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1. Nova (1974– )

TV-PG | Documentary, Biography

8.8
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Science documentaries about various topics.

Stars: Jay O. Sanders, Craig Sechler, Lance Lewman, Will Lyman

Votes: 1,681

2. The Crown (2016– )

TV-MA | 58 min | Drama, History

8.7
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Follows the political rivalries and romance of Queen Elizabeth II's reign and the events that shaped the second half of the 20th century.

Stars: Claire Foy, Matt Smith, Victoria Hamilton, Vanessa Kirby

Votes: 53,397

3. Dexter (2006–2013)

TV-MA | 53 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.7
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By day, mild-mannered Dexter is a blood-spatter analyst for the Miami police. But at night, he is a serial killer who only targets other murderers.

Stars: Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, David Zayas, James Remar

Votes: 555,715

4. Louie (2010– )

TV-MA | 22 min | Comedy, Drama

8.6
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The life of Louis C.K., a divorced comedian living in New York with two kids.

Stars: Louis C.K., Hadley Delany, Ursula Parker, Pamela Adlon

Votes: 66,901

5. Faerie Tale Theatre (1982–1987)

50 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

8.5
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Inspired by an earlier children's series, Shirley Temple's Storybook (1958), Shelley Duvall hosts this series featuring some of the best known actors in Hollywood performing adaptations of ... See full summary »

Stars: Shelley Duvall, John Achorn, Patrick DeSantis, David McCharen

Votes: 1,515

6. The Colbert Report (2005–2015)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

8.5
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Satirical newscaster Stephen Colbert provides humorous commentary on the big issues going on in the United States and the rest of the world, with his larger-than-life ego and overly-patriotic spirit along with him every step of the way.

Stars: Stephen Colbert, Jay Katsir, Jon Stewart, Paul Dinello

Votes: 34,367

7. How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

8.4
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A father recounts to his children, through a series of flashbacks, the journey he and his four best friends took leading up to him meeting their mother.

Stars: Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris

Votes: 500,051

8. 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: 2,507

9. The West (1996– )

537 min | Documentary, History, War

8.4
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Stephen Ives' "The West" is a PBS 4-Video Series co-produced by Ken Burns: - "Death Runs Riot" 85 min. - "Fight No More Forever" 85 min. - "Ghost Dance" 58 min. - "The People" 82 min.

Stars: Peter Coyote, N. Scott Momaday, Murphy Guyer, John Trudell

Votes: 1,007

10. The Graham Norton Show (2007– )

60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

8.3
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Irish comedian Graham Norton hosts his very own chat show which includes him chatting to A-list celebrities, the very famous red chair game, live music and lots of jokes and fun from Graham and the celebrities there self.

Stars: Graham Norton, Ricky Gervais, Miranda Hart, Jack Whitehall

Votes: 7,273

11. 30 Rock (2006–2013)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

8.2
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Liz Lemon, head writer of the sketch comedy show "TGS with Tracy Jordan", must deal with an arrogant new boss and a crazy new star, all while trying to run a successful television show without losing her mind.

Stars: Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan, Jack McBrayer

Votes: 98,421

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

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

8.2
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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: 15,176

13. Saturday Night Live (1975– )

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music

8.1
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A famous guest host stars in parodies and sketches created by the cast of this witty show.

Stars: Don Pardo, Lenny Pickett, Darrell Hammond, Kenan Thompson

Votes: 36,262

14. Conan (2010– )

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

8.1
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Conan O'Brien and his co-host Andy Richter discuss current news topics and interview celebrities and personalities.

Stars: Conan O'Brien, Andy Richter, Jimmy Vivino and the Basic Cable Band, Jimmy Vivino

Votes: 19,082

15. Bill Moyers' Journal (1972– )

60 min | Documentary, News

8.1
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Add a Plot

Stars: Bill Moyers, John Nichols, Kaiulani Lee, Walter Isaacson

Votes: 62

16. Frasier (1993–2004)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

8.0
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Dr. Frasier Crane moves back to his hometown of Seattle, where he lives with his father, and works as a radio psychiatrist.

Stars: Kelsey Grammer, Jane Leeves, David Hyde Pierce, Peri Gilpin

Votes: 60,956

17. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)

TV-MA | 25 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

8.0
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Tales of horror based on the gruesome E.C. comic books of the 1950s.

Stars: John Kassir, Roy Brocksmith, Miguel Ferrer, Cam Clarke

Votes: 17,299

18. Independent Lens (1999– )

Documentary

7.9
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Different celebrity host present a new independent documentary.

