David Osmond, the nephew of famed entertainers Donny and Marie Osmond, hosts this 21st-century reboot of a kids' show that originally aired from 1955-1977. The show maintains many of the elements that made the original version popular -- including games, prizes, celebrity appearances and an interactive studio audience -- while introducing new aspects to the show to help it appeal to a modern audience, such as "wonder-mojis" and energetic, cutting-edge playlists from DJs Coco and Breezy. The show also features science experiments, cooking segments and "Wonderama" classics from the vault.
"The Ed Sullivan Show" is TV's longest-running variety show. It ran on Sunday nights for an amazing 23 years. The show's host, Ed Sullivan, had been a syndicated newspaper columnist who hosted two radio shows before agreeing to try television. On camera, Sullivan always seemed nervous and ill at ease; he couldn't sing or dance, but he knew people who could and signed them to appear each week. Called "Toast of the Town" until 1955, "The Ed Sullivan Show" featured the TV debuts of artists such as Irving Berlin, Hedy Lamarr, Walt Disney, and Fred Astaire and Jane Powell. The format of the show changed very little over the years, with Sullivan presenting acts that tried to please everyone. A typical show might include a few comics, an aria performed by an opera diva, an acrobat and maybe a plug for a new film from a well-known movie star.
Ordinary people might have trouble getting past the velvet rope and into the hottest clubs, restaurants and parties that VIPs frequent. However, "Nightlife Television" provides those same "ordinary people" the opportunity to experience the most-glamorous celebrity venues, but from the comfort of their own homes. The half-hour show's team of correspondents and reporters give viewers on-scene coverage of top clubs, Hollywood parties and red-carpet events that are the buzz of the entertainment world.
Mike Greenberg and Joe Tessitore host this nostalgic throwback to the original series from the 1970s and '80s when TV celebrities blended athleticism with hilarious antics. Teams of current and classic TV stars from multiple eras and different genres go head-to-head in a variety of athletic games, including events like Tug o' War, the Obstacle Course and the Dunk Tank. Cassidy Hubbarth and Cari Champion report from the sidelines, while former professional football player DeMarcus Ware and mixed martial artist Ronda Rousey serve as team captains.
Comic Tommy Maitland hosts as performers -- including contortionists, singers, magicians, dancers, comics, painters, and even people who work with scary bugs -- try to impress a rotating panel of three celebrity judges. If any of the judges deem an act to be less than worthy of a score, they can pick up a mallet and hit the giant gong that is hanging behind them and end the performance. If the judges are happy with the act, they will let it play out until the end and present their scores. At the end of each show, the act with the highest scores receives a trophy and a check for $2,000.17.