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1. thirtysomething (1987–1991)
Episode: Happy New Year (1990)

Drama, Romance

9.2
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A mysterious phone call changes the Steadmans' reminiscence-filled New Year's Eve party.

Creators: Marshall Herskovitz, Edward Zwick | Director: Victor Du Bois | Stars: Timothy Busfield, Polly Draper, Mel Harris, Peter Horton

2. thirtysomething (1987–1991)
Episode: Her Cup Runneth Over (1990)

Drama, Romance

9.2
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Jeffrey and his daughter come to live with Ellyn after his marriage breaks up and all threee of them face some rough times.

Creators: Marshall Herskovitz, Edward Zwick | Director: Timothy Busfield | Stars: Timothy Busfield, Polly Draper, Mel Harris, Peter Horton

3. thirtysomething (1987–1991)
Episode: Michael Writes a Story (1989)

Drama, Romance

9.2
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Michael takes a writing class, but the quality of his writing improves only after he deals with some other areas of his life.

Creators: Marshall Herskovitz, Edward Zwick | Director: Tom Moore | Stars: Timothy Busfield, Polly Draper, Mel Harris, Peter Horton

4. thirtysomething (1987–1991)
Episode: Mr. Right (1989)

Drama, Romance

9.2
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When Melissa uses a video dating service service to find the ideal date, she learns that the not-so-ideal date is the one she really wants.

Creators: Marshall Herskovitz, Edward Zwick | Director: Scott Winant | Stars: Corey Parker, Stephen Burleigh, Timothy Busfield, Susie Duff

5. thirtysomething (1987–1991)
Episode: New Job (1989)

Drama, Romance

9.2
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Hope competes with Michael's new job for his attention after the miscarriage of their baby.

Creators: Marshall Herskovitz, Edward Zwick | Director: Joshua Brand | Stars: Timothy Busfield, Polly Draper, Mel Harris, Peter Horton

6. thirtysomething (1987–1991)
Episode: New Parents (1989)

60 min | Drama, Romance

9.2
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Gary and Susannah confront issues surrounding their return to work and the care of their new baby.

Creators: Marshall Herskovitz, Edward Zwick | Director: Gary Sinise | Stars: Timothy Busfield, Polly Draper, Mel Harris, Peter Horton

7. thirtysomething (1987–1991)
Episode: Payment Due (1989)

Drama, Romance

9.2
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Ellyn is hospitalized for a bleeding ulcer and estranges her friends and lover.

Creators: Marshall Herskovitz, Edward Zwick | Director: Ron Lagomarsino | Stars: Timothy Busfield, Polly Draper, Mel Harris, Peter Horton

8. thirtysomething (1987–1991)
Episode: Pulling Away (1990)

Drama, Romance

9.2
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When Michael is promoted to Creative Director he doesn't know how to handle his new position and creates some tensions between himself and Elliot.

Creators: Marshall Herskovitz, Edward Zwick | Director: Rob Cohen | Stars: Timothy Busfield, Polly Draper, Mel Harris, Peter Horton

9. thirtysomething (1987–1991)
Episode: Samurai Ad Man (1990)

Drama, Romance

9.2
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Elliot and Michael secretly help Minnesota Brands take over DAA; Miles fights the move.

Creators: Marshall Herskovitz, Edward Zwick | Director: Joseph Dougherty | Stars: Timothy Busfield, Polly Draper, Mel Harris, Peter Horton

10. thirtysomething (1987–1991)
Episode: Second Look (1991)

60 min | Drama, Romance

9.2
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Nancy's upcoming surgery places great strain on her family and friends.

Creators: Marshall Herskovitz, Edward Zwick | Director: Ken Olin | Stars: Timothy Busfield, Polly Draper, Mel Harris, Peter Horton

11. thirtysomething (1987–1991)
Episode: The Difference Between Men and Women (1991)

Drama, Romance

9.2
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The men plan a bachelor party for Billy; the women try to think of something different for Ellyn.

Creators: Marshall Herskovitz, Edward Zwick | Director: Timothy Busfield | Stars: Timothy Busfield, Polly Draper, Mel Harris, Peter Horton

12. thirtysomething (1987–1991)
Episode: The Distance (1990)

Drama, Romance

9.2
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Susannah's New York job offer threatens her relationship with Gary; Ellyn ponders her relationship with Jeffrey.

Creators: Marshall Herskovitz, Edward Zwick | Director: Melanie Mayron | Stars: Timothy Busfield, Polly Draper, Mel Harris, Peter Horton

13. thirtysomething (1987–1991)
Episode: Trust Me (1989)

Drama, Romance

9.2
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Melissa and Gary contemplate having a baby together even though Michael, Ellyn and Hope are against.

