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1. Ben Casey (1961–1966)
Episode: Courage at 3:00 A.M. (1964)

60 min | Drama

9.6
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A biochemist with cancer wants a pain-killing operation.

Director: John Erman | Stars: Vince Edwards, Sam Jaffe, Whit Bissell, Booth Colman

Votes: 5

2. AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Bette Davis (1977 TV Special)

90 min | Documentary

9.5
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Jane Fonda hosts the AFI Life Achievement Awards ceremony honoring Bette Davis featuring clips from her films and the reminiscences of many co-workers.

Stars: Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Peter Falk, Mia Farrow

Votes: 365

3. The 1975 Annual Entertainment Hall of Fame Awards (1975 TV Special)

Reality-TV

9.2
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Stars: George Burns, Richard Chamberlain, Roz Clark, Bette Davis

Votes: 57

4. The Dick Powell Theatre (1961–1963)
Episode: Price of Tomatoes (1962)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

9.1
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A truck driver on a very tight schedule stops to give a lift to a pregnant hitch-hiker; and then his life gets very complicated.

Director: David Friedkin | Stars: Dick Powell, Peter Falk, Inger Stevens, William Challee

Votes: 57

5. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)

TV-PG | 51 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

9.0
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Ordinary people find themselves in extraordinarily astounding situations, which they each try to solve in a remarkable manner.

Stars: Rod Serling, Robert McCord, Jay Overholts, Vaughn Taylor

Votes: 46,419

6. The DuPont Show of the Week (1961– )
Episode: A Sound of Hunting (1962)

Comedy, Drama, Musical

9.0
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Director: Seymour Robbie | Stars: Peter Falk, William Hickey, Robert Lansing, Sal Mineo

Votes: 5

7. Dick Schaap: Flashing Before my Eyes (2001 TV Movie)

Documentary

8.9
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This 2-hour documentary looks at the people Dick Schaap "collected" during his 50 years in sports and journalism. Schaap finds the unusual stories that nobody else has. He came to know ... See full summary »

Director: Fritz Mitchell | Stars: Mitch Albom, Jimmy Breslin, Jim Brown, Billy Crystal

Votes: 8

8. Inside the Actors Studio (1994– )

65 min | Talk-Show

8.8
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Famous actors, directors and writers reminisce about their careers and the philosophy behind their careers.

Stars: James Lipton, Bradley Cooper, Ellen Burstyn, Arthur Penn

Votes: 4,223

9. Here's Hollywood (1960–1962)

30 min

8.8
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Hollywood celebrities are interviewed, often at their homes.

Stars: Dean Miller, Helen O'Connell, Jack Linkletter, Joanne Jordan

Votes: 69

10. The Dick Cavett Show (1968–1974)

90 min | Music, Talk-Show

8.7
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Daytime, primetime, then late-night talk and variety show. Often there was only one guest (GA Gov. Lester Maddox walked out angrily during one interview). Cavett was intelligent and witty, ... See full summary »

Stars: Dick Cavett, Bobby Rosengarden, Fred Foy, Mort Sahl

Votes: 361

11. 87th Precinct (1961–1962)

60 min | Drama, Crime

8.7
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Manhattan's 87th precinct forms the backdrop for this grim and gritty police drama based on the long-running series of novels by Ed McBain. Storylines focus on neighborhood crime, and the ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Lansing, Ron Harper, Gregory Walcott, Norman Fell

Votes: 84

12. The David Frost Show (1969–1972)

90 min | Talk-Show

8.7
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Stars: David Frost, Gerri Granger, Tiny Tim, Dana Valery

Votes: 102

13. Stump the Stars (1947– )

30 min | Game-Show

8.7
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Television's first treatment of "Charades" as played by Hollywood celebrities. The giveaway was the use of gestures that defined "film", "TV show", "book" or "song" as well as "small word (... See full summary »

Stars: Mike Stokey, Vincent Price, Beverly Garland, Sebastian Cabot

Votes: 45

14. Naked City (1958–1963)
Episode: A Death of Princes (1960)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.7
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Detective walks from icing surrendering shooter Gimpy, so his commander asks Adam to volunteer to spy him. Adam struggles with taking the assignment on gun-happy comrade Bane, whose jacket ... See full summary »

Director: John Brahm | Stars: Eli Wallach, Paul Burke, Horace McMahon, Nancy Malone

Votes: 51

15. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)

TV-14 | 25 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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Series of unrelated short stories covering elements of crime, horror, drama and comedy about people of different species committing murders, suicides, thefts and other sorts of crime caused by certain motivations; perceived or not.

Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Harry Tyler, John Williams, Patricia Hitchcock

Votes: 9,658

16. The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962–1965)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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A continuation of the dramatic anthology series Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955) hosted by the master of suspense and mystery.

Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Hinton Pope, Jimmy Joyce, Lew Brown

Votes: 2,575

17. Natalie - A Tribute to a Very Special Lady (1982 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

8.6
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Director: Harry Kooperstein | Stars: Natalie Wood, Lauren Bacall, Jim Backus, Martin Balsam

Votes: 15

18. The Larry Sanders Show (1992–1998)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy

8.5
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A comedic behind the scenes look at a late night talk show.

