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Famous US TV Shows

The Arts

American Bandstand (1952-89)Street Magic (1997)
Soul Train (1971-2006)

Children’s

Looney Tunes (1930-69)Double Dare (1986-93, 2000)
Tom and Jerry (1940-67)Pee-Wee’s Playhouse (1986-90)
The Gumby Show (1955-68, 1987-88)Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987-96)
Felix the Cat (1958-62)DuckTales (1987-90)
The Banana Splits (1968-70, 2008)The Adventures of Pete and Pete (1989-96)
Scooby-Doo (1969- )Rugrats (1991-2004)
Sesame Street (1969- )Barney and Friends (1992-2009)
Land of the Lost (1974-76, 1991-92)Bill Nye the Science Guy (1993-98)
Vegetable Soup (1975-78)The Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers (1993-2010)
The Hot Fudge Show (1976-80)Arthur (1994- )
The Muppet Show (1976-81, 2015-2016)Dexter’s Laboratory (1996-2003)
Battle of the Planets (1978-85)The Powerpuff Girls (1998-2005, 2016- )
The Smurfs (*co-production with Belgium) (1981-90)Spongebob Squarepants (1999- )
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (1983-85, 2002-04)Dora the Explorer (2000-14)
Fraggle Rock (1983-87)Ben 10 (2005- )
M.A.S.K. (1985-86)Hannah Montana (2006-11)
Care Bears (1985-88)iCarly (2007-2012)
Thundercats (1985-89)Yo Gabba Gabba! (2007- )
My Little Pony (1985-87, 1992, 2010- )

Comedy

I Love Lucy (1951-60)Taxi (1978-83)
The Honeymooners (1955-56)Different Strokes (1978-85)
The Phil Silvers Show (aka “Sergeant Bilko”) (1955-59)Cheers (1982-93)
Mr. Ed (1958-66)The Cosby Show (1984-92)
The Andy Griffith Show (1960-68)The Golden Girls (1985-92)
The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961-66)Married…with Children (1987-97)
The Munsters (1964-66)Roseanne (1988-97)
The Addams Family (1964-66, 1998-99)The Simpsons (1989- )
Gilligan’s Island (1964-67)The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990-96)
Bewitched (1964-72)Seinfeld (1990-98)
I Dream of Jeannie (1965-70)Frasier (1993-2004)
The Brady Bunch (1969-74)Friends (1994-2004)
The Partridge Family (1970-74)South Park (1997- )
The Odd Couple (1970-75)The Daily Show (1999- )
The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970-77)Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000-11)
All in the Family (1971-79)The Office (2005-13)
MAS*H (1972-83)How I Met Your Mother (2005-14)
Happy Days (1974-84)30 Rock (2006-13)
The Jeffersons (1975-85)The Big Bang Theory (2007-19)
Saturday Night Live (1975- )Modern Family (2009-20)
Mork and Mindy (1978-82)

Current Affairs

60 minutes (1968- )The Nixon Interviews (1977)

Documentaries

30 for 30 (2009- )

Drama

Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955-65)Oz (1997-2003)
Gunsmoke (1955-75)Sex and the City (1998-2004)
Bonanza (1959-73)The Sopranos (1999-2007)
Mission: Impossible (1966-73)Band of Brothers (2001)
Roots (1977)The Wire (2002-08)
Baywatch (1989-2001)Deadwood (2004-2006)
Twin Peaks (1990-91)House (2004-12)
Northern Exposure (1990-95)Grey’s Anatomy (2005- )
Homicide: Life on the Street (1993-99)Mad Men (2007-15)
The X-files (1993-2002, 2016)Breaking Bad (2008-13)
E.R. (1994-2009)Game of Thrones (2011-19)
The West Wing (1996-2006)House of Cards (2013-18)

Family Dramas

The Lone Ranger (1949-57)Wonder Woman (1974-79)
The Roy Rogers Shows (1951-57)Little House on the Prairie (1974-83)
Lassie (1954-73, 1989-92)The Love Boat (1977-86)
Flipper (1964-67, 1995-2000)CHiPs (1978-83)
The Waltons (1972-81)The Dukes of Hazzard (1979-86)

Famously Bad Shows

Tool Academy (2009-10)

Fantasy

The Twilight Zone (1959-64, 1985-89, 2002-03)Xena: Warrior Princess (1995-2001)
Star Trek (1966-69)Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2003)
Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987-94)Firefly (2002)
Quantum Leap (1989-93)Battlestar Galactica (2003-09)
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993-99)

Game Shows

Hollywood Squares (1966-89, 1998-2004)Jeopardy (1964-75, 1978-79, 1984- )
Family Feud (1976-85, 1988-93, 1999- )The Price is Right (1956- )
Wheel of Fortune (1975- )Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (1999- )

Lifestyle

The Joy of Painting (1983-94)The Antiques Roadshow (1997- )
Martha Stewart Living (1993-2005)Mythbusters (2003-2016)

Light entertainment and talent shows

The Ed Sullivan Show (1948-71)American Idol (2002-2016)
The Jackie Gleason Show (1952-70)Project Runway (2004- )
The Gong Show (1978-80, 1988-89)America’s Got Talent (2006- )

Police/Detective/Crime

Columbo (1968-78, 1989-2003)MacGyver (1985-92)
Hawaii Five-O (1968-80)Law and Order (1990-2010)
Charlie’s Angels (1976-81, 2011)NYPD Blue (1993-2005)
Magnum, P.I. (1980-88)CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000-15)
Hill Street Blues (1981-87)24 (2001-15)

Reality

The Real World (1992- )The Apprentice (2004- )
Survivor (2000- )Deadliest Catch (2005- )
The Amazing Race (2001- )Shark Tank (2009- )
The Osbournes (2002-05)

Soap Operas

All My Children (1970-2011)Dynasty (1981-89)
Dallas (1978-91, 2012-14)The Bold and the Beautiful (1987- )
Knot’s Landing (1979-93)

Sports

Monday Night Football (1970- )Baseball Tonight (1990- )
SportsCenter (1979- )

Talk Shows

The Tonight Show (1954- )The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003- )
The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986-2011)Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003- )
Late Show with David Letterman (1993-2015)Conan (2010- )
Late Night with Conan O’Brien (1993-2009)

Teen Drama

The Wonder Years (1988-93)Dawson’s Creek (1998-2003)
Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990-2000)The O.C. (2003-07)
My So-Called Life (1994-95)Friday Night Lights (2006-11)
Party of Five (1994-2000)Gossip Girl (2007-12)
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