TV Show Recommendations: Comedy

30 Rock

30 Rock

Liz Lemon is head writer for The Girlie Show, a sketch comedy show on NBC. Her world is turned upside down when her new boss Jack Donaghy insists she add the unstable Tracy Jordan to her cast. Liz has to balance not only Jack and Tracy, but show star Jenna Maroney, her writing staff and Kenneth the Page. Starring Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan, Jane Krakowski and Jack McBrayer.

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This TV Show is recommended by Julie, Morgan, and Holly.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Aqua Teen Hunger Force

Aqua Teen Hunger Force

Aqua Teen Hunger Force (a.k.a. ATHF) is an animated comedy shown on Cartoon Network as part of (and the most popular show on) Adult Swim. The series features three fast food items, the Aqua Teens, whose purpose is to solve crimes. As the series progressed, the crime-solving was abandoned, though many episodes still involve villains. The title of the show is a misnomer: The characters have no major affiliation with water (though many episodes involve their neighbor's pool), they aren't teenagers (their ages are never really established, but they do pay bills and live on their own), and they are rarely shown as any kind of a force. "Hunger" seems to be the only word that has a bearing on the characters' lives. There is also little emphasis on continuity between episodes: virtually all of the recurring cast members have died at least once. The focus is instead on character interaction and a pervasive form of brutal, ironic humor.

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This TV Show is recommended by Bonster, Nicole, Hoppy, and Kathi.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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Arrested Development

Arrested Development

The story of a wealthy family who lost everything and the one son who had no choice but to keep them all together. Stars Jason Bateman, Portia de Rossi, Will Arnett, David Cross, Michael Cera, Alia Shawkat, Jeffrey Tambor, Jessica Walter, and Tony Hale, with many excellent guest stars.

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This TV Show is recommended by Meaghan, Morgan, Julie, Chelsea, Holly, Kathi, Hoppy, and Bonster.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: GLORIOUS BEYOND GLORY
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Bones

Bones

Starring David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel, Dr. Temperance Brennan and her team at the Jeffersonian Institute often aid the FBI, mostly Special Agent Seeley Booth, in cases by piecing together crimes by studying the bones of victims.

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This TV Show is recommended by Morgan, Julie, Bonster, Meaghan, Holly, and Nicole.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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Boston Legal

Boston Legal

David E. Kelley's spin off from The Practice focuses on the lawyers at Crane, Poole and Schmidt. Stars Emmy winners James Spader and William Shatner.

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This TV Show is recommended by Morgan, Hoppy, and Kathi.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

In every generation there is a chosen one. She alone must stand against the vampires, the demons, and the forces of darkness. She is the slayer. Created by Joss Whedon and starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, Anthony Stewart Head, James Marsters, and many others, this show about a vampire slayer and her friends ran from 1997 to 2003.

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This TV Show is recommended by Meaghan, Holly, Morgan, Julie, Chelsea, Anna, Emma-Jane, Bonster, Nicole, Brandon, Hoppy, and Kathi.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: GLORIOUS BEYOND GLORY
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Burn Notice

Burn Notice

When spies get fired, they don't hear from human resources -- they get a "burn notice" and suddenly become untouchable. That's what happens to agent Michael Westen (Jeffrey Donovan) while he's out on assignment, and when he returns stateside to Miami, no one will tell him exactly why he was blacklisted. To keep himself afloat, Michael puts his unique skills to work helping people who the police are unable to, joined by his ex-girlfriend Fiona (Gabrielle Anwar), a former IRA operative, and Sam (Bruce Campbell), a washed-out military intelligence contact. All the while, Michael tries to find out who or what was behind his termination.

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This TV Show is recommended by Chelsea and Morgan.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Castle

Castle

Author Richard Castle (Nathan Fillion) has killed off his main character, Derek Storm. After someone starts killing people based on the plot of one of his novels, the NYPD calls him in for help. Using his friendship with the mayor, Castle begins work with the NYPD so he can begin work on his new novel, using Detective Kate Beckett (Stana Katic) as inspiration for his newest character.

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This TV Show is recommended by Morgan and Julie.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Chuck

Chuck

Chuck Bartowski leads a fairly mundane life as part of the Nerd Herd at Buy More. One day his college friend Bryce sends him an e-mail filled with the U.S. government's most sensitive secrets. Chuck's photographic memory causes him to recall everything he saw and his life suddenly becomes much more exciting. Now both the NSA and CIA are fighting over Chuck, both agencies needing his help. Starring Zachary Levi.

