Television Hall of Fame Inductees: Productions

This area is currently under construction. Please find below the current list of inductees as well as the year in which they were inducted into the Hall of Fame by the members of the OFTA. Please note that the most recent additions have been listed like this. We are working on an area to give more details on our selections.

EDITORIAL NOTE: Hall of Fame inductees are selected based on three primary considerations: the historic, aesthetic, and cultural significance of each inductee. In recent years, the controversiality of a production or an individual inducted into the Hall of Fame calls into question the production’s or the individual’s inclusion. Once an inductee is made part of the Hall of Fame, they will not be removed for any reason. We will however acknowledge the toxicity of certain productions or individuals and will do our best to note this where possible. Please see our footnotes for details. If you see something of a controversial nature that has not been addressed, please let us know and we’ll be more than happy to acknowledge it.

— # —

2020: 24
2009: 20/20
2006: 60 Minutes

— A —

2018: Absolutely Fabulous
2014: Agatha Christie: Poirot
2014: Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple
1998: Alfred Hitchcock Presents
2020: Alias
2008: Alice
1997: All in the Family
2017: Ally McBeal
2012: American Bandstand
2007: And the Band Played On
2006: The Andy Griffith Show
2006: Angels in America
2019: Animaniacs
2004: The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman

— B —

2009: Backstairs at the White House
2007: Band of Brothers
2011: Batman
2019: Batman: The Animated Series
2020: Battlestar Galactica (2004)
2019: Beavis and Butt-Head
2012: The Beverly Hillbillies
2018: Beverly Hills, 90210
2007: Bewitched
1998: The Bob Newhart Show
2011: Bonanza
2020: Boston Legal
2020: Boy Meets World
2012: The Brady Bunch
2000: Brian’s Song
2006: Brideshead Revisted
2013: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
2019: The Bugs Bunny and Tweety Show

— C —

2017: Cagney & Lacey
2009: Captains and the Kings
1997: The Carol Burnett Show
2015: Charlie’s Angels
2000: Cheers
2018: China Beach
2017: The Colbert Report
2008: Columbo
2000: The Cosby Show *

— D —

2020: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
2000: Dallas
2020: Daria
1999: The Day After
2016: Days of Our Lives
2016: Deadwood
2017: Designing Women
2004: The Dick Van Dyke Show
2020: A Different World
2015: Doctor Who
2013: Doing Time on Maple Drive
2018: Donahue
2020: Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman
2008: Dragnet
2019: Ducktales (1987-1990)

— E —

2010: An Early Frost
2004: The Ed Sullivan Show
2000: Eleanor & Franklin: The White House Years
2015: Eleanor and Franklin
2014: ER
2018: An Evening with Fred Astaire
2017: Everybody Loves Raymond
2018: Extras

— F —

2017: The Facts of Life
1999: Fame
2017: Family Feud
2014: Family Ties
2011: Father Knows Best
2009: Fawlty Towers
2018: Firefly
2006: The Flintstones
2006: Frasier
2018: Freaks and Geeks
2013: Friends
2013: The Fugitive

— G —

2016: General Hospital
1999: The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show
2012: Gilligan’s Island
2018: Gilmore Girls
2004: The Golden Girls
2018: Great Performances
2019: Grey Gardens
2020: Growing Pains
2014: Guiding Light
2007: Gunsmoke

— H —

2010: Hallmark Hall of Fame
2000: Happy Days
1999: Hill Street Blues
2016: Hogan’s Heroes
1998: Holocaust
2010: Homicide: Life on the Streets
2004: The Honeymooners

— I —

2008: I Dream of Jeannie
1997: I Love Lucy
2009: I, Claudius
2019: If These Walls Could Talk

— J —

2005: The Jack Benny Show
2018: The Jackie Gleason Show
1999: The Jeffersons
2009: Jeopardy!
2019: The Jetsons
2018: The Jewel in the Crown
2019: John Adams

— K —

2019: Knight Rider

— L —

2006: L.A. Law
2008: The Larry Sanders Show
2013: Lassie
2019: Late Night with Conan O’Brien
2011: Late Night with David Letterman
2012: Laverne & Shirley
2012: Law & Order
2020: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
2015: Leave It to Beaver
2008: Letters to Loretta
2013: Little House on the Prairie
2000: Lonesome Dove
2020: Lost
2004: Love Among the Ruins

