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The Greatest Event in Television History is a mockumentary TV special series created by Adam Scott and Naomi Scott. The series premiered on Cartoon Network's late night programming block Adult Swim on October 12, 2012 and ended on January 23, 2014, with a total of four episodes. Each episode originally aired independently as a special presentation, several months apart.

Synopsis[]

The Greatest Event in Television History is a 15-minute special that stars Adam Scott and Jon Hamm.

Format[]

The format of each special is a brief mockumentary about the shot-for-shot remake of a 1980s TV series opening credits sequence, followed by the remake itself. Series co-creator Adam Scott says the specials are at least in part motivated by his own memories of watching 1980s TV as a kid. Each episode is hosted by Jeff Probst with actors portraying fictional versions of themselves or others. After each episode, the original opening credit scene is shown.

Production[]

Four episodes were produced during the show's run; the series finale aired on January 23, 2014. In an interview with Splitsider, Scott explained the conclusion of the series: It's a lot of work for such a short, stupid thing... they're really fun and they're fun to make, but we're ready to move on.

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