This long-running talent contest had performers competing in such categories as dance, male and female vocalist, comedy and TV spokesmodel, while a panel of judges rated them. In the fall of 1992, a half-hour daily version of the show aired, in addition to the weekly hourlong program, and the title became `Ed McMahon's Star Search.' Years after the original had ended, and following the huge success of Fox's `American Idol,' CBS revived `Star Search' in January of 2003, with Arsenio Hall as host.

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