USA Up All Night: Rhonda Shear (1991–1998) – Horror TV Shows We Miss

From 1989 to 1998, USA Network aired a hosted movie show on Friday and Saturday nights that was called USA Up All Night. Programming tweaks were made here and there over the years, but for the most part USA Up All Night consisted of three movies that would air from 11 pm to 5 am. This show had three hosts during its nine year run; Gilbert Gottfried hosted USA Up All Night on Saturday nights, and when the show began Caroline Schlitt was the host of Friday nights. On January 4, 1991, comedian/B-movie actress Rhonda Shear took over as the host of the Friday night edition of USA Up All Night – and in the new episode of our video series Horror TV Shows We Miss, we’re looking back fondly at the Rhonda Shear era. Check it out in the embed above!

The hosted version of USA Up All Night was brought to an end in 1998 when USA Network came under new management. Aiming for “a more general and upscale viewership”, USA relieved Gottfried and Shear of their duties and started airing mainstream movies throughout the night, instead of the low budget B-movies that often filled the USA Up All Night schedule. According to Wikipedia, “From December 1988 to February 1998, a grand total of over 900 episodes of USA Up All Night were shot.”

The Horror TV Shows We Miss series is all about taking a

nostalgic look back at the genre series that marked us while growing up and that helped shape our love of horror today.

This episode was Written and Narrated by Niki Minter, Edited by Adam Walton, Produced by John Fallon, and Executive Produced by Berge Garabedian.

A few previous episodes of Horror TV Shows We Miss can be seen below. If you’d like to see more, and check out the other shows we have to offer, head over to the JoBlo Horror Originals YouTube channel – and subscribe while you’re there!

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About the Author

Cody is a news editor and film critic, focused on the horror arm of, and writes scripts for videos that are released through the JoBlo Originals and JoBlo Horror Originals YouTube channels. In his spare time, he's a globe-trotting digital nomad, runs a personal blog called Life Between Frames, and writes novels and screenplays.