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Iconoclasts is a very critically acclaimed interview and profile television show. It is a 30 minute program that has had six successful seasons so far with six episodes in each season. The unique aspect of Iconoclasts is that two very different personalities are profiled. In some cases the two subjects are very similar, like when Robert Redford and Paul Newman were profiled in season one. Other times, there is very little in common between the featured superstars, like when Rapper Chuck D sat alongside basketball Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar during season 6. Sometimes the selected celebrities will be promoting a joint project like when Seth MacFarlane and Norah Jones appeared to promote the film, Ted.

The variety of featured celebrities is amazing. They have featured fixtures in the world of films, music, sports, dance, cuisine, comedy, science and many other interesting life styles and occupations.

The first season not only featured Redford and Newman but also paired Samuel L. Jackson and Bill Russell, Tom Ford and Jeff Koons, Mario Batali and Michael Stipe, Brian Glazer and Sumner Redstone and Renee Zelweger and Christiane Amanpour. Season two had sit down sessions with great and legendary performers such as Eddie Vedder, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Quentin Tarantino, Isabello Rossellini, Paul Simon, Lorne Michaels, Dave Chappelle and Maya Angelou.

The third season included appearances from actors Sean Penn, Ruby Dee, Mike Myers and Ashley Judd. These editions were also joined by musician Alicia Keys, new age guru Deepak Chopra, politician Madeleine Albright and television producer Norman Lear.

Season four had many highlights as well. Bishop Desmond Tutu, Sir Richard Branson, Tony Hawk, Jon Favreau, Bill Maher, Clive Davis, Venus Williams, Wyclef Jean and Cameron Diaz all stopped by for interviews and commentary.

Season five featured the likes of Charlize Theron, Jane Goodall, Lenny Kravitz, Hugh Jackman, Cate Blanchett, Ron Howard and David Blaine.

The most recent season that aired in 2012 included James Franco and Marina Abramovic, Judd Apatow and Len Dunham, and Christy Turlington Burns and Tory Burch.

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Tuesday 8:00 PM et/pt on Sundance Channel
6 Seasons, 36 Episodes - Currently Airing
Documentary & Biography, Science & Technology
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  • Guests include Kareem Abdul-Jabbar & Chuck D.

  • Guests include Chef Jamie Oliver and menswear designer Paul Smith.

  • Guests include model Christy Turlington Burns & fashion designer Tory Burch.

  • Guests include animator Seth MacFarlane and singer Norah Jones.

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