Here’s part two of our countdown of the shows from 1983 to today that future TV fans will still be loving 25 years from now — see why ”The Office,” ”Grey’s Anatomy,” ”Family Guy,” and more make the grade
He ruled the stage as a heavy metal god, but the real entertainment lay in Ozzy's day-to-day life, full of rebellious children, crapping dogs, and befuddling garbage bags. With that, The Osbournes pioneered the reality subgenre of celebrity mundanity.
Best season: 1 Watch Sharon try to solve a noisy-neighbor problem...with a flying ham.
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13. TOM SERVO AND CROW T. ROBOT
FROMMystery Science Theater 3000 (1996)
VOICED BY Kevin Murphy (Tom Servo) and Trace Beaulieu (Crow)
PROGRAMMING As on the long-running TV series, these wisecracking robots and human custodian Mike Nelson serve as a peanut gallery trapped in space and forced to watch legendarily inept old sci-fi movies ? in this case, 1955's This Island Earth.
SPECIAL FEATURES They can't do much ? Tom appears to be little more than a modified gumball machine, while Crow seems a cross between a bowling pin and a box of takeout food ? but their snark capability goes up to 11.
WHY THEY PUSH OUR BUTTONS Watching delightfully bad cinema, they say what we'd say if only we were clever, witty, and fast enough.
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Felicity (1998-2002) In J.J. Abrams? Felicity, Kerri Russell starred as the titular character who passes up enrollment at Stanford to follow her high-school crush Ben (Scott Speedman) to the fictional University of New York. Dorm drama, life lessons, and an angst-filled love triangle followed.
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MELROSE PLACE PREMIERED July 8, 1992 THE SCOOP Who says folks won't stay home to watch a steamy soap opera in balmy weather? Back in 1991, Fox ran fresh summer episodes of its fledgling drama Beverly Hills, 90210, solidifying the show's hit status in the process. The following year, the network tried the same strategy with a spin-off sudser, Melrose Place, and lightning struck twice: The Aaron Spelling production would go on to push the boundaries of prime-time camp for a full seven seasons, particularly with the later (and inspired) casting additions of Heather Locklear and Marcia Cross. —Michael Slezak