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29th Jan '17 6:13:26 PM Jake
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* For a great many British viewers, the only reason to watch the Series/EurovisionSongContest was for Radio/TerryWogan's acerbic commentary, to the point where the first words uttered by replacement commentator Graham Norton when the 2009 contest began were, "I know, I miss Terry too." This did not always endear him to viewers in other countries where the competition is, if not SeriousBusiness, at least seen as something more than SnarkBait.
9th Nov '16 1:30:31 PM Kid
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* Both the Japanese and American incarnations of ''Series/IronChef'', with Chairman Kaga and the Japanese commentators/Alton Brown respectively. Gordon Elliott (in the ''IC Japan'' New York special) and Creator/WilliamShatner (the doomed ''Iron Chef USA'') have both tried to fill the host role- the former failed, the latter was damned awesome but got hamstrung by UPN's typical idiocy.

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* Both the Japanese and American incarnations of ''Series/IronChef'', with Chairman Kaga and the Japanese commentators/Alton Brown respectively. Gordon Elliott (in the ''IC Japan'' New York special) and Creator/WilliamShatner (the doomed ''Iron Chef USA'') have both tried to fill the host role- the role--the former failed, the latter was damned awesome but got hamstrung by UPN's typical idiocy.
9th Nov '16 1:30:00 PM Kid
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** The British version, ''You've been Framed'', was pretty much so-so and just cheap infill on an early Saturday evening, before the good stuff started- like the above mentioned ''Catch Phrase''. And then off-the-wall comedian [[Series/HarryHillsTVBurp Harry Hill]] took over doing the commentary and voiceovers. It's now the Harry Hill Show, with background film provided by members of the public.

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** The British version, ''You've been Framed'', was pretty much so-so and just cheap infill on an early Saturday evening, before the good stuff started- like started--like the above mentioned ''Catch Phrase''. And then off-the-wall comedian [[Series/HarryHillsTVBurp Harry Hill]] took over doing the commentary and voiceovers. It's now the Harry Hill Show, with background film provided by members of the public.
9th Nov '16 1:26:33 PM Kid
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* Viewing of ''Series/AmericanIdol'' dropped drastically every time judges were replaced. When Simon left to run the American version of ''[[TheXFactor X-Factor]]'', Idol ran it's final episode in 2016.

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* Viewing of ''Series/AmericanIdol'' dropped drastically every time judges were replaced. When Simon left to run the American version of ''[[TheXFactor X-Factor]]'', X-Factor]]'' in 2016, Idol ran it's its final episode in 2016.episode.
18th Sep '16 3:02:08 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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* It's generally accepted that, aside from the general improvement in the standards of the competitors and higher production values, the thing that really made the second season of ''Series/RobotWars'' take off was replacing Jeremy Clarkson (who was deadpan and often [[{{Jerkass}} quite rude to the contestants]]) with Creator/CraigCharles as host (it helped that, while Clarkson genuinely didn't like the show, Craig's [[LargeHam bombastic enthusiasm]] simply ''couldn't'' be faked). Whether Creator/DaraOBriain has managed to live up to Craig's legacy in the show's 2016 reboot is [[BaseBreaker a matter of some contention]].



* It's generally accepted that, aside from the general improvement in the standards of the competitors and higher production values, the thing that really made the second season of ''Series/RobotWars'' take off was replacing Jeremy Clarkson (who was deadpan and often [[{{Jerkass}} quite rude to the contestants]]) with Creator/CraigCharles as host (it helped that, while Clarkson genuinely didn't like the show, Craig's [[LargeHam bombastic enthusiasm]] simply ''couldn't'' be faked). Whether Creator/DaraOBriain has managed to live up to Craig's legacy in the show's 2016 reboot is [[BaseBreaker a matter of some contention]].
18th Sep '16 3:01:38 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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* It's generally accepted that, aside from the general improvement in the standards of the competitors and higher production values, the thing that really made the second season of ''Series/RobotWars'' take off was replacing Jeremy Clarkson (who was deadpan and often [[{{Jerkass}} quite rude to the contestants]]) with Creator/CraigCharles as host (it helped that, while Clarkson genuinely didn't like the show, Craig's [[LargeHam bombastic enthusiasm]] simply ''couldn't'' be faked). Whether Creator/DaraOBriain has managed to live up to Craig's legacy in the show's 2016 reboot is [[BaseBreaker a matter of some contention]].
29th Aug '16 8:34:01 PM PaulA
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* Creator/GordonRamsay may be the patron saint of this trope. What popular cooking and restaurant shows spring immediately to mind? In the US, three featuring Ramsay - Series/HellsKitchen, Series/MasterChef, and Series/KitchenNightmares - will place high on the list, and Ramsay's profanity-laden tirades followed by occasional heartwarming praise are both famous. As of 2015, [=MasterChef=] US is on its fifth season without signs of slowing down, the US version of Hell's Kitchen has an impressive 13 US seasons with a fourteenth confirmed, making it a LongRunner (especially in the Reality genre), and Kitchen Nightmares managed a respectable 5 UK seasons and 7 US seasons before Ramsay chose to shut it down. Despite the show's success, there was no attempt to revive it with a different key chef. It's not just the US, either. Ramsay has versions of his shows in other nations, including his native England. Even non-fans will immediately recognize Ramsay's mannerisms and speech patterns. Only his flop, ''Series/HotelHell'', didn't seem to survive on Ramsay's larger-than-life persona. Say what one will about whether he is as great a chef as his reputation would suggest; he Ramsay has an amazing television presence.

