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1. 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, Kevin Corcoran, Paul Frees, Clarence Nash

Votes: 1,016

2. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)

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: 8,778

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

51 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

8.6
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A newspaper reporter investigates strange supernatural occurrences in Chicago.

Creator: Jeffrey Grant Rice | Stars: Darren McGavin, Simon Oakland, Jack Grinnage, Ruth McDevitt

Votes: 2,511

4. Schlitz Playhouse (1951–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.6
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Stars: James Mason, Irene Dunne, Walter Coy, John Doucette

Votes: 129

5. ABC Weekend Specials (1977–1995)

60 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.5
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A youth anthology series focusing primarily on adaptations of children's literature.

Stars: Willie Tyler, Frank Welker, Hal Smith, Janet Waldo

Votes: 152

6. NBC Special Treat (1975–1986)

Family

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Stars: Cheryl Arutt, Ricky Paull Goldin, Scott Baio, Chris Barnes

Votes: 14

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

105 min | Comedy, Music, 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: 2,033

8. Bourbon Street Beat (1959–1960)

60 min | Crime, Drama

8.3
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A former New Orleans cop partners with an Ivy League lawyer to open up a private detective agency with offices on the city's famed Bourbon Street.

Stars: Richard Long, Andrew Duggan, Van Williams, Arlene Howell

Votes: 94

9. Hill Street Blues (1981–1987)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

8.2
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The lives and work of the staff of an inner city police precinct.

Creators: Steven Bochco, Michael Kozoll | Stars: Daniel J. Travanti, Michael Warren, Bruce Weitz, James Sikking

Votes: 4,721

10. Nichols (1971–1972)

60 min | Western

8.2
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In 1914, Nichols, a soldier, sick of killing, returns to his Arizona home town, named after his family, and is strong-armed into serving as sheriff by the Ketcham clan, who run the area. ... See full summary »

Creator: Frank Pierson | Stars: James Garner, Margot Kidder, Neva Patterson, John Beck

Votes: 126

11. The Paper Chase (1978–1986)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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A TV Series about a bunch of Law students, their everyday lives and their effort to make it through Law School. Hart, Ford, Bell and the rest of them have to face Kingsfield, the most ... See full summary »

Creator: James Bridges | Stars: John Houseman, James Stephens, Tom Fitzsimmons, James Keane

Votes: 548

12. Sanford and Son (1972–1977)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.0
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The misadventures of a cantankerous junk dealer and his frustrated son.

Creator: Norman Lear | Stars: Redd Foxx, Demond Wilson, LaWanda Page, Don Bexley

Votes: 5,066

13. The Odd Couple (1970–1975)

30 min | Comedy

8.0
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Two men, a neat freak and a slob separated from their wives, have to live together despite their differences.

Creators: Jerry Belson, Garry Marshall | Stars: Tony Randall, Jack Klugman, Al Molinaro, Penny Marshall

Votes: 3,323

14. The Transformers (1984–1987)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.0
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Two opposing factions of transforming alien robots engage in a battle that has the fate of Earth in the balance.

Stars: Frank Welker, Chris Latta, Peter Cullen, Corey Burton

Votes: 16,030

15. Biography (1987– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography

7.9
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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

Votes: 1,056

16. Barefoot in the Park (1970–1971)

30 min | Comedy

7.9
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Newlyweds Paul and Corie Bratter struggle to survive their first year of matrimony in NYC.

Stars: Scoey Mitchell, Tracy Reed, Thelma Carpenter, Nipsey Russell

Votes: 28

17. Kids Are People, Too (1978–1988)

TV-G | 90 min | Family, Talk-Show

7.9
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A teen oriented variety show.

Stars: Billy Dee Williams, Irene Cara, Stephanie Mills, Fred Berry

Votes: 27

18. Taxi (1978–1983)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.8
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The staff of a New York City taxicab company go about their job while they dream of greater things.

Creators: James L. Brooks, Stan Daniels, David Davis, Ed. Weinberger | Stars: Judd Hirsch, Jeff Conaway, Danny DeVito, Marilu Henner

Votes: 7,611

19. Dragnet 1967 (1967–1970)

30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Police Detective Sgt. Joe Friday and his partners investigate crimes in Los Angeles.

Creator: Jack Webb | Stars: Jack Webb, Harry Morgan, Don Ross, Clark Howat

Votes: 1,426

20. The New Scooby-Doo Movies (1972–1973)

TV-G | 43 min | Animation, Comedy, Mystery

7.8
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The Mystery Inc. gang investigate more supernatural sightings with various guest stars and characters.

