 1,193

10. Full Frontal with Samantha Bee (2016– )

TV-MA | 21 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

5.9
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Comedian Samantha Bee gives her own wry commentary to the contemporary issues of the day.

Stars: Samantha Bee, Allana Harkin, Ashley Nicole Black, Mike Rubens

Votes: 5,367

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

60 min | Comedy

7.8
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The Smothers Brothers host a comedy variety show that became notorious for its topical satirical humor.

Stars: Tom Smothers, Dick Smothers, Pat Paulsen, Peter Cullen

Votes: 1,141

12. The Colbert Report (2005–2015)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

8.4
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Satirical newscaster Stephen Colbert provides humorous commentary on the big issues going on in the United States and the rest of the world, with his larger-than-life ego and overly-patriotic spirit along with him every step of the way.

Stars: Stephen Colbert, Jay Katsir, Jon Stewart, Paul Dinello

Votes: 37,181

13. The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986–2011)

TV-PG | 60 min | Talk-Show

5.1
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Oprah Winfrey hosts a live audience talk-show with celebrity guests and discusses daily stories.

Stars: Oprah Winfrey, Nate Berkus, Gayle King, Chris Rock

Votes: 4,441

14. Good Morning Britain (2014– )

150 min | News, Talk-Show

3.5
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The weekday news on ITV that the whole nation wakes up to.

Stars: Andi Peters, Charlotte Hawkins, Susanna Reid, Richard Arnold

Votes: 224

15. Behind the Bullet (2019)

84 min | Documentary

4.4
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An in-depth look at four individuals who have pulled the trigger and the profound impact it's had on their lives.

Director: Heidi Yewman | Stars: Daron Dwyer, Taylor Dwyer, Kevin Leonard, Will Little

Votes: 85

16. This Hour Has 22 Minutes (1992– )

Comedy, News, Talk-Show

6.3
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This skit-filled Canadian comedy show pokes fun at the Canadian government and other national happenings.

Stars: Cathy Jones, Mark Critch, Shaun Majumder, Gavin Crawford

Votes: 776

17. Michael Moore in TrumpLand (2016)

Not Rated | 73 min | Documentary

5.6
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56 Metascore

In the weeks before the 2016 general election, Oscar-winning filmmaker Michael Moore performs a pro-Hillary Clinton stand-up show deep in the heart of TrumpLand.

Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump

Votes: 3,565 | Gross: $0.15M

18. Fox and Friends (1998– )

180 min | News, Talk-Show

3.4
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A morning news show that includes interviews, features and banter among the hosts.

Stars: Steve Doocy, Brian Kilmeade, Ainsley Earhardt, Heather Nauert

Votes: 1,567

19. Breakfast (2000– )

180 min | Family, News, Talk-Show

5.3
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BBC One's flagship morning news programme covering current affairs, business, sports, plus guest interviews and weather reports.

Stars: Charlie Stayt, Bill Turnbull, Carol Kirkwood, Sian Williams

Votes: 279

20. Granada Reports (1992– )

News

4.8
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Multiple daily news bulletins for the Granada North West region.

Stars: Tony Morris, Kerrie Gosney, Lucy Meacock, Jon Mitchell

Votes: 21

21. Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update Summer Edition (2008– )

TV-14 | Comedy, News

7.1
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"Saturday Night Live's" satirical news segment expanded into primetime with three pre-election Thursday night specials.

Stars: Kenan Thompson, Seth Meyers, Fred Armisen, Bill Hader

Votes: 777

22. The Cleaners (2018)

88 min | Documentary

7.2
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70 Metascore

A look at the shadowy underworld of the Internet where questionable content is removed.

Directors: Hans Block, Moritz Riesewieck | Stars: Mark Zuckerberg, Donald Trump, Nicole Wong, Sarah T. Roberts

Votes: 1,245

23. World in Action (1963–1998)

Documentary

6.6
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A documentary series focusing on current affairs.

