Love Boat: The Next Wave
Love Boat: The Next Wave is an American comedy television series which aired on UPN from April 13, 1998 to May 21, 1999. It was a revival of the original 1977–1986 ABC television series The Love Boat. Set aboard the cruise liner Sun Princess, the series starred Robert Urich as Captain Jim Kennedy, a retired and divorced U. S. Navy officer with a teen-aged son, Danny. Phil Morris played Chief Purser Will Sanders, Joan Severance played Security Chief Camille Hunter. A reunion-themed episode reunited several cast members of the original The Love Boat – Gavin MacLeod, Bernie Kopell, Ted Lange, Jill Whelan and Lauren Tewes; this episode revealed. Robert Urich as Captain Jim Kennedy III Phil Morris as Chief Purser Will Sanders Stacey Travis as Cruise Director Suzanne Zimmerman Corey Parker as Ship's Doctor John Morgan Randy Vasquez as Bar Manager Paolo Kaire Kyle Howard as Danny Kennedy Joan Severance as Security Chief Camille Hunter Heidi Mark as Cruise Director Nicole Jordan Tim Maculan as Donald Griswald Carole Horst of Variety called it "a pleasant one-hour trip" that will appeal to fan of the original show.
However, in his review, Ken Tucker of Entertainment Weekly gave the show a grade of D+. Love Boat: The Next Wave on IMDb Love Boat: The Next Wave at TV.com Love Boat: The Next Wave at epguides.com
NCIS (TV series)
NCIS is an American action police procedural television series, revolving around a fictional team of special agents from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service. The concept and characters were introduced in two episodes of the CBS series JAG; the show, a spin-off from JAG, premiered on September 23, 2003, on CBS. To date it has aired fifteen full seasons and has gone into broadcast syndication on the USA Network. Donald P. Bellisario and Don McGill are co-creators and executive producers of the premiere member of the NCIS franchise, it is the second-longest-running scripted, non-animated U. S. primetime TV series airing, surpassed only by Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, is the 7th-longest-running scripted U. S. primetime TV series overall. NCIS was referred to as Navy NCIS during season one. In season six, a two-part episode led to NCIS: Los Angeles. A two-part episode during the eleventh season led to NCIS: New Orleans. While slow in the ratings cracking the Top 30 in the first two seasons, the third season showed progress ranking in the top 20, by its sixth season, it became a top five hit, having remained there since.
In 2011, NCIS was voted America's favorite television show in an online Harris Poll. The series finished its tenth season as the most-watched television series in the U. S. during the 2012–13 TV season. On April 11, 2019, NCIS was renewed for a seventeenth season, Diona Reasonover joined the main cast in season sixteen, following the departures of Duane Henry and Pauley Perrette. NCIS follows a fictional team of Naval Criminal Investigative Service Major Case Response Team special agents based at the Washington, D. C. field office in Washington Navy Yard. In real life, the field office is based at the nearby Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling while the Navy Yard is home to the museum and several military commands within the Department of the Navy, it is described by the actors and producers as being distinguished by its comedic elements, ensemble acting, character-driven plots. The NCIS is the primary law enforcement and counterintelligence arm of the United States Department of the Navy, which includes the United States Marine Corps.
NCIS investigates all major criminal offenses —for example, crimes punishable under the Uniform Code of Military Justice by confinement of more than one year—within the Department of the Navy. Whenever a crime is committed involving Navy or Marine personnel, the Washington-based Major Case Response Team — an elite arm of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service — spearheads the investigation; the team, led by laconic investigator Leroy Jethro Gibbs, has included Caitlin Todd, Anthony DiNozzo, Timothy McGee, Ziva David, Eleanor Bishop, Alexandra Quinn, Nicholas Torres. Over the course of the series, they are further assisted by allies both foreign and domestic, including Medical Examiners Dr. Donald Mallard, Dr. Jimmy Palmer, forensic specialists Abby Sciuto and Kasie Hines, British intelligence officer Clayton Reeves, operational psychologist and senior special agent Dr. Jacqueline Sloane, successive NCIS Directors Jennifer Shepard and Leon Vance. Mark Harmon as Leroy Jethro Gibbs Sasha Alexander as Caitlin Todd Michael Weatherly as Anthony DiNozzo Pauley Perrette as Abby Sciuto David McCallum as Dr. Donald "Ducky" Mallard Sean Murray as Timothy McGee Cote de Pablo as Ziva David Lauren Holly as Jenny Shepard Rocky Carroll as Leon Vance Brian Dietzen as Dr Jimmy Palmer Emily Wickersham as Eleanor Bishop Wilmer Valderrama as Nicholas Torres Jennifer Esposito as Alexandra Quinn Duane Henry as Clayton Reeves Maria Bello as Dr. Jacqueline Sloane Diona Reasonover as Kasie Hines Prior to the launch of the first season, advertisements on CBS identified the show as "Naval CIS".
