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1. Empty Nest (1988–1995)
Episode: ...Or Forever Hold Your Peace (1992)

30 min | Comedy, Family

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Writers: Susan Harris, Roger Garrett | Director: Doug Smart | Stars: Richard Mulligan, Kristy McNichol, Dinah Manoff, David Leisure

2. Empty Nest (1988–1995)
Episode: The Mismatchmaker (1992)

Comedy, Family

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Writers: Susan Harris, Roger Garrett | Director: Steve Zuckerman | Stars: Richard Mulligan, Kristy McNichol, Dinah Manoff, David Leisure

3. 1995 Miss North America Pageant (1995 TV Special)

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Nationwide beauty pageant.

Writer: Tom Logan | Director: Tom Logan | Stars: Kristian Alfonso, Kylene Barker, Barbara De Angelis, Kathie Lee Gifford

4. Homicide: Life on the Street (1993–1999)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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A police homicide investigation unit investigates violent crimes in the city of Baltimore.

Stars: Richard Belzer, Clark Johnson, Yaphet Kotto, Kyle Secor

5. Law & Order (1990–2010)
Episode: Aftershock (1996)

TV-14 | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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After witnessing an inmate's execution, McCoy, Kincaid, Briscoe, and Curtis react in different and extreme ways.

Writers: Dick Wolf, Janis Diamond, Michael S. Chernuchin | Director: Martha Mitchell | Stars: Jerry Orbach, Benjamin Bratt, S. Epatha Merkerson, Sam Waterston

6. Frasier (1993–2004)
Episode: High Crane Drifter (1996)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

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After a day and a half of experiencing other people's rude and inconsiderate behavior, Frasier reaches saturation point when a man casually steals his and Niles's table at Cafe Nervosa. ... See full summary »

Writers: David Angell, Peter Casey, David Lee, Jack Burditt, Glen Charles, Les Charles | Director: Philip Charles MacKenzie | Stars: Kelsey Grammer, Jane Leeves, David Hyde Pierce, Peri Gilpin

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

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

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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

8. Protesters (2004 Video)

85 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

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Enter the world of Felice Falafafull. Is she a high class socialite of Monstropolis? No - a village idiot, who can't seem to keep her own nose clean. Follow her on a mysterious journey from... See full summary »

Writer: Peter Appleseed | Director: Tasciotti | Stars: Folake Olowofoyeku, Jesse Rider, Brenda Cooney, Edly Chery

9. Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001–2011)
Episode: Poison (2001)

TV-14 | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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When a mysterious "angel of death" poisons a series of hospital victims with cyanide, Detectives Goren and Eames suspect a nurse who fits the typical profile - but when others fall dead ... See full summary »

Writers: Dick Wolf, Stephanie Sengupta, Rene Balcer | Director: Gloria Muzio | Stars: Vincent D'Onofrio, Kathryn Erbe, Jamey Sheridan, Courtney B. Vance

10. Jeopardy! (1984– )

TV-G | 30 min | Game-Show

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A quiz show with a twist: contestants are provided with the answers. But what are the right questions?

Creator: Merv Griffin | Stars: Alex Trebek, Johnny Gilbert, Jimmy McGuire, Kelly Miyahara

11. Reading Rainbow (1983– )

TV-Y | 30 min | Family

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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

12. The David Frost Show (1969–1972)

90 min | Talk-Show

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

13. Law & Order (1990–2010)
Episode: Pro Se (1996)

TV-14 | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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A schizophrenic attorney who refuses to take medication defends himself against multiple charges of murder.

Writers: Dick Wolf, Rene Balcer, I.C. Rapoport | Director: Lewis Gould | Stars: Jerry Orbach, Benjamin Bratt, S. Epatha Merkerson, Sam Waterston

14. 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

15. The Shari Lewis Show (1960–1963)

30 min | Comedy, Family

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Stars: Shari Lewis, Margaret Hamilton, Pierre Olaf, Jerry Orbach

16. The American Experience (1988– )
Episode: Coney Island (1991)

58 min | Documentary, History

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The film explores the beginnings of America's first amusement park and takes us through its good times all the way up to its end. The show was originally produced for PBS's American Experience.

