The Only 8 Types of TV Shows That Get Made | After Hours

  • Published on Oct 16, 2012
  • Even the most groundbreaking TV shows all follow an extremely specific formula.
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  • ewartlambert
    ewartlambert 2 days ago

    How is that 30+ year old man at the end still going through puberty?

  • Wee lil' Dinosaur
    Wee lil' Dinosaur 5 days ago

    If only we still lived in a time where you could bring up GoT when talking about the "Golden Age of Television"

  • Randy Taylor
    Randy Taylor 7 days ago

    I miss this show........

  • Emerson Ottoline Quin

    I think Dan has hyperhidrosis... the guy who "sweats a lot."

  • Cory Skowronek
    Cory Skowronek 12 days ago

    Up until a few years ago, I had only seen Police Academy on TV. Turns out, the theatrical version is a lot different.

  • AussieBlokeGordo
    AussieBlokeGordo 14 days ago

    5:03 I gotta say, Katie's got some nice bewbs

  • Kk
    Kk 15 days ago

    I still binge After Hours all these years later...

  • Mikron20
    Mikron20 19 days ago

    "almost no white people" that's racist... "no teenagers" that's ageist...

  • Brendan May
    Brendan May 19 days ago

    That's why I love the wire so much.

  • mervviscious
    mervviscious 20 days ago

    I miss these guys so much I rewatch all the After Hours shows, except with the new guys, every few months... BRING THEM BACK!

  • Jules Bedeau
    Jules Bedeau 21 day ago

    How can i get the "White People" title card?

  • James Harder
    James Harder 22 days ago

    Here's a nice comment 4 ya

  • Michael H
    Michael H 23 days ago

    I LOVE the pop-up TV show ads! They're incredibly annoying in real life (aptly pointed out by Stewie on "Family Guy") but SO perfect here. Well done!

  • J.D. Sadinger
    J.D. Sadinger 24 days ago

    5:50 "Our characters are bullshit; they're bunk." Bunk Moreland is a character in The Wire.

  • KAZ Vorpal
    KAZ Vorpal 25 days ago

    You made Breakfast Club, the series.

  • Cowboydjrobot
    Cowboydjrobot 27 days ago

    The description for the wire sounded like true detective

  • Perry Dowd
    Perry Dowd 29 days ago

    Who wants to objectify the nerd chick by discussing whether she was hotter before she got the lesbian hair do?

  • gigglyme2001
    gigglyme2001 Month ago

    If you are going to talk about cliches, can we talk about how the girl in this After Hours is the only one with a salad and the guys have the burgers and fries? It happens all the time in shows. The chick always has to eat like a rabbit no matter her character while the guys eat actual food.

  • The Irishpanic
    The Irishpanic Month ago

    That white people ad tho 😂

  • Francie Brown
    Francie Brown Month ago

    Lin-Manuel pops up in this episode for a hot sec

  • Bobby Harrell
    Bobby Harrell Month ago

    I get the feeling that if these guys had their own show, it would be a cross between Big Bang Theory and Always Sunny In Philadelphia.

  • Sam Butler
    Sam Butler Month ago

    Wow baby Swaim!

  • Brandon Govreau
    Brandon Govreau Month ago +1

    Vergina toothpaste

  • Brandon Govreau
    Brandon Govreau Month ago +1

    Wacky cartoon characters family sitcom? What do you think about that you guys and girl or woman whatever she prefers

  • Tangopianist
    Tangopianist Month ago +1

    "Are you talking about MY vagina??"

  • hahadint
    hahadint Month ago

    House did not “jump the shark” those last few seasons were gold. For shame!!

  • Michael Mcdougall
    Michael Mcdougall Month ago

    I want to see

  • Brian House
    Brian House Month ago

    I love a show that stars all white people talking about how it's important that their show doesn't have majority white people. Man the white guilt is strong with this crew.

