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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  • Aidooo 23
    Aidooo 23 3 days 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 15 days ago

    ST Discovery stole the idea.

  • Dylan Gronlund
    Dylan Gronlund 15 days 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 16 days 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 26 days ago

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

  • Jennifer riley
    Jennifer riley Month 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 Month ago

    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 Month ago

    The wire I was thinking they were
    describing shameless

  • Stranger Danger
    Stranger Danger Month ago

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

  • Itsame 43
    Itsame 43 Month ago

    This on puto tv

  • ib_ myra
    ib_ myra Month ago

    That's kinda also the description of black mirror too

  • Isaiah Moseley
    Isaiah Moseley 2 months ago

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

  • Aaa Aaaa
    Aaa Aaaa 2 months ago

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

  • Corey
    Corey 2 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

  • ANT 237
    ANT 237 2 months ago

    Say sAprano you FOOL

  • William McFarland
    William McFarland 2 months ago

    heroes was nbc

  • MisterTbone
    MisterTbone 2 months ago

    OMG they made Black-ish

  • Corbin Schleede
    Corbin Schleede 3 months ago

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

  • Иван Васильев
    Иван Васильев 3 months ago +1

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

  • CrimsonPerky Elf
    CrimsonPerky Elf 3 months ago

    so.....they wanna make black mirror

  • _ musique
    _ musique 3 months ago +1

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

  • Jamie Dole
    Jamie Dole 3 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 3 months ago

    HAHA die hard is NOW a TV show

  • Jojo
    Jojo 3 months ago

    dinosaur detective was real and it starred whoopie goldberg

  • Matti M
    Matti M 3 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 3 months ago +1

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

  • ShojoBakunyu
    ShojoBakunyu 3 months ago

    In a country where 80% of the population is white, I can't understand why 80% of the content in their media would feature mostly white people! 🤔🤔🤔 I mean, look at China! They're almost all ethnically Chinese and their films, television shows, singers, reporters, and famous people are all white, too... Oh, wait... It's all Chinese people... It's almost like the majority of representation in the media is determined by the makeup of the country! But that can't be it! It MUST be racism! 🙄🙄🙄

  • Jordan Gibson
    Jordan Gibson 3 months ago

    Every Proposed TV Show
    Action Hospital
    Star Trek: Space Trek
    Dinosaur Detective
    Detective Dinosaur
    Michael Swaim: Vagina Whisperer
    Sue Me, Bitch
    White People
    Complicated Vagina Whisperer
    Civil War Vagina Whisperer
    Internet Comedy Dicks
    Butt Whisperer
    He Sweats So Much
    Vag Whisp
    Drug Dealer or Pedophile
    Katie Willert: Vagina Whisperer
    Elitest Culture Snobs Out Of Touch With The Common Man
    Screw The Protagonist
    No Protagonist
    White People
    The Wire
    Hippie By Day
    Dinosaur Detective x 7

  • Gemma Doyle
    Gemma Doyle 3 months ago

    They came up with American Horror Story

  • Isaac Still
    Isaac Still 4 months ago

    Wtf, was that Lin Manuel Miranda rapping with Dr House?

  • Corbin Bogert
    Corbin Bogert 4 months ago +1

    The show they make at the end, not only the wire, but also The Good Place.

  • Peter Helling
    Peter Helling 4 months ago

    The current political climate has catched up in this comment section 🙁

  • Cooper Freeman
    Cooper Freeman 4 months ago +1

    Who wants vagina whisper to be a thing

  • katty
    katty 4 months ago

    This anti-white shpiel is not only not funny, it's getting really old. The majority of people in the West are white. Don't like seeing white people on TV? Move to Asia or Africa, where they're a minority. I know this may come as a shock, but diversity does not make any show or film or anything better. Having talented people is what does. I've like shows with mostly white, black, and completely diverse casts, not because of the racial identities of the people in the show but because it had genuinely good writing and acting.
    I don't think the media should be manipulating white people to hate themselves simply because a bunch of "woke" college graduates were thoroughly brainwashed to do so. If you guys are losing subscribers this could be a reason.

