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1. Alice (1976–1985)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

6.9
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A greasy-spoon diner in Phoenix, Arizona is the setting for this long-running series. The title character, Alice Hyatt, is an aspiring singer who arrives in Phoenix with her teenaged son, ... See full summary »

Stars: Linda Lavin, Beth Howland, Vic Tayback, Philip McKeon

2. Mister Ed (1958–1966)

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

7.2
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Mister Ed is a horse who is owned by Wilbur Post. Mister Ed is not just any horse, he talks to Wilbur! But this gets Wilbur in all kinds of trouble because Mister Ed won't talk to anyone ... See full summary »

Creator: Walter Brooks | Stars: Allan Lane, Alan Young, Connie Hines, Mister Ed

3. Fame (1982–1987)

60 min | Drama, Music, Musical

6.8
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The stories of the students and faculty of the New York City High School for the Performing Arts.

Creator: Christopher Gore | Stars: Debbie Allen, Carlo Imperato, Gene Anthony Ray, Albert Hague

4. Today (1952– )

240 min | News, Talk-Show

5.3
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A daily live broadcast provides current domestic and international news, weather reports and interviews with news-makers from the worlds of politics, business, media, entertainment and sports.

Creator: Sylvester L. Weaver Jr. | Stars: Katie Couric, Matt Lauer, Natalie Morales, Al Roker

5. Here's Lucy (1968–1974)

30 min | Comedy

7.1
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Lucy Carter, a widow with two teen children, takes a job as a secretary for her stuffy brother-in-law.

Stars: Lucille Ball, Gale Gordon, Lucie Arnaz, Desi Arnaz Jr.

6. Good Morning America (1975– )

120 min | News, Talk-Show

5.3
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ABC's "Good Morning America" presents the News and Information Source of the day's topics and journalism. The 1st Co-Host Team of David Hartman & Nancy Dussault, 2nd was Sandy Hill, 3rd was... See full summary »

Stars: Lara Spencer, Ginger Zee, Bianna Golodryga, Ron Claiborne

7. The Lucy Show (1962–1968)

30 min | Comedy

7.4
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The wacky misadventures of a forever scheming woman, her reluctant best friend and her cantankerous boss.

Stars: Lucille Ball, Gale Gordon, Vivian Vance, Jimmy Garrett

8. What's My Line? (1950–1967)

30 min | Comedy, Family, Game-Show

8.8
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Contestants with unusual occupations were interviewed by the panelists. Only questions that could be answered with a "yes" or "no" were allowed. At the conclusion of the questioning, the ... See full summary »

Stars: John Daly, Arlene Francis, Bennett Cerf, Dorothy Kilgallen

9. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)

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

8.6
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Kermit the Frog and his friends struggle to put on a weekly variety show.

Creator: Jim Henson | Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz

10. Live with Kelly and Michael (1988– )

60 min | Talk-Show

5.0
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This popular and long-running morning talk show owes much of its success to the chemistry between its two hosts, Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa. Although the format is not significantly ... See full summary »

Stars: Kelly Ripa, Michael Strahan, Regis Philbin, Kathie Lee Gifford

11. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1978)

PG | 113 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

3.8
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Small town band hits it big, but they must battle a nefarious plot in the music industry.

Writer: Henry Edwards | Director: Michael Schultz | Stars: Peter Frampton, Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb

12. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)

105 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

8.5
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Host Johnny Carson performs comedy routines and chats with various celebrities.

Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Bob Hope, Skitch Henderson

13. Biography (1987– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.0
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The life stories of various historical figures and celebrities are told.

Creator: Agnes Nixon | Stars: Jack Perkins, Peter Graves, Harry Smith, Roddy McDowall

14. The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (1950–1958)

30 min | Comedy

8.7
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Neighbor Blanche Morton frequently joins Gracie in escapades which annoy hubby Harry and provide George with an opportunity to offer a humorous soliloquy.

Stars: George Burns, Gracie Allen, Bea Benaderet, Harry von Zell

15. Ellery Queen (1975–1976)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Family

8.4
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The son of a police detective solves baffling crimes.

Stars: Jim Hutton, David Wayne, Tom Reese, John Hillerman

16. The Dean Martin Show (1965–1974)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Music

8.5
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Dean Martin hosts with several different celebrities that have several sketches of improv that breaks down comedy, race, and sex all at of the same time.

Stars: Dean Martin, Sandahl Bergman, Dom DeLuise, Bob Newhart

17. Oh, God! (1977)

PG | 98 min | Comedy, Fantasy

6.5
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When God appears to an assistant grocery manager as a good natured old man, the Almighty selects him as his messenger for the modern world.

Writers: Larry Gelbart, Avery Corman | Director: Carl Reiner | Stars: John Denver, George Burns, Teri Garr, Donald Pleasence

18. The Ed Sullivan Show (1948–1971)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Music

7.8
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The classic prime time variety show most famous for its vaudeville acts and its rock music performances.