Stars: Garry Shandling, Jeffrey Tambor, Wallace Langham, Rip Torn

Votes: 5,235

19. Have Gun - Will Travel (1957–1963)

Approved | 25 min | Western

8.5
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The adventures of a gentlemanly gunfighter for hire.

Stars: Richard Boone, Kam Tong, Hal Needham, Stewart East

Votes: 1,569

20. Reading Rainbow (1983– )

TV-Y | 30 min | Family

8.5
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Levar Burton introduces young viewers to illustrated readings of children's literature and explores their related subjects.

Stars: LeVar Burton, Jennifer Betit Yen, Arnold Stang, Fred Newman

Votes: 2,286

21. The Trials of O'Brien (1965–1966)

60 min | Drama

8.5
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A flamboyant Shakespeare quoting New York Defense Attorney always seems to get into trouble.

Stars: Peter Falk, Joanna Barnes, Elaine Stritch, David Burns

Votes: 55

22. Robert Montgomery Presents (1950–1957)

60 min | Drama

8.5
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Hollywood actor-director-producer Robert Montgomery introduced each telecast, sometimes interviewing one of the stars and sometimes appearing in the play himself.

Stars: Robert Montgomery, John Newland, Vaughn Taylor, Elizabeth Montgomery

Votes: 59

23. Laugh-In (1967–1973)
Episode: Episode #2.21 (1969)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Music, Musical

8.5
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Director: Gordon Wiles | Stars: Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, Charlie Brill, Mel Brooks

Votes: 6

24. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)

105 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

8.4
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Host Johnny Carson performs comedy routines and chats with various celebrities.

Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Doc Severinsen, Skitch Henderson

Votes: 2,209

25. The Red Skelton Hour (1951–2016)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy

8.4
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Long-running weekly show that spotlighted legendary comedian and beloved TV clown, Red Skelton. Each show featured comedy skits, gags and vignettes starring Skelton and guest performers.

Stars: Red Skelton, David Rose and His Orchestra, Art Gilmore, Tom Hansen Dancers

Votes: 638

26. Naked City (1958–1963)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.4
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The cases of the NYPD's 65th Precinct.

Stars: Harry Bellaver, Horace McMahon, Paul Burke, Nancy Malone

Votes: 718

27. Dinner for Five (2001– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

8.4
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Actor/Director Jon Favreau hosts an evening with four Hollywood friends (four different people or combinations of people each episode), who casually discuss the craft of acting and the ... See full summary »

Stars: Jon Favreau, Faizon Love, Kevin James, Kevin Smith

Votes: 660

28. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)

60 min | Drama

8.4
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A well-received anthology series presenting live television dramas.

Stars: Ed Herlihy, Vaughn Taylor, Valerie Cossart, E.G. Marshall

Votes: 98

29. The Aquanauts (1960– )

60 min | Adventure

8.4
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Professional salvage divers Larry and Drake (later replaced by Mike) made their livings braving the dangers of the deep recovering sunken wrecks off the Southern California coast. ... See full summary »

Stars: Ron Ely, Keith Larsen, Jeremy Slate, Peter Falk

Votes: 40

30. The New Breed (1961–1962)

60 min | Drama

8.4
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"The New Breed" was an American crime - drama series ,aired on ABC network from 1961 to 1962, with thirty-six episodes,starring Leslie Nielsen at age 35.

Stars: Leslie Nielsen, John Beradino, John Clarke, Greg Roman

Votes: 46

31. Camera Three (1955–1979)

30 min | Music

8.4
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Stars: James Macandrew, Margaret Croyden, Lois Nettleton, Michael Kane

Votes: 20

32. Dr. Kildare (1961–1966)
Episode: The Balance and the Crucible (1963)

60 min | Drama

8.4
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A brilliant doctor who is also a minister turns down Gillespie's offer of a residency at Blair, preferring instead to join his wife as a missionary in South America. But when struck by a ... See full summary »

Director: Don Medford | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Raymond Massey, Peter Falk, Sue Randall

Votes: 5

33. The Untouchables (1959–1963)
Episode: The Troubleshooter (1961)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.4
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A new 5 and 10 cent game using punch boards has become very popular and lucrative for the syndicate that controls it. With Eliot Ness and the Untouchables targeting them, receipts are down ... See full summary »

Director: Stuart Rosenberg | Stars: Robert Stack, Murray Hamilton, Ned Glass, Vincent Gardenia

Votes: 27

34. Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993–2009)

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

8.3
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Conan O'Brien, a Harvard Lampoon alumnus, hosts this late-night comedy/talk-show which is often silly and whimsical.

Stars: Conan O'Brien, Andy Richter, Joel Godard, Max Weinberg

Votes: 14,341

35. The Dean Martin Show (1965–1974)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Music

8.3
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Dean Martin hosts with several different celebrities that have several sketches of improv that breaks down comedy, race, and sex all at of the same time.

