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    Bravo Counting Down Television's 100 Greatest Characters

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    NEW YORK -- November 5, 2004 -- Starting November 22, Bravo will welcome on to its screen the characters that have always been welcome in our living rooms with its new special "The 100 Greatest TV Characters." This comprehensive five-part series will focus its critical eye on the famous television characters that have become a part of the fabric of American pop culture. The series will run for five consecutive nights at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT, counting down the top 20 TV characters of all time on Friday, November 26 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.

    Blending classic clips, rare photos and interviews with both the stars and show creators, the series will spotlight how our favorite TV characters broke out of the pack to emerge as pop icons. From Lucy Ricardo to Marge Simpson, Ed Norton to Cosmo Kramer, Magnum P.I. to Monk, they come in all sizes, sexes and combinations.

    Some of today's hottest TV stars will share their all-time favorites and influences as well. "The 100 Greatest TV Characters" will feature interviews with the critics, producers, and actors that know these characters best, including: Dennis Franz ("NYPD Blue"), Megan Mullally ("Will & Grace"), "The Simpson's" creator Matt Groening, TV critic Tom Shales, producers Rob Reiner, Steven Bochco and Aaron Sorkin, Oprah Winfrey, Julia Louis-Dreyfus ("Seinfeld") and even Kermit the Frog.

    "The 100 Greatest TV Characters" is produced by LSL Productions in association with Bravo.

    The 100 Greatest TV Characters" numbers 100 -- 11 are listed below in order: Who's your guess for the top 10?

    100. Xena
    99. Monk
    98. Steve Urkel
    97. Dr. Smith
    96. Artie
    95. Doug Ross
    94. Vic Mackey
    93. Maynard G. Krebs
    92. Agent Dale Cooper
    91. Caine
    90. Herman Munster
    89. Lieutenant Castillo
    88. Jamie Somers
    87. Gomez & Morticia
    86. Maxwell Smart
    85. Napoleon Solo/Illya Kuryakin
    84. Bob Hartley
    83. Vinnie Barbarino
    82. Gil Grissom & Catherine Willow
    81. Cast of Will & Grace
    80. Jack Tripper
    79. Charles Ingalls
    78. Rob & Laura Petrie
    77. Dr. Craig
    76. Eleanor Frutt
    75. Ally McBeal
    74. Beaver
    73. Dr. Johnny Fever
    72. Dick Soloman
    71. Dan Fielding
    70. Niles Crane
    69. David Addison/Maddie Hayes
    68. Benson
    67. Jim Ignatowski
    66. Carla Tortelli
    65. John Boy
    64. Jessica Fletcher
    63. Andy Taylor
    62. Francis Xavier Pembleton
    61. Crockett & Tubbs
    60. Mork
    59. Al & Peg Bundy
    58. Barney Miller
    57. Rhoda Morgenstern
    56. Mick Belker
    55. Captain Picard
    54. Rocky & Bullwinkle
    53. President Josiah Bartlett
    52. Emma Peel
    51. Murphy Brown
    50. Sam & Diane
    49. Maude Finley
    48. Ted Baxter
    47. Carmella Soprano
    46. Cast of Friends
    45. Marshall Matt Dillon
    44. Cliff Huxtable
    43. Thomas Magnum
    42. Laverne & Shirley
    41. The Barone Family
    40. Fred Sanford
    39. Kojak
    38. Sergeant Ernie Bilko
    37. Marcus Welby
    36. Barney Fife
    35. Lou Grant
    34. Kermit & Miss Piggy
    33. Maverick
    32. Scully & Mulder
    31. Samantha Stephens
    30. Detective Lenny Briscoe
    29. Alex Keaton
    28. Perry Mason
    27. Ann Marie
    26. Frasier Crane
    25. Joe Friday
    24. Louis DePalma
    23. Andy Sipowicz
    22. Richard Kimball
    21. Mr. Spock
    20. Ed Norton
    19. Eric Cartman
    18. Roseanne
    17. Jim Rockford
    16. George Jefferson
    15. J.R. Ewing
    14. Hawkeye Pierce
    13. Buffy
    12. Edith Bunker
    11. Carrie Bradshaw
    Who are your favorite TV characters? Who are your picks for the top ten?
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    10. Big Bird
    9. Sydney Bristow
    8. Dylan McKay
    7. Captain Stubing
    6. MacGyver
    5. Rachel Green & the cast of Friends
    6. Mad About You--Paul Reiser (can't remember character name)
    5. Brandon Walsh
    4. Homer Simpson
    3. Mr. T
    2. Seinfeld
    1. Fred Rogers aka Mr. Rogers
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    10. Marcia Brady
    9. Radar, BJ, Klinger, and Honeycutt from MASH
    8. Desi and Lucy (do they still qualify as *characters*??)
    7. Archie Bunker
    6. Karen and Jack (from Will and Grace)
    5. Tattoo (Fantasy Island)
    4. Seinfeld, Elaine, George & Kramer
    3. MacGyver
    2. Steve Austin
    1. Tony Soprano

    I don't know that I'm ranking these in my Top 10 preferences... but more like 10 that I think are deserving and missing.

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    Cpt Kirk & Spock

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    In no particular order:

    B.A. Baracus (Mr T)
    Boss Hogg (Dukes of Hazzard)
    Homer Simpson
    Fred Flintstone
    Bugs Bunny
    Steve Austin (6 Million Dollar Man)
    Captain James T. Kirk
    Jerry Seinfeld

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    Archie Bunker
    Lucy Ricardo
    Granny (Beverly Hillbillies)
    The Simpsons
    Ernest T. Bass
    Ralph Kramden
    Captain Kirk (P.U.- certainly not my favorite, but just a guess!)
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    Mary Richards
    James T. Kirk
    Sam McCloud
    Dr. Zachary Smith
    Big Bird
    Ralph Kramden
    Bob Hartley
    Sophia Petrillo
    Archie Bunker

    No particular order. I picked these based on what I think I didn't see on the list, but could be wrong. Difficult though; there were others I would like to have added.

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    the last three posts have all the ones I would have said, but... I bet Ralph Kramden will be number one. they just seem to worship jackie Gleason in hollywood.

    was Fred flintstone mentioned?

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