Talkshow with Spike Feresten is a late-night American talk/sketch/variety television series hosted by writer Spike Feresten which features a mixture of interviews with famous guests and a variety of comedic sketches.
The series aired in the USA on Fox from 16 September, 2006 to 16 May, 2009. There are 65 episodes in three seasons (59 are half-hour episodes and six are an hour long).
Talkshow with Spike Feresten aired in South Africa on DStv's M-Net Series channel from 9 June, 2007 to 27 August, 2008. The third season did not air in South Africa. See "Seasons" below for seasonal broadcast dates and times.
Season 2 aired on M-Net Series from 21 May to 27 August, 2008, on Wednesdays at 23h00. New episodes broadcast weekly. There are 15 episodes in the second season.
Season 2 Repeats
Thursdays: 05h00, 11h00, 17h00
Back for a second season, Talkshow with Spike Feresten is a fast-paced half-hour that combines elements of a talk show with a studio audience and sit-down guests and adds to those elements with irreverent comedy sketches – both inside the studio and out on the street.
Hosted by Emmy-nominated writer Spike Feresten (Seinfeld, Late Show with David Letterman), Talkshow offers a fresh approach to the conventional late-night format. The series dispenses with the traditional monologue, features comedy in every act and uses guests in unpredictable ways.
Talkshow features fan-favourites from Idiot Paparazzi to Comedy for Stoners, along with a guest cast including 98-year-old Mae Laborde and the quirky reporter Rick Richards.
Last season, Talkshow welcomed guests such as Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Seth MacFarlane, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Cheryl Hines, Fred Willard and many others.
Season 2 guests include Ryan Seacrest, Jerry Seinfeld, Thomas Dekker, Jordin Sparks, Bryan Cranston and Carl Reiner.
Series exclusive to M-Net Series
Season 1 (22 episodes)
Premiere: 9 June 2007 | Finale: 3 November 2007 | Saturdays, 21h00
Season 2 (15 episodes)
Premiere: 21 May 2008 | Finale: 27 August 2008 | Wednesdays, 23h00
Season 3 (28 episodes)
Did not air in South Africa