America in Primetime2011 | TV Show
An examination of the continuity and evolution of TV's main character archetypes through the years. The documentary series includes remarks from many actors and creative forces as it explores such archetypes as the independent woman, misfit, crusader and m (more…)
Premiered: October 30, 2011
Season 1, Episode 4 The Crusader
First Aired: November 20, 2011
The finale focuses on "The Crusader," characters who fight for causes, often while also battling internal demons. Included: remarks from Alan Alda ("M*A*S*H"); Steven Bochco and David Milch ("NYPD Blue"); Chris Carter and Gillian Anderson ("The X-Files"); Bob Cochran and Joel Surnow ("24"); Michael C. Hall ("Dexter"); Shawn Ryan and Michael Chiklis ("The Shield"); and David Shore and Hugh Laurie ("House").