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1. The 34th Annual Golden Globe Awards (1977 TV Special)

Reality-TV

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Stars: Edward Asner, Anne Bancroft, Tom Bosley, Mel Brooks

Votes: 10

2. The Jack Paar Tonight Show (1957–1962)

105 min | Comedy, Family, Talk-Show

9.1
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Stars: Hugh Downs, Jose Melis, Jack Paar, Cliff Arquette

Votes: 105

3. Omnibus (1952–1961)

55 min | Drama, History, Music

9.0
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Starting out as a live show from New York City, "Omnibus" was hosted by Alastair Cooke and featured everything from discussions about science and the arts to original works by such ... See full summary »

Stars: Alistair Cooke, Leonard Bernstein, Helen Hayes, Royal Dano

Votes: 100

4. Jesus of Nazareth (1977)
Episode: Part 2 (1977)

TV-G | 94 min | Biography, Drama, History

9.0
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Jesus meets Mary Magdalene and John the Baptist and continues to perform miracles among his people.

Director: Franco Zeffirelli | Stars: Robert Powell, Anne Bancroft, Ernest Borgnine, James Farentino

Votes: 157

5. Jesus of Nazareth (1977)
Episode: Part 1 (1977)

TV-G | 93 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.9
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After Joseph and Mary's betrothal, Mary is visited by the angel Gabriel, who tells her she will bear the Son of God. Mary and Joseph travel to Bethlehem to take part in Herod's census, where Jesus is born.

Director: Franco Zeffirelli | Stars: Robert Powell, Anne Bancroft, Ernest Borgnine, Claudia Cardinale

Votes: 158

6. The Simpsons (1989– )

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

8.8
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The satiric adventures of a working-class family in the misfit city of Springfield.

Creators: James L. Brooks, Matt Groening, Sam Simon | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 264,619

7. The 39th Annual Academy Awards (1967 TV Special)

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Director: Richard Dunlap | Stars: Bob Hope, Neile Adams, Anouk Aimée, Ann-Margret

Votes: 108

8. The Jack Paar Program (1962–1965)

60 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

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This was a variety show, hosted by Jack Paar, that had live and filmed interviews with famous people; comedy and musical acts; and home movies of trips Paar took with his wife Miriam and ... See full summary »

Stars: Jack Paar, Jose Melis, Jim G. Lucas, Jonathan Winters

Votes: 61

9. Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000– )

TV-MA | 28 min | Comedy

8.7
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The life and times of Larry David and the predicaments he gets himself in with his friends and complete strangers.

Creator: Larry David | Stars: Larry David, Cheryl Hines, Jeff Garlin, Susie Essman

Votes: 66,037

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

Unrated | 120 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.7
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A Disney-produced anthology covering many different genres.

Stars: Walt Disney, Paul Frees, Clarence Nash, Slim Pickens

Votes: 1,037

11. What's My Line? (1950–1967)

30 min | Comedy, Family, Game-Show

8.7
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Four panelists must determine guests' occupations - and, in the case of famous guests, while blindfolded, their identity - by asking only "yes" or "no" questions.

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

Votes: 875

12. The Hollywood Palace (1964–1970)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Family, Music

8.7
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Various guest hosts present a musical variety show.

Stars: Bing Crosby, Milton Berle, Jimmy Durante, Sid Caesar

Votes: 132

13. Person to Person (1953–1961)

30 min | Documentary, News

8.7
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Interviews with figures from public life.

Stars: Edward R. Murrow, Charles Collingwood, Audrey Meadows, Jerry Lewis

Votes: 95

14. Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000– )
Episode: Opening Night (2004)

TV-MA | 59 min | Comedy

8.7
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In the fourth-season finale, Larry David flies to New York with fellow performers David Schwimmer and Cady Huffman to star on Broadway in "The Producers". Along the way, he argues with ... See full summary »

Writer: Larry David | Director: Robert B. Weide | Stars: Larry David, Jeff Garlin, Cheryl Hines, Mel Brooks

Votes: 658

15. Jesus of Nazareth (1977 TV Mini-Series)

TV-G | 382 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.6
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Beginning before the Nativity and extending through the Crucifixion and Ressurection, JESUS OF NAZARETH brings to life all the sweeping drama in the life of Jesus, as told by the Gospels.

Stars: Robert Powell, Olivia Hussey, Laurence Olivier, James Mason

Votes: 12,678

16. The 36th Annual Academy Awards (1964 TV Special)

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Director: Richard Dunlap | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Nick Adams, Julie Andrews, Annabella

Votes: 107

17. Evocator (2009)

Short, Comedy, Drama

8.6
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Writer: Matt Zemlin | Director: Matt Zemlin | Stars: Matt Zemlin, Colin Smith, Sam Lohan, Liz Maine

Votes: 516

18. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.5
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Stars: Richard Joy, Charles Bickford, Kim Hunter, Malcolm Atterbury

Votes: 187

19. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)

60 min | Drama

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A well-received anthology series presenting live television dramas.

