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Biography is a documentary series that was inspired by a program of the same name broadcast in 1967 by CBS, where it was hosted by Mike Wallace. Although the series initially continued the CBS series' tradition of focusing on historical figures, after several years on A&E, the series began to shift content towards pop culture icons. In some cases, the series further deviated by producing episodes about Saturday Night Live and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
The series became wildly popular in the late 1990s and at one point aired up to six times per week in primetime. Despite the show's popularity, the network refocused towards reality series like Dog the Bounty Hunter and ceased basic cable production of Biography in August 2006. The series was then moved exclusively to The Biography Channel.
|Season One||April 6, 1987||—||—|
|The Biography Channel|
|Season Twenty||August 2006||—||—|
- At a Glance: Additional information about the series