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1. Lancer (1968–1970)
Episode: Julie (1968)

60 min | Western

9.1
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After meeting a young woman, Scott is waylaid by two unscrupulous bounty hunters who claim he is the girl's outlaw brother whom they have been pursuing. The local sheriff gives Johnny two ... See full summary »

Director: William Hale | Stars: James Stacy, Wayne Maunder, Andrew Duggan, Elizabeth Baur

Votes: 9

2. Bewitched (1964–1972)
Episode: Once in a Vial (1968)

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

9.1
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Endora gets Samantha's old beau Rollo the warlock to tempt Samantha. After she rejects him he tries to use a love potion on her that Endora accidentally drinks.

Director: Bruce Bilson | Stars: Elizabeth Montgomery, Dick York, Agnes Moorehead, Joan Tompkins

Votes: 107

3. Dr. Kildare (1961–1966)
Episode: The Chemistry of Anger (1962)

60 min | Drama

9.0
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Kildare is assigned to intern under Dr. Nicholas Keefe, a brilliant, highly driven, and extremely thorough resident who is admired for his skill, but not for his belligerent and inflexible ... See full summary »

Director: William A. Graham | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Raymond Massey, Rip Torn, Joyce Van Patten

Votes: 7

4. Empire (1962–1964)

60 min | Western, Drama

8.7
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Jim Redigo is foreman for the enormous Garrett Ranch owned by matriarch Lucia with her children Tal and Constance. Redigo had his hands full managing people, machines, and animals with a specific interest in the attractive Connie.

Stars: Richard Egan, Ryan O'Neal, Anne Seymour, Terry Moore

Votes: 34

5. Little House on the Prairie (1974–1983)
Episode: The Wisdom of Solomon (1977)

TV-PG | 49 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.7
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Yearning to escape the hard life that sent his father to an early grave, the young son of poor, black Mississippi sharecroppers makes his way to Walnut Grove and offers to sell himself to the Ingalls' family in exchange for an education.

Director: William F. Claxton | Stars: Michael Landon, Karen Grassle, Melissa Gilbert, Melissa Sue Anderson

Votes: 83

6. The Trip to Bountiful (1953 TV Movie)

60 min | Drama

8.6
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Director: Vincent J. Donehue | Stars: Lillian Gish, Eileen Heckart, Dennis Cross, Will Hare

Votes: 23

7. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: Saturday Night (1967)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.6
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A cattle-drive, led by Virgil Powell, help a sick Matt Dillon gets his prisoner to Dodge. But the prisoner has made a deal with a cowboy on the drive to avoid a certain hanging.

Director: Robert Totten | Stars: James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis

Votes: 31

8. Search (1972–1973)

60 min | Adventure

8.5
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"World Securities", an international high-tech private investigation company, employs field operatives who are aided by implanted audio receivers and who carry tiny cameras and telemetry ... See full summary »

Stars: Hugh O'Brian, Doug McClure, Anthony Franciosa, Burgess Meredith

Votes: 169

9. Kentucky Jones (1964–1965)

30 min | Family, Comedy, Drama

8.5
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Stars: Dennis Weaver, Ricky Der, Harry Morgan, Jane Chang

Votes: 57

10. Hazel (1961–1966)
Episode: Never Trouble Trouble (1964)

30 min | Comedy

8.5
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George's cousin Fred visits again, asking for money. George refuses to give it to him.

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

Votes: 11

11. Saints and Sinners (1962–1963)
Episode: Source of Information (1962)

60 min | Drama

8.5
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Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Nick Adams, John Larkin, Richard Erdman, Robert F. Simon

Votes: 8

12. Search (1972–1973)
Episode: Countdown to Panic (1973)

60 min | Adventure

8.4
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A researcher on a sea dive is infected with a deadly virus while on a scientific expedition at the bottom of the ocean. After the researcher escapes quarantine Lockwood must find him before he can infect others and start a lethal epidemic.

