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1. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

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Marshal Matt Dillon keeps the peace in the rough and tumble Dodge City.

Stars: James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis

2. The Love Boat (1977–1987)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Romance

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The romantic and comic tales of the passengers and crew of the cruise ship, Pacific Princess.

Stars: Gavin MacLeod, Bernie Kopell, Ted Lange, Fred Grandy

3. The Brady Bunch (1969–1974)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

6.7
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The misadventures of a large family united when two widowed people married.

Stars: Robert Reed, Florence Henderson, Ann B. Davis, Maureen McCormick

4. Charlie's Angels (1976–1981)

Not Rated | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.6
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The adventures of three sexy female private eyes.

Creators: Ivan Goff, Ben Roberts | Stars: Kate Jackson, Farrah Fawcett, Jaclyn Smith, David Doyle

5. Gilligan's Island (1964–1967)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.5
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Seven men and women are stranded on an uncharted island following a torrential storm.

Stars: Bob Denver, Alan Hale Jr., Jim Backus, Natalie Schafer

6. I Dream of Jeannie (1965–1970)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

7.6
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A United States astronaut finds his life vastly complicated when he stumbles on to a bottle containing a female genie.

Creator: Sidney Sheldon | Stars: Barbara Eden, Larry Hagman, Bill Daily, Hayden Rorke

7. Alias Smith and Jones (1971–1973)

60 min | Comedy, Western

7.7
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Hannibal Heyes and Kid Curry, two of the most wanted outlaws in the history of the West, are popular "with everyone except the railroads and the banks", since "in all the trains and banks ... See full summary »

Creator: Glen A. Larson | Stars: Ben Murphy, Roger Davis, Pete Duel, Dennis Fimple

8. The Beverly Hillbillies (1962–1971)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.2
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A nouveau riche hillbilly family moves to Beverly Hills and shakes up the privileged society with their hayseed ways.

Stars: Buddy Ebsen, Donna Douglas, Irene Ryan, Max Baer Jr.

9. Mod Squad (1968–1973)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.0
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Three young outsiders fight crime as undercover agents for the police.

Creator: Buddy Ruskin | Stars: Michael Cole, Clarence Williams III, Peggy Lipton, Tige Andrews

10. Rebel Without a Cause (1955)

PG-13 | 111 min | Drama

7.8
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A rebellious young man with a troubled past comes to a new town, finding friends and enemies.

Writers: Stewart Stern, Irving Shulman, Nicholas Ray | Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: James Dean, Natalie Wood, Sal Mineo, Jim Backus

11. CHiPs (1977–1983)

TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.4
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The adventures of two California Highway Patrol motorcycle officers.

Creator: Rick Rosner | Stars: Erik Estrada, Larry Wilcox, Robert Pine, Paul Linke

12. It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963)

Approved | 192 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.6
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The dying words of a thief spark a madcap cross-country rush to find some treasure.

Writers: William Rose, Tania Rose | Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Milton Berle, Ethel Merman, Mickey Rooney

13. Fantasy Island (1977–1984)

60 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

6.6
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Tales of visitors to a unique resort island that can fulfill literally any fantasy requested, but rarely turn out as expected.

Creator: Gene Levitt | Stars: Ricardo Montalban, Hervé Villechaize, Christopher Hewett, Wendy Schaal

14. Pete's Dragon (1977)

G | 128 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.3
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An orphan boy and his magical dragon come to town with his abusive adoptive parents in pursuit.

Writers: Malcolm Marmorstein, Seton I. Miller, S.S. Field | Director: Don Chaffey | Stars: Sean Marshall, Helen Reddy, Jim Dale, Mickey Rooney

15. Make Room for Daddy (1953–1965)

30 min | Comedy, Family

7.4
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Danny Williams, a successful nightclub singer, encounters a variety of difficult or amusing situations in trying to balance his career with his family; his outspoken wife Cathy, teenage ... See full summary »

Stars: Danny Thomas, Rusty Hamer, Marjorie Lord, Angela Cartwright

16. Maverick (1957–1962)

60 min | Action, Western, Adventure

8.3
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Bret and Bart Maverick (and in later seasons, their English cousin, Beau) are well dressed gamblers who migrate from town to town always looking for a good game. Poker (5 card draw) is ... See full summary »

Creator: Roy Huggins | Stars: Jack Kelly, James Garner, Roger Moore, Lane Chandler

17. The Wild Wild West (1965–1969)

50 min | Western

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Two Secret Services agents, equipped with a wide array of gizmos, work for the government in the Old West.

