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How do new TV shows get sent to other countries?

According to this entertainment news article, Channel 7 "will screen an episode on December 2 and another on December 3 - just hours after it airs in the USA." What does this process look like? [more inside]
posted by UltraFleece on Aug 7, 2014 - 5 answers

Name that TV show

Based on a few vague memories, can you guys help me find a British TV series from the 80's? It involved roses, a maze and pairs of flying eyes that were spies for an evil sorcerer/king. It might be the TV show "Into the Labryrinth" but I can't tell for sure. Does this jog any memories for anyone? [more inside]
posted by ninazer0 on Jul 27, 2014 - 2 answers

When MSNBC was Good

I'm trying to remember a show that was on during the very early days of MSNBC. [more inside]
posted by Fairchild on Jul 13, 2014 - 2 answers

Syndroms or Effects named after TV Shows?

So was reading this article in the paper the other day. Makes me wonder if there are any other syndromes of effects like the one in the article named after or inspired by tv shows.
posted by thelloydshow on Feb 23, 2014 - 12 answers

Great cooking show for Middle School kids

Can you suggest a great cooking show to entertain and inspire my middle school 'foods' class? No fake reality TV... [more inside]
posted by Sustainable Chiles on Feb 20, 2014 - 25 answers

Help me remember what TV show or movie this was.

My wife and I are going crazy trying to remember a TV show or movie. All we can remember is that two high school girls go out with two college guys, hang out at a furniture store, and things turn bad. (more inside). [more inside]
posted by lenore on Nov 13, 2013 - 3 answers

Help me find the name of this movie or possibly tv show?

A friend of mine has a very hazy memory of a film or possibly tv show which she saw in the UK in the 80's. Here is the description - "It might be post apocalyptic and I seem to remember that everyone is vegetarian. There is a scene where a group of kids are camping away from the main village and they kill a rabbit (or find a dead one?) and dare one boy to eat some. He goes into a trance I think, or gets ill. There is something about monster people living in caves and they have very pale faces. There might be something about the moon in there too." Any ideas?
posted by gnuhavenpier on Oct 23, 2013 - 4 answers

Can you recommend some fashion docs for lazy weekend watching?

I'm interested in watching more documentaries or miniseries about the fashion/clothing industry. Three I've rented recently were Valentino:The Last Emperor, The September Issue, and Signé Chanel. I especially enjoyed the last two as they really showed a lot behind the scenes about how stuff is made (both the media and the couture dressmaking sides). [more inside]
posted by bluefly on Mar 9, 2013 - 8 answers

When you say "you and the guys", you mean the internet, don't you?

Please help me create an "Essentials of Doctor Who" playlist, to catch someone up on the show since the reboot. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Dec 26, 2012 - 20 answers

Can't figure out what this song is from an episode of Bored to Death. Do you know it?

Does anyone know what song it is that plays during the closing credits of Season 3, Episode 4 of Bored to Death? [more inside]
posted by Modus Pwnens on Nov 23, 2012 - 4 answers

And in Act Three, it turns out it really isn't lupus after all...

Recommend some good TV series with strong procedural elements that are currently on the air. [more inside]
posted by Sara C. on Sep 16, 2012 - 44 answers

Help me remember the name of this show from 15+ years ago

Help me remember the name of this show from 15+ years ago [more inside]
posted by samuel1613 on Jul 17, 2012 - 5 answers

Do gameshow writers do their homework?

How much planning (or lack thereof) goes into the selection of knowledge-based game show categories & questions? [more inside]
posted by Gordafarin on Jun 9, 2012 - 10 answers

Early 1980s sitcom about a TV station in a house

Trying to remember a sitcom from the early 1980s about the "world's smallest television station." Was it real or did I just dream it up? [more inside]
posted by smoothvirus on May 7, 2012 - 6 answers

tv program predicted rise of electronic books in 1980s

Trying to remember the name of a TV series program that I watched in the late 1980s that in one episode on digital information predicted the rise of the electronic book. There was a male host who led the show, which was an examination of new technologies. In the particular episode I am looking for, he recounted an idea that books in the future would be distributed from something like an ATM machine where you would insert a card onto which the book would be downloaded. If it helps, I remember he stood at some kind of podium during the broadcasts that had like an acrylic/lucite egg-shaped glowing top--random detail, but these are often what jog people's memory.
posted by cmp4Meta on Mar 27, 2012 - 4 answers

Now, here's Cat Pie Hurts with the weather

I am the IT Manager for a small public access tv station and I've been roped into doing a segment on our weekly news show and I have absolutely no idea what to do. [more inside]
posted by Cat Pie Hurts on Feb 17, 2012 - 29 answers

Entertain Me!

