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'I Love Lucy' is Voted Favorite Television Show of All Time

People magazine partnered with ABC for a 20/20 special called "Best in TV: The Greatest TV Shows of Our Time" and the iconic television sitcom I Love Lucy was voted best show of all time. The show originally ran from 1951 - 1957 and starred Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz.

I Love Lucy beat out finalists Seinfeld, M*A*S*H, All in the Family and Cheers. All five finalists were comedies.

The special included other categories as well, like Favorite TV Soap Opera, Favorite TV Game Show, and Most Memorable TV Moment of All Time. They also touched on a few other categories like Best TV Mom, Host, and Non-Human Character.
See the finalists in these categories online at

Nominees in all categories were determined by an all-star panel of television writers, producers, actors and directors. And from the list of nominees, Americans registered more than one million online votes earlier this summer at the site.