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1. Grey's Anatomy (2005– )

TV-14 | 41 min | Drama, Romance | Active

7.7
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A drama centered on the personal and professional lives of five surgical interns and their supervisors.

Creator: Shonda Rhimes | Stars: Ellen Pompeo, Justin Chambers, Chandra Wilson, James Pickens Jr.

2. Friends (1994–2004)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

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Follows the lives of six 20-something friends living in Manhattan.

Creators: David Crane, Marta Kauffman | Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc

3. Criminal Minds (2005– )

TV-14 | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery | Active

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The cases of the BAU, an elite group of profilers who analyze the nation's most dangerous criminal minds in an effort to anticipate their next moves before they strike again.

Creator: Jeff Davis | Stars: Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler, Thomas Gibson, Kirsten Vangsness

4. Hawaii Five-0 (2010– )

TV-14 | 42 min | Action, Crime, Drama | Active

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Steve McGarrett returns home to Oahu, in order to find his father's killer. The governor offers him the chance to run his own task force (Five-0). Steve's team is joined by Chin Ho Kelly, Danny "Danno" Williams, and Kono Kalakaua.

Creators: Leonard Freeman, Alex Kurtzman, Peter M. Lenkov, Roberto Orci | Stars: Alex O'Loughlin, Scott Caan, Daniel Dae Kim, Grace Park

5. Castle (2009– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama | Active

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After a serial killer imitates the plots of his novels, successful mystery novelist Richard "Rick" Castle receives permission from the Mayor of New York City to tag along with an NYPD homicide investigation team for research purposes.

Creator: Andrew W. Marlowe | Stars: Nathan Fillion, Molly C. Quinn, Stana Katic, Susan Sullivan

6. Justified (2010– )

TV-MA | 44 min | Action, Crime, Drama | Active

8.7
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Old-school U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens is reassigned from Miami to his childhood home in the poor, rural coal-mining towns in Eastern Kentucky.

Creator: Graham Yost | Stars: Timothy Olyphant, Nick Searcy, Joelle Carter, Jacob Pitts

7. Scandal (2012– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Thriller | Active

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A former White House Communications Director starts her own crisis management firm only to realize her clients are not the only ones with secrets.

Creator: Shonda Rhimes | Stars: Kerry Washington, Darby Stanchfield, Katie Lowes, Guillermo Díaz

8. Grimm (2011– )

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror | Active

7.8
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A homicide detective discovers he is a descendant of hunters who fight supernatural forces.

Creators: Stephen Carpenter, David Greenwalt, Jim Kouf | Stars: David Giuntoli, Russell Hornsby, Bitsie Tulloch, Silas Weir Mitchell

9. NCIS (2003– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime | Active

8.0
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The cases of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service's Washington DC Major Case Response Team, led by Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs.

Creators: Donald P. Bellisario, Don McGill | Stars: Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly, Pauley Perrette, David McCallum

10. Lost (2004–2010)

TV-14 | 44 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

8.5
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The survivors of a plane crash are forced to work together in order to survive on a seemingly deserted tropical island.

Creators: J.J. Abrams, Jeffrey Lieber, Damon Lindelof | Stars: Jorge Garcia, Naveen Andrews, Matthew Fox, Josh Holloway

11. Bones (2005– )

TV-14 | 40 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama | Active

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A forensic anthropologist and a cocky FBI agent build a team to investigate death causes. And quite often, there isn't more to examine than rotten flesh or mere bones.

Creator: Hart Hanson | Stars: Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, Michaela Conlin, T.J. Thyne

12. Forrest Gump (1994)

PG-13 | 142 min | Drama, Romance

8.8
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82 Metascore

Forrest Gump, while not intelligent, has accidentally been present at many historic moments, but his true love, Jenny Curran, eludes him.

Writers: Winston Groom, Eric Roth | Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Sally Field

13. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000– )

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

7.8
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An elite team of police forensic evidence investigation experts work their cases in Las Vegas.

Creator: Anthony E. Zuiker | Stars: Laurence Fishburne, Marg Helgenberger, George Eads, Eric Szmanda

14. NCIS: Los Angeles (2009– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery | Active

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The Naval Criminal Investigation Service's Office of Special Projects takes on the undercover work and the hard to crack cases in LA. Key agents are G. Callen and Sam Hanna, streets kids risen through the ranks.

Creator: Shane Brennan | Stars: Chris O'Donnell, Daniela Ruah, Barrett Foa, Linda Hunt

15. 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.

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

16. The X-Files (1993–2002)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

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Two FBI agents, Fox Mulder the believer and Dana Scully the skeptic, investigate the strange and unexplained while hidden forces work to impede their efforts.

Creator: Chris Carter | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, Robert Patrick

17. The West Wing (1999–2006)

44 min | Drama

8.8
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Inside the lives of staffers in the west wing of the White House.

Creator: Aaron Sorkin | Stars: Martin Sheen, Rob Lowe, Allison Janney, John Spencer

18. Malcolm in the Middle (2000–2006)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

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A gifted young teen tries to survive with his dimwitted, dysfunctional family.

