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1 In first place it's the FOX comedy The Simpsons. This dysfunctional Springfield family always seem to get themselves in trouble.
2 That 70's Show is at number 2. Set in a Wisconsin basement, the teenage characters never respect their parent's authority.
3 We give third place to Family Guy Peter Griffin and the animated adventures of a new generation of Simpsons.
4 Gripping crime drama hits number four on our list with Law and Order: SVU: Special Victims Unit. Meanwhile CSI takes 7 and 9.
5 The hilarious classic British comedy Mr Bean, played by the talented Rowan Atkinson from Blackadder fame, just makes it in the top 5.
 
THE SHMEJ FIVE
Most international spin-offs

1. Big Brother was started in the Netherlands, and international spin-offs have been created in USA, Britain, Germany, Australia, Norway, Portugal, Denmark, Switzerland, Malaysia, Greece, Belgium, China and Sweden.

2. Shmej rated Idol the number 1 show in South Africa when in started in 2002, but little did we know this interactive show that took ordinary people and made them pop superstars would lead to spin-offs in USA, Netherlands, Australia, Canada, Germany, Belgium and New Zealand.

3. Who Wants to be a Millionaire has screened in 100 countries, was started in Britain, and has spin-offs in America, Australia, Philippines, India and Hong Kong. A video game has also been created.

4. British game show The Weakest Link extended to versions in USA, Australia, Greece, Belgium, Ireland, New Zealand, Philippines, Hong Kong and Israel and lead to spin-offs in USA and Britain. A video game has also been created.

5. Long-running US quiz show The Price is Right has also been produced in Britain, Australia and Israel. It began in 1956 and a new US version was created in 1972.

 

 

TOP 100 TV SHOWS

01

The Simpsons

02

That 70's Show

03

Family Guy

04

SVU: Special Victims Unit

05

Mr. Bean

06

Dark Angel

07

CSI

08

Whose Line is it Anyway?

09

CSI: Miami

10

3rd Rock from the Sun

11

Fawlty Towers

12

Futurama

13

Spin Doctors

14

Friends

15

Spin City

16

South Park

17

Everybody Loves Raymond

18

Titus

19

Scrubs

20

Who Wants to be a Millionaire?

21

Comedy Inc.

22

Malcolm in the Middle

23

Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

24

Grounded For Life

25

Rugrats

26

The Bill

27

The Games

28

The Sopranos

29

Smallville

30

Monk

31

Monthy Pyton's Flying Circus

32

Home Improvement

33

8 Simply Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter

34

2 Guys, A Girl and A Pizza Place

35

Starship Troopers

36

The Nanny

37

The Practice

38

Drew Carey Show

39

The Pink Panther

40

That 80's Show

41

Rocket Power

42

Just Shoot Me

43

Mad About You

44

Charmed

45

As Told By Ginger

46

Jeeves and Wooster

47

The Amazing Race

48

SpongeBob Sqaurepants

49

Heart Beat

50

Keeping Up Appearances

51

West Wing

52

Dharma and Greg

53

Beyond Belief: Fact of Fiction

54

M*A*S*H

55

Happy Days

56

Father Ted

57

Band of Brothers

58

X-Files

59

Fear Factor

60

The Vicar of Dibley

61

Boston Public

62

Animaniacs

63

Transformers

64

Beetlejuice

65

Garfield

66

Mighty Morphin Power Ranges

67

Wallace and Gromit

68

Cheers

69

X-Men Evolution

70

King of the Hill

71

Rugrats All Grown Up

72

What's New Scooby Doo

73

Dennis the Menace

74

Muppets Tonight

75

Cat Dog

76

Beverly Hillbillies

77

Aaah! Real Monsters

78

MacGyver

79

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

80

Scooby-Doo

81

Men in Black

82

Popeye

83

Tom and Jerry

84

Yes, Minister

85

Blackadder

86

Looney Tunes

87

Johnny Bravo

88

The Adventures of Sinbad

89

Mike, Lu and Og

90

The Adams Family

91

Big Wolf on Campus

92

The Office

93

Cow and Chicken

94

Yes, Dear

95

Dexter's Lab

96

The Wild Thornberries

97

The Angry Beavers

98

Pinky and the Brain

99

I Am Weasel

100

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