The Wayne Brady Show

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The Wayne Brady Show
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Genre Variety show
Starring Wayne Brady
Brooke Dillman
J. P. Manoux
Marjorie Johnson
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 3
Running time 22 minutes (2001–02)
42 minutes (2002–04)
Original network ABC (2001–02)
Syndicated (2002–04)
Buena Vista Television
Original release August 8, 2001 (2001-08-08) – May 21, 2004 (2004-05-21)

The Wayne Brady Show is an American variety show hosted by comedian Wayne Brady that aired in two separate forms.

On August 8, 2001 ABC, for whom Brady had been working as a panelist on Whose Line Is It Anyway?, launched the first Wayne Brady Show as a primetime variety series that failed to catch on and was cancelled in March 2002.

Later that fall, plans to bring the show back as a daily syndicated daytime series came to fruition and The Wayne Brady Show premiered on local stations nationwide on September 2, 2002. Although the show was a hit at the start, the ratings began sliding during the first season and continued into its second, and on May 21, 2004 The Wayne Brady Show aired its final episode.


During its time in syndication, it was nominated for several awards:


  • Daytime Emmy Award:
    • Outstanding Achievement in Live & Direct to Tape Sound Mixing (2003)
    • Outstanding Directing in a Talk Show (2003)
    • Outstanding Talk Show (2003) (tied with The View)
    • Outstanding Talk Show Host (2003)
    • Outstanding Talk Show Host (2004)
  • American Choreography Award:
    • Outstanding Achievement in Television - Variety or Special (2003)


  • Daytime Emmy Award:
    • Outstanding Achievement in Main Title Design (2004)
    • Outstanding Achievement in Multiple Camera Editing (2004)
    • Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition (2004)
    • Outstanding Directing in a Talk Show (2004)
    • Outstanding Talk Show (2004)

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