Stars: Ed Sullivan, Johnny Wayne, Frank Shuster, Jack Carter

19. The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)

30 min | Comedy

8.7
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The comic misadventures of the skinflint comedian and his friends.

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

20. Late Night with David Letterman (1982–1993)

60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.5
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David Letterman hosted this popular late-night comedy/talk-show. Often, Dave would go on location or to the phone lines to play pranks. Some famous features of the show include the "Top Ten... See full summary »

Stars: David Letterman, Paul Shaffer, Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Elliott

21. 18 Again! (1988)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Fantasy

5.6
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Jack Watson is celebrating his 81st birthday. He is a charismatic, successful patriarch who still enjoys life. He makes a wish that he could be 18 again. Later he is living it up with his ... See full summary »

Writers: Josh Goldstein, Jonathan Prince | Director: Paul Flaherty | Stars: Charlie Schlatter, George Burns, Tony Roberts, Anita Morris

22. Radioland Murders (1994)

PG | 108 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.2
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In 1939, WBN, a fourth radio network, is about to take to America's airwaves. As if the confusion of the premiere night wasn't enough, Penny Henderson, the owner's secretary, must deal with... See full summary »

Writers: George Lucas, Willard Huyck, Gloria Katz, Jeff Reno, Ron Osborn | Director: Mel Smith | Stars: Brian Benben, Mary Stuart Masterson, Ned Beatty, George Burns

23. The Sunshine Boys (I) (1975)

PG | 111 min | Comedy

7.2
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A vaudeville duo agree to reunite for a TV special, but it turns out that they can't stand each other.

Writer: Neil Simon | Director: Herbert Ross | Stars: Walter Matthau, George Burns, Richard Benjamin, Lee Meredith

24. The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour (1971–1974)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Music

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Creator: Chris Bearde | Stars: Sonny Bono, Cher, Ted Zeigler, Peter Cullen

25. The Golden Palace (1992–1993)

30 min | Comedy

7.0
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While Dorothy got married again, Blanche, Rose and Sophia opened a hotel, called The Golden Palace.

Stars: Betty White, Rue McClanahan, Estelle Getty, Don Cheadle

26. Phenom (1993–1994)

30 min | Comedy

7.2
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A young tennis pro (Angela Goethals) must struggle with the challenges of life, along with her single mother (Judith Light), her bratty little sister (Ashley Johnson), her insecure brother (... See full summary »

Creators: Dick Blasucci, Marc Flanagan, Sam Simon | Stars: Judith Light, Angela Goethals, Ashley Johnson, Todd Louiso

27. The Bob Cummings Show (1955–1959)

30 min | Comedy

7.9
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The romantic misadventures of Bob Collins, a suave, sophisticated bachelor and photographer operating in Hollywood, California. The show centers around his womanizing ways with his models, and his sister's attempts to make him settle down.

Stars: Robert Cummings, Ann B. Davis, Rosemary DeCamp, Dwayne Hickman

28. The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (1967–1970)

60 min | Comedy

8.4
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The Smothers Brothers host a comedy variety that would become notorious for its topical satirical humor.

Stars: Tom Smothers, Dick Smothers, Pat Paulsen, Peter Cullen

29. General Electric Theater (1953–1962)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

5.9
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An American anthology series, with a new Episode and different Actors each week. Hosted by Ronald Reagan the series was sponsored by General Electric's Department of Public Relations.

Stars: Ronald Reagan, Edgar Buchanan, Lee Marvin, Nora Marlowe

30. The Danny Kaye Show (1963–1967)

60 min | Comedy, Music

7.8
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Primary focus on the multi-talented Kaye - singing and dancing his way through comedy skits and monologues - assisted by semi-regular guests, singers, dancers and orchestra.

Stars: Danny Kaye, Harvey Korman, Joyce Van Patten, The Tony Charmoli Dancers

31. The Hollywood Palace (1964–1970)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Family, Music

8.5
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Various guest hosts present a musical variety show.

Stars: Bing Crosby, Milton Berle, Jimmy Durante, Sid Caesar

32. The Jackie Gleason Show (1952–1959)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy

8.8
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Stars: Jack Lescoulie, The June Taylor Dancers, Jackie Gleason, Art Carney

33. This Is Your Life (1952–1961)

30 min | Biography, Family, Reality-TV

7.8
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Each week, an unsuspecting celebrity would be lured by some ruse to a location near the studio. The celebrity would then be surprised with the news that they are to be the featured guest. ... See full summary »

Stars: Ralph Edwards, Jack Benny, Penny Singleton, Axel Gruenberg

34. Oh, God! Book II (1980)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Fantasy

5.0
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God asks a young girl to help spread his word and influence with a slogan.

