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1. Deadwood (2004–2006)

TV-MA | 55 min | Crime, Drama, History

8.9
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A show set in the late 1800s, revolving around the characters of Deadwood, South Dakota; a town of deep corruption and crime.

Creator: David Milch | Stars: Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Molly Parker, Brad Dourif

2. Deadwood (2004–2006)
Episode: A Two-Headed Beast (2006)

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

8.7
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Tolliver looks for a representative, the Captain calls Dan out, Swearengen continues to be perplexed by Hearst's moves, and Alma and Ellsworth's relationship takes a turn.

Writers: David Milch, Regina Corrado | Director: Daniel Minahan | Stars: Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Molly Parker, Jim Beaver

3. Soul Train (1971– )
Episode: Billy Preston/Rufus/George McCrae/Franklin Ajaye (1974)

Documentary, Music

8.7
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Billy Preston performs "You're So Unique" and "Nothing For Nothing". Rufus performs "Tell me Something Good" and "You Got the Love". George McCrae performs "Rock Me Baby".

Writer: Don Cornelius | Director: B.J. Jackson | Stars: Vicki Abercrombie, Franklyn Ajaye, Pat Davis, Chaka Khan

4. Deadwood (2004–2006)
Episode: Amalgamation and Capital (2005)

TV-MA | 48 min | Crime, Drama, History

8.6
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Bullock makes a connection with his son. Swearengen, who has entrusted E.B. to spy on the new telegraph operator, stokes rumors of an annexation of the camp and amends his agreement with ... See full summary »

Writers: David Milch, Elizabeth Sarnoff | Director: Ed Bianchi | Stars: Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Molly Parker, Jim Beaver

5. Deadwood (2004–2006)
Episode: Something Very Expensive (2005)

TV-MA | 51 min | Crime, Drama, History

8.6
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Alma proposes opening a bank with the help of Sol Star. A new schoolteacher arrives in town, much to Merrick's delight. Much to Wu's dismay, new Chinese whores arrive. Wolcott's inner ... See full summary »

Writers: David Milch, Steve Shill | Director: Steve Shill | Stars: Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Molly Parker, Jim Beaver

6. Deadwood (2004–2006)
Episode: Tell Him Something Pretty (2006)

TV-MA | 50 min | Crime, Drama, History

8.5
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Election day arrives, Hearst has his revenge, Sol and Trixie have it out, and Tolliver releases rage at his impotence.

Writers: David Milch, Ted Mann | Director: Mark Tinker | Stars: Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Molly Parker, W. Earl Brown

7. Pirate Islands (2003– )
Episode: The Game (2003)

Action, Adventure, Drama

8.5
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Stars: Brooke Harman, Nicholas Donaldson, Eliza Taylor, Oliver Ackland

8. Breaking News (1994–1997)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.4
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Based on the making of a fictitious Australian CURRENT AFFAIRS show, Frontline blends invented events with REAL LIFE events. A true reflection of THE TIMES we live in.

Creators: Santo Cilauro, Tom Gleisner, Jane Kennedy, Rob Sitch | Stars: Rob Sitch, Jane Kennedy, Tiriel Mora, Alison Whyte

9. Dreamfall: The Longest Journey (2006 Video Game)

M | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

8.4
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Ten years past the inexplicable technological collapse of 2209, in a renewedly rallying future world, twenty-year-old Zoë must set out for a journey to help a friend expose an ultimate conspiracy that may be connected with the recurring visions she have been seeing lately.

Writers: Ragnar Tørnquist, Dag Scheve | Director: Ragnar Tørnquist | Stars: Ellie Conrad-Leigh, Sarah Hamilton, Gavin O'Connor, Ralph Byers

10. Deadwood (2004–2006)
Episode: Amateur Night (2006)

TV-MA | 49 min | Crime, Drama, History

8.4
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An Amateur Night is organized by the new theater troupe, Pinkertons hit town, the students move to their new school, and Hearst makes another move regarding the elections.

Writers: David Milch, Nick Towne, Zack Whedon | Director: Adam Davidson | Stars: Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Molly Parker, Jim Beaver

11. Utopia (I) (2014– )

Comedy

8.3
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Set inside the offices of the "Nation Building Authority", a newly created government organization responsible for overseeing major infrastructure projects, Utopia explores that moment when... See full summary »

Stars: Rob Sitch, Anthony 'Lehmo' Lehmann, Celia Pacquola, Dave Lawson

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

105 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

8.3
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Host Johnny Carson performs comedy routines and chats with various celebrities.

Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Bob Hope, Skitch Henderson

13. Rock Concert (1973–1980)

90 min | Music

8.3
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Weekly late-night progressive rock bands, many very well known, with some soft-pop (later) and occasional comic routines.

Stars: Don Kirshner, Gary Mule Deer, The Village Idiots, Natural Gas

14. Deadwood (2004–2006)
Episode: A Rich Find (2006)

TV-MA | 52 min | Crime, Drama, History

8.3
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Hearst's feathers are ruffled, Aunt Lou's son comes to town, and Bullock and Swearengen make a decision.

Writers: David Milch, Alix Lambert, Regina Corrado | Director: Tim Hunter | Stars: Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Molly Parker, Jim Beaver

15. Deadwood (2004–2006)
Episode: Advances, None Miraculous (2005)

TV-MA | 49 min | Crime, Drama, History

8.3
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When Doc delivers a dire prognosis, one family suffers and the entire camp stands vigil. Merrick avails some private information to Swearengen, who enlists Star and Adams to help con the ... See full summary »

Writers: David Milch, Sara Hess | Director: Daniel Minahan | Stars: Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Molly Parker, Jim Beaver

16. Deadwood (2004–2006)
Episode: Complications (2005)

TV-MA | 57 min | Crime, Drama, History

8.3
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Swearengen is on the mend as Alma begins to take ill - mostly in the mornings. Cy is suspicious of Joanie and Maddie's operation, and makes an unexpected discovery about George Hearst's ... See full summary »

Writers: David Milch, Victoria Morrow | Director: Gregg Fienberg | Stars: Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Molly Parker, Jim Beaver

17. Deadwood (2004–2006)
Episode: Full Faith and Credit (2006)

TV-MA | 51 min | Crime, Drama, History

8.3
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Alma opens the doors to the new Bank of Deadwood and business is brisk. Hostetler return to Deadwood with the horse that killed Bullock's son. The Sheriff accepts that his son's death was ... See full summary »

Writers: David Milch, Ted Mann, Regina Corrado | Director: Ed Bianchi | Stars: Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Molly Parker, Jim Beaver

18. Deadwood (2004–2006)
Episode: Leviathan Smiles (2006)

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

8.3
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The letter is published, Wyatt Earp hits town, delays continue with the theater, and Hearst makes a move.

Writers: David Milch, Kem Nunn | Director: Ed Bianchi | Stars: Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Molly Parker, Jim Beaver

19. Breaking News (1994–1997)
Episode: The Code (1997)

28 min | Comedy, Drama

8.3
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When This Is Your Life make Mike their star guest, Martin becomes the episode's researcher. Mike sacks Elliot, the regular Friday night funny-man.

Creators: Santo Cilauro, Tom Gleisner, Jane Kennedy, Rob Sitch | Directors: Santo Cilauro, Tom Gleisner, Jane Kennedy, Rob Sitch | Stars: Rob Sitch, Steve Bisley, Jane Kennedy, Tiriel Mora

20. Deadwood (2004–2006)
Episode: Unauthorized Cinnamon (2006)

TV-MA | 50 min | Crime, Drama, History

8.3
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A meeting of the elders occurs with surprising results, Doc's absence is noted by Swearengen, Alma battles her addiction, and Sol offers Trixie something she never expected.

Writers: David Milch, Regina Corrado | Director: Mark Tinker | Stars: Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Molly Parker, Jim Beaver

21. Saturday Night Live (1975– )

TV-PG | 90 min | Comedy, Music | Active

8.2
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The classic late night live sketch comedy show.

Creator: Lorne Michaels | Stars: Don Pardo, Lenny Pickett, Darrell Hammond, Seth Meyers

22. Thank God You're Here (2006– )

60 min | Comedy, Game-Show

8.2
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Thank God You're Here is about well known performers doing a scene which they have no idea what's going on. It may be a Roman dungeon, a boardroom or a tonight show. The only thing you can ... See full summary »

Creators: Santo Cilauro, Tom Gleisner, Rob Sitch | Stars: Shane Bourne, Tom Gleisner, Daniel Cordeaux, Ed Kavalee

24. Barney Miller (1974–1982)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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The captain of a city police station and his staff handle the various local troubles and characters that come to the building.

