variety show

(redirected from Variety television)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

variety show

n.
A show consisting of successive unrelated acts, such as songs, dances, and comedy skits.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.variety show - a show consisting of a series of short unrelated performancesvariety show - a show consisting of a series of short unrelated performances
show - a social event involving a public performance or entertainment; "they wanted to see some of the shows on Broadway"
revue, review - a variety show with topical sketches and songs and dancing and comedians
vaudeville, music hall - a variety show with songs and comic acts etc.
Translations
References in periodicals archive ?
On a personal level, this will also be the first time I'll be working in areas like unscripted and variety television, which will afford me the opportunity to work in fresh, creative ways with new voices and to discover new talent, said Tyler Perry.
The 11-year-old half-Filipina singer, Angelica Hale, appeared recently on American variety television series "Little Big Shots."
Brady describes the Australian appropriation of variety television as 'a spin-off of the days of vaudeville and burlesque' and tells me that IMT took from these foreign shows:
Unlike dramas which viewers watch in full recognition that what is happening on the small screen is fictional, most local reality shows adopt a "real variety show" format that is largely unscripted and follow a similar format of challenge-based variety television programs such as "Infinite Challenge."