Creator: Michael Garrison | Stars: Robert Conrad, Ross Martin, Whitey Hughes, Dick Cangey

18. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1992)

Unrated | 120 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.5
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Stars: Walt Disney, Kevin Corcoran, Paul Frees, Slim Pickens

19. Daniel Boone (1964–1970)

60 min | Adventure, History, Western

7.6
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Frontier hero Daniel Boone conducts surveys and expeditions around Boonesborough, running into both friendly and hostile Indians, just before and during the Revolutionary War.

Stars: Fess Parker, Patricia Blair, Darby Hinton, Dal McKennon

20. Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1967–1973)

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

8.1
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The original rapid fire sketch comedy show.

Creator: Digby Wolfe | Stars: Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, Ruth Buzzi, Gary Owens

21. ABC Afterschool Specials (1972–1997)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

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"ABC Afterschool Specials" was the umbrella show name for various educational shows that were shown in the afternoon, occasionally. Each episode was produced by a separate company.

Creator: Guy Fraumeni | Stars: Lance Kerwin, Samaria Graham, Mara Hobel, Alexa Kenin

22. Today (1952– )

240 min | News, Talk-Show

5.2
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A daily live broadcast provides current domestic and international news, weather reports and interviews with news-makers from the worlds of politics, business, media, entertainment and sports.

Creator: Sylvester L. Weaver Jr. | Stars: Katie Couric, Matt Lauer, Natalie Morales, Al Roker

23. Marcus Welby, M.D. (1969–1976)

60 min | Drama

7.2
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The show is about doctors Marcus Welby, a general practitioner and Steven Kiley, Welby's young assistant. The two try to treat people as individuals in an age of specialized medicine and ... See full summary »

Creator: David Victor | Stars: Robert Young, James Brolin, Elena Verdugo, Pamela Hensley

24. Trapper John, M.D. (1979–1986)

60 min | Drama

6.7
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The Korean War MASH unit veteran operates as Chief Surgeon in a major city hospital with his colleagues.

Stars: Pernell Roberts, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Charles Siebert, Gregory Harrison

25. The Sixties (2013– )

60 min | Documentary

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A ten-part documentary series focusing on the politics, music, technical advancements, drugs, and the "free love" movement of the 1960s.

Stars: Walter Cronkite, Chet Huntley, John F. Kennedy, Robert Dallek

26. Kolchak: The Night Stalker (1974–1975)

51 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

8.5
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A newspaper reporter investigates strange supernatural occurrences in Chicago.

Stars: Darren McGavin, Simon Oakland, Jack Grinnage, Ruth McDevitt

27. I Spy (1965–1968)

51 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.7
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A pair of intelligence agents posing as a tennis pro and his coach go on secret missions around the world.

Stars: Robert Culp, Bill Cosby, Kenneth Tobey, Arthur Batanides

28. Match Game 73 (1973–1982)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Game-Show

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The five-day-a-week syndicated successor to the popular CBS game show, where two contestants compete to match fill-in-the-blank phrases with those of the celebrities.

Stars: Gene Rayburn, Johnny Olson, Brett Somers, Richard Dawson

29. Biography (1987– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.0
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The life stories of various historical figures and celebrities are told.

Creator: Agnes Nixon | Stars: Jack Perkins, Peter Graves, Harry Smith, Roddy McDowall

30. Critic's Choice (1963)

Approved | 100 min | Comedy

5.8
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Bob Hope is a New York theater critic and his wife (Lucille Ball in their final motion picture pairing) writes a play that may or may not be very good. Now Hope must either get out of ... See full summary »

Writers: Ira Levin, Jack Sher | Director: Don Weis | Stars: Bob Hope, Lucille Ball, Marilyn Maxwell, Rip Torn

31. 77 Sunset Strip (1958–1964)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.0
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Stu Bailey and Jeff Spencer were the wisecracking, womanizing private detective heroes of this Warner Brothers drama. Stu and Jeff worked out of an office located at 77 Sunset Strip in Los ... See full summary »

Creator: Roy Huggins | Stars: Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Roger Smith, Edd Byrnes, Louis Quinn

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

105 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

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

Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Bob Hope, Skitch Henderson

33. The Untouchables (1959–1963)

50 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.1
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Special Agent Eliot Ness and his elite team of incorruptable agents battle organized crime in 1930s Chicago.

Stars: Robert Stack, Walter Winchell, Nicholas Georgiade, Paul Picerni

34. Don't Bother to Knock (1952)

TV-14 | 76 min | Drama, Thriller

6.9
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An airline pilot, dumped by his girlfriend, pursues a baby-sitter in his hotel...and gradually realizes she's dangerous.

Writers: Daniel Taradash, Charlotte Armstrong | Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Richard Widmark, Marilyn Monroe, Anne Bancroft, Donna Corcoran

35. E! True Hollywood Story (1996– )

Documentary, Biography, Crime | Active

6.4
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Stars: Chip Bolcik, Phil Crowley, Beng Spies, Ken Baker

36. Love, American Style (1969–1974)

60 min | Comedy, Romance

6.9
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An anthology comedy series featuring a line up of different celebrity guest stars appearing in anywhere from one, two, three, and four short stories or vignettes within an hour about versions of love and romance.