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This TV Show is recommended by Bonster, Morgan, Holly, Chelsea, and Julie.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The

Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The

The Daily Show is a half-hour satirical "fake news" program produced by and run on the Comedy Central cable television network in the United States. The show premiered on Monday, July 22, 1996. It is hosted by Jon Stewart, who acts as news anchor (he took over for original host Craig Kilborn in 1999). Providing news-related comedy in the tradition of Michael Moore's TV Nation, Saturday Night Live's "Weekend Update" segment, and the long-running Canadian series This Hour Has 22 Minutes, The Daily Show reports on the foibles and hypocrisy of the real world with a satirical edge. The show has also developed a reputation as one of the sharpest political commentary shows on TV.

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This TV Show is recommended by Bonster, Morgan, Meaghan, Julie, and Hoppy.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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Dead Like Me

Dead Like Me

Meet Georgia Lass (who prefers to be called George). She is a young Seattle college dropout who is unhappy with life. She is always at odds with her mom, Joy. One day coming back from her temp job as a filing clerk, she is hit by the toilet seat of the re-entering Space Station Mir. Finding out she is now dead, she is recruited to become a grim reaper. As in life, she is a pain in the ass in death. She does not like the details of her job, and is always at loggerheads with her boss Rube. Her fellow grim reapers don't really take much of a liking to her either. She also learns grim reapers don't even get a free ride in death, as they must hold down regular jobs along with their death duties.

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This TV Show is recommended by Bonster, Chelsea, Anna, Emma-Jane, and Brandon.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Dirty Jobs

Dirty Jobs

Each week, our brave host and apprentice Mike Rowe introduces viewers to a hardworking group of men and women who overcome fear, danger and sometimes stench to accomplish their daily tasks. With his hands-on approach, Rowe assumes the duties of the jobs in question working alongside rattlesnake catchers, fish processors, bee removers and other professionals performing the vital yet outlandish occupations that simply must get done. A tremendously good sport, Rowe knows that whether it's serving greasy slop to pigs in Iowa, or picking up five-day-old road kill and transporting it to a crematorium, it's all part of an honest day's work.

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This TV Show is recommended by Bonster, Chelsea, and Nicole.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Family Guy

Family Guy

Sick, twisted, politcially incorrect, and freakin' sweet, the animated series features the adventures of the Griffin family. Peter and Lois have three kids -- the youngest is a brilliant, sadistic baby bent on killing his mother and destroying the world. Their talking dog Brian keeps baby Stewie in check while sipping martinis and sorting through his own life issues.

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This TV Show is recommended by Nicole, Anna, Bonster, Holly, Brandon, and Kathi.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Felicity

Felicity

A young woman changes her college plans at the last minute to major in art at New York University. The show chronicles her life during her four years in school. Starred Keri Russell, Scott Speedman, and Scott Foley.

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This TV Show is recommended by Meaghan and Bonster.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Firefly

Firefly

Joss Whedon's 2002 sci-fi Western series following a rag tag group of outlaws traveling with a girl being sought by the government.

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This TV Show is recommended by Morgan, Meaghan, Julie, Nicole, Emma-Jane, Holly, Bonster, Chelsea, Anna, Hoppy, Brandon, and Kathi.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: GLORIOUS BEYOND GLORY
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Flight of the Conchords

Flight of the Conchords

New Zealand folk-comedy duo Flight of the Conchords (Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie) play fictionalized struggling musician versions of themselves in this musical comedy.

Recommendations

This TV Show is recommended by Julie.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: GLORIOUS BEYOND GLORY
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Freaks and Geeks

Freaks and Geeks

A show about two groups of teenagers - the drugged up "freaks" and the super-nerd "geeks" - trying to deal with life at McKinley High School in Missouri.

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This TV Show is recommended by Holly, Bonster, Morgan, and Julie.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Futurama

Futurama

Futurama is absolute brilliance. A sci-fi cartoon from Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons, it's not only hilarious but at it's greatest moments, truly touching and even tear-jerking.

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This TV Show is recommended by Julie, Anna, Bonster, Holly, and Kathi.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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Gilmore Girls

Gilmore Girls

The story of a single mother, Lorelai Gilmore, and her precocious young daughter, Rory, as they traverse the world of school, work and dating. Lorelai must also deal with her overbearing and interfering parents, RIchard and Emily. Starring Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel.

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This TV Show is recommended by Julie, Anna, Morgan, Chelsea, Bonster, Holly, Hoppy, and Kathi.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Gossip Girl

Gossip Girl

Serena van der Woodsen returns from boarding school and discovers it's not easy to fit into your old life.

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This TV Show is recommended by Holly and Emma-Jane.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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House

House

A very grumpy but very talented doctor and his team deal with a complex case each week. Stars Hugh Laurie, Lisa Edelstein, Robert Sean Leonard, Omar Epps, Jennifer Morrison, and Jesse Spencer.

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This TV Show is recommended by Meaghan, Holly, Bonster, Emma-Jane, and Kathi.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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How I Met Your Mother

How I Met Your Mother

A love story in reverse. Ted Mosby recounts the story of how he met his wife to their children in the year 2030. Starring Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Alyson Hannigan and Neil Patrick Harris.

