AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: America's Greatest Movies (1998) - News Poster


AFI top 10 series highlights 10 genres

AFI is expanding its AFI's 100 Years ... series to include AFI's 10 Top 10, an entertainment special to count down the 10 best films from 10 genres.

Using their format previously designed for a top 100 list, AFI will honor an expanded list of genres including animation, fantasy, science fiction, gangster, Western, sports, romantic comedy, courtroom drama, mystery and epic.

The top films will chosen by more than 1,500 filmmakers, critics and historians from 500 nominated titles (50 per genre), which include Pinocchio (1941) and Shrek (2001) for animation, King Kong (1933) and The Lord of the Rings (2001) for fantasy and War of the Worlds (1953) and The Matrix (1999) for sci-fi.

The special will be broadcast in June on CBS.

Fox's 'Dance' card full with 9.1 mil viewers

A two-hour So You Think You Can Dance kept Fox a cut above the competition Wednesday night.

The dance competition averaged 9.1 million viewers and a 3.8 rating/12 share, dominating every half-hour from 8-10 p.m. in all key measures.

Two other reality series, ABC's The Next Best Thing (6.2 million, 2.0/7) and NBC's Last Comic Standing (5.9 million, 2.6/8) finished second in the 18-49 demo in the 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. hour, respectively.

CBS' three-hour special AFI's 100 Years ... 100 Movies (7.7 million, 1.9/6), a countdown of the 100 best American movies that saw Citizen Kane named as No. 1, posted the lowest numbers for an AFI special in five years.

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