Here's a JustForFun index of Tropes that would make a cool title for a TV Show (any kind), with a brief description of what the resulting show would be like.

To any TV executives who may be reading this, you are free to help yourself to these pitches under these conditions:
# No changing the titles.
# No {{Screw|ed By The Network}}ing.

Compare JustForFun/TropeNamesForABand and JustForFun/TVTropesSuperheroTeam.
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* ActionGirl - She is a superpowered girl that is a TeenSuperspy. Can she [[WakeUpGoToSchoolSaveTheWorld survive in High School]]?
** Take out "superpowered" and you have ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible''.
* ActionBomb - A superhero cartoon about a talking bomb. Not very sucessful.
* AdamSmithHatesYourGuts - A talk show of the openly hostile variety.
** KarlMarxHatesYourGuts - The left-wing equivalent.
* AerithAndBob - She's a [[HalfHumanHybrid half-elven]] soothsayer from the forests of [[Literature/LordOfTheRings Lothlórien]]. He's an AmbiguouslyJewish insurance salesman from [[{{Joisey}} Wayne, New Jersey]]. They [[strike:[[TheyFightCrime fight crime]]]] meet in an online chat room, arrange to meet in person and marry impetuously. Can they get over the culture shock and live HappilyEverAfter?
* {{Aesoptinum}} - a retelling of Aesop's fables, [[RecycledInSpace IN SPACE!]]
* AfterTheEnd: A group of DisasterScavengers search for-and (try to) profit from-LostTechnology from before a nuclear war. HilarityEnsues. similar to Anime/DesertPunk, but set in America. So, more or less "VideoGame/{{Fallout}}: The Animated Series."
** Alternatively, a ''Series/LifeAfterPeople'' clone.
* AlienLunch - A ''Series/FearFactor'' style show where they start with odd delicacies such as bugs and worms, and move on to animal genitalia, and eventually, monkey brains.
* AliensOfLondon - A sitcom about aliens living in London.
** AliensInCardiff - Regional {{Spinoff}} where the EnsembleDarkhorse moves to Wales.
* AliensStealCable - Aliens do a mixture of [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 [=MST3K=]]]-riffing and flat out {{Gag Dub}}s of horrible, flash in the pan cable shows. ''Series/{{Manimal}}'' features as the sole [[PunyEarthlings Earthling]] cultural representative.
* AllAmazonsWantHercules: A HaremAnime loosely based on GreekMythology.
* AllTrollsAreDifferent - A sitcom about ethnic minority trolls (The mythical creatures, not [[{{Troll}} the internet ones]]) living in the same neighborhood.
** Alternately, a family of mythical trolls find themselves living next to a group of internet trolls. HilarityEnsues.
* AlternateRealityGame - A FiveManBand of teenagers find a new PC game and put it in their computer. They begin playing, and then they find that the game actually transports them to different dimensions, and a new dimension is featured each week. Despite its popularity, it is cancelled [[TheFireflyEffect Firefly-style]], but also gathers a huge cult following and gets its own [[TheMovie Big Damn Movie]] as well as several sequels.
* AmazonChaser: An action-packed series about a CIA agent chasing after a SuperVillain who is hiding out in the Amazon rain forest.
** Alternatively, a man is sent on a quest to find an Amazonian princess.
** A Series/{{Survivor}}-esque RealityTV show set in the Amazonian rain forest.
* AmazonianBeauty: Two geeks try to flirt with a hot buff girl in this sitcom.
** Alternatively, an Amazonian beauty pageant that's ''supposed'' be based on five criteria: talent, intelligence, inner beauty, physical beauty, and {{badass}}ery. However, the judges usually end up choosing the winner or Miss [[TitleDrop Amazonian Beauty]] based on physical beauty alone.
** Alternatively, a female bodybuilding contest which actively opposes the idea that [[RealWomenDontWearDresses femininity equals weakness]] or that [[BrawnHilda muscular women are automatically ugly]].
* AmericansHateTingle: Wackiness ensues as a shampoo company tries to come up with a product Americans will buy.
* AngelsDevilsAndSquid - The angels want to stop the demons from taking over the world. The demons hate the angels for spoiling their fun. Can they put aside their differences when Cthulhu awakens?
* AnimalWrongsGroup - A documentary on PETA.
** A show about PettingZooPeople terrorists, like UrbanVermin.
* AntiSue: MadScientist and SuperHero Sue Smith attempts to make a clone of herself. So she can pull off an IdentityImpersonator, instead ends up with not only a clone but her very own {{evil| counterpart}} [[{{foil}} opposite]]. It has very well rounded 3-dimensional characters and is considered a CultClassic because of it. However, much like HerCodeNameWasMarySue, people still like to make fun of the name.
* ApocalypseHow - A documentary about weapons of mass destruction.
* ApocalypseNot - A documentary on Harold Camping's May 2011 rapture prediction and the effect of the aftermath on his followers.
* ApocalypseWow - An End Of The World show, similar to ''Literature/{{Aftermath}}''.
* ArmedWithCanon - A historical drama set during the Crusades. A small band of soldiers struggle to reconcile their Christianity with the horrors of war being committed in the name of their God.
** A {{fanfiction}} where the canon characters put aside their differences to either begin a merciless crusade to slay every MarySue and OriginalCharacter that has entered their [[TheVerse 'verse]], or (if it's a MadScience setting) build a giant can(n)on which will revert their world to a canon-only version, while a group of sympathetic {{Original Character}}s try to escape or stop them.
* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever - An AffectionateParody of monster movies. Its sequel is GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere.
* ATeamMontage: A cable access show featuring nothing but {{Fan Vid}}s devoted to ''Series/TheATeam''. Becomes the highest-rated cable access show ever in its local area.
* AuthorAppeal - Writers try to defend their work to a hostile crowd of fans. Those RunningTheAsylum don't go on there anymore after a couple were beaten up.
* AwfulBritishSexComedy - Early-season ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' with ordinary characters in their early 20s, having as much sex as average people in real life. Produced in the UK on a comparatively small budget.
** Alternatively, an [[StylisticSuck intentionally]] SoBadItsGood parody of {{Sex Comed|y}}ies.
** Alternatively, a TV stand up special [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin where most of the jokes are about awful sex,]] [[SelfDeprecation self-deprecating humor]] [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin about Great Britain, or both]].
* BackToSchool - A RealityTV show where 20 high school drop-outs compete for a single degree. Remembered for its EliminationCatchphrase, "I'm sorry, [[Administrivia/RenamedTropes You Fail Biology Forever]]".
** Alternately, a reality show in which adults of various ages return to high school and live as present-day teenagers do. Basically, a concept flip of ''That'll Teach 'Em".
* BadBoss - A RealityTV parody, specifically of ''Series/TheApprentice'', where the contestants believe themselves to be in a simple clone show. The Boss, who is always [[TheFaceless shown as a silhouette]], sets them ludicrously impossible tasks every week. Cancelled after the first season when the 'winner' sued the TV company that made it.
** But probably would have been cancelled anyway, unless the contestants were told the title was something other than BadBoss.
* BadlyBatteredBabysitter - A drama regarding stressed out members of Child Services and other public servants that work with children.
* BaldOfEvil - a reality show where flowing-locked heroes are shaved and sent into difficult situations to test their moral fiber.
* BangBangBANG - A dramedy about a [[BiTheWay bisexual]] male prostitute and a female assassin navigating the seedy underworld together. Despite the title, they are PlatonicLifePartners.
* [[{{Beergasm}} Best Beer Ever]] - A British game show about holding your liquor. Japanese execs sue because they had a similar show planned, and claim elements were stolen.
* BigApplesauce - Cooking show from a studio inside the Empire State Building.
* BigDamnHeroes: {{Superhero}}es work at a sandwich shop on their off time.
* BishonenLine - A reverse harem show about an innocent girl surrounded by beautiful men from various transportation companies.
* BizarreAlienBiology - A medical drama set in the far future in a fledging human colony on a distant planet. The human doctors in the emergency constantly receive alien patients from passing ships, nearby planets, and the planet's native communities, and they struggle each week as they try to figure out how to diagnose and treat such unusual beings.