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This TV Show is recommended by Holly and Julie.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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L Word, The

L Word, The

The L Word is set in LA and revolves around a couple, Bette and Tina, and their close circle of friends. It started airing on Showtime in 2004.

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This TV Show is recommended by Holly, Bonster, and Kathi.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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Late Night with Conan O'Brien

Late Night with Conan O'Brien

Late Night with Conan O'Brien is a late night television talk show on NBC featuring varied comedic material and celebrity interviews. It includes famous sketches like "Celebrity Secrets," "Conan O'Brien Hates My Homeland," "If They Mated," and "In the Year 2000."

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This TV Show is recommended by Bonster, Chelsea, Morgan, Julie, and Hoppy.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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M*A*S*H

M*A*S*H

Set during the Korean War, the staff of an Army hospital in Korea find that laughter is the best way to deal with the horror going on around them. It aired from 1972-1983, and starred Alan Alda.

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This TV Show is recommended by Holly, Nicole, Bonster, and Meaghan.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Monk

Monk

San Fransisco detective Adrian Monk is afraid of germs, heights, milk and a variety of other things. Once a part of the San Fransisco Police Department he was taken off of active duty after the murder of his wife Trudy. The SFPD now hires him as a consultant when they're stumped. He and his assistant Natalie Teeger always find the culprit.

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This TV Show is recommended by Morgan, Anna, Chelsea, Bonster, Julie, and Hoppy.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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My Name is Earl

My Name is Earl

A redneck discovers the concept of karma and begins making amends for all the bad things he's done in his past, accompanied by his brother, his ex-wife, her new husband, and the maid at the hotel he lives in.

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This TV Show is recommended by Meaghan.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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O.C., The

O.C., The

Fish out of water story about a teenager from the wrong side of the tracks who goes to live with a wealthy family in Orange County, California. Created by Josh Schwartz and starring Ben McKenzie, Adam Brody, Peter Gallagher, Kelly Rowan, Mischa Barton, Rachel Bilson, and Melinda Clarke. Started airing on Fox in 2003.

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This TV Show is recommended by Meaghan, Holly, Brandon, Nicole, Hoppy, and Bonster.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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Office, The (US)

Office, The (US)

A mockumentary of office workers at Dunder Mifflin paper supply company in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Steve Carell stars as Michael Scott, the clueless and inappropriately behaved office manager. Based on the original BBC series.

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This TV Show is recommended by Julie, Meaghan, Holly, Bonster, Morgan, and Chelsea.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: GLORIOUS BEYOND GLORY
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Parks and Recreation

Parks and Recreation

Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) works in the Parks and Recreation department in the fictional Pawnee, Indiana. Taking her job very seriously, Leslie mounts a campaign to get a giant pit turned into a new park. Also starring Rashida Jones, Paul Schneider, Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman, Chris Pratt and Aubrey Plaza.

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This TV Show is recommended by Morgan and Julie.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Party of Five

Party of Five

The story of the lives of the children of the Salinger family, whose parents are killed in a car accident, leaving the eldest brother Charlie (Matthew Fox) as the guardian of his younger siblings: teenagers Bailey (Scott Wolf) and Julia (Neve Campbell), pre-teen Claudia (Lacey Chabert) and baby Owen.

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This TV Show is recommended by Meaghan.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Passions

Passions

James Reilly's supernatural themed daytime drama started in 1999. It follows the lives of the residents in the New England town of Harmony. Residents include a centuries old witch, a wealthy tyrant and the town police chief.

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This TV Show is recommended by Morgan, Hoppy, and Kathi.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Good
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Picket Fences

Picket Fences

David E. Kelley's best show, focusing on the life of the residence of Rome, Wisconsin. This great show launched the careers of Oscar nominee Don Cheadle and Holly Marie Combs.

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This TV Show is recommended by Morgan, Hoppy, and Bonster.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Psych

Psych

Shawn Spencer (James Roday) was trained by his cop father at a very young age to observe everything. As an adult, Shawn has kept this skill though he hasn't used it has his father had hoped. While attempting to help the police, Shawn manages to convince them that he is a psychic even though he is not. Along with his best friend Gus, Shawn aids the Santa Barbara Police Department with cases as their psychic consultant, trying to keep his con going.

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This TV Show is recommended by Morgan, Anna, Chelsea, Holly, Bonster, and Julie.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Saturday Night Live

Saturday Night Live

The long-running sketch comedy hit that has not only influenced comedy & culture as we know it, but has also launched the careers of many of today's most well-known actors.

Recommendations

This TV Show is recommended by Morgan, Bonster, and Hoppy.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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Scrubs

Scrubs

Three interns learn the ins and outs of medicine at the mildly psychotic Sacred Heart hospital, mainly shown through the eyes and naration of John 'JD' Dorian, one of the three interns. The show premiered in 2001, and stars Zach Braff and Sarah Chalke.

