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1. 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.

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

Votes: 44,368

2. The Amos 'n Andy Show (1951–1953)

30 min | Comedy

8.9
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Stories mostly centered on The Kingfish's schemes to get rich, often by duping his brothers in the Mystic Knights of the Sea Lodge. Andy was particularly dupable. Amos mostly narrated.

Creators: Charles J. Correll, Freeman F. Gosden | Stars: Alvin Childress, Spencer Williams, Tim Moore, Johnny Lee

Votes: 449

3. The Case of the Dangerous Robin (1960– )

30 min | Mystery, Crime, Drama

8.9
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Robin Scott is a wealthy, Oxford-educated freelance insurance investigator, skilled in karate and judo, who travels all over the world investigating claims made against insurance companies,... See full summary »

Creators: John Abernathy, Leo Gordon | Stars: Jean Blake Fleming, Rick Jason, Walter Reed, Merry Anders

Votes: 29

4. 77 Sunset Strip (1958–1964)
Episode: The Bouncing Chip (1958)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.9
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A Vegas casino falters, because their chips are being counterfeited. "The Meteor" hires Stu, who discovers the plastics company that's making the counterfeits, then goes undercover as a ... See full summary »

Writer: Leonard Lee | Director: Leslie H. Martinson | Stars: Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Roger Smith, Edd Byrnes, Ruta Lee

Votes: 8

5. The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)

30 min | Comedy

8.8
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The comic misadventures of the skinflint comedian and his friends.

Stars: Jack Benny, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Don Wilson, Dennis Day

Votes: 785

6. Cavalcade of America (1952–1957)

60 min | Drama

8.8
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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: 36

7. Studio 57 (1954–1958)

30 min | Drama, Family

8.8
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This dramatic-anthology series went into open syndication when the DuMont Television Network ceased operations.

Stars: Joel Aldrich, Tim Graham, Paul Bryar, Marguerite Chapman

Votes: 81

8. 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: 79

9. Vacation Playhouse (1963–1967)

30 min | Drama, Comedy, Crime

8.8
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Summer replacement show featuring pilot programs that had not been sold.

Creators: Hal Kanter, Richard Michaels | Stars: Soupy Sales, Ned Glass, Sid Gould, Darryl Hickman

Votes: 17

10. Your Jeweler's Showcase (1952–1953)

30 min | Drama

8.8
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Stars: Sheldon Leonard, Barbara Whiting, Jack Kruschen, Steve Brodie

Votes: 6

11. Straightaway (1961–1962)

30 min | Adventure

8.8
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Scott and Clipper are partners in the Straightaway Garage, where they design, build, and service racing cars.

Stars: Brian Kelly, John Ashley, Asa Maynor, Robert Blake

Votes: 19

12. Celebrity Playhouse (1955– )

30 min | Drama

8.8
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Stars: Scott Brady, Angela Lansbury, Howard Duff, Philip Carey

Votes: 15

13. Cannon (1971–1976)
Episode: Voice from the Grave (1974)

60 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

8.8
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Cannon looks into a 14-year-old nightclub homicide investigation after a retired detective is the target of an attempted hit.

Creator: Edward Hume | Director: William Wiard | Stars: William Conrad, Robert Webber, Jason Evers, Michael Baseleon

Votes: 14

14. 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, Paul Frees, Clarence Nash, Slim Pickens

Votes: 1,038

15. T.H.E. Cat (1966–1967)

30 min | Adventure, Drama

8.7
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T. Hewitt Edward Cat is a retired acrobat (also a retired thief) who has become a bodyguard. He works out of his friend's cafe, El Casa del Gato, where he uses his skills to protect his ... See full summary »

Creator: Harry Julian Fink | Stars: Robert Loggia, Robert Carricart, R.G. Armstrong, Robert Duvall

Votes: 142

16. Tightrope (1959–1960)

30 min | Drama, Crime

8.7
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Mike Conners played an unnamed police undercover agent who infiltrated organized crime to expose the leaders and their plots. His name changed with each episode in order to protect him. ... See full summary »

Creators: Clarence Greene, Russell Rouse | Stars: Mike Connors, Jesse White, Ted de Corsia, Jan Arvan

Votes: 70

17. Flight (1958– )

30 min | Adventure

8.7
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Stars: George C. Kenney, Forrest Compton, John Pickard, Joe Flynn

Votes: 18

18. The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse (1953–1955)

30 min | Drama

8.7
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Stars: Polly Bergen, Arlene Dahl, Dorothy Green, Robert Paige

Votes: 23

19. The NBC Comedy Hour (1956– )

60 min | Comedy, Musical

8.7
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Stars: Jonathan Winters, Hy Averback, Gale Storm, Stan Freberg

Votes: 6

20. The Lone Ranger (1949–1957)
Episode: Sheriff's Sale (1955)

30 min | Western

8.7
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The Lone Ranger hears that an old friend sheriff Jack Morrison is having trouble with an outlaw Hutch Conant who has been slowly taking over a local town by applying economic pressure to the locals and forcing them to stay quiet.

