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HELLO/ GOODBYE

Happy 40th Birthday, MTV! “And they said we wouldn’t last,” said a cheeky Madonna at the 2021 VMA Awards, paying homage to the network that made the Material Girl a household name. MTV debuted on August 1, 1981, with their first music video (The Buggles’ “Video Killed the Radio Star”). Through four decades, MTV has doled out hundreds of Moon Person trophies (from The Cars to Lil Nas X) and continues to reinvent reality television ( The Real World , Jersey Shore , The Challenge ).

In 2021, we welcomed a reimagined Equalizer ( Queen Latifah )—and welcomed back Gil Grissom ( William Petersen ) and Sara Sidle ( Jorja Fox ) on CSI: Vegas .

Honor Roll The Kennedy Center Honors returns to the Opera House in December to celebrate the 44th class of honorees’ artistic impact: (clockwise from top left) singer- songwriter Joni Mitchell, Motown founder Berry Gordy, Saturday Night Live creator Lorne Michaels, stage and screen icon Bette Midler, and operatic bass- baritone Justino Díaz .

Dexter staged a killer return. So did Jeff Probst and Tribal Council (after COVID-19 sidelined Survivor for a year).

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We bid farewell to a dysfunctional dad ( Shame- less ’ Frank Gallagher, played by William H. Macy ) and a flawed but fierce Mom ( Allison Janney ’s Bonnie Plunkett).

We lost our Pride ( NCIS: New Orleans ’ Scott Bakula), but said “Aloha” to Jane Tennant ( NCIS: Hawai’i’ s Vanessa Lachey ).

Harry and Meghan Spill the Tea “Were you silent, or were you silenced?” Oprah asked. It was one bomb- shell after another when the Queen of All Media sat down with the Prince and Duchess back in March. A whopping 61 million viewers around the world watched the revealing tell-all.

And a pair of Arrowverse superheroes took their final flight ( Black Lightning ’s Cress Williams and Supergirl Melissa Benoist ).

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