NBC's Poker After Dark
with Shana Hiatt
Typical of conservative
mainstream TV network's, NBC borrowed some tried and true elements from other poker TV shows in launching its Poker After Dark program.
We get yet another No Limit Holdem show, with a name and concept directly patterned on the UK's Late Night Poker show, and a familiar
face as host. But while the show itself debuted with one of the most tedious hours in the history of television, NBC's Poker After Dark
at started with pocket aces by signing former World Poker Tour personality Shana Hiatt as host. While several players and other announcers
have had an impact by appearing on various poker television shows,
Hiatt's ongoing popularity has been a minor culture phenomenon of its own.