** A bit like the ''Literature/SectorGeneral'' novels.
** Or, like ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' through the eyes of Zoidberg.
* BlindIdiotTranslation: A ''[[Series/{{Jeopardy}} [=Jeopardy=]]]''-style game show where contestants [[InvertedTrope are given such a phrase, and must figure out what the original phrase was]]. For BonusPoints, feature the [[TitleDrop title]] as one of the phrases of the first episode.
* BoobsOfSteel - She's a feisty [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot robot stripper]]. He's a {{Superhero}} [[IdiotHero without a clue]]. TheyFightCrime!
* ABoyAndHisX - An alternatively amusing and harrowing look at the rave culture of TheNineties.
* BrainsEvilBrawnGood: A comedy about a KnightTemplar who assumes all smart people are evil and deals with them accordingly. Speaking which, anyone uses a word longer than 2 syllables is a witch and according to the main character, problems are best solved by brute force. Always.
** Alternatively, {{AntiIntellectualis|m}}t propaganda
* BreadEggsMilkSquick - A ''Series/WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire''-type game show. Each round, contestants are given four items; three are ordinary, and one is weird and doesn't fit. No lifelines.
* BreastPlate - Pile fruit cocktails, whip cream, and whatever else, on a lovely girl's bare breasts, and see which guy can eat fast enough to expose both her nipples. A show that's only officially aired in Sweden, and an American pastor was forced to retire when he was caught with recordings of this show. (Close to the idea of BodySushi. From Japan, naturally.)
* BunnyEarsLawyer - A successful attorney wakes up one morning to find that he has sprouted bunny ears. He then decides to start defending {{Mad Scientist}}s as he searches for a cure.
* CainAndAbel: A GenderFlipped [[TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry Glorious War of Sisterly Rivalry]] between two brothers named Cain and Abel, known for its use of [[Literature/TheBible biblical]] references and {{Lampshade Hanging}}s and was actually made by a theologian and troper.
* CallBack - A RealityTV program which randomly pairs up [[LoserProtagonist Loser Guys]] with {{Alpha Bitch}}es. The guys ask the women out, and the women all tell them to wait by the phone because they'll call "sometime before Saturday night" to let them know. In an inversion of the usual "endurance" contest, the first guy to realize he's [[ButtMonkey being played]], gain self-respect and do something more productive with his time, is the winner.
* CameraAbuse: Ever wonder just what cameramen go through to get that perfect shot? Watch as courageous film crews risk life and limb to bring the action to your living room. Reality TV, along the lines of ''Deadliest Catch'' or ''Dirty Jobs'', but with cameramen, and focuses on the lack of respect or recognition as well as the discomfort and physical danger.
* {{Catfight}} - Like a fancy cat show, except the cats compete in claw-to-claw combat. Mysteriously cancelled after one episode.
* CatsAreMean: A ''Series/MyCatFromHell'' clone.
* CattleDrive - [[FunnyAnimal Farm animals]] form a racing team. [[TheyFightCrime They end up fighting crime.]]
* ChekhovsGun - A western about a bloodthirsty outlaw who escaped from a Russian prison and fled to America. Almost everything that appears in the first few episodes turns out to be significant.
* ChekovsGun - A ''Series/StarTrek'' rerun block counterprogrammed against ''Chekhov's Gun''.
* CloserToEarth - drama about a retired jet pilot
* ColonelBadass - The TV prequel[=/=]{{Spinoff}} about [[Film/InglouriousBasterds Col. Hans Landa's]] exploits in Nazi-occupied France.
* CommieLand - A satirical sitcom depicting the Soviet Union in the early 1980s. Many say it's even more hilarious than the Thembrians from WesternAnimation/TaleSpin.
* Administrivia/ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontLike - Brought to you by Website/SomethingAwful and featuring panelists Simon Cowell, Maddox (of The Best Page in the Universe) and John Solomon (of Your Webcomic Is Bad and You Should Feel Bad)
* {{Continuity}} - A show about fiction, and one man's attempt to sort out the [[TitleDrop Continuity]] of '''[[UpToEleven all fiction ever written]]'''. Also, he's trying to stay sane. A shocking twist came in the second season when he realized the existence of the [[BreakingTheFourthWall the fourth wall]] by [[AwesomeByAnalysis recognizing that his theory can't work otherwise.]] Takes place in the Literature/YoungWizards sub universe.
* ConvenientlyEmptyBuilding - Our host and a crack team of designers help relocate businesses that have lost their building due to fire, condemning, or foreclosure by taking a standard, empty (but structurally intact) building and designing it to the business's needs.
* CoolAndUnusualPunishment - Game show in which contestants have to watch people undergoing fake tortures and choose which one to endure for themselves. Cancelled after the "[[NoodleIncident iron maiden incident]]" in the second episode.
* CoolGarage - Celebrities and other people showing off their rides. The first episode features Jay Leno.
* CowboyBebopAtHisComputer - Japanese live-action sitcom about a straight couple in their late 30s, both with corporate jobs, constantly getting into trouble, only for the day to be saved by their neighbor, a Japanese [[HollywoodHomely male college student]] obsessed with American popular culture, known only as Cowboy Bebop.
* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: An [[SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism idealistic]] show about a boy named {{Awesome| McCoolname}} gets crowned king after a series of tests.
** Alternatively, a show hosted by ChuckNorris, BruceLee, and [[Series/{{Parks and Recreation}} Nick Offerman]] where they interview martial artists, boxers, wrestlers, and heroic {{badass}}es after showing a bunch videos of {{badass}} stunts. Noteworthy examples include a [[MamaBear woman saving her son]] by fighting off a [[BearsAreBadNews bear]] with a [[NoodleImplements zucchini and a roll of toliet paper]] and a guy wrestling a tiger with a knife in its mouth.
* CrystalDragonJesus - A [[TheMoralSubstitute Christian Fantasy show]], where the hero sees the gospels of Jesus after trying to steal a sacred statue from a temple. He then goes about converting everyone, human or otherwise.
* CureYourGays - A fifties sitcom about a cynic who thinks everyone else should be as jaded as he. HilariousInHindsight due to HaveAGayOldTime.
* CuteBruiser - That's the English name for it, anyway. It's a gag manga about a normal kid who finds out a girl is moving in next door. She's cute. She's smart. She has a thing for manga. She can...punch holes through reinforced steel??? Yes, wouldn't you know it, she's actually a superhero in disguise. She fights crime, giant monsters and the Vice Principle of the high school by night and as the author would have it, our poor protagonist is caught up in the craziness with no hope of escape.
* DarkerAndEdgier: A [=MST3K=] type show, spun off RecycledInSpace. Basic premises to crappy tv shows turned into FilmNoir dramas.
* DarkestAfrica - Documentary about the {{goth}} scene in Cape Town.
* DarkestHour - A psychological reality show where in 20 real people are unknowingly trapped in a large building. The electricity, internet and phone lines are cut-off from 9pm to 7am, all exits are locked from the outside, and one of them may be a serial killer. Tension between the contestants rises and suspicion mounts as the contestants slowly begin to disappear. The worst part? None of them know it's all just a show.
* DarkReprise - A fantasy novel series about a generic evil corrupting the modern world, reverting it to a past era, yet darker, to better suit the evil's tastes.
* DepravedKidsShowHost - A biopic of Jimmy Savile. Ends with a psychiatrist analyzing [[Recap/DoctorWho1985JFIGSAFixWithSontarans the Doctor's dream]].
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu - Cthulhu's very own boxing match show. Professional boxers get to fight him.
* DiscountLesbians - An independent romantic comedy about the owners of a retail store, who start to see each other as more than just business partners.
* TheDogShotFirst - BlackComedy ReverseWhodunnit about a murder committed by a dog, told from the perspective of the suspect, [[UnreliableNarrator a paranoid schizophrenic who believes that animals speak to him]]. Despite (or because of) the bizarre premise and prose, it becomes a bestseller, spawning a sequel...