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This TV Show is recommended by Meaghan, Emma-Jane, Holly, Julie, Chelsea, and Bonster.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Six Feet Under

Six Feet Under

When Nathaniel Fisher dies in a car accident, his sons Nate (Peter Krause) and David (Michael C. Hall) are left to run the family funeral home business. The show follows the lives of the brothers as well as their mother Ruth (Frances Conroy), their younger sister Claire (Lauren Ambrose), and various other friends and associates of the Fisher family.

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This TV Show is recommended by Meaghan, Brandon, and Holly.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: GLORIOUS BEYOND GLORY
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South Park

South Park

The show premiered in 1997, and it follows the misadventures of four irreverent grade-schoolers in the quiet, dysfunctional town of South Park, Colorado. Probably most well known for killing one of its main characters almost every episode.

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This TV Show is recommended by Nicole, Holly, Bonster, Julie, and Hoppy.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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Spaced

Spaced

Spaced is a British comedy series starring and written by Simon Pegg and Jessica Hynes (nee Stevenson) and directed by Edgar Wright. It follows the lives of Tim and Daisy and their group of misfit friends and was noted for its frequent pop culture references. It was first broadcast in 1999.

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This TV Show is recommended by Bonster, Morgan, and Holly.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Spin City

Spin City

Mike Flaherty is the deputy mayor of NYC, and along with his team, must run the city while trying to save the mayor from looking foolish. In season 5, Mike would be replaced by Charlie Crawford as the deputy mayor. The show ran from 1996-2002, and starred Michael J. Fox and Charlie Sheen.

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This TV Show is recommended by Holly.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip

Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip

West Wing creator Aaron Sorkin returns to television with this series that chronicles the behind the scenes action of a late night comedy sketch show. After quitting the show four years earlier before they could be fired, writter Matt Albie and director Danny Tripp are brought back to fix the show by new network executive Jordan McDeere. Starring Matthew Perry, Bradley Whitford, Amanda Peet, Sarah Paulson, Steven Weber, D.L. Hughley, Nate Corddry and Timothy Busfield.

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This TV Show is recommended by Morgan, Bonster, Holly, and Anna.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Top Gear (2002)

Top Gear (2002)

Some say it's watched by 250 million people, and that it's the best show... in the world. All we know is that it's called Top Gear. Presented by Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May.

Recommendations

This TV Show is recommended by Bonster, Holly, and Bonster.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: GLORIOUS BEYOND GLORY
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Ugly Betty

Ugly Betty

Betty Suarez has always had one goal in life: to work in publishing. Despite being smart, hard-working, and productive, her dream has always been shadowed by the fact that she isn't the best looking young woman. However, she is now determined to do whatever it takes to fulfill that ultimate dream now that she's been hired as the assistant to new editor Daniel Meade. Despite the taunting Betty is subjected to at work, she finds help from a surprising source.

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This TV Show is recommended by Emma-Jane, Nicole, Morgan, Bonster, Anna, Holly, Chelsea, and Julie.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Weeds

Weeds

Nancy Botwins husband passes away during a jog around the neighbourhood and she has to sell pot to save the house.

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This TV Show is recommended by Bonster, Julie, Brandon, Holly, and Emma-Jane.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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White Collar

White Collar

White Collar stars Matthew Bomer as con man Neil Caffrey. Neil was caught by FBI agent Peter Burke (Tim DeKay) and sent to prison. Burke cuts Neil a deal in which Neil now works for the FBI's white collar bureau as a consultant. The two work together and are sometimes aided by Peter's supportive wife Elizabeth (Tiffani Thiessen) and Neil's friend Mozzie (Willie Garson).

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This TV Show is recommended by Morgan.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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X-Files, The

X-Files, The

Two FBI agents, Fox Mulder the believer and Dana Scully the skeptic investigate the strange and unexplained while hidden forces work to impede their efforts. Starring David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, the show ran from 1993-2002.

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This TV Show is recommended by Holly, Nicole, Meaghan, Chelsea, Bonster, and Hoppy.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Xena: Warrior Princess

Xena: Warrior Princess

Xena leads the life of a warrior, a nomadic existence, and one in which she strives to find atonement for her past wrongs. Beside her is Gabrielle, a bard with a keen sense of justice. Together they wander where they will, doing what good they can in dangerous and volatile times. The show began airing in 1995 as a spin-off of Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. Xena starred Lucy Lawless, Renee O'Connor, Ted Raimi, Kevin Smith, Hudson Leick, Alexandra Tydings, Karl Urban, Marton Csokas, and an assortment of others as the seasons progressed. The final episode aired in 2001.

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This TV Show is recommended by Bonster and Hoppy.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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