Top Ten Most Influential TV Shows of All Time


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21 Gunsmoke

The granddaddy of all westerns

22 Nightline

Late-night show that started long-form coverage of the first Iranian hostage crisis created the template for today's 24-hour news cycle.
Host Ted Koppel was awesome.

23 Colonel Bleep

The very first cartoon ever created specifically for television.
Fairly primitive by modern standards, this is the one that started it all.

24 Your Show of Shows

Forerunner of "Laugh-In" and "Saturday Night Live", these may have been the best comedy writers of all time.

25 Ed Sullivan Show

Even if the only thing he ever did was say: "Ladies and Gentlemen... THE Beatles! ", he would go down in history.
However, there was a very good reason that The Beatles chose his show to appear on first.

26 The Rockford Files
27 M*A*S*H M*A*S*H
28 Seinfeld Seinfeld Four single friends -- comic Jerry Seinfeld, bungling George Costanza, frustrated working gal Elaine Benes and eccentric neighbor Cosmo Kramer -- deal with the absurdities of everyday life in New York City.
29 Animaniacs Animaniacs Steven Spielberg Presents Animaniacs is an American animated comedy television series produced by Amblin Television label in collaboration with Warner Bros.

It taught us geography, math, the senses, and the presidents of the United States all in songs.

30 Lost Lost Lost is an American television drama series that originally aired on the American Broadcasting Company from September 22, 2004, to May 23, 2010, over six seasons, comprising a total of 121 episodes.
31 Every Witch Way Every Witch Way Every Witch Way is an American telenovela-formatted teen sitcom that originally aired on Nickelodeon from January 1, 2014, to July 30, 2015. It is the American version of the Nickelodeon Latin American show Grachi.

This show has impacted my life so much that if it cancels or ends sonner than expected, I will give up television forever.

32 Ed, Edd, n Eddy
33 Futurama Futurama Futurama is an American animated science fiction sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company.
34 The Twilight Zone
35 Star Trek
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