Director: Jerry Jameson | Stars: Hugh O'Brian, Doug McClure, Anthony Franciosa, Burgess Meredith

Votes: 9

13. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: The Good People (1966)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.4
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A bounty hunter is falsely charged with murder, when he lies about killing a lynched man he thought was wanted by the law.

Director: Robert Totten | Stars: James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis

Votes: 26

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.

Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Frances Bavier

Votes: 8,388

15. Occasional Wife (1966–1967)

30 min | Comedy

8.3
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A junior executive convinces his female friend to pretend to be his wife so he can move ahead in his company.

Stars: Michael Callan, Patricia Harty, Jack Collins, Bryan O'Byrne

Votes: 48

16. Star Tonight (1955–1956)

30 min | Drama

8.3
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Stars: Nancy Coleman, Kathleen Comegys, Doreen Lang, Dennis Patrick

Votes: 14

17. Mannix (1967–1975)
Episode: A Problem of Innocence (1973)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.3
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William Avery is released after serving a prison sentence for embezzlement, but almost immediately dies in a car accident. Someone nevertheless begins to stalk his daughter, apparently ... See full summary »

Director: Don McDougall | Stars: Mike Connors, Gail Fisher, John Randolph, Anne Archer

Votes: 17

18. Route 66 (1960–1964)
Episode: Suppose I Said I Was the Queen of Spain (1963)

50 min | Adventure

8.3
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Tod, now alone and working in the Los Angeles area as an oil field laborer, meets the girl of his dreams. She is attractive, playful and intelligent but evasive. After his credit card turns... See full summary »

Director: David Lowell Rich | Stars: Martin Milner, George Maharis, Lois Nettleton, Robert Duvall

Votes: 29

19. 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.

Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, Ray Collins

Votes: 3,188

20. Judd for the Defense (1967–1969)

60 min | Crime, Drama

8.2
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High-priced Houston lawyer Clinton Judd, and his assistant Ben Caldwell, take cases throughout the USA. The program dealt with then-taboo subjects.

Stars: Carl Betz, Stephen Young, Walter Brooke, John Dehner

Votes: 127

21. The Detectives (1959–1962)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.2
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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

Votes: 102

22. Ironside (1967–1975)
Episode: The Best Laid Plans (1973)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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While at a bank to discuss his portfolio Ironside find himself right in the middle of a bank heist as three men wait for an armored truck to arrive.

Director: Daniel Haller | Stars: Raymond Burr, Don Galloway, Don Mitchell, Elizabeth Baur

Votes: 14

23. The Amazing Spider-Man (1977–1979)
Episode: The Con Caper (1978)

TV-PG | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.2
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When Rita's former boss James Colbert is released from jail, she is there to support him. Shortly afterwards, a prison riot breaks out and Colbert volunteers to act as negotiator. Peter ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Blank | Stars: Nicholas Hammond, Robert F. Simon, Chip Fields, Ellen Bry

Votes: 17

24. Alias Smith and Jones (1971–1973)
Episode: The Men That Corrupted Hadleyburg (1972)

Not Rated | 60 min | Western

8.2
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Heyes and Curry are captured by a farm family and brought into Hadleyburg. The farmer wants the bounty money, but has a change of heart and helps them escape. That puts the farmer and his ... See full summary »

Director: Jeff Corey | Stars: Pete Duel, Ben Murphy, J.D. Cannon, Sheree North

Votes: 26

25. Target: The Corruptors (1961–1962)

60 min | Drama

8.1
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The show featured a newspaper reporter, Paul Marino, and his undercover agent, Jack Flood, as they infiltrated the mob and reported on a different type of crime every week. The results of ... See full summary »

Stars: Stephen McNally, Robert Harland, Harold J. Stone, Burt Brinckerhoff

Votes: 37

26. Night Gallery (1969–1973)
Episode: They're Tearing Down Tim Riley's Bar/The Last Laurel (1971)

TV-PG | 51 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

8.1
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After years of competition in business, lonely widower Randy Lane recalls better times when he and his wife used to visit a local bar. / Crippled Marius Davis uses astral projection to exact revenge on his wife Susan and her lover.

