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1. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Ricky and Fred Are TV Fans (1953)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

9.0
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The girls get fed up with the boys watching the fights on television. They try to do something to distract them and end up getting arrested.

Writers: Bob Carroll Jr., Madelyn Davis, Jess Oppenheimer | Director: William Asher | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

2. Emergency! (1972–1979)
Episode: Virus (1972)

Not Rated | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

8.9
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A sick lady with a monkey provides the key to a mysterious, highly contagious, and deadly virus that strikes both Dr. Brackett and John Gage. Meanwhile, the firemen rescue a boy from a treehouse and a man from a scaffold.

Creators: Harold Jack Bloom, Robert A. Cinader | Director: Lawrence Dobkin | Stars: Robert Fuller, Julie London, Bobby Troup, Randolph Mantooth

3. Naked City (1958–1963)
Episode: Bringing Far Places Together (1963)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.8
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An immigrant from Puerto Rico finds that things are not better and in many ways worse since moving to NYC. The inability to speak English has lead to confusion, not being able to find a job... See full summary »

Writers: Howard Rodman, Nate Esformes | Director: Irvin Kershner | Stars: Paul Burke, Horace McMahon, Harry Bellaver, Alejandro Rey

4. Naked City (1958–1963)
Episode: C3H5(NO3)3 (1961)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.8
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A high school Chemistry teacher has an argument with his wife, gets drunk, decides to "blow her up" and in the school lab makes a nitroglycerin "bomb". After he has been missing for two ... See full summary »

Writer: Gilbert Ralston | Director: William A. Graham | Stars: Paul Burke, Horace McMahon, Harry Bellaver, Hume Cronyn

5. L.A. Law (1986–1994)
Episode: Good to the Last Drop (1991)

Drama

8.8
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While representing a couple suing a hospital that gave the woman an unnecessary hysterectomy, Victor rashly counsels the couple to refuse a settlement that would keep the hospital's ... See full summary »

Writers: Steven Bochco, David E. Kelley, Terry Louise Fisher, Alan Brennert, Patricia Green | Director: Menachem Binetski | Stars: Harry Hamlin, Susan Dey, Corbin Bernsen, Jill Eikenberry

6. Naked City (1958–1963)
Episode: New York to L.A. (1961)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.8
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Det. Flint and Lt. Busti head to Los Angeles to extradite two sociopath brothers to face robbery and murder charges back in New York.

Writer: Howard Rodman | Director: Elliot Silverstein | Stars: Paul Burke, Horace McMahon, Nancy Malone, Harry Bellaver

7. Naked City (1958–1963)
Episode: Sweet Prince of Delancey Street (1961)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.8
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A middle-aged man is fired from his job and vows to rob his former employer for revenge. After his son becomes involved they both become part of a muddled case involving the theft of ... See full summary »

Writers: Sy Salkowitz, Howard Rodman | Director: Alex March | Stars: Paul Burke, Horace McMahon, Harry Bellaver, Nancy Malone

8. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)

44 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.7
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Set decades after Captain James T. Kirk's 5-year mission, a new generation of Starfleet officers in a new Enterprise set off on their own mission to go where no one has gone before.

Stars: Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton

9. Studio 57 (1954–1958)

30 min | Drama, Family

8.7
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This dramatic-anthology series went into open syndication when the DuMont Television Network ceased operations.

Stars: Paul Bryar, Tim Graham, Marguerite Chapman, Robert Armstrong

10. Naked City (1958–1963)
Episode: And by the Sweat of Thy Brow... (1962)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.7
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A young man with a disfigured face lives in the shadows of the city committing petty crimes until a young woman and Detective Flint show him how his self-worth is tied to his actions, not his looks.

Writer: Abram S. Ginnes | Director: Irvin Kershner | Stars: Paul Burke, Horace McMahon, Harry Bellaver, Barbara Barrie

11. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Equal Rights (1953)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.7
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Lucy and Ethel demand to be treated as if they were men, so Ricky and Fred do just that.

Writers: Bob Carroll Jr., Madelyn Davis, Jess Oppenheimer | Director: William Asher | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

12. Naked City (1958–1963)
Episode: Ooftus Goofus (1961)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.7
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George Bick is a 40 year old who never grew up. Fed up with his anonymous life and his henpecking wife, he decides to make the world notice him. He becomes the prankster known as "Ooftus Doofus"

Writers: Howard Rodman, Jo Pagano | Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Paul Burke, Horace McMahon, Harry Bellaver, Mickey Rooney

13. Naked City (1958–1963)
Episode: The Face of the Enemy (1962)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.7
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Highly-decorated veteran, Cornelius 'Neil' Daggett (Jack Warden), has deteriorated from hero to alcoholic bum since the end of the war, having alienated his wife and family. He desperately ... See full summary »

Writers: Peggy Shaw, Lou Shaw | Director: William A. Graham | Stars: Paul Burke, Horace McMahon, Harry Bellaver, Nancy Malone

14. Naked City (1958–1963)
Episode: The Multiplicity of Herbert Konish (1962)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.7
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Mild-mannered Herbert Konish is living multiple simultaneous and separate lives, stumping the detectives who are trying to figure out exactly who he is and what crimes he may have committed.

