Manka Bros. Television Library

Talk Shows


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.


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.


The Inn Crowd (1998) - Televised weekly Bed and 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.


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.


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.'


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.]