Free Tickets Available for NYC TV Show Tapings: How to Join Studio Audiences for Talk, Entertainment Programs

While tickets to the tapings are free, requests have to be submitted weeks and months or even a year in advance for the really popular shows. Tickets are sometimes available on a standby basis, however, but if a specific date is desired, it’s best to request it in advance.

Wait for NYC TV Show Tickets Depends on Popularity of Program

New York Show Tickets provides a round-up of television shows taped in the Big Apple. It also lists an average of how far in advance tickets should be requested, as well as what the chances of getting last-minute standby tickets are.

For example, it notes that ticket requests for the very popular Live with Regis and Kelly should be submitted six to 12 months in advance. It does note, however, that potential audience members have a fair chance of getting in if they just show up.

On the other hand, New York visitors who want to see The Colbert Report with Stephen Colbert or The Daily Show with Jon Stewart only need to request tickets a week in advance. Tickets for the Jerry Springer and Maury Povich shows are usually available on requests made two to three weeks before the …

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Oprah & Kohl’s Are Looking for America’s Next New Talk Show Host

The neighbor next door could be the host of a new reality TV show, if Oprah Winfrey and super-producer Mark Burnett (the mind behind The Apprentice and Survivor) have their way. Kohl's is joining forces with this talented team to find a congenial personality with a sense of humor and a very big dream to become the host of his or her own TV talk show.

The Chance of a Lifetime Could Be Only a Live Audition or an Uploaded Video Away 

Open casting calls will be held at Kohl's stores in New York, Dallas, Los Angeles, and Atlanta throughout the month of June, and opportunity could be knocking for someone to become a TV talk show host. Auditions will be posted on Oprah's website at Oprah.com and viewers can keep coming back to view new auditions and vote for their favorites. The voting began on May14th and will last through July 3rd. Candidates can also upload a three-minute video by June 26th in order to compete, but they must register at Oprah's website to begin.

Candidates are encouraged to put a passionate and personal spin on whatever format they want to develop. There are several categories for talk …

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ThunderCats – A Great Cartoon Classic

I remember sprinting out of my elementary school building, speeding as fast as I could. With my book bag slinging carelessly in the wind. There was no way that I was going to miss the popular theme song to my favorite animated cartoon “ThunderCats.”

I would get home just in time to flick on the television, and join in the opening of the theme song that began with the leader of the Thundercats showcasing his expert swordsmanship, and shouting. “Thunder, Thunder, ThunderCats ho!” I would twirl, and kick, trying hard to mimic the moves of the Thundercats, for the duration of the song.

As I plopped down in front of the television, with my mouth ajar, “ThunderCats” would begin. For thirty minutes I would be fixated on the television. Lion-O, Panthro, Cheetara, Tygra, Wiley kit, and Wiley Kat, battled the evil forces of their arch nemesis Mumm-Ra. When ready to do battle, Mumm-Ra would trade in his decrepit appearance by reciting an incantation. This would transform him into the powerful, flying, energy ball throwing Mumm-Ra the Ever living. Mumm-Ra was on a quest to get his hands on the infamous Eye of Thundera.

Watching Lion-O, and his …

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TV Shows for Kids: Camp Lazlo on Cartoon Network

Camp Lazlo is an animated television series that airs on Cartoon Network. Each episode fills up a 30 minute television block. Each episode is split into two different parts which are each approximately 11 minutes long. The creator of Camp Lazlo is Joe Murray. Some of the actors and actresses whose voice can be heard on the show are Carlos Alazraqui, Jeff Bennett, Tom Kenny, Jodi Benson, and Doug Lawrence.

Camp Lazlo debuted on Cartoon Network on July 8, 2005 and has been running for over a year. A total of 32 different episodes have aired to date. The show was nominated for an Emmy as one of the top animated shows on television.

Some of the main characters on the Camp Lazlo are: 
Lazlo – He is a Brazilian spider monkey who loves to have fun on the show and is an overall very happy monkey. Unfortunately, he and his friends are stuck in Camp Kidney which is very strict, so his personality clashes with the leaders at the camp. His good attitude helps solve the problems the group often runs into.

