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1. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1992)
Episode: For the Love of Willadean: Treasure in the Haunted House (1964)

Unrated | 60 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

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Writers: Borden Deal, Arnold Peyser, Lois Peyser | Director: Byron Paul | Stars: Terry Burnham, Roger Mobley, Michael McGreevey, Bill Mumy

2. Twilight Zone (1959–1964)

TV-PG | 51 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

9.0
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Rod Serling's seminal anthology series focused on ordinary folks who suddenly found themselves in extraordinary, usually supernatural, situations. The stories would typically end with an ironic twist that would see the guilty punished.

Creator: Rod Serling | Stars: Rod Serling, Robert McCord, Jay Overholts, Vaughn Taylor

3. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1992)
Episode: For the Love of Willadean: A Taste of Melon (1964)

Unrated | 60 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

9.0
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Nostalgic tale of two brothers and their new neighbor, who all fight over the attentions of the pretty girl in the farmhouse down the road; the girl's name is Willadean. Prize winning ... See full summary »

Writers: Borden Deal, Arnold Peyser, Lois Peyser | Director: Byron Paul | Stars: Terry Burnham, Roger Mobley, Michael McGreevey, Bill Mumy

4. The Great Adventure (1963–1964)

60 min | Drama

8.9
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A filmed series of one-hour dramatizations of the lives of famous historical persons, as well as important historical events.

Stars: Van Heflin, Russell Johnson, Eddie Little Sky, Kent Smith

5. Rawhide (1959–1965)
Episode: Incident at Hourglass (1964)

60 min | Western

8.9
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Favor visits an Army camp building a dam to ask for a delay to move the herd. He finds a childhood friend who asks him to stay for dinner with her and her husband who is in charge. He gets the meal and a charge of murder for killing a Lt.

Writer: John Hawkins | Director: Christian Nyby | Stars: Eric Fleming, Clint Eastwood, Paul Brinegar, James Murdock

6. A Man Called Shenandoah (1965–1966)
Episode: Survival (1965)

30 min | Western

8.9
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While headed to Dos Minos, Shenandoah's horse falls in the snow and breaks his leg. Shenandoah comes upon a widow being badly treated by two men, then he buys a horse and head to town. But ... See full summary »

Creator: E. Jack Neuman | Director: Boris Sagal | Stars: Robert Horton, Jeanne Cooper, John Davis Chandler, John Anderson

7. Backstairs at the White House (1979– )
Episode: Episode #1.4 (1979)

Drama, History

8.8
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WWII brings changes to the White House, including Russians as guests. Mrs. Roosevelt brings Maggie back to supervise the visit of Mrs. Chiang Kai-Shek. After all the Roosevelt years, the ... See full summary »

Writers: Lillian Rogers Parks, Frances Spatz Leighton, Gwen Bagni, Paul Dubov | Director: Michael O'Herlihy | Stars: Leslie Uggams, Olivia Cole, Louis Gossett Jr., Robert Hooks

8. Laramie (1959–1963)
Episode: The Long Riders (1960)

60 min | Western

8.8
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Money is a little tight at Sherman Ranch and Relay Station which forces Slim Sherman and Jess Harper to become mustangers to make ends meet. While catching mustangs they save Luke Gregg's ... See full summary »

Writers: John C. Champion, John Dunkel | Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: John Smith, Robert Fuller, Robert Crawford Jr., Dan Duryea

9. Dr. Kildare (1961–1966)
Episode: The Visitors (1962)

60 min | Drama

8.8
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The anti-Western son of the ruler of an Arab nation is found to be suffering from a brain tumor. Doctors at Blair tell him it must be removed surgically and that they believe they can ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Wendkos | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Raymond Massey, John Cassavetes, Theodore Bikel

10. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)

44 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.7
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Set decades after Captain James T. Kirk's 5-year mission, a new generation of Starfleet officers in a new Enterprise set off on their own mission to go where no one has gone before.

