TV Shows

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

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Planet Earth captures images of the Earth that no one has ever seen before, from a super slow-motion shot of a great white shark killing a seal, to footage of the deepest cave in the world. Go behind the cameras to find out how you make a show about the entire planet.

By Charles W. Bryant

The allure of the television game show has reigned on the airwaves since the 1950s. Some of these games shows managed to find success and remained on the air for a decades and decades. See our list of television's 11 longest-running game shows.

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Some TV shows are lucky to stick around for just one season, but these did that and then some. In fact, they’re the longest-running dramas and comedies in television history.

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Since the beginning of television, puppets have had a special place on the airwaves. Many television shows featured ventriloquist dummies, hand puppets and marionettes, which have since been replaced by animation. Learn about 10 puppets that made it

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For more than 50 years, soaps have entertained daytime audiences with captivating story lines. Soap operas got their name from the sponsors, such as Proctor & Gamble, who produced the shows. See our list of the 11 longest-running daytime soap operas.

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TV heaven is littered with the carcasses of shows that looked great on the drawing board but flopped miserably on the small screen. Check out this list of some memorable flops and decide how many episodes you might have watched before tuning out.

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A hit TV show is not complete without a memorable theme song. In fact, you probably know all the words to the theme songs included on this list. Read our list of 18 memorable TV theme songs, including the theme from 'Happy Days.'

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"Heroes" got Americans -- and fans in nearly 150 countries -- hooked on the adventures of an indestructible cheerleader, a Japanese time-traveler and an exotic dancer with a very split personality. And that was just the first season.

By Gerri Miller

The NBC Tonight Show debuted in 1954 with Steve Allen as the show's first host. Learn more history of the NBC Tonight Show, how it changed over the years, and its infamous hosts, from Allen to Jack Paar, Johnny Carson and Jay Leno.

By John Fuller

In Hollywood shorthand, what "Lost" is to "Survivor," "Drive" is to the "Amazing Race," but with much higher stakes. Learn about this new series that follows a diverse group of people coerced into competing in a secret, illegal cross-country road race.

By Gerri Miller

If you're a big fan of "LOST," you're probably full of theories about the DHARMA Initiative and its relationship to other elements of the show. Learn about the DHARMA Initiative, its history and what might be going on at its island research center. Warning: Spoilers within.

By Tracy V. Wilson

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to travel the world with only the clothes on your back and a few personal items tucked away in a backpack? The cast of CBS's "The Amazing Race" does just that. Go behind the scenes to see how contestants race around the globe for a $1 million prize.

By Gerri Miller

Splashy, stylish and very expensive for 1978, Battlestar Galactica was TV's answer to Star Wars. In 2005, Galactica came back with a re-imagining of the highly popular original. Find out what the cast and crew had to say about it.

By Gerri Miller

What really happened at the Boston Massacre? Are the conspiracy theories about JFK's death even possible? See how the crew of "Unsolved History" gets to the bottom of some the lingering mysteries of our past.

TLC's "Junkyard Wars" puts two teams head to head in a race to build a specific complicated working machine out of random trash. Take a look behind the scenes of the "Junkyard Wars" game show, how it started, and how you can get on.

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Is the line between fiction and reality getting fuzzier? During commercial breaks in episodes of the science-fiction drama "LOST," ABC ran advertisements for the Hanso Foundation, a fictional (or is it?) organization tied to the show’s plotline.

By Cameron Lawrence