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Starved (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Starved is an FX Network television situation comedy that aired for one season of seven episodes in 2005. The series was about four friends who each suffer from eating disorders, who met at a "shame-based" support group called Belt Tighteners. Its characters included those with bulimia, anorexia, and binge eating disorder. Eric Schaeffer created the show as well as writing, starring in and directing it, based upon his own struggle with eating disorders. In addition to his own life experiences, Schaeffer also drew upon the experiences of the other members of the principal cast, each of whom coincidentally had struggled with food issues of their own. Starved was the lead-in of FX's hour-long "Other Side of Comedy" block with It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. FX executives wanted to use the two series to begin building comedy programming and broaden the network's demographic. The series debuted on August 4, 2005 to poor critical reviews and was cancelled in October 2005, when FX picked Sunny over Starved for renewal.
Style: offbeat, semi serious, dark humor, witty, realistic, clever, humorous, biting
Plot: eating disorder, support group, sitcom, obsession, friendship, mental disorders, cooking and food, thirtysomething life, hopes, friends, social misfits, singleness, mental illness, physical appearance, dishonesty, misfit, society, stock broker, surgery, lesbian, lifestyle, bulimia, bisexual, lesbian kiss
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa

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Gravity (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Gravity is an American comedy-drama television series created by Jill Franklyn and Eric Schaeffer. It premiered on April 23, 2010 on Starz in the United States. On June 30, 2010, Starz reported that Gravity had been canceled.
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
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Whoopi (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Whoopi was an American situation comedy, starring Whoopi Goldberg. The series revolved around the events and people at her hotel, the Lamont Hotel, in New York City. The show aired on Tuesdays from September 9, 2003, on NBC to April 20, 2004.
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Duration: 22 min.
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Duration: 30 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
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Place: new york, usa
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Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, tragicomedy
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Duration: 30 min.
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Style: semi serious, clever, realistic, humorous, witty
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 202
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Style: humorous, light, entertaining, sincere, not serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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28%
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26%
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Country: USA
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Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sincere, touching
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Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Style: semi serious, humorous, dark humor, realistic, offbeat
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⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The George Carlin Show (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The George Carlin Show is an American sitcom that aired on the Fox network from January 1994 to July 1995. It was created jointly by veteran TV producer Sam Simon and the show's namesake, comedian George Carlin.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, talky, clever ...
Plot: sitcom, taxi, buddies, city life, urban, bar, society, state affairs, workplace, friends, lifestyle, taxi driver ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 4.8
 808
LOL (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
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Style: clever, semi serious, talky, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.9
 1K
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Time: 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.2
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
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Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat, touching ...
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Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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