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Classic TV Challenge

When TV sets made their way into American homes in the 1940s, it marked a cultural transformation. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Americans spend more than half their leisure time watching television. So what have we been watching all these years?

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  • 10 British TV Shows That Crossed the Pond

    10 British TV Shows That Crossed the Pond

    American television networks have adapted British shows left and right. But a number of original British programs – er, make that programmes – have become hits with U.S. audiences, no translation necessary. See more »

  • 10 Canceled TV Shows That Came Back

    10 Canceled TV Shows That Came Back

    “Canceled.” The worst word the crew of a TV show can hear. The best words? “We're giving your show a second chance.” And a second shot is exactly what these shows all got—some for just one more season, others for many more. See more »

  • 10 Cooking Shows That Changed the Way We Eat

    10 Cooking Shows That Changed the Way We Eat

    TV influences the clothes we wear, the music we listen to, the cars we buy—even the way we choose to meet our future spouses. So it's not too much of a stretch to think that TV can change the way we eat. See more »

  • 10 Creepy TV Show Fan Theories

    10 Creepy TV Show Fan Theories

    Yes, it may seem like the reason the characters on "The Simpsons" don't age is because it's a cartoon. But the real reason is because they're stuck in a time loop. Far-fetched? You haven't heard our other wild TV show theories. See more »

  • 10 Most Fun TV Shows About Science

    10 Most Fun TV Shows About Science

    Who says science can't be fun? Not the hosts and crews behind these captivating shows. These programs are engaging, funny, entertaining, even silly — and you might actually learn something while you watch! See more »

  • 10 of the Most Binge-watched TV Shows

    10 of the Most Binge-watched TV Shows

    Slowly put down the remote control, and back away from the TV. Walter White will still be there when you get back. If this sounds like you, don't worry: 91 percent of people binge-watch their favorite shows. And these are some of the best for it. See more »

  • 10 Spin-off TV Shows That Made It Big

    10 Spin-off TV Shows That Made It Big

    Spin-offs can make it big (hello, "Frasier"). Sometimes they don't (we loved you on "Friends," "Joey"). These 10 were huge—sometimes bigger than the original show. See more »

  • 10 Surprisingly Canceled TV Shows

    10 Surprisingly Canceled TV Shows

    Did you know the original "Star Trek" was canceled after just three seasons? In fact, there's no shortage of other popular TV shows that got similar treatment and were nixed by their networks, despite fan loyalty and sometimes super-high ratings. See more »

  • 10 Terrifying Moments on Unscripted TV

    10 Terrifying Moments on Unscripted TV

    Screenwriters make their money selling scripts rife with action, danger and intrigue. However, there's plenty of drama to be found in everyday life, and we have 10 examples from reality TV to prove it. See more »

  • 10 TV Medical Conditions That Are Rare in Real Life

    10 TV Medical Conditions That Are Rare in Real Life

    It seems like TV doctors never discover a case of the mumps. Rare and bizarre medical conditions make for good television, but we picked 10 medical conditions that real doctors almost never see. See more »

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