Stars: Chris Kelly, Andrew Brittain, Mike Walsh, Derek Cooper

Votes: 65

24. CNN Live Today (2001– )

120 min | News, Talk-Show

3.6
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Stars: Daryn Kagan, Carol Lin, Sajjan Gohel, Nicole Lapin

Votes: 50

25. Jon Benjamin Has a Van (2011)

30 min | Comedy

7.5
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A reporter cruises around in his van and reports on all the trivial things no one cares about.

Stars: Leo Allen, H. Jon Benjamin, Nathan Fielder, Gary Wilmes

Votes: 1,558

26. ¡Despierta América! (1997– )

180 min | Talk-Show

5.9
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Stars: Oscar A. Diaz, Jorge Ramos, William Valdes, Francisca Lachapel

Votes: 25

27. Dog Bites Man (2006– )

Comedy

8.1
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A documentary style behind-the-scenes look at the KHBX news team.

Stars: Matt Walsh, Andrea Savage, Zach Galifianakis, A.D. Miles

Votes: 953

28. Paul Murray Live (2010– )

120 min | News, Sport, Talk-Show

5.0
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Host Paul Murray and his team take an alternative look at the day's news and current affairs, with the slogan 'this is a show where we tell you what happened today and hopefully by the end of it you'll know what really happened today'.

Stars: Paul Murray, Rowan Dean, Ross Cameron, Bronwyn Bishop

Votes: 14

29. Democracy Now! (2001– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

6.0
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Journalist Amy Goodman hosts this independent news program which features international journalists, grassroots leaders, independent analysts, as well as ordinary people directly affected by world events and U.S. policy.

Stars: Amy Goodman, Juan Gonzalez, Nermeen Shaikh, Sharif Abdel Kouddous

Votes: 314

30. Sky News: Sunrise (1989– )

News, Sport

4.6
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Sky News' daily early morning show.

Stars: Sarah-Jane Mee, Jacqui Beltrao, Charlotte Hawkins, Nazaneen Ghaffer

Votes: 17

31. Fukushima: A Nuclear Story (2015)

84 min | Documentary, News

7.4
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A powerful documentary - shot from March 11th, 2011 through March 2015 - that sheds some light on what really happened at the Fukushima nuclear power plant after the 2011 earthquake and the tsunami that followed.

Director: Matteo Gagliardi | Stars: Willem Dafoe, Massimo Dapporto, Hal Yamanouchi

Votes: 255

32. Sunrise (2002– )

180 min | News, Talk-Show

3.6
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Morning breakfast show in the tradition of Good Morning Australia, with news, sport, weather, current affairs and entertainment segments.

Stars: Samantha Armytage, Prue MacSween, Natalie Barr, Rita Panahi

Votes: 184

33. 60 Minutes (1979– )

60 min | News

6.8
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Australian version of the long-running news-magazine show.

Stars: Tara Brown, Liz Hayes, Peter Overton, Michael Usher

Votes: 951

34. Pebble Mill (1972–1996)

45 min | News, Talk-Show

6.4
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Daily magazine show broadcast form the BBC's Pebble Mill studios. The show originally ran from 1973 to 1986 and was resurrected in 1991 (as "Pebble Mill") and ran until 1996.

Stars: Judi Spiers, Ross King, Marian Foster, Lalita Ahmed

Votes: 31

35. Special Report with Bret Baier (1996– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

6.0
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A look at the day's top news headlines and panel discussion hosted by Bret Baier.

Stars: Bret Baier, Shannon Bream, Charles Krauthammer, John Roberts

Votes: 257

36. The Wright Stuff (2000–2018)

50 min | Talk-Show

4.5
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Topical discussions, a daily newspaper review and a weekly television review on Fridays.