Stars: Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton

11. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)

25 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.7
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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

12. 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, Slim Pickens

13. The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962–1965)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.7
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A continuation of the dramatic anthology series hosted by the master of suspense and mystery. When the series Alfred Hitchcock Presents was revived in 1962, the name was changed, but the ... See full summary »

Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Hinton Pope, Jimmy Joyce, Lew Brown

14. Law of the Plainsman (1959– )

30 min | Western

8.7
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Sam Buckhart was an Apache Indian who had saved the life of a U.S. Cavalry officer after an Indian ambush. When the officer died, he left Sam money that was used for an education at private... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Ansara, Gina Gillespie, Dayton Lummis, Nora Marlowe

15. Lancer (1968–1970)
Episode: Blood Rock (1968)

60 min | Western

8.7
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The Lancers help a 10-year-old orphan who wants to meet his outlaw father.

Creator: Samuel A. Peeples | Director: Gene Nelson | Stars: James Stacy, Wayne Maunder, Andrew Duggan, Elizabeth Baur

16. Rawhide (1959–1965)
Episode: Retreat (1965)

60 min | Western

8.7
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Army Major, commander of his post, feeling denigrated by the Army, steals the Army's cash on his last day and packages it for Favor to mail to the Major who plans to abscond, but new information causes him to try returning it to Army.

Writer: John Dunkel | Director: James Goldstone | Stars: Eric Fleming, Clint Eastwood, Paul Brinegar, James Murdock

17. Psycho (1960)

R | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

8.6
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A Phoenix secretary steals $40,000 from her employer's client, goes on the run and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother.

Writers: Joseph Stefano, Robert Bloch | Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles, John Gavin

18. Have Gun - Will Travel (1957–1963)

Approved | 25 min | Western

8.6
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The adventures of a gentlemanly gunfighter for hire.

Creators: Herb Meadow, Sam Rolfe | Stars: Richard Boone, Kam Tong, Hal Needham, Stewart East

19. Thriller (1960–1962)

49 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

8.6
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Anthology series hosted by Boris Karloff that originally told ordinary tales of crime and mystery, but later became a showcase for gothic horror stories, many of which were based on works ... See full summary »

Stars: Boris Karloff, Richard Peel, Henry Daniell, David Frankham

20. 87th Precinct (1961–1962)

60 min | Drama, Crime

8.6
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Manhattan's 87th precinct forms the backdrop for this grim and gritty police drama based on the long-running series of novels by Ed McBain. Storylines focus on neighborhood crime, and the ... See full summary »

Creator: Evan Hunter | Stars: Robert Lansing, Ron Harper, Norman Fell, Gregory Walcott

21. Backstairs at the White House (1979– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (1979)

147 min | Drama, History

8.6
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In 1909, Maggie starts working at the White House as second maid, but is run ragged with her usual work and extra tasks as a beautician. Daughter Lillian has an operation for her crippled ... See full summary »

Writers: Gwen Bagni, Paul Dubov, Lillian Rogers Parks, Frances Spatz Leighton | Director: Michael O'Herlihy | Stars: Olivia Cole, Leslie Uggams, Louis Gossett Jr., Robert Hooks

22. The Virginian (1962–1971)
Episode: Throw a Long Rope (1962)

TV-PG | 73 min | Western

8.6
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The ranchers losing cattle with homesteaders the prime suspects nearly hang an innocent man. The Judge's decision to apply the law of the range to the suspected cattle thieves drives a wedge into the loyalty of his foreman.

Writers: Harold Swanton, Owen Wister | Director: Ted Post | Stars: James Drury, Lee J. Cobb, Doug McClure, Gary Clarke

23. M*A*S*H (1972–1983)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy, Drama, War

8.5
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The staff of an army hospital in the Korean war find that laughter is the best way to deal with their situation.

Stars: Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers, Loretta Swit, Jamie Farr

24. The Phil Silvers Show (1955–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Family

8.5
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Sgt. Ernie Bilko is the ultimate con man. He runs the motor pool at a small Kansas US Army Camp. Colonel Hall, nominally in charge of the base tries to keep Bilko's plans in check. Bilko ... See full summary »

Creator: Nat Hiken | Stars: Phil Silvers, Paul Ford, Harvey Lembeck, Allan Melvin

25. Square One TV (1987–1992)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.5
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A kids anthology show that humorously illustrates various elements of mathematics.