Writer: Joe Richardson | Director: Oscar Rudolph | Stars: Clayton Moore, Jay Silverheels, Peter Hansen, Larry J. Blake

Votes: 7

21. M Squad (1957–1960)

Not Rated | 30 min | Drama, Crime

8.6
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The hard-hitting adventures of tough Lieutenant Frank Ballinger, a member of the Chicago Police Department's M Squad, an elite crime-fighting unit.

Stars: Lee Marvin, Paul Newlan, Gail Kobe, Morris Ankrum

Votes: 227

22. Schlitz Playhouse (1951–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.6
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Stars: James Mason, Irene Dunne, Walter Coy, Robert Paige

Votes: 130

23. The Silent Service (1957– )

30 min | Action, War

8.6
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Documentary dramatic anthology about the U.S. Navy's submarine fleet. All stories were based on fact and the realism was heightened by actual use of combat footage from the files of the ... See full summary »

Stars: Thomas M. Dykers, Eric Morris, Robert Knapp, Ron Foster

Votes: 60

24. You Are There (1953–1971)

30 min | Drama, History

8.6
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Walter Cronkite hosted the reenactments of historical events. Shows included "The Landing of the Hindenburg", "The Salem Witchcraft Trials", "The Gettysburg Address", "The Fall of Troy", and "The Scuttling of the Graf Spee".

Stars: Walter Cronkite, Paul Birch, Todd Hunter, E.G. Marshall

Votes: 94

25. The Whistler (1954– )

30 min | Mystery

8.6
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Stars: William Forman, Danni Sue Nolan, Arthur Franz, Dorothy Green

Votes: 17

26. Lawman (1958–1962)
Episode: Change of Venue (1962)

30 min | Western

8.6
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Barron Shaw's trial for murder and robbery is being moved out of Laramie on the stage. The townspeople protest this change but Troop has some unexpected company on the road ahead and sitting right next to him as well.

Writer: Mark Rodgers | Director: Richard C. Sarafian | Stars: John Russell, Peter Brown, Philip Carey, Jan Shepard

Votes: 9

27. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: Hack Prine (1956)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

8.6
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Far from Dodge and without a horse Matt Dillon still manages to bring in Lee Trimble...a man wanted for murder. Lee's brother Dolph swears that he'll get him out. Meanwhile, an old friend ... See full summary »

Writer: John Meston | Director: Charles Marquis Warren | Stars: James Arness, Dennis Weaver, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake

Votes: 67

28. The Virginian (1962–1971)
Episode: Jacob Was a Plain Man (1966)

TV-PG | 73 min | Western

8.6
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Jake who can't hear or speak runs after he accidentally kills a man in a bar. He lands at Shiloh where his hard work results in a job. Stacey seeing Jake can't express himself decides to teach him to read and write but puts him in danger.

Writers: Eric Bercovici, Owen Wister | Director: Don McDougall | Stars: Charles Bickford, Doug McClure, Don Quine, Sara Lane

Votes: 10

29. Lassie (1954–1974)
Episode: The Christmas Story (1958)

30 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

8.6
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While the Martin's are Christmas shopping in Capital City, Lassie runs into traffic and is hit by a car. The specialist to do the surgery has gone to Lafayette for Christmas. A bunch of children and their pets start a prayer watch.

Writers: Eric Knight, Monroe Manning, Rose Mathias, Alan Woods | Director: George Archainbaud | Stars: Anne Barton, Larry J. Blake, George Chandler, Lassie the Dog

Votes: 9

30. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: There Was Never a Horse (1959)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

8.6
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Gunman Kin Creed arrives in Dodge determined to enhance his reputation by outdrawing Matt in a gunfight. He goes to great lengths to force Matt into a confrontation and is able to wound him, but it proves to be a pyrrhic victory.

Writer: John Meston | Director: Andrew V. McLaglen | Stars: James Arness, Dennis Weaver, Amanda Blake, Jack Lambert

Votes: 40

31. The Dick Powell Theatre (1961–1963)
Episode: Up Jumped the Devil (1961)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.6
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When ambitious executive Jack Farmer hits a winning streak with his compulsive gambling, he decides to use the money entrusted to him at work by his boss.

Writer: Frank D. Gilroy | Director: Otto Lang | Stars: Dick Powell, Hugh O'Brian, Otto Kruger, Josephine Hutchinson

Votes: 8

32. Sunset Boulevard (1950)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance

8.5
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A hack screenwriter writes a screenplay for a former silent-film star who has faded into Hollywood obscurity.

Writers: Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder, D.M. Marshman Jr. | Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim, Nancy Olson

Votes: 139,017

33. 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: 1,514

34. 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: 134

35. State Trooper (1956– )

30 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

8.5
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Rod Blake, a State Trooper is an officer of the Nevada Department of Public Safety. The setting is in the 1950s American West.