Directors: Daryl Duke, Don Taylor | Stars: William Windom, Diane Baker, Bert Convy, John Randolph

Votes: 224

27. 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.

Stars: James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis

Votes: 3,332

28. The Addams Family (1964–1966)

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

8.0
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The misadventures of a blissfully macabre but extremely loving family.

Stars: John Astin, Carolyn Jones, Ted Cassidy, Jackie Coogan

Votes: 8,811

29. Night Gallery (1969–1973)

TV-PG | 50 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

8.0
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Host Rod Serling presents tales of horror illustrated in various paintings.

Stars: Rod Serling, Larry Watson, Joanna Pettet, Matt Pelto

Votes: 3,144

30. The Felony Squad (1966–1969)

30 min | Crime, Drama

8.0
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Twenty year veteran Stone is paired with rookie Briggs in a large Western metropolis. The tough as nails desk sergeant is the father of young Briggs and helps the force deal with ... See full summary »

Stars: Howard Duff, Ben Alexander, Dennis Cole, Frank Maxwell

Votes: 71

31. Shadow on the Land (1968 TV Movie)

100 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Drama

8.0
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Patriotic freedom fighters struggle against a fascist dictatorship in a near-future USA.

Director: Richard C. Sarafian | Stars: Marc Strange, Jackie Cooper, John Forsythe, Gene Hackman

Votes: 81

32. Little House on the Prairie (1974–1983)
Episode: As Long as We're Together: Part 1 (1978)

TV-PG | 49 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.0
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Poor financial conditions influence the Ingalls family to move to Winoka when Mary goes there to teach at the Blind School. They meet Albert, an orphan who Charles forms an attachment to, ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Landon | Stars: Michael Landon, Karen Grassle, Melissa Gilbert, Melissa Sue Anderson

Votes: 70

33. Hazel (1961–1966)
Episode: Genie with the Light Brown Lamp (1962)

30 min | Comedy

8.0
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Hazel reads Harold a bedtime story about Aladdin and the Magic Lamp. The next day he sees a gravy boat in a store window and thinks it is a magic lamp. Great things begin to happen for the ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 12

34. Perry Mason (1957–1966)
Episode: The Case of the Bouncing Boomerang (1963)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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Grover Johnson and his wife Eula have a rural ranch with a big mortgage. Eula wants to leave but no one wants to pay enough to make it worthwhile to sell until a rich Texan says it is what he wants. When Eula is killed, Grover is charged.

Director: Jesse Hibbs | Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, Ray Collins

Votes: 63

35. The Magician (1973–1974)
Episode: The Illusion of the Evil Spikes (1974)

45 min | Adventure, Drama

8.0
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A magician is killed during the filming of a highly risky magic trick. Blake takes on both the investigation and his friend's place in recreating the Table of Death illusion for the cameras.

Director: Bill Bixby | Stars: Bill Bixby, Joseph Sirola, Julian Christopher, Jessica Walter

Votes: 6

36. The Farmer's Daughter (1963–1966)

30 min | Comedy

7.9
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Katrin "Katy" Holstrum seeks help from her congressman Glen Morley while he is in a predicament of needing a governess for his boys, Steve and Danny. Katy is hired and her common sense ... See full summary »

Stars: Inger Stevens, William Windom, Cathleen Nesbitt, Mickey Sholdar

Votes: 168

37. Lucan (1977–1978)

60 min

7.9
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A boy, raised by wolves, is found at the age of 10. He is named Lucan and sent to a scientific institution to become civilized. All grown up, he leaves to find his family, but not all are convinced that he won't revert to his wild ways.

Stars: Kevin Brophy, Don Gordon, John Randolph, Guy Remsen

Votes: 81

38. Camp Runamuck (1965– )

22 min | Comedy

7.9
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Summer-camp high jinks.

