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Title: The World of Television

The World of Television
  • Television programs
  • Famous TV presenters
  • Popular dramas and soap operas
  • Vocabulary list

Television programs
Scripted entertainment

Unscripted entertainment
  • Dramatic television series (including police
    procedural, serial drama, science-fiction, or
    soap operas) or Television comedy (typically
    situation comedy or sketch comedy)
  • Animated television series
  • Miniseries and TV Movies
  • Award show

  • Talk shows
  • Reality television
  • Game shows

  • News programs
  • Documentary
  • Television news magazine, dealing with current
  • TV infomercials, which are advertising paid spots

Famous TV presenters
Bob Barker
  • Robert William "Bob" Barker (born December 12,
    1923) is a nineteen-time Emmy Award-winning
    former American television game show host. He is
    best known for hosting CBS's The Price Is Right
    from 1972 to 2007, making it the longest-running
    daytime game show in North American television
  • After holding the job for nearly 35 years and
    having been in television for 50 years, Barker
    retired in June 2007.

Carol Burnett
  • Carol Creighton Burnett (born April 26, 1933) is
    an American Emmy Award-winning actress, comedian,
    singer, dancer, and writer. Burnett started her
    career in New York. After becoming a hit on
    Broadway, she debuted on television. After
    successful appearances on The Garry Moore Show,
    Carol moved to Los Angeles and began an
    eleven-year run on the highly acclaimed The Carol
    Burnett Show which was aired on CBS television
    from 1967 to 1978.
  • With roots in vaudeville, The Carol Burnett Show
    was a variety show combining comedy sketches,
    song, and dance. The comedy sketches ranged from
    movie parodies to character pieces which featured
    the many talents of Burnett herself who created
    and played several well-known and distinctive

Kelly Ripa
  • Kelly Maria Ripa (born October 2, 1970) an
    American Daytime Emmy Award-winning actress,
    television personality and talk show host. Since
    February 2001,1 she has served as the co-host
    of Live with Regis and Kelly. Earlier in her
    career, Ripa played Hayley Vaughan Santos on All
    My Children she also played Faith Fairfield on
    Hope Faith. Both are television series on ABC.
  • Television workLive with Regis and Kelly
  • It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie
  • Hope Faith (2003-2006)
  • Kim Possible A Sitch in Time (2003) (voice)
  • Kelly Ripa's E! True Hollywood Story (2006)

Denise van Outen
  • Denise van Outen (born May 27, 1974, Basildon,
    Essex) is an English television hostess and stage
    actress of partially Dutch descent. Her most
    notable roles to date were as a presenter on The
    Big Breakfast, and as Roxie Hart in the musical
    Chicago on both the West End and on Broadway.

Nichola Theobald
  • Nichola "Nikki" Theobald is an English actress,
    voice-over, television presenter and fashion
    model. Voice-over roles include radio promotions
    for Sky Travel, Top Up TV and narration for a
    series of audio books of children's stories.
  • Nichola Theobald began her career in the modeling
    industry and appeared in a shopwindow worldwide
    campaign for French Connection and then went on
    to appear in many editorials in magazines
    including Esquire and FHM.
  • Following a second successful advertising
    campaign for French Connection her status as a
    model grew and she was featured in a variety of
    editorials in popular magazines such as Men's
    Health, Mixmag, Front, Loaded and Zoo.
  • She appeared on the cover for the British feature
    film Triggerman which starred Pete Postlethwaite,
    Adrian Dunbar, Neil Morrissey, Donnie Wahlberg
    and Michael Rapaport.

Simon Amstell
  • Simon Marc Amstell (born 29 November, 1979) is a
    BAFTA nominated, award-winning English comedian
    and television presenter. In 2007, Amstell was
    nominated for "The Times Breakthrough South Bank
    Show Award".
  • His first professional television appearance was
    in 1998, as a presenter on the UK children's
    channel Nickelodeon.
  • From 2000 to 2006 he presented Popworld on
    Channel 4 with Miquita Oliver. He voiced the
    characters "Timothy the Popworld melon" and
    "Richard the Popworld horse".
  • Amstell also performs as a stand up comedian.

Famous dramas and soap operas
The Bold and the Beautiful
Format Soap opera
  • The Bold and the Beautiful (often called BB or
    less commonly, Bold) is a popular American
    television soap opera, first broadcast on CBS on
    March 23, 1987. It was created by William J. Bell
    and Lee Phillip Bell as a sister show to their
    other soap opera The Young and the Restless. BB
    centers around the Forrester family and their Los
    Angeles fashion house business Forrester
  • The show is the only American daytime soap opera
    currently on the air that runs for 30 minutes
    (the other shows run for an hour), and the only
    one to simulcast in a Spanish language track for
    Hispanic viewers in the United States (under the
    title Belleza y poder).
  • BB is also unique to other American soaps in
    that it has a very strong worldwide audience.

Format Crime drama
  • CSI Crime Scene Investigation (commonly referred
    to as CSI) is a popular, Emmy Award-winning CBS
    television series that trails the investigations
    of a team of Las Vegas forensic scientists as
    they unveil the circumstances behind mysterious
    and unusual deaths and other crimes.
  • The show follows the cases of the Crime Scene
    Investigation division of the Las Vegas Police
    Department, usually referred to by officers as
    the "Las Vegas Crime Lab".
  • The producer chose to set the series in Las Vegas
    because that city's crime lab is the second most
    active in the United States, after the Federal
    Bureau of Investigation lab in Quantico,
  • The division solves crimes almost entirely
    through forensics evidence, which may or may not
    come to conclusion of a murder or accidental
    death. The bizarre conclusions of these cases
    often force one to question morals and beliefs
    and possibly human nature in general.