  • Wes Prang
    Wes Prang Month ago

    Every Sitcom:
    Parents only exist to provide for their kids' needs. Teachers exist to make kids miserable.
    Every Rom-Com:
    Two people who don't like each other are thrown together until they fall in love. Everyone else exists to encourage them.
    Every Sporting Event:
    The champions are arrogant pricks. The underdogs just need some encouragement to kick serious butt.
    Action - Adventure:
    Everything explodes! Everyone dies! Hero is immune to everything but the Eye Candy, who falls for him because he saved her life.
    People fall down and/or hurt themselves. Hahaha! It's funny because it's happening to someone else.
    Every alien in the universe wants to kill us. We have to outthink and outfight them, while taking the time to spread our DNA.
    Something very bad just happened. This small team of overworked, underpaid specialists won't rest until they figure out why.

  • Michael Harris
    Michael Harris Month ago +1

    The Good Place, they're describing The Good Place

  • Parker Avery
    Parker Avery 2 months ago

    Easy? Black Mirror?

  • Anna Avaliani
    Anna Avaliani 2 months ago

    6:00 Isn't People Watching?

  • Liz Epps
    Liz Epps 2 months ago

    I've watched this I don't even know how many times but the funniest line will always be Dan saying at 0:55 that he didnt bring any ideas because he knew they wouldn't be coming up with any

  • ECL28E
    ECL28E 2 months ago

    Dinosaur Detective? That's just Theodore Rex, and that was terrible

  • Ryan Witherow
    Ryan Witherow 2 months ago +1

    If someone is a hippie by day then what are they by night?

  • Ryan Witherow
    Ryan Witherow 2 months ago +1

    Six years later and I still want everyone of their ideas to get made.

  • Emmanuel Bazimya
    Emmanuel Bazimya 2 months ago

    You realise that last idea for a unique tv show is "Black Mirror"

  • Julian Ellis
    Julian Ellis 2 months ago +1

    Anyone missing this series, watch Michael's reboot called off hours

  • hbeachley
    hbeachley 2 months ago +1

    They were so close! They almost made The Good Place.

  • Tardersauce35
    Tardersauce35 2 months ago +1

    That sounds a little bit like Community

  • mmelanoma
    mmelanoma 2 months ago +1

    That last description of the wire also applied for the good place

  • Foxy Dear
    Foxy Dear 2 months ago

    T-T my heart GOT to soon

  • TlalocW
    TlalocW 2 months ago

    I've never seen, "The Wire," but what was described that lead up to their "creating" it sounds a lot like, "Archer," to me. :)

    I like cartoons.

  • Dr Heaven MD
    Dr Heaven MD 3 months ago

    How about a series about a mostly-colonized solar system, and about three different plot lines, one about a rich diplomat from Earth, one about a crew of nobodies trying to live through the machinations of more powerful people, and one about a simple detective trying to solve a case? And then, we keep seeing them and knowing them as they are, as simple humans, even though they get involved in crazier and crazier things?

    Oh wait, that exists already. It's called The Expanse, and it is AWESOME!

    Eat it, everyone that can't stream it!

  • LH DV
    LH DV 3 months ago


  • Callordin
    Callordin 3 months ago

    Ok I know I'm about two presidential administrations late to this hootenanny but what do y'all think about sense8 in relation to this?

  • Mc Jethro Pov Tee
    Mc Jethro Pov Tee 3 months ago

    So our protagonist can't be a compelling anti-hero.
    Or a quirky protagonist.
    Or a dumb father figure.
    So, it'll be like a family show?
    NO, not a family show.
    What other annoying things do tv shows have in common?
    " " " " WHITE PEOPLE " " " "
    Ok, so no white pe... you gotta have some. ALMOST no white people. And no annoying teenagers. And no SINGING~
    Oh, it would be a procedural.
    If you really want it to separate from the fact, you change it up every season. Go somewhere new, keep it fresh. Keep you guessing.
    We should totally do something different. Something that's about ideas instead of characters.
    No uh are characters are bullshit. They are bums. It's about life. It's about the human conditions. It's about America-
    Different people, people from different sides of the law. People that crosses the socio-economic spectrum. And they're in the same place stuck together and they're learning without even realizing it that even though they're very different, deep down they're all just the same.

    • Jane Doe
      Jane Doe 3 months ago

      Or you could just make a show about two women talking about something that is not men. Better if they're not White.

