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1. True Blood (2008– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

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Telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse encounters a strange new supernatural world when she meets the mysterious Bill, a southern Louisiana gentleman and vampire.

Creator: Alan Ball | Stars: Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell, Ryan Kwanten

2. Banshee (2013– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Action, Crime, Drama | Active

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Lucas Hood (Antony Starr), an ex-con and master thief assumes the identity of a murdered sheriff where he continues his criminal activities. His past seems to haunt him by those he betrayed... See full summary »

Creators: Jonathan Tropper, David Schickler | Stars: Antony Starr, Ivana Milicevic, Ulrich Thomsen, Frankie Faison

3. American Beauty (1999)

R | 122 min | Drama

8.5
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Lester Burnham, a depressed suburban father in a mid-life crisis, decides to turn his hectic life around after becoming infatuated with his daughter's attractive friend.

Writer: Alan Ball | Director: Sam Mendes | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch, Wes Bentley

4. Six Feet Under (2001–2005)

TV-MA | 55 min | Drama

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A drama series that takes a darkly comical look at members of a dysfunctional California family that runs an independent funeral home.

Creator: Alan Ball | Stars: Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy, Lauren Ambrose

5. Towelhead (2007)

R | 124 min | Drama

7.0
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A young Arab-American girl struggles with her sexual obsession, a bigoted Army reservist and her strict father during the Gulf War.

Writers: Alan Ball, Alicia Erian | Director: Alan Ball | Stars: Summer Bishil, Aaron Eckhart, Peter Macdissi, Chris Messina

6. Grace Under Fire (1993–1998)

30 min | Comedy, Romance

6.1
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Grace is a recovering alcoholic, now divorced from an abusive marriage, struggling to bring up 2.4 children on her own.

Stars: Brett Butler, Dave Thomas, Casey Sander, Kaitlin Cullum

7. Cybill (1995–1998)

30 min | Comedy

6.8
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A struggling, middle-aged actress attempts to make a career in Hollywood, all while surrounded by her hard-drinking best friend Maryann, her two ex-husbands, Ira and Jeff, and her two ... See full summary »

Stars: Cybill Shepherd, Christine Baranski, Alicia Witt, Alan Rosenberg

8. A Drop of True Blood (2010– )

5 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

7.8
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Short mini spin-off of True Blood, in which each episode addresses a situation centered around one, two or three of the leading characters.

Creator: Alan Ball | Stars: Anna Paquin, Sam Trammell, Rutina Wesley, Nelsan Ellis

9. I Am Chippendales

Biography | Announced

The founder of the all-male strip club, Chippendales, becomes suspicious of the New York choreographer he hired to help turn it into a highly-successful enterprise.

Writers: Alan Ball, Rodney Sheldon | Director: Alan Ball | Star: Ben Stiller

10. HBO First Look (1992– )

13 min | Documentary

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Behind-the-scenes look at upcoming feature films, featuring interview commentary with their casts and crews.

Stars: Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, Will Smith, Matt Damon

11. Tavis Smiley (2004– )

30 min | Talk-Show

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Stars: Tavis Smiley, Cornel West, Newt Gingrich, Harry Belafonte

12. All Signs of Death (2010 TV Movie)

Comedy, Drama

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Centers on an inveterate twenty-something slacker who stumbles into a career as a crime scene cleaner, only to find himself entangled with a murder mystery, a femme fatale and the loose ends of his own past.

Writer: Charlie Huston | Director: Alan Ball | Stars: Max Martini, Ben Whishaw, Kevin Rankin, Clayne Crawford

13. The Culture Show (2004– )

57 min | Documentary, News, Talk-Show

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Stars: Mark Kermode, Lauren Laverne, Andrew Graham-Dixon, Tom Dyckhoff

14. Oh, Grow Up (1999– )

30 min | Comedy

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This series centers on three guys who were friends in college and are still close to this day and are living together. Hunter, a construction worker and womanizer who discovers that he has ... See full summary »

Stars: Stephen Dunham, David Alan Basche, John Ducey, Rena Sofer

15. America in Primetime (2011– )

Documentary

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This documentary series looks at the evolution of specific character types appearing on American primetime episodic television from post WWII to the early twenty-first century. These ... See full summary »

Stars: Judd Apatow, Diablo Cody, Alan Yentob, Alan Ball

16. Showboy (2002)

Unrated | 93 min | Comedy, Drama

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37 Metascore

Fired from a TV show, a writer looks into becoming a chorus boy while a documentary crew follows his efforts.

Writers: Christian Taylor, Lindy Heymann, Jason Buchtel | Directors: Lindy Heymann, Christian Taylor | Stars: Christian Taylor, Lindy Heymann, Joe Daley, Erich Miller

17. I Dream of Gene

Comedy | Announced

A guy stumbles upon Aladdin's magic lamp and becomes the master of an irreverent male genie.

Writer: Alan Ball | Director: Alan Ball

19. What's the Matter with Margie?

Comedy, Drama | Announced

A pent-up office worker loses her cool.