Creators: Marshall Herskovitz, Edward Zwick | Director: Steven Robman | Stars: Timothy Busfield, Polly Draper, Mel Harris, Peter Horton

14. thirtysomething (1987–1991)
Episode: Arizona (1990)

Drama, Romance

9.1
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Michael and Hope visit her parents and are inspired to come to grips with their drifting relationship.

Creators: Marshall Herskovitz, Edward Zwick | Director: Edward Zwick | Stars: Timothy Busfield, Polly Draper, Mel Harris, Peter Horton

15. thirtysomething (1987–1991)
Episode: Born to Be Mild (1988)

Drama, Romance

9.1
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Ellyn and Woodman's weekend is ruined when they are forced to babysit Janey.

Creators: Marshall Herskovitz, Edward Zwick | Director: Ron Lagomarsino | Stars: Timothy Busfield, Polly Draper, Mel Harris, Peter Horton

16. thirtysomething (1987–1991)
Episode: Competition (1988)

Drama, Romance

9.1
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When an important client makes it clear that he prefers Elliot to Michael, Michael finds himself growing increasingly more envious of his partner.

Creators: Marshall Herskovitz, Edward Zwick | Director: Rob Cohen | Stars: Timothy Busfield, Polly Draper, Mel Harris, Peter Horton

17. thirtysomething (1987–1991)
Episode: Good Sex, Some Sex, What Sex, No Sex (1990)

Drama, Romance

9.1
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Melissa and Lee are experiencing a high point in their relationship, when things begin to unravel.

Creators: Marshall Herskovitz, Edward Zwick | Director: Scott Winant | Stars: Timothy Busfield, Polly Draper, Mel Harris, Peter Horton

18. thirtysomething (1987–1991)
Episode: I'm in Love, I'm in Love, I'm in Love, I'm in Love, I'm in Love with a Wonderful Gynecologist (1988)

60 min | Drama, Romance

9.1
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Competing for the attention of the same man jeopardizes the new found friendship between Ellyn and Melissa.

Creators: Marshall Herskovitz, Edward Zwick | Director: Scott Winant | Stars: Timothy Busfield, Polly Draper, Mel Harris, Peter Horton

19. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: In the Shadow of Two Gunmen: Part I (2000)

43 min | Drama

9.1
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The President is rushed to hospital following a shooting; staffers field questions on protection measures and executive authority. Flashbacks show how key staff members joined the Bartlet campaign.

Creator: Aaron Sorkin | Director: Thomas Schlamme | Stars: Rob Lowe, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney, Janel Moloney

20. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: In the Shadow of Two Gunmen: Part II (2000)

41 min | Drama

9.1
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A suspect in the presidential shooting is caught; staffers anxious await news on Bartlet and Josh's injuries; flashbacks show how C.J. and Donna joined Bartlet's campaign.

Creator: Aaron Sorkin | Director: Thomas Schlamme | Stars: Rob Lowe, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney, Janel Moloney

21. thirtysomething (1987–1991)
Episode: Life Class (1990)

Drama, Romance

9.1
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Nancy's constantly changing sexual feelings affect her marriage; Hope feels overwhelmed by two children.

Creators: Marshall Herskovitz, Edward Zwick | Director: Scott Winant | Stars: Timothy Busfield, Polly Draper, Mel Harris, Peter Horton

22. thirtysomething (1987–1991)
Episode: Michael's Campaign (1989)

Drama, Romance

9.1
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Michael and Elliot are working on a new account at DAA at the same time Hope is working with a group to protest a waste disposal plant being in the area.

Creators: Marshall Herskovitz, Edward Zwick | Director: Joseph Dougherty | Stars: Timothy Busfield, Polly Draper, Mel Harris, Peter Horton

23. thirtysomething (1987–1991)
Episode: Never Better (1990)

Drama, Romance

9.1
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After beginning an unlikely relationship with Gary, Ellyn is attracted to a former date.

Creators: Marshall Herskovitz, Edward Zwick | Director: Ann Lewis Hamilton | Stars: Timothy Busfield, Polly Draper, Mel Harris, Peter Horton

24. thirtysomething (1987–1991)
Episode: Once a Mermaid (1990)

Drama, Romance

9.1
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Ellyn restarts her affair with Richard, this time in earnest.

