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2. The Ed Sullivan Show (1948–1971)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Music

The classic prime time variety show most famous for its vaudeville acts and rock music performances.

Stars: Ed Sullivan, Johnny Wayne, Frank Shuster, Topo Gigio

Votes: 1,059

3. Elvis: The Ed Sullivan Shows (2006 Video)

Not Rated | 179 min | Documentary, Music, Talk-Show

Share the excitement of Elvis Presley's earthshattering introduction to the nation in these three unforgettable episodes from The Ed Sullivan Show, and experience for yourself why Elvis ... See full summary »

Stars: The Jordanaires, Elvis Presley, Ed Sullivan, Robert D. Webb

Votes: 48

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

105 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

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

Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Doc Severinsen, Skitch Henderson

Votes: 2,968

8. Great Broadway Musical Moments from the Ed Sullivan Show (2015 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

Relive the dazzling show stopping songs, dances and production numbers from some of your favorite Broadway musicals. Great Broadway Musical Moments from The Ed Sullivan Show brings you ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Solt | Stars: Julie Andrews, Richard Burton, Carol Channing, Bob Fosse

10. Six Ed Sullivan Shows starring 'The Rolling Stones'- Deluxe Edition (2011 Video)

Approved | Music

Six Ed Sullivan Shows starring The Rolling Stones, with several performances that have never been released, including their final appearance on the variety show on November 23, 1969.

Director: Andrew Solt | Stars: Ed Sullivan, The Rolling Stones

Votes: 5

11. The Best of 'The Supremes' on 'The Ed Sullivan Show' (2011 Video)

Approved | 45 min | Music

The Supremes made 16 appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show - more than any other Motown artist or group.

Director: Andrew Solt | Stars: Ed Sullivan, The Supremes

Votes: 8

12. Ed Sullivan Presents: Rock 'N Roll Revolution (2011 Video)

Approved | Music

In the'60s, a new sound came across the Atlantic from England, a musical invasion unlike anything America had ever experienced. In February, 1964, The Beatles landed on Ed Sullivan's stage ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Solt | Stars: Ed Sullivan, The Animals, The Beach Boys, The Byrds

Votes: 7

13. Flip (1970–1974)

60 min | Comedy, Music

One of the many variety shows available in the 1970s (along with Sonny and Cher, Captain and Tennille, Donny and Marie, etc). Hosted by African American comic actor Flip Wilson, this show ... See full summary »

Stars: Flip Wilson, Tim Conway, George Carlin, Roy Clark

Votes: 890

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

60 min | Comedy

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: 1,164

15. The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)

Not Rated | 30 min | Comedy

The comic misadventures of the "skinflint" comedian and his friends.

Stars: Jack Benny, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Don Wilson, Dennis Day

Votes: 1,137

16. The Jack Paar Tonight Show (1957–1962)

105 min | Comedy, Family, Talk-Show

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Stars: Hugh Downs, Jose Melis, Jack Paar, Cliff Arquette

Votes: 192

17. G.I.T. on Broadway (1969 TV Special)

60 min | Musical

After their successful colaboration in 1968's "T.C.B." TV special, Diana Ross and The Supremes join The Temptations one more time. This time, the two super-groups not only sing but act in ... See full summary »

Director: Grey Lockwood | Stars: Diana Ross, Mary Wilson, Cindy Birdsong, Paul Williams

Votes: 8

18. TCB (1968 TV Special)

60 min | Musical

The two top Motown groups, Diana Ross and The Supremes, and The Temptations sing their greatest hits of the 60s plus some unforgettable standards. Although a clear showcase for Diana Ross talents, the best parts are those by the groups.

Director: Mark Warren | Stars: Diana Ross, Mary Wilson, Cindy Birdsong, Otis Williams

Votes: 31

20. Saturday Night Live: The Best of Will Ferrell (2002 TV Special)

Not Rated | 72 min | Documentary, Comedy

The best skits from Will Ferrell's days on Saturday Night Live 1995-2002

Directors: Beth McCarthy-Miller, Stacey Foster, James Signorelli | Stars: Will Ferrell, Sean Bennett, Alec Baldwin, Drew Barrymore

Votes: 2,460

22. The Hollywood Palace (1964–1970)

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

Various guest hosts present a musical variety show.

Stars: Bing Crosby, Milton Berle, Jimmy Durante, Dick Tufeld

Votes: 185

23. The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour (1969–1972)

Not Rated | 60 min | Comedy

Variety series hosted by country/pop singer Glen Campbell.

Stars: Glen Campbell, Marty Paich, Larry McNeeley, John Hartford

Votes: 81

26. The Smokey Robinson Show (1970 TV Special)

60 min | Music

This was a 1970 ABC Television special starring SMOKEY ROBINSON & THE MIRACLES. It featured special guest stars THE TEMPTATIONS, STEVIE WONDER, and THE (post DIANA ROSS) SUPREMES. It was ... See full summary »

Director: Kip Walton | Stars: Smokey Robinson, Fran Jeffries, The Miracles, The Supremes

Votes: 18

27. The Merv Griffin Show (1962–1986)

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

Merv Griffin invites a series of actors, actresses, writers, and directors to discuss the progressive work they have done and current culture, arts, and entertainment surrounding the numerous projects.

