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Here’s the line-up for the fifth “season” of “A Very Special Episode”

A Very Special EpisodeA single television episode can exemplify the spirit of its time. A Very Special Episode presents The A.V. Club’s survey of TV at its most distinctive.

The fourth round of “A Very Special Episode” wraps up tomorrow with the “Superstars 1978” episode of Cheap Seats, which means it’s time to announce the next ten episodes up for discussion. As usual, bear in mind that this column isn’t intended as a list of the greatest television episodes of all time, or even the greatest episodes of their respective series, but as a way to talk about aspects of TV history and TV aesthetics, using these episodes as case studies. With that in mind, and barring any last-minute changes or rearrangements, here’s what’s in store:

February 16th
Battlestar Galactica, “33”

March 8th
Too Close For Comfort, “For Every Man, There’s Two Women”

March 29th
Better Off Ted, “Racial Sensitivity”

April 19th
Green Acres, “I Didn't Raise My Pig To Be A Soldier”

May 10th
The Love Boat, “Marooned/The Search/Isaac's Holiday”

May 31st
Saturday Night Live, 12/15/84 (Host: Eddie Murphy; Musical guest: The Honeydrippers)


June 21st
Space Ghost: Coast To Coast, “Surprise”

July 12th
WKRP In Cincinnati, “Mike Fright”

August 2nd
Miami Vice, “No Exit”

August 23rd
Nash Bridges, “Wild Card”

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