'The 50 Shows That Changed TV': The '80s and '90s

Mar 22, 2013 -- 11:47am

   

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World Information Tracking has been putting out a list of The 50 Shows That Changed TV.  They chose ONE SHOW for every year from 1963 to 2012 . . . and the shows weren't just from the U.S.

 

The list is being released in parts . . . and yesterday, they released the SECOND batch, which covers the '80s and '90s.  Here are the American ones:

 

Here is the List From 1983-1999

 

1983:  "The Thorn Birds"

 

1987:  "The Bold and the Beautiful"

 

1989:  "The Simpsons"

 

1991:  "Rugrats"

 

1992:  "The Real World"

 

1993:  "Beavis & Butthead"

 

1994:  "Friends"

 

1997:  "Survivor" . . . The original Swedish version.  The American version didn't launch Jeff Probst's career until three years later.

 

1998:  "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?" . . . This is the original British version.  The American one with Regis Philbinpremiered the following year.

 

1999:  "Big Brother" . . . The original Dutch version.  The American one premiered the following year.

 

(To see the whole list so far, hit up the company's Facebook page, here.)

 

 

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