  • Liam Roberts
    Liam Roberts 4 months ago

    I though they were describing American Horror Story lol but I rewatched it and I understood why the wire also was chosen lol

  • MuhammadAsad Amir
    MuhammadAsad Amir 4 months ago

    Why does this sound so much like black mirror

  • Resumeshortly
    Resumeshortly 5 months ago

    They could be describing 'the good place' too

  • Wendla Bergman
    Wendla Bergman 5 months ago +1

    Oz was The Wire before The Wire

  • barty116
    barty116 5 months ago

    I love that this is basically just an unpaid promotion for the best TV show of all time

  • Michael Bates
    Michael Bates 5 months ago

    Hamilton promo 1 at 4:48

  • Kevin Hixson
    Kevin Hixson 5 months ago

    At the end it sounds like they were describing house of cards and game of thrones

  • Allison Bergh
    Allison Bergh 5 months ago

    Just noticed I use the same kind of pen as Soren. Twinsies!

  • Sydney Newman
    Sydney Newman 5 months ago +1

    how can we watch the old school episodes of this? SO sad its not still cranking out new ones this is my favorite cracked show

  • Victor Montoya
    Victor Montoya 5 months ago


  • Finn Mcdonald
    Finn Mcdonald 5 months ago

    At the end I thought they were talking about People Watching, even though that hadn't been made yet. Maybe this inspired People Watching?

  • Hannah Elyse
    Hannah Elyse 5 months ago

    Sounds like their idea was the plot to "people watching"

  • Parker Avery
    Parker Avery 5 months ago

    Seinfeld meets the Wire

  • kay cee
    kay cee 5 months ago

    "UPN"! Good one 😂

  • Vincent Philippart
    Vincent Philippart 5 months ago

    I don't know about The Wire, but they definitely were pitching The Good Place.

  • Jjoosshh C
    Jjoosshh C 6 months ago

    i thought you were gonna say black mirror

  • J. C. B. of the USA
    J. C. B. of the USA 6 months ago

    MASH The series didnt play the worded version of the song....that was the movie

  • Timothy Creighton
    Timothy Creighton 6 months ago

    That guy house was rapping with was in the asylum because he thought he was Alexander hamilton

    • DeathGodRiku
      DeathGodRiku 4 months ago

      How long had Lin been working on Hamilton by that point?

  • Quinten van Dalen
    Quinten van Dalen 6 months ago

    Why would you even have to censor Yippy-ki-yay?

  • DKDexter999
    DKDexter999 6 months ago

    Holy crap, they got the lovechild of Jay Leno and Jay Leno's voice to do the 'Like and Subscribe' thing!

  • coffeetea720
    coffeetea720 6 months ago

    I got my Reddit username from this episode.

  • Peter Jackson
    Peter Jackson 6 months ago

    Why don't they make these anymore

    • DeathGodRiku
      DeathGodRiku 4 months ago

      Because most, if not all, the people who started the TVclip channel got canned/left

  • Astro Boi
    Astro Boi 6 months ago

    Another option than the wire that fits the description is sense8 just sayin

  • Taylor Jenkins
    Taylor Jenkins 6 months ago

    wouldn't a vagina whisperer just be a sexy gynecologist

  • Emma Waters
    Emma Waters 6 months ago

    I need like every version of "Dinosaur Detective" to be a real thing
    Also for 'Sue Me Bitch" to be a real thing
    A dog court show and dinosaur mysteries need to be a real thing

    RICHARD MARTINEZ 6 months ago


  • emily collins
    emily collins 7 months ago

    Could their description of the wire almost apply to America horror story?

  • Fizz
    Fizz 7 months ago

    Dinosaur whisperer?

  • seductivespy
    seductivespy 7 months ago

    I so want to see the Wire now! I’ve never seen a single episode.

  • Anarchy4Angels
    Anarchy4Angels 7 months ago

    Dinosaur Detective = Primeval

  • Masaki Takoyama
    Masaki Takoyama 7 months ago

    Yes they made the wire but TWIST they also described their people watching webseries soooooooo GO TEAM! I need this channel revived pls

  • Goddess Joules
    Goddess Joules 7 months ago

    Did anyone else think that when they 'invented' The Wire, they were also inventing American Horror Story?

