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Also known as PPH
Starring Ivan Urgant
Garik Martirosyan
Sergei Svetlakov
Alexander Tsekalo
Country of origin Russia
Original language(s) Russian
No. of seasons 5
No. of episodes 132 (as of March 4, 2017)
Executive producer(s) Maria Danielyan (2008–12)
Alexander Tsekalo (2017–)
Running time 26-50 minutes (including commercials)
Production company(s) "Krasny Kvadrat" (2008-2012)
Sreda (2017–present)
Original network Channel One (Russia)
Original release May 17, 2008 – June 10, 2012
March 4, 2017 – present
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Prozhektorperiskhilton (Прожекторперисхилтон; Spotlight of Paris Hilton) is a Russian satirical television talk show aired on Channel One. The first episode was aired on 17 May 2008.[1]

Four hosts (Ivan Urgant, Garik Martirosyan, Sergei Svetlakov, Alexander Tsekalo) discuss current news and comment on different issues in politics and economics, similar to 7 Tage, 7 Köpfe. The show's name is a reference to the 1980s TV program "Прожектор Перестройки" ("Prozhektor Perestroyki", "Spotlight on Perestroika")—a program that was discussing current events on Soviet television during the times of Perestroika—and American socialite Paris Hilton, who, according to Svetlakov, symbolizes lack of taste. Thus, the name of the show implies that this is a current events program that shouldn't be taken seriously.[2]

The four hosts usually discuss interesting news from newspapers, journals and the internet. From time to time they also answer questions from the audience. The show usually ends with the hosts performing a well-known song. In most cases the song is connected to an event (like the birthday of the song's author). The show is half improvised.

The show aired until June 2012, when most hosts have switched to performing as hosts on shows airing on competing channels. However, on 20 February 2017, Channel One announced that the show would be returning (with Tsekalo as executive producer) in 4 March—airing weekly on Saturdays.[3][4]