Writer: Alan Ball | Director: Daniel Minahan

20. Scream Awards 2009 (2009 TV Movie)

Horror

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Writers: Tom Johnson, Gary Tellalian, David Wild | Director: Hamish Hamilton | Stars: Jessica Alba, Johnny Depp, Justin Long, Megan Fox

21. Scream Awards 2010 (2010 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 120 min | Horror

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Writers: Brent Bradshaw, Patrick Doody, Xaque Gruber, Laureen Nolan, Gary Tellalian, Chris Valenziano, David Wild | Director: Hamish Hamilton | Stars: Halle Berry, Kristen Stewart, Megan Fox, Anthony Hopkins

22. True Blood-Lines: A New Type (2008 TV Movie)

24 min | Documentary

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Directors, writers and actors from some of Hollywood's most popular vampire stories join real-life vampires to discuss the modern vampire subculture. The documentary also follows how pop ... See full summary »

Director: Souzan Alavi | Stars: Len Wiseman, James V. Hart, Joel Schumacher, Anthony Timpone

23. Six Feet Under: In Memoriam (2005 TV Movie)

50 min | Documentary

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Writer: Jesse Gordon | Director: Jesse Gordon | Stars: Lauren Ambrose, Alan Ball, Kathy Bates, Les Brandt

24. In the Life (1992– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

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Stars: Harvey Fierstein, Katherine Linton, Michael Billy, Bill Brochtrup

25. The Parlor (2001)

11 min | Comedy, Short

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A group of people are gathered in a room, which is a "live" depiction of a typical Internet chat room. Some pretends to be much younger than they are, to chat up minors. Two of them falls victim of their own scam in a surprising way.

Writer: Geoffrey Haley | Director: Geoffrey Haley | Stars: Ian Vogt, Reggie Lee, Scott Alan Smith, Jan Hoag

26. The 59th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2002 TV Special)

Documentary

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Director: Chris Donovan | Stars: Ben Affleck, Jessica Alba, Robert Altman, Lauren Ambrose

27. Life and Loss: The Impact of 'Six Feet Under' (2006 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 30 min | Documentary

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Writer: Steven Kochones | Director: Steven Kochones | Stars: Alan Ball, Alan Poul, Lauren Ambrose, Kathy Bates

28. I Will Follow You Into the Dark (2010)

5 min | Short, Drama, Music

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A young man travels through time to be reunited with his girlfriend's ghost.

Writer: Nik Tyler | Director: Nik Tyler | Star: Nik Tyler

29. American Beauty: Look Closer... (2000 Video)

21 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Barbara Toennies | Stars: Scott Bakula, Alan Ball, Annette Bening, Wes Bentley

30. Anatomy of a Working Stiff (2004 Video)

21 min | Documentary, Short

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A behind the scenes look at the making of simulated corpses for the TV series "Six Feet Under".

Writer: Steven Kochones | Stars: Alan Ball, Alan Poul, Christine Estabrook, Todd Masters

31. The M Word (2004)

4 min | Short

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Marriage becomes business as usual as a couple decide whether or not they're a good fit.

Writer: Alan Ball | Director: Rocky Morton | Stars: Justin Edwards, Lucy O'Connell

32. The 57th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2000 TV Special)

Family

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Stars: Ben Affleck, Pedro Almodóvar, Alec Baldwin, Alan Ball

33. The 54th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (2002 TV Special)

180 min

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Writers: David Feldman, Jon Macks | Director: Louis J. Horvitz | Stars: Conan O'Brien, Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc

34. The 14th Annual Producers Guild of America Awards (2003 TV Movie)

Reality-TV

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Stars: Alan Ball, Todd Black, Adrien Brody, Dick Clark

35. The Future of Fear (2011 TV Movie)

88 min | Documentary

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Join some of the most talented legends of the Horror Film genre for discussion of what scared us before, and what's going to scare us next! The film is a dissection of the various ... See full summary »

Writer: Bruce Kennedy | Director: Bruce Kennedy | Stars: Alan Ball, John Carpenter, Wes Craven, Joe Dante

36. Cut by Cut: Editing 'Six Feet Under' (2005 TV Movie)

18 min | Documentary, Short

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Writer: Steven Kochones | Stars: Alan Ball, Alan Poul, Gary Calamar, Thomas Golubic

37. True Blood (2008– )
Episode: 9 Crimes (2010)

TV-MA | 54 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

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Sookie joins Alcide at a raucous engagement party for Debbie Pelt, his former fiancée; Eric is given a deadline to locate Bill; Andy gets a promotion and draws Jasonʼs attention; ... See full summary »

Writers: Alan Ball, Charlaine Harris, Kate Barnow, Elisabeth Finch | Director: David Petrarca | Stars: Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell, Ryan Kwanten

38. Six Feet Under (2001–2005)
Episode: A Coat of White Primer (2005)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama

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The insecure Andrea Kuhn is encouraged by her psychiatrist to disclose her true feeling to her family, and when she is happy being herself, her husband accidentally kills her after an ... See full summary »

Writers: Alan Ball, Kate Robin | Director: Rodrigo García | Stars: Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy, Lauren Ambrose

39. Cybill (1995–1998)
Episode: A Hell of a Christmas (1996)

28 min | Comedy

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Cybill's mother comes for a visit and accuses her of favoring Zoey over Rachel.