Creators: Marshall Herskovitz, Edward Zwick | Director: Ellen S. Pressman | Stars: Timothy Busfield, Polly Draper, Mel Harris, Peter Horton

25. thirtysomething (1987–1991)
Episode: Photo Opportunity (1990)

Drama, Romance

9.1
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Family and career demands pull Melissa in opposite directions; guests Phyllis Newman, Joe Maher.

Creators: Marshall Herskovitz, Edward Zwick | Director: Ellen S. Pressman | Stars: Timothy Busfield, Polly Draper, Mel Harris, Peter Horton

26. thirtysomething (1987–1991)
Episode: Strangers (1989)

Drama, Romance

9.1
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Melissa struggles with her love for a younger man and her embarassment over their age difference.

Creators: Marshall Herskovitz, Edward Zwick | Director: Peter O'Fallon | Stars: Timothy Busfield, Polly Draper, Mel Harris, Peter Horton

27. thirtysomething (1987–1991)
Episode: Tenure (1988)

Drama, Romance

9.1
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Gary evaluates the fate of his academic career as he undergoes tenure review at the college. Ellyn learns her building is going co-op, leaving her to decide whether to buy her apartment.

Creators: Marshall Herskovitz, Edward Zwick | Director: Kenneth Gilbert | Stars: Timothy Busfield, Polly Draper, Mel Harris, Peter Horton

28. Ed (2000–2004)
Episode: The New World (2001)

Comedy, Drama

9.1
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Creators: Jon Beckerman, Rob Burnett | Director: Sandy Smolan | Stars: Tom Cavanagh, Julie Bowen, Jana Marie Hupp, Josh Randall

29. thirtysomething (1987–1991)
Episode: The Parents Are Coming (1987)

60 min | Drama, Romance

9.1
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Everyone loves Hope's mother - except Hope who drives Michael and her friends crazy as she anticipates a visit from her parents.

Creators: Marshall Herskovitz, Edward Zwick | Director: Edward Zwick | Stars: Timothy Busfield, Polly Draper, Mel Harris, Peter Horton

30. thirtysomething (1987–1991)
Episode: Advanced Beginners (1991)

Drama, Romance

9.0
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The appearance of his ex complicates Ellyn and her new boyfriend's cohabitation.

Creators: Marshall Herskovitz, Edward Zwick | Director: Deborah Reinisch | Stars: Timothy Busfield, Polly Draper, Mel Harris, Peter Horton

31. thirtysomething (1987–1991)
Episode: Be a Good Girl (1989)

60 min | Drama, Romance

9.0
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Melissa discovers the controlling motivation behind her grandmother's love when she becomes heir to a used clothing store.

Creators: Marshall Herskovitz, Edward Zwick | Director: Richard Kramer | Stars: Timothy Busfield, Polly Draper, Mel Harris, Peter Horton

32. thirtysomething (1987–1991)
Episode: California (1991)

Drama, Romance

9.0
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After returning from California, Michael faces decisions that will affect his personal and professional lives.

Creators: Marshall Herskovitz, Edward Zwick | Director: Scott Winant | Stars: Timothy Busfield, Polly Draper, Mel Harris, Peter Horton

33. Ed (2000–2004)
Episode: Charity Cases (2001)

Comedy, Drama

9.0
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Creators: Jon Beckerman, Rob Burnett | Director: Adam Bernstein | Stars: Tom Cavanagh, Julie Bowen, Jana Marie Hupp, Josh Randall

34. Ed (2000–2004)
Episode: Closure (2001)

Comedy, Drama

9.0
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Creators: Jon Beckerman, Rob Burnett | Director: Melanie Mayron | Stars: Tom Cavanagh, Julie Bowen, Jana Marie Hupp, Josh Randall

35. thirtysomething (1987–1991)
Episode: Control (1990)

Drama, Romance

9.0
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A photography assignment brings Melissa and Miles together; Jeffrey and Ellyn look for an apartment.

Creators: Marshall Herskovitz, Edward Zwick | Director: Ellen S. Pressman | Stars: Timothy Busfield, Polly Draper, Mel Harris, Peter Horton

36. thirtysomething (1987–1991)
Episode: Deliverance (1989)

Drama, Romance

9.0
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The group discovers some things about themselves when the girls go camping and the men stay home with the children.

Creators: Marshall Herskovitz, Edward Zwick | Director: Peter Horton | Stars: Timothy Busfield, Polly Draper, Mel Harris, Peter Horton

37. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: In Excelsis Deo (1999)

Drama

9.0
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When a homeless veteran dies on the National Mall and his body remains uncollected for hours, Toby becomes fixated on getting him a proper burial.

