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1. My Sister Sam (1986–1988)
Episode: Another Saturday Night (1987)

Comedy

9.4
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Patti sets Sam up on a date.. until Sam's old boyfriend shows up to surprise her.

Creator: Stephen Fischer | Director: Ellen Falcon | Stars: Pam Dawber, Jenny O'Hara, Joel Brooks, David Naughton

Votes: 16

2. Empty Nest (1988–1995)
Episode: The Fracas in Vegas (1993)

Comedy, Family

9.3
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Creator: Susan Harris | Director: Steve Zuckerman | Stars: Richard Mulligan, Dinah Manoff, David Leisure, Park Overall

Votes: 13

3. Seinfeld (1989–1998)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

9.0
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The continuing misadventures of neurotic New York stand-up comedian Jerry Seinfeld and his equally neurotic New York friends.

Creators: Larry David, Jerry Seinfeld | Stars: Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards, Jason Alexander

Votes: 142,331

4. Twin Peaks (1990–1991)

TV-MA | 47 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

9.0
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An idiosyncratic FBI agent investigates the murder of a young woman in the even more idiosyncratic town of Twin Peaks.

Creators: Mark Frost, David Lynch | Stars: Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Ontkean, Mädchen Amick, Dana Ashbrook

Votes: 89,167

5. Empty Nest (1988–1995)
Episode: Charley for President (1992)

Comedy, Family

9.0
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Creator: Susan Harris | Director: Doug Smart | Stars: Richard Mulligan, Kristy McNichol, Dinah Manoff, David Leisure

Votes: 14

6. Futurestates (2010– )
Episode: Life Begins at Rewirement (2012)

24 min | Sci-Fi

9.0
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Set in the near future, LIFE BEGINS AT REWIREMENT follows Simon Ender on the day he checks his 100-year-old mother Jessica, into a memory care facility that uploads elderly minds into data ... See full summary »

Writer: Trevin Matcek | Director: Trevin Matcek | Stars: Dave Allen, Jill Andre, Norman L. Blackman, Salvador Cardenas

Votes: 9

7. Down the Shore (1992–1993)
Episode: My Left Feet (1992)

Comedy

9.0
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Creator: Alan Kirschenbaum | Stars: Louis Mandylor, Anna Gunn, Lew Schneider, Cathryn de Prume

Votes: 9

8. Newhart (1982–1990)
Episode: Don't Worry Be Pregnant (1989)

30 min | Comedy

8.9
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Michael and a very pregnant Stephanie return from a six-month honeymoon.

Creators: Barry Kemp, Sheldon Bull | Director: Dick Martin | Stars: Bob Newhart, Mary Frann, Peter Scolari, Julia Duffy

Votes: 9

9. Seinfeld (1989–1998)
Episode: The Rye (1996)

TV-PG | 23 min | Comedy

8.9
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After George's parents take back the bread they gifted to Susan's parents, George makes Jerry find another loaf and tries to appease Susan's parents by taking them on Kramer's Manhattan horse tours, to disastrous consequences.

Creators: Larry David, Jerry Seinfeld | Director: Andy Ackerman | Stars: Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards, Jason Alexander

Votes: 703

10. The X-Files (1993–2002)

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

8.8
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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

Votes: 109,588

11. Twin Peaks (1990–1991)
Episode: Episode #2.2 (1990)

TV-14 | 46 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

8.8
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Cooper receives some unsettling news, while Audrey continues to work undercover as a hostess at One Eyed Jacks in Canada.

Creators: Mark Frost, David Lynch | Director: David Lynch | Stars: Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Ontkean, Mädchen Amick, Dana Ashbrook

Votes: 1,111

12. Dave's World (1993–1997)
Episode: Lost Weekend (1994)

30 min | Comedy

8.8
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Stars: Harry Anderson, DeLane Matthews, Frances Bay, Zane Carney

Votes: 5

13. Seinfeld (1989–1998)
Episode: The Cadillac (1996)

TV-PG | 44 min | Comedy

8.7
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In this hour-long episode, Jerry performs the biggest show of his life in Atlantic City. He receives a rather generous pay check for the event, and decides to buy his father a Cadillac. ... See full summary »

Creators: Larry David, Jerry Seinfeld | Director: Andy Ackerman | Stars: Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards, Jason Alexander

Votes: 661

14. Avonlea (1990–1996)

PG | 60 min | Drama, Adventure, Family

8.6
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A young rich girl is sent to live with relatives in Prince Edward Island in early 1900s.

