Nikki & Sara Live

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Nikki & Sara Live
Nikki & Sara Live.jpg
Genre Late-night talk show
Created by
Presented by
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 24
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Brent Haynes
  • Kim Gamble
  • Nick Predescu
  • Nikki Glaser
  • Sara Schaefer
  • Shane Tilston
Running time 20 to 23 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel MTV
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original run January 29  – October 29, 2013 (2013-10-29)
External links
Website

Nikki & Sara Live is an American late night talk show hosted by comedians Nikki Glaser and Sara Schaefer. Glaser, Schaefer and Kim Gamble served as the show's executive producers.[1] The series premiered on January 29, 2013, on the American cable television network MTV.[2] Nikki & Sara Live was canceled on November 22, 2013.[3]

Production[edit]

Brian McCann served as the show's head writer for most of the first season. Kim Gamble has served as showrunner for both the first and second season.[2] Glaser and Schaefer have hosted a weekly podcast, "You Had to Be There," since January 2011.[4] While Glaser and Schaefer were partaking in an interview on Katie Couric's talk show, Katie, Couric surprised the duo with the news about the series' second season renewal,[5] with the second and final season premiering July 30, 2013.[6]

Episodes[edit]

Season Episodes Season Premiere Season Finale
1 12 January 29, 2013 (2013-01-29) April 16, 2013 (2013-04-16)
2 12 July 30, 2013 (2013-07-30) October 29, 2013 (2013-10-29)

Season 1 (2013)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Guest Original air date
1 1 Kesha January 29, 2013 (2013-01-29)
2 2 Jenny McCarthy February 5, 2013 (2013-02-05)
3 3 Shay Mitchell February 12, 2013 (2013-02-12)
4 4 Alison Brie February 19, 2013 (2013-02-19)
5 5 Phillip Phillips February 26, 2013 (2013-02-26)
6 6 Jenni "JWoww" Farley March 5, 2013 (2013-03-05)
7 7 Jessica Alba March 12, 2013 (2013-03-12)
8 8 Jay Sean March 19, 2013 (2013-03-19)
9 9 Max Irons March 26, 2013 (2013-03-26)
10 10 Kal Penn April 2, 2013 (2013-04-02)
11 11 Ashley Tisdale April 9, 2013 (2013-04-09)
12 12 Olly Murs April 16, 2013 (2013-04-16)

Season 2 (2013)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Guest Original air date
13 1 Christopher Mintz-Plasse July 30, 2013 (2013-07-30)
14 2 Logan Lerman August 6, 2013 (2013-08-06)
15 3 Krewella August 13, 2013 (2013-08-13)
16 4 Amy Schumer August 20, 2013 (2013-08-20)
17 5 Iggy Azalea and One Direction August 27, 2013 (2013-08-27)
18 6 A$AP Rocky September 3, 2013 (2013-09-03)
- - Best of Nikki and Sara Live! September 10, 2013 (2013-09-10)
19 7 Austin Mahone September 17, 2013 (2013-09-17)
20 8 Jason Derulo and Cher Lloyd September 24, 2013 (2013-09-24)
21 9 Justin Timberlake and Grace Helbig October 1, 2013 (2013-10-01)
22 10 Daniel Radcliffe and the cast of Super Fun Night October 8, 2013 (2013-10-08)
23 11 Ashley Rickards and Justin Long October 22, 2013 (2013-10-22)
24 12 Johnny Knoxville, Jimmy Fallon, Regis Philbin, Arsenio Hall, Chris Hardwick, and Icona Pop October 29, 2013 (2013-10-29)

Reception[edit]

The series has received positive reviews. Anna Brand of The Daily Beast cited hosts Nikki Glaser and Sara Schaefer's "refreshing lack of diva behavior," "harmless sarcasm," and real-life "closeness" as crucial elements to the success of the show, which she deemed "late-night TV's best-kept secret."[7] Jezebel writer Erin Gloria Ryan called the show "pretty great, like having a slumber party with the girls you thought you were never cool enough to be friends in high school with but who turn out to be super nice."[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "MTV Premieres Weekly Late Night Comedy Series "Nikki & Sara Live" Hosted by Comedians Nikki Glaser AND Sara Schaefer Beginning Tuesday Nights on January 29 at 11PM ET/PT" (Press release). MTV. December 13, 2012. Retrieved December 30, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Angelo, Megan (December 28, 2012). "Friends First, Talk-Show Hosts Later". The New York Times. Retrieved December 30, 2012. 
  3. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (November 22, 2013). "'Nikki & Sara Live' Canceled After Two Seasons by MTV". TV by the Numbers. 
  4. ^ "Wednesday, January 5, 2011". You Had to Be There Podcast Tumblr. Retrieved December 30, 2012. 
  5. ^ "'Nikki & Sara LIVE' Will Return For A Second Season!". MTV. April 19, 2013. Retrieved April 25, 2013. 
  6. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (June 20, 2013). "MTV is Heating Up This Summer With the Return of Rob Drydek's 'Ridiculousness', 'Money From Strangers' and 'Nikki & Sara Live'". TV by the Numbers. 
  7. ^ Anna Brand (August 6, 2013). "'Nikki & Sara' Is Late-Night TV's Best-Kept Secret". The Daily Beast. Retrieved August 19, 2013. 
  8. ^ Erin Gloria Ryan (October 2, 2013). "Justin Timberlake Surprises Nikki & Sara; Adorable Freakout Ensues". Jezebel. Retrieved October 3, 2013. 

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