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Season 1

1 :01x01 - Independent Woman

The evolving portrayal of women opens this look at TV's main character archetypes. Included: remarks from Roseanne Barr ("Roseanne"); Candice Bergen ("Murphy Brown"); Eva Longoria and Felicity Huffman ("Desperate Housewives"); Robert King, Michelle King and Julianna Margulies ("The Good Wife"); James L. Brooks and Mary Tyler Moore ("The Mary Tyler Moore Show"); Shonda Rhimes and Sandra Oh ("Grey's Anatomy"); and Liz Brixius and Linda Wallem ("Nurse Jackie").

Source: PBS
Guest Stars: Roseanne Barr as Herself | Candice Bergen as Herself | Eva Longoria as Herself | Felicity Huffman as Herself | Michelle King as Herself | Julianna Margulies as Herself | James L. Brooks as Himself | Mary Tyler Moore as Herself | Shonda Rhimes as Herself | Sandra Oh as Herself | Liz Brixius as Herself | Linda Wallem as Herself

2 :01x02 - Man of the House

"Man of the House," about the past and present portrayal of men on TV. Included: remarks from Marcy Carsey and Tom Werner ("The Cosby Show"); David Chase ("The Sopranos"); Bryan Cranston ("Breaking Bad"); Ron Howard ("The Andy Griffith Show"); Carl Reiner and Dick Van Dyke ("The Dick Van Dyke Show"); and Phil Rosenthal and Patricia Heaton ("Everybody Loves Raymond").

Source: PBS
Guest Stars: Marcy Carsey as Herself | Tom Werner as Himself | David Chase as Himself | Bryan Cranston as Himself | Ron Howard as Himself | Carl Reiner as Himself | Dick Van Dyke as Himself | Philip Rosenthal as Himself | Patricia Heaton as Herself

3 :01x03 - The Misfit

"The Misfit" celebrates unique TV characters. Included: remarks from Alec Baldwin ("30 Rock"); Larry David ("Curb Your Enthusiasm"); Paul Feig and Judd Apatow ("Freaks and Geeks"); Garry Shandling ("The Larry Sanders Show"); Mike Judge ("Beavis and Butt-head"); Diablo Cody ("The United States of Tara"); Greg Daniels and Rainn Wilson ("The Office"); and Mitchell Hurwitz ("Arrested Development").

Source: PBS
Guest Stars: Alec Baldwin as Himself | Larry David as Himself | Paul Feig as Himself | Judd Apatow as Himself | Garry Shandling as Himself | Mike Judge as Himself | Diablo Cody as Herself | Greg Daniels as Himself | Rainn Wilson as Himself | Mitchell Hurwitz as Himself

4 :01x04 - The Crusader

The finale focuses on "The Crusader," characters who fight for causes, often while also battling internal demons. Included: remarks from Alan Alda ("M*A*S*H"); Steven Bochco and David Milch ("NYPD Blue"); Chris Carter and Gillian Anderson ("The X-Files"); Bob Cochran and Joel Surnow ("24"); Michael C. Hall ("Dexter"); Shawn Ryan and Michael Chiklis ("The Shield"); and David Shore and Hugh Laurie ("House").

Source: PBS
Guest Stars: Alan Alda as Himself | Steven Bochco as Himself | David Milch as Himself | Chris Carter (1) as Himself | Gillian Anderson as Herself | Robert Cochran as Himself | Joel Surnow as Himself | Michael C. Hall as Himself | Shawn Ryan as Himself | Michael Chiklis as Himself | David Shore as Himself | Hugh Laurie as Himself
Warning: AMERICA In Primetime guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Mini-Series
Genre: Educational | Family
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: PBS ( USA)
Airs: Sundays at 08:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: October 30, 2011
Ended: November 20, 2011
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