Creator: Linwood Boomer | Stars: Frankie Muniz, Jane Kaczmarek, Bryan Cranston, Christopher Masterson

19. ER (1994–2009)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama

7.7
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The work and lives of a group of emergency room doctors in Chicago.

Creator: Michael Crichton | Stars: Anthony Edwards, George Clooney, Julianna Margulies, Eriq La Salle

20. CSI: Miami (2002–2012)

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.4
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The cases of the Miami-Dade, Florida police department's Crime Scene Investigations unit.

Creators: Ann Donahue, Carol Mendelsohn, Anthony E. Zuiker | Stars: David Caruso, Emily Procter, Adam Rodriguez, Rex Linn

21. Everybody Loves Raymond (1996–2005)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

7.1
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The comical everyday life of a successful sports columnist and his dysfunctional family.

Creator: Philip Rosenthal | Stars: Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton, Brad Garrett, Doris Roberts

22. Chasing Life (2014– )

60 min | Drama

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Follows a young woman's life after she is diagnosed with cancer.

Creators: Susanna Fogel, Joni Lefkowitz, Ricardo Álvarez Canales | Stars: Italia Ricci, Mary Page Keller, Richard Brancatisano, Haley Ramm

23. The Golden Girls (1985–1992)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

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Four previously married women live together in Miami, sharing their various experiences together and enjoying themselves despite hard times.

Creator: Susan Harris | Stars: Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan, Estelle Getty

24. CSI: NY (2004–2013)

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Crime, Drama | Active

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A spinoff of Crime Scene Investigations set in New York City.

Creators: Ann Donahue, Carol Mendelsohn, Anthony E. Zuiker | Stars: Gary Sinise, Carmine Giovinazzo, Hill Harper, Eddie Cahill

25. Murder, She Wrote (1984– )

93 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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Professional writer and amateur sleuth Jessica Fletcher uses her intellect, charm, and persistence to get to the bottom of every crime she encounters.

Creators: Peter S. Fischer, Richard Levinson, William Link | Stars: Angela Lansbury, William Windom, Ron Masak, Louis Herthum

26. Angel (1999–2004)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

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The vampire Angel, cursed with a soul, moves to Los Angeles and aids people with supernatural-related problems while questing for his own redemption.

Creators: David Greenwalt, Joss Whedon | Stars: David Boreanaz, Charisma Carpenter, Alexis Denisof, J. August Richards

27. JAG (1995–2005)

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

6.5
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The cases of Harmon Rabb, former Navy fighter pilot, and his fellow lawyers of the US Navy's Judge Advocate General's office.

Creator: Donald P. Bellisario | Stars: David James Elliott, Catherine Bell, Patrick Labyorteaux, John M. Jackson

28. Ally McBeal (1997–2002)

45 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

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Ally McBeal and Billy Thomas were going steady throughout their childhoods. Ally even followed Billy to Harvard law school despite having no interest in law. But when Billy chose to pursue ... See full summary »

Creator: David E. Kelley | Stars: Calista Flockhart, Greg Germann, Jane Krakowski, Vonda Shepard

29. Boston Legal (2004–2008)

44 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.5
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This Spinoff of The Practice will focus on Civil Law.

Creator: David E. Kelley | Stars: James Spader, William Shatner, Candice Bergen, Rene Auberjonois

30. Leverage (2008–2012)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

7.9
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A crew of high-tech crooks attempt to steal from wealthy criminals and corrupt businessmen.

Creators: Chris Downey, John Rogers | Stars: Timothy Hutton, Gina Bellman, Christian Kane, Beth Riesgraf

31. Magnum, P.I. (1980–1988)

Not Rated | 48 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.5
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The adventures of a Hawaii based private investigator.

Creators: Donald P. Bellisario, Glen A. Larson | Stars: Tom Selleck, John Hillerman, Roger E. Mosley, Larry Manetti

32. Melrose Place (1992–1999)

60 min | Drama

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The lives and loves of a group of young adults living in "Melrose Place" in California. Each with their own dreams and drives, the inevitable conflicts, conquests, and consummations ensue.

Creator: Darren Star | Stars: Heather Locklear, Andrew Shue, Courtney Thorne-Smith, Thomas Calabro

33. 21 Jump Street (1987–1991)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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The cases of an undercover police unit composed of young looking officers specializing in youth crime.

Creators: Stephen J. Cannell, Patrick Hasburgh | Stars: Johnny Depp, Dustin Nguyen, Peter DeLuise, Holly Robinson Peete

34. Dallas (1978–1991)

60 min | Drama

6.9
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The soapy, backstabbing machinations of Dallas oil magnate J.R. Ewing and his family.

Creator: David Jacobs | Stars: Larry Hagman, Ken Kercheval, Patrick Duffy, Linda Gray

35. Medium (2005–2011)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Suburban mom Allison Dubois attempts to balance family life with solving mysteries using her special gift. The dead send her visions of their deaths or other crimes while she sleeps.