Stars: Casey Kasem, Heather North, Don Messick, Frank Welker

Votes: 2,438

21. Dinah! (1974– )

90 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.8
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Stars: Dinah Shore, Charles Nelson Reilly, Betty White, Norm Crosby

Votes: 108

22. 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

23. Sammy and Company (1975–1977)

90 min | Comedy, Music

7.8
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Stars: Sammy Davis Jr., Richard Pryor, Avery Schreiber, Franklyn Ajaye

Votes: 11

24. Bewitched (1964–1972)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

7.7
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A witch married to an ordinary man cannot resist using her magic powers to solve the problems her family faces.

Creator: Sol Saks | Stars: Elizabeth Montgomery, Dick York, Dick Sargent, Agnes Moorehead

Votes: 11,158

25. Adam-12 (1968–1975)

30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.7
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Two regular police officers patrol Los Angeles.

Creators: Robert A. Cinader, Jack Webb | Stars: Martin Milner, Kent McCord, Shaaron Claridge, William Boyett

Votes: 2,065

26. Celebrity Bowling (1971–1977)

30 min | Family, Game-Show, Sport

7.7
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Exactly what the name implied celebrities participate in a regulation game of bowling.

Stars: Jed Allan, Dave Davis, Cheryl Robinson, Don Russell

Votes: 53

27. Toma (1973–1974)

60 min | Crime, Drama

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This series Is based on the real-life story of New Jersey detective David Toma. Toma was a master of disguise and undercover work. Toma himself made a cameo appearance in many episodes.

Creator: Edward Hume | Stars: Tony Musante, Simon Oakland, Susan Strasberg, David Toma

Votes: 101

28. Matty's Funnies with Beany and Cecil (1959–1962)

30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

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Stars: Jackson Beck, Eddie Brandt, Richard Buckley, Robert Clampett

Votes: 61

29. American Playhouse (1981– )

Comedy, Drama

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

Votes: 117

30. The Adventures of Jim Bowie (1956–1958)

30 min | Western, Adventure

7.6
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Set in the Louisiana Territory around 1830, wealthy planter Jim Bowie encounters many famous people in New Orleans or the backwoods, relying for protection on the knife he supposedly ... See full summary »

Stars: Scott Forbes, William Schallert, John Laing, Joyce Vanderveen

Votes: 110

31. The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950–1955)

60 min | Comedy, Romance

7.6
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This was a Colgate sponsored Comedy hour that featured many notable Comedians and Entertainers of the era as Guest Stars.

Creator: Fred Hamilton | Stars: Jerry Lewis, Dean Martin, Al Goodman, Eddie Cantor

Votes: 351

32. The Governor & J.J. (1969–1970)

30 min | Comedy

7.6
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The relationship between a widowed state governor and his hip daughter J.J.

Creators: Leonard Stern, Arne Sultan | Stars: Dan Dailey, Julie Sommars, Neva Patterson, James T. Callahan

Votes: 62

33. Ebony/Jet Showcase (1982– )

30 min | Talk-Show

7.6
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Magazine show based on the two African-American magazines "Ebony" and "Jet".

Stars: Debra Crable, Darryl Dennard, Elliott Francis, Greg Gumbel

Votes: 14

34. Magnum, P.I. (1980–1988)

Not Rated | 48 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.5
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The adventures of a Hawaii based private investigator.

Creators: Donald P. Bellisario, Glen A. Larson | Stars: Tom Selleck, John Hillerman, Roger E. Mosley, Larry Manetti

Votes: 15,085

35. Scooby's Laff-A Lympics (1977–1979)

TV-G | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.5
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The various Hanna Barbera characters compete in their own version of the Olympic Games.

