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1. 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: 35,279

2. Dr. Kildare (1961–1966)
Episode: The Administrator (1962)

60 min | Drama

8.9
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The hospital administrator, already unpopular with much of the staff, makes things worse by firing an employee he suspects of stealing equipment. Meanwhile, his marriage is also on the ... See full summary »

Writer: Andy Lewis | Director: Paul Stanley | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Raymond Massey, Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Malone

Votes: 8

3. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)

25 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.7
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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: 6,150

4. Here's Hollywood (1960–1962)

30 min

8.7
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Hollywood celebrities are interviewed, often at their homes.

Stars: Dean Miller, Helen O'Connell, Jack Linkletter, Joanne Jordan

Votes: 64

5. National Velvet (1960– )

30 min | Adventure, Drama

8.7
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Velvet Brown lives on a dairy farm with her parents Martha and Herbert, an ex-jockey, Mi Taylor, her brother Donald and her sister Edwina. Teddy is Edwina's boyfriend. Velvet owns a ... See full summary »

Stars: Lori Martin, Ann Doran, James McCallion, Arthur Space

Votes: 68

6. Have Gun - Will Travel (1957–1963)

Approved | 25 min | Western

8.6
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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: 1,276

7. Thriller (1960–1962)

49 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

8.5
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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: 720

8. Trackdown (1957–1959)

30 min | Action, Western

8.5
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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: 73

9. Telephone Time (1956–1958)

30 min | Drama

8.5
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Between 1956 and September 1957, this filmed show featured plays by John Nesbitt, the host of the show. Starting in September 1957, plays by other authors were presented.

Stars: John Nesbitt, Frank Baxter, Maurice Marsac, Florenz Ames

Votes: 78

10. The Rifleman (1958–1963)

30 min | Family, Western

8.4
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The adventures of a Wild West rancher who wields a customized rapid fire Winchester rifle.

Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Joe Benson

Votes: 1,749

11. Stoney Burke (1962–1963)

60 min | Drama, Sport, Western

8.4
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Stoney Burke is a rodeo rider who wants to win the Golden Buckle, the award to the world's champion saddle bronco rider. He didn't win it but he encountered a considerable amount of ... See full summary »

Stars: Jack Lord, Warren Oates, Robert Dowdell, Bill Hart

Votes: 95

12. Vacation Playhouse (1963–1967)

30 min | Drama, Comedy, Crime

8.4
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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: 21

13. Something for a Lonely Man (1968 TV Movie)

120 min | Western

8.4
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The blacksmith of a small western town finds himself an outcast. He had led the townspeople west in hopes of starting a new life, only to find the town that they founded is to be bypassed by the railroad.

Writers: John Fante, Frank Fenton | Director: Don Taylor | Stars: Dan Blocker, Susan Clark, John Dehner, Warren Oates

Votes: 74

14. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)

30 min | Comedy, Family

8.3
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Widower Sheriff Andy and his son Opie live with Andy's Aunt Bee in Mayberry NC. With virtually no crimes to solve, most of Andy's time is spent philosophizing and calming down his cousin Deputy Barney.

Creators: Sheldon Leonard, Danny Thomas | Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Frances Bavier

Votes: 7,175

15. Wanted: Dead or Alive (1958–1961)

Approved | 30 min | Western

8.3
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A Civil War veteran with a sawed-off rifle as a holstered weapon makes a living as a bounty hunter in the Wild West of the 1870s.

Stars: Steve McQueen, Wright King, Olan Soule, Mort Mills

Votes: 952

16. Maverick (1957–1962)

60 min | Comedy, Western

8.3
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Bret and Bart Maverick (and in later seasons, their English cousin, Beau) are well dressed gamblers who migrate from town to town always looking for a good game. Poker (5 card draw) is ... See full summary »

Creator: Roy Huggins | Stars: Jack Kelly, James Garner, Roger Moore, Lane Chandler

Votes: 1,291

17. Stagecoach West (1960–1961)

60 min | Western

8.3
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Luke Perry and Simon Kane run a stagecoach line in the Old West, where they come across a wide variety of killers, robbers and ladies in distress. They are accompanied by Simon's young son ... See full summary »

