ABC NEWS AND PEOPLE MAGAZINE PRESENT
"BEST IN TV: THE GREATEST TV SHOWS OF OUR TIME"
HOSTED BY BARBARA WALTERS
Two-Hour Broadcast to Air March 9 on "20/20 Saturday"
What are the greatest television shows of all time? Who are our favorite TV mom and dad? Who is our favorite television host of all time? ABC News and PEOPLE Magazine gave America the chance to decide by offering TV fans the opportunity to vote online at www.bestintelevision.com for their favorites of all time. After more than one million votes cast, the results are in. "Best in TV: The Greatest TV Shows of Our Time," hosted by Barbara Walters, airs as a two-hour broadcast on "20/20 Saturday," MARCH 9 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (OAD: 9/18/12)
The program includes interviews with stars, directors and producers including Desi Arnaz Jr. and Lucie Arnaz, Carol Burnett, Tim Conway, Tina Fey, Mariska Hargitay, Florence Henderson, Christina Hendricks, Ron Howard, Warren Littlefield, Lorne Michaels, Muppets Kermit and Miss Piggy, Phylicia Rashad, Rob Reiner, Ryan Seacrest, Keith Thibodeaux -- aka Little Ricky from "I Love Lucy" -- Betty White and Dick Wolf. Also, a panel of pop culture and television experts, including several editors and writers from PEOPLE, will weigh in with their thoughts and memories.
Best TV Comedy
Best TV Drama
Best Legal or Cop Show
Favorite TV Mom
Favorite TV Dad
Favorite Reality Show
Best Talk Show Host
Best Non-Human Character
Favorite TV Variety Show
Best TV Show of All Time
Online Voting: Several dozen Emmy Award winning actors, directors and producers, along with several TV journalists, selected the nominees in each category by choosing their favorites from a list of hundreds of shows old and new. The "all star" panel included luminaries like actors Tim Allen, Valerie Harper and Jimmy Smits, and producers/directors/creators Stephen Bochco, Mark Burnett, Norman Lear, Warren Littlefield, Chuck Lorre and Shonda Rhimes, among many others. More than one million votes were then cast online by TV fans.
John Green is the executive producer of "Best in TV."