** LickedByTheDog - ...which was less well-received due to its over-reliance on {{Pun}}s.
* DoomTroops: A SteamPunk show set in the trenches of an alternate-reality UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, following a squad of {{Imperial German|y}} SuperSoldiers, and their efforts to end a war that's gone on for fifty years. Comparable to Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion in it's use of {{Deconstruction}} and CerebusSyndrome. Needless to say, quite the {{Tearjerker}}. [[AllMusicalsAreAdaptations Adapted into a Broadway musical]], which was well-remembered for {{The Lancer}}'s heartbreaking rendition of Music/{{Sabaton}}'s ''The Hammer Has Fallen''.
* DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale - a chilling expose' on battered husbands. Decried by parts of the feminist movement as "male propaganda," but leads several counties to review and upgrade their domestic abuse laws.
* DrivingStick - A GameShow filmed in real-time, with one contestant at a time and only one prize - a brand-new car equipped with a manual transmission. To win it, the contestant must drive it over an urban course to a predetermined finishing point, to driving-test standards, within the show's 22 minute runtime.
* DudeNotFunny - CausticCritic makes snarky comments of other comedians' failures
* EasyEvangelism - A DIY show for missionaries.
* EEqualsMCHammer - Educational program in the same vein as ''Series/BillNyeTheScienceGuy'', but with added urban youth appeal.
* EightiesHair - A battle of the best hair metal revival bands.
* ElegantGothicLolita - A magical girl anime about a refined PerkyGoth girl named Lolita, who proudly fights evil with her magical FrillsOfJustice.
* EnforcedMethodActing - A down-on-his-luck actor by the name of Jim Malcolm has just gotten a small acting gig, and his DeadpanSnarker roomie, Razz Foredhoeder soon finds out that Jim has a bizarre form of Dual-Personality Disorder, in which his secondary persona becomes whomever he is playing! HilarityEnsues.
* EvenTheSubtitlerIsStumped - A sitcom about a top-notch wicket-keeper who is {{Omniglot}}
* EveryCarIsAPinto: Fox Sports 1 series about 1970s cars that are just now being seen as classics.
* EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory - A couple of would-be televangelists try to find religious subtext in numerous pop culture franchises and use these "revelations" to convert people. Doesn't even last a season.
* EverythingsBetterWithPenguins - An animated parody sitcom involving anthropomorphic rockhopper, yellow-eyed, and little blue penguins.
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning - Who can be spun around in various ways the longest without getting sick?
* EvilWeapon - Documentary on [[StupidJetpackHitler nazi superweapons]].
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin - A hard-hitting documentary about what's ''really'' going on in the canning industry. The conclusions are dismissed by all but a die-hard fringe of vegans.
* ExpoSpeak - a news show about conference and convention management.
* TheFairFolk - A reality show about the people who put on Renaissance Fairs.
* {{Fanservice}}: Exactly what you think it would be.
** Alternatively, a show about different recipes and types of [[StealthPun cheesecake]].
** Alternatively, a show made by fans for fans. Fans submit their {{Fan Film}}s to the show. The show later got their own team of actors after some [[FanCommunityNicknames Fan-Servers]] asked to see live-action reenactments of FanFic {{Web Serial Novel}}s.
* FantasticRacism - ClipShow commends audacious acts of discrimination. Cancelled after one episode, ended several careers.
* FemmeFatale - French action thriller show about a professional killer woman starring Isabelle Adjani as the killer.
* FiveManBand - They've been together since they were a teenage garage band, but it's ten years later, and their failure to break out of the local scene is slowly causing the band to fall apart. Can they make it big, or are they doomed to lose their dream, and the best friends they ever had along with it?
** That, or a Monkees rip-off.
** Or, ''Film/AnvilTheStoryOfAnvil.''
* FiveBadBand: five {{Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain}}s start a band, because "Music/HeavyMetal is [[NewMediaAreEvil the closest we ever get to doing evil]]".
* FiveTokenBand - {{Spinoff}} of ''Series/{{Glee}}''. Fed up with Finn and Rachel always getting the solos and wanting to try an edgier sound, Kurt, Mercedes, Artie, and Tina quit show choir and form their own garage band along with a blind drummer.
* FlyingBrick - A {{Sitcom}} about a stone golem trying to make it as a pilot in the airline industry.
* Foot Focus (now-defunct) - A crime show about a brilliant investigator who is able to [[SherlockScan deduce minute details]] about people simply by looking at their feet. To make the plot work, the show is set in Hawaii and practically all the characters encountered wear sandals. After too many complaints about people being forced to have bare feet by fans, the detective becomes proficient in shoes as well, leading to a higher rating when the plots become more original.
* ForeignerForADay - Reality show in which one person is granted diplomatic immunity for 24 hours.
* ForTheEvulz - An {{Animesque}} French cartoon about a teen general who gets all his plans for invasion by playing RTS and FPS games and defeats the EvilEmpire... to promptly take the empty spot of emperor and run down the field the other way [[FaceHeelRevolvingDoor (and proceeds to switch sides whenever they win)]]. The good and bad guys are dumbstruck and an under-the-table plan begins. Said to be a comedy, but political intrigue keeps the Anime/CodeGeass fanbase watching and allows the first story arc to finish.
* FoxNewsLiberal - MSNBC's latest political commentary program.
** Fox News but with a LaughTrack added to the lines of their "liberal" news reporters.
** A {{sitcom}} about a man who is forced to reconcile his liberal beliefs with his job.
* FranchiseZombie - A [=Zomedy=] ScrewedByTheNetwork {{Spinoff}} in the vein of ''Literature/TheBookOfBunnySuicides'', featuring "Those shows that clearly want to lay down and die, but The Network keeps ressurecting them 'cause they're so popular" as zombies wearing their show's costume.
* FridgeLogic - A show hosted by AlanFridge about the how logic really works, odd in that he keeps bring up rumors about TV shows he's supposedly in the know about and celebrities he supposedly knows.
* FridgeHorror - A horror series about a boy who, upon opening his refrigerator, was exposed to a ray of pure energy that boosted his intelligence and caused him to realise how [[CrapsackWorld cruel the world he lives in is]]. Now, he has to live everyday life knowing all the horrors of it.
* FrillsOfJustice - Designers try dressing up cop uniforms. Only good for the laughs.
* FurriesAreEasierToDraw - A {{mockumentary}} about abandoned, poorly drawn cartoon characters whose artists switched to drawing PettingZooPeople because they're harder to mess up. An "absurdist metaphor for ParentalAbandonment".
* GadgeteerGenius - Animated show based on Webcomic/GirlGenius, but with anthropomorphic animals. Starring [[WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers Gadget Hackwrench]] as Agatha.
** How'd you get the Krosp character to work?
*** He is now a small human, and emperor of all humans, but since humans are so independent-minded, none of them actually listen to him.
* GaiasVengeance - Game show in which five [=CEOs=] are thrown into the wilderness for three weeks. Whoever avoids injury wins. Appears either on MSNBC or a Ted Turner station.
* GainaxEnding - A [[WesternAnimation western-animated]] [[TheEpic adventure]] show about a [[PluckyGirl optimistic young girl]] with [[MindOverMatter psychokinesis]] and her pet lizard-bird, who is on a journey to stop the intergalactic MadScientist from destroying her home world, Gainax. Is an AffectionateParody of the shonen fighting genre which is, fitting enough, filled with [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs weird imagery and nonsensical characters]]. Produced by [[WesternAnimation/MegasXLR George Krstic]] and [[WesternAnimation/{{Chowder}} C.H. Greenblatt]].
* {{Gayborhood}} - A wacky indie comedy where an UnluckyEverydude moves into a new apartment and realizes too late that he's in the local gay neighborhood. He eventually befriends a group of gay guys, falls for one of them, meets a sweet girl at his new job, and [[BiTheWay discovers his own bisexuality]]. The film becomes a Sundance darling.
