History[ edit ] Television formats portraying ordinary people in unscripted situations are almost as old as the television medium itself. Producer-host Allen Funt 's Candid Camera , in which unsuspecting people were confronted with funny, unusual situations and filmed with hidden cameras, first aired in , and is often seen as a prototype of reality television programming. Queen for a Day — was an early example of reality-based television. The television game show Cash and Carry sometimes featured contestants performing stunts.
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Subgenres[ edit ] There are several major formats of talk shows. Generally, each subgenre predominates during a specific programming block during the broadcast day. Breakfast chat or early morning shows that generally alternate between news summaries, political coverage, feature stories, celebrity interviews, and musical performances. Late morning chat shows that feature two or more hosts or a celebrity panel, and focus on entertainment and lifestyle features. Daytime tabloid talk shows , generally featuring a host, a guest or a panel of guests, and a live audience that interacts extensively with the host and guests. These shows may feature celebrities, political commentators, or "ordinary" people who present unusual or controversial topics. Evening panel discussion shows which focus on news, politics, or popular culture.
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Charming and curious as ever, The Good Place remains a delightfully insightful bright spot on the television landscape. An impressive small-screen debut for Julia Roberts, Homecoming balances its haunting mystery with a frenetic sensibility that grips and doesn't let go. The outrageously singular Julia Davis delivers yet another impeccable performance in Sally4Ever, masterfully walking the line between side-splitting and cringe-worthy comedy. Carried by Jodie Whittaker's boundless energy and charm, Doctor Who's latest regeneration manages to feel fresh well into the show's year tenure.