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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

9.3
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Writers: Borden Deal, Arnold Peyser, Lois Peyser | Director: Byron Paul | Stars: Terry Burnham, Roger Mobley, Michael McGreevey, Bill Mumy

Votes: 9

2. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)

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

9.0
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Ordinary people find themselves in extraordinarily astounding situations, which they each try to solve in a remarkable manner.

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

Votes: 41,417

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

Votes: 50

4. The Great Adventure (1963–1964)

60 min | Drama

8.8
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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: Russell Johnson, Van Heflin, Kent Smith, Eddie Little Sky

Votes: 77

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

60 min | Western

8.8
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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

Votes: 8

6. 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 »

Creators: Gwen Bagni, Paul Dubov | Director: Michael O'Herlihy | Stars: Leslie Uggams, Olivia Cole, Louis Gossett Jr., Robert Hooks

Votes: 6

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

30 min | Western

8.8
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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

Votes: 10

8. Dr. Kildare (1961–1966)
Episode: The Good Samaritan (1963)

60 min | Drama

8.8
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Kildare stops on a farm road to help a woman and her daughter-in-law, whose car has stalled. The young woman goes into labor and Kildare has to deliver her baby, who is stillborn. Afterward... See full summary »

Writer: Donald S. Sanford | Director: Elliot Silverstein | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Raymond Massey, Thomas Gomez, Ruth White

Votes: 5

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

44 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

8.7
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Set decades after Captain Kirk's five-year mission, a new generation of Starfleet officers set off in a new Enterprise on their own mission to go where no one has gone before.

Creator: Gene Roddenberry | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton

Votes: 60,259

10. 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, Clarence Nash

Votes: 1,004

11. 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

Votes: 37

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

60 min | Western

8.7
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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

Votes: 18

13. ABC Weekend Specials (1977–1995)
Episode: Mayday! Mayday! (1981)

Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.7
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Mayday! Mayday! is the distress call given by pilot Lou Parker just before the small plane carrying Lou and his family is forced to make a crash landing in the high Sierras. With Lou ... See full summary »

Writers: Jim Carlson, Terrence McDonnell, Hilary Milton | Director: Robert Chenault | Stars: Brad Savage, Heather McAdam, Don Fenwick, Hersha Parady

Votes: 9

14. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)

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: 8,183

15. The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962–1965)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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A continuation of the dramatic anthology series "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" hosted by the master of suspense and mystery.

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

Votes: 2,271

16. The Phil Silvers Show (1955–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Family

8.6
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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

Votes: 973

17. Adventures in Paradise (1959–1962)

60 min | Adventure

8.6
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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

Votes: 192

18. Mathnet (1987–1992)

60 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

8.6
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Creators: David D. Connell, Jim Thurman | Stars: Joe Howard, Beverly Leech, Bari K. Willerford, Toni Di Buono

Votes: 138

19. 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 »

Creators: Gwen Bagni, Paul Dubov | Director: Michael O'Herlihy | Stars: Olivia Cole, Leslie Uggams, Louis Gossett Jr., Robert Hooks

Votes: 9

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

60 min | Western

8.6
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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

Votes: 16

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

60 min | Western

8.6
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While rounding up mustangs, Slim and Jess rescue Luke Gregg who is being chased by Sioux on their hunting grounds. Luke hires on to help break the mustangs but Jess becomes suspicious of him when knows too much of Slim's background.

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

Votes: 14

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

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.6
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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

Votes: 40

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

60 min | Drama

8.6
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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 »

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

Votes: 8

24. Psycho (1960)

R | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

8.5
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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

Votes: 399,696

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

Approved | 25 min | Western

8.5
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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

Votes: 1,421

26. 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

Votes: 334

27. 87th Precinct (1961–1962)

60 min | Drama, Crime

8.5
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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, Gregory Walcott, Norman Fell

Votes: 81

28. Cain's Hundred (1961–1962)

60 min | Crime, Drama

8.5
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A former underworld lawyer goes to work for the Federal Government, determined to bring 100 top criminals to justice.

