Tout le monde en parle
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|Tout le monde en parle|
|Created by||Serge Khalfon|
|Presented by||Thierry Ardisson|
|Country of origin||France|
|No. of seasons||8|
|Running time||180 minutes|
|Original channel||France 2|
|Original run||September 5, 1998 – July 8, 2006|
Tout le monde en parle (French pronunciation: [tu lə mɔ̃d ɑ̃ paʁl], Everybody's talking about it) is a French talk show broadcast on France 2 from September 5, 1998 to July 8, 2006. It was hosted by Thierry Ardisson and produced by Catherine Barma.
During its first season (1998–1999), the show took the form of societal debates; it was in September 1999 that it was re-formatted into a talk-show.
The show features guests who are making news at the moment, including actors, writers, singers, politicians and athletes. Guests discuss their life and engage in thematic interviews. The show gradually acquired a provocative reputation, notably since the host does not hesitate to ask political guests questions about their private and sexual lives.
With Thierry Ardisson as the main host, he was first accompanied by Laurent Ruquier and Linda Hardy. Later, he turned to duos Éric and Ramzy, then Kad and Olivier. Finally, he opted for comedian Lauren Baffie as co-host, until the end of the show.
A Canadian version debuted in 2004 on Radio-Canada with Guy A. Lepage as host and Dany Turcotte as le fou du roi ("the jester"). Although the title and concept is the same, there is no other connection and production and content is entirely separate.
The format has successfully been adopted in Algeria and Lebanon under the name Hadiss El Balad - Talk of the town, and in Albania under the name Zonë e lirë - Free Zone.