Creator: Aaron Sorkin | Director: Alex Graves | Stars: Rob Lowe, Moira Kelly, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney

38. Ed (2000–2004)
Episode: Last Chance (2002)

Comedy, Drama

9.0
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Creators: Rob Burnett, Jon Beckerman | Director: Timothy Busfield | Stars: Tom Cavanagh, Julie Bowen, Jana Marie Hupp, Josh Randall

39. thirtysomething (1987–1991)
Episode: Melissa in Wonderland (1991)

Drama, Romance

9.0
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In Hollywood to photograph a TV star (Brooke Adams), Melissa gets caught in the bizarre machinations of television.

Creators: Marshall Herskovitz, Edward Zwick | Director: Ellen S. Pressman | Stars: Timothy Busfield, Polly Draper, Mel Harris, Peter Horton

40. thirtysomething (1987–1991)
Episode: Nancy's Mom (1989)

60 min | Drama, Romance

9.0
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Nancy's mom comes to visit and she and Elliot vie for Nancy's time, affection and future.

Creators: Marshall Herskovitz, Edward Zwick | Director: Ron Lagomarsino | Stars: Timothy Busfield, Polly Draper, Mel Harris, Peter Horton

41. thirtysomething (1987–1991)
Episode: Politics (1989)

Drama, Romance

9.0
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Michael and Elliot take a job working for a political candidate whose reputation is questionable.

Creators: Marshall Herskovitz, Edward Zwick | Director: Claudia Weill | Stars: Timothy Busfield, Polly Draper, Mel Harris, Peter Horton

42. Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (2006–2007)
Episode: The Christmas Show (2006)

Comedy, Drama

9.0
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Danny helps Jordan with her pregnancy--but what ulterior motives does he have? Meanwhile, Matt tries to put together a Christmas-themed show without being too L.A.-phony, and Harriet gets a movie offer that could advance her career.

Creator: Aaron Sorkin | Director: Daniel Attias | Stars: Matthew Perry, Amanda Peet, Bradley Whitford, Steven Weber

43. Ed (2000–2004)
Episode: The Movie (2003)

Comedy, Drama

9.0
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Creators: Rob Burnett, Jon Beckerman | Director: Timothy Busfield | Stars: Tom Cavanagh, Julie Bowen, Jana Marie Hupp, Josh Randall

44. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: What Kind of Day Has It Been (2000)

60 min | Drama

9.0
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A stealth fighter is shot down over Iraq, leading to Bartlet ordering a military rescue as Toby worries about his brother trapped on a space shuttle orbiting the Earth. CJ deals with the ... See full summary »

Creator: Aaron Sorkin | Director: Thomas Schlamme | Stars: Rob Lowe, Moira Kelly, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney

45. Ed (2000–2004)
Episode: Wheel of Justice (2002)

Comedy, Drama

9.0
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Creators: Rob Burnett, Jon Beckerman | Director: Mel Damski | Stars: Tom Cavanagh, Julie Bowen, Jana Marie Hupp, Josh Randall

46. Stuck in the Middle with You (2003 TV Movie)

Comedy

8.9
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Stars: Timothy Busfield, Bryan Cuprill, Keegan Holst, Ellary Porterfield

47. Ed (2000–2004)
Episode: Babysitting (2003)

Comedy, Drama

8.9
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Creators: Rob Burnett, Jon Beckerman | Director: Allison Liddi-Brown | Stars: Tom Cavanagh, Julie Bowen, Jana Marie Hupp, Josh Randall

48. thirtysomething (1987–1991)
Episode: Business as Usual (1988)

60 min | Drama, Romance

8.9
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Michael's hopes for a joyous reunion with his father are destroyed when he discovers the real reason for the visit.

Creators: Marshall Herskovitz, Edward Zwick | Director: Claudia Weill | Stars: Timothy Busfield, Polly Draper, Mel Harris, Peter Horton

49. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: Celestial Navigation (2000)

60 min | Drama

8.9
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In a lecture at Georgetown, Josh recalls the previous week at the White House, during which he replaced a dentally impaired C.J. in the press room and gave a memorably disastrous briefing, ... See full summary »

Creator: Aaron Sorkin | Director: Christopher Misiano | Stars: Rob Lowe, Moira Kelly, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney

50. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: Commencement (2003)

43 min | Drama

8.9
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The assassination of Shareef threatens to become public, the president speaks at Zoe's graduation, and the unthinkable happens.

Creator: Aaron Sorkin | Director: Alex Graves | Stars: Stockard Channing, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney, Joshua Malina