"This is the Guinness Book of World Records . . .
The Encyclopedia Britannica of television!"
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The biggest and best television reference ever published, this is the guide you'll turn to again and again for information on every nighttime network series ever telecast and all the top syndicated and cable series! From "I Love Lucy," "The Odd Couple," and "The Brady Bunch" to "Home Improvement," "Star Trek: The Next Generation," and "Melrose Place," this comprehensive directory lists every program alphabetically and includes the complete broadcast history, cast list, and plot summary, along with exciting behind-the-scene stories about the shows and stars.
Now! For the first time, extensive original cable coverage with more than 150 exciting entries, from "Ren and Stimpy" to "Larry King Live," to the Sci-Fi Channel
Now! 300 new network and syndicated listings, including "NYPD Blue," "Mad About You," and "The X-Files"
Now! More than 300 updated listings of continuing shows, including "Roseanne," "The Simpsons," and "Murphy Brown"
Now! A new all-time top 100 programs list
Now! Expanded index of more than 15,000 personalities
Now! Listings for the new UPN and we networks
-- Annual program schedules at a glance for the past 49 years
-- Top-rated shows of each season
-- Emmy Award winners
-- Longest running series
-- Theme songs
-- Fascinating history of the "Seven Eras" of TV programming
-- And much more!