Creator: Fiona McHugh | Stars: Zachary Bennett, Lally Cadeau, Mag Ruffman, Cedric Smith

Votes: 2,626

15. Short on Time (2010)

19 min | Short, Drama

8.6
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When Edith (92) takes a final journey from the hospital to a hospice, she finds an unlikely friend in Howard (34) the disenchanted orderly charged with delivering Edith to her destination.

Writer: Benjamin Mattingly | Director: Benjamin Mattingly | Stars: Frances Bay, Karl Herlinger, Andreas Leondidis, Adam Albanese

Votes: 7

16. Grey's Anatomy (2005– )
Episode: Elevator Love Letter (2009)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance

8.6
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Owen's PTSD endangers Cristina, Izzie's illness leaves the residents dealing with guilt and anger - at her expense, and Derek's fear causes him to persevere for Meredith's answer.

Creator: Shonda Rhimes | Director: Edward Ornelas | Stars: Ellen Pompeo, Sandra Oh, Katherine Heigl, Justin Chambers

Votes: 400

17. American Playhouse (1981– )
Episode: Wings (1983)

Comedy, Drama

8.6
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Writer: Arthur Kopit | Stars: Constance Cummings, Mary-Joan Negro, Holgie Forrester, Frances Bay

Votes: 9

18. Faerie Tale Theatre (1982–1987)

50 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

8.5
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At a time when most other shows for children were either low-budget productions or product-inspired cartoons that were little more than half-hour commercials, this program set out to ... See full summary »

Stars: Shelley Duvall, John Achorn, Patrick DeSantis, David McCharen

Votes: 1,218

19. The 5 Mrs. Buchanans (1994–1995)

30 min | Comedy

8.5
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Set in fictional Mercy, Indiana, this comedy centers around four completely different women who have only two connections to each other: they each are married to a Buchanan boy, and they ... See full summary »

Creators: Marc Cherry, Jamie Wooten | Stars: Judith Ivey, Beth Broderick, Harriet Sansom Harris, Charlotte Ross

Votes: 100

20. Father Dowling Mysteries (1989–1991)
Episode: The Christmas Mystery (1990)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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After leaving her son with Father Dowling and Sister Stephanie at St. Michael's Parish, a woman is shot and wounded badly. The trail leads Father Dowling and police to a department store on... See full summary »

Creators: Dean Hargrove, Joel Steiger | Director: James Frawley | Stars: Tom Bosley, Tracy Nelson, James Stephens, Mary Wickes

Votes: 13

21. Christmastime with Mister Rogers (1977 TV Special)

Not Rated | 60 min | Musical, Family

8.4
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It's Christmas in Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. Mr. Rogers wishes his neighbors a merry Christmas, while in the Neighborhood of Make Believe, all the neighbors exchange gifts with each other... See full summary »

Writers: Barry Head, Fred Rogers | Director: J. Philip Miller | Stars: Fred Rogers, David Newell, Frances Bay, Stanley Bennett Clay

Votes: 13

22. 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: 136

23. 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

Votes: 4,067

24. Mary Tyler Moore (1970–1977)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.2
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The lives and trials of a young single woman and her friends, both at work and at home.

Creators: James L. Brooks, Allan Burns | Stars: Mary Tyler Moore, Edward Asner, Gavin MacLeod, Valerie Harper

Votes: 3,845

25. Middle Ages (1992– )

60 min | Drama

8.2
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Creator: Stan Rogow | Stars: Amy Brenneman, Alex McKenna, William Russ, Michael Rapaport

Votes: 19

26. The Commish (1991–1995)
Episode: Off Broadway: Part 2 (1995)

Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.2
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Creators: Stephen J. Cannell, Stephen Kronish | Director: Miles Watkins | Stars: Michael Chiklis, Theresa Saldana, Kaj-Erik Eriksen, Jason Schombing

Votes: 36

27. Quantum Leap (1989–1993)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.1
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Scientist Sam Beckett finds himself trapped in time--"leaping" into the body of a different person in a different time period each week.

