In this special collection of essays, the editors and writers of TV Guide present their 100 favorite shows. Ranging from the iconic shows of yesterday, such as I Love Lucy and All in the Family, to current hits like Lost, the book represents every genre - from dramas and sitcoms to reality TV shows and even news programs. Each show is given an explanation of what makes it so special, both on a national scale and on a personal level, and features vital data such as season dates and key cast members. Entertaining sidebars, including "Classic Close-up" (very special episodes), "Preview Review" (what the magazine said when the show first premiered), "Jump the Shark" (the show's death throes), and "Did You Know?," add additional details. Both a viewer's companion and a celebration of one of America's favorite magazines, I Heart TV is a must-have reference for every TV fan.