* GenderBender - Reality show, where a guy or girl goes on five dates on five nights (nothing further), and wins a prize by correctly guessing who always was this gender and who wasn't. Some exec keeps it on, no matter how low the ratings, [[WordOfGod admitting it's just to piss off the gay community]].
* GeniusBruiser: UsefulNotes/MixedMartialArts action with Creator/WilliamShakespeare, UsefulNotes/AlbertEinstein, UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln, Creator/WolfgangAmadeusMozart, Creator/{{Aristotle}} and other giants of history fighting it out in the cage for the gold.
** Alternatively, a show hosted by intelligent martial artists who teach the audience fighting moves and the science and reasoning behind why they have to be or should be done a specific way and will sometimes debates about which technique is better.
** Alternatively, a kid named Bruiser aspires to become a MadScientist or might just already be one.
* GeographicFlexibility - A hilarious game show that reveals just how inept many people are at finding locations (including their own country) on a map. Thrill to the sight of contestants searching for Chicago in Antarctica, or trying to find the edge of the world on a globe.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar - A spoof comedy about a desperate burglar who enlists the help of a idiotic policeman to help him rob people's houses.
* GhibliHills - Fan-made animated sitcom with characters from Creator/HayaoMiyazaki films living as neighbors in the suburbs. Pulled off Website/{{YouTube}} after the second episode.
* GhostCity - A fantasy/horror show about a city inhabited by spirits and how they torment the livng who enter their domain.
* GodwinsLaw - AlternateHistory where AdolfHitler joins a law firm. It's only because of the combination of RefugeInAudacity and making him an extreme ButtMonkey that the show lasts at all. Creator/MelBrooks playing Hitler sure helps matters.
* GrandTheftMe - A man kidnaps himself for a large sum of money and tries to see how long he can keep up the ruse.
* GreenAesop: ''Literature/AesopsFables'' as retold by a Martian, in a Martian setting. HilarityEnsues.
* {{Hammerspace}} - Late night talkshow with Music/MCHammer as the host.
* HaveYouSeenMyGod - One day, the Holy Trinity disappears from heaven and the apostles and archangels (who are next in the chain of command) send a ragtag team of misfit angels to find them, believing they'll never complete their mission. The misfit angels wander through alternate dimensions, large and confusing cities, and even go to Disney World as they go on their quest.
* HealingShiv - A Prison Drama starring a doctor, on HBO. Has to deal with Prison politics, and mysterious diseases and injuries. Critically acclaimed. Contains [[ClusterFBomb at least one F-word per minute]] in an average episode.
* HerCodeNameWasMarySue - A surprisingly well written spy drama, with a [[CharacterDepth three-dimensional]] protagonist, who stays competent, and only turns into TheAce several seasons in, when it's clear she has the experience to be this good. Fans still mock the title, though.
* HeyItsThatGuy - A game show where actors with long credit lists recreate scenes from movies they were in, using the characterization of a ''different'' character they played. Contestants have to guess the movie/show for cash and prizes.
* HideYourLesbians - A tacky reality show about trying to pass off gay women as straight. Those who ''don't'' think it's offensive are just unimpressed. It's canceled after just a few episodes.
** HideYourLesbians - Girl moves away and gets into an all-female LoveDodecahedron. HilarityEnsues when her intolerant family comes to stay.
* HijackedByJesus - Christ returns to Earth and commandeers a bus of [[NotImportantToThisEpisodeCamp unloved young misfits bound for summer camp]], so that he may recruit them as his disciples. HilarityEnsues, as well as [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments Crowning Moments of Heartwarming]].
* HilarityEnsues - SoapOpera about a stand up comic... diagnosed with [[SoapOperaDisease Hilarititus]]. {{Dramedy}} that quickly develops a BrokenBase since nobody can determine which situations are deliberate parodies and which [[{{Narm}} are not]]. Particularly the series finale, wherein the comic has a psychotic breakdown on stage and dies.
* HoYay - A show about rap and hip hop. Never gets why people laugh at the name.
* FoeYay - A dark comedy on Creator/{{Showtime}} where a superhero and a supervillain are forced to share an apartment. Over the course of the series, they discover that they could be [[UnresolvedSexualTension more than just enemies]].
* HolierThanThou - GameShow in which religious fundamentalists compete to answer trivia questions about their holy books, deliver impromptu sermons, and convert atheists. WildMassGuessing is a Catholic-specific {{Spinoff}} in which Catholics have to answer questions regarding the most obscure points of their church's theology and practice.
* HollywoodChameleon - Animated sitcom about a [[PettingZooPeople anthromorphic chameleon]] acting in Hollywood films.
* HollywoodNerd: KidCom about a teen idol who's OneOfUs. Veers between GenderFlip {{Expy}} of ''Series/HannahMontana'' with the occasional poorly researched TabletopRPG set-up on the kitchen table and much better than it sounds depending on which of the three rotating writer/directors did this week's episode. Danny Bonaduce and Polly Draper play the parents...
* HowWouldYouLikeToDie: An AffectionateParody of {{Gorn}} movies.
** Featuring Creator/EliRoth as a recurring character.
* HumansAreBastards - History channel show chronicling the lowest points of human brutality, torture, mistreatment, genocide, and other general bastard-ness. Each episode has at least one segment about the Nazis. It's the History Channel after all.
** HumansAreTheRealMonsters: A {{spin off}} show which focuses on current events, psychology, and sociology as well as history and much like its precedessor has a example involving nazis at least OncePerEpisode. But unlike ''Humans Are Bastards'', it also focuses on stupidity just as much as cruelty and has many {{Take That}}s at the series ''RousseauWasRight''.
* HypnotizeThePrincess - A Creator/DisneyChannel comedy where it turns out the women playing the Franchise/{{Disney Princess}}es at the DisneyThemeParks aren't just acting. They've been brainwashed by an evil witch into thinking they actually are these princesses. Well, the witch is evil, but not competent, so HilarityEnsues.
** Or, the story of how Wrestling/TripleH got [[Wrestling/StephanieMcMahon Stephanie [=McMahon=]]] to [[FaceHeelTurn turn heel.]]
* IHateYouVampireDad - Sitcom about a vampire single father and his rebellious teenaged son.
** Isn't that ''Series/YoungDracula''?
* IJustShotMarvinInTheFace - the DarkerAndEdgier version of ''Series/HowIMetYourMother''.
* InvisibleAliens - The studio was a little short on funds.
* InvisibleMainCharacter - A goofy {{Sitcom}} about a protagonist who is always invisible to both their peers ''and'' the audience, so their voice is the only evidence of their existence (other than the large amounts of junk food that go missing from the pantry).
* [[{{Headscratchers}} It Just Bugs Me]] - Participants in this wacky show think they're entering a support group for their entomophobia... until they look inside the snack box!
* ItTastesLikeFeet-A game show where people have to eat cooked animal feet.
* JokerImmunity - TV {{Spinoff}} of ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' (ignoring AuthorExistenceFailure). A ''Series/{{Torchwood}}''-esque TV show that focuses on the [[Film/TheDarkKnight Joker's]] antics in Gotham City. The twist is that the Joker is immortal and dies in increasingly creative ways at least five times an episode and tries to hide it from his FiveBadBand of followers as they wreak havoc in Gotham. James Marsters makes appearances as Mr. J's ex-boyfriend, with whom he has a torrid affair behind Harley Quinn's back.
** JokerImmunity - One million dollars. One simple rule.... You laugh, you ''lose''. Do you have... ''[[TitleDrop Joker Immunity]]''?
* KentBrockmanNews - A ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' {{Spinoff}} that actually happens.
* KillerGameMaster - TabletopRPG [[XMeetsY meets]] ''Franchise/{{Jumanji}}''.
* KingOfAllCosmos - The life of a former royal living in Cosmos, Minnesota.
* LampshadeHanging: A game show where contestants have to hang as many actual lampshades as possible before time runs out. The losers then have to explain why they didn't win.
* TheLegionsOfHell - An apocalyptic comedy about a band of demons sent to destroy earth and their wacky hijinks that occur as they try to complete their mission.
