Some popular classic TV shows are "Cheers," "M*A*S*H" and "All in the Family." These shows premiered in the 1970s and 80s and have remained popular into the 2010s.
Many popular classic TV shows are sitcoms. In addition to "Cheers," "M*A*S*H" and "All in the Family," sitcoms such as "The Mary Tyler Moore," "Seinfeld" and "Frasier" have become considered popular, classic TV. The popular classic sitcoms of the 1970s and 80s focused on workplace comedy, social satire and slapstick humor. Dramas such "Hill Street Blues" and "Miami Vice" have remained popular, though less enduring than sitcoms. Some shows, such as "Sesame Street" and "Saturday Night Live" have come to be considered classics, despite still airing new episodes.