Stars: Wayne Rogers, Robert Bray, Richard Eyer, James Burke

Votes: 56

18. Waterfront (1954–1956)

30 min | Adventure

8.3
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John Herrick was the captain of the tug "Cheryl Ann" in Los Angeles harbor. His family consisted of wife May, police detective son Jim, and the crew of the tug, his son Carl, Tip and Willie... See full summary »

Stars: Preston Foster, Douglas Dick, Lois Moran, Willie Best

Votes: 53

19. The Barbara Stanwyck Show (1960– )

30 min | Drama

8.3
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An anthology series usually starring Miss Stanwyck with her character either facing difficulties or overcoming peril. Several of the episodes were pilots, none of them turned into series.

Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Ralph Bellamy, Charles Bickford, Stephen McNally

Votes: 83

20. The Ford Television Theatre (1952–1957)

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

8.3
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The show started in New York with Broadway actors. It then moved to Hollywood where Hollywood actors headed the cast.

Stars: Philip Carey, Willis Bouchey, Laraine Day, Thomas Mitchell

Votes: 91

21. Wide Country (1962–1963)

60 min | Drama, Sport, Western

8.3
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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

22. Cavalcade of America (1952–1957)

60 min | Drama

8.3
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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: 45

23. Petticoat Junction (1963–1970)
Episode: Cannonball Christmas (1963)

26 min | Comedy

8.3
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The Bradleys, Sam Drucker, Herby, Charlie and Floyd are decorating the Cannonball for it's annual Christmas Eve trip of caroling, gift-giving and merriment around the valley, but Homer ... See full summary »

Creator: Paul Henning | Director: Guy Scarpitta | Stars: Bea Benaderet, Edgar Buchanan, Jeannine Riley, Pat Woodell

Votes: 18

24. Perry Mason (1957–1966)
Episode: The Case of the Lurid Letter (1962)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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On vacation Perry takes the case of Jane Wardman who befriends him. She is a high school teacher and widow accused of inappropriate behavior with some of her senior male students. After a murder of a local bar owner, the focus is on her.

Writers: Erle Stanley Gardner, Jonathan Latimer, Judson Philips | Director: Arthur Marks | Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, Ray Collins

Votes: 67

25. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: The Second Witness (1959)

30 min | Family, Western

8.3
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As the second witness of a murder, Lucas is asked to travel to another town to testify at the accused man's trial. The catch is, the only other witness has been murdered and his killer has not been identified.

Writers: Judy George, George W. George | Director: Lewis Allen | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Michael Pate

Votes: 32

26. Perry Mason (1957–1966)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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A master defense attorney handles difficult criminal cases for his accused clients.

Creator: Erle Stanley Gardner | Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, Ray Collins

Votes: 2,725

27. Lawman (1958–1962)

30 min | Western

8.2
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Lawman is the story of Marshal Dan Troop of Laramie, Wyoming and his deputy Johnny McKay, an orphan Troop took under his wing. In the second season Lily Merrill opens The Birdcage Saloon ... See full summary »

Stars: John Russell, Peter Brown, Peggie Castle, Emile Avery

Votes: 339

28. Schlitz Playhouse (1951–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.2
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Add a Plot

Stars: James Mason, Irene Dunne, John Doucette, Hayden Rorke

Votes: 131

29. Petticoat Junction (1963–1970)
Episode: Betty Jo's Dog (1964)

25 min | Comedy

8.2
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Betty Jo finds a dog who follows her everywhere.

Creator: Paul Henning | Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: Bea Benaderet, Edgar Buchanan, Jeannine Riley, Pat Woodell

Votes: 9

30. Petticoat Junction (1963–1970)
Episode: Dear Minerva (1965)

30 min | Comedy

8.2
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Sam has introduced a new column in the newspaper: an advice column called Dear Minerva, with Sam secretly being said Minerva. Kate thinks the advice Sam is doling out is all wrong and comes... See full summary »

Creator: Paul Henning | Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: Bea Benaderet, Edgar Buchanan, Linda Henning, Lori Saunders

