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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: 40,573

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: 72,023

3. 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: 4,949

4. The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (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: 43,331

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: 3,653

6. Full Frontal with Samantha Bee (2016– )

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

5.8
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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: 5,479

7. 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: 1,210

8. 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: 9,365

9. The Wendy Williams Show (2008– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Talk-Show

3.6
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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: 1,223

10. 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: 247

11. 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: 1,615

12. 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: 4,484

13. 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: 9,035

14. 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: 37,363

15. 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: 3,599 | Gross: $0.15M

16. 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: 1,159

17. 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: 284

18. Panorama (1953– )

40 min | Documentary, News

7.1
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Long-running factual programme reporting on all aspects of life in Britain.

Stars: Fred Emery, David Dimbleby, Richard Lindley, Richard Dimbleby

Votes: 395

19. 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: 782

20. 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: 790

21. Dispatches (1987– )

Documentary, News

7.0
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Channel 4's long-running, award-winning investigative current affairs documentary series. Particularly noted for its undercover reporting.

Stars: Morland Sanders, Antony Barnett, Tazeen Ahmad, Deborah Davies

Votes: 145

22. 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: 258

23. 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: 1,302

24. Ricky Gervais Live 2: Politics (2004 Video)

68 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.9
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A year after Animals, Ricky Gervais comes back with his second stand up comedy tour: Politics.

Director: Dominic Brigstocke | Stars: Ricky Gervais, Ash Atalla

Votes: 2,979

25. World in Action (1963–1998)

Documentary

6.5
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A documentary series focusing on current affairs.

Stars: Chris Kelly, Andrew Brittain, Derek Cooper, Wilfrid Thomas

Votes: 70

26. The Wright Stuff (2000–2018)

50 min | Talk-Show

4.4
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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: 275

27. CNN Live Today (2001– )

120 min | News, Talk-Show

3.7
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Stars: Daryn Kagan, Carol Lin, Sajjan Gohel, Nicole Lapin

Votes: 54

28. 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: 967

29. 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: 1,572

30. Sunrise (2000– )

180 min | News, Talk-Show

3.7
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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, Chris Smith

Votes: 186

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

30 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

7.4
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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: 270

32. Deep Undercover (II) (2016– )

Documentary, Crime, Drama

7.5
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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: 74

33. Red Eye w/Tom Shillue (2007– )

60 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

7.5
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Satiric commentary and discussion on current political and social topics.

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

Votes: 1,000

34. Good Morning America Weekend Edition (1993– )

120 min | News, Talk-Show

5.8
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Stars: Ron Claiborne, Dan Harris, Rob Marciano, Paula Faris

Votes: 39

35. 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: 958

36. 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: 325

37. Sky News: Sunrise (1989–2019)

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: 19

38. Behind the Bullet (2019)

84 min | Documentary

4.5
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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: 90

39. Granada Reports (1992– )

News

4.7
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Multiple daily news bulletins for the Granada North West region.

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

Votes: 24

40. 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: 86

41. 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: 554

42. ITV Evening News (1999– )

30 min | News

4.3
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News and weather broadcast at 6:30pm on Monday-Friday.

Stars: Mary Nightingale, Lucy Verasamy, Becky Mantin, Charlene White

Votes: 43

43. FOX News Sunday with Chris Wallace (1996– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

4.2
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Sunday morning Fox News Channel commentary show has interviews with newsmakers and discussions of current affairs.

Stars: Chris Wallace, Juan Williams, Brit Hume, George Will

Votes: 396

44. ¡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

45. 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

46. Special Report with Bret Baier (1996– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

5.9
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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: 272

47. Unreported World (2000– )

Documentary

8.4
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Channel 4's acclaimed current affairs documentary strand in which reporters travel around the world uncovering stories overlooked by the world's media.

Stars: Krishnan Guru-Murthy, Marcel Theroux, Seyi Rhodes, Ade Adepitan

Votes: 100

48. Australia's Most Wanted (1989–1998)

50 min | Crime

7.8
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Stars: Bryan Marshall, Ann Sanders, Alastair Duncan, Alistair Duncan

Votes: 15

49. Channel 4 News (I) (1982– )

55 min | News

6.4
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Britain's most in-depth and probing national evening news bulletin, with political reports, interviews with prominent public figures and arts features.

Stars: Jon Snow, Krishnan Guru-Murthy, Cathy Newman, Matt Frei

Votes: 124

50. The Rick Mercer Report (2004– )

30 min | Comedy

5.5
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Rick Mercer travels around Canada giving a weekly satirical political commentary on the state of the country

Stars: Rick Mercer, Kathryn Greenwood, Patrick McKenna, Noah Ryan Scott

Votes: 770



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