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TV Land Celebrates What We Love About TV - All New 'Top Ten' Episodes

(Posted April 23, 2005 by Stephen Strong)


Weekly Series Celebrates Specially-Themed Countdowns Like Top Ten: Wacky Neighbors,Top Ten: Characters You Love To Hate, Top Ten: Greatest TV Romances and MoreMatt LeBlanc, Martin Sheen, Patricia Heaton, Tom Hanks, Sarah Jessica Parker,Tony Shalhoub, Lewis Black, Tony Danza and Marilu Henner Among Celebrities Featured

Which wacky neighbor still steals the hearts of viewers? Which TV stars do we consider 10's? Which sitcom romance was our favorite? Viewers can find out the answer to these and other probing questions when TV Land's Top Ten returns to the network's roster with seven new installments beginning Wednesday, May 4 at 10 p.m. ET/PT with Top Ten: Wacky Neighbors.

In Top Ten: Wacky Neighbors, TV Land takes a look at the beloved TV convention of the wacky neighbor. From Lenny and Squiggy, to Kramer and Ed Norton, the May 4 installment features interviews with Matt LeBlanc, Barbara Eden, Betty White, Danny Bonaduce, Erik Estrada, Jerry O'Connell and several others who lend their personal insight and observations into some of their favorite TV neighbors.

TV Land's Top Ten series celebrates television for the passionate TV viewer. By culling the best moments from hit TV shows and commentary from stars, experts and those in the know, each episode of this seven-episode series counts down a different Top Ten. The series began as specials for the network in June 2004 with Top Ten: TV Dads, followed by Top Ten: The Andy Griffith Show (July 2004) and Top Ten: TV Cars (October 2004). The series is being produced for TV Land by TV Land Productions in conjunction with Robert Small Entertainment. Log onto for other scheduled replays.

Other celebrities slated to appear in the series include: Aida Turturro, Andy Griffith, Angela Lansbury, Barbara Eden, Barbara Walters, Betty White, Bill Daly, Brad Garrett, Ed Asner, Erik Estrada, Faith Ford, Jerry O'Connell, John Schneider, Lorraine Bracco, Marlo Thomas, Paul Rodriguez, Scott Baio, Sherman Helmsley, Sinbad, Susan Lucci, Tony Orlando, Tony Shalhoub and more.

In addition to the premiere of Wacky Neighbors, episodes this season include:

May 11: Perfect Tens - The Women
This installment counts down TV's all time TENS. From angels, to lifeguards and, of course, Heather Locklear this is one to watch!

May 18: Lovable Losers: Geeks & Nerds
Smart? Most of them. Socially maladjusted? All of them. From Urkel to Horshack and all your favorites in between, this installment counts down TV's top geeks and nerds.America loves a winner, unless it's one of these guys.

May 25: Characters You Love To Hate
You know them. You hate them. But, you love to watch them and TV Land's Top Ten is counting them down. Eddie Haskell,JR Ewing, Larry David. So bad, they're good.

June 1: Small Screen, Big Stars
You met them on TV & now they're the biggest thing on the big screen. TV Land's Top Ten counts down TV's overachievers who made the leap to movie stardom. Jennifer Aniston, Tom Hanks, Will Smith and others make the cut and make this an episode a must-see!

June 8: Sexiest Stars - The Men
TV Land's Top Ten counts down the guys you'd watch paint their living room and never turn the channel. Whether it's Sonny Crockett looking great in stubble or Dr. Doug Ross saving lives and breaking hearts, this is one countdown not to miss.

June 15: Greatest TV Romances
Love is eternal and happily so are TV romances There's Sam & Diane, Joanie & Chachi, Ross & Rachel, who could forget David and Maddie's Moonlighting? Who'll make the list? Tune in to find out!

TV Land Productions was created in 2003 to develop original programming that complements the network's successful acquired programming slate. TV Land Productions has also produced The TV Land Awards Show:A Celebration of Classic TV (March 2003, 2004 and 2005), the Emmy-nominated The Dick Van Dyke Show, Revisited, the network's first original special for broadcast, which premiered on CBS in May and the Emmy-nominated Still Brady After All These Years reunion special in September. For more information about TV Land's original Wednesday night line-ups, visit


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