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Famous TV presenters
Popular dramas and soap operas
Robert William "Bob" Barker (born December 12, 1923) is a nineteen-time Emmy Award-winning former American television game showhost. He is best known for hosting CBS's The Price Is Right from 1972 to 2007, making it the longest-running daytime game show in North American television history.
After holding the job for nearly 35 years and having been in television for 50 years, Barker retired in June 2007.Bob Barker
It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie (2002)
Hope & Faith (2003-2006)
Kim Possible: A Sitch in Time (2003) (voice)
Kelly Ripa's E! True Hollywood Story (2006)
The Bold and the Beautiful (often called B&B or less commonly, Bold) is a popular Americantelevisionsoap opera, first broadcast on CBS on March 23, 1987. It was created by William J. Bell and Lee Phillip Bell as a sister show to their other soap opera The Young and the Restless. B&B centers around the Forrester family and their Los Angelesfashion house business Forrester Creations.
The show is the only American daytime soap opera currently on the air that runs for 30 minutes (the other shows run for an hour), and the only one to simulcast in a Spanish language track for Hispanic viewers in the United States (under the title Belleza y poder).
B&B is also unique to other American soaps in that it has a very strong worldwide audience.The Bold and the Beautiful
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (commonly referred to as CSI) is a popular, Emmy Award-winning CBStelevision series that trails the investigations of a team of Las Vegasforensic scientists as they unveil the circumstances behind mysterious and unusual deaths and other crimes.
The show follows the cases of the Crime Scene Investigation division of the Las Vegas Police Department, usually referred to by officers as the "Las Vegas Crime Lab".
The producer chose to set the series in Las Vegas becausethat city's crime lab is the second most active in the United States, after the Federal Bureau of Investigation lab in Quantico, Virginia.
The division solves crimes almost entirely through forensics evidence, which may or may not come to conclusion of a murder or accidental death. The bizarre conclusions of these cases often force one to question morals and beliefs and possibly human nature in general.CSI
The setting of the show is the street of Wisteria Lane in the fictional American town of Fairview, Eagle State. It follows the lives of a group of women, seen through the eyes of their dead neighbor, as they work through domestic struggles and family life, while facing the secrets, crimes and mysteries hidden behind the doors of their – at the surface – beautiful suburban neighborhood.
Since its premiere on ABC on October 3, 2004, the show has been well received by the critics as well as the audience. The show is a multiple Emmy, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild award winner, and in April2007 it was reported to be the most popular show in its demographic worldwide, with an audience of approximately 115 to 119 million viewers.Desperate Housewives
ALF is a 30-minute television sitcom that originally ran on NBC from 1986 to 1990. The plot involves the title character Gordon Shumway, an alien nicknamed ALF (for Alien Life Form) portrayed by Paul Fusco and Michu Meszaros, who crash lands in the garage of the suburban middle class Tanner family.
The series stars Max Wright as father Willie Tanner, Anne Schedeen as mother Kate Tanner, and Andrea Elson and Benji Gregory as their two children, Lynn and Brian Tanner.Alf
The Avengers was a British television series featuring secret agents in 1960s Britain. The programmes were made by TV company Associated British Corporation, and created by its Head of Drama Sydney Newman. It was an early example of the spy-fi genre, combining secret agent storylines with science fiction elements. Running from 1961 to 1969, it is the longest running espionage series produced for English-language television, though the American series Mission: Impossible had more episodes (171).
During the course of its run, The Avengers was marked by different eras as different co-stars came and went. The only constant was John Steed, played by Patrick Macnee.The Avengers
Spy - fi
Millennium is an Americantelevision series produced by Chris Carter (creator of The X-Files), set during the years leading up to the dawn of the new millennium. It aired from 1996 to 1999 on the Fox Network.
Genre actor Lance Henriksen starred in the series as investigator Frank Black, a freelance forensic profiler and former FBIspecial agent with a unique ability to see the world through the eyes of serial killers and murderers, though he was not psychic. Black investigated the most horrific crimes and dealt with the mysterious Millennium Group, whose power and sinister intentions become more clear throughout the series. Black's character may have been inspired by the stories of real life FBI agents and criminal profilers such as John E. Douglas, the one-time head of the FBI's Behavioral Science Unit. While the series started out as a crime investigation series, it became more and more supernatural, like The X-Files, with which it later had a crossover episode.Millennium
It often showcases wild plots for world domination, gadgets and fast
vehicles. Spy-fi does not present espionage as it is practiced in reality. It
is escapist fantasy that emphasizes glamour, adventure and derring-do.
to convincingly depict the activities of a police force as they investigate
crimes. Unlike typical detective novels, which concentrate on one crime,
police procedurals frequently show how police officers work to solve
multiple crimes simultaneously.
called "sketches," commonly between one and ten minutes long. Such sketches
are performed by a group of comedic actors, either on stage or through an audio
or/and visual medium such as broadcasting. Often sketches are first improvised
by the actors and written down based on the outcome of these improv sessions,
however improvisation is not necessarily involved in all sketch comedy.