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

Votes: 93

20. The Living Edens (1997– )

Not Rated | Documentary

8.4
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Creator: Elizabeth Hirschhorn | Stars: Sally Kellerman, Peter Coyote, Linda Hunt, James Coburn

Votes: 31

21. Great Performances (1971– )

Biography, Drama, Music

8.3
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Stars: Julie Andrews, Walter Cronkite, Renée Fleming, Plácido Domingo

Votes: 388

22. The Ford Theatre Hour (1948–1951)

60 min | Drama

8.3
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An anthology series based in New York City which attracted a high caliber group of actors, often Broadway stars. Stories were both drama and comedies, some original but others adaptions of films and plays.

Stars: William Brower, Biff McGuire, Ernest Truex, Ruth McDevitt

Votes: 27

23. The Elephant Man (1980)

PG | 124 min | Biography, Drama

8.2
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A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man who is mistreated while scraping a living as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous facade, there is revealed a person of intelligence and sensitivity.

Writers: Christopher De Vore, Eric Bergren, David Lynch, Frederick Treves, Ashley Montagu | Director: David Lynch | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, Anne Bancroft, John Gielgud

Votes: 161,291

24. Suspense (1949–1954)

25 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

8.2
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Live plays featuring people who were in dangerous and threatening situations.

Stars: Rex Marshall, Robert Emhardt, John Baragrey, Mildred Natwick

Votes: 113

25. Armstrong Circle Theatre (1950–1963)

60 min | Drama

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Documentary dramas - plays that were based on true stories, were the forte of Armstrong Circle Theater. Many movie actors and actresses got their start here.

Stars: Douglas Edwards, Sandy Becker, Bob Sherry, John Cameron Swayze

Votes: 57

26. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1992)
Episode: Mickey's 50 (1978)

Unrated | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.2
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Writers: Nick Bennion, Phil May | Director: Phil May | Stars: Jack Albertson, Anne Bancroft, Edgar Bergen, Mel Brooks

Votes: 6

27. The Miracle Worker (1962)

Approved | 106 min | Biography, Drama

8.1
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The story of Anne Sullivan's struggle to teach the blind and deaf Helen Keller how to communicate.

Writer: William Gibson | Director: Arthur Penn | Stars: Anne Bancroft, Patty Duke, Victor Jory, Inga Swenson

Votes: 12,241

28. The Graduate (1967)

Approved | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.0
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77 Metascore

A disillusioned college graduate finds himself torn between his older lover and her daughter.

Writers: Calder Willingham, Buck Henry, Charles Webb | Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, Katharine Ross, William Daniels

Votes: 210,389 | Gross: $104.40M

29. Charlie Rose (1991– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

8.0
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Charlie Rose interviews noteworthy people in fields including politics and government, business and economics, science and technology, media, sports and the arts.

Stars: Charlie Rose, Mark Halperin, Al Hunt, Thomas Friedman

Votes: 579

30. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)

60 min | Drama

8.0
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A pinnacle of the Golden Age of Television, "Studio One" presented a wide range of memorable dramas and received 18-Emmy nominations and five wins during its prestigious nine-year-run on ... See full summary »

Stars: Betty Furness, Paul Branson, Paul Brenson, Mary Sinclair

Votes: 149

31. This Is Tom Jones (1969–1971)

60 min | Documentary, Music

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Stars: Tom Jones, The Mike Sammes Singers, Sue Glover, Sunny Leslie

Votes: 63

32. ABC Stage 67 (1966– )

51 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

8.0
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A weekly anthology of one-hour plays, both original and adapted from literary sources.

Stars: Lee Grant, Arthur Kennedy, Diahann Carroll, James Mason

Votes: 41

33. Danger (1950–1955)

30 min | Drama

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Live psychological and murder mystery dramas and one of the first U.S. TV dramas to make effective use of background music.

Stars: Dick Stark, Edward Binns, Joseph Anthony, Richard Kiley

Votes: 39

34. An Audience with Mel Brooks (1983 TV Special)

Unrated | 55 min | Comedy

8.0
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Mel Brooks delivers an enjoyable hour of comic diversion with his lovely actress-wife Anne Bancroft, writer comedian Ronny Graham, and British Shakespearean actor Jonathan Pryce. Brooks ... See full summary »

Writer: Ronny Graham | Director: Mel Brooks | Stars: Mel Brooks, Anne Bancroft, Jonathan Pryce, Ronny Graham

Votes: 58

35. Annie, the Women in the Life of a Man (1970 TV Special)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

8.0
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Writers: Gary Belkin, Peter Bellwood, Thomas Meehan, Herbert Sargent, Judith Viorst | Director: Walter C. Miller | Stars: Anne Bancroft, Mel Brooks, Jack Cassidy, Lee J. Cobb

Votes: 18

36. Zane Grey Theater (1956–1961)
Episode: Episode in Darkness (1957)

30 min | Western

8.0
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Cattleman Ethan Boyan is framed for murder and the only witness is Isabelle Rutledge, who is blind.

