Manka Bros. Television Library




Talk Shows

2010-2020

Book Paste With Cyrus Weinstein (2020) - Manka Bros. Publishing Group President Cyrus Weinstein hosts the world's best authors in the most engaging one-on-one conversation about writing ever produced. [coming soon]

Dartboard Portfolio (2012) - Manka Business Channel's weekly stock picking chat show with various celebrities and business leaders who throw darts at an old-fashioned Wall Street Journal stock listing page. They then buy the stock and we follow those picks week-to-week to see how they're doing.

Stock Picking Chicken (2010) - Manka Business Channel's unsuccessful precursor to Dartboard Portfolio.

2000-2009

The Gumbell Machine (2008) - Short-lived viewer call-in-show about the news of the day hosted by Bryant and Greg Gumbell.

The No-Home Show (2007) - Hosted by Randy and Cathy Brown. Daily interview show taped from the burned out remains of their home.

I'm Not Your Father (aka... And Here's The Bad News) (2003) - Talk show that dares to give its unsuspecting guests really bad news.

1990-1999

The Inn Crowd (1998) - Televised weekly Bed & Breakfast Book Club. Sometimes they don't agree on everything!

Goodnight, Everybody! (1994) - Short-lived attempt to bring back the late night talk show franchise from the 1970s, 1980s and early-1990s.

Goodnight, Everybody! (1991) - MBS revived the late night franchise for another go. It didn't work any better this time as host Jamie Farr didn't have the audience pull executives were hoping for.

1980-1989

The Screamin' Jay Hawkins Show (1989) - He puts a spell on guests!

On The Road With John Cougar (1985) - Talk show taped from the back of his pick-up truck. The truck picks up John Cougar's guests along the side of the road.

Goodnight, Everybody! (1983) - The early 1980s seemed the perfect time to reinvent the late night talk show format. By the mid-1980s, audiences were ready for it to be reinvented again... by someone else.

1970-1979

Goodnight, Everybody! (1972) - Late night talk show hosted by a revolving list of celebrities (including Joey Levitch). Aired nightly at 2:30am.

The Professor And... (1970 - pilot only) - Talk show hosted by Russell Johnson (the Professor from 'Gilligan's Island.'

1960-1969

Book Talk (1964) - Hosted by Manka Bros. Studios head Harry Manka. He talks to guests about the books he likes.

The Joey Levitch Show (1962) - Beloved Manka Bros. comedy star Joey Levitch brought all his legendary show business friends onto live television in one of the first great late night talk shows. [The show was canceled abruptly after two weeks when Mr. Levitch punched poet Sylvia Plath in the face.]