English vocabulary Television and Radio Shows

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anime

noun
a type of animated movies and television shows produced in Japan, usually made for adults

broadcast

noun
a program on television or radio

bulletin

noun
a brief news program that is broadcast on the radio or television

call-in

noun
a type of television or radio program in which the audience take part by calling the studio to voice their opinions

comedy

noun
professional entertainment that contains jokes and sketches, intended to make people laugh

docudrama

noun
a movie or television show based on real events, but not accurate in all the details

documentary

noun
a movie or TV program based on true stories giving facts about a particular person or event

double feature

noun
the screening of two different movies, one after another

drama

noun
a play for the theater, television or radio

edutainment

noun
products such as movies, TV shows, etc. that are made to be educational as well as entertaining

episode

noun
any of the parts of a television or radio program being broadcast separately, which collectively form a series

feature

noun
the main movie presented at a movie theater, usually 90 or more minutes long

game show

noun
a television or radio program where people compete against each other to win prizes

infomercial

noun
a documentary-style advertizement that provides the viewer with a lot of information on a subject

instalment

noun
one of several parts of a story that is regularly broadcast or published on television or in a newspaper over a period of time

laugh track

noun
pre-recorded laughter added to a radio or television show to make it seem like the audience is having a laugh

miniseries

noun
‌a television show with a few episodes, shown over a short stretch of time

movie

noun
a story told using sound and a series of moving pictures recorded by a camera and shown in a cinema or on television

newscast

noun
a program on television or radio that broadcasts news reports

newsflash

noun
a short piece of news that is important, often interrupting a TV or radio program

omnibus

noun
a television or radio program consisting of several programs that have been recently broadcast on separate occasions

open line

adjective
connected with a type of program in which the viewers can take part by a phone call

panel show

noun
a TV or radio competition in which people play games or answer questions to win

phone-in

noun
a type of television or radio program in which the audience take part by calling the studio to voice their opinions

pilot

noun
a TV or radio program made to see how the audience react and whether it should be made into a series

play

noun
a dramatic piece meant to be performed on the stage or be broadcast

police procedural

noun
a type of novel, movie, or television show that deals with the methods the police use to solve a crime

program

noun
a broadcast people watch or listen to on television or radio

quiz show

noun
an entertainment show on radio or television in which people compete to win prizes by answering a number of questions

reality tv

noun
entertainment shows on television about the lives of ordinary people in real situations

repeat

noun
‌a program on television or radio that has already been broadcast

replay

noun
the playback of a short part of a sports match, tape, etc. on television or radio

rerun

noun
the rebroadcast of a program on television

season

noun
a set of TV programs that are related

serial

noun
an episodic radio or TV program that is broadcast over a period of time

series

noun
a set of regularly aired television or radio programs related to the same subject

the shipping news

noun
a special type of broadcast on radio for ships about the weather conditions at sea

show

noun
an entertainment program that is broadcast on television or radio

situation comedy

noun
a humorous show on television or radio with the same characters being involved with numerous funny situations in different episodes

sketch

noun
a brief and funny part of a play or performance

soap opera

noun
a TV or radio series aired regularly that deals with the imaginary lives and relationships of a group of people

spin-off

noun
production of something new based on a successful movie or TV show

sportscast

noun
a broadcast on television or radio about sports events or sports news

talk show

noun
a type of television or radio program on which famous figures appear as guests to answer questions about themselves or other subjects

telefilm

noun
a movie that is intended to be broadcast on TV, rather than being projected on the screen

telethon

noun
‌a type of television program that is broadcast for several hours, aimed to collect money for charity

trailer

noun
a set of short scenes from a motion picture or TV show, shown in advance as a form of advertisement

travelogue

noun
a movie, book, or a lecture about a traveler's experiences

true crime

noun
a genre of movies and books involving real crimes and real people

variety

noun
a type of TV or Theatrical production that consists of several short performances such as singing, dancing, etc.

weather forecast

noun
a report on possible weather conditions and how they will change in the following day or days

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