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1. Little House on the Prairie (1974–1983)
Episode: Haunted House (1975)

TV-PG | 49 min | Drama, Family, Romance

9.1
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Although many in Walnut Grove think he's a homicidal maniac who lives in a haunted house, brave Laura Ingalls befriends mysterious hermit, Amos Pike, and soon discovers the truth behind both the rumors and the old man's reclusive life.

Director: Victor French | Stars: Michael Landon, Karen Grassle, Melissa Gilbert, Melissa Sue Anderson

Votes: 106

2. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)

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

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

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

Votes: 49,110

3. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1991)
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 »

Director: Byron Paul | Stars: Terry Burnham, Roger Mobley, Michael McGreevey, Bill Mumy

Votes: 52

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

60 min | Drama

9.0
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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 »

Director: Elliot Silverstein | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Raymond Massey, Thomas Gomez, Ruth White

Votes: 6

5. 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: Russell Johnson, Van Heflin, Kent Smith, Eddie Little Sky

Votes: 83

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

60 min | Western

8.9
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The Lancers help a 10-year-old orphan who wants to meet his outlaw father.

Director: Gene Nelson | Stars: James Stacy, Wayne Maunder, Andrew Duggan, Elizabeth Baur

Votes: 9

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

Drama, History

8.9
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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 »

Director: Michael O'Herlihy | Stars: Leslie Uggams, Olivia Cole, Louis Gossett Jr., Robert Hooks

Votes: 7

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

60 min | Western

8.9
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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.

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

Votes: 29

9. Law of the Plainsman (1959– )

30 min | Western

8.8
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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: 41

10. Trackdown (1957–1959)
Episode: End of an Outlaw (1957)

30 min | Western

8.8
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Hoby and Ranger Dick Wade are dispatched to Round Rock on the word of an informant who warns that notorious outlaw Sam Bass is intent on robbing the bank in two days!

Director: Thomas Carr | Stars: Robert Culp, John Anderson, Willard Sage, DeForest Kelley

Votes: 6

11. The Lieutenant (1963–1964)
Episode: Gone the Sun (1964)

60 min | Drama

8.8
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Rice returns to his home town to aid in the burial of a Marine killed in a training accident. He has to deal with the grieving family of the boy as well as the changes that have occurred since he has been away.

Director: James Goldstone | Stars: Gary Lockwood, John Beal, John Anderson, Sherry Jackson

Votes: 9

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

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.8
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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.

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

Votes: 51

13. The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955–1961)
Episode: Wyatt's Brothers Join Up (1961)

30 min | Western

8.8
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After the death of Old Man Clanton, Doc Holliday hatches a not-quite-legal scheme involving Wyatt's brothers to help him in his desire to create an internal fight among the Clantons gang members over who takes control of the gang.

Director: Paul Landres | Stars: Hugh O'Brian, Douglas Fowley, Stacy Harris, Steve Brodie

Votes: 20

14. Adventures in Paradise (1959–1962)

60 min | Adventure

8.7
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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 »

Stars: Gardner McKay, James Holden, Lani Kai, Guy Stockwell

Votes: 211

15. Cavalcade of America (1952–1957)

60 min | Drama

8.7
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Cavalcade of America documented historical events using stories of individual courage, initiative and achievement, often with feel-good dramatizations of the human spirit's triumph against all odds.

Stars: James Seay, Richard Gaines, Raymond Greenleaf, Robert Foulk

Votes: 38

16. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: A Matter of Honor (1969)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.7
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Louie Pheeters is convicted of killing a man when he cannot remember the circumstance of that night. Facing five years in prison, Louie has one last chance to set the record straight.

Director: Robert Totten | Stars: James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis

Votes: 41

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

TV-PG | 73 min | Western

8.7
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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.

Director: Don McDougall | Stars: Charles Bickford, Doug McClure, Clu Gulager, Don Quine

Votes: 11

18. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: Face of Yesterday (1961)

30 min | Family, Western

8.7
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When he sees the face of a young man who is calling him out, Lucas experiences a shocking flashback to his civil war days.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Ben Cooper

Votes: 43

19. The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955–1961)
Episode: Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1961)

30 min | Western

8.7
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Earp recalls in court the details of the day when the Clanton gang rides into Tombstone to shoot it out with the Earps and his plans initially to head off a street battle by arresting each one of the gang separately and then the gunfight.

Director: Paul Landres | Stars: Hugh O'Brian, Douglas Fowley, James Seay, Steve Brodie

Votes: 27

20. 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.

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

Votes: 24

21. 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 »

Director: Robert Chenault | Stars: Brad Savage, Heather McAdam, Don Fenwick, Hersha Parady

Votes: 9

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

TV-PG | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

8.6
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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.

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

Votes: 71,125

23. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)

TV-14 | 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: 10,465

24. 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 (1955) hosted by the master of suspense and mystery.

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

Votes: 2,764

25. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1991)

Unrated | 120 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.6
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A Disney-produced anthology covering many different genres.

