What Are Some of the Most Popular TV Series of All Time?

A few of the most popular TV series of all time, according to TV Guide Magazine, include "The Simpsons," "The Twilight Zone," "I Love Lucy," "All in the Family" and "The Sopranos." Other popular TV series are "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," "The Andy Griffith Show," "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson," "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Saturday Night Live."

As of 2015, "The Simpsons" has been airing for over two decades and features over 500 episodes. "The Twilight Zone," which originally aired from 1959 to 1964, featured elements of sci-fi as well as horror to create memorable tales. The situation comedy "I Love Lucy," starring Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, was the first scripted TV series filmed in front of a live studio audience. It began airing in 1951.

"All in the Family" starred the Bunker family, whose particular brand of realistic humor addressed cultural values of the 1970s. David Chase created the HBO drama "The Sopranos," which ran from 1999 to 2007 and chronicled a Mafia crime family headed by Tony Soprano, played by actor James Gandolfini. "The Andy Griffith Show" featured the fictional town of Mayberry and its citizens, including Sheriff Andy Taylor and his son Opie, Aunt Bee and Barney Fife.