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Thank God You're Here 

Improvisational sketch comedy show featuring celebrities forced to perform a scene in which they have no idea what will happen. Based on the Australian series, Thank God You're Here (2006).
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Series cast summary:
David Alan Grier ...  Himself - Host 7 episodes, 2007
Dave Foley ...  Himself - Judge 7 episodes, 2007
Nyima Funk ...  Ensemble 7 episodes, 2007
Maribeth Monroe ...  Ensemble 7 episodes, 2007
Brian Palermo ...  Ensemble 7 episodes, 2007
Chris Tallman ...  Ensemble 7 episodes, 2007
Sean Michael Boozer ...  Ensemble 4 episodes, 2007
Joe Cipriano ...  Himself - Announcer 3 episodes, 2007
Patrick Pinney Patrick Pinney ...  Himself - Announcer 3 episodes, 2007
Wayne Knight ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2007
Douglas Bierman ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2007
Gina Lohman ...  Game show contestant / ... 2 episodes, 2007
Monier West ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2007
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A weekly game show that showcases the improv skills of a group of four performers who walk into a live sketch without a script. The only thing they can count on is the greeting from a fellow actor in the skit, who proclaims upon their arrival, "Thank God You're Here!" Written by Anonymous

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Official Sites:

NBC.com

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USA

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English

Release Date:

9 April 2007 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Fremantle See more »
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Color
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One of few shows that Australia created & America picked up. See more »

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Version of Thank God You're Here (2006) See more »

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Thank god it didn't last long...
28 July 2011 | by briegnerSee all my reviews

As a big fan of both Whose Line series (UK and US), I decided to give Thank God You're Here a try. I watched 3 episodes before I finally gave up on it completely. I give credit to the comedians and actors who volunteered to be on this show, and David Allen Grier didn't do too badly as host; but overall, I really couldn't stand it. I think I was put off most by the unknown supporting actors because they would repeatedly violate the first rule of improv: ALWAYS SAY YES. They would contradict the contestants over and over, forcing the scene to play out according to the script. That is not improvisation; it's just frustrating for the contestant and off-putting for the audience. Dave Foley never had anything interesting to say to them at the end of the scenes; he might as well not have been there at all. I have no idea what the Australian or UK versions of this show were like, but the US edition was pretty bad.


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