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Television genres

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This list has 33 sub-lists and 74 members. See also Genres by medium, Television shows
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Thrillers 15 L, 21 T
Game shows
Game shows 19 L, 25 T
Sports television
Sports television 26 L, 11 T
Wuxia 9 L, 2 T
Music television
Music television 8 L, 7 T
Telethons 6 L, 11 T
Travel television
Travel television 2 L, 10 T
Newsreels 1 L, 21 T
Television drama
Television drama 4 L, 8 T
Jiangshi fiction
Jiangshi fiction 1 L, 6 T
Reality television
Reality television 2 L, 15 T
Feminist television
Feminist television 1 L, 150 T
  • Thriller (genre)
    Thriller (genre) Genre of literature, film, and television programming
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    Thriller is a broad genre of literature, film and television, having numerous, often overlapping subgenres. Thrillers are characterized and defined by the moods they elicit, giving viewers heightened feelings of suspense, excitement, surprise, anticipation and anxiety. Successful examples of thrillers are the films of Alfred Hitchcock.
  • Soap opera
    Soap opera Television genre, episodic work of dramatic fiction
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    A soap opera is a radio or television serial dealing especially with domestic situations and frequently characterized by melodrama and sentimentality. The term soap opera originated from radio dramas being sponsored by soap manufacturers.
  • Drama (film and television)
    Drama (film and television) Film and television genre
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    In film and television, drama is a genre of narrative fiction (or semi-fiction) intended to be more serious than humorous in tone. Drama of this kind is usually qualified with additional terms that specify its particular subgenre, such as "police crime drama", "political drama", "legal drama", "historical period drama", "domestic drama", "teen drama" or "comedy-drama". These terms tend to indicate a particular setting or subject-matter, or else they qualify the otherwise serious tone of a drama with elements that encourage a broader range of moods.
  • Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction
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    Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction is a subgenre of science fiction, science fantasy, dystopian or horror in which the Earth's technological civilization is collapsing or has collapsed. The apocalypse event may be climatic, such as runaway climate change; natural, such as an impact event; man-made, such as nuclear holocaust or resource depletion; medical, such as a pandemic, whether natural or man-made; eschatological, such as the Last Judgment, Second Coming or Ragnarök; or imaginative, such as a zombie apocalypse, cybernetic revolt, technological singularity, dysgenics or alien invasion.
  • Sketch comedy Series of short comedy scenes or vignettes
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    Sketch comedy comprises a series of short scenes or vignettes, called "sketches", commonly between one and ten minutes long. Such sketches are performed by a group of comic actors or comedians, either on stage or through an audio or visual medium such as radio and television. Often sketches are first improvised by the actors and sketched down based on the outcome of these improv sessions; however, such improvisation is not necessarily involved in sketch comedy.
  • Children's television series Television programs designed for, and marketed to children
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    Children's television series are television programs designed for and marketed to kindergarteners, preschoolers, and toddlers normally scheduled for broadcast during the morning and afternoon when children are awake. They can sometimes run during the early evening, allowing younger children to watch them after school. The purpose of the shows is mainly to entertain and sometimes to educate.
  • Talk show
    Talk show Type of broadcast show centered around conversation
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    A talk show or chat show is a television programming or radio programming genre in which one person (or group of people) discusses various topics put forth by a talk show host.
  • Historical period drama
    Historical period drama Work set in a distinct, historical time
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    The term historical period drama (also historical drama, period drama, costume drama, and period piece) refers to a work set in a past time period, usually used in the context of film and television. It is an informal crossover term that can apply to several genres and is often heard in the context of historical fiction and romances, adventure films, and swashbucklers. A period piece may be set in a vague or general era such as the Middle Ages or a specific period such as the Roaring Twenties. A religious work can qualify as period drama but not as historical drama.
  • Telenovela
    Telenovela Latin American television genre
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    A telenovela is a type of a limited-run television serial drama or soap opera produced primarily in Latin America. The word combines tele (for "television") and novela (meaning "novel"). Similar genres around the world include teleserye (Philippines), téléroman (Canada, specifically Quebec), or simply dramas (Asia and the rest of the Arab World).
  • Comedy-drama
    Comedy-drama Genre of theatre, film and television
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    Comedy-drama or dramedy (a portmanteau of drama and comedy), is a genre in film and in television works in which plot elements are a combination of comedy and drama. It is a subgenre of contemporary tragicomedy. Comedy-drama is especially found in television programs and is considered a "hybrid genre".
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