"Complete Listing Of New TV Shows With Numbers In Their Titles Which Also Happen To Be About Late Night Comedy Shows Like “Saturday Night Live”"

2006
Oct
15

Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip The main difference between the fictional show here and SNL is that this show is produced in Los Angeles and not New York. As a result, the junkie comedy writers drive their own cars to work resulting in the situations that define this show as a ‘drama’.

30 Rock Simply, nobody has yet told Tina Fey that she is NOT still working on SNL, so if you see her, please don’t spill the beans.

20 Good Years John Lithgow and Jeffrey Tambor play two aging comics who guest hosted on an SNL-type program in 1986 and never went home.

The Nine A fictionalized version of how the original “Not Ready for Prime Time Players” first got together.

6 Degrees Basicly the same premise, except excluding Chevy Chase, Michael O’Donoghue and Al Franken, all for obvious reasons.

1 vs. 100 Head-to-head competitions between former SNL cast members who could only do one character (David Spade, Rob Schneider, Jon Lovitz, Dennis Miller, Colin Quinn) and Darrell Hammond.

3-2-1 Penguins Just a bunch of plagiarized sketches from old SNL episodes, cleaned up for its Saturday Morning timeslot. However the Samurai Penguin, Gumby Penguin and Church Penguin bits are still funny.

The Path to 9/11 Controversial miniseries that attempts to blame Bill Clinton for the death of Phil Hartman and the life of Horatio Sans.

This trend has even spread to already existing shows with numbers in their titles. This season, 24 will cover the final day before a live broadcast with Jack Bauer as guest host. On Thirty Minute Meals, Rachael Ray very unconvincingly portrays a gender-shifted version of Lorne Michaels. On Numb3rs, Charlie is hired away from the FBI by NBC to work on a formula to sell commercials on SNL after the audience has droped to 37 people. And as everyone already knows, Saturday Night Live originally stole its format from 60 Minutes.

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"Complete Listing Of New TV Shows With Numbers In Their Titles Which Also Happen To Be About Late Night Comedy Shows Like “Saturday Night Live”"

  1. Miss Cellania Says:

    Goodness, how many channels do we have, in order to come up with a list like this? Did no one at any of the networks notice this trend? Do I have any answers, or just questions?

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