Votes: 9

31. The Deputy (1959–1961)
Episode: Man of Peace (1959)

30 min | Western

8.2
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When two wagons full of repeating rifles are stolen by an Apache raiding party, Marshal Fry decides that the problem is more than his small staff can handle and sends for the Army. Clay is ... See full summary »

Creators: Roland Kibbee, Norman Lear | Director: Frank Arrigo | Stars: Henry Fonda, Allen Case, Betty Lou Keim, Edgar Buchanan

Votes: 6

32. Wanted: Dead or Alive (1958–1961)
Episode: Railroaded (1959)

Approved | 25 min | Western

8.2
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When a young runaway is framed for killing a Pinkerton agent, Randall turns detective to uncover the real killer. He learns there has been a series of murders on the railroad and there is a $200 reward for anyone killing an agent.

Writers: D.D. Beauchamp, Mary M. Beauchamp | Director: Thomas Carr | Stars: Steve McQueen, Edgar Buchanan, Buzz Martin, Mort Mills

Votes: 44

33. Laramie (1959–1963)
Episode: Saddle and Spur (1960)

60 min | Western

8.2
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The cattle market is depressed which forces Slim Sherman and Jess Harper to hit the trail looking for a better place to sell cattle. The town of Agate is the middle of brewing range war ... See full summary »

Writer: Sherman Vincent Harper | Director: Thomas Carr | Stars: John Smith, Hoagy Carmichael, Robert Crawford Jr., Robert Fuller

Votes: 6

34. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: The Trade (1959)

30 min | Family, Western

8.2
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Lucas McCain is surprise when someone he once worked with, Sam Morley, shows up at the ranch. Lucas thought Morley had died but it turns out he's a wanted man and wants Lucas to do him a ... See full summary »

Writer: David Lang | Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Paul Richards

Votes: 30

35. I've Got a Secret (1952–1967)

TV-G | 30 min | Family, Game-Show

8.1
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"I've Got a Secret" debuted on the heels of the successful "What's My Line?" Though "Secret" had somewhat similar rules, there were other elements that gave the show its own distinctive ... See full summary »

Creators: Howard Merrill, Allan Sherman | Stars: Henry Morgan, Bill Cullen, Betsy Palmer, Bess Myerson

Votes: 239

36. The Gale Storm Show: Oh! Susanna (1956–1960)

30 min | Comedy

8.1
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An American sitcom series starring Gale Storm. The series is about a Susanna Pomery, a cruise director for an ocean liner traveling the world.

Creator: Lee Karson | Stars: Gale Storm, Zasu Pitts, Roy Roberts, James Fairfax

Votes: 102

37. Riverboat (1959–1961)

60 min | Adventure, Western

8.1
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Grey Holden wins a river boat in a poker game which he then captains,along with his crew, in various adventures along the Mississippi river. This action series is set in 19th century America.

Stars: Darren McGavin, Dick Wessel, Jack Lambert, Burt Reynolds

Votes: 101

38. Maverick (1957–1962)
Episode: Hadley's Hunters (1960)

60 min | Comedy, Western

8.1
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Bart is framed for several crimes by crooked Sheriff Hadley and his deputy, who force him to take part in their racket--hunting down and killing innocent men, then claiming they're outlaws ... See full summary »

Writers: William Henderson, Jeanne Nolan, Patrick Wallace | Director: Leslie H. Martinson | Stars: Jack Kelly, Edgar Buchanan, Robert J. Wilke, Andra Martin

Votes: 34

39. Maverick (1957–1962)
Episode: Island in the Swamp (1958)

60 min | Comedy, Western

8.1
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Bret's confined to a small isle settled by close-mouthed English immigrants who fear he's a spy or government agent. Bret, totally trussed up in a dinghy, floated up to their isolated dock,... See full summary »

Writer: Montgomery Pittman | Director: Montgomery Pittman | Stars: James Garner, Edgar Buchanan, Erin O'Brien, Arlene Howell

Votes: 31

40. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: The Angry Man (1959)

30 min | Family, Western

8.1
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Although his son has been seriously hurt in an accident, one of Lucas' neighboring ranchers refuses to let him have medical assistance, and because of that the boy may well die.