* {{Lesbian Vampire}}s - Bravo series about... lesbian vampires. Gets criticized by the media as "exploitative fluff" but quickly spawns a series of related franchises.
** Goes on HBO and breaks ratings records, as the plots boil down to "90% GirlOnGirlIsHot, 10% vampire stuff."
* LethalDiagnosis - A medical drama, set in twelfth-century Europe, in which a team of physicians diagnoses every case, from ingrown toenails to cancer, as "imbalanced humours" and invariably prescribes massive doses of emetics, laxatives and leeches, or torturing out the demons.
* LikeYouWouldReallyDoIt - For some reason, I'm thinking Japanese game show.
* LittleMissConArtist: DeliberatelyCuteChild and UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist, Emma Timsonners is a {{Jerkass}} HighSchoolHustler. DependingOnTheWriter, she's either a SympatheticCriminal JerkWithAHeartOfGold, a {{Karmic| Thief}} LoveableRogue, or a downplayed VillainProtagonist.
* {{Lolicon}} - A show about a girl who gets magical powers from a special lollipop flavor her father invented. The writers are surprised by [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff how well the show is doing in Japan]].
* [[MonsterSobStory Lone Dalek]] - ''Series/DoctorWho'' {{Spinoff}} starring one of the Humanized Daleks from ''The Evil of the Daleks''.
* [[{{MacGuffin}} [=MacGuffin=]]] - A PI who can solve any crime from just one clue. It's just a matter of finding that one clue.
* MadeOfIndestructium - A reality-TV documentary on the incredible survival stories man's best-manufactured products.
* MadeOfPlasticine - A ''Series/MythBusters''-type show, where the hosts test out horror movie deaths. An HBO original, since Discovery Science Channel turned it down.
* MagicPants - The misadventures of TheCasanova and a CasanovaWannabe in Vegas, trying to pick up as many chicks as they can.
* TheMagicPokerEquation - A small group of poker-playing witches and wizards travel the globe and use their magic to win poker games in the world's swankiest casinos.
** TheMagicPokerEquation - A camera crew follows Antonio Esfandiari (aka The Magician) around as he wins obscene amounts of money playing poker.
* MartialArtsAndCrafts - He's a karate instructor looking to open his own dojo. She sells crocheted cats on Etsy and wants a brick-and-mortar shop. They share commercial space - [[WillTheyOrWontThey will they come to share their lives]]?
* MayDecemberRomance - Romantic Anthology series on the Hallmark Channel.
* MeaninglessLives - A FollowTheLeader style SoapOpera. Ridiculously depressing, featuring excessive {{Wangst}} and asinine plot twists. Unpopular with the [[{{Demographics}} Primary Demographic]], has a cult following with [[PeripheryDemographic College Students.]] They think its hilarious.
* MedievalMorons: A {{sitcom}} where 3 {{Unsympathetic Comedy Protagonist}}s from medieval times stumble upon a time machine and are sent to the present. HilarityEnsues.
* MegaManning - the ''WesternAnimation/MegaMan'' metaseries retooled as a half-hour TV cartoon. The show would spend time on major events in the series such as Dr. Wily betraying Dr. Light, Haruka Hikari giving birth to twins and the oldest one (Hub) dying, and finally, Sonia Strumm being blackmailed into working for the bad guys.
** Alternately, a story about hitting Peyton Manning with a [[MakeMyMonsterGrow gigantor ray]].
** More alternately, a recently-retired Peyton Manning's weekly NFL talk show on {{HBO}}, featuring himself, always wearing turtlenecks and suit jackets, and a weekly alternating guest in [[{{Camp}} wing chairs]] in front of a [[{{Minimalism}} black wall]].
* MegaNeko - A documentary on cats, including the various roles, and ways they have affected mankind throughout history.
* MetroidVania: An installment of both franchises in which [[Franchise/{{Metroid}} Samus Aran]] inherits the [[Franchise/{{Castlevania}} Vampire Killer]]. Like Metroid Prime: Pinball but with the grapple beam taking centre stage.
* MiddleManagementMook - an ordinary guy is put in charge of... a low-level corporate office. What madness will occur next?
** ''Series/TheOffice''.
* MightyWhitey - A racist superhero show that folded after a single episode. Ruined the director and the regular cast.
** MightyWhitey - A cartoon on Adult Swim. 100 years ago, a small white alien who looks like Play-Yan-Kun visited Earth. Now, he came back, and discovered the Creativity Movement. Thinking that the religion was founded because they thought he was a deity after seeing "The White Man's Bible", he decides to become the title superhero to live up to his standard as a superhero. Of course, as it is in real life, the Creativity Movement is a white supremacist religion, and both his superhero identity and his human identity, Sam White, spread the idea that Creativity isn't racist. Hilarity Ensures.
* MisplacedKindergartenTeacher - A {{Sitcom}} about a kindergarten teacher who accidentally becomes a high school principal. HilarityEnsues.
* MonsterFangirl: LoonyFan the series.
* MonsterOfTheWeek - Nostalgic documentaries about famous fictional monsters, from Japanese rubber suits to B-movie legends.
* MoralGuardians - {{Animesque}} action/adventure series in which a FiveTokenBand, all Christian [[TheFundamentalist fundamentalists]] armed with the power of faith, fight the forces of Satan, [[ScienceIsBad science]], sex, drugs, and [[RockMeAsmodeus rock'n'roll]].
* MoreDakka - ''Series/TopGear'' with guns.
* MostCommonSuperpower - Hero derives his powers from having no class. His weaknesses are culture and sophistication.
* TheMountainsOfIllinois - One day, mountains randomly appear in the middle of Illinois, and a FiveManBand of plucky, quirky, but incredibly attractive people decide to investigate why it happened. Eventually, TheyFightCrime in the mysterious mountains while they search for their cause.
** Terry Bisson wrote a story a story about an "Uplift" where this happened.
* MundaneMadeAwesome - A critic show reviewing extremely normal things. All the critics are a LargeHam with a HairTriggerTemper.
* MurderTheHypotenuse - Members of a nightmarish street gang learn trigonometry.
* MyBelovedSmother: There's actually a movie based on this trope, titled, of course, ''Smother''. Maybe a followup sitcom?
* MyCarHatesMe - A comedy about a group of auto mechanics.
* MyHeroZero - A crossover of ''VideoGame/MegaManX'' and ''Anime/CodeGeass'' that involves Zero and Lelouch teaming up saving the world.
* NakedInMink - Any lady can win a fur coat of her choice if she is willing to wear nothing else (save for shoes, jewelry, a purse, and panties if it's a jacket) in public for a certain amount of time, depending on the value of the coat. Bodyguards for the contestants stay mostly off screen, unless PETA harasses her, or if some guys try to rough her up. Some fans consider the bodyguards beating up those people the best part of the show.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast - A series about the high school adventures of Maximilien Robespierre, Typhoid Mary, Joseph Stalin, and Ted Bundy, drawn together by their unfortunate names and the social isolation as a result.
* ANaziByAnyOtherName: A BlackComedy about a gang of neo-Nazis travelling to different European countries, trying to dupe people into joining their cause by dressing up their goals in fancy rhetoric and pretending to be more heroic and respectable than they really are. Very unflattering in it's portrayal of nationalism and authoritarianism.
* NeuroVault - a modern-day series which uses the resident JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind phlebotinum on a minimum of OnceAnEpisode basis, for various reasons: to communicate with comatose individuals, to act as a MindProbe, all sorts of things. Could become very imaginatively-used Phlebotinum.
* NiceHat - Monty Python's mockumentary about the British Royals.
* NightmareFuel - A look at cars that are supposedly cursed or haunted. But after the retool, it's just a ripoff of ''PimpMyRide'', but the cars are "scary".
* NightmareFuelStationAttendant - A group of small town people [[TheyFightCrime fight monsters]] while lead by the mutilated ghost of the local gas station owner.
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot - An animated version of ''Theatre/TheOddCouple'', just with four characters. So popular, it's remade in Japan, just with a Ninja chick, a MagicalGirlWarrior, an {{Ojou}}, and a RobotMaid.
