Doh! The Perils and Pitfalls of Selecting the Best TV Show of All Time

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Two young children watch television at home, January 27, 2005 in London, England.  (Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

What is the best TV show ever? "The Simpsons," according to television critics Matt Zoller Seitz and Alan Sepinwall, who rank the top 100 American shows in their new book "TV (The Book)." Does "The Simpsons" deserve the number one spot? Should "Breaking Bad" beat out "I Love Lucy"? In this hour of Forum, we'll talk with the critics about some of their controversial selections. And we want to hear your choice: What is the greatest TV show of all time and why?

Seitz and Sepinwall's Top 10 TV Shows of All Time:

  1. "The Simpsons"
  2. "The Sopranos"
  3. "The Wire"
  4. "Cheers"
  5. "Breaking Bad"
  6. "Mad Men"
  7. "Seinfeld"
  8. "I Love Lucy"
  9. "Deadwood"
  10. "All in the Family"

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Matt Zoller Seitz, TV critic, New York Magazine and; co-author, "TV (The Book)"

Alan Sepinwall, TV critic,; co-author, "TV (The Book)"