Creators: Robert Cochran, Joel Surnow
Networks (Years): FOX (2001-2010)

Over the course of eight grueling seasons, badass anti-terrorist agent Jack Bauer tortured did battle with all sorts of foreign evildoers (and their U.S. government moles) to protect this great nation. Of all the Chinese, Russian, African, and Middle Eastern bad guys, none did more to stoke the fires of hatred than season four's Araz family, suburban Muslims who turned out to be, you guessed it, a terrorist cell. Right Wing America gave orgasmic approvals for profiling, wiretaps, and torture after that one.