Stars: Joe Howard, Larry Cedar, Cynthia Darlow, Beverly Mickins

26. Adventures in Paradise (1959–1962)

60 min | Adventure

8.5
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Adam Troy was an American Korean War veteran who stayed in the Pacific after the war. As captain of the schooner "Tiki III", Troy drifted from adventure to adventure while carrying ... See full summary »

Creator: James A. Michener | Stars: Gardner McKay, James Holden, Lani Kai, Guy Stockwell

27. Trackdown (1957–1959)

30 min | Action, Western

8.5
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Texas Ranger Hoby Gilman travels the Old West tracking down assorted killers, bank robbers, horse thieves and other evildoers.

Stars: Robert Culp, Norman Leavitt, Ellen Corby, Peter Leeds

28. Shannon's Deal (1990–1991)

60 min | Drama

8.5
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Once a successful corporate lawyer at a prestigious Philadelphia law firm, Jack Shannon lost his marriage and his job, due in part to a compulsive gambling habit. While Shannon maintains a ... See full summary »

Creator: John Sayles | Stars: Jamey Sheridan, Elizabeth Peña, Jenny Lewis, Richard Edson

29. The Virginian (1962–1971)
Episode: Bitter Autumn (1967)

TV-PG | 73 min | Western

8.5
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Clay and Holly Grainger take over for John as a herd from Texas is brought in by Kyle Jackson and his brothers. However, things turn tragic when Trampas discovers the herd is sick and a brother accidentally kills the wife of an ex-lawman.

Writers: Ken Finley, Andy Lewis, David E. Lewis, Owen Wister | Director: Don McDougall | Stars: James Drury, Charles Bickford, John McIntire, Doug McClure

30. MacGyver (1985–1992)
Episode: Phoenix Under Siege (1987)

Action, Adventure, Crime

8.5
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MacGyver and his grandfather have plans to go to a hockey game. However, when they stop by the Phoenix Foundation to get the tickets, they discover terrorists attempting to blow up a bomb.

Creator: Lee David Zlotoff | Director: Gilbert M. Shilton | Stars: Richard Dean Anderson, Dana Elcar, John Anderson, Tricia O'Neil

31. Stoney Burke (1962–1963)

60 min | Drama, Sport, Western

8.4
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Stoney Burke is a rodeo rider who wants to win the Golden Buckle, the award to the world's champion saddle bronco rider. He didn't win it but he encountered a considerable amount of ... See full summary »

Stars: Jack Lord, Warren Oates, Robert Dowdell, Bill Hart

32. Tombstone Territory (1957– )

30 min | Western

8.4
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Tough sheriff Clay Hollister keeps the law in Tombstone, Arizona--"The Town Too Tough to Die"--with the support of his faithful deputies and the editor of the local newspaper.

Stars: Pat Conway, Richard Eastham, Quintin Sondergaard, Gilman Rankin

33. Stagecoach West (1960–1961)

60 min | Western

8.4
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Luke Perry and Simon Kane run a stagecoach line in the Old West, where they come across a wide variety of killers, robbers and ladies in distress. They are accompanied by Simon's young son ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Eyer, Robert Bray, Wayne Rogers, James Burke

34. The Westerner (1960– )

30 min | Action, Western

8.4
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Laconic cowboy Dave Blasingame wanders the Wild West with his faithful dog Brown and the occasional companionship of pal Burgundy Smith.

Creator: Sam Peckinpah | Stars: Brian Keith, Hank Gobble, Jimmy Lee Cook, Michael T. Mikler

35. The Rockford Files (1974–1980)
Episode: Coulter City Wildcat (1976)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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Rocky is forced to sign oil lease rights he owns away, leading Jim to investigate who and why someone wanted Rocky's seemingly worthless leases so badly.