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* Creator/GordonRamsay may be the patron saint of this trope. What popular cooking and restaurant shows spring immediately to mind? In the US, three featuring Ramsay - Series/HellsKitchen, Series/MasterChef, and Series/KitchenNightmares - will place high on the list, and Ramsay's profanity-laden tirades followed by occasional heartwarming praise are both famous. As of 2015, [=MasterChef=] US is on its fifth season without signs of slowing down, the US version of Hell's Kitchen has an impressive 13 US seasons with a fourteenth confirmed, making it a LongRunner (especially in the Reality genre), and Kitchen Nightmares managed a respectable 5 UK seasons and 7 US seasons before Ramsay chose to shut it down. Despite the show's success, there was no attempt to revive it with a different key chef. It's not just the US, either. Ramsay has versions of his shows in other nations, including his native England. Even non-fans will immediately recognize Ramsay's mannerisms and speech patterns. Only his flop, ''Series/HotelHell'', didn't seem to survive on Ramsay's larger-than-life persona. Say what one will about whether he is as great a chef as his reputation would suggest; he Ramsay has an amazing television presence.
22nd Aug '16 7:40:56 PM themisterfree
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** And Michael Strahan is also shaping up to be a good successor.



* ''Series/StrikeItLucky'' didn't last long in the US, and when it went to the UK the prizes tended to suck. But that didn't matter- people tuned into see the weird contestants and, of course, Mr. Michael Barrymore.



** The British version, ''You've been Framed'', was pretty much so-so and just cheap infill on an early Saturday evening, before the good stuff started. And then off-the-wall comedian [[Series/HarryHillsTVBurp Harry Hill]] took over doing the commentary and voiceovers. It's now the Harry Hill Show, with background film provided by members of the public.

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** The British version, ''You've been Framed'', was pretty much so-so and just cheap infill on an early Saturday evening, before the good stuff started.started- like the above mentioned ''Catch Phrase''. And then off-the-wall comedian [[Series/HarryHillsTVBurp Harry Hill]] took over doing the commentary and voiceovers. It's now the Harry Hill Show, with background film provided by members of the public.



* Both the Japanese and American incarnations of ''Series/IronChef'', with Chairman Kaga and the Japanese commentators/Alton Brown respectively. Gordon Elliott (in the ''IC Japan'' New York special) and Creator/WilliamShatner (the doomed ''Iron Chef USA'') have both tried to fill the hosts roles with poor results.
** While ''Iron Chef USA'' was awful Shatner himself as Chairman was thoroughly awesome.

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* Both the Japanese and American incarnations of ''Series/IronChef'', with Chairman Kaga and the Japanese commentators/Alton Brown respectively. Gordon Elliott (in the ''IC Japan'' New York special) and Creator/WilliamShatner (the doomed ''Iron Chef USA'') have both tried to fill the hosts roles with poor results.
** While ''Iron Chef USA''
host role- the former failed, the latter was awful Shatner himself as Chairman was thoroughly awesome.damned awesome but got hamstrung by UPN's typical idiocy.
3rd May '16 8:46:45 PM Pegase
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*''Series/ProjectRunway'' is heavily reliant on the personas of Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn (and maybe to a lesser degree Nina Garcia, Michael Kors and/or Zac Posen). The absence of their personalities makes the All-Stars incarnation of the show much less interesting.
15th Apr '16 11:25:21 AM RevDave
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* Viewing of ''Series/AmericanIdol'' dropped drastically every time judges were replaced. With Simon gone and now running the American version of ''[[TheXFactor X-Factor]]'', it is a safe bet Idol isn't long for life.

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* Viewing of ''Series/AmericanIdol'' dropped drastically every time judges were replaced. With When Simon gone and now running left to run the American version of ''[[TheXFactor X-Factor]]'', it is a safe bet Idol isn't long for life.ran it's final episode in 2016.
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