I refuse to go without a bracket, let's find the best TV show of all time. Now, let's talk about how I set the field, I wrote down a list of what I think are the best shows of all-time, I then consulted a few lists online to make sure I wasn't missing any classics and I came up with a field of 64. Next, I seeded the field and got to working with the digital team on how we would do this.

I can already see that the seeding is flawed based on "Curb Your Enthusiasm" being an overall #32 seed but the list and seeding looked a lot better when I could present the entire field of 64 which I can't do for free so this is what we have to work with. I never intended for "Curb" to be seeded that low, it was one of four shows I had listed as an 8 seed and since it was the last in the group that's where it put the show. You will see other examples like this but the field is still very strong.

Let's get going. Choose carefully, the votes will get us down to the Sweet Sixteen.

Classic TV Show Tournament (1)

Again, if you are curious why your favorite classic TV show did not make it, it's probably on the list below. The software I used would only let me do a 32 team field for free and I'm not paying one dollar for anything right now. I'm not cheap, you are cheap.

  • King of Queens
  • It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
  • ER
  • Sex & The City
  • Roseanne
  • Homeland
  • The Mary Tyler Moore Show
  • The X Files
  • VEEP
  • Arrested Development
  • Hill Street Blues
  • Orange is the New Black
  • Colombo
  • Sons of Anarchy
  • The Bob Newhart Show
  • The Shield
  • Taxi
  • Six Feet Under
  • Downton Abbey
  • News Radio
  • The Golden Girls
  • WKRP in Cincinnati
  • Gunsmoke
  • Fargo
  • Big Love
  • The Odd Couple
  • House of Cards
  • The Rockford Files
  • Star Trek
  • 30 Rock
  • Deadwood
  • Longmire

P.S. Late night talk shows, game shows, sketch shows & children's TV were all excluded to not complicate things. We all know those categories would muddy the waters and somehow screw up a real result.

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