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").
"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").
"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").
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").