Writer: Ernest Kinoy | Director: David Lowell Rich | Stars: Paul Burke, Horace McMahon, Harry Bellaver, Nancy Malone

15. Hong Kong (1960–1961)

60 min | Adventure

8.6
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Creator: Robert Buckner | Stars: Rod Taylor, Lloyd Bochner, Jack Kruschen, Gerald Jann

16. Here's Hollywood (1960–1962)

30 min

8.6
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Hollywood celebrities are interviewed, often at their homes.

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

17. Naked City (1958–1963)
Episode: A Case Study of Two Savages (1962)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.6
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Two newlyweds from Arkansas, honeymoon in New York City. Their happy time is interrupted by the husband's continual penchant for murder and robbery as a means of getting what he wants for himself and his bride.

Writer: Frank Pierson | Director: William A. Graham | Stars: Paul Burke, Horace McMahon, Harry Bellaver, Nancy Malone

18. Naked City (1958–1963)
Episode: A Horse Has a Big Head - Let Him Worry! (1962)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.6
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An almost-blind young man roams the streets of New York after separating from his class, while his teacher (Diahann Carroll) attempts to convince his parents that the boy can learn to ably ... See full summary »

Writer: Abram S. Ginnes | Director: Denis Sanders | Stars: Paul Burke, Horace McMahon, Harry Bellaver, Nancy Malone

19. Naked City (1958–1963)
Episode: Dust Devil on a Quiet Street (1962)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.6
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An acting class prank gone tragically awry leads the detectives to look closely at a talented but emotionally-tortured student.

Writers: Anthony Lawrence, Howard Rodman | Director: George Sherman | Stars: Paul Burke, Horace McMahon, Harry Bellaver, Nancy Malone

20. Arrest and Trial (1963–1964)
Episode: Tears from a Silver Dipper (1963)

75 min | Crime, Drama

8.6
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A young Hispanic soldier is nabbed stealing drugs from an army base. He soon becomes a suspect in a murder, but racial prejudice appears to be affecting the outcome of his court-martial.

Writer: Sy Salkowitz | Director: Arthur H. Nadel | Stars: Ben Gazzara, Chuck Connors, John Larch, Roger Perry

21. Naked City (1958–1963)
Episode: The Fault in Our Stars (1961)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.6
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An actor, down on his luck, resorts to murder in order to raise the cash needed to pay his rent.

Writer: Barry Trivers | Director: William A. Graham | Stars: Paul Burke, Horace McMahon, Nancy Malone, Harry Bellaver

22. Adventures of Superman (1952–1958)
Episode: The Man Who Could Read Minds (1953)

TV-G | 30 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.6
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Reporters Clark, Lois, and Jimmy hope to find out who has been pulling a series of burglaries. Clues lead them to a nightclub which hosts Swami Armada, a phony mind reader, and Lois and ... See full summary »

Writer: Roy Hamilton | Director: Thomas Carr | Stars: George Reeves, Noel Neill, Jack Larson, John Hamilton

23. Naked City (1958–1963)
Episode: The One Marked Hot Gives Cold (1962)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.6
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A man steals records from the orphanage where he grew up, hoping to find his father. At the same time, the age of his young female companion gets him in trouble with the police.

Writer: Abram S. Ginnes | Director: David Lowell Rich | Stars: Paul Burke, Horace McMahon, Harry Bellaver, Robert Duvall

24. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Wedding: Part 2 (1976)

60 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.6
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Mary Ellen is engaged to Dr David Spencer and they plan the wedding. Dr Curtis Willard arrives to be the town doctor. Mary Ellen begins to have second thoughts about her engagement.

Writers: Earl Hamner Jr., Rod Peterson, Claire Whitaker | Director: Lawrence Dobkin | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

25. Naked City (1958–1963)
Episode: Which Is Joseph Creeley? (1961)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.6
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A man sentenced to die for the coldblooded murder of another man, is given an operation to remove a tumor from his brain. When the tumor is removed, he becomes a docile individual with no ... See full summary »

Writer: Gilbert Ralston | Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Paul Burke, Nancy Malone, Martin Balsam, Jack Kruschen

26. North by Northwest (1959)

Approved | 136 min | Adventure, Mystery, Thriller

8.5
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A hapless New York advertising executive is mistaken for a government agent by a group of foreign spies, and is pursued across the country while he looks for a way to survive.

Writer: Ernest Lehman | Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason, Jessie Royce Landis

27. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.5
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A daffy woman constantly strives to become a star along with her bandleader husband and gets herself in the strangest situations.

Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

28. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1992)

Unrated | 120 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.5
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Stars: Walt Disney, Kevin Corcoran, Paul Frees, Slim Pickens

29. 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

30. Law of the Plainsman (1959– )

30 min | Western

8.5
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Sam Buckhart was an Apache Indian who had saved the life of a U.S. Cavalry officer after an Indian ambush. When the officer died, he left Sam money that was used for an education at private... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Ansara, Gina Gillespie, Dayton Lummis, Nora Marlowe

31. Naked City (1958–1963)
Episode: A Succession of Heartbeats (1960)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.5
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A millionaire playboy is murdered in his luxury apartment-along with a married woman. A "black book" filled with ladies telephone numbers doesn't include all of his conquests, including a ... See full summary »

Writer: Stirling Silliphant | Director: Paul Wendkos | Stars: Felicia Farr, Paul Burke, Horace McMahon, Harry Bellaver

32. Star Trek (1966–1969)

50 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.4
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Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the Starship Enterprise explore the Galaxy and defend the United Federation of Planets.

Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, Nichelle Nichols

33. Have Gun - Will Travel (1957–1963)

Approved | 25 min | Western

8.4
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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

34. Stagecoach West (1960–1961)

60 min | Western

8.4
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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: Richard Eyer, Robert Bray, Wayne Rogers, James Burke

35. Telephone Time (1956–1958)

30 min | Drama

8.4
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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, Norbert Schiller

36. Grindl (1963–1964)

30 min | Comedy

8.4
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Stars: Imogene Coca, Dee J. Thompson, James Millhollin, John Cliff

37. Wire Service (1956–1957)

60 min | Drama

8.4
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Adventures of three globetrotting reporters working for an international wire service.

Stars: Dane Clark, Mercedes McCambridge, George Brent, Malcolm Atterbury

38. Naked City (1958–1963)
Episode: A Death of Princes (1960)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.4
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Detective walks from icing surrendering shooter Gimpy, so his commander asks Adam to volunteer to spy him. Adam struggles with taking the assignment on gun-happy comrade Bane, whose jacket ... See full summary »

Writer: Stirling Silliphant | Director: John Brahm | Stars: Eli Wallach, Paul Burke, Horace McMahon, Nancy Malone

39. Naked City (1958–1963)
Episode: Beyond This Place There Be Dragons (1963)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.4
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An ex-con, hustling a living by being part fence, sports bettor and police informant among other things,has a contract out on his life. He scrambles to get enough money together to leave ... See full summary »

Writer: Shimon Wincelberg | Director: George Sherman | Stars: Paul Burke, Horace McMahon, Harry Bellaver, Frank Gorshin

40. Naked City (1958–1963)
Episode: Debt of Honor (1960)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.4
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Murder during a poker game heist, doesn't faze the second biggest loser at the table. It's just hours before his betrothed arrives from Sicily via arranged marriage, but slick gambler Mori ... See full summary »

Writer: W.R. Burnett | Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Steve Cochran, Paul Burke, Horace McMahon, Nancy Malone

41. Melrose Place (1992–1999)
Episode: When Cheerleaders Attack (1998)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama

8.4
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Kyle finally learns the connection between Eve and Amanda (that was in Matt's journal) when they tell him their story of going to high school together and the night when they murdered Eve's... See full summary »

Writers: Darren Star, Jule Selbo | Director: Chip Chalmers | Stars: Josie Bissett, Thomas Calabro, Rob Estes, Jamie Luner

42. 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.

Creator: Arthur Stander | Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Frances Bavier

43. The Rifleman (1958–1963)

30 min | Family, Western

8.3
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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

44. Perry Mason (1957–1966)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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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

45. The Wild Wild West (1965–1969)

50 min | Western

8.3
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Two Secret Services agents, equipped with a wide array of gizmos, work for the government in the Old West.

Creator: Michael Garrison | Stars: Robert Conrad, Ross Martin, Whitey Hughes, Dick Cangey

46. War and Remembrance (1988 TV Mini-Series)

1,620 min | Drama, War

8.3
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The trials of the Henry and the Jastrow families amid the events after the USA's entry into World War II.

Stars: Robert Mitchum, Jane Seymour, Hart Bochner, Victoria Tennant

47. The Detectives (1959–1962)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.3
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Captain Matt Holbrook leads a squad of brave and tough detectives in a large, unnamed city. Instead of leading personal lives, they spend all of their time tracking murderers, thieves, ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Taylor, Tige Andrews, Russell Thorson, Mark Goddard

48. Matinee Theatre (1955–1958)

60 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

8.3
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A daily anthology show, featuring orginal material, as well as adaptations of literary classics.

Stars: John Conte, Johnny Crawford, Sarah Churchill, Peggy McCay

49. Almost Grown (1988–1989)

60 min | Drama

8.3
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In some ways, Norman and Suzie are a very typical American couple. After meeting in high school, dating all through school and college, getting married and having two children, they decided... See full summary »

Creators: David Chase, Lawrence Konner | Stars: Tim Daly, Eve Gordon, Rita Taggart, Michael Alldredge

50. Empire (1962–1964)

60 min | Western, Drama

8.3
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Creator: Kathleen Hite | Stars: Richard Egan, Ryan O'Neal, Anne Seymour, Terry Moore