100: The Brady Bunch
-- I was so glad to see this show on the list, that I forgave the editors for putting one of my favorites at the bottom.
97: The Comeback
96: Malcolm in the Middle
95: Grey's Anatomy
-- I loved this show for many years, but finally gave up on it. It did, however, pave the way for Scandal which is one of the great guilty pleasures of all time.
94: Project Runway
-- My brother, who is genuinely the smartest person I know, has seen every season of this show. I roll my eyes when we discuss it; he calmly tells me to shut up as I don't know what I'm talking about. Ah, siblings.
93: The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour
92: Sanford and Son
91: Star Trek
-- I have only seen about fifteen minutes of one episode of this show, but for a show so iconic and one that, arguably, spawned sci-fi on television, it should probably be a bit higher up the list.
89: Mystery Science Theater 3000
88: Perry Mason
-- I blame this show for the reason I became a lawyer. When I was a child, there was only one television station in our part of the world. That station aired this show late in the afternoon and I watched it over and over again. I knew I wanted to be that person righting wrongs and exposing the guilty parties.
87: South Park
-- My love for this show cannot be overstated. Every year, I would avoid it when it aired and then devour the DVDs in a single weekend marathon session. I am very excited that we are getting another installment next year.
85: Little House on the Prairie
84: Family Ties
82: Good Times
81: In Living Color
80: The Office (US)
79: Everybody Loves Raymond
78: Dawson's Creek
-- Although a bit higher up the list than it should be, I loved this show.
77: Ally McBeal
76: Game of Thrones
75: Beverly Hills, 90210
-- I have never seen a show take over the collective consciousness like the first season of this show. When it was airing in the UK, absolutely everyone I knew was watching it and talking about it.
73: Six Feet Under
-- The best series finale ever.
72: Battlestar Galactica
71: Beavis and Butt-head
70: Will & Grace
-- Although, let's be honest here, the reason most of us watched this show every week was for Jack and Karen, two of the funniest characters ever portrayed on television.
69: Star Trek: The Next Generation
67: The Prisoner
66: Chappelle's Show
65: Doctor Who
64: Modern Family
63: Absolutely Fabulous
62: Homicide: Life on the Street
59: Freaks and Geeks
58: Sex and the City
57: The Shield
56: 30 Rock
54: NYPD Blue
53: American Idol
-- God help us when any form of show like this makes the all-time greatest list. I hate these things.
51: The West Wing
-- I would have put this show much higher up the list, but it certainly dipped in the middle seasons, so maybe it's where it belongs.
49: The Muppet Show
48: Friday Night Lights
-- Clear eyes, full hearts, can't lose! The best show that too few have seen.
47: The Rockford Files
-- Jim Rockford is just awesome. One of my very early crushes that has never completely died out.
46: The Rifleman
45: Gilmore Girls
-- Before The Big Bang Theory, this was my favorite sitcom of all time. Brilliantly written and acted, it belongs higher up the list than some of the ones that are.
43: St. Elsewhere
-- "What does a yellow light mean?" is the single funniest sketch every put on film. I have watched it hundreds of times and still roar with laughter through it.
41: Twin Peaks
40: The Real World
39: The Fugitive
38: The Bob Newhart Show
35: Hill Street Blues
34: The Larry Sanders Show
33: The Carol Burnett Show
32: The Golden Girls
-- Another one of my favorite shows of all time. I would argue that few other shows have mixed comedy and drama as well as this one did.
29: The X-Files
Yes, the mythology got a bit dense and absurd there at the end, but this show is one of the greats. Not to mention, it had the greatest couple of all time, giving us the verb 'to ship.'
28: The Abbott and Costello Show
-- If you've never seen Who's on First, rush over to YouTube and watch it right now. Truly inspired comedy.
27: Monty Python's Flying Circus
-- I know I am repeating myself, but if you've never seen the Dead Parrot sketch, rush over to YouTube and watch it right now. Truly inspired comedy.
26: Prime Suspect (UK)
25: Alfred Hitchcock Presents
Love it or hate it, this show changed television. Every season since, we have at least one show that markets itself as "the new Lost."
23: Law & Order
22: My So-Called Life
-- For any of us who have a family of friends, this one hits home.
20: The Honeymooners
19: Arrested Development
18: Breaking Bad
16: The Cosby Show
-- Sometimes, you wanna go where everybody knows your name.
14: The Office (UK)
-- One of the greats, with a finale that made me cry and cheer all at the same time.
13: The Twilight Zone
12: Saturday Night Live
11: I Love Lucy
10: Your Show of Shows
9: Mad Men
8: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
-- I am impressed that this show is so high up the list.
7: The Andy Griffith Show
6: All in the Family
5: The Sopranos
-- The ultimate antihero, Tony Soprano is one for the ages.
4: The Mary Tyler Moore Show
-- Mary showed many women back in the day that being single and successful was a valid and rewarding choice. And, she did it by making us laugh.
-- I know that many people think this is the greatest sitcom ever produced. While I thought it was all right, it never spoke to me all that strongly.
2: The Simpsons
-- Again, I have friends who watch this show by the hour. I can't stand it.
1: The Wire
-- I agree. This show is the best thing that has ever been produced. We've just begun to cover it so, if you've never seen it, watch along with us now.
I know that some of you will jump up and down on my head, but I think this list got more right than wrong. Many of my favorites are included, although not necessarily in the position I would have placed them. What about you? Let us know in the comments.
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