Rove LA is an Australian television comedy talk show which debuted on Fox8 on 19 September 2011. The show is hosted by Rove McManus and is set in Los Angeles. The show is presented in a similar fashion to McManus' previous talk show Rove, featuring comedy segments and interviews with celebrity guests. The show was picked up for a two-year run on the Fox8 subscription channel.
Rove LA intertitle
|Presented by||Rove McManus|
|Country of origin||Australia|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||23 (list of episodes)|
|Location(s)||CBS Television City, Los Angeles, California (2011),
Warner Bros. Studios, Burbank, California (2012)
|Running time||Approximately 60 minutes (inc. commercials)|
|Production company(s)||Roving Enterprises
|Picture format||576i (SDTV)
|Original release||19 September 2011 – 23 December 2012|
Season 3 did not air in 2013, but producers speculated that there may be a season 3 possibly later on.
Rove LA began on the Fox8 cable network in September 2011 as a platform for McManus to return to Australian television. The concept of the show being Rove reporting each week in pre-recorded episodes from Los Angeles, this fit with McManus' current residency in the United States while still having a presence on Australian television. The series was picked up for a 10-episode run for 2011 on the network, as a means to test the new shows reception with audiences.
The series was officially renewed for 2012 with the expectation of a longer season run. Rove LA was renewed for a second 13-episode season that premiered on 30 September 2012. The series was picked up by the TV Guide Network for broadcast in the United States.
Similar to McManus' former show Rove, the show starts with Rove performing a comedic monologue about a variety of topics and events, usually covering American culture. He then introduces his guests one by one on 'The Couch', engaging them in conversations led by various segments such as the "Getting to Know You" and "Random Question Hat". Unlike McManus' previous show, Rove is the only cast member of the show. However, since episode 10 of season 2, Gary Busey has made a guest appearance in each episode as a "Stand-in Guest in case something goes wrong with one of the guests". The show is also notable for allowing its guests to swear on television.
Rove LA is broadcast primarily on its Australian cable broadcaster network FOX8. Repeat episodes air on both Fox8 and Australian network The Comedy Channel. It can also be seen in the United States on The TV Guide Network.
The Comedy Channel (reruns)
|United States||TV Guide Network|
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