Creator: Donald P. Bellisario | Stars: Scott Bakula, Dean Stockwell, Deborah Pratt, Dennis Wolfberg

Votes: 18,565

28. Da Vinci's Inquest (1998–2006)

44 min | Crime, Mystery, Drama

8.1
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A Vancouver cop turned coroner searches for truth and justice with the help of his friends.

Creator: Chris Haddock | Stars: Nicholas Campbell, Donnelly Rhodes, Venus Terzo, Ian Tracey

Votes: 829

29. Seinfeld (1989–1998)
Episode: The Finale (1998)

TV-PG | 56 min | Comedy

8.1
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After George and Jerry land a production deal with NBC, the four head out for Paris on NBC's private plane and are waylaid in a small Massachusetts town.

Creators: Larry David, Jerry Seinfeld | Director: Andy Ackerman | Stars: Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards, Jason Alexander

Votes: 1,124

30. Charmed (1998–2006)
Episode: The Three Faces of Phoebe (2002)

TV-PG | 42 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

8.1
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Phoebe has a strange sensation about Cole, and she casts a spell to know whether she should marry him or not, bringing unexpectedly an innocent Phoebe from her childhood and a bitter Phoebe... See full summary »

Creator: Constance M. Burge | Director: Joel J. Feigenbaum | Stars: Alyssa Milano, Rose McGowan, Holly Marie Combs, Brian Krause

Votes: 235

31. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)

Not Rated | 25 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror

8.0
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Tales of horror based on the gruesome EC horror comics of the 1950's.

Stars: John Kassir, Roy Brocksmith, Miguel Ferrer, Cam Clarke

Votes: 13,466

32. Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction (1997–2002)

PG | 60 min | Mystery, Thriller, Fantasy

8.0
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Within the course of one hour 5 stories are shown. None of these stories have any logical explanation, and some of them actually occurred. You are left to decide which of these stories, if ... See full summary »

Creator: Lynn Lehmann | Stars: Jonathan Frakes, Don LaFontaine, James Brolin, David Andriole

Votes: 2,695

33. Diagnosis Murder (1993–2002)
Episode: Murder in the Air (1997)

Crime, Mystery, Drama

8.0
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The airplane Mark and Amanda are taking for a medical conference in Zurich (Switzerland) is delayed to wait for alternative co-pilot Ron Manners, a reputed womanizer. Mark observes the ... See full summary »

Creator: Joyce Burditt | Director: Tom Chehak | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Victoria Rowell, Charlie Schlatter, Michael Tucci

Votes: 17

34. The Marshal (1995– )
Episode: Snow Orchid (1995)

Action, Crime, Drama

8.0
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Creators: John Mankiewicz, Daniel Pyne | Stars: Jeff Fahey, Patricia Harras, Kristina Lewis, Carly McKillip

Votes: 7

35. St. Elsewhere (1982–1988)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama

7.9
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The lives and work of the staff of St. Eligius Hospital, an old and disrespected Boston teaching hospital.

Creators: Joshua Brand, John Falsey, John Masius, Mark Tinker | Stars: Ed Begley Jr., William Daniels, Howie Mandel, David Morse

Votes: 2,078

36. Houston Knights (1987–1988)

60 min | Action, Crime

7.9
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A Chicago cop is transfered to Houston where he teams up with a Texas lawman.

Creator: Michael Butler | Stars: Michael Paré, Michael Beck, D. Franki Horner, Dana Young

Votes: 118

37. The Middle (2009– )
Episode: Thanksgiving (2009)

TV-PG | 21 min | Comedy

7.9
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The Hecks' Thanksgiving plans are thrown into a loop when Mr. Ehlert makes her work a shift at the car dealership on Thanksgiving Day.

