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100 greatest TV shows of all time?




From left to right: Steven Van Zandt as Silvio Dante, James Gandolfini as Tony Soprano and Tony Sirico as Paulie Walnuts star in HBO's hit television series,
From left to right: Steven Van Zandt as Silvio Dante, James Gandolfini as Tony Soprano and Tony Sirico as Paulie Walnuts star in HBO's hit television series, "The Sopranos" (Year 3).
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Rolling Stone splashed its latest cover with a list of “The 100 Greatest TV Shows of All Time,” but of course for TV-lovers and critics, highly debatable.

How’d the list come together and where does one even start to weed through, let alone rank, classic sitcoms from beloved soaps to family cartoons and more? In 2015 alone, there were 409 originally scripted television series.

So what makes a “Top 10” selection versus “Top 25,” and are your favorite shows on the list? What's your pick for the number one spot?

Guests:

Hank Steuver, TV Critic for the Washington Post; he wrote the piece “Rolling Stone has come up with the 100 greatest TV shows of all time. My list was a little different”; he tweets @hankstuever

Sonia Saraiya, TV critic for Variety; she tweets @soniasaraiya