** FighterMageThief - A spin-off of the above. Similar premise, but more [[FantasticRacism kobold abuse.]]
* NoFourthWall - A lucky couple wins a free house... little realizing the incompetence of the architects building it! But the fine print says they must stay in their new home for at least two years before moving out. Will they survive when the neighbors can see everything that goes on in their family? And more importantly, will their marriage?
* '''[[NoIndoorVoice NO INDOOR VOICE]]''': Comic wackiness where '''EVERYONE IS AS LOUD AS POSSIBLE!'''
** After a {{Crossover}} with SesquipedalianLoquaciousness, it becomes '''BIG WORDS IN ALL CAPS!'''
* NoodleIncident - Documentary about Music/GunsNRoses.
* NotAfraidOfYouAnymore - Reality TV series about helping people overcome their fears.
* NotThatTheresAnythingWrongWithThat - Sitcom in which an UnluckyEverydude moves to a neighborhood full of assorted weirdos and has to carefully avoid offending them at every turn.
* TheObiWan - A comedic series about a man who makes his living mentoring epic heroes and superheroes and how it stunts his personal life. An instant cult classic.
* OneWingedAngel: An anime/ manga in which a minor angel loses one of her wings in a battle with a powerful demon. her wing is shattered into seven pieces, and placed in the care of Lust, Gluttony, Pride, Wrath, Envy, Sloth and Greed. Can she defeat not only the SevenDeadlySins, but the FourHorsemen, regain her wing, save the world, and the ghosts caught between their final rest and their UnfinishedBusiness? Spawns a videogame. Considered quite noteworthy in that the creator is aware that [[AnimeCatholicism Christianity isn't Shin-To with crosses and Jesus held on with blu-tak]].
** [[JesusTaboo And sometimes, not even Jesus]].
*** BrokenAngel - [[MarketBasedTitle The english dub]]
* OnlyInFlorida - Sitcom about a neighborhood full of WackyNeighbors and [[OnlySaneMan one sane family]] to provide a StraightMan for the comedy that follows.
* OnlySaneMan - Sitcom about a successful stockbroker who accidentally gets on the wrong bus one day and ends up in an insane asylum. HilarityEnsues as he tries every episode ([[StatusQuoIsGod and fails]]) to either escape or prove his sanity.
* OurMonstersAreDifferent - Horror-themed show about a team of [[MadScientist mad scientists']] attempts to create and/or modify various monsters, ForScience!
* {{Paladin}}: A crime scene procedural drama like Series/{{CSI}} or Series/{{Bones}} for some reason.
** A show like ''Series/WalkerTexasRanger'', but [[RecycledInSpace reworked in a]] [[HeroicFantasy Swords and Sorcery]] setting.
* PardonMyKlingon: CBS does a sitcom about Trekkies.
* PatrickStewartSpeech - Patrick Stewart reads out text suggested by the audience and proves that Shakespearean training can [[MundaneMadeAwesome make anything sound dramatic]].
** The audience is especially fond of [[MundaneUtility ingredients lists found on food packages]].
* PersonalGainHurts - Would you expect any less from spitting cobras? But while you're avoiding their painful venom, don't forget to watch out for the spikes, tigers and other hilarious hazards as you attempt to grab dollars from a pile of money before it sinks into the quicksand.
* PimpedOutDress -- The style channel's answer to ''PimpMyRide''. {{Socialite}}s and [[BlueBlood noblewomen]] appear to have their dresses be the most outstanding at their next event.
* ThePlague: HBO medieval historical drama set during Black Death. Critics adored it, but many viewers complained that so many likable characters rather anticlimactically succumbed to bubonic plague.
* PolarBearsAndPenguins - Cute animated show in which adorable creatures from both poles team up to fight global warming and its causes with ThePowerOfFriendship and snowballs. Second only to WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers in the GreenAesop department.
* PonyTale - An attempt to cash in on the popularity of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', that didn't quite work as well.
* PosthumousCharacter: {{Mockbuster}} / AffectionateParody of Franchise/TheCrow.
* PowerUp - A Japanese attempt at creating an American-style {{Superhero}} drama. An OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent transforms into a superhero by shouting the show title as his CatchPhrase and [[TheyFightCrime fights crime]] ([[MonsterOfTheWeek and sometimes monsters]]).
* ThePowerOfLove - Similar to MoralGuardians above in that a FiveTokenBand of devout Christians take on the forces of Satan. However, science and rock are not classified as such--in fact, [[TheSmartGuy The Smart Girl]] has a degree in biochemistry and TheBigGuy is a big rock fan. Furthermore, the heroes and villains alike are complex characters.
** AlasPoorVillain: Delves into the late [[BigBad Doctor Demonic's]] backstory. A cautionary tale about bitterness. The writers intended that you pity Doctor Demonic, and you will.
** ImposterForgotOneDetail: An episode about Satan disguising himself as an angel of light.
** MysteriousPast: The one foray into the creation debate. Young-earth creationists, old-earth non-evolutionists, and old-earth theistic evolutionists alike were dissatisfied.
** RedemptionEqualsDeath: The Holy Week episode from season 4.
** StopBeingStereotypical: A VerySpecialEpisode attacking the HolierThanThou attitude.
* PrincessClassic - A European princess takes a day job as the conductor for her country's orchestra. Although a drama, it draws in a lot of viewers for its biting humor in the vein of ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' (the SmallReferencePools inversion, not the screwball plots).
* TheProblemWithPenIsland - A series set in a provocatively named GayBar near Penn Island in [[UsefulNotes/{{Canada}} New Brunswick]]; focuses on the difficulties of being gay in such a rural setting.
* ProfessorGuineaPig - A professor accidentally turns himself into a guinea pig. HilarityEnsues.
** This sounds a lot like what happened to Kanoi Watanabe in ''Series/PowerRangersNinjaStorm''
* PsychoForHire - Docudrama about the challenges faced by the mentally ill as they try to find gainful employment.
* PungeonMaster - A man in a clown suit cheers up strangers he thinks look depressed by haranguing them with a non-stop barrage of puns. The only way to make him stop is to laugh. Which do you value more... your sanity, or your dignity?
* PureEnergy - Stereotypical "manly" show where a group of crazy guys take basic appliances and try to add [[TimTaylorTechnology MORE POWER.]] Occasionally features Tim Allen.
** A product placement laden 90s cartoon made by Pure Energy brand batteries about a superhero who fights crime by using said batteries to power himself up and transform into the grotesquely muscular powerhouse of a man that was depicted on the packaging of the batteries at the time.
* PutOnABus - A bunch of people get on a bus and realize that while it's always moving, it never actually goes anywhere, leaving them stuck in a state of limbo. At the end of the series, they finally get to their destination to find that no time has passed in the outside world, but they've [[CharacterDevelopment changed a lot]].
** 1996 Argentinian film ''Moebius'' [[spoiler: minus the ending]].
* RecycledInSpace - A documentary about recycling methods in the future.
** RecycledInSpace - a [=MST3K=] style show where basic premises to bad TV shows are turned into sci-fis. Sci-fi's are turned into fantasies.
* RedShirtArmy - A comedic sci-fi show about a small, quirky, MildlyMilitary platoon of soldiers aligned with would-be heroes, but otherwise wouldn't be memorable. Occasionally [[AnyoneCanDie someone gets killed off]], but a [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute new person]] joins the group. The cast changes completely at least three times.
* RefugeInAudacity - A show specifically designed to give MoralGuardians aneurysms. After cancellation, it lives on in internet distribution.
* RoboFamily - Faux-retro domestic {{Sitcom}} starring a family of RealLife ''non-humanoid'' robots. Dad's a welding arm in a car factory, Mom's a bread slicer, teenage son's a ''FIRST'' competition 'bot and the baby of the family's made out of Lego.
* RocksFallEveryoneDies - A drama about the end of the dinosaurs.