Stars: Stuart Margolin, Mary Grover, Barbara Minkus, William Callaway

37. The Hollywood Squares (1965–1982)

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

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Contestants guess the correctness of celebrities' answers in order to win spaces in a tic-tac-toe game.

Creators: Merrill Heatter, Bob Quigley | Stars: Kenny Williams, Peter Marshall, Cliff Arquette, Wally Cox

38. The Wild and the Innocent (1959)

Approved | 84 min | Romance, Western

6.6
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Charming tale of mountaineer-trapper Murphy's first taste "big city" life with young, sweet Sandra Dee in tow. She flees her family, which tried to trade her for some of Murphy's beaver ... See full summary »

Writers: Sy Gomberg, Jack Sher | Director: Jack Sher | Stars: Audie Murphy, Joanne Dru, Gilbert Roland, Jim Backus

39. American Masters (1985– )

90 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.5
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Stars: Martin Scorsese, Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett

40. Mr. Magoo (1997)

PG | 87 min | Family, Comedy, Adventure

3.8
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The myopic millionaire defeats jewel smugglers in his usual bumbling manner.

Writers: Pat Proft, Tom Sherohman | Director: Stanley Tong | Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Kelly Lynch, Matt Keeslar, Nick Chinlund

41. What's My Line? (1950–1967)

30 min | Comedy, Family, Game-Show

8.4
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Contestants with unusual occupations were interviewed by the panelists. Only questions that could be answered with a "yes" or "no" were allowed. At the conclusion of the questioning, the ... See full summary »

Stars: John Daly, Arlene Francis, Bennett Cerf, Dorothy Kilgallen

42. Myra Breckinridge (1970)

X | 94 min | Comedy

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Myron Breckinridge is waiting for her sex-change operation while a stoned surgeon stumbles into the operating room. Before the drugged doctor begins Myron's operation, he counsels her. ... See full summary »

Writers: Gore Vidal, Michael Sarne, David Giler | Director: Michael Sarne | Stars: Mae West, John Huston, Raquel Welch, Rex Reed

43. Zotz! (1962)

Not Rated | 87 min | Comedy, Fantasy

6.0
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Jonathan Jones, a professor of ancient languages, comes into possession of an ancient coin. He translates its inscription, which gives him three powers: to inflict pain, slow down time or ... See full summary »

Writers: Ray Russell, Walter Karig | Director: William Castle | Stars: Tom Poston, Julia Meade, Jim Backus, Fred Clark

44. Chico and the Man (1974–1978)

30 min | Comedy

6.7
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The relationship between a cranky old mechanic and a twentysomething Chicano.

Creator: James Komack | Stars: Jack Albertson, Scatman Crothers, Freddie Prinze, Della Reese

45. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.9
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Stars: Richard Joy, Charles Bickford, Kim Hunter, Franchot Tone

46. Ellery Queen (1975–1976)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Family

8.3
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The son of a police detective solves baffling crimes.

Stars: Jim Hutton, David Wayne, Tom Reese, John Hillerman

47. Nanny and the Professor (1970–1971)

30 min | Comedy

7.0
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Ever-cheerful Nanny helps the Everett family with her subtly magical abilities, such as seemingly reading minds, seeing the future or making fortunate coincidences happen.

Creators: AJ Carothers, Thomas L. Miller | Stars: Juliet Mills, Richard Long, David Doremus, Trent Lehman

48. Medical Center (1969–1976)

60 min | Drama

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Located in the Los Angeles area, Medical Center was an otherwise unnamed hospital complex that was part of a large university campus. Dr. Paul Lochner was the chief of staff, an experienced... See full summary »

Creators: Al C. Ward, Frank Glicksman | Stars: James Daly, Chad Everett, Chris Hutson, Virginia Hawkins

49. Police Story (1973–1977)

120 min | Drama, Crime

7.5
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Classic anthology series, which details the personal lives of the men and women of the Los Angeles Police Department. The stories ranged from highly dramatic to extremely funny. Even though... See full summary »

Creator: Joseph Wambaugh | Stars: Scott Brady, Mel Scott, Don Meredith, Joe Santos

50. Good Guys Wear Black (1978)

PG | 95 min | Action

4.9
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An ex-US Army commando must find the reason why his comrades from his unit are being systematically murdered before he is next.

Writers: Bruce Cohn, Mark Medoff, Joseph Fraley | Director: Ted Post | Stars: Chuck Norris, Anne Archer, James Franciscus, Lloyd Haynes