By the time of the launch of the first episode, NCIS was airing under the name Navy NCIS, the name it held for the entire first season. Since the "N" in NCIS stands for "Naval", the name "Navy NCIS" was redundant; the decision to use this name was made by CBS, over the objections of Bellisario, to: Attract new viewers, who might not know the NCIS abbreviation Distinguish between NCIS and the themed and spelled CBS series CSI and its spinoffs. From the season-two episode "Lt. Jane Doe" onwards, the series began showing two-second-long black-and-white clips; these clips are shown at the beginning of every segment depicting the last two seconds of that segment, a segment being the five or six portions of the show meant to be separated by commercials. In the season-three premiere, "Kill Ari", a freeze-frame shot was used with the end of most episodes turned into a freeze frame, as well, it was reported in May 2007 that Do
An actor is a person who portrays a character in a performance. The actor performs "in the flesh" in the traditional medium of the theatre or in modern media such as film and television; the analogous Greek term is ὑποκριτής "one who answers". The actor's interpretation of their role—the art of acting—pertains to the role played, whether based on a real person or fictional character. Interpretation occurs when the actor is "playing themselves", as in some forms of experimental performance art. In ancient Greece and Rome, the medieval world, the time of William Shakespeare, only men could become actors, women's roles were played by men or boys. After the English Restoration of 1660, women began to appear on stage in England. In modern times in pantomime and some operas, women play the roles of boys or young men. After 1660 in England, when women first started to appear on stage, the terms actor or actress were used interchangeably for female performers, but influenced by the French actrice, actress became the used term for women in theater and film.
The etymology is a simple derivation from actor with -ess added. When referring to groups of performers of both sexes, actors is preferred. Actor is used before the full name of a performer as a gender-specific term. Within the profession, the re-adoption of the neutral term dates to the post-war period of the 1950 and'60s, when the contributions of women to cultural life in general were being reviewed; when The Observer and The Guardian published their new joint style guide in 2010, it stated "Use for both male and female actors. The guide's authors stated that "actress comes into the same category as authoress, manageress,'lady doctor','male nurse' and similar obsolete terms that date from a time when professions were the preserve of one sex.". "As Whoopi Goldberg put it in an interview with the paper:'An actress can only play a woman. I'm an actor – I can play anything.'" The UK performers' union Equity has no policy on the use of "actor" or "actress". An Equity spokesperson said that the union does not believe that there is a consensus on the matter and stated that the "...subject divides the profession".
In 2009, the Los Angeles Times stated that "Actress" remains the common term used in major acting awards given to female recipients. With regard to the cinema of the United States, the gender-neutral term "player" was common in film in the silent film era and the early days of the Motion Picture Production Code, but in the 2000s in a film context, it is deemed archaic. However, "player" remains in use in the theatre incorporated into the name of a theatre group or company, such as the American Players, the East West Players, etc. Actors in improvisational theatre may be referred to as "players". In 2015, Forbes reported that "...just 21 of the 100 top-grossing films of 2014 featured a female lead or co-lead, while only 28.1% of characters in 100 top-grossing films were female...". "In the U. S. there is an "industry-wide in salaries of all scales. On average, white women get paid 78 cents to every dollar a white man makes, while Hispanic women earn 56 cents to a white male's dollar, Black women 64 cents and Native American women just 59 cents to that."
Forbes' analysis of US acting salaries in 2013 determined that the "...men on Forbes' list of top-paid actors for that year made 21/2 times as much money as the top-paid actresses. That means that Hollywood's best-compensated actresses made just 40 cents for every dollar that the best-compensated men made." The first recorded case of a performing actor occurred in 534 BC when the Greek performer Thespis stepped onto the stage at the Theatre Dionysus to become the first known person to speak words as a character in a play or story. Prior to Thespis' act, Grecian stories were only expressed in song, in third person narrative. In honor of Thespis, actors are called Thespians; the male actors in the theatre of ancient Greece performed in three types of drama: tragedy and the satyr play. Western theatre developed and expanded under the Romans; the theatre of ancient Rome was a thriving and diverse art form, ranging from festival performances of street theatre, nude dancing, acrobatics, to the staging of situation comedies, to high-style, verbally elaborate tragedies.