** RocksFallEveryoneDies - A ''Wipeout''-inspired game show. [[FiveManBand Five contestants]] work together to navigate a giant maze. Another contestant works the traps and sends in the monsters. If the navigators complete the maze, they win. [[TotalPartyKill If they "die"]], the dungeon-master wins. Ten thousand dollars per winner on the line.
* RousseauWasRight: A show focusing on random {{acts of kindness}} both from history and current events. It features psychological and sociological facts. DuelingShows with HumansAreTheRealMonsters.
** Alternatively, evidence (or proganda depending who you ask) for Rousseasu's philosophies.
* RuleOfFunny- A comedian competition show, where three comics compete OnceAnEpisode to find out who will be the King of Funny. Notably tanked because the comics weren't very good. ExecutiveMeddling demands that this be {{Retool}}ed as RuleOfCool- a show about people pulling outrageous stunts instead of telling jokes.
* RuleOfSeanConnery - Creator/SeanConnery is named King of the World. Do you need any more?
* RunningTheAsylum- An animated sitcom about a group of committed lunatics who overpower the orderlies and [[TitleDrop run the asylum.]] Think [[WesternAnimation/{{Sixteen}} 6teen]] [[RecycledInSpace in a loony bin]] and with more ComedicSociopathy.
* RussianReversal - A series about the Russian Olympic Wrestling Team.
* SavePoint - An anime about two two boys, a girl, and a robotic dog who travel into '[[XtremeKoolLetterz The Elektrik Network]]', a realm in cyberspace under attack from a mysterious type of virus known as Virek. Getting into 'The Elektrik Network' is done through use of computer terminals known as '[[TitleDrop Save Points]]'.
* ScareChord - A special looking at some of the best horror film tunes.
* ScienceMarchesOn - History of science.
* ScrewedByTheNetwork - Documentary series about TV shows which fell victim to this trope.
** ScrewedByTheNetwork: a porn parody of "those awesome shows you loved as a kid, but they got f**ked by The Network." Shows are represented by hot girls in the show's most reconizable costume (skintight, semitransparent, and crotchless, of course), and The Network is represented by [[PointyHairedBoss an old guy with a pointy hairdo.]]
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere - ''Series/FearFactor'' meets ''LetsMakeADeal''. The longer you stay on the show, the more prizes you get. But to get them, you have to face frightening, gross, or embarrassing, etc. situations. Make it to the end, and you get them all. Fail any of them, and you lose some or all of them. [[TakeAThirdOption Or]] you can say, [[CatchPhrase "Screw This, I'm Outta Here!"]] and get a consolation prize.
* SecretProjectRefugeeFamily - Anime about a family of genetically engineered super soldiers that escaped from a top secret government facility, and must stay one step ahead of their pursuers. Often called "''TheIncredibles'' [-[[RecycledINSPACE AS AN ANIME]]-]" by the people doing the dub (4Kids, who else?), though few of its actual fans, who feel that comparison is looking at the "family" aspect and nothing else (not the least of which is the decidedly non-kid-friendly subject matter, necessitating the {{Macekre}} to end all Macekres).
* SignatureStyle - A documentary on the historical significance of Signatures. Hosted by Will Smith, John {{Hancock}} himself.
* TheSnarkKnight - A bitterly (some might say acidly) sarcastic, [[GoodSmokingEvilSmoking chain-smoking]] KnightInSourArmor swordsman and his TooDumbToLive ManicPixieDreamGirl [[MagicalGirlfriend sorceress companion]] [[TheyFightCrime fight generic evil]]. HilarityEnsues. Think LightNovel/{{Slayers}} if Goury was an asshole and Lina was an idiot, [[XMeetsY with a little bit of]] Literature/{{Discworld}} [[XMeetsY for spice]], made by a western animation firm.
** If you replace the ManicPixieDreamGirl with a {{Manchild}} with SuperStrength, it sounds like the premise of ''Manga/{{Saiyuki}}''.
* SpaceWhale - The long awaited ''Franchise/StarTrek'' {{Spinoff}} about that probe from ''The Voyage Home''.
* SpikeOfAllTrades - A fantasy show about a magical pointy rock gets passed down through the ages and lives of its numerous owners.
* SpringtimeForHitler - Adapted from the play of the same name in ''Film/TheProducers'', a [[SoBadItsGood hilariously bad]] musical that becomes an immediate cult hit.
* StableTimeLoop - A man tries to go back in time to change history, but every time he does, he comes back to find that nothing has changed, so he starts losing his sanity. Cancelled after three episodes.
* StockDinosaurs - Animated show for kids from the early 1990s about dinosaur heroes whose hobby is 8-figure racing. CattleDrive knock-off.
** Would have happened if only [[IndyCar Tony George]] had [[PoesLaw destroyed everything]] five years earlier.
** StockDinosaurs - Animated show about intelligent, articulate dinosaurs working [-[[RecycledINSPACE IN THE STOCK MARKET!]]-]
* StockFootage - A show about guys who film their crazy stunts for Website/YouTube, as a "guide" for others.
* StarshipLuxurious - [[PimpMyRide Pimp My Spacecraft]].
* TheStrawmanStrikesBack - An action drama about a former secret agent, codename Strawman, ending up back in the field after a TenMinuteRetirement.
* StrawmanPolitical - A comedy about a scarecrow who runs for president. He runs into a lot of prejudice and many, many ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'' jokes ([[NeverHeardThatOneBefore Yes, he has a brain!!]]).
* StylisticSuck - A bunch of fashion critics and designers bash any dresses they don't like. The audience rarely agrees with them unless it's a dress from TheEighties.
* SuetifulAllAlong: A girl feels that her sister, Susan [[ParentalFavoritism is favored by her parents]] and [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter better than her at everything]]. She struggles and strives to be be more like her and gain the love and appreciation of her own family, only to realize not only is Susan just another flawed human being, but that family loved her all along and that in many ways she is just like her sister.
* [[WordSaladTitle Super Punk Octo Pudding Gas Mark Seven]]- A TwelveEpisodeAnime about a CombiningMecha with seven pieces and seven different pilots, including the lead pilot, [[SevenIsNana Nana]], who is involved in a LoveDodecahedron [[EveryoneIsBi with both genders of her fellow pilots]]. Super Punk Octo Pudding Gas Mark Seven]], the titular combined mecha, fights a EldritchAbomination. Spawned a manga {{Spinoff}} and drama CD's in Japan.
* SurferDude - Wilson from [[HollywoodCalifornia Orange County, CA]] is riding the waves when a thunderstorm moves up. He is hit by lightning while still surfing, but he survives and discovers he got super powers which he uses to [[TheyFightCrime fight crime]], and at the same time, he's working on winning the heart of the girl he loves who until then prefers to hang out with [[ValleyGirl her friends]] and the [[JerkJock jocks]] from school. Either animated or a sitcom.
* SurvivalHorror: A how-to/ documentary on making survival horror games.
* SweaterGirl - A magic angora sweater [[HypnoTrinket hypnotizes any girl who wears it]], and makes her put on a mask and fight crime. This easily allows a new girl when the current actress moves on. A long running hit in Japan.
* TakeThat - A late-night talk show featuring sharp criticism of whatever currently has the attention of the masses. Also known to frequently [[YouBastard wonder what kind of sick people actually enjoy watching them bashing people and things]].
* {{Tearjerker}} - ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' beat me to this one.
* TastesLikeDiabetes: Essentially an IronChef knockoff focusing on a dessert theme.
* TeenageMutantSamuraiWombats: ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}''-esque intended-for-adults cartoon TMNT parody starring a quartet of... well, read the title.
* TheyFightCrime: GenreAnthology of procedurals, cop shows, etc.
** That sounds like a really awesome premise for a show!
* TheThingThatGoesDoink: GenreAnthology about {{Gadgeteer Genius}}es and the machines they make.
* TheThingThatWouldNotLeave - Horror/comedy movie about letting TheAntichrist crash on your sofa.
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot - A procedural about a private investigator who specializes in faked life insurance claims. She [[TitleDrop drops the title]] at least OnceAnEpisode, usually while digging up an empty casket.
