12/28/2011 06:33 pm ET

Adultery On TV: Is Infidelity Having A Moment?

In a Los Angeles Times piece Wednesday, T.L. Stanley writes that adultery plot lines are mushrooming on the small screen, so much so that "Prime-time TV is starting to look like an ad for Ashley Madison."

The author cites cynicism about marriage and high divorce rates as partially to blame for the "proliferation of adultery on TV," noting Pew Research Center's recent report on record-low marriage rates.

But is infidelity really having a moment? Or have affairs long been staples of prime time? Click though the 10 TV shows below and let us know in the comments.