Stars: America Ferrera, Terrence Howard, Stanley Tucci, Mary-Louise Parker

Votes: 393

19. Square Off (2006– )

60 min | Talk-Show

7.9
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Brian Lowry (Chief TV Critic of Daily Variety) and Andrew Wallenstein (TV Features Editor of The Hollywood Reporter) host a weekly one hour talk show that takes an inside look at the TV ... See full summary »

Stars: Andrew Wallenstein, Brian Lowry, Lynette Rice, Craig Tomashoff

Votes: 20

20. 3rd Rock from the Sun (1996–2001)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

7.8
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A group of aliens are sent to Earth, disguised as a human family, to experience and report life on the 3rd planet from the sun.

Stars: John Lithgow, Jane Curtin, Kristen Johnston, French Stewart

Votes: 40,989

21. Drunk History (2013– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, History

7.8
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Historical reenactments by A-list talent are presented by inebriated storytellers.

Stars: Derek Waters, Bennie Arthur, Craig Cackowski, Maria Blasucci

Votes: 6,098

22. Trial & Error (2017– )

22 min | Comedy, Mystery

7.8
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A spoof of crime documentaries about the arrest and trial of a beloved poetry professor from a small town in South Carolina, who is accused of brutally murdering his wife, and the young Northeastern lawyer hired to defend him.

Stars: Nicholas D'Agosto, Jayma Mays, Steven Boyer, Krysta Rodriguez

Votes: 2,852

23. Great Performances (1971– )

Biography, Drama, Music

7.8
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"You Can't Take It With You" is hailed one of the greatest revivals and filmed plays for PBS television. David Woods brought stunning charm, humor, and time to this Moss Hart masterpiece. ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 455

24. The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014– )

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

7.6
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Jimmy Fallon hosts the Tonight Show and interviews celebrities, plays games with them and has a musical or comedic guest perform.

Stars: Jimmy Fallon, The Roots, Steve Higgins, Ahmir-Khalib Thompson

Votes: 12,181

25. The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2015– )

TV-PG | 62 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

7.6
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Stephen Colbert took over as host, executive producer and writer of THE LATE SHOW on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015. The comedy-variety-talk show is broadcast five nights a week from the Ed Sullivan theater in New York.

Stars: Stephen Colbert, Jonathan Batiste, Stay Human, Jen Spyra

Votes: 6,714

26. CBS News Sunday Morning (1979– )

90 min | News

7.6
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The news show that does personal interest pieces, and has done since 1979. Anything from interviews with actors, political figures, athletes, musicians, costume designers, fashion designers... See full summary »

Stars: Charles Osgood, Jane Pauley, Conor Knighton, Mo Rocca

Votes: 423

27. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)

PG-13 | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.5
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Truly amazing, fantastical, funny, and odd, and sometimes scary, sad, and endearing stories are portrayed. Many famous actors, actresses, and directors make guest appearances.

Stars: Charles Durning, Douglas Seale, Louis Giambalvo, Sharon Spelman

Votes: 4,056

28. Late Night with David Letterman (1982–1993)

60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.5
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David Letterman hosted this popular late-night comedy/talk-show. Often, Dave would go on location or to the phone lines to play pranks. Some famous features of the show include the "Top Ten... See full summary »

Stars: David Letterman, Paul Shaffer, Bill Wendell, Calvert DeForest

Votes: 3,279

29. Once Upon a Time in Wonderland (2013–2014)

TV-PG | 42 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

7.1
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In Victorian England, the young and beautiful Alice tells a tale of a strange new land that exists on the other side of a rabbit hole.

Stars: Sophie Lowe, Michael Socha, Peter Gadiot, Emma Rigby

Votes: 10,348

30. Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009– )

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

7.0
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Comedian Jimmy Fallon hosts a late-night talk show.

Stars: Jimmy Fallon, The Roots, Steve Higgins, Bashir Salahuddin

Votes: 10,686

31. Late Show with David Letterman (1993–2015)

60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

6.9
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The Late Show with David Letterman is an hour-long weeknight comedy and talk-show broadcast by CBS from the Ed Sullivan Theater on Broadway in New York City.

Stars: David Letterman, Paul Shaffer, Alan Kalter, Biff Henderson

Votes: 11,294

32. The Broadway.com Show (2013– )

News

6.9
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Weekly round-up of the hottest news stories on Broadway, written by and starring the Broadway.com editorial staff.

Stars: Lindsay Champion, Beth Stevens, Paul Wontorek, Ryan Lee Gilbert

Votes: 29

33. The More You Know (1989– )

1 min | Family

6.9
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Launched in 1989, NBC's "The More You Know" series of brief public service announcements has utilized the talents of some of Hollywood's brightest stars (almost only actors appearing on ... See full summary »

Stars: Jason Alexander, Tatyana Ali, Jennifer Aniston, Christina Applegate

Votes: 68

34. Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003– )

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

6.8
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Jimmy Kimmel interviews celebrities.

