We've been debating the merits of the 50 greatest TV icons list compiled by TV Land and Entertainment Weekly. Tonight, we'll get to see many of the icons in action when the 50 Greatest TV Icons special premieres on TV Land.
The show includes clips of some of the iconic performances and interviews with stars about what makes an icon. I'm curious to hear how some of the honorees ended up on the list, and I also can't wait to hear them talking about each other (one preview shows Kermit praising Lassie for paving the way for TV animals, for example). In addition, Entertainment Weekly has released its take on the list, complete with recommendations for checking out each icon's work on DVD.
The special premieres at 8 p.m., but check your local listings to be sure. In the meantime, to watch a couple of clips explaining why Jon Stewart made the list — he's No. 41 — just read more