01:27 — The creators of All in the Family and other stars discuss the complicated character of Archie Bunker
53:04 — The Misfit celebrates the unique characters who defied comic stereotypes and societal expectations to reflect the diverse personalities of America
01:39 — Mitchell Hurwitz talks about his inspiration for the Bluth family in Arrested Development, Matriarch, Patriarch, Craftsman and Clown.
01:29 — Independent Woman reveals how women have transformed from model housewives to complex, and sometimes controversial, characters.
00:45 — Jessie Tyler Ferguson discusses his charactor from Modern Family and how his tv relationship reminds him of the Huxables.
52:40 — The Independent Woman reveals how women have transformed from model housewives to complex, and sometimes controversial, characters.
01:45 — The creators of All in the Family talk about creating their characters and making them realistic.
01:26 — Felicity Huffman discusses her character in Desperate Housewives and how it relates to motherhood.
01:20 — The creators of Breaking Bad discuss the downward spiral of Walt and what drives the character.
01:26 — Norman Lear discusses casting for All in the Family and talking with Mickey Rooney.
02:17 — David Simon, writer of 'The Wire' discusses the character of Omar and the profession of 'stick up' boys.
01:25 — The creators of Breaking Bad discuss the character of Walt, and how his death sentence changes his character.
00:36 — America in Primetime starts October 30th
01:24 — Jason Alexander, Julia Louis-Dryfus and Larry David discuss Seinfeld and what it takes to be funny
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- Premiered: October 30, 2011
- Rating: TV-14
- Premise: 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)