Raj – He is a bunkmate of Lazlo’s and is an elephant. He is very easily …

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Incredible 80’s Cartoons that Your Children Will Love

Yes, it has officially reached the point when cartoons from the 80’s are being considered “classics”. Makes you feel old, right? Me too. But the upside to this is that you can now reminisce about the endless Saturday mornings of your childhood while your children experience these incredible cartoons for the first time.

The Care Bears

The Care Bears are loving characters, who lived happily in the enchanting land of Kingdom of Caring. The bears and friends encounter villains and adventure when attempting to save the world through “missions of caring”.

Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers

Adorable crime fighting rodents set out to solve exciting mysteries while teaching the importance of teamwork, research, and creative thinking.

Garfield and Friends

Garfield is a lazy, fat cat with a love for lasagna and creating mischief for his canine companion, Odie, and owner, Jon Arbuckle.

Jonny Quest

Jonny Quest is an eleven year old boy who accompanies his scientist father, Dr. Benton C. Quest, on fantastic sci-fi journeys around the world.

A Pup Named Scooby Doo

This short-lived series introduces Scooby fans to a young teenaged cast of characters and a cute puppy version of our favorite mystery-solving dog, allowing for the building …

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Best TV Show of the 80s

What other 1980s TV show spun off so many big-screen movies? Or is about to spin off two new outer space games for PC, Xbox 360, PSP and DS? Or has a world-wide fan club that still goes to conventions dressed up in fantastically detailed home-made costumes? Of course, it’s no surprise that Star Trek: The Next Generation was and is such a success. The show, based on the most awesome first generation TV show of all time, the original Star Trek, successfully continued the unbroken excellence of Gene Roddenberry’s sociological storytelling.

Star Trek: The Next Generation began airing in 1987, and got off to a slightly rocky start based on two main things; the whole set of new characters, and the new design of the Enterprise star ship. It was a bit difficult for Trekkers (Star Trek fans) to accept a new design because in the original series, Captain Kirk loved the ship itself in an obsessive sort of way, and so most of the viewing fans adopted the same mindset. As with most updated series in the TV and movie industry, a new cast of characters is usually not well received at first by ardent fans of the original series …

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Cartoons of the Baby Boomer Era

Charlie Brown and the Peanuts Gang

Charlie Brown is a cartoon character that has influenced millions of of viewers that watched the cartoon TV show that continues to be aired year after year.

People who where born in what is called the baby boomer era like myself, grew up watching the now classics, A Charlie Brown Christmas, The Charlie Brown Great Pumpkin, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, Be My Valentine Charlie Brown.

Tom and Jerry

The Tom and Jerry cartoon also entertained millions of viewers during the baby boomer era. The cartoon is based on two main characters who are called Tom and Jerry.

Tom is a cat and Jerry is a mouse and in every episode Tom is trying to figure out some way to capture and eat Jerry. Other characters like ducks, birds, and dogs was a part of the show to add extra humor.

Davey and Goliath

Davey and Goliath was a claymation cartoon about a boy and his dog and the everyday adventures and changes young children face as they grown up.

The Davey and Goliath series was based on moral lessons for young kids to view and hopefully learn good moral values.

The Davey and Goliath …

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Forgotten DIC Cartoons: The New Adventures of Beany and Cecil

Every so often, classic animated characters are brought back for a new generation of children. Such was the case with Beany and Cecil, who started off as puppets on Time for Beany before becoming the stars of their own animated series in the 1960s. Following the latter’s long run on Saturday mornings and in syndication, in 1988, the characters were brought back for a new Saturday morning cartoon entitled The New Adventures of Beany and Cecil, courtesy of DIC (now a part of Cookie Jar) and future Ren and Stimpy creator John Kricfalusi. The series, which aired on ABC, would not last very long, unlike other shows such as Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and the various Scooby Doo shows which have introduced long running characters to new generations.

As was the case with the classic series, the show followed the adventures of Beany, the propeller cap-wearing boy; his pal Cecil, the lovable sea serpent; and Beany’s Uncle Huffenpuff, a famous explorer. They would visit numerous locations and meet a variety of characters, most notably the villainous Dishonest John, known for his wicked laugh and schemes that tended to backfire. While the cartoons tended to remain faithful to the classic shows, the …

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