Writers: Josh Greenfeld, Hal Goldman, Fred S. Fox, Seaman Jacobs, Melissa Miller, Avery Corman | Director: Gilbert Cates | Stars: George Burns, Suzanne Pleshette, David Birney, Louanne

35. Oh, God! You Devil (1984)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Fantasy

5.2
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George Burns is back as God, but oops, here he is as Satan, too. A young rock star is ready to sell his soul to Satan, and Satan is all too happy to oblige. Oops! Seems the fellow was ... See full summary »

Writers: Andrew Bergman, Avery Corman | Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: George Burns, Ted Wass, Ron Silver, Roxanne Hart

36. Just You and Me, Kid (1979)

PG | 93 min | Comedy

5.9
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George Burns stars as a former vaudevillian who befriends a young runaway, played by 14-year old Brooke Shields, who is being chased by drug dealers.

Writers: Oliver Hailey, Leonard Stern, Tom Lazarus | Director: Leonard Stern | Stars: George Burns, Brooke Shields, Burl Ives, Ray Bolger

37. Climax! (1954–1958)

60 min | Drama

7.4
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This was an anthology series that presented a different story and different set of characters on each episode. It ran from 1954 to 1958 and featured Casino Royale of James Bond fame that lead to a feature film of the same name.

Stars: William Lundigan, Art Gilmore, Harry Townes, Michael Rennie

38. The Jack Paar Tonight Show (1957–1962)

105 min | Comedy, Family, Talk-Show

8.5
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Stars: Hugh Downs, Jose Melis, Jack Paar, Cliff Arquette

39. The Merv Griffin Show (1962–1986)

60 min | Comedy, Family, Music

6.7
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Stars: Merv Griffin, Arthur Treacher, Milt Kamen, Hermione Gingold

40. A Damsel in Distress (1937)

Approved | 101 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.0
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Lady Alyce Marshmorton must marry soon, and the staff of Tottney Castle have laid bets on who she'll choose, with young Albert wagering on "Mr. X." After Alyce goes to London to meet a beau... See full summary »

Writers: P.G. Wodehouse, Ernest Pagano, S.K. Lauren | Director: George Stevens | Stars: Fred Astaire, George Burns, Gracie Allen, Joan Fontaine

41. Going in Style (1979)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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Three friends who are living on the dole decide to organize a bank robbery.

Writers: Edward Cannon, Martin Brest | Director: Martin Brest | Stars: George Burns, Art Carney, Lee Strasberg, Charles Hallahan

42. The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (1956–1963)

60 min | Music

8.7
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Dinah hosted this hour-long weekly for seven years. It featured Dinah and guest stars in a variety of songs, skits, production numbers. Also featured: her "See the USA in your Chevrolet" ... See full summary »

Stars: Dinah Shore, Janet Blair, Roy Rogers, John Raitt

43. Movie Movie (1978)

PG | 105 min | Comedy, Musical

6.6
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Three movie genres of the 1930s, boxing films, WWI aviation dramas, and backstage Broadway musicals, are satirized using the same cast.

Writers: Larry Gelbart, Sheldon Keller | Director: Stanley Donen | Stars: George C. Scott, Trish Van Devere, Red Buttons, Eli Wallach

44. The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Frank Sinatra (1978 TV Special)

100 min | Comedy

7.9
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Wonderful funny contribution from Red Buttons. Kinda leaves you feeling two things. Almost all of these acting/comedic legends have passed and this sort of unbridled humour is no more

Writers: Harry Crane, Bill Box, Larry Markes, Stan Dreben, Howard Albrecht, Wol Weinstein, Martin Ragaway, Arthur Phillips, Mel Chase, Robert L. Mills | Director: Greg Garrison | Stars: Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Ronald Reagan, Gene Kelly

45. The Jackie Gleason Show (1966–1970)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Musical

8.2
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Mr. Gleason's last weekly variety series, which alternated between regular variety hours with big name guest stars and musical remakes of old "Honeymooners" sketches.

Stars: Jackie Gleason, Johnny Olson, The June Taylor Dancers, Sammy Spear and His Orchestra

46. This Is Your Life (1955–2003)

30 min | Documentary, Biography

7.7
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Creator: Ralph Edwards | Stars: Eamonn Andrews, Ralph Edwards, John Mills, Hattie Jacques

47. The Solid Gold Cadillac (1956)

Approved | 99 min | Comedy, Romance

7.6
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A minority stockholder takes on the crooked board of directors at a billion dollar corporation.

Writers: Abe Burrows, George S. Kaufman, Howard Teichmann | Director: Richard Quine | Stars: Judy Holliday, John Williams, Paul Douglas, Fred Clark

48. The Arsenio Hall Show (1989–1994)

60 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

6.3
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Arsenio Hall hosts this hip, late-night talk show.

Stars: Arsenio Hall, Burton Richardson, Sinbad, Barry Manilow

49. The Bob Hope Show (1952– )

60 min | Comedy, Family

6.3
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Stars: Bob Hope, Les Brown, Jerry Colonna, Janis Paige

50. Startime (I) (1959–1961)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

5.8
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Stars: Dean Martin, Marian Anderson, Alice Backes, Polly Bergen