* ThisIsYourPremiseOnDrugs - Advertisement vignettes created to advertise shows. It takes shows and a drug or two, recommended on the internet, and show what X show would look like if on Y drugs. Not necessarily if all the characters are on those drugs, but sometimes.
* ThoseTwoGuys - Sitcom about two men named "Guy" and their run ins with amazing people in an ordinary town.
* ThoseWackyNazis - A sitcom with Nazis as main characters. Idiot Nazis. Lasted maybe half a season, and considered lucky to last that long.
** Partly sounds like the 1960's tv show ''Series/HogansHeroes.''
* TooDumbToLive - This show invites the audience to nominate their less than intelligent acquaintances, then sets lethal traps in and around the home and office of the chosen candidate! Will Bob fall for the "Do Not Step On" signs marking the new minefield in his backyard? It doesn't matter, there are so many he can't help but trigger one sometime!
* TooKinkyToTorture - A game show on HBO that tests just how far peoples BDSM tastes can go. Based on a Swedish show with a completely different name... and a sexier host.
* TooSexyForThisTimeSlot: Lighthearted [[{{Fanservice}} [=Fanservice=]]]-fueled SketchComedy wackiness that, unfortunately, lived up to its name, as it couldn't find an acceptable spot on a network. Ended up on Creator/{{Cinemax}}.
* TooSpicyForYogSothoth - A cooking show hosted by everyone's favourite eldritch horror, Chef Cthulhu, specializing in Szechuan, Tex-Mex and Indian cuisine. Much more successful than his previous cooking shows, BreadEggsMilkSquick, ItTastesLikeFeet, and TastesLikeDiabetes.
* TorosYFlamenco - American sitcom that takes place in Spain ([[CaliforniaDoubling but is shot in]] UsefulNotes/{{Toronto}}). Doesn't really have the budget to show actuall bull fights.
* TotallyRadical - Reality show in which people with radical political and religious views(the leader of an AnimalWrongsGroup, a far-left NewAgeRetroHippie, a gun-loving Libertarian CrazySurvivalist, a StrawFeminist, an Al-Qaeda terrorist, and Creator/JackChick) are made to share a house and hold nightly roundtable debates on current issues.
* TranslationConvention - An inside look at what ''really'' goes on at linguistics meetings... mostly, erudite discussions about how to render the word "Schaudenfreude" in nearly-extinct Native American languages.
* TrojanPrisoner - A sci-fi series about technologically advanced aliens and the prisons that contain them ("Mr Warden... one of these new men is actually an android from Mars. You have less than a week to find out which one.. and you'd better not break procedure.")
** Alternately, an O.J. Simpson biopic.
* TropeyTheWonderDog: Low grade Franchise/{{Lassie}} knockoff, sadly.
* TuxedoAndMartini: Animated show about an [[SecretIntelligenceService [=MI6=]]] super-spy couple. Produced by the same people as WesternAnimation/CountDuckula and WesternAnimation/DangerMouse.
* UltraSuperDeathGoreFestChainsawer3000 - Just your average Japanese game show.
* ValuesDissonance - A knockoff on ''Series/ThePriceIsRight''
* VideoGameTools: Openly mocking documentary about gamers.
* VileVillainSaccharineShow: [[SugarWiki/VillainWhitewashingService Showing off the]] [[PetTheDog lighter side]] [[SarcasmMode of everyone's]] [[CompleteMonster favourite]] {{villain}}s.
* VillainBall: A villain-centric sitcom about a group of lovable but idiotic villains who try to take over the world using only leftover sports balls. HilarityEnsues.
** Alternately, a reality show where prisoners play dodgeball in exchange for parole.
* WalkingTheEarth - A group of cartoon and video game characters consisting of [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Ash Ketchum]], [[VideoGame/MegaManStarForce Luna Platz]], [[WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated Bulkhead]], [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Shikamaru]], [[WesternAnimation/DragonBooster Kitt Wonn]] and [[Franchise/FireEmblem Princess Tana of Frelia]] decide to go on a long journey around the world. Some of their destinations include [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Cerulean City]], [[Franchise/FireEmblem Caelin]] and [[WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated Dinobot Island]]. Before starting out, they elect Ash as the leader and Tana as the second in command of the group.
** [[FridgeLogic But if Bulkhead is there, why are they walking?]]
*** Now if you were Luna or Kitt or even Tana, would you want to be riding in a army vehicle?
* TheWarOnStraw - a FiveManBand travels the world fighting the little-known menace of walking scarecrows. "StrawmanPolitical" is an episode wherein one of the scarecrows [[OurPresidentsAreDifferent becomes President]] and gets his own spinoff.
** When several cast members from ''[[Series/DoctorWho Human Nature/The Family of Blood]]'' appear in the same episode, [[HilarityEnsues Jokes Ensue]].
* WeirdnessCoupon Reality tv show in the style of Trigger Happy TV, whoever picks up the coupon has entered the game and will spend the next hour suffering in ways inexplicable to them at the hands of the show's crew
** While wildly popular the show gets canceled after one season due to legal troubles
*** Or, GenreBusting TrueArtIsIncomprehensible craziness where weirdness is actually a commodity and the WeirdnessCoupon helps characters save money on...WEIRDNESS! ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' [[XMeetsY meets]] SketchComedy. [[MindScrew Maybe.]]
* WhatCouldHaveBeen - A documentary series on HBO that talks about famous Hollywood projects that were/are stuck in DevelopmentHell, and the lives of actors and directors that didn't make it big there. Won a Peabody Award and was nominated for an Emmy.
** Alternatively, a TV show that looks at different events in history and what the world might be like if things went different.
* WheelOfPain - Game shows. Medieval torture. Two great tastes together at last.
* WhenTreesAttack - Are we certain Fox didn't actually air this one?
* WhiteDwarfStarlet: An UrbanFantasy about an [[HeroicAlbino albino]] dwarf trying to make it big in Hollywood.
* WhyAmITicking - [[BrickJoke Because you're on]] ActionBomb!
* WildMassGuessing - A game show where the three players complete against the audience to guess how many items are in a large clear box.
* WordOfGod - just another show as an excuse for a televangelist to prattle on for an hour or so.
* WrestlingMonster: {{Dracula}}, FrankensteinsMonster, WolfMan, the {{Mummy}}, [[Franchise/FridayThe13th Jason]], [[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet Freddy Krueger]], [[Franchise/{{Halloween}} Michael Myers]], [[Franchise/TheTexasChainsawMassacre Leatherface]], [[OurZombiesAreDifferent zombies]] and others take it to the mat.
* JustForFun/XMeetsY - It's a dating show, of course.
* [[ArtisticLicenseBiology You Fail Biology Forever]] - Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? with creationists attempting to answer the most ridiculously easy questions on biology. Side perk: Cheapest prize indemnity insurance ever.
* [[LogicalFallacies You Fail Logic Forever]] - A debate game show. Losers get mocked for being so dumb. One of the first contestants was a fox news commentator. No one from that channel has been on since.
* YouKnowWhatTheySayAboutX - A documentary about the rise and fall of [[VideoGame/MegaManX the Maverick Hunters]].
* YouShallNotPass - Can genuine footage of actual crossing guards make for exciting programming? Tune in and find out!
** YouShallNotPass - Highschool slacker comedy.
* YouSuck - Sitcom about anthropomorphic vacuum cleaners. Got stale really quickly and died after the first season.
* YourMileageMayVary - A reality show in which a team of pranksters siphon out the gasoline from people's car and monitor how far they can drive before their car breaks down. HilarityEnsues.
* YourSizeMayVary - A show helping obese people lose weight. Highly successful on American TV.
* YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters - A documentary about the Irish Republican Army. [[BannedInChina Banned in the UK]]
* YourTomcatIsPregnant - A bizarre medical show where a team of [[MadScientist experimentally-minded doctors]] tries to impregate a different male organism every week. Lasts two seasons, much longer than anyone expected, what with all the protesting from the Religious Right.
** And the environmental left.
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