America in Primetime (2011– )

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SUMMARY
This documentary series looks at the evolution of specific character types appearing on American primetime episodic television from post WWII to the early twenty-first century. These characters were often a reflection of the times and often shaped by world events such as WWII, the Vietnam War and 9/11, but some also influenced behavior and attitudes, especially of such characterizations in future television shows. Landmark characterizations are presented and the reasons for them being landmarks are discussed. Written By Huggo  Less
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Filmmakers (39)

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Cast

NAMESTARMETEREPISODE COUNTYEARS
  • Diablo Cody's primary photoDiablo Cody Herself - Creator, United States of Tara  Less 6,550 4 2011
  • David Chase's primary photoDavid Chase Himself - Creator, The Sopranos  Less 13,692 4 2011
  • Judd Apatow's primary photoJudd Apatow Himself - Executive Producer, Freaks and Geeks / Himself  Less 2,550 4 2011
  • Alan Yentob's primary photoAlan Yentob Himself - Presenter (UK version) (2013)  Less 177,448 4 2011
  • Ron Howard's primary photoRon Howard Himself / Opie, The Andy Griffith Show  Less 765 3 2011
  • Shawn Ryan's primary photoShawn Ryan Himself - Creator, The Shield  Less 21,067 3 2011
  • Alan Ball's primary photoAlan Ball Himself - Creator, Six Feet Under & True Blood  Less 12,973 3 2011
  • James L. Brooks's primary photoJames L. Brooks Himself - Co-Creator, The Mary Tyler Moore Show / Himself - Creator, Taxi / Himself - Executive Producer, The Simpsons  Less 10,522 3 2011
  • Vince Gilligan's primary photoVince Gilligan Himself - Creator, Breaking Bad  Less 6,497 3 2011
  • Roseanne Barr's primary photoRoseanne Barr Herself / Herself - Executive Producer, Roseanne / Roseanne Conner, Roseanne  Less 3,187 2 2011
  • Marshall Herskovitz's primary photoMarshall Herskovitz Himself - Co-Creator, Thirtysomething  Less 43,926 2 2011
  • Will Scheffer's primary photoWill Scheffer Himself - Co-Creator, Big Love  Less 135,855 2 2011
  • Linda Wallem's primary photoLinda Wallem Herself - Co-Creator, Nurse Jackie  Less 35,173 2 2011
  • Larry Wilmore's primary photoLarry Wilmore Himself - Consulting Producer, The Office / Himself - Creator, The Bernie Mac Show  Less 13,761 2 2011
  • David Lynch's primary photoDavid Lynch Himself - Co-Creator, Twin Peaks  Less 911 2 2011
  • Tom Fontana's primary photoTom Fontana Himself - Executive Producer, Homicide: Life on the Street  Less 26,742 2 2011
  • Alec Baldwin's primary photoAlec Baldwin Himself / Jack Donaghy, 30 Rock  Less 1,796 2 2011
  • Danny DeVito's primary photoDanny DeVito Himself / Louie DePalma, Taxi  Less 1,839 2 2011
  • Carl Reiner's primary photoCarl Reiner Himself - Creator, The Dick Van Dyke Show  Less 5,565 2 2011
  • Dick Van Dyke's primary photoDick Van Dyke Himself / Rob Petrie, The Dick Van Dyke Show  Less 1,992 2 2011
  • James Manos Jr.'s primary photoJames Manos Jr. Himself - Writer, The Sopranos & Dexter  Less 39,439 2 2011
  • Mary Tyler Moore's primary photoMary Tyler Moore Herself / Laura Petrie, The Dick Van Dyke Show  Less 3,442 2 2011
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus's primary photoJulia Louis-Dreyfus Elaine Benes, Seinfeld / Herself  Less 2,111 2 2011
  • Warren Littlefield's primary photoWarren Littlefield Himself - Former President, NBC Entertainment  Less 67,187 2 2011
  • Philip Rosenthal's primary photoPhilip Rosenthal Himself - Creator, Everybody Loves Raymond  Less 28,260 2 2011
  • Patricia Heaton's primary photoPatricia Heaton Debra Barone, Everybody Loves Raymond / Herself  Less 2,522 2 2011