Creators: Danny Arnold, Theodore J. Flicker | Stars: Hal Linden, Abe Vigoda, Steve Landesberg, Gregory Sierra

25. The Green Room with Paul Provenza (2010– )

30 min | Talk-Show

8.1
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Stars: Paul Provenza, Jeffrey Ross, Kumail Nanjiani, Bobby Slayton

26. In Living Color (1990–1994)

30 min | Comedy

8.0
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An afro-american focused comedy sketch show.

Creator: Keenen Ivory Wayans | Stars: Keenen Ivory Wayans, Jim Carrey, Kelly Coffield Park, David Alan Grier

27. The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn (1999–2004)
Episode: Episode dated 22 September 2004 (2004)

Comedy, Talk-Show

8.0
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Writers: Ross Abrash, Mike Gibbons, Mathew Harawitz, Kip Madsen, Ram Ord, Julius Sharpe | Director: Brian McAloon | Stars: Franklyn Ajaye, D.L. Hughley, Kip Madsen, Jay Phillips

28. Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (1995–2000)
Episode: Pinocchio (1997)

TV-Y | Animation, Family

8.0
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Writer: Barry Douglas | Stars: Franklyn Ajaye, Barry Douglas, Charles S. Dutton, Rachel Guillaume

29. Barney Miller (1974–1982)
Episode: You Dirty Rat (1975)

Comedy, Drama

8.0
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Two kilos of confiscated marijuana disappears from the evidence locker. A homeless man spends his nights in a a series of department stores.

Creator: Theodore J. Flicker | Director: Noam Pitlik | Stars: Hal Linden, Barbara Barrie, Abe Vigoda, Max Gail

30. Soul Train (1971– )

60 min | Documentary, Music

7.8
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A pop music dance show with an African-American focus.

Stars: Pat Davis, Don Cornelius, Albert Ebbs, Andrea N. Miles

31. Townsend Television (1993– )

60 min | Comedy

7.8
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Features guests from movies, television and music; and regular shorts like private investigator extraordinare, "Nigel Spider".

Creator: Robert Townsend | Stars: Robert Townsend, John Witherspoon, Barry Diamond, Paula Jai Parker

32. The Midnight Special (1972–1981)

90 min | Music

7.6
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"The Midnight Special" was a Friday night Pop Rock variety show on NBC TV that ran in the same weekly time slot of 12:30 AM to 2AM EST for 9 years (1972-1981). It was taped in front of a ... See full summary »

Stars: Donna Summer, Wolfman Jack, Tina Turner, KC & The Sunshine Band

33. 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, Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Elliott

34. NYPD Blue (1993–2005)

45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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The gritty details of life as a member of a New York City police unit.

Stars: Dennis Franz, Gordon Clapp, James McDaniel, Bill Brochtrup

35. Flip (1970–1974)

60 min | Comedy, Music

7.4
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One of the many variety shows available in the 1970s (along with Sonny and Cher, Captain and Tennille, Donny and Marie, etc). Hosted by black comic Flip Wilson, this show featured skits, ... See full summary »

Stars: Flip Wilson, Tim Conway, George Carlin, Redd Foxx

36. Roc (1991–1994)

30 min | Comedy

7.3
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Roc Emerson, a city garbage collector, balances the pressures of work with the everyday crises of family life in an effort to do what he thinks is best for his wife and kids. Most of the ... See full summary »

Stars: Charles S. Dutton, Ella Joyce, Rocky Carroll, Carl Gordon

37. Pirate Islands (2003– )

30 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.3
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A freak accident sends three Australian kids into a computer-generated world of pirates and swashbuckling heroes. The kids must help a group of adventurers find a buried treasure and a way back to the real world.