Creator: Glenn Gordon Caron | Stars: Patricia Arquette, Miguel Sandoval, Jake Weber, Sofia Vassilieva

36. Growing Pains (1985–1992)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

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The misadventures of a family with a home business father and a journalist mother.

Creator: Neal Marlens | Stars: Alan Thicke, Joanna Kerns, Kirk Cameron, Jeremy Miller

37. Cold Case (2003–2010)

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

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The Philadelphia homicide squad's lone female detective finds her calling when she's assigned "cold cases" -- older crimes that have never been solved.

Creator: Meredith Stiehm | Stars: Kathryn Morris, Danny Pino, John Finn, Jeremy Ratchford

38. Water for Elephants (2011)

PG-13 | 120 min | Drama, Romance

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52 Metascore

A veterinary student abandons his studies after his parents are killed and joins a traveling circus as their vet.

Writers: Richard LaGravenese, Sara Gruen | Director: Francis Lawrence | Stars: Robert Pattinson, Reese Witherspoon, Christoph Waltz, Paul Schneider

39. Dallas (2012– )

42 min | Drama

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The next generation of the Ewing family - cousins John Ross Ewing and Christopher Ewing - clash over the family's oil business and vast fortune.

Creators: Cynthia Cidre, David Jacobs | Stars: Josh Henderson, Jesse Metcalfe, Jordana Brewster, Julie Gonzalo

40. Newhart (1982–1990)

30 min | Comedy

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Dick Loudon and his wife Joanna decide to leave life in New York City and buy a little inn in Vermont. Dick is a how-to book writer, who eventually becomes a local TV celebrity as host of "... See full summary »

Creators: Barry Kemp, Sheldon Bull | Stars: Bob Newhart, Mary Frann, Tom Poston, Julia Duffy

41. WKRP in Cincinnati (1978–1982)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.1
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The staff of a struggling radio station have a chance at success after the new programming director changes the format to rock music

Creator: Hugh Wilson | Stars: Gary Sandy, Gordon Jump, Howard Hesseman, Loni Anderson

42. Without a Trace (2002–2009)

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

6.9
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The cases of an FBI unit specializing in missing persons investigations.

Creator: Hank Steinberg | Stars: Anthony LaPaglia, Poppy Montgomery, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Enrique Murciano

43. Diagnosis Murder (1993–2001)

60 min | Crime, Mystery, Drama

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Dr. Mark Sloan has a knack for getting into trouble, negotiating the twists and turns of mysteries and solving crimes with the help of his son, Steve, a homicide detective.

Creator: Joyce Burditt | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Barry Van Dyke, Victoria Rowell, Charlie Schlatter

44. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)

60 min | Drama, Crime, Mystery

7.4
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In Sparta, Mississippi, a crusty Police Chief (later Sheriff) and his African American Chief Detective investigate crimes.

Creator: James Lee Barrett | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Alan Autry, David Hart, Hugh O'Connor

45. The Stand (1994 TV Mini-Series)

Unrated | 366 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

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After a deadly plague kills most of the world's population, the remaining survivors split into two groups - one lead by a benevolent elder and the other by a maleficent being - to face each other in a final battle between good and evil.

Stars: Gary Sinise, Molly Ringwald, Jamey Sheridan, Laura San Giacomo

46. Rugrats (1991–2004)

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

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Rugrats is a show about 4 babies, Tommy Pickles, Chuckie Finster, and Phil and Lil Deville. As we see their lives unravel, we get to hear them talk. On the sidelines are Tommy's mean cousin... See full summary »

Creators: Paul Germain, Gabor Csupo, Arlene Klasky | Stars: Elizabeth Daily, Christine Cavanaugh, Nancy Cartwright, Kath Soucie

47. Hill Street Blues (1981–1987)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

8.2
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The lives and work of the staff of an inner city police precinct.

Creators: Steven Bochco, Michael Kozoll | Stars: Daniel J. Travanti, Michael Warren, Bruce Weitz, James Sikking

48. Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place (1998–2001)

30 min | Comedy

7.4
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Three twenty-somethings share a Boston apartment and hang around (and work) at a pizza place.

Creators: Danny Jacobson, Kenny Schwartz, Rick Wiener | Stars: Traylor Howard, Ryan Reynolds, Richard Ruccolo, Suzanne Cryer

49. Devil's Due (2014)

R | 89 min | Horror, Mystery

4.0
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34 Metascore

After a mysterious, lost night on their honeymoon, a newlywed couple finds themselves dealing with an earlier-than-planned pregnancy.

Writer: Lindsay Devlin | Directors: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett | Stars: Allison Miller, Zach Gilford, Sam Anderson, Roger Payano

50. La Bamba (1987)

PG-13 | 108 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.8
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Biographical story of the rise from nowhere of early rock and roll singer Ritchie Valens who died at age 17 in a plane crash with Buddy Holly and the Big Bopper.

Writer: Luis Valdez | Director: Luis Valdez | Stars: Lou Diamond Phillips, Esai Morales, Rosanna DeSoto, Elizabeth Peña