I know everybody asks this (and I've read through the previous questions looking for recommendations), but what should I watch next? Preferably on Netflix or Hulu Plus (not web only). In general, I tend to like: mysteries/crime procedurals/law dramas, especially with a quirky twist, and also shows involving a quirky band of misfits (or individual) working outside the law to bring justice to the little people while finding out who done them wrong (e.g. the A-Team, Burn Notice, The Pretender, etc.) I also like heist shows and sci-fi. And occasionally anime. [more inside]
posted by kittenmarlowe on Feb 6, 2012 - 59 answers

Real name/location of the Arcadian

What is the real name/location of The Arcadian building in the TV show "How I met Your Mother"? [more inside]
posted by yticmic on Dec 28, 2011 - 7 answers

Get me hooked on a TV show in one episode

Recommend the one episode that will get me hooked on a good TV show. [more inside]
posted by DevilsAdvocate on Dec 6, 2011 - 98 answers

How to pitch a Twitter profile as a sitcom?

How do I pitch my comedy Twitter feed as a TV show? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 19, 2011 - 5 answers

What's movie/tv show am I thinking of?

This question was inspired after watching 'My Sister's Keeper' and I have vague recollections of a movie or TV show where a young girl is dying and she wants a boy to kiss her (or possibly even more). [more inside]
posted by Scottie_Bob on Aug 6, 2011 - 9 answers

Why are old talk shows never reran on cable?

Why are "classic" daytime talk shows (like Donahue, Geraldo, Sally, etc.) virtually never reran on cable? [more inside]
posted by lankford on Jul 3, 2011 - 5 answers

Looking for quality British "reality" programming

Looking for quality British "reality" programming.... [more inside]
posted by nitsuj on Feb 18, 2011 - 34 answers

Make Me Laugh

I love tv shows like Arrested Development and Community. What other comedy tv shows can you recommend for me? [more inside]
posted by bluelight on Jan 11, 2011 - 67 answers

'Cause Chandler in a Box always gets me

What are your favorite Thanksgiving episodes of TV shows? [more inside]
posted by donajo on Nov 8, 2010 - 30 answers

Prepetually remembered motions.

Help me identify a movie or tv show based on a half-remembered scene involving a bar patron ordering whiskey and water. [more inside]
posted by 1f2frfbf on Oct 26, 2010 - 21 answers

Desperately need name of late 70's Early 80's TV show!

Ok! What was the name of the show. It involved two guys, one in his late 20's, incredibly handsome, looked like the blond guy from Dukes of Hazzard only with brown hair, and he wore like a Gulliver's Travel get up, (he may have been from another time in the past) with a wine colored velvet laced up vest, billowing white shirt, and his sidekick was this super dorky teenager 14-18? and they would go on time travels together, and narrowly avoid tricky situations. It was usually shown on weekend afternoons, but it could have had a regular time slot in prime time. Racking my brain! Thanks for your help!
posted by donaldjans on Aug 22, 2010 - 15 answers

Can someone name that show for me?

Longshotfilter: I wanted to know what was the name of the show back in the 90's, that featured a final episode (or I think it was) based around this computer web system with a female voice. She was the mainscreen representing what we now know as the WWW and this came pretty much before the web went completely commercial. She instructed some teen to disconnect her because the human population was dying and there were only two left. Does anyone remember?
posted by InterestedInKnowing on Jul 30, 2010 - 5 answers

Brit game show?

What was the British game show that aired on BBCA ... [more inside]
posted by pinkkitty on Jul 3, 2010 - 2 answers

Forgotten TV Show...

I cannot remember this supernatural-esque show and it's driving me nuts. I'm beginning to think I'm crazy and that it doesn't exist. It was on a major network channel and dealt with fictional scary paranormal abilities, not in a docu-drama way like Ghost Hunters. Help me find it? [more inside]
posted by elleyebeebeewhy on Jun 3, 2010 - 14 answers

Looking for a fun place to watch LOST on Feb. 2nd in the bay area

I'm looking for a bar, club, or other party place that is showing the LOST premiere on Feb. 2nd in the Bay Area (preferably in San Francisco). I've tried Yelp and SF Station, and have found nothing so far. Is there anywhere else I should look? Anybody know of a bar or other fun public space that will be showing the final season opener? Thanks!
posted by iamkimiam on Jan 27, 2010 - 3 answers

1980's TV show

Trying to find the name of a 1980's TV program. [more inside]
posted by JAD'E on Nov 29, 2009 - 6 answers

How do I sell my cable access show to a network?

How do I sell my cable access show to a major network? [more inside]
posted by apiaryist on Nov 4, 2009 - 4 answers

What is the REAL name of the Japanese pranks show people are calling "Panic Face King"?