Stars: David Ketchum, Arch Johnson, Dave Madden, Nina Wayne

Votes: 45

39. Rocky King, Detective (1950–1954)

30 min | Action, Drama, Crime

7.9
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At the end of each show, Rocky King (Roscoe Karns) calls his wife, Mable, and says, "Case is closed Mable, I'm coming home".

Stars: Roscoe Karns, Grace Carney, Earl Hammond, Ken Roberts

Votes: 36

40. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Theft (1973)

60 min | Drama, Family, Romance

7.9
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The disappearance of some valuable silver pieces throws suspicion on one of the Waltons.

Director: Harry Harris | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 38

41. Bus Stop (1961–1962)

60 min | Drama

7.8
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Grace owns the bus stop in Sunrise CO. She, waitress Elma, Sheriff Will and D.A. Glenn watch life through the stories which unfold as passengers arrive and then depart the small town.

Stars: Rhodes Reason, Richard Anderson, Joan Freeman, Marilyn Maxwell

Votes: 45

42. First Love (1954– )

Drama

7.8
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This short-lived soap opera centered around newlyweds Zack and Laurie James and the interactions they had with others. Specifically it was the interaction with good friends, Chris and Amy, another couple and Laurie's family.

Stars: Peggy Allenby, Tod Andrews, Jay Barney, Patricia Barry

Votes: 5

43. Bonanza (1959–1973)
Episode: False Witness (1967)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

7.8
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Joe, Hoss and Candy drive a herd to Sand Dust. When they go into town to collect their wages, the buyer is robbed and killed with four witnesses to both crimes. When they are put up in the ... See full summary »

Director: Michael D. Moore | Stars: Lorne Greene, Michael Landon, Davey Davison, Michael Blodgett

Votes: 20

44. Mannix (1967–1975)
Episode: Fear I to Fall (1968)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.8
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Mannix is brought to a small town in New Mexico on a ruse, and then subpoenaed to testify as an expert witness for the prosecution in a murder trial. After his testimony, the woman ... See full summary »

Director: Allen Reisner | Stars: Mike Connors, Gail Fisher, Joanna Barnes, Dana Elcar

Votes: 23

45. CHiPs (1977–1983)
Episode: Home Fires Burning (1981)

TV-PG | 48 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Arsonists are setting fires to RVs in an insurance scam.

Director: Charles Bail | Stars: Erik Estrada, Larry Wilcox, Robert Pine, Michael Cavanaugh

Votes: 14

46. Little House on the Prairie (1974–1983)
Episode: Love (1982)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Family, Romance

7.8
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Mr. Edwards falls for a friend of Laura's, but their age difference causes a problem.

Director: Victor Lobl | Stars: Melissa Gilbert, Dean Butler, Scottie MacGregor, Richard Bull

Votes: 59

47. Route 66 (1960–1964)

60 min | Adventure

7.7
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The adventures of two young drifters across America on Highway Route 66.

Stars: Martin Milner, George Maharis, Glenn Corbett, James Brown

Votes: 898

48. Alias Smith and Jones (1971–1973)

60 min | Western

7.7
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Hannibal Heyes and Kid Curry, two of the most wanted outlaws in the history of the West, are popular "with everyone except the railroads and the banks", since "in all the trains and banks ... See full summary »

Stars: Ben Murphy, Roger Davis, Pete Duel, Dennis Fimple

Votes: 1,142

49. The Second Hundred Years (1967–1968)

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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Prospector Luke Carpenter was frozen in suspended animation in the year 1900 while panning for gold in Alaska. He was successfully thawed and returned home perfectly preserved at 33 years ... See full summary »

Stars: Monte Markham, Arthur O'Connell, Frank Maxwell, Bridget Hanley

Votes: 101

50. Shannon (1961– )

30 min | Mystery, Crime, Drama

7.7
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George Nader is Joe Shannon, an insurance investigator for the Transport Bonding & Insurance Company... See full synopsis »

Stars: George Nader, Regis Toomey, Jan Arvan, Kathie Browne

Votes: 18