Monday, April 28, 2008

BEST. TV. SHOWS. EVER.

The New York Post has the list. Here you go:
1 THE SOPRANOS (1999-2007, HBO)

2 ALL IN THE FAMILY (1971-79, CBS)

3 THE OPRAH WINFREY SHOW (1986-present, syndication)

4 AMERICAN IDOL (2002- present, FOX)

5 THE WEST WING (1999-2006, NBC)

6 MARY TYLER MOORE (1970-77, CBS)

7 DALLAS (1978-91, CBS)

8 24 (2001- present, FOX)

9 TWIN PEAKS (1990-91, ABC)

10 SESAME STREET (1969-present, PBS)

11 THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JOHNNY CARSON (1962-92, NBC)

12 60 MINUTES (1968-present, CBS)

13 THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW (1948-71, CBS)

14 I LOVE LUCY (1951-57, CBS)

15 LAW & ORDER (1990-present, NBC)

16 MONTY PYTHON'S FLYING CIRCUS (1969-1974, PBS)

17 THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW (1967-79, CBS)

18 THE SIMPSONS (1989-present, FOX)

19 SEX AND THE CITY (1998-2004, HBO)

20 ER (1994-present, NBC)

21 THE HONEYMOONERS (1955-56, CBS)

22 MIAMI VICE (1984-89, NBC)

23 SEINFELD (1990-98, NBC)

24 GUNSMOKE (1955-75, CBS)

25 ROWAN & MARTIN'S LAUGH-IN (1968-73, NBC)

26 HILL STREET BLUES (1981-87, NBC)

27 STAR TREK (1966-1969, NBC)

28 THE X-FILES (1993-2002, Fox)

29 THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW (1961-66, CBS)

30 SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (1975-present, NBC)

31 JEOPARDY! (1964-75; 1978-79; 1984-present, NBC and syndication)

32 MOONLIGHTING (1985-89, ABC)

33 MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE (1966-73, CBS)

34 THE COSBY SHOW (1984-92, NBC)

35 GENERAL HOSPITAL (1963-present, ABC)
Obvious MIA shows: South Park, The Price is Right, WKRP, Twilight Zone, M*A*S*H. And what's with Idol in the Top 5? And Seinfeld below Miami Vice? Yikes.

12 comments:

Secret Drinker said...

I get the feeling that the folks who make lists like these feel obligated to put some current shows in the top rankings.

Blender Magazine has a penchant for this type of thing too.

Anonymous said...

I can never get sick of The Simpsons...it's still relevant and hilarious today as when it first started. It's great that the former executive producers of the show is doing a new series. I can't wait!

http://thebiz.fancast.com/2008/04/news_simpsons_duo_set_exec_pro.html

Donna "Hussein" said...

The first Bob Newhart series should be on here, too.

And WTF -- Dick Van Dyke should be much, much higher. DALLAS?

Anonymous said...

No MASH?!?!?!

That is absolutely criminal. I also winced at seeing Seinfeld just below Miami Vice.

Elisabeth said...

The Simpsons should be higher...

matthewclemmon said...

Can't argue with much of the Top 20, but if X-Files is there doesn't LOST have to be somewhere in the top 35?

And Sex and the City? *Insert rhetorical question here*

Complaint Department Manager said...

Hmmm, no CSI???

Maggie&Bandit said...

Hill Street Blues needs to move up by at least 10 places. Period.

Anonymous said...

Oprah? Oprah? What about Opey? 57 Channels and there's nothing on.

David Marquez said...

Hello old friend:

Although I'm a bit bias, The Disney Sunday program needs to be listed (at least up until maybe the mid-'90s) it's probably the longest running television show on the air; no matter how many incarnations.

Hope you are well...it's been a while.

Clark said...

this list has no "the wire", therefore it has no credibility

Anonymous said...

the worst list i've ever seen,TVguide's list is much better..american idol? no friends or mash??..the honeymooners and seinfeld not in top 10?