Writer: Richard Snow | Director: Ric Burns | Stars: Philip Bosco, Andrei Codrescu, Vincent Gardenia, Judd Hirsch

17. Law & Order (1990–2010)
Episode: Couples (2003)

TV-14 | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Briscoe and Green catch three murder cases and one kidnapping on the same day, and one murder is tied to a fourth murder which happened ten years ago. Each case apparently involves domestic disputes gone wrong.

Writers: Dick Wolf, Lorenzo Carcaterra | Stars: Jerry Orbach, Jesse L. Martin, S. Epatha Merkerson, Sam Waterston

18. Law & Order (1990–2010)
Episode: Double Down (1997)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Lawyers make a deal with a suspected cop killer in order to find a kidnapping victim. However, the DA's office wants to renege on the deal after the victim is found dead, and detectives suspect that he knew the victim was dead all along.

Writers: Dick Wolf, Ed Zuckerman, Shimon Wincelberg, Richard Sweren | Director: Arthur W. Forney | Stars: Jerry Orbach, Benjamin Bratt, S. Epatha Merkerson, Sam Waterston

19. Law & Order (1990–2010)
Episode: Refuge: Part 2 (1999)

TV-14 | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Hitmen reach the last witness in the Russian mob case, which leads to the discovery of a money laundering scheme. And a related bomb scare at the police precinct forces McCoy to defy Schiff and go all out to prosecute the offenders.

Writers: Dick Wolf, Rene Balcer | Director: Constantine Makris | Stars: Jerry Orbach, Benjamin Bratt, S. Epatha Merkerson, Sam Waterston

20. Law & Order (1990–2010)
Episode: Bodies (2003)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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A serial killer refuses to tell Jack McCoy the names and locations of all of his victims. The killer's defense attorney has the information too, but refuses to disclose it because of attorney-client privilege.

Writers: Dick Wolf, William N. Fordes, Michael S. Chernuchin | Director: Constantine Makris | Stars: Jerry Orbach, Jesse L. Martin, S. Epatha Merkerson, Sam Waterston

21. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: Broadway's Lost Treasures (2003)

110 min | Biography, Drama, Music

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The golden age of the annual Tony Awards ceremony lasted from 1967 to 1986 -- the period during which 'Alexander H. Cohen' and his wife, Hildy Parks, were the producers of the show. This ... See full summary »

Writers: Steven Hecht, Hildy Parks | Director: Chris Cohen | Stars: Julie Andrews, Vivian Blaine, Yul Brynner, Betty Buckley

22. Broadway: The American Musical (2004– )
Episode: Tradition: 1957-1979 (2004)

Documentary, Music

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The new innovative musical on Broadway starting this era was "West Side Story", the first musical to integrate dance movement into the everyday movement of the characters. The movement was ... See full summary »

Writers: Martin Starger, JoAnn Young | Director: Michael Kantor | Stars: Julie Andrews, Louis Armstrong, Pearl Bailey, The Beatles

23. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery | Active

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This show introduces the Special Victims Unit, a new elite squad of NYPD detectives who investigate sexually related crimes.

Stars: Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni, Dann Florek, Richard Belzer

24. Beauty and the Beast (1991)

G | 84 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

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Belle, whose father is imprisoned by the Beast, offers herself instead and discovers her captor to be an enchanted prince.

Writers: Linda Woolverton, Roger Allers, Brenda Chapman, Burny Mattinson, Brian Pimental, Joe Ranft, Kelly Asbury, Chris Sanders, Kevin Harkey, Bruce Woodside, Robert Lence | Directors: Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise | Stars: Paige O'Hara, Robby Benson, Richard White, Jerry Orbach

25. The American Experience (1988– )

60 min | Documentary, History

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A series showcasing documentaries on American history.

Creator: Henry Hampton | Stars: David McCullough, David Ogden Stiers, Michael Murphy, Joe Morton

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

105 min | Comedy, Family, Talk-Show

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

27. Late Night with Conan O'Brien: 10th Anniversary Special (2003 TV Special)

63 min | Comedy

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Conan O'Brien celebrates ten years of Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993) in this one-hour special. Many guest appearances and clip montages show us how funny his show has been.

