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Fox Anniversary Special: 13 Shocking Moments From The Last 25 Years

Posted: 04/20/2012 6:20 pm

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Fox's anniversary special will look back on 25 years of programming.

Happy 25th Anniversary, Fox! To celebrate the milestone -- and the Sunday, April 22 TV special that reunites the casts of some of your Fox favorites -- we're looking back at some of the most shocking moments from one of America's most daring networks in the slideshow below. Yep, we're talking deaths, reveals, scandals and more.

Where were you when Kimberly pulled off her wig on "Melrose Place"? Or what about when Fox pushed the reality TV boundaries with "Joe Millionaire" and the slurp heard 'round the world?

Here's to you, Fox, for giving us so much -- laughs, tears, nausea, blood, slurping -- over the last 25 years. Cheers!

Tune into "Fox's 25th Anniversary Special," hosted by Ryan Seacrest at 8 p.m. ET on Sunday, April 22. The evening kicks off with a re-airing of the series premiere of "Married ... With Children" at 7 p.m. ET. Then, the milestone 500th episode of "The Simpsons" follows at 7:30 p.m. ET before Fox's big anniversary special begins.

Also, see what some of the industry's biggest players -- including J.J. Abrams and Howard Gordon -- had to say about their favorite Fox series.

Teri Bauer Dies On "24"
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Many different things made "24" distinctive: The propulsive hour-by-hour format was a novelty when it debuted, and the show's kinetic visual style, which used split-screens and shaky cameras to add to the palpable tension, was also innovative. But when it comes to jaw-dropping moments, few "24" moments can top the scene in which Jack Bauer found his wife, Teri, dead. She had been murdered by Nina, a mole working for the bad guys. These sorts of things didn't happen on network television -- the hero always saved the day, right? And usually Jack Bauer did, but, as the show unflinchingly demonstrated, at a terrible personal cost.

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Filed by Chris Harnick  |