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1. Sesame Street (1969– )
Episode: Episode 131 (1970)

TV-Y | Animation, Comedy, Family

9.0
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Today on Sesame Street, Mr. Hooper accidentally spills some milk. Big Bird comforts him by assuring him in song that "Everyone Makes Mistakes"... See full synopsis »

Stars: Alan Arkin, Dan Blocker, Fran Brill, Carol Burnett

Votes: 10

2. You Are There (1953–1971)

30 min | Drama, History

8.9
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Walter Cronkite hosted the reenactments of historical events. Shows included "The Landing of the Hindenburg", "The Salem Witchcraft Trials", "The Gettysburg Address", "The Fall of Troy", and "The Scuttling of the Graf Spee".

Stars: Walter Cronkite, Paul Birch, Todd Hunter, E.G. Marshall

Votes: 106

3. Omnibus (1952–1961)

55 min | Drama, History, Music

8.9
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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: 110

4. Studio 57 (1954–1958)

30 min | Drama, Family

8.8
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This dramatic-anthology series went into open syndication when the DuMont Television Network ceased operations.

Stars: Joel Aldrich, Tim Graham, Paul Bryar, Marguerite Chapman

Votes: 89

5. Here's Hollywood (1960–1962)

30 min | Talk-Show

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: 72

6. Suspicion (1957–1958)

60 min | Drama

8.7
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The show consisted of 40 episodes, half were live and half were on film. The shows, often involving murder, were designed to confuse and mystify the audience and dealt with their fears and ... See full summary »

Stars: Dennis O'Keefe, Cris Roberts, Mike Ragan, David Armstrong

Votes: 257

7. The Johnny Cash Show (1969–1971)

60 min | Music

8.7
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Stars: Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, The Statler Brothers, The Tennessee Three

Votes: 118

8. Die Drehscheibe (1964–1982)

40 min | Music

8.7
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Stars: Helge Philipp, Oldwig Jancke, Rut Speer, Gerd Mausbach

Votes: 36

9. Everyday (1978– )

30 min | Family

8.7
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Pleasant daytime family show where singing, instrument playing and discussions and such would take place.

Stars: Stephanie Edwards, John Bennett Perry, Jed Allan, Elizabeth Ashley

Votes: 15

10. The Jack Paar Program (1962–1965)

60 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

8.7
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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: 73

11. Telescope (1963–1973)

30 min | Documentary

8.7
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Documentary and biography with interviews as the central element of the show.

Stars: Fletcher Markle, Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, Stanley Kramer

Votes: 14

12. 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: 10,799

13. New Wilderness (1982– )

30 min | Documentary

8.6
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Star: Lorne Greene

Votes: 28

14. Bonanza (1959–1973)
Episode: The Trouble with Amy (1970)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.6
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Ben comes to the aid of Amy Wilder, an eccentric old woman and animal hoarder, when a scheming neighbor wants her declared incompetent so he can purchase her home and property.

Director: Leon Benson | Stars: Lorne Greene, Dan Blocker, Michael Landon, David Canary

Votes: 36

15. Bonanza (1959–1973)
Episode: The Wish (1969)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.6
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Hoss takes two months of leave. He sees a little black boy steal a candle. He learns the boy wants the candle to make a wish. As he gets to know the boy and his family, he decides to try to help the family.

Director: Michael Landon | Stars: Lorne Greene, Dan Blocker, Michael Landon, Ossie Davis

Votes: 36

16. 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: 2,519

17. Police Squad! (1982)

TV-PG | 24 min | Comedy, Crime

8.5
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Sight-gags and non-sequiturs dominate this spoof of police dramas. The six episodes formed the basis for later very successful "Naked Gun" movies.

Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Alan North, Rex Hamilton, Ed Williams

Votes: 11,403

18. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.5
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Of the many anthology series, Playhouse 90 is considered the most ambitious with outstanding talent in front of the camera. Attracting top ranked directors and scripts it was often filmed live including the entire first season.

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

Votes: 202

19. Mike Hammer (1958–1959)

30 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.5
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The adventures of Mickey Spillane's tough-talking, brawling, skirt-chasing private detective Mike Hammer, who's always ready to use his fists on a "mug" or his charm on a "skirt" to get the case solved.

Stars: Darren McGavin, Bart Burns, Vito Scotti, Johnny Seven

Votes: 150

20. Producers' Showcase (1954–1957)

90 min | Drama, Musical, Comedy

8.5
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This program aired once every fourth week and was one of the most costly live shows of the 1950's. Many stars appeared on this show; see the Guest List for them.

Stars: Cyril Ritchard, Claire Bloom, Mary Martin, David Wayne

Votes: 61

21. The David Frost Show (1969–1972)

90 min | Talk-Show

8.5
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American show featuring the popular British talk show host.

