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A show title trope.

Basically, it's a TV show about some character, or with some actor. And it's called "The INSERT NAME HERE show".

If this happens with characters, it's usually either CharacterTitle or TheFullNameAdventures.

If a show takes this format with a descriptor, rather than a name, between "The" and "Show", it's TheTalkShowWithHostName.

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!!Examples:

* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nqsHTgb3Ng "...And Karen Show"]]
* ''Series/TheAdamAndJoeShow''
* ''Series/DaAliGShow''
* ''[[Creator/AlanYoung The Alan Young Show]]''
* ''Series/TheAlFrankenShow'', after a brief period where it was titled ''The [[BillOReilly O'Franken Factor]]''.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAlvinShow''
* ''TheAmandaShow''
* ''TheAndyGriffithShow''
** And, later, ''The New Andy Griffith Show''.
* ''TheAndyWilliamsShow''
* ''Series/{{Angel}}''
** And InUniverse, Cordelia Chase has a sitcom called Cordy! in the Skipverse. Also an InJoke at Charisma Carpenter's resemblance to Mary Tyler Moore.
* ''TheAnnSothernShow''
* ''TheArchieShow''
* ''TheAquabatsSuperShow''
* ''Series/TheAuntyJackShow''
* ''TheBarbaraStanwyckShow''
* ''Series/TheBennyHillShow''
* ''Series/TheBenStillerShow''
* ''Series/TheBernieMacShow''
* ''TheBettyWhiteShow''
* ''TheBobCummingsShow''
* ''Series/TheBobNewhartShow''
** Twice, actually. Then later [[TheDanza Bob Newhart]] had a show called ''{{Newhart}}'', then one called ''Series/{{Bob}}''.
*** Which NickAtNite had a lot of fun with when they aired "Bob's ''Bob'', ''Bob Newhart'', ''Newhart'' [[MarathonRunning Marathon]]".
*** Even Newhart's fourth sitcom, ''George & Leo'', kind of fits. George is Newhart's actual given name.
** After ''Bob'' was canceled, Newhart joked on ''TheTonightShow'' that now that he had done shows called ''The Bob Newhart Show'', ''Newhart'', and ''Bob'', his next show was going to be called ''The''.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheBrakShow''
** Before that, there was another OneShot spinoff titled ''Brak Presents The Brak Show Starring Brak'', which was more of a variety show.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheBugsBunnyRoadRunnerShow''
* ''[[WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle The Bullwinkle Show]]''
* ''Series/TheCarolBurnettShow''
* ''Series/TheCatherineTateShow''
* ''TheChevyChaseShow''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow''
* ''Series/TheColbertReport''
* ''Series/{{Conan}}'', the title of Creator/ConanOBrien's show on Creator/{{TBS}}.
* Creator/BillCosby is known for this:
** ''Series/TheCosbyShow''
** ''Series/TheBillCosbyShow''
** ''Cosby''
** ''The Cosby Mysteries''.
** ''The New Bill Cosby Show''.
* Some people think ''Series/TheDailyShow'' is hosted by [[IAmNotShazam Jon Daily]], even though the full title is ''The Daily Show with Jon Stewart''.
* ''TheDanaCarveyShow''
* ''TheDannyThomasShow''
* ''TheDickVanDykeShow''
** And, later, ''The New Dick Van Dyke Show''.
* ''TheDrewCareyShow''
* ''TheDoctorOzShow''
* ''TheDonnaReedShow''
* ''The DylanRatigan Show''
* ''The [[EdSchultz Ed]] Show''
* ''Series/TheEdSullivanShow''
* ''TheEddyArnoldShow''
* ''TheEllenBurstynShow''
* ''TheFredWaringShow''
* ''WebAnimation/TheFrolloShow''
* ''TheGaleStormShow''
* ''TheGarfieldShow''
* ''TheGarryMooreShow''
* ''ItsGarryShandlingsShow''
* ''TheGaryColemanShow'' (a rare animated example with an actor's name)
* ''TheGavinCrawfordShow''