Writer: Arthur Browne Jr. | Director: Jerry Hopper | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Kim Charney, Fritz Ford

Votes: 32

41. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.0
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Marshal Matt Dillon keeps the peace in the rough and tumble Dodge City.

Creator: Charles Marquis Warren | Stars: James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis

Votes: 2,780

42. The Millionaire (1955–1960)

30 min | Drama

8.0
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In this hit 1950's TV series, a millionaire indulges himself giving away one million dollars apiece to persons that he has never met.

Stars: Marvin Miller, Paul Frees, Roy Gordon, Russ Conway

Votes: 274

43. Whirlybirds (1957–1960)

30 min | Adventure

8.0
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One hundred eleven episodes of this syndicated show were produced between 1956 and 1959, debuting in the US in January 1957. Chuck and P.T. own a helicopter company that is hired to perform... See full summary »

Creators: Art Napoleon, Jo Napoleon | Stars: Kenneth Tobey, Craig Hill, Nancy Hale, Sandra Spence

Votes: 162

44. Hopalong Cassidy (1952–1954)

60 min | Western, Crime

8.0
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Hopalong and his horse Topper catch bad guys with Red Connors for comic relief.

Stars: William Boyd, Topper the Horse, Edgar Buchanan, Andy Clyde

Votes: 144

45. Cimarron City (1958–1960)

60 min | Western

8.0
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Cimmaron City is booming due to oil and gold and hopes to become capital of the future state of Oklahoma. Matthew Rockford is the son of the city's founder; he's now mayor and a major cattle rancher. Sheriff Temple must keep law and order.

Stars: George Montgomery, John Smith, Audrey Totter, Dan Blocker

Votes: 65

46. Hopalong Cassidy (1952–1954)
Episode: 3-7-77 (1954)

Western, Crime

8.0
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Soon after Hoppy and Red arrive where the murderous outlaws operate with impunity and precision in lawless Canyon City to help sheriff Barnett the mark of the vigilante, 3-7-77, starts to appear at the locations of those Hoppy suspects.

Writers: Ande Lamb, Clarence E. Mulford | Director: George Archainbaud | Stars: William Boyd, Edgar Buchanan, James Anderson, James Seay

Votes: 7

47. Petticoat Junction (1963–1970)
Episode: A Tale of Two Dogs (1965)

26 min | Comedy

8.0
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Betty Jo is upset when she hears that Crabwell Corners claims the cutest dog in the area lives in their town. She says her dog is cuter. This leads to a dispute over which town owns the rights to a Spanish-American cannon.

Creator: Paul Henning | Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: Bea Benaderet, Edgar Buchanan, Jeannine Riley, Pat Woodell

Votes: 5

48. Hopalong Cassidy (1952–1954)
Episode: Black Waters (1952)

Western, Crime

8.0
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An Indian agent asks Hoppy to help persuade an Indian chief to reveal the location where crude oil can be found on the land's surface. The country will be opened to settlement and unless ... See full summary »

Writers: Clarence E. Mulford, Harrison Jacobs | Director: Thomas Carr | Stars: William Boyd, Edgar Buchanan, Rick Vallin, Marilyn Nash

Votes: 6

49. Leave It to Beaver (1957–1963)
Episode: Captain Jack (1957)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.0
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Wally and Beaver secretly order a Florida alligator from a comic book ad, planning to keep the creature in their bathtub. But when a tiny, baby alligator shows up in a shoebox instead of ... See full summary »

Creators: Joe Connelly, Bob Mosher | Director: Norman Tokar | Stars: Barbara Billingsley, Hugh Beaumont, Tony Dow, Jerry Mathers

Votes: 63

50. Maverick (1957–1962)
Episode: Easy Mark (1959)

60 min | Comedy, Western

8.0
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Bart, escaping his last poker game due to sore losers, runs into an heir to a railroad in the middle of the desert who just has two concerns: getting to a meeting by Friday and cross pollinating a delicate and rare cactus.

Writers: Jerry Davis, Jack Emanuel, Marion Parsonnet | Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Jack Kelly, Edgar Buchanan, Pippa Scott, Nita Talbot

Votes: 22