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From talk shows and game shows to reality TV and modern-day classics, explore interesting facts about TV shows.


How 'The Simpsons' Works

"The Simpsons" is famed for its biting humor and lovable, eccentric characters. But what makes the record-setting show so special?

How 'Schoolhouse Rock!' Works

"Schoolhouse Rock" was never just a cartoon. It taught kids of the '70s and '80s about everything from American history and multiplication to grammar and science, without them really knowing it.

40 Years Later, Slim Goodbody Is Still Encouraging Kids to Make Healthy Choices

Decades after his run on "Captain Kangaroo," the self-described health crusader is still on the mission to educate children about the human body.

People Are Spending Two Months In Jail for a Reality Show

There's no big money prize (or any prize) waiting for those who stick it out. So, what motivates them?

5 Things You Didn't Know About Mister Rogers

Can you say, "amazing"? Here are five facts about the real Mister Rogers that may surprise you.

5 Things You Didn't Know About 'Sesame Street'

This well-loved children's show was more controversial than you might think.

50 Years and Counting: 'Star Trek' Writers Explain Its Serious Staying Power

David Gerrold and D.C. Fontana, two writers responsible for some of your favorite pieces of "Star Trek," talk about why the series is still beloved by so many.

10 Secrets of Filming Reality TV Shows

We know that there's a lot of fakeness in so-called reality shows. But do you know the lengths some of the producers go to get the results they want?

Predicting the Next Death on 'Game of Thrones'

"Game of Thrones" fans, beware spoilers — a new computer program predicts the death of the show's characters.

10 Most Fun TV Shows About Science

Who says science can't be fun? Not the hosts and crews behind these captivating shows. These programs are engaging, funny, entertaining, even silly — and you might actually learn something while you watch!