The BEST episodes of America in Primetime

Every episode of America in Primetime ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of America in Primetime!

The man of the house evolves from being the man in control in family sitcoms of the 1950s to a more-conflicted figure in modern series.

Last Updated: 8/4/2023Network: PBSStatus: Ended
The Crusader
6 votes

#1 - The Crusader

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 12/1/2012

Heroes today are complex. Their stories are told with increasing humanity, depicting characters who confront almost impossible choices as they fight evil in a world where the line between right and wrong is often blurred.

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The Misfit
6 votes

#2 - The Misfit

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 12/1/2012

Whether they are oddballs, losers, or just plain weird, misfit characters have grown beyond comic stereotypes and are taking center stage with a vengeance, refusing to apologize for who they are.

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Independent Woman
10 votes

#3 - Independent Woman

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 11/24/2012

Far removed from the model housewife of yesterday, women today on TV care less about pleasing others, and more about being true to themselves.

Directors: Lloyd Kramer
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Man of the House
6 votes

#4 - Man of the House

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 11/24/2012

In 1950s television, the man of the house was king of his castle, but then he began losing control. Was it all an illusion to begin with?

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