  • Andre Braugher's primary photoAndre Braugher Himself / Frank Pembleton, Homicide: Life on the Street / Owen Thoreau Jr., Men of a Certain Age  Less 3,052 2 2011
  • Marcy Carsey's primary photoMarcy Carsey Herself - Executive Producer, Roseanne / Herself - Executive Producer, The Cosby Show  Less 78,825 2 2011
  • Steven Levitan's primary photoSteven Levitan Himself - Co-Creator, Modern Family  Less 28,385 2 2011
  • Rainn Wilson's primary photoRainn Wilson Dwight Schrute, The Office / Himself  Less 1,101 2 2011
  • Sue Naegle's primary photoSue Naegle Herself - President, HBO Entertainment  Less 137,538 2 2011
  • Tom Werner's primary photoTom Werner Himself - Executive Producer, Roseanne / Himself - Executive Producer, The Cosby Show  Less 75,194 2 2011
  • Felicity Huffman's primary photoFelicity Huffman Herself / Lynette Scavo, Desperate Housewives  Less 3,328 2 2011
  • Michael C. Hall's primary photoMichael C. Hall Himself / David Fisher / Dexter Morgan  Less 1,343 2 2011
  • Shonda Rhimes's primary photoShonda Rhimes Herself - Creator, Grey's Anatomy  Less 4,217 2 2011
  • George Meyer's primary photoGeorge Meyer Himself - Writer, The Simpsons  Less 157,951 2 2011
  • Mike Royce's primary photoMike Royce Himself - Co-Creator, Men of a Certain Age / Himself - Writer, Everybody Loves Raymond  Less 174,339 2 2011
  • Stephen McPherson's primary photoStephen McPherson Himself - Former President, ABC Entertainment  Less 211,255 2 2011
  • Matthew Weiner's primary photoMatthew Weiner Himself - Creator, Mad Men  Less 12,008 2 2011
  • Kevin Reilly's primary photoKevin Reilly Himself - President, Fox Entertainment  Less 123,829 2 2011
  • Elisabeth Moss's primary photoElisabeth Moss Herself / Peggy Olson, Mad Men  Less 304 2 2011
  • Edie Falco's primary photoEdie Falco Herself / Carmela Soprano, The Sopranos / Jackie Peyton, Nurse Jackie  Less 1,177 2 2011
  • Bill Paxton's primary photoBill Paxton Himself / Bill Henrickson, Big Love  Less 1,193 2 2011
  • Dennis Franz's primary photoDennis Franz Himself / Andy Sipowicz, NYPD Blue  Less 8,114 2 2011
  • Michael Chiklis's primary photoMichael Chiklis Himself / Vic Mackey, The Shield  Less 3,228 2 2011
  • Mitchell Hurwitz's primary photoMitchell Hurwitz Himself / Himself - Creator, Arrested Development  Less 16,185 2 2011
  • Robert Cochran's primary photoRobert Cochran Himself - Co-Creator, 24  Less 74,148 1 2011
  • Julianna Margulies's primary photoJulianna Margulies Alicia Florrick, The Good Wife / Herself  Less 1,330 1 2011
  • Robert King's primary photoRobert King Himself - Co-Creator, The Good Wife  Less 49,450 1 2011
  • Joel Surnow's primary photoJoel Surnow Himself - Co-Creator, 24  Less 65,490 1 2011
  • Greg Daniels's primary photoGreg Daniels Himself - Executive Producer, The Office  Less 12,556 1 2011
  • Michelle King's primary photoMichelle King Herself - Co-Creator, The Good Wife  Less 41,406 1 2011
  • Mark V. Olsen's primary photoMark V. Olsen Himself - Co-Creator, Big Love  Less 179,189 1 2011
  • Jason Alexander's primary photoJason Alexander George Costanza, Seinfeld / Himself  Less 2,842 1 2011
  • Archie Panjabi's primary photoArchie Panjabi Herself / Kalinda Sharma, The Good Wife  Less 2,298 1 2011
  • Alan Alda's primary photoAlan Alda Hawkeye Pierce, M*A*S*H / Himself  Less 3,358 1 2011
  • Mike Judge's primary photoMike Judge Himself - Creator, Beavis and Butt-Head  Less 4,770 1 2011
  • Diane English's primary photoDiane English Herself - Creator, Murphy Brown  Less 43,403 1 2011
  • Liz Brixius's primary photoLiz Brixius Herself - Co-Creator, Nurse Jackie  Less 117,634 1 2011
  • Hugh Laurie's primary photoHugh Laurie Gregory House, House M.D. / Himself  Less 1,674 1 2011
