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  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 16, 2006
Season #: 1, 2, 3
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  • Summary: The former "Seinfeld" and "Late Show with David Letterman" writer makes the move to the front of the camera for Fox's latest attempt at a late-night talk show, airing Saturday nights following "Mad TV."
  • Genre(s): Comedy, Talk & Interview
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 12
  2. Negative: 6 out of 12
  1. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    80
    It's hilarious, really, and refreshing, and original and - absolutely - an acquired taste.
  2. 75
    Feresten makes a rather engaging talk show host.
  3. 63
    Scenes that work are funny... Scenes that fall flat are merely blah, rather than stupid.
  4. 30
    Feresten's not awful, and the show he has built around himself with video segments has a few laugh-out-loud moments. But he clearly needs to find his identity behind the desk.
  5. He's polite-looking and very likable - but aside from some quick ad libs during on-location segments, he doesn't get any chance to establish, much less assert, his personality.
  6. 25
    As a talk-show host... he's a rank amateur who exhibits no discernible skills.
  7. Spike Feresten keeps emphasizing how bad and cheap and lame his new weekly show is on tonight’s debut... He’s right.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 25
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 25
  3. Negative: 4 out of 25
  1. DonJ
    Sep 26, 2006
    10
    I'm totally hooked. I didn't think it's possible, but the show's funnier than Conan. Long Live TALKSHOW!!!
  2. marinat.
    Dec 9, 2007
    10
    i love spikes sense of humor and make a point to watch his show every saturday. i dont think the critics know a good show when they see one. i love spikes sense of humor and make a point to watch his show every saturday. i dont think the critics know a good show when they see one. I think spike is great on camera! i enjoy his show very much! Expand
  3. teresam
    Oct 11, 2006
    10
    Talkshow is the most awesome show. It is totaliy hilarious
  4. NancyW
    Oct 13, 2006
    10
    My new favorite!!!I I like it better than the Daily Show, if that's possible...
  5. miket
    Dec 17, 2006
    10
    this show would be a lot better if it was longger than 30 min
  6. JoeM
    Sep 26, 2006
    9
    TALKSHOW with Spike Feresten was a total breath of fresh air to late night tv. The show is smart and funny, that's the only way to TALKSHOW with Spike Feresten was a total breath of fresh air to late night tv. The show is smart and funny, that's the only way to describe it. Finally, Fox has seems to get it right. Expand
  7. charlieh.
    Nov 11, 2007
    0
    This show is absolutely terrible. There is nothing funny about it. Just knowing it's still on tv actually pisses me off.

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