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Beggars and Choosers (1999)
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Beggars and Choosers (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Beggars and Choosers is a comedy-drama series broadcast by Showtime. Developed by Peter Lefcourt and Brandon Tartikoff, the series was a comedic, behind-the-scenes look at network television. Its 42 episodes aired between June 19, 1999 and December 12, 2000.
Style: humorous, realistic, witty, semi serious
Plot: workplace, coma, ambition, artists and showbiz, blind ambition, media, ratings, media satire, workplace situations, female nudity, television
Time: 90s, 20th century

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and witty films and TV series with plots about workplace, workplace situations, media, sitcom, media satire, tv show and artists and showbiz mostly in Comedy, Sport and Drama genres. Some movies like Beggars and Choosers: Blunt Talk (2015), Open Season (1995), On the Air (1992), Drop the Dead Donkey (1990), After Lately (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Blunt Talk (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: A British newscaster moves to Los Angeles with his alcoholic manservant and the baggage of several failed marriages to host a sanctimonious talk show.
Style: humorous, not serious, witty, cynical, realistic ...
Plot: workplace, media, workplace situations, artists and showbiz, media satire, tv show, journalism, talk show host
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
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95%
 5.3
 186
Open Season (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When the television ratings machines suddenly malfunction, public television suddenly, but mistakenly, soars to #1 in this humorous satire.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, biting, satirical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: showbiz, society, boss and employee, media satire, blind ambition, workplace situations, rise to the top, workplace, disorder, ratings, ambition, tv show ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: london, australia
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87%
 7.4
 805
On the Air (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: On the Air is an American sitcom created by David Lynch and Mark Frost, and broadcast by ABC. In the United States only three episodes were aired, although seven were filmed. The program follows the antics of the staff of a fictional 1950s ...
Style: offbeat, semi serious, humorous, realistic, avant garde
Plot: network, media sensation, media satire, workplace situations, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, workplace, tv show, disorder, media, backstage, television show ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
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87%
Drop the Dead Donkey (1990)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Story: Drop the Dead Donkey is a situation comedy that first aired on Channel 4 in the United Kingdom between 1990 and 1998. It is set in the offices of “GlobeLink News”, a fictional TV news company. Recorded close to transmission, it made use of ...
Style: realistic, biting, witty, humorous, not serious
Plot: sitcom, tv news, workplace, lesbian, ratings, anchor, tv show, advertising, media, workplace situations, politically correct, media satire ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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After Lately (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Story: After Lately is an American television comedy. The series depicts, in mockumentary style, the behind the scenes goings-on at the office of the late-night talk show Chelsea Lately. The cast is made up of the actual writers and performers of Chelsea ...
Style: biting, realistic, semi serious, not serious, humorous ...
Plot: parody, sitcom, backstage, workplace, media, showbiz, producer, network, media satire, celebrity culture, late night, tv show ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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87%
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Murphy Brown (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Murphy Brown is an American situation comedy which aired on CBS from November 14, 1988, to May 18, 1998, for a total of 247 episodes. The program starred Candice Bergen as the eponymous Murphy Brown, a famous investigative journalist and news anchor ...
Style: humorous, realistic, talky, not serious, clever ...
Plot: sitcom, journalism, workplace, tv show, single parent, media satire, workplace situations, tv news, mother daughter relationship, female journalist, female protagonist, television reporter ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: washington d.c.
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78%
 7.1
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LateLine (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: LateLine is an American TV sitcom that ran on NBC from March 17, 1998, through March 16, 1999. Due to an abrupt cancellation, there were seven unaired episodes. Created by John Markus and Al Franken, LateLine depicted the behind-the-scenes ...
Style: offbeat, cynical, biting, realistic, witty ...
Plot: sitcom, journalism, workplace romance, rise to the top, showbiz, battle of the sexes, lifestyle, campaign, friends, workplace, media, media satire ...
Time: 90s
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76%
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Late Show (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany
Duration: 111 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: clever, sincere, not serious, humorous, witty ...
