Movies and TV shows like On the Air

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On the Air (1992)
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On the Air (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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 television network, as they try to put on a live variety program called "The Lester Guy Show", with disastrous results. It starred Ian Buchanan, Marla Rubinoff, Nancye Ferguson, Miguel Ferrer, Gary Grossman, and Mel Johnson, Jr. Directors included David Lynch, Mark Frost, Jack Fisk, Jonathan Sanger, Lesli Linka Glatter, and Betty Thomas.
Style: humorous, offbeat, realistic, semi serious, avant garde, sitcom
Plot: tv show, artists and showbiz, network, media, disorder, nothing goes right, workplace, media satire, workplace situations, media sensation, actor, television, farce, actress, absurd humor, backstage, surrealism, television show, television studio, oneiric
Time: 50s, 1950s

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Most similar movies to On the Air

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, sitcom and semi serious films and TV series with plots about workplace, workplace situations, disorder, artists and showbiz, media, tv show and showbiz mostly in Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like On the Air: Telenovela (2015), After Lately (2011), LateLine (1998), Beggars and Choosers (1999), The CollegeHumor Show (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Telenovela (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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, sitcom, light, entertaining ...
Plot: actor, workplace, backstage, tv show, workplace situations, showbiz, disorder, media, tv star, friendship, filmmaking, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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95%
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After Lately (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
TV show
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: humorous, light, captivating, entertaining, suspense ...
Plot: backstage, showbiz, workplace, tv show, producer, workplace situations, late night, artists and showbiz, media, disorder, celebrity culture, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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93%
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LateLine (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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: sitcom, semi serious, clever, cynical, offbeat ...
Plot: workplace romance, journalism, satire, disorder, politics, workplace intrigue, campaign, media, showbiz, rise to the top, anchor, couples ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Beggars and Choosers (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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 ...
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious
Plot: workplace, blind ambition, media, ambition, artists and showbiz, workplace situations, media satire, ratings, coma, backstage, television studio, television ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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The CollegeHumor Show (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sitcom, captivating
Plot: workplace, showbiz, backstage, workplace situations, media satire, free spirited, disorder, silly humor, office, boss, producer, workplace humor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york
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78%
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The Comeback (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The series initially follows Valerie Cherish (Kudrow), a veteran sitcom actress who has been out of the spotlight for more than a decade, as she attempts in 2005 to return to the industry that made her famous. Valerie lands a role on a new network ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, not serious, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: comeback, actress, tv show, ambition, lifestyle, workplace, backstage, celebrity culture, media satire, self involved, disorder, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Greg the Bunny (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Greg the Bunny is an American television sitcom that originally aired on Fox TV in 2002. It starred Seth Green and a hand puppet named Greg the Bunny, originally invented by the team of Sean S. Baker, Spencer Chinoy and Dan Milano. Milano and Chinoy ...
Style: not serious, humorous, offbeat, sitcom
Audience: teens
Plot: puppet, actor's life, tv show, showbiz, nothing goes right, workplace, puppets, friends, buddies, artists and showbiz, imaginary, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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72%
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Blunt Talk (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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: not serious, cynical, witty, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: media, tv show, media satire, artists and showbiz, workplace, workplace situations, silly humor, journalism, talk show, talk show host, television studio, backstage
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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The Larry Sanders Show (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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: parody, sitcom, humorous, clever, witty ...
Plot: satire, producer, showbiz, tv show, workplace, coworker, anchor, star, homosexual, uptight character, assistant, network ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
The Comedians (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: A veteran comedian is reluctantly paired with a younger, edgier comedian for a late-night comedy sketch show.
Style: not serious, humorous, sitcom, realistic
Plot: comedian, artists and showbiz, ego clash, media, rivalry, workplace, showbiz, tv show, workplace situations, actor playing himself
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Less Than Perfect (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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: sitcom, humorous, realistic, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: journalism, friendship, workplace situations, power relations, workplace, media, best friends, love and romance, tv show, workplace intrigue, colleague, anchor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Barely Famous (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 21 min.
TV show
Story: Introducing "Barely Famous": a docu-style comedy series. This show explores the hypocrisy of reality TV by centering around two sisters who say they would never do a reality show, but are being filmed by a camera crew. Over the course of ...
Style: captivating, humorous, realistic, semi serious, parody ...
Plot: satire, actor's life, nothing goes right, media satire, family relations, showbiz, looking for love, tv show, disorder, love and romance, hollywood, strong female presence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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That Girl (1966)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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: humorous, realistic, semi serious, sitcom
Plot: actor's life, media, workplace, lifestyle, love and romance, tv show, workplace situations, performer's life, workplace romance, boss and employee, showbiz, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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55%
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Starlets (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Grosse Pointe is an American television parody series which aired on the WB Network during the 2000–2001 television season. Created by Darren Star, it was a satire depicting the behind-the-scenes drama on the set of a television show, and was ...
Style: parody, not serious, cynical, humorous, sitcom ...
Plot: backstage, satire, actress, actor, tv show, lifestyle, showbiz, rivalry, actor's life, starlet, star, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: california, usa
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54%
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30 Rock (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: 30 Rock is an American television comedy series that ran on NBC from October 11, 2006, to January 31, 2013, and was created by Tina Fey. The series, which is loosely based on Fey's experiences as head writer for Saturday Night Live, takes place ...
Style: sitcom, parody, humorous, witty, not serious ...