Stars: Matthew Wright, Eric Johnson, Kirsty Duffy, Anne Diamond

Votes: 272

37. David Frost Interviews Richard Nixon (1977 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, History

8.1
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Originally broadcast in May of 1977, this series of interviews between Sir David Frost and U.S. President Richard Nixon, delves into the various controversies of Nixon's presidency, ... See full summary »

Director: Jorn H. Winther | Stars: David Frost, Richard Nixon

Votes: 373

38. Deep Undercover (II) (2016– )

Documentary, Crime, Drama

7.4
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Deep Undercover is a true crimes series from writer and producer Joe Pistone, the real "Donnie Brasco." Each episode tells the story of a different undercover operation from the POV of the undercover officers involved.

Stars: Dave B. Mitchell, Damon O'Daniel, Judy Ho, Michael Fleeman

Votes: 73

39. Frankie Boyle's New World Order (2017– )

30 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

7.5
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In an attempt to make sense of the bewildering world we live in, Frankie Boyle dissects the week's news using stand-up, review, discussion and audience interaction.

Stars: Frankie Boyle, Sara Pascoe, Miles Jupp, Katherine Ryan

Votes: 252

40. Sky World News (1989– )

News

3.1
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Stars: Kimberley Leonard, Sam Naz, Nick Quraishi, Cordelia Lynch

Votes: 18

41. The Beat with Ari Melber (2017– )

TV-G | 60 min | News, Talk-Show

8.2
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Legal expert Ari Melber anchors this new weeknight series covering all of the latest stories across the political spectrum.

Stars: Ari Melber, Nick Akerman, Richard Painter, Howard Dean

Votes: 1,057

42. Newsround (1972– )

10 min | Family, News

6.3
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John Craven (and latterly other presenters) introduce news stories and other articles of interest to its young audience. Broadcast at around 5.00pm on BBC1 in the UK.

Stars: Ricky Boleto, Leah Gooding, Joe Tidy, Martin Dougan

Votes: 149

43. The Hour (2004–2014)

60 min | Comedy, Music, News

4.8
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A Canadian talk show hosted by George Stroumboulopoulos.

Stars: George Stroumboulopoulos, Ali Hassan, Naomi Snieckus, Liz Walaszczyk

Votes: 552

44. The Showbiz Show with David Spade (2005– )

30 min | Comedy

7.3
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A weekly series satirizing the world of entertainment, hosted by David Spade.

Stars: David Spade, Scott Adsit, Andrew Daly, Colleen Smith

Votes: 257

45. ITV News at Ten (1967–2019)

News

6.0
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ITV's long running late-night national news bulletin and weather forecast.

Stars: Lucy Verasamy, Tom Bradby, Becky Mantin, Julie Etchingham

Votes: 32

46. Good Morning America Weekend Edition (1993– )

120 min | News, Talk-Show

5.7
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Stars: Ron Claiborne, Dan Harris, Rob Marciano, Paula Faris

Votes: 38

47. Chocolate News (2008– )

30 min | Comedy

5.5
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A magazine-show parody hosted by comedian David Alan Grier covering urban pop culture topics.

Stars: David Alan Grier, Chris Tallman, Tangie Ambrose, Alphonso McAuley

Votes: 497

48. Red Eye w/Tom Shillue (2007– )

60 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

7.4
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Satiric commentary and discussion on current political and social topics.

Stars: Andrew Levy, Greg Gutfeld, Joanne Nosuchinsky, Tom Shillue

Votes: 996

49. That Was the Week That Was (1964–1965)

30 min | Comedy

8.0
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An Americanized version of the famous hit British TV show, retaining David Frost from the British cast.

Stars: David Frost, Phyllis Newman, Nancy Ames, Pat Englund

Votes: 84

50. Newsnight (1980– )

45 min | News

6.3
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Serious news reports, analysis and no-holds-barred interviews with leading politicians and public figures.

Stars: Kirsty Wark, Jeremy Paxman, Emily Maitlis, Gavin Esler

Votes: 138



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