  • maea05
    maea05 7 months ago

    It's 2018, and I was thinking of Netflix shows like Sense8 and Jessica Jones, plus loads more that break this mold today. Great to see so many amazing options for tv shows with more to come!

  • J Soupy
    J Soupy 8 months ago

    Fuck off, Dan

  • snake nolastname
    snake nolastname 8 months ago

    What about a series in which each episode focuses on a specific person of a specific time period

  • andre johnson
    andre johnson 8 months ago

    Watever happened to this show?? It was pretty good

  • Leland- BoB Palmer
    Leland- BoB Palmer 8 months ago

    lol better bumps than charlies sheen or even DAVID BOWIES cocaine & def better than Eric Claptons

  • helly
    helly 8 months ago

    monkey tennis

  • cale lively
    cale lively 8 months ago

    GoT is just the war of the roses

  • Shay Slayer
    Shay Slayer 8 months ago

    Black mirror

  • ADerpyReality
    ADerpyReality 8 months ago

    House isn't edgy.

  • pforce9
    pforce9 8 months ago

    Sounds like you were creating "District 9".

  • x xx
    x xx 8 months ago

    Are we ignoring every BET show
    Because barely a white person on that shit network

    • katymvt
      katymvt 8 months ago

      You do realize it stands for Black Entertainment Television, right?

  • stephanie tyson
    stephanie tyson 8 months ago

    This is that Netflix show that's really good but I only saw episode one

  • KintsugiKiWi
    KintsugiKiWi 8 months ago

    Thought of The Good Place not The Wire

  • morikahjo
    morikahjo 8 months ago

    I was thinking that I would probably watch White People if it were a show.....then I realized that EVERY show could be called White People xD

  • Kate Roy
    Kate Roy 8 months ago

    I would totally watch complicated vagina whisperer.

  • Kate Roy
    Kate Roy 8 months ago

    Isn't the first iteration of 'dinosaur detective' just Theodore Rex...

  • emptor01
    emptor01 9 months ago

    I am late to the table but that is some funny right there

  • Casey Bledsoe
    Casey Bledsoe 9 months ago

    No white people? So anything on BET or UPN?

  • Nemle22
    Nemle22 9 months ago

    Dan's ass tho.

  • Kamen Raider117
    Kamen Raider117 9 months ago

    The title should have been: Why every American Tv Show is the Same

  • Makenzi Harrison
    Makenzi Harrison 9 months ago

    hippie by day is a show its called Aquarius

  • Retr0
    Retr0 9 months ago

    how about firefly

  • Megan Royston
    Megan Royston 9 months ago

    Seemed to me like 90% of that show they were making was Black Mirror, aka my favourite show of all time

  • Luna3141
    Luna3141 9 months ago +1

    Also perfectly described Sense8, which, SHOCKER . . . got cancelled.

    • Maria Ximena Otalora Cordoba
      Maria Ximena Otalora Cordoba 9 months ago

      Luna3141 I have no idea how many TV producers watched this specially Netflix, there seems to be a lot of inspiration

  • Lee Anderson
    Lee Anderson 9 months ago

    I just noticed Cody Johnston is eating outside!

  • Clorox Bleach
    Clorox Bleach 9 months ago


  • Jon Stephenson
    Jon Stephenson 10 months ago

    I really need to know the other 7 dinosaur detectives...

  • Vitor Iturriaga
    Vitor Iturriaga 10 months ago

    There's a movie called Anonymous Rex that aired on SyFy it's pretty much the Detective Dinosaur idea he was talking about

  • The Professional Protester

    "ugh... white people." Katie is the best! Give her her own show!

  • Malk Avian
    Malk Avian 11 months ago


  • Asa Sanderson
    Asa Sanderson 11 months ago

    2 years later just realized its basically sense8 go netflix

  • Jonathan Horton
    Jonathan Horton 11 months ago

    That’s funny I thought they were describing black mirror

  • Shannon Rae
    Shannon Rae 11 months ago

    Dinosaur Detective exists. And it's super weird. Anonymous Rex.