Creator: Paul Monash | Stars: Peter Mark Richman, Gavin MacLeod, Ted de Corsia, Martin Gabel

Votes: 45

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: Charles Bickford, Doug McClure, Clu Gulager, Don Quine

Votes: 8

30. Hart to Hart (1979–1984)
Episode: Hart of Darkness (1981)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.5
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A man, who blames Jonathan for his sister's death, plants chemicals in the Harts' pool to blind him.

Creator: Sidney Sheldon | Director: Karen Arthur | Stars: Robert Wagner, Stefanie Powers, Lionel Stander, John Anderson

Votes: 37

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

49 min | 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

Votes: 152

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

TV-PG | 73 min | Western

8.5
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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: Lee J. Cobb, Doug McClure, Gary Clarke, James Drury

Votes: 33

33. M*A*S*H (1972–1983)

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

8.4
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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.

Creator: Larry Gelbart | Stars: Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers, Loretta Swit, Jamie Farr

Votes: 33,830

34. Thriller (1960–1962)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

8.4
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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

Votes: 790

35. A Man Called Shenandoah (1965–1966)

30 min | Western

8.4
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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

Votes: 96

36. Mike Hammer (1958–1959)

30 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.4
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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: 136

37. 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

Votes: 95

38. The Lieutenant (1963–1964)

60 min | Drama

8.4
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The trials of a young US Marine Lieutenant and his comrades at Camp Pendleton.

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

Votes: 83

39. Trackdown (1957–1959)

30 min | Action, Western

8.4
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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

Votes: 77

40. Shannon's Deal (1990–1991)

60 min | Drama

8.4
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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

Votes: 76

41. 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 »

Creators: Gwen Bagni, Paul Dubov | Director: Michael O'Herlihy | Stars: Leslie Uggams, Olivia Cole, Louis Gossett Jr., Robert Hooks

Votes: 5

42. Zane Grey Theater (1956–1961)
Episode: Hang the Heart High (1959)

30 min | Western

8.4
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Regan Moore's husband believes people can turn their lives around but constantly reminds them of their past. She wants to get away from him. Dix Porter is hired to work the ranch. Regan thinks he may be her way out.

Creators: Luke Short, Charles A. Wallace | Director: William D. Faralla | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, David Janssen, Paul Richards, John Anderson

Votes: 10

43. The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955–1961)
Episode: Just Before the Battle (1961)

30 min | Western

8.4
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A stagecoach holdup orchestrated by Johnny Ringo and Curly Bill Brocius gives Wyatt Earp the opportunity he's been waiting for--a chance to get the rival factions in the Clanton gang to turn on each other instead of the law.

Writers: Frederick Hazlitt Brennan, Wilda J. Wilson | Director: Paul Landres | Stars: Hugh O'Brian, Douglas Fowley, Ray Boyle, John Anderson

Votes: 18

44. Cheyenne (1955–1963)
Episode: Retaliation (1961)

60 min | Western

8.4
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The citizens of Lehigh rejoice when the bank is robbed when Sheriff Bodie is out of town. It seems that the banker is the most hated man in town, nobody was sorry to see his bank robbed, and they definitely do not want the robbers caught.

Writer: Arnold Belgard | Director: Paul Landres | Stars: Clint Walker, Randy Stuart, John Anderson, Jason Evers

Votes: 20

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

49 min | 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

Votes: 12

46. 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

Votes: 1,913

47. Stagecoach West (1960–1961)

60 min | Western

8.3
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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: Wayne Rogers, Robert Bray, Richard Eyer, James Burke

Votes: 66

48. Stoney Burke (1962–1963)

60 min | Drama, Sport, Western

8.3
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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

Votes: 100

49. Backstairs at the White House (1979 TV Mini-Series)

540 min | Drama, History

8.3
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Behind the scenes at the White House during eight administrations, as told by the people who work there.

Creators: Gwen Bagni, Paul Dubov | Stars: Olivia Cole, Leslie Uggams, Louis Gossett Jr., Robert Hooks

Votes: 343

50. 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

Votes: 146