— M —

1998: M*A*S*H
2017: Mad About You
2017: Malcolm in the Middle
2015: Married…with Children
1997: The Mary Tyler Moore Show
2006: Masterpiece Theatre’s Elizabeth R
2008: The Match Game
1998: Maude
2010: Meet the Press
2015: Miami Vice
2014: Midsomer Murders
2011: Mission: Impossible
2019: Monk
2008: Monty Python’s Flying Circus
2016: Moonlighting
2016: Mr. Bean
2010: Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood
2008: The Muppet Show
2005: Murder, She Wrote
2011: Murphy Brown
2016: My So-Called Life

— N —

2019: The Nanny
2004: Newhart
2013: Night Court
1999: North and South
2015: NYPD Blue

— O —

2012: The Odd Couple
2019: The Office (UK)

— P —

2019: The Pacific
2008: Perry Mason
2006: The Phil Silvers Show
2018: Picket Fences
2010: Playhouse 90
2014: Police Squad!
2018: The Practice
2017: The Price Is Right
2014: Pride and Prejudice
2006: Prime Suspect
2009: The Prisoner

— Q —

2006: Quantum Leap
2005: Queen
2015: Queer As Folk

— R —

1999: Rhoda
1999: Rich Man, Poor Man
2020: RKO 281
2020: The Rockford Files
1997: Roots
2015: Roots: The Next Generations
2007: Roseanne **
1998: Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In

— S —

2016: Sanford and Son
2005: Saturday Night Live
2015: Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?
2020: Scrubs
2011: SCTV
2007: Seinfeld
2012: Sesame Street
2017: Sex and the City
2014: The Shield
2005: The Simpsons
2018: Sisters
2017: Six Feet Under
2007: Soap
2007: Something About Amelia
2013: The Sopranos
2016: Soul Train
2013: South Park
2020: SpongeBob SquarePants
2016: St. Elsewhere
1997: Star Trek
2009: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
2000: Star Trek: The Next Generation
2006: Stephen King’s It
2010: The Steve Allen Show
2006: Sybill

— T —

2005: Tales of the City
2009: Tanner ’88
2006: Taxi
2019: That 70’s Show
2017: thirtysomething
1998: The Thorn Birds
2006: Three’s Company
2010: The Today Show
2020: Tom & Jerry
2009: The Tonight Show
2018: A Touch of Frost
2005: The Twilight Zone
2006: Twin Peaks

— U —

2020: Ugly Betty
2010: Upstairs/Downstairs

— V —

1998: V
2018: Veronica Mars

— W —

2013: The Waltons
2004: War and Remembrance
2014: The West Wing
2010: What’s My Line
2011: Wheel of Fortune
2020: Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?
2019: Who’s the Boss
2020: Whose Line Is It Anyway? (1998)
2012: Wide World of Sports
2017: Will & Grace
2012: The Winds of War
2018: The Wire
2019: Wit
2005: A Woman Called Golda
2005: The Wonder Years
2011: The Wonderful World of Disney

— X —

2015: The X-Files

— Y —

2017: The Young and the Restless
2011: Your Show of Shows

FOOTNOTES

* – In 2014, culminating in a conviction in 2018, Bill Cosby was accused of rape, drug-facilitated sexual assault, sexual battery, child sexual abuse, and sexual misconduct. These accusations are incredibly serious and cannot be dismissed. In spite of these accusations, The Cosby Show remains a seminal achievement in 1980s television. It was, for five seasons, the number one show on television, comedy or drama. It built on the foundations that Sanford and Son and The Jeffersons had laid for television productions feature all-Black casts. Although the series was inducted more than a decade prior to the allegations being revealed, We would be remiss if we did not acknowledge this show for its historical and cultural significance.
** – In 1990, Roseanne Barr was caught up in a controversy over the singing of the National Anthem of the United States. She followed that with a number of other racially and religiously controversial statements and skits over her tumultuous career. This culminated in 2018 when Barr made unconscionable comments comparing a staff member in the Barack Obama White House comparing her to an ape. This comment was crass, racist, and indefensible and she was removed from her own reboot of the significant 1980s/1990s sitcom bearing her name. Her series, which was based on her lower class rural upbringing was a significant series in the landscape of television regardless of how controversial the series could become. This series and its historical and cultural significance support the series’ induction more than a decade ago regardless of the star’s inappropriate and virulent behavior. Like The Cosby Show, this program was significant for reasons other than its star and the various other actors, writers, directors, and technicians deserve to be honored for their contributions to television.