Ross, Ivanka Trump, Donald Trump, Jr. Lee, Julie Benz, Erik King, James Remar

Memorable Episodes – “Sunshine and Frosty Swirl”, “The Getaway”, “Rita’s Death”, “The British Invasion” and “Hungry Man”

o That ’70s Show

Minute to Win It (2010 – 2011)Seasons – 2 (69 Episodes)

Host – Guy Fieri

Memorable Catchphrases – “You’ve got a minute to win it, good luck”, “Blueprint Bonus”, and “The game begins in 3.. Even so, let’s find out which of them have made it to the top.

The most popular television genres are classified as follows:

o Alias

The Simpsons (1989 – present)Seasons – 24 (510 Episodes)

Cast – Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Hank Azaria, Yeardley Smith, Nancy Cartwright, Harry Shearer

Memorable Catchphrases – “Eat my shorts”, “Release the Hounds!”, “D’oh” and “Woo Hoo!”

o The Dick Van Dyke Show

GAME SHOWS

o Slings and Arrows

o M.A.S.H

24 (2001 – 2010)Seasons – 8 (215 Episodes)

Cast – Kiefer Sutherland, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Carlos Bernard, Elisha Cuthbert, Dennis Haysbert, James Morrison

Memorable Episodes – “Day 2: 7:00 A.M. Bean

Dancing with the Stars (2005 – present)Seasons – 15 (280* Episodes)

Judges – Bruno Tonioli, Len Goodman and Carrie Ann Inaba

Memorable Catchphrases – “You were so on fire”, “Sharp as a razor!”, “What’s going on tonight?” and “It wasn’t clean.”

* as of Oct 23, 2012

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (2003 – 2012)Seasons – 9 (200 Episodes)

Crew Members – Ty Pennington, Paul DiMeo, Alle Ghadban, Paige Hemmis, Tracy Hutson, Daniel Kucan, Tanya McQueen and Michael Moloney

Memorable Catchphrases – “Good Morning [family's name] family!”, “Bus driver, move that bus!!” and “There’s only one thing left to say. – 8:00 A.M.” and “Season 5 episode 2″

o Man vs. King, Greg Vaughan

Memorable Episodes – “Forever Charmed”, “Something Wicca This Way Comes”, “Morality Bites” and “Long Live the Queen”

South Park (1997 – present)Seasons – 16 (231 Episodes)

Cast – Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Mona Marshall, Isaac Hayes, April Stewart, Eliza Schneider, Mary Kay Bergman

Memorable Catchphrases – “Oh my God, they killed Kenny!”, “Hey!”, “Screw you guys, I’m going home”, and “Respect my authori-tah!”

o The Colbert Report

o Weeds

o Mad Men

o The Cosby Show

American Idol (2002 – present)Seasons – 11 (438 Episodes)

Judges – Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler

Memorable Catchphrases – “That was amazing!”, “I don’t know, man”, “Ok, so here’s the thing” and “Not feelin’ it”

o CSI

o Ugly Betty

o Desperate Housewives

o Becker

o How I Met Your Mother

o The X Factor

o Person of Interest

o Boardwalk Empire

ANIMATION SERIES

o Heroes

o Sons of Anarchy

o Saturday Night Live

o Castle

o Gossip Girl

o Justice League

o Fringe

o Pinky and the Brain

o Game of Thrones

o Glee

o The Three Stooges. Truman, Shelly Johnson, Bobby Briggs, Benjamin Horne, Lara Flynn Boyle, Donna Hayward, Sherilyn Fenn, Audrey Horne, Warren Frost, Dr. Knight, Susan Lucci, Jacob Young, David Canary, Thorsten Kaye, Melissa Claire Egan, Eileen Herlie, Bobbie Eakes, Alicia Minshew

Memorable Episodes – “Nina and Cliff’s Storybook Wedding”, “Fusion Begins”, “Erica Models at the Met”, “Natalie Trapped in the Well” and “Bianca Comes Out”

REALITY SHOWS

o Band of Brothers

FANTASY SERIES

o Friday Night Lights

I Love Lucy (1951 – 1957)Seasons – 6 (181 Episodes)

Cast – Lucille Ball, Vivian Vance, Keith Thibodeaux, Desi Arnaz, William Frawley

Memorable Catchphrases – “Lucy, you’ve got some ‘splainin’ to do!” and “Lucy, I’m home”

o Swat Kats

o The Walking Dead

o Scooby-Doo

o Death Note

o Bones

o ER

o Prison Break

o Sponge Bob

o Doogie Howser, M.D.

