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TMZ on TV
TMZ Logo.PNG
Format Tabloid
Starring Harvey Levin
Katie Daryl
Ben Mankiewicz
Michael Hundgen
Sean Borg
Max Hodges
Eddie Adams
Ved Ristic
Dax Holt
Tyler Harrell
Country of origin United States United States
No. of seasons 4
No. of episodes 3050 (as of November 4, 2009)
Production
Running time 22 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel Fox, syndicated
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
Original run September 10, 2007 – Present
External links
Official website

TMZ on TV (referred to on-air as just TMZ in India and Australia) is a syndicated entertainment and gossip news television show that premiered on September 10, 2007. It is essentially a television version of its sister operation, TMZ.com, a news website with a heavy emphasis on gossip of celebrities' personal lives, which debuted in December 2005.

The TV show and website are produced in a studio facility on Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood, California. TMZ is an insider term ("thirty mile zone" or studio zone) referencing the movie studio area of downtown Hollywood.

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On-Air Personalities

Executive producer (and main on-air personality) Harvey Levin and Jim Paratore, executive producer, have added the following to the on-air talent list:

Criticism

Broadcasting stolen material

TMZ was criticized for purchasing stolen items pertaining to the fourth Indiana Jones film. On October 2, 2007, IESB reported that a number of production photos and sensitive documents pertaining to the production budget had been stolen from Steven Spielberg’s production office.[1]

According to IESB, TMZ.com obtained some of the stolen property and was on the verge of running the story on the TV show until Paramount lawyers stepped in. After IESB broke the story, TMZ on TV did indeed broadcast details about the Indiana Jones production budget on the October 3, 2007, program.[2][3]

Parody

On August 26, 2009, 3rd Degree Films released a pornographic film based on TMZ called TM Sleaze. The film "turns up the heat and the humor as you get to see what happens when celebrities get engaged in hardcore humping". It contains popular pornographic actors and actresses such as Ron Jeremy, Lisa Ann, Tori Black, and Faye Reagan.[4]

International Broadcasting

  • In India it began broadcasting from early 2009. It is usually broadcasted on HBO Movies.
  • In Australia it was broadcast on cable / satellite channel Arena until October 2008. It began Broadcasting on new Digital-Only Free to Air channel GO! starting 9 August, 2009.

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