Writers: Mike Sweeney, Chris Albers, José Arroyo, Andy Blitz, Kevin Dorff, Michael Gordon, Brian Kiley, Michael Koman, Brian McCann, Guy Nicolucci, Conan O'Brien, Allison Silverman, Brian Stack, Andrew Weinberg, Robert Smigel | Director: Allan Kartun | Stars: Conan O'Brien, Max Weinberg, Jerry Vivino, Jimmy Vivino

28. Law & Order (1990–2010)
Episode: Homesick (1996)

TV-14 | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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A young British au pair is suspected of poisoning the baby in her care. Her defense tries to create reasonable doubt by emphasizing the neglect of the baby's working mother.

Writers: Dick Wolf, Barry M. Schkolnick, Elaine Loeser, Michael S. Chernuchin | Director: Matthew Penn | Stars: Jerry Orbach, Benjamin Bratt, S. Epatha Merkerson, Sam Waterston

29. Law & Order (1990–2010)
Episode: Hubris (2001)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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A charming conman acts as his own defense during his murder trial. During the trial, he deliberately tries to taint the jury by flirting with the forewoman.

Writers: Dick Wolf, Kathy McCormick, Wendy Battles | Director: Constantine Makris | Stars: Jerry Orbach, Jesse L. Martin, S. Epatha Merkerson, Sam Waterston

30. Law & Order (1990–2010)
Episode: Identity (2003)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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An 80-year-old man is accused of killing the man who stole his identity and caused him to lose his home. However, the defendant's son wants him declared incompetent to stand trial.

Writers: Dick Wolf, Janis Diamond | Director: Jace Alexander | Stars: Jerry Orbach, Jesse L. Martin, S. Epatha Merkerson, Sam Waterston

31. Law & Order (1990–2010)
Episode: Killerz (1999)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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A 10 year old girl may be responsible for the murder of a little boy in her neighborhood.

Writers: Dick Wolf, Richard Sweren | Director: Constantine Makris | Stars: Jerry Orbach, Jesse L. Martin, S. Epatha Merkerson, Sam Waterston

32. Law & Order (1990–2010)
Episode: Mad Dog (1997)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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A serial rapist recently granted parole against Jack's wishes is a suspect in a new rape and murder. Detectives can't get enough evidence to charge him, so Jack orders detectives to trail and harass him.

Writers: Dick Wolf, Rene Balcer | Director: Christopher Misiano | Stars: Jerry Orbach, Benjamin Bratt, S. Epatha Merkerson, Sam Waterston

33. Law & Order (1990–2010)
Episode: Old Friends (1994)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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The CFO of a baby food company is murdered, and the investigation leads to the Russian mob. Stone gets tough with a threatened witness after she commits perjury during the trial, and the consequences of that decision lead him to resign.

Writers: Dick Wolf, Joshua Stern, Robert Nathan | Director: James Quinn | Stars: Jerry Orbach, Chris Noth, S. Epatha Merkerson, Michael Moriarty

34. Law & Order (1990–2010)
Episode: Refuge: Part 1 (1999)

TV-14 | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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A brutal murder of a Russian man has ties to the Russian mob. However, the only witness who isn't compromised is a traumatized 10-year-old boy who is reluctant to testify.

Writers: Dick Wolf, Rene Balcer | Director: Constantine Makris | Stars: Jerry Orbach, Benjamin Bratt, S. Epatha Merkerson, Sam Waterston

35. Law & Order (1990–2010)
Episode: Shangri-La (2002)

TV-14 | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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A 16-year-old female high school student who is part of a murder conspiracy investigation turns out to be a 26-year-old con artist.

Writers: Dick Wolf, Michael S. Chernuchin | Director: Constantine Makris | Stars: Jerry Orbach, Jesse L. Martin, S. Epatha Merkerson, Sam Waterston

36. Law & Order (1990–2010)
Episode: Sheltered (2003)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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As the DA's office tries to prosecute a teenage sniper who killed four people, prosecutors discover that he was abducted from his real family as a child and emotionally abused by the man he was living with.

Writers: Dick Wolf, Terri Kopp | Director: Richard Dobbs | Stars: Jerry Orbach, Jesse L. Martin, S. Epatha Merkerson, Sam Waterston

37. Law & Order (1990–2010)
Episode: Showtime (1997)

TV-14 | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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The prosecution's murder case against the Hollywood director threatens to fall apart. And the case could cost Jamie her job and custody of her child, and it could cost Curtis his marriage.