* ''TheGeorgeBurnsAndGracieAllenShow''
* ''TheGeorgeCarlinShow''
* ''TheGeorgeLopezShow'' (also known as simply ''George Lopez'')
* ''The GlennBeck Program''
* ''TheGoonShow''
* ''The {{Gumby}} Show''
* ''HancocksHalfHour''
* ''TheHankAzariaShow''
* ''Radio/TheHowardSternShow''
* ''TheHowdyDoodyShow''
* ''Series/TheImaginitivelyTitledPuntAndDennisShow''
* ''TheJackBennyProgram'' (slightly altered form)
* ''Series/TheJamieFoxxShow''
* ''Series/TheJeremyKyleShow''
* ''The JerrySpringer Show''
* ''TheJimmyStewartShow''
* ''The Jim Rome Show''
* ''TheJonDoreTelevisionShow'' (subverted)
* ''TheJonStewartShow''
* ''Series/TheJoeSchmoShow''
* ''TheJohnLarroquetteShow''
* ''TheJudyGarlandShow''
* ''The Keenen Ivory Wayans Show''
* ''TheKennyEverettVideoShow'' / ''The Kenny Everett Video Cassette'' / (then, following a ChannelHop and format change) ''The Kenny Everett Television Show''; also the earlier, less well-known, ''The Kenny Everett Explosion, and Ev''.
* ''[[TheSimpsons The Krusty The Clown Show]]'', another ShowWithinAShow
** And home to ShowWithinAShow '''[[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment Within A Show]]''' ''TheItchyAndScratchyShow''
* ''Series/TheLarrySandersShow''
* ''TheLucyShow''
* ''TheLawrenceWelkShow''
* ''The Magic Hour''
* ''The Creator/MartinShort Show''
* ''TheMaryTylerMooreShow''
** She also had two short-lived shows called ''Mary'' (one a variety show, one a sitcom), and one called ''The Mary Tyler Moore Hour''.
* ''TheMicallefProgram''
* ''The Michael J. Fox Show''
* Parodied with ''The Michael Showalter Showalter''
* ''TheMuppetShow''
* ''[[Radio/NealBoortz The Neal Boortz Show]]''
* ''TheNormShow''
* ''TheOprahWinfreyShow''
* ''ThePattyDukeShow''
* ''ThePaulOGradyShow''
* ''ThePeterSerafinowiczShow''
* ''ThePhilSilversShow''
* ''[[WesternAnimation/ThePinkPanther The Pink Panther Show]]''
* ''Series/TheRachelMaddowShow''
* ''TheRedGreenShow''
* ''TheRedSkeltonShow''
* ''TheReddFoxxShow''
* ''TheRenAndStimpyShow''
* ''TheRockyHorrorPictureShow''
* ''The Radio/RushLimbaugh Show''
* ''TheSarahSilvermanProgram''
* ''The ScoobyDoo Show''
* ''TheSouthBankShow''
* ''TheSpikeJonesShow''
* ''Radio/TheStephanieMillerShow''
* ''TheSteveBanksShow''
* ''The SuperMarioBros Super Show''
* ''TheTedKnightShow'' (originally ''TooCloseForComfort'')
** Knight also had an earlier, short-lived sitcom called ''The Ted Knight Show''.
* ''TheTonyRandallShow''
* ''TheTracyUllmanShow''
* ''Film/TheTrumanShow'', an eponymous ShowWithinAShow.
* ''TheWeirdAlShow''
* ''The [[SarcasmMode Imaginatively Titled]] Punt and Dennis Show''
* Most radio shows are simply titled after their hosts, such as ''The Rush Limbaugh Show'' and ''The Kevin and Bean Show''.
* In Israel, ''5 O'clock With Rafi Reshef'' was a news show that [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin aired at 5 O'clock and hosted by Rafi Reshef]]. It was renamed several times, whenever the host was replaced (and when the show moved from 5 to 6 o'clock).
* ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' was originally going to be called "The X Show" with "X" replaced by a random name picked out of a phone book for each episode; there actually is one episode called "The Attila the Hun Show".

!! Format aversions using CharacterTitle that pull double duty due to TheDanza:
* ''{{Seinfeld}}'', as well as the show-within-a-show ''Jerry''
* {{Roseanne}}
* {{Newhart}} [[spoiler: sequel to TheBobNewhartShow]]
* {{Ellen}} (and TheEllenShow)
* {{Cybill}}
* {{Miranda}}

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