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The Best Variety TV Shows In 2019  

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List Rules Any new or returning variety television series that aired new episodes during the 2019 calendar year.

Variety shows may seem like something from the late mid-century but that's just because they've evolved along with the TV audiences of 2019. The best variety shows of 2019 include talk shows and talent shows along with the classic sketch comedy shows that are often associated with variety shows. This list looks at the best current television variety series that that will be airing new episodes in 2019.  Which are the best new and returning variety shows in 2019?

Some of the best variety shows of 2019 are those that have been going on for a long time or have recently returned to the air, such as Saturday Night Live and Showtime at the Apollo, respectively. Other variety shows are absolutely the kind born in the 21st century, like Adult Swim's Mostly 4 Millennials, or At Home with Amy Sedaris, which is weird, wonderful and not at all on a standard channel.

Which television variety series are you (or your kids) going to watch in 2019? Vote up the best new and returning variety TV shows to air in 2019.

Conan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Variety TV Shows In 2019
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Conan is a late-night talk show airing each Monday through Thursday on TBS in the United States. The hour-long show premiered on November 8, 2010, and is hosted by writer, comedian and performer Conan O'Brien. Describing itself as a traditional late-night talk show, Conan draws its comedy from recent news stories, political figures and prominent celebrities, as well as aspects of the show itself. The show typically opens with a monologue from Conan O'Brien relating to recent headlines and frequently features exchanges with his sidekick, Andy Richter, and members of the audience. The next segment is devoted to a celebrity interview, with guests ranging from actors and musicians to media ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Conan O'Brien, Ginnifer Goodwin, Andy Richter

Premiered: 2010

Network: TBS

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At Home with Amy Sedaris is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Variety TV Shows In 2019
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At Home with Amy Sedaris (truTV, 2017) is an American television series. Hosted by Amy Sedaris playing various characters, the show focuses on the comedienne's love of entertaining, crafts, and cooking. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Amy Sedaris

Premiered: 2017

Network: truTV

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The Late Late Show with James ... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Variety TV Shows In 2019
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The Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS, 2015) is an American late-night talk show hosted by James Corden. The fourth iteration of The Late Late Show, the talk show features popular segments, such as Carpool Karaoke, Drop the Mic, and Flinch. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: James Corden, Reggie Watts

Premiered: 2015

Network: CBS

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Saturday Night Live is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Variety TV Shows In 2019
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Saturday Night Live is an American late-night live television sketch comedy and variety show created by Lorne Michaels and developed by Dick Ebersol. The show premiered on NBC on October 11, 1975, under the original title NBC's Saturday Night. The show's comedy sketches, which parody contemporary culture and politics, are performed by a large and varying cast of repertory and newer cast members. Each episode is hosted by a celebrity guest and features performances by a musical guest. An episode normally begins with a cold open sketch that ends with someone breaking character and proclaiming, "Live from New York, it's Saturday Night!," beginning the show proper. In 1980, Michaels left the ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Darrell Hammond, Kenan Thompson, Seth Meyers

Premiered: 1975

Network: NBC

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