Writer: Frederick Louis Fox | Director: John English | Stars: Dewey Martin, Anne Bancroft, Phillip Pine, John Anderson

Votes: 5

37. Marco Polo (1982 TV Mini-Series)

504 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.9
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The life and experiences of the 13th-century explorer, who sought to connect the civilizations of China and Europe through trade.

Stars: Ken Marshall, Denholm Elliott, Tony Vogel, David Warner

Votes: 849

38. Shogun (1980 TV Movie)

125 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.9
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An English navigator becomes both pawn and player in the deadly political games in feudal Japan.

Writers: James Clavell, Eric Bercovici | Director: Jerry London | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Toshirô Mifune, Yôko Shimada, Furankî Sakai

Votes: 3,370

39. Dinah! (1974– )

90 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.9
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Stars: Dinah Shore, Charles Nelson Reilly, Betty White, Norm Crosby

Votes: 112

40. Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (1948–1967)

60 min | Music

7.9
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Perry Como was an American Singer, who got his start on NBC Radio. In 1948, Because of his popularity, The cameras were simply brought into the radio studio to televise the radio broadcast ... See full summary »

Stars: Perry Como, The Ray Charles Singers, Frank Gallop, Mitchell Ayres Orchestra

Votes: 59

41. Your Favorite Story (1953– )

30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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Stars: Adolphe Menjou, John Hamilton, Gertrude Michael, Bruce Payne

Votes: 10

42. Blazing Saddles (1974)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Western

7.8
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To ruin a western town, a corrupt political boss appoints a black sheriff, who promptly becomes his most formidable adversary.

Writers: Mel Brooks, Norman Steinberg, Andrew Bergman, Richard Pryor, Alan Uger | Director: Mel Brooks | Stars: Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Slim Pickens, Harvey Korman

Votes: 94,903 | Gross: $119.50M

43. Lux Video Theatre (1950–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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Live dramatic shows featuring Hollywood stars. Initially, the show was a 30-minute weekly show but when it moved to NBC in August 1954, the show was extended to 60-minutes and the plays ... See full summary »

Stars: Ken Carpenter, Jay Jackson, Otto Kruger, Gordon MacRae

Votes: 64

44. Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (1963–1967)

60 min | Adventure, Drama, Comedy

7.8
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Legendary entertainer Bob Hope hosted, and occasionally starred in, one of the last major anthology series on network TV. Both dramatic and comedy shows were presented, featuring many of ... See full summary »

Stars: Bob Hope, Jack Weston, Jack Kelly, George N. Neise

Votes: 105

45. The 37th Annual Academy Awards (1965 TV Special)

Family

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Director: Richard Dunlap | Stars: Bob Hope, Gene Allen, Julie Andrews, Edward Anhalt

Votes: 78

46. Marco Polo (1982– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (1982)

Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.8
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Writers: David Butler, Vincenzo Labella, Giuliano Montaldo | Director: Giuliano Montaldo | Stars: Ken Marshall, Anne Bancroft, John Gielgud, John Houseman

Votes: 15

47. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Fear of Flying (1994)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

7.8
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Marge goes into therapy to cure her of her traumatizing fear of flying.

Creators: Matt Groening, James L. Brooks, Sam Simon | Director: Mark Kirkland | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,060

48. Torch Song Trilogy (1988)

R | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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Tony Award-winning actor and playwright Harvey Fierstein re-creates his role as the unsinkable Arnold Beckoff in this film adaptation of the smash Broadway play TORCH SONG TRILOGY. A very ... See full summary »

Writer: Harvey Fierstein | Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: Anne Bancroft, Matthew Broderick, Harvey Fierstein, Brian Kerwin

Votes: 5,468 | Gross: $4.87M

49. Zane Grey Theater (1956–1961)

25 min | Western

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An anthology based (earlier moreso than later) on the novels and stories of Zane Grey. Powell was often the star as well as the host.

Creators: Luke Short, Charles A. Wallace | Stars: Dick Powell, Walter Sande, Denver Pyle, Bill Erwin

Votes: 246

50. American Playhouse (1981– )

Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.6
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Stars: Edward Herrmann, Robert Minkoff, Deanna Dunagan, Sada Thompson

Votes: 118