The X-Files (1993 – 2002)Seasons – 9 (202 Episodes)

Cast – David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Robert Patrick, Annabeth Gish, Mitch Pileggi

Memorable Episodes – “The Post-Modern Prometheus”, “Ice”, “Pusher” and “Paper Clip”

o The Voice

o Firefly

o Boston Legal

Supernatural (2005 – present)Seasons – 8 (151 Episodes)

Cast – Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki

Memorable Episodes – “In My Time of Dying “, “What is and What Should Never Be”, “All Hell Breaks Loose” and “Changing Channels”

o Wipeout

Naked City (1958 – 1963)Seasons – 4 (138 Episodes)

Cast – John McIntire, Harry Bellaver, Paul Burke, Horace McMahon, James Franciscus

Memorable Episodes – “Sweet Prince of Delancey Street”, “Idylls of a Running Back”, “Golden Lads and Girls”, and “Barefoot on a Bed of Coals”

o Dragon Ball Z

o Sunday Night Football

o Spartacus: Vengeance

MIXED BAG

o The Adventures of Tintin

o Futurama

o The 4400

o The West Wing

o Big Love

o Jeopardy!

o Everybody Loves Raymond

o Eureka

o Rescue Me

o Dexter’s Laboratory

o Home Improvement

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? (1999 – present)Seasons – 14 (2151 Episodes)

Hosts – Regis Philbin and Meredith Vieira

Memorable Catchphrases – “Is that your final answer?”, “Confident” and “I’d like to phone a friend”

o The Flintstones

o Undeclared

o Arrested Development

The Andy Griffith Show (1960 – 1968)Seasons – 8 (249 Episodes)

Cast – Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Frances Bavier

Memorable Catchphrases – “Nip it in the bud”, “Aw c’mon”, and “Do it! Just *do* it!”

o The Oprah Winfrey Show

DEXTER (2006 – present)Seasons – 7 (74 Episodes)

Cast – Desmond Harrington, Michael C. Welcome Home [family's name] family, welcome home.”

Battlestar Galactica (2004 – 2009)Seasons – 4 (75 Episodes)

Cast – Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, James Callis, Tricia Helfer, Grace Park, Katee Sackhoff, Michael Hogan, Aaron Douglas, Jamie Bamber

Memorable Episodes – “Revelations”, “The Hub”, “The Hand of God”, “Pegasus” and “Blood on the Scales”

o Just Shoot Me!

o The Wire

Wheel of Fortune (1975 – present)Seasons – 30 (5000 Episodes)

Hosts – Pat Sajak, Vanna White, Charlie O’Donnell and Jim Thornton

Memorable Catchphrases – “I’d like to buy a vowel” and “No more spinning, just winning!”

o ThunderCats

o Recess

o NCIS

To err is human, so if you think I have missed out on any, please leave a comment and I will get that particular show added to this list.

SITCOMS

o Homicide: Life on the Street

o True Blood

o Frasier

All in the Family (1968-1979)Seasons – 9 (208 Episodes)

Cast – Jean Stapleton, Carroll O’Connor, Sally Struthers, Rob Reiner, Danielle Brisebois

Memorable Catchphrases – “Get out of my chair, Meathead!”, “Stifle yourself”, “I’m home, I’m home”, and “Aw come on”

o NYPD Blue

o Ally McBeal

o Firefly

o The Black Adder

General Hospital (1963 – present) Seasons – 49 (12,673* Episodes)

Cast – Maurice Benard, Steve Burton, Laura Wright, Kelly Monaco, Ingo Rademacher, Julie Marie Berman, Nancy Lee Grahn, Tyler Christopher, Jason Thompson, Rebecca Herbst

Memorable Episodes – “Bioballs”, “Carnival”, “The Spencer Family Looking at Laura’s Angel on the Christmas Tree” and “Karaoke”

* as of Oct 19, 2012

The Young and the Restless (1973 – present)Seasons – 40 (10,016* Episodes)

Cast – Doug Davidson, Kate Linder, Joshua Morrow, Peter Bergman, Sharon Case, Michelle Stafford, Melody Thomas Scott, Eric Braeden

Memorable Episodes – “Good Goodbye” and “Good Morning Heartache”

* as of Oct 19, 2012

All My Children (1970 – 2011)Seasons – 41 (10,712 Episodes)

Cast – Cameron Mathison, Michael E. Also, with the passage of time, the plot lines have gone through a huge change, with so many smartly written, well-acted scripts being played on the television. Hall, Lauren Vélez, Jennifer Carpenter, David Zayas, C.S. Ever wondered why we are so attached to the idiot box? I don’t know about others, but I feel mesmerized watching certain shows, especially detective shows and game shows. Recording some of the best TV shows of all time sounds like a tedious and never-ending task. 1..”