Plot: friendship, showbiz, tv show, actor, female protagonist, employer employee relationship, writing, writers, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, workplace situations, boss and employee ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Murphy Brown (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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: sitcom, humorous, realistic, not serious, talky ...
Plot: journalism, workplace, tv show, media satire, workplace situations, single parent, mother daughter relationship, television reporter, female journalist, female protagonist, journalist, tv news ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s, 21st century ...
Place: washington d.c.
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52%
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Dog Bites Man (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Dog Bites Man is a partially improvised comedy television show on Comedy Central that aired in summer 2006. It began airing on The Comedy Channel in Australia in June 2007. The series was produced by DreamWorks Television.
Style: parody, not serious, humorous, stylized, sitcom ...
Plot: journalism, comedian, journalist, media satire, workplace, workplace situations, celebrity culture, partners, disorder, social satire, television, stand up comedian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
That's So Weird! (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
TV show
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: humorous, realistic, semi serious, witty, clever
Plot: media satire, teenage life, youth, workplace, tv show, ratings, tv station, joke, media, actress playing multiple roles, canadian humor, teenager
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Mid Morning Matters with Alan Partridge (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
TV show
Story: Famous DJ Alan Partridge gives us an insight into what happens behind the microphone at North Norfolk digital radio.
Style: clever, humorous, not serious, realistic, witty ...
Plot: radio show, workplace, goofy hero, media, artists and showbiz, disorder, workplace situations, recording studio, radio station
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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47%
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W1A (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The follow-up to 'Twenty Twelve' as Ian Fletcher takes up the position of 'Head of Values' at the BBC. His task is to clarify, define, or re-define the core purpose of the BBC across all its functions and to position it ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, semi serious, light, feel good ...
Plot: workplace situations, workplace, satire, disorder, nothing goes right, intern, television, british humour, bbc, unsupportive coworkers, supportive coworker, new job ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
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45%
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Utopia (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Australia
Duration: 27 min.
TV show
Story: Set inside the offices of the "Nation Building Authority", a newly created government organisation responsible for overseeing major infrastructure projects, Utopia explores that moment when bureaucracy and grand dreams collide. It's a ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, semi serious, realistic, biting ...
Plot: political satire, workplace, disorder, workplace situations, office, workplace humor, bureaucracy, satire, politics, government agency, incompetence
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
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45%
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Back to You (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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: realistic, not serious, humorous, feel good, light ...
Plot: media, workplace, journalism, workplace situations, friendship, workplace romance, tv show, boss and employee, power relations, lifestyle, battle of the sexes, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pittsburgh, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.8
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Episodes (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: A British husband-and-wife comedy writing team travel to Hollywood to remake their successful British TV series, with disastrous results.
Style: witty, realistic, humorous, cynical, sitcom ...
Plot: hollywood, showbiz, actor's life, writer's life, womanizer, lifestyle, couple relations, producer, tv show, career, success, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The Ellen Show (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The Ellen Show is a television sitcom starring Ellen DeGeneres that was broadcast during the 2001–2002 season on CBS. It was DeGeneres's second attempt at a sitcom, following Ellen on ABC, but it was unable to attract strong ratings and was ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sitcom
Plot: small town, nothing goes right, social differences, fish out of water, love and romance, best friends, disorder, social relations, coming out, workplace situations, workplace, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Super Dave (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Super Dave is a Canadian/American variety show starring and hosted by the fictional character Super Dave Osborne. It ran from 1987 to 1991 on Showtime in the US and the Global Television Network in Canada. Super Dave was spun off from the sketch ...
Style: parody, sitcom, not serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: satire, tv show, friends, farce, adventurer, goofy hero, chaos and mayhem, workplace situations, escapades, performer's life, nothing goes right, chaos ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.8
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Pastewka (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Pastewka is a German television sitcom that began airing on German TV channel Sat.1 in 2005. The series, currently in its sixth season, is set in Cologne, with German actor Bastian Pastewka starring as a fictionalized version of himself. It has been ...
Style: humorous, sitcom, witty, not serious, cynical ...
Plot: family relations, everyday life, comedian, actor's life, nothing goes right, private vs public, actor, antisocial behavior, workplace, showbiz, workplace situations, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
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39%
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Benched (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Nina is a dedicated, career driven corporate attorney who has a very public nervous breakdown after getting passed up for an expected promotion and now finds herself working as a public defender. Her personal and professional worlds are turned ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sitcom, captivating, feel good ...
Plot: workplace, workplace situations, life turned upside down, legal, disorder, courtroom, power relations, lawyer, love and romance, courtroom drama, female protagonist
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Working Stiffs (1979)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Working Stiffs is a short-lived 1979 American television series which starred James Belushi and Michael Keaton as brothers Ernie and Mike O'Rourke. The pair were janitors who aspired to work their way up in the field of business. The brothers ...
Style: sitcom, witty, offbeat, humorous, realistic
Plot: janitor, workplace, silly humor, farce, friends, disorder, fashion, partners, buddies, siblings relations, office, workplace situations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Twenty Twelve (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Twenty Twelve is a BBC television comedy series written and directed by John Morton. Starring Hugh Bonneville, Jessica Hynes and Amelia Bullmore, the programme is a spoof on-location documentary following the organisation of the 2012 Summer Olympics ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, semi serious, realistic, talky
Plot: satire, workplace situations, power relations, secretary, nothing goes right, boss and employee, disorder, team, olympics, british humour, workplace, loner ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Klovn (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Denmark
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Klovn is a Danish sitcom, which first aired on the Danish TV channel TV2 Zulu. It focuses on the life of the main character Frank and Casper. The show builds its comedy around quiet everyday situations, social awkwardness, uncomfortable silences and ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, witty, semi serious, offbeat ...
Plot: comedian, social awkwardness, disorder, artists and showbiz, social relations, nothing goes right, dark humor, vanity, joke, couples, retired, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%