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

Votes: 108

22. Chevrolet's Bewitching Bonanza (1964)

6 min | Short, Biography

8.5
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The cast of Bewitched, Bonanza and The Man From U.N.C.L.E. outline the whole range of Chevrolet cars for 1965.

Stars: Dan Blocker, Lorne Greene, Michael Landon, Elizabeth Montgomery

Votes: 6

23. Bonanza (1959–1973)
Episode: All Ye His Saints (1965)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.5
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Little Michael Thorpe's father is accidentally shot and gravely injured. Believing that only God can save his father, and told by his Indian ranch hand that God lives on a mountain, Michael... See full summary »

Director: William F. Claxton | Stars: Lorne Greene, Dan Blocker, Michael Landon, Leif Erickson

Votes: 31

24. Bonanza (1959–1973)
Episode: Dead Wrong (1969)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.5
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During a long ride back to the Ponderosa, thirsty Hoss and Candy stop at the Sunville saloon where Salty Hubbard, known for his tall tales and practical jokes, tells his cronies that Hoss ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Landon | Stars: Michael Landon, Lorne Greene, Dan Blocker, David Canary

Votes: 30

25. Bonanza (1959–1973)
Episode: Forever (1972)

TV-PG | 100 min | Western

8.5
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Little Joe falls in love with Alice Harper played by a young Bonnie Bedelia who he meets while rescuing her gambler brother John from a poker game gone bad. The two eventually marry and are... See full summary »

Director: Michael Landon | Stars: Lorne Greene, Michael Landon, Mitch Vogel, David Canary

Votes: 85

26. Bonanza (1959–1973)
Episode: Kingdom of Fear (1971)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.5
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A delusional mining tycoon has the Cartwrights and Candy arrested on false trespassing charges and sentences them to slave labor at a gold mine.

Director: Joseph Pevney | Stars: Lorne Greene, Dan Blocker, Michael Landon, David Canary

Votes: 31

27. Bonanza (1959–1973)
Episode: The Legacy (1963)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.5
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When Ben goes missing and presumed dead after being shot by poachers he was hunting alone, his sons search for the seemingly likely suspects: three innocent ex-convicts who fear being so suspected.

Director: Bernard McEveety | Stars: Lorne Greene, Pernell Roberts, Dan Blocker, Michael Landon

Votes: 45

28. Bonanza (1959–1973)
Episode: The Lonely Man (1972)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.5
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In a rare episode with Hop Sing in the spotlight, the Cartwright's servant is panning for gold during a vacation when he falls in love with a white woman. The relationship blossoms into an ... See full summary »

Director: William F. Claxton | Stars: Lorne Greene, Dan Blocker, Michael Landon, Kelly Jean Peters

Votes: 33

29. Galactica 1980 (1980)
Episode: The Return of Starbuck (1980)

60 min | Sci-Fi

8.5
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Dr. Zee describes his dreams which reveal the fate of Starbuck and his link to the lost pilot.

Director: Ron Satlof | Stars: Kent McCord, Barry Van Dyke, Robyn Douglass, Lorne Greene

Votes: 188

30. Bonanza (1959–1973)
Episode: The Stillness Within (1971)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.5
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Little Joe is blinded by an explosion and wallows in self-pity as he struggles to come to grips with his condition, which may be temporary or permanent. Ben hires a teacher from the ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Landon | Stars: Lorne Greene, Dan Blocker, Michael Landon, Mitch Vogel

Votes: 34

31. Roots (1977– )

TV-14 | 570 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.4
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A dramatization of author Alex Haley's family line from ancestor Kunta Kinte's enslavement to his descendants' liberation.

Stars: LeVar Burton, Todd Bridges, Robert Reed, John Amos

Votes: 12,881

32. 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: 2,397

33. Shirley Temple's Storybook (1958–1961)

60 min | Family, Fantasy, Romance

8.4
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Stars: Shirley Temple, Pernell Roberts, Agnes Moorehead, Jonathan Harris

Votes: 104

34. 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: 104

35. Police Squad! (1982)
Episode: A Substantial Gift (The Broken Promise) (1982)

TV-PG | 24 min | Comedy, Crime

8.4
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Frank investigates a murder case at a bank where a robber shot the clerk and then another staff member, Sally, shot the robber. The autopsy, however, shows differently.

Directors: Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker | Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Alan North, Rex Hamilton, Lorne Greene

Votes: 412

36. Bonanza (1959–1973)
Episode: A Time to Step Down (1966)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.4
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Angered that his longtime friend, Ben Cartwright, would ask him to retire into easier work after 50 years of wrangling, aging ranch-hand Dan Tolliver falls in with two disgruntled drifters who plan to rob the Ponderosa payroll.

