America In Primetime

America In Primetime

'America in Primetime' is a collaboration with the community that creates primetime TV and an unusual opportunity to experience the creative process from the inside out. At the heart of the series are more than 100 in-depth interviews with a virtual 'who's who' of the best creators, writers, and actors in primetime, including Carl Reiner, Rob Reiner, Larry David, Ron Howard, Judd Apatow, Alec Baldwin, James Brooks, Garry Shandling, Alan Alda, Andre Braugher, Steven Bochco, Sarah Jessica Parker, Hugh Laurie, Eva Longoria, Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore, Christopher Lloyd, Norman Lear, and dozens more. Structured around today's most compelling shows, weaving between past and present, each episode focuses on one character archetype that has remained a staple of primetime through the generations -- the independent woman, the man of the house, the misfit, and the crusader.

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Upcoming Episodes

Independent Woman

Witness the transformation of women from model housewives to complex and controversial characters.

Sat, Aug 15 at 5:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Sun, Aug 16 at 11:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Man of the House

TV personalities discuss the evolution of the man of the house from family sitcoms to modern shows.

Sat, Aug 22 at 5:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Sun, Aug 23 at 11:00 pm on WTTW Prime

The Misfit

Alec Baldwin and others discuss the unique characters who reflect America's diverse personalities.

Sat, Aug 29 at 5:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Sun, Aug 30 at 11:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Fri, Sep 4 at 4:00 pm on WTTW Prime

The Crusader

A look at television heroes who confront internal demons while seeking their own forms of justice.

Sat, Sep 5 at 5:00 pm on WTTW Prime

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