A critical and financial success, Serling shocked many of his fans in 1957 when he left Playhouse 90 to create a science fiction series he called The Twilight Zone. 156 episodes of Twilight Zone, ninety-two written by Serling, aired on CBS over the next five years. The show went on to be one of the most widely recognized and beloved series in television history, and achieved a permanent place in American pop culture with its instantly recognizable opening, theme song and charismatic host, Rod Serling. With appearances by personalities such as Robert Redford, Burt Reynolds, Dennis Hopper, and more, Twilight Zone became a launching pad for some of Hollywood's biggest stars. The show headed downhill in its fifth season chiefly due to the fact that Serling lost most creative control of the show.
George Lucas' film Star Wars There are many different theories to Star Wars, which attracted millions of viewers. These theories made Star Wars what it was, and to some people still is. Made in1977, it was the first of it's kind by being new, using aliens and special effects, Star Wars created a large audience. Then it was re-released twenty years later, after improvement in special effects and another character was added. I will be considering that Star Wars appeals to many different people, proof of this is that it was released again in 1997 and still was groundbreaking to the millions of older viewers, also capturing the imagination of the younger generation.
Just as Alex Trebek and many other famous TV show hosts one of the most recognizable faces today in television entertainment is entrepreneur, Ryan Seacrest. Ryan is the host of the number 1 Annual top-rated show in America for the last two years, American Idol. Ryan is a very versatile host in that he has a lot of experience in both radio and television. His work in television and his impressive broadcasting reputation over the last couple of years has launched Seacrest's career to a new level and has increased his celebrity status greatly. Since Ryan was just a kid he knew he wanted to be DJ.
By this huge popularity, theses series have been well received and has been nominated in many high quality awards, including the ‘Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series’, ‘American Film Institute Awards’, ‘Primetime Emmy Awards’, and the ‘Writers Guild of American Award’. AMC’s The Walking Dead became the most watched drama in America cable history. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sunday night’s Season 3 premiere of The Walking Dead was the highest rated episode in the show’s history. The numbers of viewers were around 10.9 million viewers. The Walking Dead has successfully transitioned from a comic book to a popular television drama series that’s not tapped into America’s $6 billion dollar zombie show industry, but also helped it grow in meteoric fashion.
To this day it remains the best-selling album of all time with 65 million copies sold around the world and earning 8 Grammy awards. Music video for the song “Thriller” is the best music video ever made skyrocketing the popularity of music videos. During a TV special that honored Motown, Michael performed “Billy Jean” and debuted his signature dance move known as “The Moonwalk”. This dance will become one of the key elements of his early success. His next album “Bad” was also met with critical acclaim with five singles reaching number 1 spot.
It was a show that focused on the lives and concerns of young adults. It continues to be successful today winning multiple awards over the years.One show that has been so successful it has moved one to the big screen is “Jack*ss” It was launched on October 1, 2000. It grew very popular because of the extreme pranks the cast members would play on each other. Although it did not air for long, the series did have many spin offs that were equally as successful, and also helped grow MTV’s name. On March 5th, 2002, MTV debuted the first family of rock and roll, “The Osbournes”.
He puts plenty of technical, pseudo-specialist talk into his characters' mouths to give readers the illusion that they're learning something as they quickly flip the pages (Kakutui 3). Michael Crichton has definitely made a boom in the entertainment industry. Whether it is his top grossing movies or his top rated television shows like E.R. which took a leading twenty prime-time Emmy nominations last year including best drama (Carter 23). Crichton's latest movie Congo, which had a great opening weekend, was one of his successes.