Plot: parody, couple relations, celebrity culture, workplace intrigue, media satire, workplace situations, artists and showbiz, tv show, workplace, media, showbiz, radio dj ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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The New WKRP in Cincinnati (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The New WKRP in Cincinnati is a sequel/spin-off of the original CBS sitcom WKRP in Cincinnati. It was made for the syndication market from 1991 to 1993. MTM Enterprises produced the show. Gordon Jump, Frank Bonner, and Richard Sanders reprised ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic
Plot: radio dj, workplace, sitcom, media, boss and employee, workplace situations, power relations, radio show, office, radio, radio broadcasting, radio station ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: ohio, usa, cincinnati ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Telenovela (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: If you think the steamy sex, sensational scandals and heart wrenching heartbreak on Latino soap operas are a little extreme, just wait until you see what happens behind the scenes! Eva Longoria stars in this new comedy about Ana Sofia, a sizzling TV ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: actor, showbiz, actor's life, artists and showbiz, workplace situations, tv show, disorder, media, workplace, latinx lead, latina, actress ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Less Than Perfect (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Claude Casey moved up in the secretarial world of television news, from temp to the anchor's desk. After her boss hires her full time, Claude realizes she may be in over her head in this world of assistants fighting to get ahead. But Claude is ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, witty, clever ...
Plot: sitcom, journalism, friendship, workplace situations, power relations, best friends, workplace, media, tv show, love and romance, workplace intrigue, colleague ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
That's So Weird! (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Story: That's So Weird was a Canadian sketch comedy television show owned by the Halifax Film Company and was broadcast on YTV. The show has been described as SCTV or Mad TV for teenagers and includes an array of comedic skits.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, clever, canadian humor
Plot: youth, workplace, tv show, teenage life, ratings, media, media satire, teenager, tv station, joke, actress playing multiple roles
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
WKRP in Cincinnati (1978)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: When a Cincinnati radio station switches from sedate music to top-40 rock 'n' roll, its staff of oddball characters is forced to switch gears quickly. New programming director Andy Travis brings in a new DJ named Venus Flytrap to work with ...
Style: realistic, witty, not serious, humorous
Plot: radio, sitcom, radio dj, workplace, secretary, media, director, radio show, rock, salesman, power relations, small time ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: ohio, usa, cincinnati ohio
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56%
The Comedians (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: A veteran comedian is reluctantly paired with a younger, edgier comedian for a late-night comedy sketch show.
Style: realistic, humorous, not serious
Plot: comedian, sitcom, workplace, ego clash, showbiz, tv show, artists and showbiz, workplace situations, rivalry, media
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Michael Richards Show (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The Michael Richards Show is a sitcom that debuted on NBC in 2000. The show starred Michael Richards as reality-challenged but successful private detective Vic Nardozza who gets the job done despite his unconventional methods.
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: sitcom, private detective, investigation, goofy hero, crimes, nothing goes right, workplace situations, workplace, partners, disorder, private investigator, short lived ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
At Last the 1948 Show (1967)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: At Last the 1948 Show is a satirical TV show made by David Frost's company, Paradine Productions, in association with Rediffusion London. Transmitted on Britain's ITV network during 1967 and 1968, it brought Cambridge Footlights humour to ...
Style: surreal, offbeat, not serious, witty, humorous
Plot: social relations, friends, buddies, media, workplace, love and romance, workplace situations, performer's life, artists and showbiz, couple relations, media satire, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Larry Sanders Show (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Comic Garry Shandling draws upon his own talk show experiences to create the character of Larry Sanders, a paranoid, insecure host of a late night talk show. Larry, along with his obsequious TV sidekick Hank Kingsley and his fiercely protective ...
Style: humorous, not serious, witty, clever, biting ...
Plot: tv show, producer, showbiz, workplace, parody, sitcom, performer's life, homosexual, media, self involved, uptight character, network ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Back to You (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Back to You is an American situation comedy series, which aired on Fox from September 19, 2007 to May 14, 2008. The creators and executive producers were Christopher Lloyd and Steven Levitan, and the director was James Burrows. The series starred ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, light ...
Plot: tv show, media, journalism, workplace situations, workplace romance, workplace, friendship, power relations, battle of the sexes, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, boss and employee ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pittsburgh, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Veronica's Closet (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Veronica 'Ronnie' Chase is the 'Queen of Romance.' Founder of a successful lingerie empire, and best-selling author of self-help romance books, Ronnie has it all ... money, success, sex appeal and a philandering husband. How she ...
