‘TV’s Most Dynamic Duos’ Special to Air September 2 on ABC

“Good Morning America” anchor Robin Roberts hosts a two-hour countdown of couples who have graced television with their amazing chemistry, hilarity, friendship and, in many cases, sexual tension. Whether it’s Johnny Carson and Ed McMahon, Laverne and Shirley, Tony and Carmela Soprano, Homer and Bart Simpson, Mulder and Scully or Lucy and Ethel, there is no shortage of indelible duos on television. Who will be No. 1? Find out on “TV’s Most Dynamic Duos: Presented by The Paley Center for Media,” airing Sunday, September 2 at 9:00 pm ET on the ABC Television Network.

This couples cavalcade includes all-new reminiscences by some of television’s most beloved actors and personalities including Megan Mullally, Edie Falco, George Wendt, John Ratzenberger, Cindy Williams, Penny Marshall, Garry Marshall (creator of “Happy Days,” “Laverne & Shirley”), Nancy Cartwright (voice of Bart Simpson), Ed Asner, Vanna White, Penn & Teller, Chris Hardwick, Tom Smothers, Adam Carolla, Tom Bergeron and Brooke Burke-Charvet.

The 30 duos were selected by a poll conducted by Nielsen Media Research. They are (in alphabetical order):

  • Archie Bunker and Michael “Meathead” Stivic (“All in the Family”)
  • Beavis and Butthead (“Beavis and Butthead”)
  • Bert and Ernie (“Sesame Street”)
  • Cameron Tucker and Mitchell Pritchett (“Modern Family”)
  • James T. Kirk “Captain Kirk” and Mr. Spock (“Star Trek”)
  • Chandler Bing and Joey Tribbiani (“Friends”)
  • Cliff and Clair Huxtable (“The Cosby Show”)
  • Cliff Clavin and Norm Peterson (“Cheers”)
  • Dan and Roseanne Conner (“Roseanne”)
  • Dana Scully and Fox Mulder (“X-Files”)
  • David Addison and Maddie Hayes (“Moonlighting”)
  • Dwight Schrute and Michael Scott (“The Office”)
  • George and Weezy Jefferson (“The Jeffersons”)
  • George Costanza and Jerry Seinfeld (“Seinfeld”)
  • Homer and Bart Simpson (“The Simpsons”)
  • Jack Donaghy and Liz Lemon (“30 Rock”)
  • Jack McFarland and Karen Walker (“Will & Grace”)
  • John Locke and Jack Shephard (“Lost”)
  • Johnny Carson and Ed McMahon (“The Tonight Show”)
  • Kermit The Frog and Miss Piggy (“The Muppet Show”)
  • Kevin Arnold and Winnie Cooper (“Wonder Years”)
  • Laverne De Fazio and Shirley Feeney (“Laverne & Shirley”)
  • Lucy Ricardo and Ethel Mertz (“I Love Lucy”)
  • Meredith Grey and Derek “McDreamy” Shepherd (“Grey’s Anatomy”)
  • Pat Sajak and Vanna White (“Wheel of Fortune”)
  • Ralph and Alice Kramden (“The Honeymooners”)
  • Richie Cunningham and Arthur Fonzarelli (“Happy Days”)
  • Sam Malone and Diane Chambers (“Cheers”)
  • Tony and Carmela Soprano (“The Sopranos”)
  • Wayne Campbell and Garth Algar (“Saturday Night Live”)

“TV’s Most Dynamic Duos: Presented by The Paley Center for Media” is executive-produced by Ryan Seacrest, Adam Sher and Greg Heller for Ryan Seacrest Productions (“Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” Emmy-winning “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution”) and by Pat Mitchell, Diane Lewis and John Wolters for The Paley Center for Media. The executive in charge is Robert Norris.

“TV’s Most Dynamic Duos: Presented by The Paley Center for Media” will be broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format with a 5.1 channel surround sound. A TV parental guideline will be assigned closer to airdate.

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