o Survivor

Grey’s Anatomy (2005 – present)Seasons – 9 (178 Episodes)

Cast – Ellen Pompeo, Sandra Oh, Chandra Wilson, James Pickens Jr., Patrick Dempsey, Sara Ramirez, Eric Dane, Katherine Heigl, Justin Chambers

Memorable Episodes – “Sanctuary”, “Death and All His Friends”, “It’s the End of the World” and “Now or Never”

o Stargate SG-1

o The Mentalist

o Shin Chan

Studies reveal that an average individual spends 3-4 hours per day watching TV. Will Hayward, Peggy Lipton, Norma Jennings, James Marshall, James Hurley, Everett McGill, Big Ed Hurley, Jack Nance, Pete Martell, Joan Chen

Memorable Episodes – “Fire Walk with Me”, “Beyond Life And Death” and “The Path To The Black Lodge”

o Gilmore Girls

o So You Think You Can Dance

o House M.D.

o Bold and the Beautiful

Doctor Who (2005 – present)Seasons – 7 (789 Episodes)

Cast – David Tennant, Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Billie Piper, Paul Kasey, Arthur Darvill, Ruari Mears

Memorable Catchphrases – “The Daleks’ Master Plan”,”Mission to the Unknown”, “Journey’s End” and “The Eleventh Hour”

o 60 Minutes

o WWE Raw

o The Honeymooners

o Baywatch

Amazing Race (2001 – present)Seasons – 21 (239 Episodes)

Host – Phil Keoghan

Memorable Catchphrases – “I’m sorry to tell you, you’ve both been eliminated from the race”, “Roadblock”, “Detour” and “Pit Stop”

o Six Feet Under

o The Road Runner Show

Babylon 5 (1994 – 1998)Seasons – 5 (110 Episodes)

Cast – Jerry Doyle, Mira Furlan, Stephen Furst, Andreas Katsulas, Peter Jurasik, Bill Mumy, Bruce Boxleitner, Richard Biggs

Memorable Episodes – “Babylon Squared”, “In the Shadow of Z’ha’dum”, “Movements of Fire and Shadow” and “The Deconstruction of Falling Stars”

o Married with Children

o Freaks and Geeks

o The O.C.

o Criminal Minds

Batman (1992 – 1995)Seasons – 5 (65 Episodes)

Cast – Rino Romano, Danielle Judovits, Evan Sabara, Alastair Duncan, Ming-Na, Steve Harris, Jesse Corti, Mitch Pileggi, Adam West

Memorable Catchphrases – “To the Batcave!”, “Good thinking, Robin”, “To the BATMOBILE!” and “No time for compliments, Robin”

o Veronica Mars

o Spaced

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o Angel

Tom and Jerry (1941-2005)Seasons – 26 (163 Episodes)

Cast – Tom and Jerry, Spike and his son Tyke, Butch (the feral cat), Toodles Galore (the attractive female cat ), Quacker (the duckling), Clint Clobber (Tom’s owner), Nibbles (Jerry’s cousin), Jeannie (babysitter)

Memorable Episodes – “Part Time Pal”, “Of Feline Bondage”, “The Midnight Snack”, “Beach Bully” and “Professor Tom”

o The Sopranos

o Project Runway

o The Tick

The Price Is Right (1972 – present)Seasons – 41 (7500 Episodes)

Hosts – Drew Carey and Bob Barker

Memorable Catchphrases – “Come on Down”, “The New Price is Right”, “Hold my hand” and “Here’s the first item up for bids”

o Bewitched

Family Guy (1999 – 2002 & 2005 – present)Seasons – 11 (190 Episodes)

Cast – Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green, Mila Kunis, Mike Henry

Memorable Catchphrases – “Giggity giggity goo!”, “Let’s Do it! “, “I shall kill you!” and “Victory is mine!”

o Remington Steele

o Scrubs

o Samurai Jack

o Psych

** This section involves Crime, Mystery, Action and Thrillers

Twin Peaks (1990 – 1991)Seasons – 2 (30 Episodes)

Cast – Kyle MacLachlan, Sheriff Harry S. and Eric Trump

Memorable Catchphrases – “You’re fired!” and “Money, money, money, money, money”

o Diff’rent Strokes

o Breaking Bad

o Lost

o The Bugs Bunny Show

o Family Matters

o In Living Color

Charmed (1998 – 2006)Seasons – 8 (178 Episodes)

