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Re: ever-popular show with or without hyphen?

Quick answer: without a hyphen

This is because ever is an adverb that, your example, modifies the adjective 'popular'. There is no need to link an adverb and an adjective with a hyphen as you might with a compound adjective like 'free-range' eggs. This is covered more here Hyphens in compound adjectives.
There is a section on adverbs half way down the right- hand side under the 'Beware' section.

The exception to the adverb rule is when the adverb could be confused as an adjective (e.g. well or fast).

Re: Re: ever-popular show with or without hyphen?

Yeah, my answer was full of typos, but you get the idea.