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You know all about them, the character archetypes that are frequently found on your favorite TV shows. This four-part series chronicles four of the most-common archetypes seen in prime time through the years, including the evolution of the "man of the house" and the "independent woman." "America in Primetime" features a star-studded list of celebrities who discuss the featured topics -- including "Sopranos" creator David Chase, actor and director Ron Howard, producer James L. Brooks and actresses Candice Bergen and Mary Tyler Moore.

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aired 964 days ago
Women have transformed from model housewives into complex characters.
aired 964 days ago
The man of the house evolves from being the man in control in family sitcoms of the 1950s to a more-conflicted figure in modern series.
aired 978 days ago
Television's archetypical heroes and antiheroes bring about justice.
aired 985 days ago
Misfit characters appear in series like "The Addams Family," "Taxi," "Seinfeld" and "Arrested Development."

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