  • Rob Reiner's primary photoRob Reiner Himself / Mike Stivic, All in the Family  Less 2,421 1 2011
  • John Astin's primary photoJohn Astin Gomez Addams, The Addams Family / Himself  Less 4,441 1 2011
  • Jenji Kohan's primary photoJenji Kohan Herself - Creator, Weeds  Less 12,098 1 2011
  • Steven Bochco's primary photoSteven Bochco Himself - Co-Creator, NYPD Blue  Less 21,460 1 2011
  • Jerry Mathers's primary photoJerry Mathers Beaver Cleaver, Leave it to Beaver / Himself  Less 12,061 1 2011
  • David Shore's primary photoDavid Shore Himself - Creator, House MD  Less 6,977 1 2011
  • Marilu Henner's primary photoMarilu Henner Elaine Nardo, Taxi / Herself  Less 5,004 1 2011
  • Chris Carter's primary photoChris Carter Himself - Creator, The X-Files  Less 9,342 1 2011
  • Gillian Anderson's primary photoGillian Anderson Dana Scully, The X-Files / Herself  Less 245 1 2011
  • Jon Hamm's primary photoJon Hamm Don Draper, Mad Men / Himself  Less 309 1 2011
  • David Milch's primary photoDavid Milch Himself - Co-Creator, NYPD Blue  Less 21,880 1 2011
  • Norman Lear's primary photoNorman Lear Himself - Creator, All in the Family  Less 17,888 1 2011
  • Larry David's primary photoLarry David Himself - Co-Creator, Seinfeld  Less 1,064 1 2011
  • Candice Bergen's primary photoCandice Bergen Herself / Murphy Brown, Murphy Brown  Less 1,988 1 2011
  • David Simon's primary photoDavid Simon Himself - Creator, The Wire  Less 6,900 1 2011
  • Michael Kenneth Williams's primary photoMichael Kenneth Williams Himself / Omar Little  Less 2,771 1 2011
  • Laurie Metcalf's primary photoLaurie Metcalf Herself / Jackie Harris, Roseanne  Less 2,175 1 2011
  • Edward Zwick's primary photoEdward Zwick Himself - Co-Creator, Thirtysomething  Less 4,659 1 2011
  • Clyde Phillips's primary photoClyde Phillips Himself - Executive Producer, Dexter  Less 111,034 1 2011
  • Sara Colleton's primary photoSara Colleton Herself - Executive Producer, Dexter  Less 255,132 1 2011
  • Paul Feig's primary photoPaul Feig Himself - Creator, Freak and Greeks  Less 4,422 1 2011
  • Al Jean's primary photoAl Jean Himself - Executive Producer, The Simpsons  Less 76,554 1 2011
  • Ray Romano's primary photoRay Romano Himself / Ray Barone, Everybody Loves Raymond  Less 3,118 1 2011
  • Garry Shandling's primary photoGarry Shandling Himself - Co-Creator, The Larry Sanders Show  Less 8,599 1 2011
  • Jeffrey Tambor's primary photoJeffrey Tambor Hank Kingsley, The Larry Sanders Show / Himself  Less 3,073 1 2011
  • Darren Star's primary photoDarren Star Himself - Creator, Sex and the City  Less 21,807 1 2011
  • Sarah Jessica Parker's primary photoSarah Jessica Parker Carrie Bradshaw, Sex and the City / Herself  Less 818 1 2011
  • Marc Cherry's primary photoMarc Cherry Himself - Creator, Desperate Housewives  Less 34,727 1 2011
  • Christopher Lloyd's primary photoChristopher Lloyd Himself - Co-Creator, Modern Family  Less 13,130 1 2011
  • Eva Longoria's primary photoEva Longoria Gabrielle Solis, Desperate Housewives / Herself  Less 2,259 1 2011
  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson's primary photoJesse Tyler Ferguson Himself / Mitchell Pritchett, Modern Family  Less 6,548 1 2011
  • Sandra Oh's primary photoSandra Oh Cristina Yang, Grey's Anatomy / Herself  Less 2,752 1 2011
  • Eric Stonestreet's primary photoEric Stonestreet Cameron Tucker, Modern Family / Himself  Less 3,107 1 2011
  • Mary-Louise Parker's primary photoMary-Louise Parker Herself / Nancy Botwin, Weeds  Less 600 1 2011
  • Bryan Cranston's primary photoBryan Cranston Himself / Walter White  Less 395 1 2011
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