Cast – Shannen Doherty, Holly Marie Combs, Alyssa Milano, Rose Mcgowan, Brian Krause, Dorian Gregory, Julian McMahon, Drew Fuller, Kaley Cuoco, T.W. This has resulted in TV viewership only seeing an upsurge today. Wild

o The Muppet Show

o Malcolm in the Middle

o Deadwood

Days of our Lives (1965 – present)Seasons – 47 (11,943* Episodes)

Cast – Kristian Alfonso, Blake Berris, Bryan Dattilo, Eileen Davidson, Deidre Hall, Drake Hogestyn, Lauren Koslow, Joseph Mascolo, Peggy McCay, Peter Reckell, James Reynolds, Lisa Rinna, Suzanne Rogers, Josh Taylor, Melissa Reeves

Memorable Catchphrases – “What are you doing here?”, “Sorry Bo, she’s taken”, “Don’t jump into conclusions”, “That’s a fact” and “What is going on?”

* as of Oct 19, 2012

SCIENCE FICTION

o My Wife and Kids

Seinfeld (1989 – 1998)Seasons – 9 (180 Episodes)

Cast – Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards, Jason Alexander

Memorable Catchphrases – “Yada, yada, yada”, “No soup for you”, “Not that there’s anything wrong with that” and “Hello, Newman”

o Courage the Cowardly Dog

o Ghost Whisperer

o The Shield

America’s Funniest Home Videos (1989 – present)Seasons – 23 (480 Episodes)

Host – Tom Bergeron

Memorable Catchphrases – “If you can get it on tape, you can get it in cash”, “Keep those cameras safely rolling”, and “That’s All, Folks!”

SOAP OPERAS

The Twilight Zone (1959-64, 1985-89 and 2002-03)Seasons – 5 (156 Episodes)

Cast – Rod Serling, Robert McCord, Vaughn Taylor, James Turley, Jack Klugman, Burgess Meredith, Jay Overholts

Memorable Episodes – “Five Characters in Search of an Exit”, “Time Enough at Last”, “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet” and “A Stop at Willoughby”

o 30 Rock

o Small Wonder

o Monk

Star Trek (1966 – 1969)Seasons – 3 (79 Episodes)

Cast – William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley

Memorable Episodes – “Balance Of Terror”, “Space Seed”, “The Devil In The Dark”, and “The City On The Edge Of Forever”

o Soap

o Cheers

o The Daily Show

o Two and a Half Men

o Modern Family

o The Newlywed Game

o Darkwing Duck

DRAMA

o Deal or No Deal

o Late Show with David Letterman

o Sex and the City

o The Office

The Apprentice (2004 – present)Seasons – 12 (165 Episodes)

Judges – Donald Trump, Carolyn Kepcher, George H. LOST (2004 – 2010)Seasons – 6 (121 Episodes)

Cast – Jorge Garcia, Naveen Andrews, Matthew Fox, Josh Holloway, Daniel Dae Kim, Yunjin Kim, Evangeline Lilly

Memorable Episodes – “Walkabout”, “Through the Looking Glass”, “Man of Science, Man of Faith” and “One of Us”

Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997 – 2003)Seasons – 7 (144 Episodes)

Cast – Sarah Michelle Gellar, Alyson Hannigan, Nicholas Brendon, Anthony Stewart Head, Charisma Carpenter, David Boreanaz, Marc Blucas, Seth Green, Emma Caulfield, James Marsters

Michelle Trachtenberg, Amber Benson

Memorable Episodes – “Hush”, “Once More, with Feeling” , “Chosen”, “The Body” and “The Gift”

o Duck Tales

o The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

o Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

o What’s My Line?

o Sherlock

o Entourage

o Full House

Friends (1994 – 2004)Seasons – 10 (236 Episodes)

Cast – Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, David Schwimmer

Memorable Catchphrases – “How you doin’?”, “We were on a break!”, and “Smelly cat, smelly cat, what are they feeding you?”

o Will & Grace

o Happy Days

o I Dream of Jeannie

Smallville (2001 – 2011)

Seasons – 10 (218 Episodes)

Cast – Tom Welling, Michael Rosenbaum, Kristin Kreuk, John Glover, Erica Durance, Annette O’Toole, John Schneider, Allison Mack

Memorable Episodes – “Pilot”, “Tempest”, “Red” and “Commencement”

o Spider-Man

o The Big Bang Theory

o Law & Order

If the story writing is great and the cast fit in well, then without any questions or doubts, viewers will tune in to watch these shows