1. American Idol
American Idol is a reality show that searches for the Best Singing talent in America. It debuted in 2002, and was called American Idol: Searching for a Superstar. It is an interactive talent show. American Idol has often been rated number 1 in popularity which can be gauged from the number of votes the contestants get through SMS and phone calls. It has been running for several seasons now and is as popular as before. Randy Jackson, Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul are judges on the show.
2. True Blood
True Blood is derived from The Southern Vampire Mysteries series of novels. It is based on the co-existence of Vampires and Humans together, in a town called Bon Temps. True Blood is about Sookie Stackhouse, a waitress who is in love with a vampire, Bill Compton. It is now running its third season.
3. Grey’s Anatomy
Grey’s Anatomy is a Medical Drama. It is about the life of interns, resident doctors and their mentors at Seattle Grace-Mercy West Hospital. It premiered in 2005, and will air its 7th Season in 2010. Its first episode was watched by 16.5 million viewers. It has won Emmys and Golden Globes. The cast of Grey’s Anatomy is racially diverse and shows emotions that people go through while working in a stressed environment such as a hospital.
24 revolves around federal agent Jack Bauer. Each of the episodes shows one hour in the day of Agent Bauer. 24 premiered in 2001, and had Bauer being a part of Counter Terrorist Unit (CTU), and the plot is like a political thriller. Throughout most of the episodes of 24, Bauer is trying to unravel terrorist plots, nuclear, biological threats, cyber attacks. The TV series has won several awards and is among the longest running shows on television.
The show is also called House M.D. It is a medical Drama that premiered in 2004. House revolves around Dr. Gregory House, who heads a team of diagnostics doctors at the Princeton‑Plainsboro Teaching Hospital. Dr. House often has disagreements with his boss, hospital administrator and Dean of Medicine, over hypotheses. House is critically acclaimed, and is watched in over 66 countries. It has won People’s Choice Award, a Peabody Award, two Golden Globe Awards, and four Primetime Emmy Awards.