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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 [[Series/TheOReillyFactor O'Franken Factor]]''.
* ''Series/AlfredHitchcockPresents'' was known as ''The Alfred Hitchcock Hour'' from 1962-65.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAlvinShow''
* ''Series/TheAmandaShow''
* ''Series/TheAndyGriffithShow''
** And, later, ''The New Andy Griffith Show''.
* ''Series/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''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheArchieShow''
* ''Series/TheAquabatsSuperShow''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAtomAntShow''
* ''Series/TheAuntyJackShow''
* ''TheBarbaraStanwyckShow''
* ''Series/TheBennyHillShow''
* ''Series/TheBenStillerShow''
* ''Series/TheBernieMacShow''
* ''Series/TheBettyWhiteShow''
* Creator/BillCosby is known for this:
** ''Series/TheBillCosbyShow''
** ''Series/TheCosbyShow''
** ''Series/{{Cosby}}''
** ''Series/TheCosbyMysteries''
** ''Series/TheNewBillCosbyShow''
* ''Series/TheBobCummingsShow''
* ''Series/TheBobNewhartShow''
** Twice, actually. One was a variety show on NBC that aired a decade before the better-known CBS sitcom.
** Then later, [[TheDanza Bob Newhart]] had a show called ''Series/{{Newhart}}'', then one called ''Series/{{Bob}}''.
*** Which Creator/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 ''Series/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}}.
* Some people think ''Series/TheDailyShow'' is hosted by [[IAmNotShazam Jon Daily]], even though the full title is ''The Daily Show with Jon Stewart''.
* ''Series/TheDanaCarveyShow''
* ''TheDannyThomasShow''
* ''TheDavidLettermanShow'', Letterman's short-lived morning show prior to his hosting ''Series/LateNight''.
* ''TheDickCavettShow''
* ''Series/TheDickVanDykeShow''
** And, later, ''The New Dick Van Dyke Show''.
* ''Series/TheDrewCareyShow''
* ''TheDoctorOzShow''
* ''TheDonnaReedShow''
* ''TheDorisDayShow''
* ''The DylanRatigan Show''
* ''The [[EdSchultz Ed]] Show''
* ''Series/TheEdSullivanShow''
* ''TheEddyArnoldShow''
* ''TheEllenBurstynShow''
* ''TheFlipWilsonShow''
* ''TheFrankSinatraShow'' (two different ones, the first on CBS from 1950-52 and another on ABC from 1957-58)
* ''TheFredWaringShow''
* ''WebAnimation/TheFrolloShow''
* ''Series/TheGaleStormShow''
* ''Series/TheGarfieldShow''
* ''Series/TheGarryMooreShow''
* ''Series/ItsGarryShandlingsShow''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheGaryColemanShow'' (a rare animated example with an actor's name)
* ''Series/TheGavinCrawfordShow''
* ''Series/TheGeorgeBurnsAndGracieAllenShow''
* ''Series/TheGeorgeCarlinShow''
* ''Series/TheGeorgeLopezShow'' (also known as simply ''George Lopez'')
* ''The GlennBeck Program''
* ''Radio/TheGoonShow''
* ''The WesternAnimation/{{Gumby}} Show''
* ''Radio/HancocksHalfHour''
* ''Series/TheHankAzariaShow''
* ''Radio/TheHowardSternShow''
* ''TheHowdyDoodyShow''
* ''Series/TheImaginitivelyTitledPuntAndDennisShow''
* ''Radio/TheJackBennyProgram'' (slightly altered form)
* ''Series/TheJackieGleasonShow''
* ''Series/TheJamieFoxxShow''
* ''Series/TheJayLenoShow''
* ''Series/TheJeremyKyleShow''
* ''Series/TheJerrySpringerShow''
* ''Series/TheJimGaffiganShow''
* ''Series/TheJimRomeShow''
* ''Series/TheJimmyStewartShow''
* ''Series/TheJohnnyCashShow''
* ''Series/TheJonDoreTelevisionShow'' (subverted)
* ''Series/TheJonStewartShow'' (an early '90s late night show, not to be confused with ''Series/TheDailyShow'')
* ''Series/TheJoeSchmoShow''
* ''Series/TheJohnLarroquetteShow''
* ''Series/TheJudyGarlandShow''
* ''The Keenen Ivory Wayans Show''
* ''The Kenny Everett Video Show'' / ''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.''
* ''The Keith Barret Show''
* ''[[TheSimpsons The Krusty The Clown Show]]'', another ShowWithinAShow
** And home to ShowWithinAShow '''[[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment Within A Show]]''' ''WesternAnimation/TheItchyAndScratchyShow''
* ''Series/TheLarrySandersShow''
* ''Series/TheLucyShow''
* ''Series/TheLawrenceWelkShow''
* ''Series/TheMagicHour''
* ''[[WebVideo/TheAnnoyingOrange The Marshmallow Show]]''
* ''The Creator/MartinShort Show''
* ''Series/TheMaryTylerMooreShow''
** She also had two short-lived shows called ''Series/{{Mary}}'' (one a variety show, one a sitcom), and one called ''Series/TheMaryTylerMooreHour''.
* ''Series/TheMervGriffinShow''
* ''Series/TheMicallefProgram''
* ''Series/TheMichaelJFoxShow''
* Parodied with ''The Michael Showalter Showalter''
* ''Series/TheMuppetShow''
* ''[[Radio/NealBoortz The Neal Boortz Show]]''
* ''Series/TheNormShow''
* ''Series/TheOprahWinfreyShow''
* ''Series/ThePattyDukeShow''
* ''Series/ThePaulOGradyShow''
* ''Series/ThePerryComoShow''
* ''Series/ThePeterSerafinowiczShow''
* ''Series/ThePhilSilversShow''
* ''[[WesternAnimation/ThePinkPanther The Pink Panther Show]]''
* ''Series/TheRachelMaddowShow''
* ''Series/TheRedGreenShow''
* ''Series/TheRedSkeltonShow''
* ''Series/TheReddFoxxShow''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow''
* ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow''
* ''The Radio/RushLimbaugh Show''
* ''Series/TheSarahSilvermanProgram''
* ''The ScoobyDoo Show''
* ''Series/TheSmothersBrothersShow'' (a sitcom) and ''Series/TheSmothersBrothersComedyHour'' (a variety show)
* ''Series/TheSouthBankShow''
* ''Series/TheSpikeJonesShow''
* ''Radio/TheStephanieMillerShow''
* ''Series/TheSteveBanksShow''
* ''Series/TheSteveHarveyShow''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSuperMarioBrosSuperShow''
* ''Series/TheTedKnightShow'' (originally ''Series/TooCloseForComfort'')
** Knight also had an earlier, short-lived sitcom called ''The Ted Knight Show''.
* ''Series/TheTonyRandallShow''
* ''Series/TheTracyUllmanShow''
* ''Film/TheTrumanShow'', an eponymous ShowWithinAShow.
* ''Series/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:
* ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'', as well as the show-within-a-show ''Jerry''
* ''Series/{{Roseanne}}''
* ''Series/{{Newhart}}'' [[spoiler: sequel to ''Series/TheBobNewhartShow'']]
** and ''Series/{{Bob}}''
* ''Series/{{Ellen}}'' (and ''TheEllenShow'')
* ''Series/{{Cybill}}''
* ''Series/{{Miranda}}''
* ''Series/{{Mulaney}}''
* ''Series/{{Whitney}}''
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