Talk shows

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No regrets: Fran Kelly says she understands as ABC fails to renew her talkshow for second season
Exclusive: Host expresses gratitude to national broadcaster and reflects on delivering a ‘fun, warm and intelligent’ run

Amanda Meade

12, May, 2023 @3:00 PM

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‘Jerry was freaked out’ – the writer of Jerry Springer: The Opera on their showdown
In the brilliantly crude opera, the talkshow host ends up in hell after being shot by a nappy-wearing fetishist aiming at the KKK. But, recalls the smash hit’s writer, that’s not what upset the TV legend when he finally saw the show

Richard Thomas

02, May, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Losses deepen at GB News as network moves to fend off rival TalkTV
Hiring costs for presenters such as Nigel Farage and Jacob Rees-Mogg balloon while advertisers stay wary of right-leaning channel

Mark Sweney

09, Mar, 2023 @3:03 PM

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Is Harry the next James Corden? The prince’s TV appearances, in order of greatness
After a week of major TV stand-offs – some with added tequila shots – the spare to the throne hasn’t stumbled. He’s a smooth operator … and truly his mother’s son

Mark Lawson

12, Jan, 2023 @2:46 PM

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Poor Harry: even Americans are getting bored with his tell-all tour | Emma Brockes
Watching Harry do the rounds of US chat shows, I felt pity for the man who will never be more than a sideshow here, says Guardian columnist Emma Brockes

Emma Brockes

12, Jan, 2023 @8:00 AM

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TV tonight: should race have a place in dating preferences? That’s the Unapologetic question
Yinka Bokinni and Zeze Millz’s brilliant late-night debate show leans into a remark by actor John Boyega. Plus: the contest for Britain’s Best Woodworker gets mightier. Here’s what to watch this evening

Hollie Richardson, Jack Seale, Phil Harrison and Simon Wardell

19, Oct, 2022 @5:20 AM

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Fran Kelly’s Frankly shows the ABC is making only the safest of safe choices
ABC programming seems to be built on the assumption that people will eventually get old and tune in. But where are the opportunities for new faces?

Luke Buckmaster

07, Oct, 2022 @11:57 PM

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Why is mainstream US TV spreading moral panics about affirmative action run amok? | Robert Reich
Television talkshows have huge power to influence what issues dominate American discourse. And that power demands responsibility

Robert Reich

15, Sep, 2022 @10:20 AM

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TV tonight: Mo Gilligan’s Bafta-winning chatshow returns
Sean Paul and Ashley Walters are among the comic’s first guests in a new series. Plus: David Walliams digs deep into the archives. Here’s what to watch this evening

Hollie Richardson, Graeme Virtue, Phil Harrison, Precious Adesina, and Simon Wardell

27, May, 2022 @5:20 AM

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Ellen DeGeneres walks away from her talkshow empire and leaves behind a mixed legacy
DeGeneres won over audiences after she came out in 1997. But recent criticism of a hostile work environment undermined her friendly reputation

Andrew Lawrence

27, May, 2022 @5:00 AM

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The Lateish Show With Mo Gilligan: you wouldn’t watch Ant and Dec doing this
He’s anarchic, matey and genuinely funny – Mo is exactly the kind of host you want to bring you lively, unforced fun at 10pm. Long may it continue

Joel Golby

21, May, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Zero-rated? The rise and rise of TV that absolutely no one is watching
How many people are actually tuning in to Forces TV? Or Piers Morgan? In our jam-packed era of streaming, TV with no viewers is increasingly common. Here’s why

Stuart Heritage

11, May, 2022 @10:22 AM

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