Stars: Dean Martin, Sandahl Bergman, Dom DeLuise, Bob Newhart

Votes: 837

36. The Barbara Stanwyck Show (1960– )

30 min | Drama

8.3
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An anthology series usually starring Miss Stanwyck with her character either facing difficulties or overcoming peril. Several of the episodes were pilots, none of them turned into series.

Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, James Hong, Weaver Levy, George Givot

Votes: 92

37. Laugh-In (1967–1973)
Episode: Episode #2.14 (1969)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Music, Musical

8.3
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Director: Gordon Wiles | Stars: Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, Jack Benny, Charlie Brill

Votes: 7

38. The Untouchables (1959–1963)
Episode: The Underworld Bank (1960)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.3
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The crime lords have now become money lenders. So when they cut one of their men out of his share of a heist, he comes after them...and so does Eliot Ness.

Director: Stuart Rosenberg | Stars: Robert Stack, Virginia Vincent, Peter Falk, Thomas Mitchell

Votes: 38

39. Columbo (1971–2003)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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Los Angeles homicide detective Lieutenant Columbo uses his humble ways and ingenuous demeanor to winkle out even the most well-concealed of crimes.

Stars: Peter Falk, Mike Lally, John Finnegan, Bruce Kirby

Votes: 19,873

40. A Woman Under the Influence (1974)

R | 155 min | Drama, Romance

8.2
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Mabel, a wife and mother, is loved by her husband Nick but her madness proves to be a problem in the marriage. The film transpires to a positive role of madness in the family, challenging conventional representations of madness in cinema.

Director: John Cassavetes | Stars: Gena Rowlands, Peter Falk, Fred Draper, Lady Rowlands

Votes: 14,287

41. I've Got a Secret (1952–1967)

TV-G | 30 min | Family, Game-Show

8.2
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"I've Got a Secret" debuted on the heels of the successful "What's My Line?" Though "Secret" had somewhat similar rules, there were other elements that gave the show its own distinctive ... See full summary »

Stars: Garry Moore, Henry Morgan, Bill Cullen, Betsy Palmer

Votes: 286

42. The Law and Mr. Jones (1960–1962)

30 min | Drama

8.2
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Abraham Lincoln Jones is a lawyer assisted by his law clerk, young C.E. Carruthers, and his secretary Marsha Spear. His cases usually did not involve violence but rather "white collar" ... See full summary »

Stars: James Whitmore, Janet De Gore, Conlan Carter, Russ Brown

Votes: 24

43. Columbo (1971–2003)
Episode: Any Old Port in a Storm (1973)

96 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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A connoisseur running a California winery murders his younger half-brother to prevent him from selling the family business. Lt. Columbo is on the case.

Director: Leo Penn | Stars: Peter Falk, Donald Pleasence, Joyce Jillson, Gary Conway

Votes: 1,542

44. The Larry Sanders Show (1992–1998)
Episode: Out of the Loop (1992)

TV-MA | 23 min | Comedy

8.2
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Larry decides to get involved with the personal problems of his staff.

Director: Ken Kwapis | Stars: Garry Shandling, Jeffrey Tambor, Megan Gallagher, Wallace Langham

Votes: 78

45. The Barbara Stanwyck Show (1960– )
Episode: The Assassin (1961)

30 min | Drama

8.2
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After her boss dies, Louise Forest is accused of embezzlement by Mr. Carlisle, one of the partners. After admitting it, she leaves to think over her options, then meets Joe who has been sent to cause her harm.

Director: David Lowell Rich | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Leon Ames, Peter Falk, Dub Taylor

Votes: 12

46. Wagon Train (1957–1965)
Episode: The Gus Morgan Story (1963)

75 min | Western

8.2
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Tough, self-made railroad owner Gus Morgan wants to tunnel his rail line through a mountain. His college-educated brother Ethan, distressed over twenty men who were killed attempting to ... See full summary »

Director: Virgil W. Vogel | Stars: John McIntire, Robert Fuller, Frank McGrath, Terry Wilson

Votes: 17

47. Columbo (1971–2003)
Episode: Try and Catch Me (1977)

73 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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A mystery writer suspects her niece's husband of murdering her, and she exacts revenge by asphyxiating him in her house safe.

Director: James Frawley | Stars: Peter Falk, Ruth Gordon, Mariette Hartley, G.D. Spradlin

Votes: 1,289

48. The Princess Bride (1987)

PG | 98 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

8.1
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77 Metascore

While home sick in bed, a young boy's grandfather reads him a story called The Princess Bride.

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Robin Wright, Chris Sarandon

Votes: 301,336 | Gross: $30.86M

49. Wings of Desire (1987)

PG-13 | 128 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

8.1
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79 Metascore

An angel tires of overseeing human activity and wishes to become human when he falls in love with a mortal.

Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Bruno Ganz, Solveig Dommartin, Otto Sander, Curt Bois

Votes: 48,598 | Gross: $3.81M

50. Laugh-In (1967–1973)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Music, Musical

8.1
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The original rapid fire sketch comedy show.

Stars: Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, Ruth Buzzi, Gary Owens

Votes: 1,598