The Joan Rivers Show

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The Joan Rivers Show was an American talk show hosted by comedian Joan Rivers that premiered on September 5, 1989 in broadcast syndication. The show aired for four seasons and ended in 1993.[1][2] The show was nominated for numerous Emmy Awards, with Rivers winning the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show Host in 1990.[3][4] The series was produced by PGHM Productions, Joan Rivers's production company in association with Tribune Entertainment, and distributed by Paramount Domestic Television for its first season and Tribune Entertainment for its final three seasons.

In the mid-1990s the show was repeated on E! for several months. Repeats aired on the Decades TV network from January to August of 2019, and currently (as of September, 2019) 104 episodes are available for free streaming on the Vidmark app, and the Roku Channel on the Roku store.

Rivers had previously hosted a late-night talk show entitled The Late Show with Joan Rivers which dropped her as the host in May 1987.[5]

Although over 500 exist, here is a list of the 104 episodes currently available on Roku:


  1. ^ O'Connor, John J. (October 9, 1989). "Review/Television; Channel 2 Enlists Rivers And Rivera in Ratings War". The New York Times. Retrieved May 31, 2016.
  2. ^ "The Joan Rivers Show – Episode Guide". Retrieved May 31, 2016.
  3. ^ Tucker, Ken (September 14, 1990). "The Joan Rivers Show". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved May 31, 2016.
  4. ^ Takeda, Allison (September 5, 2014). "Joan Rivers' Daytime Emmy Acceptance Speech in 1990 Was Both Funny and Heartbreaking: Watch". Us Weekly. Retrieved May 31, 2016.
  5. ^ Ostrow, Joanne (September 4, 2014). "Joan Rivers 1989 interview: Workaholic Rivers re-enters talk-show fray". The Denver Post. Retrieved May 31, 2016.

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