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18th Mar '16 11:45:46 PM Lirodon
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** It even got a companion show of its own, ''[[{{Recursion}} Talking Talking Mentalist]]''

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** It even got a companion show of its own, ''[[{{Recursion}} ''[[ShapedLikeITself Talking Talking Mentalist]]''



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27th Feb '16 1:51:36 AM justanid
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A companion show is a non-fiction show intended as a complement to another show, usually fiction. You usually get one episode of the companion show for each episode of the main show. There are two main types of companion show, although there is some overlap between the two.


The first is a documentary-style show, offering a look behind-the-scenes of the main show, showing how special effects are done, and with the cast and crew discussing the characters, plotlines, sets and costumes, and anything else the producers of the show want to highlight. The style is similar to the sort of featurette you might get on the DVD of the series.


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A companion show '''companion show''' is a non-fiction show intended as a complement to another show, usually fiction. You usually get one episode of the companion show for each episode of the main show. There are two main types of companion show, although there is some overlap between the two.


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The first is a documentary-style {{documentary}}-style show, offering a look behind-the-scenes of the main show, showing how special effects are done, and with the cast and crew discussing the characters, plotlines, sets and costumes, and anything else the producers of the show want to highlight. The style is similar to the sort of featurette you might get on the DVD of the series.

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24th Jan '16 9:27:43 AM nombretomado
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* ''Main/StrictlyComeDancing'' has a weekday [[Creator/TheBBC BBC2]] show called ''Main/StrictlyComeDancing: It Takes Two'', with interviews and behind the scenes footage, among other things. It also features some truly awful puns in its captions. Such as (brace yourself): "The Penny's Dropped" for Penny Lancaster-Stewart after she recently went out of the competition.
* The second season of ''[[Series/TwentyFour 24]]'' in the UK had ''Pure 24''.

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* ''Main/StrictlyComeDancing'' ''Series/StrictlyComeDancing'' has a weekday [[Creator/TheBBC BBC2]] show called ''Main/StrictlyComeDancing: ''Series/StrictlyComeDancing: It Takes Two'', with interviews and behind the scenes footage, among other things. It also features some truly awful puns in its captions. Such as (brace yourself): "The Penny's Dropped" for Penny Lancaster-Stewart after she recently went out of the competition.
* The second season of ''[[Series/TwentyFour 24]]'' ''Series/TwentyFour'' in the UK had ''Pure 24''.
24th Dec '15 9:26:12 PM Lirodon
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* Parodied by ''Series/TheLateLateShow with James Corden'' with ''Talking [[Series/TheMentalist Mentalist]]'', where James and his guests discussed the rerun of said show that CBS had just aired (after Creator/DavidLetterman's ''Late Show'' ended, CBS aired reruns of primetime dramas in its timeslot as filler prior to the premiere of ''Series/TheLateShowWithStephenColbert'').
** It even got a companion show of its own, ''[[{{Recursion}} Talking Talking Mentalist]]''
*** Chris Hardwick joined the fun too when it became ''Talking Series/HawaiiFive0''.
22nd Mar '15 5:46:08 AM DaibhidC
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* ''Series/DoctorWho'' has two companion shows. ''Series/DoctorWhoConfidential'' is a behind-the-scenes show, and ''Totally Doctor Who'' is a children's show, with a mixture of things including games, behind-the-scenes segments and reviews of the episode; perhaps most notably it was through ''Totally'' that the series three animated serial ''The Infinite Quest'' was shown (with voice acting from Anthony Head). As on October 2011, both shows have been cancelled.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'' has two companion shows. ''Series/DoctorWhoConfidential'' is a behind-the-scenes show, and ''Totally Doctor Who'' is a children's show, with a mixture of things including games, behind-the-scenes segments and reviews of the episode; perhaps most notably it was through ''Totally'' that the series three animated serial ''The Infinite Quest'' was shown (with voice acting from Anthony Head). As on October 2011, both shows have been cancelled. In 2014, a much shorter version of ''Confidential'' was introduced on the red button channel, called ''Doctor Who Extra''.
20th Mar '15 5:10:21 PM jormis29
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* ''Main/{{Lost}}'' in the UK had ''UK Lost'' (a podcast) while Season 2 was being shown on Channel 4. Presented by Ian Lee and others, it was the fan-based variety of show, including, among other things a discussion of fan theories e-mailed in, including more than a few Main/EpilepticTrees. It also provide updates on ''Main/TheLostExperience'' the Main/AlternateRealityGame. When the show moved to Sky, the name changed to ''The Lost Initiative''.
* ''Main/BigBrother'' had ''Big Brother's Little Brother'' which features, you guessed it, interviews and behind-the-scenes footage. On top of that there was ''Big Brother's Big Mouth'' which was basically an internet forum on TV. When the show moved from ChannelFour to ChannelFive, the spin-offs were replaced with a new show, Big Brother's Bit On The Side.