Stars: Walt Disney, Paul Frees, Clarence Nash, Slim Pickens

Votes: 1,143

26. The Lieutenant (1963–1964)

60 min | Drama

8.6
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The trials of a young US Marine Lieutenant and his comrades at Camp Pendleton.

Stars: Gary Lockwood, Robert Vaughn, Don Penny, Carmen Phillips

Votes: 119

27. Trackdown (1957–1959)

30 min | Western

8.6
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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: 116

28. 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 »

Stars: Phil Silvers, Harvey Lembeck, Paul Ford, Allan Melvin

Votes: 1,058

29. Mathnet (1987–1992)

60 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

8.6
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A team of detectives use mathematics and logic to solve crimes.

Stars: Joe Howard, Beverly Leech, Bari K. Willerford, Toni Di Buono

Votes: 177

30. 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 »

Stars: Robert Lansing, Ron Harper, Gregory Walcott, Norman Fell

Votes: 90

31. Zane Grey Theater (1956–1961)
Episode: Episode in Darkness (1957)

30 min | Western

8.6
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Cattleman Ethan Boyan is framed for murder and the only witness is Isabelle Rutledge, who is blind.

Director: John English | Stars: Dewey Martin, Anne Bancroft, Phillip Pine, John Anderson

Votes: 7

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

30 min | Western

8.6
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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.

Director: Paul Landres | Stars: Hugh O'Brian, Douglas Fowley, Ray Boyle, John Anderson

Votes: 21

33. Bronco (1958–1962)
Episode: Legacy of Twisted Creek (1960)

60 min | Western

8.6
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Bronco's after a killer and intends to bring him back alive, but a band of renegade Apaches plans to kill his prisoner in order to foment an Indian uprising while several whites are hoping he fails to start a war with the Apaches.

Director: André De Toth | Stars: Ty Hardin, Gustavo Rojo, Carleton Young, John Anderson

Votes: 13

34. Laramie (1959–1963)
Episode: Men of Defiance (1960)

60 min | Western

8.6
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Jess is riding as deputy with a marshal chasing a gang to a private fort on the Santa Fe trail in the desert of New Mexico. The outlaw gang takes one of the men from the fort as hostage wanting the marshal and the wounded Jess in return.

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: Don Megowan, Edgar Buchanan, Bing Russell, Robert Fuller

Votes: 32

35. 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.

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

Votes: 18

36. The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955–1961)
Episode: The Outlaws Cry Murder (1961)

30 min | Western

8.6
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After the shootout editor Dameron and Sheriff Behan want the Earps and Doc hung or shot. Behan plans to charge them with murder while Curly Brocius and Johnny Ringo plan a quicker revenge by killing them during the outlaws's funeral.

Director: Paul Landres | Stars: Hugh O'Brian, Douglas Fowley, James Seay, Steve Brodie

Votes: 17

37. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: The Raid: Part 2 (1966)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.6
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When one of the gang is hurt after robbing Dodge, the Doc is taken to patch him up. The posse was preparing to go after them but a new problem has been set they must take care of before they can recover their friend.

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

Votes: 43

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

49 min | Drama, Western

8.6
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The townsfolk of Sweetwater want to call out the Army when a stagecoach is attacked by Indians.

Director: Michael O'Herlihy | Stars: James Garner, Ed Bruce, Ramon Bieri, Richard Hamilton

Votes: 11

39. Psycho (1960)

Approved | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

8.5
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A Phoenix secretary embezzles $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.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles, John Gavin

Votes: 455,545 | Gross: $32.00M

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

Approved | 25 min | Western

8.5
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The adventures of a gentlemanly gunfighter for hire.

Stars: Richard Boone, Kam Tong, Hal Needham, Stewart East

Votes: 1,662

41. Mike Hammer (1958–1959)

30 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.5
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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: 148

42. Square One Television (1987–1992)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Music

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: 386

43. 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.

Stars: Peter Mark Richman, Gene Coogan, Eddie Hice, Gavin MacLeod

Votes: 46

44. 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 »

Stars: Jamey Sheridan, Elizabeth Peña, Jenny Lewis, Richard Edson

Votes: 75

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

147 min | Drama, History

8.5
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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 »

Director: Michael O'Herlihy | Stars: Olivia Cole, Leslie Uggams, Louis Gossett Jr., Robert Hooks

Votes: 10

46. 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.

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

Votes: 46

47. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: Old Man Running (1963)

30 min | Family, Western

8.5
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Mark's grandfather visits, running from present troubles while seeking to resolve troubles from the past.

Director: Arthur H. Nadel | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Patricia Blair

Votes: 35

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

TV-PG | 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.

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

Votes: 191

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

60 min | Western

8.5
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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.

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

Votes: 23

50. Emergency! (1972–1979)
Episode: Smoke Eater (1975)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

8.5
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A veteran captain is in temporary command of Station 51 and has little regard for his younger subordinates' practices, especially the role of paramedics.

Director: Joseph Pevney | Stars: Robert Fuller, Julie London, Bobby Troup, Randolph Mantooth

Votes: 35