Creators: Eileen Heisler, DeAnn Heline | Director: Michael Alan Spiller | Stars: Patricia Heaton, Neil Flynn, Charlie McDermott, Eden Sher

Votes: 122

38. The Middle (2009– )
Episode: The Map (2012)

TV-PG | 21 min | Comedy

7.9
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After attending Aunt Ginny's funeral, Frankie begins to fear that the family is missing out on important life milestones and vows to begin celebrating all of them. Meanwhile, Axl ... See full summary »

Creators: Eileen Heisler, DeAnn Heline | Director: Lee Shallat Chemel | Stars: Patricia Heaton, Neil Flynn, Charlie McDermott, Eden Sher

Votes: 104

39. Cheers (1982–1993)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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The regulars of the Boston bar Cheers share their experiences and lives with each other while drinking or working at the bar where everybody knows your name.

Creators: James Burrows, Glen Charles, Les Charles | Stars: Ted Danson, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger, George Wendt

Votes: 30,385

40. The Golden Girls (1985–1992)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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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

Votes: 19,435

41. Blue Velvet (1986)

R | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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The discovery of a severed human ear found in a field leads a young man on an investigation related to a beautiful, mysterious nightclub singer and a group of psychopathic criminals who have kidnapped her child.

Writer: David Lynch | Director: David Lynch | Stars: Isabella Rossellini, Kyle MacLachlan, Dennis Hopper, Laura Dern

Votes: 117,895

42. Newhart (1982–1990)

30 min | Comedy

7.8
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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

Votes: 2,876

43. Futurestates (2010– )

Sci-Fi

7.8
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Imagining tomorrow's America today, FUTURESTATES is a series of independent mini-features - short narrative films created by established filmmakers and emerging talents transforming today's... See full summary »

Stars: Sheetal Sheth, Luis Aldana, Johnny Wilson, Tom Bower

Votes: 31

44. C-16: FBI (1997–1998)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.8
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This series revolves around the Los Angeles field office of the FBI.

Creators: Michael Duggan, Michael M. Robin | Stars: Eric Roberts, Zach Grenier, Christine Tucci, Angie Harmon

Votes: 83

45. Style & Substance (1998– )

30 min | Comedy

7.8
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Chelsea Stevens is a neurotic, egocentric Martha Stewart-type who finds herself reluctantly answering to naive Midwesterner Jane Sokol after her empire is bought out by another company.

Creator: Peter Tolan | Stars: Jean Smart, Nancy McKeon, Heath Hyche, Linda Kash

Votes: 21

46. Da Vinci's Inquest (1998–2006)
Episode: A Nice Home in the Country (1999)

44 min | Crime, Mystery, Drama

7.8
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The Coroner's Office and Homicide investigate the finding of dead body - Robert Magus - buried in the yard of a private home. Beyond the fact that the body was obviously buried, the initial... See full summary »

Creator: Chris Haddock | Directors: Tom Braidwood, Chris Haddock | Stars: Nicholas Campbell, Suleka Mathew, Donnelly Rhodes, Venus Terzo

Votes: 17

47. Who's the Boss? (1984–1992)
Episode: Savor the Veal: Part 3 (1992)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

7.8
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Coach Tony feels he has it all when for the duration of his contract, a year, Angela takes a sabbatical from her firm to live with him as Iowa housewife, hiding how uncomfortable such ... See full summary »

Creators: Martin Cohan, Blake Hunter | Director: Tony Singletary | Stars: Tony Danza, Judith Light, Alyssa Milano, Danny Pintauro

Votes: 17

48. The Golden Girls (1985–1992)
Episode: The Days and Nights of Sophia Petrillo (1988)

TV-PG | 24 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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While Dorothy, Rose, and Blanche sit around and feel like their lives are boring, Sophia goes out and fights with the grocery store over a peach, conducts a jazz band made up of old ladies, and volunteers at the hospital.

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

Votes: 94

49. Grey's Anatomy (2005– )

TV-14 | 41 min | Drama, Romance

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.

Votes: 139,263

50. 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

Votes: 36,771