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On this day in 1996, fledgling network The WB expanded its limited programming schedule with the debut of the family drama 7th Heaven. The series starred Stephen Collins as Eric Camden, a California...

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On this day in 1992, HBO introduced the satirical comedy, The Larry Sanders Show. The series starred comedian Garry Shandling as host of a Tonight Show-style talk show, with a focus on the behind-the-scenes...

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On this day in 1997, Comedy Central introduced four unforgettable third-graders: Stan, Cartman, Kyle and Kenny, from a snowy Colorado mountain town called South Park.  The fledgling cable channel...

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On this day in 1991, Nickelodeon introduced the animated series, Rugrats. Rugrats debuted on the same day as two other Nicktoon cartoons, Doug and The Ren and Stimpy Show. The series — created...

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On this day in 1983, NBC attempted to capitalize on the growing popularity of music videos with the introduction of the late-night show, Friday Night Videos.  Cable was still in its infancy,...

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Five years before Jack Paar became host of NBC’s late-night show, Tonight, he helmed the short-lived quiz show, Up to Paar. The program, which debuted on this day in 1952, was Paar’s...

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On this day in 1999, MTV introduced its soapy late night anthology, Undressed. The average 30-minute episode featured three unique storylines, each involving some type of intimate relationship. Undressed...

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On this day in 1996, Comedy Central introduced The Daily Show, with host Craig Kilborn. Kilborn, a former co-anchor of ESPN’s SportsCenter, opened the half-hour satirical news show with a comedic...

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On this day in 1992, Showtime debuted Red Shoe Diaries, the full-length Zalman King film starring David Duchovny that launched the cabler’s erotic anthology series. The pre-X-Files Duchovny starred...

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On this day in 1992, PBS introduced Barney & Friends, a series based on a line of home videos created by a Texas-based mom. The series revolved around a purple and green Tyrannosaurus rex who transforms...