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* ''Main/{{Lost}}'' ''Series/{{Lost}}'' in the UK had ''UK Lost'' (a podcast) while Season 2 was being shown on Channel 4. Presented by Ian Lee and others, it was the fan-based variety of show, including, among other things a discussion of fan theories e-mailed in, including more than a few Main/EpilepticTrees. It also provide updates on ''Main/TheLostExperience'' ''ARG/TheLostExperience'' the Main/AlternateRealityGame.AlternateRealityGame. When the show moved to Sky, the name changed to ''The Lost Initiative''.
* ''Main/BigBrother'' ''Series/BigBrother'' had ''Big Brother's Little Brother'' which features, you guessed it, interviews and behind-the-scenes footage. On top of that there was ''Big Brother's Big Mouth'' which was basically an internet forum on TV. When the show moved from ChannelFour to ChannelFive, the spin-offs were replaced with a new show, Big Brother's Bit On The Side.
27th Dec '14 1:50:21 PM TheUnsquished
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* In the United Kingdom, ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' has both types of show. ''Heroes Unmasked'' is a documentary (with voice-over by Anthony Head), focusing on different elements (usually different characters) of the show each week, and broadcast after each episode on [[Main/TheBBC BBC2]]. ''Heroes: The Official Radio Show'' is a fan-based radio show (with podcast), with fan e-mails read out (and some fans phoning in).

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* In the United Kingdom, ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' has both types of show. ''Heroes Unmasked'' is a documentary (with voice-over by Anthony Head), focusing on different elements (usually different characters) of the show each week, and broadcast after each episode on [[Main/TheBBC [[Creator/TheBBC BBC2]]. ''Heroes: The Official Radio Show'' is a fan-based radio show (with podcast), with fan e-mails read out (and some fans phoning in).



* ''Main/StrictlyComeDancing'' has a weekday [[Main/TheBBC BBC2]] show called ''Main/StrictlyComeDancing: It Takes Two'', with interviews and behind the scenes footage, among other things. It also features some truly awful puns in its captions. Such as (brace yourself): "The Penny's Dropped" for Penny Lancaster-Stewart after she recently went out of the competition.

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* ''Main/StrictlyComeDancing'' has a weekday [[Main/TheBBC [[Creator/TheBBC BBC2]] show called ''Main/StrictlyComeDancing: It Takes Two'', with interviews and behind the scenes footage, among other things. It also features some truly awful puns in its captions. Such as (brace yourself): "The Penny's Dropped" for Penny Lancaster-Stewart after she recently went out of the competition.
25th May '14 11:08:04 PM SparkyYoungUpstart
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** The Canadian version of the show started the ''Big Brother Side Show'' in season 2, where previous houseguests Peter and Gary talked about the events in the the house and interview the most recent evictee.
5th Nov '13 11:32:37 AM JIKTV
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* ''Main/{{Hustle}}'' has the companion ''TheRealHustle'', intended to help the audience avoid being conned. However it is so distinct from ''Hustle'' it is fairly easy to watch in its own right.

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* ''Main/{{Hustle}}'' ''Series/{{Hustle}}'' has the companion ''TheRealHustle'', ''Series/TheRealHustle'', intended to help the audience avoid being conned. However it is so distinct from ''Hustle'' it is fairly easy to watch in its own right.
14th Oct '13 9:58:25 AM babyhenchy1
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* After {{AMC}}'s attempts to lead-out of ''Series/TheWalkingDead'' with reality shows failed, ''The Talking Dead'' with Chris Hardwick discussing the episode afterwards was created. After it did unexpectedly well, AMC decided to have the last episodes of ''BreakingBad'' have another Hardwick-hosted show called ''Talking Bad'' lead out of that.

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* After {{AMC}}'s attempts to lead-out of ''Series/TheWalkingDead'' with reality shows failed, ''The Talking Dead'' with Chris Hardwick discussing the episode afterwards was created. After it did unexpectedly well, AMC decided to have the last episodes of ''BreakingBad'' ''Series/BreakingBad'' have another Hardwick-hosted show called ''Talking Bad'' lead out of that.
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