As the Western Roman Empire fell into decay through the 4th and 5th centuries, the seat of Roman power shifted to Constantinople and the Byzantine Empire. Records show that mime, scenes or recitations from tragedies and comedies and other entertainments were popular. From the 5th century, Western Europe was plunged into a period of general disorder. Small nomadic bands of actors traveled around Europe throughout the period, performing wherever they could find an audience. Traditionally, actors were not of high status. Early Middle Ages actors were denounced by the Church during the Dark Ages, as they were viewed as dangerous and pagan. In many parts of Europe, traditional beliefs of the region and time period meant actors could not receive a Christian burial. In the Early Middle Ages, churches in Europe began staging dramatized versions of biblical events. By the middle of the 11th century, liturgical drama had spread from Russia to Scandinavia
The Steve Harvey Show
The Steve Harvey Show is a sitcom that aired on The WB from August 25, 1996 to February 17, 2002. It was directed by Stan Lathan. Steve Hightower is a 1970s funk legend, now a music teacher/vice-principal at Booker T. Washington High School on Chicago's West Side. Budget cutbacks meant Steve had to teach drama and art, much to his surprise. Cedric Robinson is a coach at the high school, Steve's longtime best friend; the principal of Booker T. Washington High is Steve's former classmate, Regina Grier, whom Steve affectionately calls "Piggy", because of the fact that she was overweight as an adolescent. Steve forms a strong bond with two of his students: Romeo Santana, a stylish, self-absorbed ladies' man, the vacuous Stanley Kuznocki, nicknamed Bullethead - acting as their mentor, accepts them as friends. In 1997, the show introduced a new character, a secretary named Lovita Jenkins, a woman, fundamentally good in nature, but nonetheless unrefined in terms of disposition. Cedric and Lovita begin dating, marry and produce a child.
The show featured a succession of young actresses who served as female foils to Romeo and Bullethead. She would call Bullethead a "broke Brad Pitt" whenever he annoyed her, but would refer to Lydia as "Linda", "Lisa", or "Lucy". Rapper The Lady of Rage had a recurring role as Coretta "The Ox" Cox, a physically massive, brutish teenaged girl in romantic pursuit of Romeo. Steve was part of a fictional singing group called "Steve Hightower and the High Tops," who would temporarily reunite to perform on occasion; the members consisted of Steve, T-Bone, Pretty Tony, Clyde. Two of their signature songs were "When the Funk Hits the Fan", "Break Me Off a Piece of That Funk." Though Cedric was not an original member of the group, he sang with them on several events. A few other recurring characters throughout the series included Cedric's grandmother named "Grandma Puddin'" and Regina's boyfriend, former NFL star Warrington Steele. Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell appeared in several episodes as "Junior" and "Vincent."
Wayne Wilderson portrayed Byron, a "bougie" type character, a TV producer and a member of the Onyx Club. Dwayne Adway played Jordan Maddox, a professional basketball player, married to Regina before dying during their honeymoon. Ernest Lee Thomas made a couple of appearances as the Reverend who eulogized Maddox, who married Cedric and Lovita. Steve Harvey – Steven "Steve" Hightower Cedric the Entertainer – Cedric Jackie Robinson Merlin Santana – Romeo Santana William Lee Scott – Stanley "Bullethead" Kuznocki Wendy Raquel Robinson – Principal Regina Grier-Maddox Terri J. Vaughn – Lovita Alizé Jenkins-Robinson Tracy Vilar – Sophia Ortiz Netfa Perry – Sara Ariyan A. Johnson – Aisha Lori Beth Denberg – Lydia Liza Guttman Kel Mitchell – Vincent Kenan Thompson – Junior T. K. Carter – T-Bone Ronald Isley – Pretty Tony Jonathan Slocumb – Clyde The Lady of Rage – Coretta "The Ox" Cox Wayne Wilderson – Byron Dorien Wilson – Warrington Steele Samm Levine – Arthur Rabinowitz Don "D. C." Curry – T-Bone Dwayne Adway – Jordan Maddox Teena Marie Meagan Good Jerry Springer Bow Wow Jermaine Dupri Teddy Riley Snoop Dogg Sean Combs Kim Fields Isabel Sanford Judge Greg Mathis Antonio Fargas Busta Rhymes Brian McKnight Nikki Cox Boris Kodjoe Gabrielle Union Bumper Robinson Adrian Zmed Jenn Lyon Ja'net Dubois There were a few recurrent gags throughout the series.