Style: sexual, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: breakup, workplace, gays and lesbians, workplace situations, unsupportive spouse, couples, best friends, gender, feminism, sitcom, career woman, woman ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Mid Morning Matters with Alan Partridge (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Story: Famous DJ Alan Partridge gives us an insight into what happens behind the microphone at North Norfolk digital radio.
Style: cynical, talky, offbeat, witty, clever ...
Plot: radio show, disorder, workplace, media, goofy hero, artists and showbiz, workplace situations, recording studio
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The CollegeHumor Show (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The CollegeHumor Show was an American comedy that premiered on MTV on February 8, 2009 and also aired on MuchMusic. The show is a scripted sitcom with sketch comedy elements. It is written by and stars nine actual CollegeHumor editorial staff ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: sitcom, workplace, producer, showbiz, artists and showbiz, media satire, office, backstage, disorder, computers and web, chaos and mayhem, workplace situations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Norm (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The Norm Show is an American television sitcom that ran from 1999 through 2001 on the ABC television network.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: sitcom, workplace, working the system, step siblings, power relations, friends, workplace situations, boss and employee, parole officer, social worker, hockey, ex athlete ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Tanner on Tanner (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Tanner on Tanner is a follow up to celebrated filmmaker Robert Altman and DOONESBURY cartoonist Gary Trudeau's political satire TANNER '88, a mockumentary following a fictional democratic presidential candidate (Michael Murphy) on his ...
Style: realistic, biting, cynical, humorous, witty ...
Plot: sexual relations, parents and children, manhunt, rebellion, undercover, campaign, journalism, media, moral dilemma, society, lifestyle, celebrity culture ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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47%
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The New Statesman (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
Story: The New Statesman is a British sitcom of the late 1980s and early 1990s satirising the Conservative government of the time. It was written by Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran at the request of, and as a starring vehicle for, its principal actor, Rik ...
Style: surreal, humorous, clever, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: politics, sitcom, state affairs, legal action, media, society, workplace, tv show, suburbs, workplace romance, campaign, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, northern england, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Arli$$ (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Arliss is an American situation comedy about a sports agent and his group of associates. The series premiered on HBO in 1996 and ended in 2002.
Style: witty, clever, humorous, semi serious, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sitcom, sport, workplace situations, hotshot hero, workplace, heroes, ex athlete, ambition, basketball, talent agent, baseball, football
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Dinnerladies (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Dinnerladies is a BBC sitcom written by and starring Victoria Wood that chronicles the antics of a group of workers in a canteen in the north of England. Bren tries to maintain a semblance of order in amongst the chaos, while dealing with the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: workplace, sitcom, staff, workplace situations, love and romance, workplace romance, factory, factory worker, up and down relationship, handyman, working class, manager ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: northern england, europe, england, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.2
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That Girl (1966)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: That Girl is an American sitcom that ran on ABC from 1966 to 1971. It stars Marlo Thomas as the title character Ann Marie, an aspiring actress, who moves from her hometown of Brewster, New York to try to make it big in New York City. Ann has to take ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: workplace, performer's life, singleness, artists and showbiz, love and romance, workplace situations, boss and employee, suburban life, media, suburbs, couples, disorder ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.6
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Wanda at Large (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Wanda at Large is an American sitcom that ran for two seasons on the Fox network in 2003. The series was created by and stars comedian Wanda Sykes.
Style: biting, realistic, cynical, witty, humorous ...
Plot: politics, siblings relations, singleness, relationship vs career, artists and showbiz, social relations, family relations, media, tv show, single parent, workplace, black family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.4
 453
The Newsroom (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 47 min.
Story: The Newsroom is a Canadian television comedy-drama series which ran on CBC Television in the 1996–97, 2003–04 and 2004–05 seasons. A two-hour television movie, Escape from the Newsroom, was broadcast in 2002. The show is set in the newsroom ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic
Plot: intern, obnoxious boss, anchor, workplace, lifestyle, ego clash, journalism, media, office, tv show, artists and showbiz, media satire ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 8.2
 848
Absolute Power (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 29 min.
Story: Stephen Fry and John Bird star as spin doctors Charles Prentiss and Martin McCabe as they bring the popular and satirical Radio 4 comedy Absolute Power to BBC Two. Stephen as Prentiss and John as McCabe are an unscrupulous pair who run the blue chip ...
Style: clever, witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: media, workplace, celebrity, workplace situations, media satire, celebrity culture, advertising, staff, campaign, media circus, cover up, priest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%