Creators: Roy Huggins, Stephen J. Cannell | Director: Russ Mayberry | Stars: James Garner, Noah Beery Jr., Joe Santos, John Anderson

36. Backstairs at the White House (1979– )
Episode: Episode #1.3 (1979)

Drama, History

8.4
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The Depression hits even the White House, with pay cuts for the staff while Mrs. Hoover continues to entertain extravagantly. Maggie collapses but is unwilling to rest. A visitor captures ... See full summary »

Writers: Lillian Rogers Parks, Frances Spatz Leighton, Gwen Bagni, Paul Dubov | Director: Michael O'Herlihy | Stars: Leslie Uggams, Olivia Cole, Louis Gossett Jr., Robert Hooks

37. The Fall Guy (1981–1986)
Episode: Happy Trails (1983)

60 min | Action, Adventure

8.4
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Colt is working on a project with Roy Rogers. Now Colt sends Howie to get a car that they can use for s stunt they're doing. A guy sells Howie a car at a very cheap price but what Howie ... See full summary »

Creator: Glen A. Larson | Director: Daniel Haller | Stars: Lee Majors, Douglas Barr, Heather Thomas, Markie Post

38. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: The Raid: Part 1 (1966)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.4
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A band of robbers have hit numerous banks with uncanny precision, planning and ease. They have their sights on Dodge now but they must remove a big obstacle before they can proceed - Marshal Dillon.

Writer: Clyde Ware | Director: Vincent McEveety | Stars: James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis

39. Bret Maverick (1981–1982)
Episode: The Vulture Also Rises (1982)

Drama, Western

8.4
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The townsfolk of Sweetwater want to call out the Army when a stagecoach is attacked by Indians.

Creator: Gordon T. Dawson | Director: Michael O'Herlihy | Stars: James Garner, Ed Bruce, Ramon Bieri, Richard Hamilton

40. Perry Mason (1957–1966)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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A master defense attorney handles difficult criminal cases for his accused clients.

Creator: Erle Stanley Gardner | Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, Ray Collins

41. The Rifleman (1958–1963)

30 min | Family, Western

8.3
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The adventures of a Wild West rancher who wields a customized rapid fire Winchester rifle.

Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Joe Benson

42. Cheyenne (1955–1963)

60 min | Western

8.3
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After the Civil war adventurer Cheyenne Bodie roamed the west looking for fights, women and bad guys to beat up. His job changed from episode to episode.

Stars: Clint Walker, Clyde Howdy, Chuck Hicks, Lane Chandler

43. The Outer Limits (1963–1965)

TV-PG | 51 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi

8.3
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An anthology series of insightful science fiction tales.

Stars: Bob Johnson, Ben Wright, Robert Culp, Robert Duvall

44. Wanted: Dead or Alive (1958–1961)

Approved | 30 min | Western

8.3
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A Civil War veteran with a sawed-off rifle as a holstered weapon makes a living as a bounty hunter in the Wild West of the 1870s.

Stars: Steve McQueen, Wright King, Olan Soule, Mort Mills

45. Lawman (1958–1962)

30 min | Western

8.3
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Lawman is the story of Marshal Dan Troop of Laramie, Wyoming and his deputy Johnny McKay, an orphan Troop took under his wing. In the second season Lily Merrill opens The Birdcage Saloon ... See full summary »

Stars: John Russell, Peter Brown, Peggie Castle, Emile Avery

46. Mike Hammer (1958–1959)

30 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.3
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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

47. A Man Called Shenandoah (1965–1966)

30 min | Western

8.3
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A man shot and left for dead on the trail is found and revived. He has no recollection of his past and, calling himself Shenandoah, roams the West in search of his identity.

Creator: E. Jack Neuman | Stars: Robert Horton, Christopher Riordan, James Griffith, Gregory Walcott

48. ABC Weekend Specials (1977–1995)

60 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.3
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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

49. The Lieutenant (1963–1964)

60 min | Drama

8.3
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A marine-corps drama set at Camp Pendleton (near San Diego, California) proving ground for men who pride themselves on being United States Marines. From the lowliest recruit to the ... See full summary »

Creator: Gene Roddenberry | Stars: Gary Lockwood, Robert Vaughn, Don Penny, Carmen Phillips

50. The Detectives (1959–1962)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.3
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Captain Matt Holbrook leads a squad of brave and tough detectives in a large, unnamed city. Instead of leading personal lives, they spend all of their time tracking murderers, thieves, ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Taylor, Tige Andrews, Russell Thorson, Mark Goddard