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TV Shows

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


10 Canceled TV Shows That Came Back

“Canceled.” The worst word the crew of a TV show can hear. The best words? “We're giving your show a second chance.” And a second shot is exactly what these shows all got—some for just one more season, others for many more. See more »

10 Spin-off TV Shows That Made It Big

Spin-offs can make it big (hello, "Frasier"). Sometimes they don't (we loved you on "Friends," "Joey"). These 10 were huge—sometimes bigger than the original show. See more »

10 Cooking Shows That Changed the Way We Eat

TV influences the clothes we wear, the music we listen to, the cars we buy—even the way we choose to meet our future spouses. So it's not too much of a stretch to think that TV can change the way we eat. See more »

10 Surprisingly Canceled TV Shows

Did you know the original "Star Trek" was canceled after just three seasons? In fact, there's no shortage of other popular TV shows that got similar treatment and were nixed by their networks, despite fan loyalty and sometimes super-high ratings. See more »

10 of the Most Binge-watched TV Shows

Slowly put down the remote control, and back away from the TV. Walter White will still be there when you get back. If this sounds like you, don't worry: 91 percent of people binge-watch their favorite shows. And these are some of the best for it. See more »

What is the longest-running TV show of all time?

"Gunsmoke." "Law & Order." "The Simpsons." All of them long-running TV classics, which makes you wonder: Which TV show had the longest run in television history? The answer may surprise you. See more »

Why are singing shows so popular?

Sure, we all feel like stars singing in the shower or into a hairbrush in the bedroom. But most of us don't feel confident enough in our vocal abilities to pursue our musical dreams. Is that why we live vicariously through singing competitions? See more »

10 British TV Shows That Crossed the Pond

American television networks have adapted British shows left and right. But a number of original British programs – er, make that programmes – have become hits with U.S. audiences, no translation necessary. See more »

10 TV Shows That Pushed the Limits of Censorship

What was once considered obscene and indecent on television is laughable by today's standards. But shows have pushed boundaries as long as there's been TV. Which have given the FCC and network censors the most stress? See more »

How do I get on a game show?

Must be a lot of fun to be on a TV game show, getting all of that attention (and not to mention all of those cool prizes!). What really goes on behind the scenes of your favorite game shows? See more »