Stars: Rod Cameron, Robert Armstrong, Don Haggerty, Paul Stader

Votes: 51

36. Hey, Jeannie! (1956–1957)

30 min | Comedy

8.5
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Jeannie MacLennan, a cheerful and carefree Scottish woman, arrives in New York without a job or knowing anyone. Cabbie Al Murray is one of the first people she meets and he agrees to ... See full summary »

Creator: Charles Isaacs | Stars: Jeannie Carson, Allen Jenkins, Jane Dulo, Jack Kirkwood

Votes: 21

37. Here's Lucy (1968–1974)
Episode: Lucy Fights the System (1974)

30 min | Comedy

8.5
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When Mary, a middle aged waitress, is fired solely based on her age, Lucy and Kim scheme to prove that age and experience are an asset to the restaurant manager who is having a mid life crisis.

Creators: Milt Josefsberg, Ray Singer | Director: Jack Donohue | Stars: Lucille Ball, Gale Gordon, Lucie Arnaz, Mary Treen

Votes: 13

38. Lawman (1958–1962)
Episode: Riding Shotgun (1959)

30 min | Western

8.5
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Troop befriends a convict he jailed. When the driver of the stage he's riding shotgun on is killed, talk is he's picked up his old ways with the old gang. With a posse on the hunt for them, the gang figures they can pick the town clean.

Writers: William F. Leicester, Kenneth Perkins | Director: Alan Crosland Jr. | Stars: John Russell, Peter Brown, Allen Case, Paul Fix

Votes: 6

39. The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.4
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The misadventures of a TV writer both at work and at home.

Creator: Carl Reiner | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam

Votes: 5,807

40. 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: 811

41. December Bride (1954–1959)

30 min | Comedy

8.4
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Charming and wise Lily Ruskin lives with her daughter and son-in- law who, along with her close friend Hilda Crocker, are always trying to find suitable older marriageable companionship for... See full summary »

Creator: Parke Levy | Stars: Spring Byington, Frances Rafferty, Dean Miller, Harry Morgan

Votes: 122

42. Colt .45 (1957–1960)

30 min | Western

8.4
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Christopher Colt was apparently a gun salesman but was in fact a government agent tracking down notorious bad guys. His cousin Sam took the lead when the studio had contract disputes with the original star.

Stars: Wayde Preston, Kenneth MacDonald, Donald May, Don 'Red' Barry

Votes: 54

43. Wide Country (1962–1963)

60 min | Drama, Sport, Western

8.4
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Mitch Guthrie is a champion bronco rider in the rodeo who tries to keep his kid brother, Andy, from pursuing the same life.

Stars: Earl Holliman, Andrew Prine, Slim Pickens, Ray Teal

Votes: 36

44. Coronado 9 (1960– )

30 min | Crime

8.4
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A former Naval intelligence officer works as a private detective in San Diego, California.

Stars: Rod Cameron, Vaughn Taylor, Sue Ane Langdon, Walter Reed

Votes: 35

45. Hazel (1961–1966)
Episode: George's Niece (1961)

Comedy

8.4
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When Hazel plays matchmaker between George's niece and her own nephew, George's sister doesn't like it one bit.

Creator: Ted Key | Director: William D. Russell | Stars: Shirley Booth, Don DeFore, Whitney Blake, Bobby Buntrock

Votes: 21

46. The Lone Ranger (1949–1957)
Episode: Mr. Trouble (1951)

23 min | Western

8.4
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The Lone Ranger and Tonto come across a railway gang thats been attacked. What appears on the surface to be an Indian raid quickly appears to be far more complex and dangerous.

Writers: Tom Dougall, Herb Meadow | Stars: Clayton Moore, Jay Silverheels, Robert Rockwell, Larry J. Blake

Votes: 13

47. Kung Fu (1972–1975)
Episode: The Garments of Rage (1974)

51 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

8.4
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Disciple opposes master when Caine (DAVID CARRADINE) takes a stand against a renegade Shaolin priest (JAMES SHIGETA) terrorizing a railroad company in America to avenge his nephew's death.

Creators: Ed Spielman, Herman Miller | Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: David Carradine, James Shigeta, James Olson, Philip Ahn

Votes: 28

48. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1992)
Episode: The Whiz Kid and the Mystery at Riverton: Part 1 (1974)

Unrated | 60 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.4
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Writers: Herman Groves, Clifford B. Hicks | Director: Tom Leetch | Stars: Eric Shea, Clay O'Brien, Kim Richards, Edward Andrews

Votes: 5

49. Topper (1953–1955)

30 min | Fantasy, Comedy

8.3
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This series was about a somewhat grumpy and uptight banker, Cosmo Topper, and the ghosts which only he could see or hear, George and Marion Kerby. The Kerbys would often try to get Cosmo to... See full summary »

Stars: Anne Jeffreys, Robert Sterling, Leo G. Carroll, Buck

Votes: 278

50. Yancy Derringer (1958–1959)

30 min | Action, Western, Adventure

8.3
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Yancy Derringer, an ex-Confederate soldier turned gambler, was a suave lady's man in New Orleans, Louisiana. In reality, he was working for John Colton, the civil administrator of the city.... See full summary »

Creators: Richard Sale, Mary Loos | Stars: Jock Mahoney, X Brands, Kevin Hagen, Frances Bergen

Votes: 144