Stars: Merv Griffin, Mort Lindsey Orchestra, Mort Lindsey, Arthur Treacher

Votes: 338

28. The Jack Paar Program (1962–1965)

60 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

This was a variety show, hosted by Jack Paar, that had live and filmed interviews with famous people; comedy and musical acts; and home movies of trips Paar took with his wife Miriam and ... See full summary »

Stars: Jack Paar, Jose Melis, Jim G. Lucas, Jonathan Winters

Votes: 144

29. The Dick Cavett Show (1968–1986)

90 min | Music, Talk-Show

This particular series combines several "The Dick Cavett Show" on ABC: ABC This Morning/The Dick Cavett Show ABC Daytime March 1968 - January 1969 The Dick Cavett Show ABC Primetime May 1969 - September 1969 The Dick Cavett Show ABC Late Night December 1969 - January 1975 The Dick Cavett Show ABC Late Night September - December 1986

Stars: Dick Cavett, Bobby Rosengarden, Fred Foy, Mort Sahl

Votes: 561

30. The Mike Douglas Show (1961–1982)

Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

Mike Douglas, aided by a different celebrity co-host every week, interviews a variety of figures from the world of entertainment.

Stars: Mike Douglas, Ellie Frankel, Ellie Frankel Sextet, Totie Fields

Votes: 360

31. Saturday Night Live (1975– )

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music

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: 40,740

32. The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (1996– )

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

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: 43,431

33. Real Time with Bill Maher (2003– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

Comedian and political satirist Bill Maher discusses topical events with guests from various backgrounds.

Stars: Bill Maher, Andrew Sullivan, Michael Moore, Arianna Huffington

Votes: 11,904

34. Trevor Noah: African American (2013 TV Special)

TV-MA | 69 min | Comedy

Celebrated as the most popular comedian in South Africa, Trevor Noah takes the stage in "African American" to explore his often-bewildering journey of arriving in America and simply wanting... See full summary »

Director: Ryan Polito | Star: Trevor Noah

Votes: 1,155

35. Trevor Noah: Lost in Translation (2015 TV Special)

TV-14 | 62 min | Comedy

In this one hour special, Trevor Noah talks about everything from terrorism to police brutality, Ebola, his grandmother and the origin of the cheer "woo-hoo".

Director: David Paul Meyer | Star: Trevor Noah

Votes: 479

36. Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever (1983 TV Special)

130 min | Documentary, Music

The 25th Anniversary of Motown Records is celebrated by its past and present stars playing their greatest hits, plus some new ones.

Director: Don Mischer | Stars: Adam Ant, Nick Ashford, Florence Ballard, Renaldo Benson

Votes: 266

37. Soul Train (1971–2006)

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

Created by music impresario Don Cornelius, Soul Train is an African-American focused music-dance television program that spanned 35 years, primarily featuring performances by R&B, soul, funk, pop, and hip hop artists.

Stars: Don Cornelius, Diana Puskas, Queen Turner, Carole Creekmore

Votes: 456

38. The Midnight Special (1972–1981)

90 min | Music

Late night rock and pop music performances are featured.

Stars: Wolfman Jack, Helen Reddy, Donna Summer, Tina Turner

Votes: 237

39. Adele Live at the Royal Albert Hall (2011 Video)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Music

A live concert performance of Grammy-winning pop/soul sensation Adele Adkins at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

Director: Paul Dugdale | Stars: Adele, Jo Allen, Stephanie Cavey, Sarah Chapman

Votes: 891

40. Amy Winehouse: I Told You I Was Trouble (2007 TV Special)

Not Rated | 93 min | Music

Sit in on an intimate evening with the Late Great Amy Winehouse as she spills her soul in her hometown. She spices up all of your favorites, even throws in a few homages to show everyone; ... See full summary »

Director: Hamish Hamilton | Stars: Ade Omatyo, Zalon Thompson, Amy Winehouse

Votes: 108

41. Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Special (2015 TV Special)

TV-14 | 106 min | Comedy

Former members of Saturday Night Live come together to remember the past 40 years of Saturday Night Live.

Director: Don Roy King | Stars: Fred Armisen, Dan Aykroyd, Alec Baldwin, Vanessa Bayer

Votes: 1,926

42. Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Farley (2000 TV Special)

TV-14 | 50 min | Documentary, Comedy

A compilation of the best Saturday Night Live sketches as a tribute to the late Chris Farley, one of SNL's greatest Stars.

Directors: Beth McCarthy-Miller, Dave Wilson, Tom Schiller, James Signorelli | Stars: Chris Farley, Mackenzie English, Christina Applegate, Dave Attell

Votes: 2,237

43. Saturday Night Live 25 (1999 TV Special)

161 min | Documentary, Comedy, Music

A TV special celebrating the 25th anniversary of Saturday Night Live. Before a celebrity audience, many of the former cast members and guest hosts return to perform their signature ... See full summary »

Directors: Beth McCarthy-Miller, James Signorelli | Stars: Dan Aykroyd, Alec Baldwin, Candice Bergen, David Bowie

Votes: 1,284

44. Saturday Night Live: The Best of Adam Sandler (1999 TV Special)

Unrated | 73 min | Documentary, Comedy

Comic Adam Sandler's Saturday Night Live moments as Canteen Boy, Cajun Man, Opera Man, and much more, including hilarious songs like the Hanukkah song and the Christmas song, are shown.

Directors: Beth McCarthy-Miller, Dave Wilson, Peter Corbett | Stars: Adam Sandler, Kirstie Alley, Alec Baldwin, Ellen Cleghorne

Votes: 1,330

45. Saturday Night Live: The Best of Dana Carvey (1998 TV Special)

Unrated | 89 min | Comedy

This edition of Saturday Night Live represents the most versatile actor and stand-up comedian ever! Dana always played crazy characters from Church Lady, Ross Perot, George Bush, Garth ... See full summary »

Stars: Dana Carvey, David Spade, Rob Schneider, Jon Lovitz

Votes: 882