For instance, Lovita had several relatives named after items. Steve made several references to his well-known hot spot "The Nasty Kitty" and his favorite working girl, Bubblicious though the strip club is never seen. Steve's topical humor of popular culture was another recurring gag. One example of these jokes: "When I see that woman, I'm like Shaq doing Shakespeare - I just don't know how to act!". Another recurring gag on the show was despite being a one-time famous musician in the universe of the show, Steve was always mistaken for being other famous musicians. For example, in an episode guest starring Jerry Springer, he refers to him as "That Cop from the Village People." Another episode featured singer Teena Marie, who when Steve went to introduce himself to see if she'd remember him, answers "Oh yes! Lionel! How are you? Give my best to the rest of The Commodores". Occasional gags referenced Bullethead's trailer park lifestyle, Romeo's numerous names. In one episode, he wrote all of his names on paper but never prepared his assignment, resulting in an "F".
Lydia always displayed an obsession for her classmate/alleged lover, Arthur Rabinowitz (whom Steve referred to as "that polite Jewish
Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice and augments regular speech by the use of sustained tonality, a variety of vocal techniques. A person who sings is called a vocalist. Singers perform music that can be sung without accompaniment by musical instruments. Singing is done in an ensemble of musicians, such as a choir of singers or a band of instrumentalists. Singers may perform as soloists or accompanied by anything from a single instrument up to a symphony orchestra or big band. Different singing styles include art music such as opera and Chinese opera, Indian music and religious music styles such as gospel, traditional music styles, world music, blues and popular music styles such as pop, electronic dance music and filmi. Singing arranged or improvised, it may be done as a form of religious devotion, as a hobby, as a source of pleasure, comfort or ritual, as part of music education or as a profession. Excellence in singing requires time, dedication and regular practice.
If practice is done on a regular basis the sounds can become more clear and strong. Professional singers build their careers around one specific musical genre, such as classical or rock, although there are singers with crossover success, they take voice training provided by voice teachers or vocal coaches throughout their careers. In its physical aspect, singing has a well-defined technique that depends on the use of the lungs, which act as an air supply or bellows. Though these four mechanisms function independently, they are coordinated in the establishment of a vocal technique and are made to interact upon one another. During passive breathing, air is inhaled with the diaphragm while exhalation occurs without any effort. Exhalation may be aided by lower pelvis/pelvic muscles. Inhalation is aided by use of external intercostals and sternocleidomastoid muscles; the pitch is altered with the vocal cords. With the lips closed, this is called humming; the sound of each individual's singing voice is unique not only because of the actual shape and size of an individual's vocal cords but due to the size and shape of the rest of that person's body.
Humans have vocal folds which can loosen, tighten, or change their thickness, over which breath can be transferred at varying pressures. The shape of the chest and neck, the position of the tongue, the tightness of otherwise unrelated muscles can be altered. Any one of these actions results in a change in pitch, timbre, or tone of the sound produced. Sound resonates within different parts of the body and an individual's size and bone structure can affect the sound produced by an individual. Singers can learn to project sound in certain ways so that it resonates better within their vocal tract; this is known as vocal resonation. Another major influence on vocal sound and production is the function of the larynx which people can manipulate in different ways to produce different sounds; these different kinds of laryngeal function are described as different kinds of vocal registers. The primary method for singers to accomplish this is through the use of the Singer's Formant, it has been shown that a more powerful voice may be achieved with a fatter and fluid-like vocal fold mucosa.
The more pliable the mucosa, the more efficient the transfer of energy from the airflow to the vocal folds. Vocal registration refers to the system of vocal registers within the voice. A register in the voice is a particular series of tones, produced in the same vibratory pattern of the vocal folds, possessing the same quality. Registers originate in laryngeal function, they occur. Each of these vibratory patterns appears within a particular range of pitches and produces certain characteristic sounds; the occurrence of registers has been attributed to effects of the acoustic interaction between the vocal fold oscillation and the vocal tract. The term "register" can be somewhat confusing; the term register can be used to refer to any of the following: A particular part of the vocal range such as the upper, middle, or lower registers. A resonance area such as chest voice or head voice. A phonatory process A certain vocal timbre or vocal "color" A region of the voice, defined or delimited by vocal breaks.
