The Honeymooners, one of the most influential situation comedy television series in American history, depicts the sincere attempts of two men attempting to better their lives, and the ensuing frustrations when their schemes to strike it rich inevitably backfire.
|Specials||February 1951||January 2006||269|
|Season 1||October 1955||September 1956||39|
|Specials||June 1953||February 1988||15|
|Season 2||September 1952||June 1953||28|
|Season 3||September 1953||June 1954||25|
|Season 4||September 1954||June 1955||26|
|Season 5||October 1956||June 1957||19|
|Name||Number of Episodes||Dates|
|Frank Satenstein||34||10/08/1955 - 09/22/1956|
|Name||Number of Episodes||Dates|
|Marvin Marx||16||10/01/1955 - 09/08/1956|
|Walter Stone||16||10/01/1955 - 09/08/1956|
|Leonard Stern||14||11/19/1955 - 09/22/1956|
|Sydney Zelinka||14||11/19/1955 - 09/22/1956|
|Herbert Finn||9||10/15/1955 - 09/15/1956|
|A.J. Russell||9||10/15/1955 - 09/15/1956|
We are what we watch-and over the last half century, we've watched some pretty fabulous TV. From Mary to Jerry, from Tonight to Today, from the sublime (Prime Suspect) to the ridiculous (Gilligan's Island), EW recalls everything you need to know about 100 shows that tell us who we are.
From time-capsule sitcoms to cutting-edge Peak-TV dramas — the definitive ranking of the game-changing small-screen classics
A ranking of the most game-changing, side-splitting, tear-jerking, mind-blowing, world-building, genre-busting programs in television history, from the medium’s inception in the early 20th century through the ever-metastasizing era of Peak TV BY ALAN SEPINWALL
TV (The Book): Two Experts Pick the Greatest American Shows of All Time is a collection of essays written by television critics Alan Sepinwall and Matt Zoller Seitz. It was published in 2016. The main purpose of the book was to provide a canonical list of the top 100 greatest television programs in American history.
Mike Wallace and a vampire slayer? Letterman and Oprah? Andy Griffith and the Sopranos? On one list? What were we thinking? Simply put, the best of the best, from Day 1 to last night: quality, innovation and the ability to stay in our lives year after year after year. A touch of sentiment? Sure, but nostalgia alone couldn’t make the cut (sorry, Beav). And TV-movies, miniseries and specials will have to wait. These are the series we watched regularly — and will watch again. And again.
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