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This Hour Has America's 22 Minutes (commonly shortened to 22 Minutes since 2009) is an American version of This Hour Has 22 Minutes, produced by WildBrain (formerly Salter Street Films, Halifax Film, and DHX Media), Alliance Atlantis (2004-2005), the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Broadway Video, Entertainment One (2020-present), ITV Studios America (formerly Granada Entertainment and Granada America) and RKO Entertainment (formerly RKO Television Studios) and aired on the RKO Network from October 27, 1996 to July 21, 2017 and again on RKO Two since February 8, 2020. The first six seasons aired on Sunday 8:00PM competing with The Simpsons on Fox, the number one show at a time. For the rest of it's RKO Network run, it aired on Fridays at 11:00PM. The revived RKO Two series airs on Saturdays at 10:00PM. The show is loosely based off the Canadian comedy show This Hour Has 22 Minutes. It is taped before a live audience at 31st Street Studios in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Previously it had taped at Chelsea Studios (2004-2017) and Manhattan Center Studios (1996-2003) in New York City. The show was cancelled in 2017 due to increasingly low ratings, but was revived in 2020 with a new set of hosts.

The series had initially received positive reviews during the early stages of it's original run but in later years reviews had evolved into being more mixed, with criticism aimed at jokes and the parodies. The 2020 revival has been critically acclaimed, and has been entered in RKO's "For Your Consideration" appeal for the Primetime Emmy Awards and Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards.

On March 14, 2020, it was announced that the show will be on hiatus due to the Coronavirus pandemic (of which the night's episode focused around) and would return on June 6, 2020. Following the hiatus, production on a film spin-off titled The American Dream Is Overrated will begin.

Broadcast

United States

  • RKO Network (1996-2017)
  • RKO Two (2020-present)
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