In linguistics, a register language is a language which combines tone and vowel phonation into a single phonological system. Within speech pathology, the term vocal register has three constituent elements: a certain vibratory pattern of the vocal folds, a certain series of pitches, a certain type of sound. Speech pathologists identify four vocal registers based on the physiology of laryngeal function: the vocal fry register, the modal register, the falsetto register, the whistle register; this view is adopted by many vocal pedagogues. Vocal resonation is the process by which the basic product of phonation is en
Dark Angel (2000 TV series)
Dark Angel is an American cyberpunk television series that premiered on the Fox network on October 3, 2000. Created by James Cameron and Charles H. Eglee, it starred Jessica Alba in her breakthrough role. Set in 2019, the series chronicles the life of Max Guevara, a genetically enhanced super-soldier who escapes from a covert military facility as a child. In a post-apocalyptic Seattle, she tries to lead a normal life while eluding capture by government agents and searching for her brothers and sisters scattered in the aftermath of their escape. Dark Angel was the first and only series produced by the company Cameron/Eglee Productions, was filmed in Vancouver at Lions Gate Studios; the high-budget pilot episode marked Cameron's television debut and was promoted by Fox, reaching 17.4 million viewers. The first season, shown on Tuesday nights in the U. S. received positive reviews and won several awards, including the People's Choice Award for Favorite New TV Drama. Alba's portrayal of Max received positive reviews and several awards.
For the second season, the show was moved to the less desirable air time of Friday night and received some criticism for new plot elements. It suffered from a drop in ratings, averaging 6 million viewers per episode, was canceled. A series of novels continued the storyline, a video game adaptation was released. Dark Angel is considered to have female empowerment themes. Dark Angel is considered to be part of a wave of shows in the late 1990s and early 2000s that feature strong female characters, alongside Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Xena: Warrior Princess, La Femme Nikita. In 2009, a genetically enhanced nine-year-old female supersoldier designated as X5-452 escapes along with eleven others from a secret U. S. government institution codenamed Manticore where they were born and trained to be soldiers and assassins. On June 1, 2009, months after X5-452's escape, terrorists detonate an electromagnetic pulse weapon in the atmosphere over the U. S. which destroys the vast majority of computer and communication systems, throwing the country into chaos.
Ten years in 2019, the now 19-year-old X5-452, who calls herself Max Guevara, struggles to search for her Manticore brothers and sisters. In the recovering United States, now more than a developing country she tries to live a normal life and evade capture by Manticore, who wishes to recover their lost asset. Logan Cale, an underground cyber-journalist with the alias Eyes Only, attempts to recruit her to help fight corruption in the post-Pulse world, she refuses but accepts after Cale is rendered a paraplegic attempting the assignment he was recruiting her for. A romantic interest buds between the two. While assisting Cale, Max makes a living as a bicycle messenger at Jam Pony, a courier company, along with her friends Original Cindy, Herbal Thought, Sketchy. Other X5s are periodically introduced, most the unit leader Zack; the Manticore hunt for the escaped X5s is led by Colonel Donald Lydecker. Near the end of the season, Lydecker is betrayed by his superior, the more ruthless Elizabeth Renfro, he defects from Manticore.
He aids Zack in an assault on Manticore headquarters. Max is badly captured. Zack, captured, commits suicide to provide Max with his heart, as she needs an X5 heart transplant to survive. Cale exposes Manticore to the world. Renfro is killed in the process. Aided by Joshua, a transgenic with canine DNA, Max escapes the facility and frees the other transgenics including Alec, a fellow X5, who joins Jam Pony; when Max is reunited with Cale he becomes ill and dies. Max discovers that Manticore has infected her with a virus designed to kill Cale, the two must avoid all physical contact to keep him alive. Max learns that Joshua was the first transgenic created by Manticore's founder. Over the course of the season, it is revealed that a millennia-old breeding cult has bred their own super-soldiers who rival the Manticore-produced transgenics. Ames White, a government agent tasked with eliminating the freed transgenics, is revealed to be a member of the cult; when a strange message written in Max's genetic code makes an appearance on her skin it is revealed that Sandeman is a renegade from the breeding cult and Ames White is his son.
