Lists of television programs
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This is a list of lists of television program articles.
Television program formats:
Television program types:
and combinations thereof.
- Animated series: A television show which is traditionally, stop-motion or 2D or 3D computer animation.
- Art: shares some of the same traits of art films. Television shows such as David Lynch's Twin Peaks series and BBC's The Singing Detective also have "...a loosening of causality, a greater emphasis on psychological or anecdotal realism, violations of classical clarity of space and time, explicit authorial comment, and ambiguity."
- Children's series: A television show which is aimed at kids and/or children and/or families.
- Cooking show: A type of television show that presents food preparation in a kitchen studio set. Typically, the show's host, who is often a celebrity chef, prepares one or more dishes over the course of an episode. The chef takes the viewing audience through the food's inspiration, preparation, and stages of cooking.
- Dramatic programming:
- Documentary: A documentary is a feature-length or near-feature-length film depicting a real-world event or person, told in a journalistic style (if told in a literary narrative style the result is often a docudrama). Examples: Hoop Dreams, The Thin Blue Line (documentary)
- Docudrama: A program depicting some sort of historical or current news event, with specific changes or fabrications for legal, continuity or entertainment reasons. Depending on the quality of the feature and intended audience, these changes can minimally or completely change the story in relation to the actual events. These programs often depict crime or criminals but can also be used to depict heroics or tell a less-explored side of a well-known story. Example: United 93 (film) by Paul Greengrass depicts the events aboard United Airlines Flight 93 on September 11, 2001 via reconstruction from the available evidence. Since the specific words the passengers exchanged while planning their assault on the cockpit will never be known, the filmmakers created the dialogue based on research and evidence. The Onion Field is another example. This genre is often criticized for creating sensationalized programs intended to capitalize on public interest in lurid news stories; in the case of the Scott Peterson murder trial, a docudrama starring Dean Cain was filmed and aired during jury deliberations.
- Dramality: a combination of television drama and reality television genres (e.g., the soap opera The Only Way Is Essex).
- Courtroom drama:
- Legal drama:
- Medical Drama: A medical drama is based around a team of medics helping patients who have been involved in accidents serious or otherwise. Most commonly, an accident occurs which results in the medics being called to help the injured. Most are usually based around a hospital, however, some are based around a mobile medical team etc. Examples of this genre are Casualty, Holby City and ER.
- Educational: A type of program that helps kids learn their basics to go through school.
- Factual television:
- Reality: A purportedly unscripted show (although evidence suggests some scripting or manipulation occurs) featuring non-actors interacting with each other or dealing with invented or contrived challenges, such as competing against others for a prize. Produced in a similar fashion as the documentary film genre, but with more emphasis on the showing of interpersonal conflict, emotional reactions, or unusual occurrences. The genre has numerous widely varying subgenres (see main article).
- Game Show: A television show depicting a real contest, typically a trivia competition or physical challenge, with rewards in prizes or money. Examples: Let's Make a Deal, The Price Is Right, Family Feud, Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy!. On other game shows, such as Match Game and Hollywood Squares, the players may include celebrities.
- Music television: A program where people can listen to music on their TV's. This is just like a radio station.
- News show: A television program depicting real, up-to-date events.
- Police procedural: A television genre some say was pioneered by the popular show Dragnet. The stories revolve around a crime that has been committed and must be solved by the end of the episode following a very generic and usually unchanging structure of events. The crime is committed, witnesses are questioned, an arrest occurs, and then a judicial conclusion wraps it up. As the name implies, the show communicates everything "by the book," as it would happen in real life. In such modern Police Procedurals such as Law & Order, you see and hear even the officers reading freshly arrested criminals their Miranda rights. Not quite as dramatic or action-oriented as the Dick Tracy-style of detective shows.
- Religious: A program produced by religious organizations, usually with a religious message. It can include church services, talk/variety shows, and dramatic movies. Within the last two decades, most religious programming is found on religious television networks.
- Serial: A television show which is one continuous story. Each episode picks up from where the last one left off. The story may shift with a new season.
- Soap opera: A television show which is one continuous story. Usually on every day of the week instead of once a week. Can go on for over 20 years. Examples: All My Children, Days of Our Lives, The Young and the Restless, General Hospital, and Coronation Street
- Telenovela: A television serial melodrama popular in Latin America. They are similar to a soap opera in miniseries format. They often feature Love and Drama, as well as other situations depending on the genre of telenovela. Examples include: Desire (TV series), Fashion House and Wicked Wicked Games.
Listings by name and date
- List of television programs by name
- List of American television programs by date
- List of Japanese television programs by date
Listings by location
- List of American television series by setting:
- List of television shows set in Boston
- List of television shows set in Chicago
- List of television shows set in Dallas
- List of television shows set in Las Vegas
- List of television shows set in Los Angeles
- List of television shows set in Miami
- List of television shows set in New Jersey
- List of television shows filmed in New York City
- List of television shows set in New York City
- List of films and TV series set in Palm Springs, California
- List of television shows set in Philadelphia
- List of television shows set in San Francisco
- List of television shows set in Wisconsin
- List of television shows set in Washington, D.C.
- List of British television programmes by setting:
Listings by genre or characteristic
See List of TV genres.
- Action series
- Anthology series
- Award shows
- Children's television shows
- Cooking shows
- List of game shows
- List of TV Westerns
- List of animated television series
- List of comedy television series
- List of comedy-drama television series
- List of fantasy television programs
- List of medical drama television programs
- List of police shows
- List of reality television programs
- List of reality television show franchises
- List of roast TV shows
- List of romantic comedy television series
- List of satirical television news programs
- List of science fiction sitcoms
- List of science fiction television programs
- List of serial drama television series
- List of sitcoms
- List of sketch comedy shows
- List of soap operas
- List of sports television series
- List of teen dramas
- List of telenovelas
- List of television game show franchises
- List of television show franchises
Listings by nationality
- List of American television series
- List of Australian television series
- List of Austrian television series
- List of Brazilian television series
- List of British television programmes
- List of Bulgarian television series
- List of Canadian television series (includes English language and French language programs)
- List of Chinese television series
- List of Colombian television series
- List of Danish television series
- List of Finnish television series
- List of French television series
- List of German television series
- List of Hong Kong television series
- List of Hungarian television series
- List of Icelandic television series
- List of Italian television series
- List of Japanese television series
- List of Lebanese television series
- List of New Zealand television series
- List of Norwegian television series
- List of Philippine television shows
- List of Polish television series
- List of Portuguese television series
- List of Puerto Rican television series
- List of Romanian television series
- List of Russian television series
- List of Slovak television series
- List of South African television series
- List of South Korean television series
- List of Spanish television series
- List of Swedish television series
- List of Taiwanese television series
Listings by television network
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Listings by length
- List of longest-running Australian television series
- List of longest-running U.S. television series
- List of longest-running U.S. cable television series
- List of longest-running U.S. broadcast network television series
- List of longest-running U.S. primetime television series
- List of longest-running U.S. syndicated television series
- List of television series cancelled after one episode
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