'The Larry Sanders Show'
On air: 1992-1998
Every show about awkward people doing awkward things, from "Curb Your Enthusiasm" to "The Office," owes some small debt to "The Larry Sanders Show." A satire of late-night talk shows, the most surprising thing about the nearly 20-year-old series is how relevant it feels in the aftermath of the Conan/Leno fiasco of 2010.
Besides a career-defining role for character actor Rip Torn as Artie, the show's hard-drinking producer, Jeffrey Tambor, Jeremy Piven, and Janeane Garofalo are all regulars, and watch for a young Jon Stewart as a backstabbing guest host looking to take over Larry's job.
Complete series available, seasons 1-6.
April 1, 2011 12:39 PM PDT
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| Caption by: Joseph Kaminski
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