White hates his father's transgenic creations with a passion. Believing that Max is a threat to the breeding cult's plans they attempt to kill her, but she escapes to Terminal City, an abandoned part of Seattle where hundreds of outcast transgenics have been hiding; when the police begin to surround Terminal City Max convinces the other transgenics to stand their ground rather than run. The series ends with the military surrounding Terminal City as the residents raise their newly designed flag from one of the buildings, wait for a possible invasion; the first season introduced Jessica Alba as the main character Max Guevara, a genetically enhanced transgenic super-soldier who escaped from a government facility named Manticore. She works as a bike messenger for the courier company Jam Pony during the day and as a cat burglar at night. Michael Weatherly played the show's second most prominent character. Cale is a wealthy vigilante who operates under the alias Eyes Only, he recruits Max to assist wit
Soul Train is an American music-dance television program which aired in syndication from October 2, 1971 to March 27, 2006. In its 35-year history, the show featured performances by R&B, dance/pop, hip hop artists, although funk, jazz and gospel artists appeared; the series was created by Don Cornelius, who served as its first host and executive producer. Production was suspended following the 2005–2006 season, with a rerun package airing for two years subsequently; as a nod to Soul Train's longevity, the show's opening sequence during seasons contained a claim that it was the "longest-running first-run, nationally syndicated program in American television history," with over 1,100 episodes produced from the show's debut through the 2005–2006 season. Despite the production hiatus, Soul Train held that superlative until 2016, when Entertainment Tonight surpassed it completing its 35th season. Among non-news programs, Wheel of Fortune surpassed that mark in 2018; the origins of Soul Train can be traced to 1965 when WCIU-TV, an upstart UHF station in Chicago, began airing two youth-oriented dance programs: Kiddie-a-Go-Go and Red Hot and Blues.
These programs—specifically the latter, which featured a predominantly African-American group of in-studio dancers—would set the stage for what was to come to the station several years later. Don Cornelius, a news reader and backup disc jockey at Chicago radio station WVON, was hired by WCIU in 1967 as a news and sports reporter. Cornelius was promoting and emceeing a touring series of concerts featuring local talent at Chicago-area high schools, calling his traveling caravan of shows "The Soul Train". WCIU-TV took notice of Cornelius's outside work and in 1970, allowed him the opportunity to bring his road show to television. After securing a sponsorship deal with the Chicago-based retailer Sears, Roebuck & Co. Soul Train premiered on WCIU-TV as a live show airing weekday afternoons. Beginning as a low-budget affair, in black and white, the first episode of the program featured Jerry Butler, the Chi-Lites, the Emotions as guests. Cornelius was assisted by Clinton Ghent, a local professional dancer who appeared on early episodes before moving behind the scenes as a producer and secondary host.
The program's immediate success attracted the attention of another locally based firm—the Johnson Products Company —and they agreed to co-sponsor the program's expansion into national syndication. Cornelius and Soul Train's syndicator targeted 25 markets outside of Chicago to carry the show, but stations in only seven other cities—Atlanta, Cleveland, Houston, Los Angeles, Philadelphia—purchased the program, which began airing on a weekly basis on October 2, 1971. By the end of the first season, Soul Train was on in the other eighteen markets; when the program moved into syndication, its home base was shifted to Los Angeles, where it remained for the duration of its run. Soul Train was part of a national trend toward syndicated music-oriented programs targeted at niche audiences. Though Don Cornelius moved his operations west, a local version of Soul Train continued in Chicago, he continued to oversee production in Chicago, where Clinton Ghent hosted episodes on WCIU-TV until 1976, followed by three years of once-weekly reruns.
The syndicated version was picked up in the Chicago market by CBS-owned WBBM-TV at its launch. Don Cornelius hosted every national episode of Soul Train during this era except for one: comedian Richard Pryor guest hosted the final episode of the 1974-75 season. In 1985, Chicago-based Tribune Entertainment took over Soul Train's syndication contract. Most of the stations that aired Soul Train during the final 13 years were either Fox affiliates or independent stations that would become WB or UPN affiliates. Don Cornelius ended his run as host at the end of the show's 22nd season in 1993, though he remained the show's main creative force from behind the scenes; the following fall, Soul Train began using guest hosts weekly until comedian Mystro Clark began a two-year stint as permanent host in 1997. Clark was replaced by actor Shemar Moore in 2000. In 2003, Moore was succeeded by actor Dorian Gregory, who hosted through 2006. Soul Train pulled into its last stop when production of first-run episodes was suspended at the conclusion of the 2005–06 season, the show's 35th.
Instead, for two seasons starting in 2006–07, the program aired archived episodes under the title The Best of Soul Train. This was because in years, Nielsen ratings dropped to below 1.0. The future of Soul Train was uncertain with the announced closing of Tribune Entertainment in December 2007, which left Don Cornelius Productions to seek a new distributor for the program. Cornelius soon secured a deal with Trifecta Media; when Don Cornelius Productions still owned the program, clips of the show's performances and interviews were kept away from online video sites such as YouTube owing to copyright infringement claims. C