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Goofball Academy
Genre Reality competition
Format
Created by
Judges
Creative director
Starring
Voices of
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Opening theme
Country of origin China
Original language(s) Chinese
English
Number of seasons 18
Number of episodes 180
Production
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s)
Running time roughly an hour
Production company(s)
Broadcast
Original channel DragonTV
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
Audio format Stereo
5.1 Surround Sound
Original run April 15, 2004 – June 29, 2021

Goofball Academy, also known as Xià yīgè xǐjù yǎnyuán (Chinese: 下一个喜剧演员) was a Chinese reality competition based on the titular franchise.

Format

Casting calls were accepted online. Participation was only available for contestants over the age of 18.

Judges' timeline

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Season summary

 
Season Premiere Finale Winner Runner-up Third place Judges (chair order)
1 April 15, 2004 June 17, 2004
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2 April 21, 2005 June 23, 2005
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3 April 13, 2006 June 15, 2006
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4 April 19, 2007 June 21, 2007
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5 April 17, 2008 June 19, 2008
6 April 23, 2009 June 25, 2009
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7 April 15, 2010 June 17, 2010
8 April 28, 2011 June 30, 2011
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9 April 26, 2012 June 28, 2012
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10 April 18, 2013 June 20, 2013
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11 April 10, 2014 June 12, 2014
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12 April 23, 2015 June 25, 2015
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13 April 21, 2016 June 23, 2016
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14 April 13, 2017 June 15, 2017
15 April 19, 2018 June 21, 2018
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16 April 11, 2019 June 13, 2019
17 April 16, 2020 June 18, 2020
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18 April 22, 2021 June 29, 2021

Cancellation

Only days before the season 17 finale aired, DragonTV announced that season 18 would be the last. Since the show's inception in 2004, it peaked in viewership at roughly 50 viewers per episode in 2007, slipping to nearly 10 million viewers per episode in 2013, and down further since with an average of about 7.20 million viewers per episode in 2020.

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