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Breaking Bad is an American television drama series created by Vince Gilligan , which premiered in 2008 on the cable network AMC . It revolves around Walter White ( Bryan Cranston ), a 50-year-old high school chemistry teacher in Albuquerque, New Mexico . After White is diagnosed with lung cancer , he uses his chemistry knowledge to "cook" crystal meth with his former student Jesse Pinkman ( Aaron Paul ) in order to secure his family's ( Anna Gunn , RJ Mitte ) financial future.
Mad Men is an American period drama television series created by Matthew Weiner . The series premiered on July 19, 2007, on the cable network AMC in the United States . The show is set in the 1960s and is centered on the private and professional life of Don Draper ( Jon Hamm ), an enigmatic advertising executive on Madison Avenue . [ edit ] Series overview [ edit ] Seasons The number in the first column refers to the episode's number within the entire series.
American Dad! is an American animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane , Mike Barker and Matt Weitzman for the Fox Broadcasting Company . Set in the fictional town of Langley Falls, Virginia, the series centers on the Smiths, a dysfunctional family which consists of Stan , Francine , Steve , and Hayley . Other main characters include Jeff Fischer , Hayley's boyfriend (and later husband); Klaus , the family's pet who is really an East German man trapped in a fish's body; and Roger , an alien whom Stan has rescued from government capture and harbors in the family's attic. Since its debut on February 6, 2005, the show has broadcast 147 episodes and has completed eight seasons. The ninth season premiered on September 30, 2012. [ 1 ]
Band of Brothers , a ten-part television World War II miniseries based on the book of the same title written by historian and biographer Stephen Ambrose , was executive produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks after their collaboration on the World War II film Saving Private Ryan (1998). [ 1 ] The episodes first aired in 2001 on HBO and are still run frequently on various TV networks around the world. [ 2 ] The narrative centers on the experiences of E Company ("Easy Company") of the 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment assigned to the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army . The series covers Easy's basic training at Toccoa, Georgia , the American airborne landings in Normandy , Operation Market Garden , the Battle of Bastogne and on to the end of the war. [ 1 ]
Battlestar Galactica is an American military science fiction television series , and part of the Battlestar Galactica franchise . The show was developed by Ronald D. Moore as a re-imagining of the 1978 Battlestar Galactica television series created by Glen A. Larson . The series first aired as a three-hour miniseries (comprising four broadcast hours) in December 2003 on the Sci-Fi Channel . The television series debuted in the United Kingdom on Sky1 on October 18, 2004, and premiered in the United States on the Sci-Fi Channel on January 14, 2005.
Dexter is an American television drama broadcast on the premium cable channel Showtime since October 1, 2006. [ 1 ] The series is based on characters created by Jeff Lindsay for his "Dexter" series of novels . The series follows the life of protagonist Dexter Morgan ( Michael C. Hall ), a Miami Metro Police Department blood pattern analyst with a double life. [ 2 ] While investigating murders in the homicide division, Dexter hunts and kills murderers and criminals who have escaped the justice system. [ 2 ] Although the first season is based on the events of Darkly Dreaming Dexter , the series' subsequent seasons do not follow the novels in the series. [ 3 ] Departing from the narrative of Lindsay's second Dexter novel Dearly Devoted Dexter , the show's writer Daniel Cerone said that the writers "didn't see the opportunity in the second book" to adapt it. [ 3 ] The series has received generally favorable reviews from critics.
Entourage is an American comedy-drama television series created for HBO by Doug Ellin , who also serves as an executive producer along with Mark Wahlberg , Stephen Levinson, Dennis Biggs, Rob Weiss and Ally Musika . The series, loosely based on Wahlberg's own experiences of the film industry, follows Vincent Chase ( Adrian Grenier ), a New York born actor living in Los Angeles as he struggles with the ups and downs of a career in Hollywood. He is aided, and often hindered, by his entourage, which consists of his half-brother and struggling actor Johnny "Drama" Chase ( Kevin Dillon ), his childhood friend and manager Eric "E" Murphy ( Kevin Connolly ), his ruthless agent Ari Gold ( Jeremy Piven ) and his other long-time friend Turtle ( Jerry Ferrara ). Entourage premiered on HBO on July 18, 2004 and aired its final episode on September 11, 2011.
This is a list of episodes for the NBC / CBS television series Medium . The show's title is a reference to the main character, Allison DuBois (portrayed by Patricia Arquette), who is a psychic Medium given dreams from the Powers That Be, to help solve crimes for the District Attorney of Phoenix, Arizona. The series began on NBC on January 3, 2005, running for five seasons, all of which are currently on DVD. It was canceled in May 2009, but was quickly picked up by CBS and renewed for a sixth season which began on September 25, 2009.
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The following is a complete episode list for the Showtime miniseries Sleeper Cell , which began on December 4, 2005. Ten episodes were aired during the first season, which concluded on December 20, 2005. In 2006, the show was renewed and its second season, Sleeper Cell: American Terror , debuted on December 10, 2006. The series was cancelled on January 25, 2007, despite critical acclaim and a cult following. The first season is available on DVD in Regions 1, 2 and 4.
The Big Bang Theory is an American sitcom created by Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady , both of whom serve as executive producers on the show, along with Steven Molaro . All three also serve as head writers. It premiered on CBS on September 24, 2007. [ 5 ]
The Shield is an American crime drama television created by Shawn Ryan and starring Michael Chiklis . The series premiered on FX on March 12, 2002 and ended November 25, 2008, totaling 88 episodes over seven seasons, plus one additional mini-episode. [ edit ] Series overview
The Wire is an American television drama series set and produced in and around Baltimore , Maryland. Created and primarily written by author and former police reporter David Simon , the series was broadcast by the premium cable network HBO in the United States. The Wire premiered on June 2, 2002, and ended on March 9, 2008, comprising 60 episodes over five seasons.
Beverly Hills, 90210 is a United States primetime teen drama which ran on the FOX network for ten years, from October 4, 1990 to May 17, 2000. The series lasted for 298 episodes (a two-part pilot , 292 regular episodes and four specials). Note that the original pilot, which subsequently has aired, is not the original pilot of the show which did air. [ edit ] Overview [ edit ] Season 1: 1990–1991 [ edit ] Season 2: 1991–1992
Buffy the Vampire Slayer is an American television series created by Joss Whedon , which premiered on March 10, 1997. It concluded on May 20, 2003, after seven seasons with 144 episodes in total, plus an unaired pilot episode. The first five seasons aired on The WB , and in 2001, it transferred to the UPN for its final two seasons. [ 1 ] In the United Kingdom, the entire series aired on Sky1 and BBC Two , and on TV3 in Ireland. The story line is continued in comic book form in Season 8 and Season 9 .