Director: Paul Henreid | Stars: Lorne Greene, Dan Blocker, Michael Landon, Ed Begley

Votes: 32

37. Bonanza (1959–1973)
Episode: Commitment at Angelus (1968)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.4
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While in the nearby town of Angeles to treat Candy's injured hand, Little Joe offers horse wrangling work to an out-of-work miner friend, Steve Regan. But, when a rearing horse accidentally... See full summary »

Director: Leon Benson | Stars: Lorne Greene, Dan Blocker, Michael Landon, Marj Dusay

Votes: 27

38. Bonanza (1959–1973)
Episode: Credit for a Kill (1966)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.4
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When it's unclear which of their two bullets, fired simultaneously, brought down a wanted horse thief, Little Joe allows his friend, rancher Morgan Tanner, to take the credit and claim the ... See full summary »

Director: William F. Claxton | Stars: Lorne Greene, Dan Blocker, Michael Landon, Don Collier

Votes: 27

39. Bonanza (1959–1973)
Episode: He Was Only Seven (1972)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.4
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Jamie's 7-year-old friend, Jonah Morgan, is badly wounded when he and Jamie walk into the Virginia City Bank during a robbery by the evil Springer gang. The boy later dies of his injuries. Joe and Jamie accompany Jonah's grief-hardened, paraplegic grandfather on the hunt for Springer and his cronies.

Director: Michael Landon | Stars: Lorne Greene, Dan Blocker, Michael Landon, Mitch Vogel

Votes: 32

40. Roots (1977– )
Episode: Part II (1977)

TV-14 | 96 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.4
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Despite a violent rebellion, the slave ship Lord Ligonier completes its voyage and Kunta Kinte endures the indiginity of an Annapolis slave auction. Fiddler, the slave in charge of Kunta's ... See full summary »

Director: John Erman | Stars: Maya Angelou, Edward Asner, Louis Gossett Jr., Lorne Greene

Votes: 127

41. Bonanza (1959–1973)
Episode: The Burning Sky (1968)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.4
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The Cartwrights hire a new bronc buster who brings along a new bride -- an Indian woman who a few locals just don't feel comfortable around. One neighbor in particular takes a dislike to ... See full summary »

Director: John Rich | Stars: Lorne Greene, Dan Blocker, Michael Landon, Dawn Wells

Votes: 34

42. Bonanza (1959–1973)
Episode: The Gentle Ones (1967)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.4
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When their parents died, Mark's older brother raised him at times like he was breaking a horse. Part because he was just a kid himself and others because he didn't know any better. But Mark... See full summary »

Director: Harry Harris | Stars: Lorne Greene, Michael Landon, Dan Blocker, Robert Walker Jr.

Votes: 35

43. Bonanza (1959–1973)
Episode: The Other Son (1965)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.4
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Clint Watson and his two sons are hired by Ben Cartwright to deliver nitroglycerin to Virginia City. The journey entails hardship, recrimination and tragedy.

Director: William F. Claxton | Stars: Lorne Greene, Dan Blocker, Michael Landon, Ed Begley

Votes: 35

44. Bonanza (1959–1973)
Episode: The Wormwood Cup (1967)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.4
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A pretty woman arrives by stage and places this Notice up: I will pay $1000 to the man who kills Joe Cartwright in a fair fight. When he finds out the story behind it, Joe tries to convince... See full summary »

Director: William F. Claxton | Stars: Lorne Greene, Dan Blocker, Michael Landon, Frank Overton

Votes: 29

45. Bonanza (1959–1973)
Episode: To Die in Darkness (1968)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.4
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Candy and Ben are imprisoned in a mine for a month by a man set on revenge. Years before, the man was wrongly incarcerated by the testimony of Ben Cartwright.

Director: Michael Landon | Stars: Lorne Greene, Dan Blocker, Michael Landon, James Whitmore

Votes: 35

46. 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: 923

47. The Third Man (1959–1965)

30 min | Crime, Drama

8.3
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Harry Lime makes money dealing art and solves crime to save his life.

Stars: Michael Rennie, Jonathan Harris, Naomi Chance, Rupert Davies

Votes: 104

48. The United States Steel Hour (1953–1963)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.3
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Live drama series that was one of the best television shows ever shown. Over two hundred live plays, covering all aspects of society, were shown.

Stars: Richard Kiley, Betsy Palmer, Hans Conried, Jeff Donnell

Votes: 84

49. The Andy Williams Show (1962–1969)

60 min | Music

8.3
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Having hosted summer programs for three seasons before this, Andy Williams' program finally became a regular, year-round show. In addition to Andy, the program also featured numbers by a ... See full summary »

Stars: Andy Williams, Alan Osmond, Jay Osmond, Merrill Osmond

Votes: 129

50. Bonanza (1959–1973)
Episode: A Dream to Dream (1968)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.3
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Hoss gets to play 'Pa' to two children while he visits their home to buy horses from the children's father who spends more time in the Saloon than he does with his wife and children.

Director: William F. Claxton | Stars: Lorne Greene, Dan Blocker, Julie Harris, Michael Landon

Votes: 35