Desperate Housewives
Format Comedy- drama
  • The setting of the show is the street of Wisteria
    Lane in the fictional American town of Fairview,
    Eagle State. It follows the lives of a group of
    women, seen through the eyes of their dead
    neighbor, as they work through domestic struggles
    and family life, while facing the secrets, crimes
    and mysteries hidden behind the doors of their
    at the surface beautiful suburban neighborhood.
  • Since its premiere on ABC on October 3, 2004, the
    show has been well received by the critics as
    well as the audience. The show is a multiple
    Emmy, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild award
    winner, and in April 2007 it was reported to be
    the most popular show in its demographic
    worldwide, with an audience of approximately 115
    to 119 million viewers.

Melrose Place
Format Soap opera
  • It is an American primetime soap opera that ran
    between 1992 and 1999, created by Darren Star for
    the FOX network and executive produced by Aaron
    Spelling. A spinoff from Beverly Hills 90210,
    though not featuring any permanent cast members
    crossing over, Melrose Place is set in a small
    apartment courtyard complex in the West Hollywood
    district of Los Angeles, where several young
    individuals reside, each with their own dreams
    and drives. The show's popularity led to a rash
    of similar nighttime serials about sexy, powerful
    women, such as Models, Inc., Pacific Palisades,
    and Central Park West, all of which were
  • Like its predecessor, the show struggled in its
    first season with low ratings. However, with the
    arrival of more interesting characters and
    over-the-top storylines, ratings increased. The
    show was cancelled after its seventh season.

Format Sitcom
  • ALF is a 30-minute television sitcom that
    originally ran on NBC from 1986 to 1990. The plot
    involves the title character Gordon Shumway, an
    alien nicknamed ALF (for Alien Life Form)
    portrayed by Paul Fusco and Michu Meszaros, who
    crash lands in the garage of the suburban middle
    class Tanner family.
  • The series stars Max Wright as father Willie
    Tanner, Anne Schedeen as mother Kate Tanner, and
    Andrea Elson and Benji Gregory as their two
    children, Lynn and Brian Tanner.

The Avengers
Format Spy - fi
  • The Avengers was a British television series
    featuring secret agents in 1960s Britain. The
    programmes were made by TV company Associated
    British Corporation, and created by its Head of
    Drama Sydney Newman. It was an early example of
    the spy-fi genre, combining secret agent
    storylines with science fiction elements. Running
    from 1961 to 1969, it is the longest running
    espionage series produced for English-language
    television, though the American series Mission
    Impossible had more episodes (171).
  • During the course of its run, The Avengers was
    marked by different eras as different co-stars
    came and went. The only constant was John Steed,
    played by Patrick Macnee.

Format Drama, horror
  • Millennium is an American television series
    produced by Chris Carter (creator of The
    X-Files), set during the years leading up to the
    dawn of the new millennium. It aired from 1996 to
    1999 on the Fox Network.
  • Genre actor Lance Henriksen starred in the series
    as investigator Frank Black, a freelance forensic
    profiler and former FBI special agent with a
    unique ability to see the world through the eyes
    of serial killers and murderers, though he was
    not psychic. Black investigated the most horrific
    crimes and dealt with the mysterious Millennium
    Group, whose power and sinister intentions become
    more clear throughout the series. Black's
    character may have been inspired by the stories
    of real life FBI agents and criminal profilers
    such as John E. Douglas, the one-time head of the
    FBI's Behavioral Science Unit. While the series
    started out as a crime investigation series, it
    became more and more supernatural, like The
    X-Files, with which it later had a crossover

Vocabulary list
  • TV programme - something that you watch on
    television or listen to on the radio.
  • TV presenter (TV hostess/host) - someone who
    introduces the different parts of a television
    show someone who gives a speech or gives someone
    a prize at a ceremony.
  • Game show - a television programme in which
    people play games or answer questions to win
  • Dramedy (Comedy-drama) - a style of television
    and movies in which there is an equal, or nearly
    equal balance of humor and serious content.

  • Infomercial - a long television advertisement
    that provides a lot of information and seems like
    a normal programme.
  • Vaudeville - a type of theatre entertainment,
    popular from the 1880s to the 1950s, in which
    there were many short performances of different
    kinds, including singing, dancing, jokes etc.
  • Variety show - a television or radio programme or
    a performance that consists of many different
    shorter performances, especially musical and
    humorous ones.
  • Voice-over - information or remarks that are
    spoken on a television programme or film by
    someone who is not seen on the screen.
  • Spin - off - a television programme involving
    characters that were previously in another
    programme or film.
  • Sitcom (a situation comedy) - a funny television
    programme in which the same characters appear in
    different situations each week.

  • Spy-fi - a genre of spy fiction that includes
    elements of science fiction.
  • It often showcases wild plots for world
    domination, gadgets and fast
  • vehicles. Spy-fi does not present espionage as it
    is practiced in reality. It
  • is escapist fantasy that emphasizes glamour,
    adventure and derring-do.
  • Police procedural - a sub-genre of the mystery
    story which attempts
  • to convincingly depict the activities of a police
    force as they investigate
  • crimes. Unlike typical detective novels, which
    concentrate on one crime,
  • police procedurals frequently show how police
    officers work to solve
  • multiple crimes simultaneously.
  • Sketch comedy consists of a series of short
    comedy scenes or vignettes,
  • called "sketches," commonly between one and ten
    minutes long. Such sketches
  • are performed by a group of comedic actors,
    either on stage or through an audio
  • or/and visual medium such as broadcasting. Often
    sketches are first improvised
  • by the actors and written down based on the
    outcome of these improv sessions,
  • however improvisation is not necessarily involved
    in all sketch comedy.