Writers: Dick Wolf, Rene Balcer, Ed Zuckerman, Gardner Stern | Director: Edwin Sherin | Stars: Jerry Orbach, Benjamin Bratt, S. Epatha Merkerson, Sam Waterston

38. Law & Order (1990–2010)
Episode: Under the Influence (1998)

TV-14 | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Three people are killed when a possible drunk driver runs them over. A.D.A. McCoy is bent on getting a questionable death sentence in the case, but Ross believes that he is trying to get revenge for Claire Kincaid's death.

Writers: Dick Wolf, Rene Balcer | Director: Adam Davidson | Stars: Jerry Orbach, Benjamin Bratt, S. Epatha Merkerson, Sam Waterston

39. Frasier (1993–2004)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy

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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

40. Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)

PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

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An opthamologist's mistress threatens to reveal their affair to his wife, while a married documentary filmmaker is infatuated by another woman.

Writer: Woody Allen | Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Martin Landau, Woody Allen, Bill Bernstein, Claire Bloom

41. Biography (1987– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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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

42. The Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers (1986–1989)

30 min | Animation, Adventure, Sci-Fi

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Four elite Galaxy Rangers with unique abilities defend law & order among the space colonies and protect humanity from the evil Crown Empire.

Creator: Robert Mandell | Stars: Jerry Orbach, Bob Bottone, Laura Dean, Doug Preis

43. Encounters with the Unexplained (2000–2002)

Documentary, Drama, Mystery

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Stars: Jerry Orbach, Glenn Campbell, Wendelle Stevens, Vicki Cooper-Ecker

44. The 45th Annual Golden Globe Awards (1988 TV Movie)

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Stars: Dyan Cannon, Patrick Duffy, Norma Aleandro, Richard Dean Anderson

45. Law & Order (1990–2010)
Episode: Blood (1997)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Detectives discover that a recently-murdered white woman had recently given birth to a baby whose race reveals a well-kept secret about the baby's biological father.

Writers: Dick Wolf, Craig Tepper, Rene Balcer | Director: Jace Alexander | Stars: Jerry Orbach, Benjamin Bratt, S. Epatha Merkerson, Sam Waterston

46. Law & Order (1990–2010)
Episode: Damaged (1998)

TV-14 | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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While Jack prosecutes three teenage boys for raping a mentally retarded girl in a high school, Lennie's daughter testifies in a drug trial.

Writers: Dick Wolf, Janis Diamond | Director: Constantine Makris | Stars: Jerry Orbach, Benjamin Bratt, S. Epatha Merkerson, Sam Waterston

47. Law & Order (1990–2010)
Episode: Fools for Love (2000)

TV-14 | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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A man is accused of raping and killing his girlfriend's sister and another victim. Prosecutors make a deal with the girlfriend for her testimony against the accused, but they also suspect that she was a willing participant in the murders.

Writers: Dick Wolf, Kathy McCormick, Lynne E. Litt | Director: Christopher Misiano | Stars: Jerry Orbach, Jesse L. Martin, S. Epatha Merkerson, Sam Waterston

48. Law & Order (1990–2010)
Episode: House Counsel (1995)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Briscoe and Logan learn that the murder of an unassuming Parks Department accountant may have actually been a mob hit when they discover that he was a juror in the trial of a crime boss.

Writers: Dick Wolf, Michael S. Chernuchin, Barry M. Schkolnick | Director: James Quinn | Stars: Jerry Orbach, Chris Noth, S. Epatha Merkerson, Sam Waterston

49. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999– )
Episode: Hysteria (1999)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Benson and Stabler investigate the murder of a young woman who is initially believed to be a prostitute and the latest in a long line of victims.

Writers: Dick Wolf, Dawn DeNoon, Lisa Marie Petersen | Director: Richard Dobbs | Stars: Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay, Richard Belzer, Dann Florek

50. Law & Order (1990–2010)
Episode: Marathon (1999)

TV-14 | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Detective Briscoe's integrity is brought into question more than once as he pursues a Hispanic robbery/murder suspect.

Writers: Dick Wolf, Richard Sweren, Matt Witten | Director: Jace Alexander | Stars: Jerry Orbach, Jesse L. Martin, S. Epatha Merkerson, Sam Waterston