  • steven griffith
    steven griffith 3 months ago

    Proud to say never saw most of the shows they mentioned. A couple ideas. Someone who works in San Francisco at won if multi billion dollar tech companies and has to dodge human feces everyday. Another one base it in a homeless sheltee...js

  • Aidooo
    Aidooo 4 months ago

    Screw The Protagonist is a reality show where 10 women each attempt to seduce and fuck a man they're living with for 1 month to earn $10,000 but if the guy resists, he gets $5,000

  • MaxFrisch84
    MaxFrisch84 4 months ago

    ST Discovery stole the idea.

  • Dylan Gronlund
    Dylan Gronlund 4 months ago

    Two things
    1. Heroes aired on NBC, not Fox (but yes, NBC did a shit job with it).
    2. I love the fact that every show premieres Saturday at 10, which is basically a death slot for television.

  • tori248
    tori248 4 months ago

    Netflix has definitely done a few since that fit your diverse cast, protagonist are not as important as the ideas, and constantly takes place in new settings perfect show criteria. One example: Blackmirror

  • DarkcIoud1111
    DarkcIoud1111 4 months ago

    How did you not mention Firefly when talking about Fox cancelling shows too early?

  • Jennifer riley
    Jennifer riley 5 months ago

    I think (when he was talking about a detective who was a psychic but the twist is that he isn’t a psychic) he meant The Mentalist.

  • Nicholas Rodinos
    Nicholas Rodinos 5 months ago +1

    4:49 Dr. House and stupid looking friend, you both are under arrest for crimes against music and for making a song so bad that causes an apocalypse. That's right you two are the Anti-(Bill and Ted) and the future is totally bogus man.

  • ricky boby
    ricky boby 5 months ago

    The wire I was thinking they were
    describing shameless

  • Stranger Danger
    Stranger Danger 5 months ago

    When the gang eventually reunites after the harrowing CrackedGate (hopefully), I'll be anticipating Hippie by Day

  • Itsame 43
    Itsame 43 5 months ago

    This on puto tv

  • ib_ myra
    ib_ myra 5 months ago

    That's kinda also the description of black mirror too

  • Isaiah Moseley
    Isaiah Moseley 6 months ago

    How did i know the Wire was going to come up lol

  • Aaa Aaaa
    Aaa Aaaa 6 months ago

    House MD. was amazing! All 8 seasons of it.

  • Corey
    Corey 6 months ago

    No protagonist is It's always sunny in Philadelphia. It's just awful people being awful.

  • Definitely Not Reptiles

    Fckn,,, tag yourself I’m “Elitist Culture Snobs Out of Touch With the Common Man” I hate how much that’s me but it’s so funny oh my god I can’t stop laughing about it

  • Angie T
    Angie T 6 months ago

    Say sAprano you FOOL

  • William McFarland
    William McFarland 6 months ago

    heroes was nbc

  • MisterTbone
    MisterTbone 7 months ago

    OMG they made Black-ish

  • Corbin Schleede
    Corbin Schleede 7 months ago

    American horror story. You're thinking of American horror story

  • Иван Васильев
    Иван Васильев 7 months ago +1

    Who else thinks that their last idea sounds also like Community, haha

  • CrimsonPerky Elf
    CrimsonPerky Elf 7 months ago

    so.....they wanna make black mirror

  • _ musique
    _ musique 7 months ago +1

    Isn't there a Whoopie Goldberg film with a dinosaur detective?

  • Jamie Dole
    Jamie Dole 7 months ago +1

    The Good Place. You just described The Good Place. I know it hadn't come out yet for years, but, FYI, we have The Good Place.

  • The Alchemist
    The Alchemist 7 months ago

    HAHA die hard is NOW a TV show

  • Frog
    Frog 7 months ago

    dinosaur detective was real and it starred whoopie goldberg

  • Matti M
    Matti M 7 months ago

    Men like relateable characters and women do to. Thats why shows with men show the stereotype you describe, since men would love to fucking outrage some problems, but are held back by laws and family :D Women like money, but dont want to work for it and shoes thats why women in shows have someones money and shoes. It is as simple as that.

  • Annaleigh Smith
    Annaleigh Smith 7 months ago +1

    All around me are familiar faces....
    Please come back. 😢