Stars: Jimmy Kimmel, Cleto Escobedo III, Cleto and the Cletones, Dicky Barrett

Votes: 10,625

35. Close Up with the Hollywood Reporter (2015– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Talk-Show

6.8
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'The Hollywood Reporter', in partnership with Sundance TV, holds round-table discussions with Oscar and Emmy nominees.

Stars: Lacey Rose, Stephen Galloway, Stacey Wilson, Matt Belloni

Votes: 41

36. Heroes of Comedy (1995– )

60 min | Documentary, Comedy

6.7
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An affectionate look at the life and work of some of Britain's best-loved comedians.

Stars: Eric Sykes, Spike Milligan, Bob Monkhouse, Barry Cryer

Votes: 28

37. Bravo Profiles (1994– )

Documentary, Biography

6.7
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Bravo network TV series that profiles creative artists in many fields.

Stars: Tony Roberts, Norman Jewison, Michael Musto, Anthony Hopkins

Votes: 22

38. The Late Late Show with James Corden (2015– )

60 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

6.6
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Each week night, The Late Late Show with James Corden throws a late-night after-party with a mix of celebrity guests, edgy musical acts, games and sketches. Corden differentiates his show by offering viewers a peek behind the scenes into the green room, bringing all of his guests out at once and lending his musical and acting talents to various sketches. Additionally, bandleader Reggie Watts and ... See full summary »

Stars: James Corden, Reggie Watts, Louis Waymouth, Harry Styles

Votes: 3,100

39. Timms Valley (2013– )

22 min | Animation, Comedy

6.6
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A scripted comedy set in the fictional town of Timms Valley, Wisconsin, where the lives and livelihoods of its citizens are intertwined with the fate of the town's biggest employer, Timms ... See full summary »

Stars: Hank Azaria, Maria Bamford, Elizabeth Banks, Lance Barber

Votes: 26

40. Cosby (1996–2000)

30 min | Comedy

6.5
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Hilton Lucas was forced by his employer to retire. His wife has trouble with him always being at home and so does he.

Stars: Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Doug E. Doug, T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh

Votes: 1,955

41. 20/20 (1978– )

60 min | Documentary, News

6.5
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A.B.C.'s original hour-long news magazine.

Stars: Elizabeth Vargas, David Muir, Barbara Walters, John Stossel

Votes: 1,269

42. Cinema 3 (1984–2016)

News

6.5
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Stars: Jaume Figueras, Crisol Tuà, Monts Llussà, Àlex Gorina

Votes: 129

43. Working in the Theatre (1976– )

60 min | Documentary, Talk-Show

6.5
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Bringing together performers, directors, playwrights, designers, choreographers, producers and behind-the-scenes personnel from the American and international theatre, the program offers a ... See full summary »

Stars: Jean Dalrymple, George White, Brendan Gill, Ted Chapin

Votes: 19

44. HBO First Look (1992– )

13 min | Documentary, Short

6.2
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Behind-the-scenes look at upcoming feature films, featuring interview commentary with their casts and crews.

Stars: Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, Will Smith, Matt Damon

Votes: 315

45. Twenty Good Years (2006– )

30 min | Comedy

6.2
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Two aging guys decide to make the most out of the next twenty years of their lives.

Stars: John Lithgow, Jeffrey Tambor, Heather Burns, Jake Sandvig

Votes: 252

46. Dennis Miller Live (1994–2002)

30 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

6.2
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A weekly talk/comedy show hosted by Dennis Miller. Each show starts off with a topical monologue typical of evening talk shows. After this, Dennis goes into "The Rant" in which he talks ... See full summary »

Stars: Dennis Miller, David Spade, Jon Stewart, Dana Carvey

Votes: 326

47. Through The Grape Vine (2011– )

30 min | Talk-Show

6.2
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Vine Talk is a new and unique celebrity talk show full of great stories, discussion and discovery. Hosted by Stanley Tucci and featuring an ensemble panel of well-known entertainment ... See full summary »

Stars: Stanley Tucci, Ray Isle, Stephanie Caraway, Emilie Perrier

Votes: 17

48. Late Night with Seth Meyers (2014– )

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

6.1
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Seth Meyers hosts a late-night talk show.

Stars: Seth Meyers, Fred Armisen, The 8G Band, Amber Ruffin

Votes: 3,425

49. Harry (2016– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Talk-Show

6.1
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Singer and entertainer Harry Connick Jr. hosts this new self-titled daytime talk show, featuring interviews with big celebrities and segments spotlighting heroes in the community.

Stars: Harry Connick Jr., Danny Seo, Jill Goodacre, Anthony Anderson

Votes: 116

50. Getaway (1992– )

60 min

5.9
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The first season looked at only tourism in Australia, including resorts and locations, but by 1993 had expanded to look at international travel and tourism destinations.

Stars: Catriona Rowntree, Ben Dark, Natalie Gruzlewski, Jules Lund

Votes: 66