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The Daily Beast: "23 Shows That Changed Television"

Wondering why I didn't compile a best of the decade list on Televisionary? Head over to The Daily Beast, where you can find my latest feature, "23 Shows That Changed Television," which looks at the cultural impact (both good and ill) of 23 series that launched this decade.

Those influential series include American Idol, Lost, Survivor, The Wire, Mad Men, Weeds, Big Love, Arrested Development, The Osbournes, True Blood, Laguna Beach, Family Guy and Battlestar Galactica.

And if you're wondering why some of your favorites got left off, it's because each of the series had to have premiered after January 1st, 2000 in order to be included in the list. Which negated the inclusion of such influential series from the late 1990s, such as The Sopranos, Sex and the City, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The West Wing, and South Park, to name a few.

Head over to the comments section to share your thoughts on the list and your picks for the most influential series of the decade.

Comments

CSWB said…
Wait - has FlashForward already crashed and burned? I think it still a good show with a lot of promise...
Hadley said…
Fantastic list and a great, articulate article!
NS said…
Am I missing something? There seems to be only 22...
Jace Lacob said…
NS,

There are 22 slides. One of those slides has two shows on it. Thus, 23.

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