There is a video making the rounds that is supposedly from an extreme Japanese pranks show called "Panic Face King." I have been unable to find any additional information on this show, which leads me to believe this is not the real name (or not the correct translation). [more inside]
posted by phonepimpster on Oct 27, 2009 - 7 answers

How does Scare Tactics Work?

How does Scare Tactics work? [more inside]
posted by mazniak on Oct 12, 2009 - 3 answers

Need help finding a 70s-80s BBC show

Does anyone remember a BBC kids' TV series from the 70s-80s featuring psychic teenagers? I last saw it in the mid-80s. [more inside]
posted by emjaybee on Jul 29, 2009 - 8 answers

Help me identify this cheesy '70s cooking show

I'm going crazy trying to figure out the name of this 70's cooking show. It was a 1/2 hour show probably on a public broadcast station in the US. The star of the show was about 35 years old, heavy-set, maybe Greek or Italian, and always wore gold chains with his open shirt. The show was filmed on his boat/yacht (program started with the camera zooming down a dock to the boat). He had a side-kick named “Giovanni” who would help him in his kitchenette. At the end of the show, he always entertained some “swinging blonde.” It was called something-like… “Cooking with Elegance” or “A Touch of Elegance” or “A Taste of Elegance.” Help!
posted by madscientist01 on Jul 16, 2009 - 6 answers

TV Show with Obstacle Course from the Early 90s

TV Show Filter: Show from the early 90's or MAYBE mid to late 80's where the final part of the show was to go through a large obstacle course. More details inside. [more inside]
posted by xdeliriumx on Jun 18, 2009 - 24 answers

Forgot the name of a surgery TV show.

I'm looking for the name of a TV show that showed one surgery per episode. It came on in the late 90's. It was on Discovery, TLC, or a similar channel. The show was an hour long. I remember there being shows about knee replacement, breast reduction, and something laparoscopic. I thought it was called "The Surgery".
posted by gregr on Feb 21, 2009 - 7 answers

How much of the telephone and Internet systems would survive a nuke?

Would the landline telephone system be completely down after a nuclear strike on ~20 U.S. cities? [more inside]
posted by wastelands on Dec 28, 2008 - 9 answers

"My work here is done..."

"My work here is done." He/she said at the end of every episode, as they walked away to the next challenge... It could have been the A-team, but it's too lonely, or Knightrider but it's too morose; it sounds so familiar, but I cannt find anything about it. I'm starting to think I'm just imagining it, maybe it's a TV show which should have been made, but never was... [more inside]
posted by BadMiker on Nov 21, 2008 - 8 answers

How can I help keep Pushing Daisies from being canceled?

How can I help keep Pushing Daisies from being canceled? [more inside]
posted by photomusic86 on Oct 27, 2008 - 10 answers

Religious TV (PBS) Show

I remember a religious question and answer show on PBS during the late 80's and mid 90's concerning Buddhism, I think. The speaker was a woman, only distinct feature was one eye was bigger than the other. If anyone remembers the shows name I would greatly appreciate it.
posted by Noodles on Aug 12, 2008 - 2 answers

Sesame Street-ish show in Spanish?

What Spanish language kids' show (in the USA) would be good to watch for someone trying to pick up Spanish? [more inside]
posted by Flunkie on May 26, 2008 - 9 answers

Random TV show about Fanasty in the 80s

80s tv question. When i was a young man i remember this show that was semi fanasty with a plot around swordsmen who had a sword but also a dirk would come out of the hilt of the sword. This is all i remember if anyone could guide me more would apprecaite it. Show would have been before 85.
posted by Rolandkorn on Apr 20, 2008 - 9 answers

Help me make a TV show~!

I'm going to shoot a TV program. How can I package and sell this germ of an idea? [more inside]
posted by DickStock on Mar 17, 2008 - 4 answers

What's the name of that American Competition TV show...?

What's the name of that American TV show where a woman draped the American flag into a stunning dress without cutting it, and did the photo shoot inside Grand Central Station? [more inside]
posted by russ9595 on Mar 11, 2008 - 3 answers

Name that TV show. Gasmasks, hotel rooms, eggs and dead maids.

Name that TV show. Gasmasks, hotel rooms, eggs and dead maids. [more inside]
posted by slimepuppy on Oct 29, 2007 - 5 answers

Flight Simulator on TV rights

Do I need Microsoft's permission to show their flight simulator environment on television? [more inside]
posted by asavage on Oct 8, 2007 - 25 answers

Bones teleplay?

Where can I find some scripts of the TV show Bones? [more inside]
posted by clockworkjoe on Aug 28, 2007 - 6 answers

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