Stars: Julie Bennett, Joe Besser, Mel Blanc, Daws Butler

Votes: 812

36. The Famous Adventures of Mr. Magoo (1964–1965)

30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.5
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Animated series featuring Jim Backus's Mr. Magoo character in half-hour adaptations of classic stories for children. Praised by both critics and educators, and well-remembered by fans, the ... See full summary »

Stars: Jim Backus, Joan Gardner, Marvin Miller, Paul Frees

Votes: 412

37. The Spade Cooley Show (1957– )

15 min | Family, Music

7.5
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Stars: Spade Cooley, Gloria Tennes, Anita Aros, Joanne Castle

Votes: 6

38. Petrocelli (1974–1976)

60 min | Drama, Crime

7.4
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Tony Petrocelli is an Italian-American Harvard-educated lawyer who gave up the big money and frenetic pace of major-metropolitan life to practice in a sleepy city in the American Southwest.... See full summary »

Creators: Harold Buchman, Sidney J. Furie, E. Jack Neuman | Stars: Barry Newman, Susan Howard, Albert Salmi, Arnold Jeffers

Votes: 449

39. The New Temperatures Rising Show (1972–1974)

30 min | Comedy

7.4
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Set at the Capital General Hospital in Washington D.C., follows the adventures of the no-nonsense chief of surgery Dr. Vincent Campanelli and his all-nonsense staff.

Creators: William Asher, Sheldon Keller | Stars: Cleavon Little, Nancy Fox, Joan Van Ark, Reva Rose

Votes: 63

40. Bonanza (1959–1973)

TV-PG | 49 min | Western

7.3
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The adventures of Ben Cartwright and his sons as they run and defend their ranch while helping the surrounding community.

Creators: David Dortort, Fred Hamilton | Stars: Lorne Greene, Michael Landon, Dan Blocker, Pernell Roberts

Votes: 5,355

41. Mannix (1967–1975)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.3
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Mannix worked originally for Wickersham at Intertect and then struck out on his own, assisted by Peggy Fair (whose cop-husband had been killed) and police department contact Tobias.

Creators: Bruce Geller, Richard Levinson, William Link | Stars: Mike Connors, Gail Fisher, Ward Wood, Ron Nyman

Votes: 1,493

42. The Mike Douglas Show (1961–1982)

Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.3
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The Mike Douglas Show was a variety show out of Cleveland OH and then Philadelphia PA, broadcast in the daytime. It's structure was similar to The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and The ... See full summary »

Stars: Mike Douglas, Ellie Frankel, David Brenner, Sergio Franchi

Votes: 255

43. Climax! (1954–1958)

60 min | Drama

7.3
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This was an anthology series that presented a different story and different set of characters on each episode. It ran from 1954 to 1958 and featured Casino Royale of James Bond fame that lead to a feature film of the same name.

Stars: William Lundigan, Art Gilmore, Mary Costa, Harry Townes

Votes: 113

44. McMillan & Wife (1971–1977)

120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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San Francisco Police Commissioner Stewart "Mac" McMillan and his amateur detective wife keep their marriage unpredictable while solving the city's most baffling crimes.

Creator: Leonard Stern | Stars: Rock Hudson, John Schuck, Susan Saint James, Nancy Walker

Votes: 1,268

45. Madame's Place (1982– )

30 min | Comedy, Romance

7.2
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A talk show hosted by the famous (at the time) puppet Madame, voiced by Wayland Flowers. The format of the show was similar to most other talk shows of the day, with interviews, comedy ... See full summary »

Stars: Wayland Flowers, Susan Tolsky, Johnny Haymer, Judy Landers

Votes: 107

46. Kojak (1973–1978)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.1
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A bald police detective with a fiery righteous attitude battles crime in his city.

Creator: Abby Mann | Stars: Telly Savalas, Dan Frazer, Kevin Dobson, George Savalas

Votes: 4,058

47. Benson (1979–1986)

30 min | Comedy, Family

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Jessica Tate's sharp-tongued former butler, Benson DuBois, moves up in the world, becoming first the governor's "director of household affairs," then the state's budget director, then lieutenant governor and candidate for the executive mansion.

Creator: Susan Harris | Stars: Robert Guillaume, James Noble, Inga Swenson, Missy Gold

Votes: 1,942

48. Ironside (1967–1975)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.1
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Wheelchair-bound detective Robert T. Ironside battles the bad guys on the streets of San Francisco.

Creator: Collier Young | Stars: Raymond Burr, Don Galloway, Don Mitchell, Barbara Anderson

Votes: 1,817

49. Hong Kong Phooey (1974–1975)

TV-G | 22 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

7.1
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A kung-fu-fighting pup and his snickering cat sidekick battle crime.

Stars: Scatman Crothers, Joe E. Ross, Don Messick, Jean Vander Pyl

Votes: 1,829

50. Pryor's Place (1984–1985)

30 min | Comedy, Family

7.1
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Richard Pryor tells educational stories of his youth at a special urban neighborhood.

Stars: Richard Pryor, Akili Prince, Marla Gibbs, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Votes: 49