Writers: Chuck Lorre, Jane O'Brien, Michael Poryes, Maria A. Brown | Director: Andrew D. Weyman | Stars: Cybill Shepherd, Christine Baranski, Dedee Pfeiffer, Alicia Witt

40. Banshee (2013– )
Episode: A Mixture of Madness (2013)

TV-MA | Action, Crime, Drama

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Rabbit sends a hit squad after Lucas. He is saved by an unlikely ally. Lucas makes a decision that will have dramatic consequences on many people in Banshee. Job, Carrie, Sugar and the three deputies go after Lucas.

Creators: Jonathan Tropper, David Schickler | Director: Miguel Sapochnik | Stars: Antony Starr, Ivana Milicevic, Ulrich Thomsen, Frankie Faison

41. Grace Under Fire (1993–1998)
Episode: A Night at the Opera (1995)

23 min | Comedy, Romance

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Writers: Chuck Lorre, Alan Ball | Director: Michael Lessac | Stars: Brett Butler, Dave Thomas, Casey Sander, Kaitlin Cullum

42. Six Feet Under (2001–2005)
Episode: A Private Life (2001)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama

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A pair of young gay men is attacked, resulting in Marc Foster, Jr's death. With citizens arguing over the morality or immorality of the situation, David feels extreme discomfort on his ... See full summary »

Writers: Alan Ball, Kate Robin | Director: Rodrigo García | Stars: Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy, Lauren Ambrose

43. Cybill (1995–1998)
Episode: A Who's Who for What's His Name (1996)

28 min | Comedy

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After Cybill fires her agent, he drops dead, so she reluctantly agrees to make his funeral arrangements. Meanwhile, Maryann attempts to seduce Ira.

Writers: Chuck Lorre, Russ Woody, Maria A. Brown | Director: Andrew D. Weyman | Stars: Cybill Shepherd, Christine Baranski, Alicia Witt, Jay Paulson

44. Six Feet Under (2001–2005)
Episode: All Alone (2005)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama

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The family prepares for the worst funeral of their lives. Ruth makes things worse on David by taking out her pain on him until he stands up for himself, and Nate makes things worse for ... See full summary »

Writers: Alan Ball, Kate Robin | Director: Adam Davidson | Stars: Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy, Lauren Ambrose

45. Cybill (1995–1998)
Episode: All of Me (1997)

28 min | Comedy

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Cybill flips out when her body is drastically altered on a billboard campaign. Meanwhile, Ira gives up coffee, and Zoey starts dating Justin.

Writers: Chuck Lorre, Maria A. Brown, Linda Wallem, Steve Young | Director: Pamela Fryman | Stars: Cybill Shepherd, Christine Baranski, Alicia Witt, Alan Rosenberg

46. Banshee (2013– )
Episode: Always the Cowboy (2013)

TV-MA | Action, Crime, Drama

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Hood rushes Ana to the hospital after finding her badly beaten and suffering. Rabbit comes to Banshee. An injured and distraught Ana rushes to find her children. However, she is too late to prevent Rabbit from kidnapping Max.

Creators: Jonathan Tropper, David Schickler | Director: Miguel Sapochnik | Stars: Antony Starr, Ivana Milicevic, Ulrich Thomsen, Frankie Faison

47. Cybill (1995–1998)
Episode: An Officer and a Thespian (1996)

28 min | Comedy

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Cybill steals a squad car and impersonates a cop. Meanwhile, Kevin hosts a party for his colleagues and Zoey tries to fix up Ira.

Writers: Chuck Lorre, Michael Langworthy, Linda Wallem, Russ Woody, Maria A. Brown | Director: Andrew D. Weyman | Stars: Cybill Shepherd, Christine Baranski, Dedee Pfeiffer, Alicia Witt

48. Six Feet Under (2001–2005)
Episode: An Open Book (2001)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama

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Nate finally gets to meet some of Brenda's family. he's invited to dinner but gets there to find that he is the only guest. He learns a lot about Brenda and gains some insight into her ... See full summary »

Writer: Alan Ball | Director: Kathy Bates | Stars: Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy, Lauren Ambrose

49. True Blood (2008– )
Episode: And When I Die (2011)

TV-MA | 58 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

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Now free, Sookie must decide between Eric and Bill. It's not an easy decision and she soon realizes that her turmoils are not yet over when someone comes gunning for her. Having taken over ... See full summary »

Writers: Alan Ball, Charlaine Harris, Raelle Tucker | Director: Scott Winant | Stars: Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell, Ryan Kwanten

50. Banshee (2013– )
Episode: Armies of One (2014)

TV-MA | Action, Crime, Drama

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Gordon and Deva find that they need Carrie in their lives and Rebecca receives a lesson in loyalty from proctor. Meanwhile, Lucas Jason's past catches up with him.

Creators: Jonathan Tropper, David Schickler | Director: Babak Najafi | Stars: Antony Starr, Ivana Milicevic, Ulrich Thomsen, Frankie Faison