Creator: Jonathan M. Shiff | Stars: Brooke Harman, Nicholas Donaldson, Eliza Taylor, Oliver Ackland

38. Saturday Night Live (1975– )
Episode: Ray Charles (1977)

TV-PG | 90 min | Comedy, Music

7.3
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The host and musical guest for the episode is Ray Charles. The skits for this episode are as follows: The Godfather discusses with Tom Hagen the effects of letting NBC do a series about ... See full summary »

Writers: Dan Aykroyd, Anne Beatts, James Downey, Al Franken, Tom Davis, Neil Levy, Lorne Michaels, Marilyn Suzanne Miller, Michael O'Donoghue, Herbert Sargent, Tom Schiller, Rosie Shuster, Alan Zweibel | Directors: Dave Wilson, James Signorelli | Stars: Ray Charles, Franklyn Ajaye, Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi

39. Before They Die! (2008)

80 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

7.2
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This is the story of the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921, the worse case of domestic terrorism in American history. It is about the few (80) remaining living survivors and their fight for justice ... See full summary »

Directors: Reginald Turner, St. Claire Bourne, J. Denise Clement, Michael Hausfeld, John Rogers | Star: Franklyn Ajaye

40. NYPD Blue (1993–2005)
Episode: A Murder with Teeth in It (1995)

TV-14 | 47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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Sipowicz investigates the murder of a pimp in which evidence points to a cop that Sipowicz once helped out with a problem of his. Later, Simone mentions the case to his girlfriend reporter ... See full summary »

Writers: David Milch, Steven Bochco, Franklyn Ajaye | Director: Donna Deitch | Stars: Jimmy Smits, Dennis Franz, James McDaniel, Nicholas Turturro

41. Hollywood Shuffle (1987)

R | 78 min | Comedy

7.1
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An actor limited to stereotypical roles because of his ethnicity, dreams of making it big as a highly respected performer. As he makes his rounds, the film takes a satiric look at African American actors in Hollywood.

Writers: Robert Townsend, Keenen Ivory Wayans | Director: Robert Townsend | Stars: Robert Townsend, Craigus R. Johnson, Helen Martin, Starletta DuPois

42. Get Crazy (1983)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Music

7.1
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Mega-promoter Colin Beverly plans to sabotage the New Year's 1983 concert of small-time operator Max Wolfe. Wolfe's assistants Neil Allen and Willie Loman find romance while trying to save ... See full summary »

Writers: Danny Opatoshu, Henry Rosenbaum, David Taylor | Director: Allan Arkush | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Allen Garfield, Daniel Stern, Gail Edwards

43. Dinah! (1974– )

90 min | Talk-Show

7.1
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Stars: Dinah Shore, Charles Nelson Reilly, Betty White, Norm Crosby

44. Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy (2009)

95 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.1
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An off-screen narration, four dozen talking heads, and clips of performances tell a chronological story about Black comedy: who has made us laugh since 1901, what is the nature of their ... See full summary »

Writers: John Long, Quincy Newell | Director: Robert Townsend | Stars: Franklyn Ajaye, Angela Bassett, Bill Bellamy, Julian Bond

45. In Living Color (1990–1994)
Episode: Pilot (1990)

Comedy

7.0
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Creator: Keenen Ivory Wayans | Director: Paul Miller | Stars: Keenen Ivory Wayans, Jim Carrey, Kelly Coffield Park, Kim Coles

46. In Living Color (1990–1994)
Episode: The Wrath of Farrakhan (1990)

Comedy

7.0
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Creator: Keenen Ivory Wayans | Director: Paul Miller | Stars: Keenen Ivory Wayans, Jim Carrey, Kelly Coffield Park, Kim Coles

47. Bridesmaids (I) (2011)

R | 125 min | Comedy, Romance

6.9
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Competition between the maid of honor and a bridesmaid, over who is the bride's best friend, threatens to upend the life of an out-of-work pastry chef.

Writers: Kristen Wiig, Annie Mumolo | Director: Paul Feig | Stars: Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Terry Crews

48. The Parent 'Hood (1995–1999)

30 min | Comedy

6.9
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Creators: Andrew Nicholls, Robert Townsend, Darrell Vickers | Stars: Robert Townsend, Suzzanne Douglas, Reagan Gomez-Preston, Ashli Adams

49. Goof Troop (1992–1993)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

6.9
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The classic Disney character, Goofy is a single father raising his son, Max in Spoonerville. Pete, a frequent antagonist from the old cartoons, lives next door with his family.

Stars: Dana Hill, Rob Paulsen, April Winchell, Jim Cummings

50. BET Comedy Awards (2004 TV Movie)

Comedy

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Writers: Jesse Collins, Xavier Cook, Jeff Scheftel, Michael Anthony Snowden | Director: Tony McCuin | Stars: A.J., Franklyn Ajaye, Ameona Almund, Anthony Anderson