Rove LA

Rove LA is a talk show with a comedic aspec to it. It is hosted by Rove McManus from a set in Los Angeles. McManus is an Australian comedian. The show has a lot of segments that are comic bits. There are interviews with celebrity guests. Each episode starts with McManus delivering a monologue straight to the screen. In his monologue, McManus talks mainly about current news events and happenings around the world. All of this he does with a comedic bent.

After his monologue, McManus heads to a segment called The Couch. McManus sits on a couch and interviews that week's celebrity guest. McManus does not hold traditional interviews but he has a variety of different methods that allow him to get his guest to talk. One segment is called Random Question Hat and McManus actually pulls random questions from a hat and asks them of his guest. Another segment is called Getting To Know You and McManus asks basic questions.

McManus hosts the show all by himself but he has hired actor Gary Busey to do occasional guest appearances. Busey's role is that if no one else can be booked to guest on the show he will perform as an automatic stand-in guest. McManus has also faced some controversy as being the one of the few television hosts that allow his guests to swear on the show.

Each episode of Rove LA lasts about an hour. He has featured guests such as actors Hugh Jackman, Lisa Kudrow and Lauren Graham. McManus also interviews musicians such as and LL Cool J. He has even interviewed his own son, Luke, who he calls Mini Mac. The last four episodes of season two all feature random guest appearances from Gary Busey in addition to the main celebrity guests booked.

Saturday 10:00PM et/pt on TV Guide
2 Seasons, 23 Episodes
July 21, 2012
Cast: Rove McManus
Rove LA

Rove LA Full Episode Guide

  • In This segment from Rove LA, Rove continues his quest for Bigfoot. Will he find the legendary creature?

  • Rove talks with John Travolta and Olivia Newton John about how they came together to star in Grease.

  • Presented by TV Guide - Rove LA 209. Australian talk show host Rove brings his popular show to the U.S. Sarah Silverman talks about her twitter behavior and Judd Apatow chimes in with how he handles rude tweets.

  • Zach Braff, Tom Kenny and Nicole Richie address rumors of their deaths, and Rove introduces emergency backup guest Gary Busey.

  • Nicole Richie, Kunal Nayyar and Rob Schneider

  • Kate Walsh, Eric Idle and Maggie Grace

  • Ben Folds, James Van Der Beek and Jeff Probst

  • Joel McHale, Wendi McLendon-Covey and Wayne Brady

  • Aisha Tyler, Matthew Fox and Emmy Rossum

  • Eric Stonestreet, Casey Wilson and Benji and Joel Madden Guest Appearance: Luke "Mini Mac" McManus

  • Rainn Wilson, Sarah Wayne Callies and Mike "The Miz" Mizanin

  • Russell Brand, Adam Lambert and Kristen Schaal

  • Watch the Best of Season 1.

  • Seth MacFarlane, and Lauren Graham

  • P!nk, Jim Parsons and Chris Hardwick

  • Ty Burrell, John Krasinski and "Stone Cold" Steve Austin

  • Justin Timberlake, Eliza Dushku and James Marsden join Rove on the couch.

  • Steve Carell, Lake Bell and Eva Longoria join Rove on the couch.

  • Seth Green, Olivia Munn and Michael Weatherly join Rove on the couch.

  • Anna Faris, Daniel Macpherson and Kevin Smith join Rove on the couch.

  • International superstar Hugh Jackman, stylish Tim Gunn and actor/comedian Paul F. Tompkins join Rove on the couch.

  • Rove returned to Australian television welcoming guests Kathy Griffin, Lisa Kudrow and Jerry Ferrara. Rove brought up interesting facts, had three leading questions and random questions for each of the guests.

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