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    Default MITM selected on the EW 100's New TV Classics




    Malcolm in the Middle is present on the Entertainment Weekly top 100 of the greatest tv shows of these 25 past years.

    However, MITM is only 88th. It is still nice to see the show on this list! Here it is:

    1. The Simpsons, Fox, 1989-present
    2 The Sopranos, HBO (1999-2007)
    3 Seinfeld, NBC (1989-98)
    4 The X-Files, Fox (1993-2002)
    5 Sex and the City, HBO (1998-2004)
    6 Survivor, CBS (2000-present)
    7 The Cosby Show, NBC (1984-92)
    8 Lost, ABC (2004-present)
    9 Friends, NBC (1994-2004)
    10 Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The WB (1997-2001); UPN (2001-03)
    11 The Wire, HBO (2002-08)
    12 South Park, Comedy Central (1997-present)
    13 Freaks and Geeks, NBC (1999-2000)
    14 The Daily Show, Comedy Central (1996-present)
    15 The Oprah Winfrey Show, Syndicated (1986-present)
    16 Arrested Development, Fox (2003-06)
    17 The Office (U.K. version), BBC2 (2001-03)
    18 American Idol, Fox (2002-present)
    19 ER, NBC (1994-present)
    20 Beverly Hills, 90210, Fox (1990-2000)
    21 Roseanne, ABC (1988-97)
    22 The Real World, MTV (1992-present)
    23 The West Wing, NBC (1999-2006)
    24 Star Trek: The Next Generation, Syndication (1987-94)
    25 Miami Vice, NBC (1984-89)
    26 Chappelle's Show, Comedy Central (2003-06)
    27 Law & Order, NBC (1990-present)
    28 The Larry Sanders Show, HBO (1992-98)
    29 The Shield, FX (2002-present)
    30 Late Show With David Letterman, CBS (1993-present)
    31 The Civil War, PBS (1990)
    32 Gilmore Girls, The WB (2000-06), The CW (2006-07)
    33 My So-Called Life, ABC (1994-95)
    34 24, Fox (2001-present)
    35 CSI, CBS (2000-present)
    36 thirtysomething, ABC (1987-91)
    38 Beavis and Butt-head, MTV (1993-97)
    39 Six Feet Under, HBO (2001-05)
    40 Mr. Show, (HBO, 1995-98)
    41 Frasier, NBC (1993-2004)
    42 L.A. Law, NBC (1986-94)
    43 Late Night With Conan O'Brien, NBC (1993-present)
    44 Jeopardy!, Syndicated (1984-present)
    45 Curb Your Enthusiasm, HBO (2000-present)
    46 Homicide: Life on the Street, NBC (1993-99)
    47 30 Rock, NBC (2006-present)
    48 Ally McBeal, Fox (1997-2002)
    49 Twin Peaks, ABC (1990-91)
    50 Baywatch, NBC (1989-90), Syndicated (1991-2001)
    51. Melrose Place, Fox (1992-99)
    52. Felicity, The WB (1998-2002)
    53. Will & Grace, NBC (1998-2006)
    54. Moonlighting, ABC (1985-89)
    55. Pee-wee's Playhouse, CBS (1986-90)
    56. Desperate Housewives, ABC (2004-present)
    57. The Amazing Race, CBS (2001-present)
    58. The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, NBC (1992-present)
    59. Battlestar Galactica, Sci Fi (2003-2008)
    60. Xena: Warrior Princess, Syndicated (1995-2001)
    61. The Office (U.S.), NBC (2005-present)
    62. House, Fox (2004-present)
    63. Mystery Science Theater 3000, Comedy Central (1989-96), Sci Fi (1997-99)
    64. The Osbournes, MTV (2002-05)
    65. Family Guy, Fox (1999-2002, 2005-present)
    66. Grey’s Anatomy, ABC (2005-present)
    67. Planet Earth, Discovery Channel (2007)
    68. Jackass, MTV (2000-02)
    69. The Colbert Report, Comedy Central (2005-present)
    70. Everybody Loves Raymond, CBS (1996-2005)
    71. Friday Night Lights, NBC (2006-present)
    72. NewsRadio, NBC (1995-99)
    73. Oz, HBO (1997-2003)
    74. Wiseguy, CBS (1987-90)
    75. Project Runway, Bravo (2004-present)
    76. In Living Color, Fox (1990-94)
    77. The Golden Girls, NBC (1985-92)
    78. I'll Fly Away, NBC (1991-93)
    79. The Comeback, HBO (2005)
    80. King of the Hill, Fox (1997-present)
    81. Murphy Brown, CBS (1988-98)
    82. The Hills, MTV (2006-present)
    83. Absolutely Fabulous, BBC2 (1992), BBC1 (1994-2004)
    84. Northern Exposure, CBS (1990-95)
    85. The Kids in the Hall, HBO (1989-92), CBS (1992-95)
    86. Prime Suspect, ITV (1991-2006)
    87. Deadwood, HBO (2004-06)
    88. Malcolm in the Middle, Fox (2000-06)
    89. SpongeBob SquarePants, Nickelodeon (1999-present)
    90. Dawson's Creek, The WB (1998-2003)
    91. Mad Men, AMC (2007-present)
    92. The Ben Stiller Show, Fox (1992-93)
    93. Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, Bravo (2003-07)
    94. Married...With Children, Fox (1987-97)
    95. Designing Women, CBS (1986-93)
    96. The Arsenio Hall Show, Syndicated (1989-94)
    97. Party of Five, Fox (1994-2000)
    98. MacGyver, ABC (1985-92)
    99. The Bachelor, ABC (2002-present)
    100. Saved by the Bell, NBC (1989-93)

    http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,2020...207339,00.html



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    While I wish the show was a bit higher on the list, this is still a wonderful achievement for the show and the recognition by EW is notable. :thumbup1: Thanks for the info!

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    Hm...

    What to say...

    Erm... Congrats MITM!

    Also, As long as it beat Spongebob I am happy.

    Also nice to see the Colbert Report on that list. His Will is my Will, and Doritos are by sole bodily sustenance. (Will miss voter registration by4 months, yet would still vote for Colbert for President)
    The jerk formerly known as J.

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    Love that Colbert...

    Anyway, I'm astounded and happy that Freaks and Geeks made number 13, even ranking above the Daily Show (which I also happen to love).

    Um, why did Spongebob even make the list?
    you wanna follow the laws of man?
    bloody apron, leg of lamb.
    it's so hard to win...
    when there's so much to lose.

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    What criteria did they use? It is just a list of random TV shows that were on in the last 25 years. I am not a woman over 50 but even so only the most superficial criteria could ever rank Friends as more comical then Golden Girls. That Cheers is not on the list but its spinoff Frasier is there is laughable. Xena and Pee Wees playhouse beat Malcolm. Really? Where is ALL In the Family? The list was created by morons. Other then that I have no strong feelings about it.

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    No strong feelings? LOL those feelings seem pretty strong to me. I get the idea that this is less of a ranking and more a list. I don't have the idea that it's in any particular order at all, although I tend to agree with most of the shows even if not the order. And they're damn right MITM deserves to be on that list.

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    semi-unfunny Sarcasm, It is not only for Malcolm!

    According to the article they are "classics" which people will still be interested in in 25 years from now. Many shows on the list were fads at the time but nobody will care about them in 25 years.

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    I'll buy that.

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