It's not as juicy as Forbes' annual highest-paid celebrities list, but the Time 100 list of the world's most influential people always provides plenty of conversational fodder, especially when it comes to which TV personalities made the list.
Though many people maintain that the era of the networks' late-night TV dominance is on the wane, two late-night hosts, Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel, made the list. Fallon for his impending ascension to the "Tonight Show" throne and Kimmel for his half-hour earlier promotion on ABC.
HBO's lightning rod of controversy, Lena Dunham, also made the list for writing and starring in "Girls." As Claire Danes writes about her, "Lena's unique lack of vanity or shame allows us to consider that we may also be able to accept and express ourselves fully."
Two singers with strong TV presences made the list: Christina Aguilera, who was on "The Voice" last season, and Justin Timberlake, who joined the august ranks of the Five-Timers Club when he hosted "Saturday Night Live" this season.