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1. Family Guy (1999– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

8.3
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In a wacky Rhode Island town, a dysfunctional family strive to cope with everyday life as they are thrown from one crazy scenario to another.

Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green, Mila Kunis

Votes: 239,703

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

105 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

8.4
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Host Johnny Carson performs comedy routines and chats with various celebrities.

Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Skitch Henderson, Doc Severinsen

Votes: 2,123

3. Someone Like You... (2001)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

6.1
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32 Metascore

After being jilted by her boyfriend, a talk show talent scout writes a column on the relationship habits of men which gains her national fame.

Director: Tony Goldwyn | Stars: Ashley Judd, Greg Kinnear, Hugh Jackman, Marisa Tomei

Votes: 19,770 | Gross: $27.34M

4. Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1967–1973)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Music, Musical

8.1
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The original rapid fire sketch comedy show.

Stars: Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, Ruth Buzzi, Gary Owens

Votes: 1,549

5. 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.

Stars: Katie Couric, Matt Lauer, Natalie Morales, Al Roker

Votes: 1,176

6. The Hollywood Squares (1965–1980)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Game-Show

6.7
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Contestants guess the correctness of celebrities' answers in order to win spaces in a tic-tac-toe game.

Stars: Kenny Williams, Peter Marshall, Cliff Arquette, Wally Cox

Votes: 504

7. 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

Votes: 794

8. Biography (1987– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography

7.9
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The life stories of various historical figures and celebrities are told.

Stars: Jack Perkins, Peter Graves, Harry Smith, Bill Mumy

Votes: 1,098

9. Car 54, Where Are You? (1961–1963)

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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The misadventures of two of New York's finest (a Mutt and Jeff pair) in the mythical 53rd precinct in the Bronx. Toody, the short, stocky and dim-witted one either saves the day or muffs ... See full summary »

Stars: Joe E. Ross, Fred Gwynne, Paul Reed, Al Lewis

Votes: 914

10. The Match Game (1962–1969)

TV-G | 25 min | Game-Show

7.4
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This is the 1st edition of the program. Composed of 2 teams of 3 Members (2 in-studio team members & 1 star team captain) are writing answers to an question {e.g.: Name a part of a chicken}... See full summary »

Stars: Gene Rayburn, Johnny Olson, Betty White, Henry Morgan

Votes: 196

11. The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)

30 min | Comedy

8.8
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The comic misadventures of the skinflint comedian and his friends.

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

Votes: 789

12. Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993–2009)

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

8.3
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Conan O'Brien, a Harvard Lampoon alumnus, hosts this late-night comedy/talk-show which is often silly and whimsical.

Stars: Conan O'Brien, Andy Richter, Joel Godard, Max Weinberg

Votes: 14,121

13. American Masters (1985– )

90 min | Documentary, Biography

8.1
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The life story of Louisa May Alcott based on her writings as well as those of family, friends and associates.

Stars: Martin Scorsese, Tony Bennett, Peter Bogdanovich, Lee Grant

Votes: 428

14. 20/20 (1978– )

60 min | Documentary, News

6.6
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A.B.C.'s original hour-long news magazine.

Stars: Elizabeth Vargas, David Muir, Barbara Walters, Deborah Roberts

Votes: 1,046

15. To Tell the Truth (1956–1968)

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

7.3
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Classic game show in which a person of some notoriety and two impostors try to match wits with a panel of four celebrities. The object of the game is to try to fool the celebrities into ... See full summary »

Stars: Bud Collyer, Kitty Carlisle, Tom Poston, Peggy Cass

Votes: 252

16. The Mike Douglas Show (1961–1982)

Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.3
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The Mike Douglas Show was a variety show out of Cleveland OH and then Philadelphia PA, broadcast in the daytime. It's structure was similar to The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and The ... See full summary »

Stars: Mike Douglas, Ellie Frankel, David Brenner, Sergio Franchi

Votes: 265

17. I've Got a Secret (1952–1967)

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

8.2
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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 »

Stars: Garry Moore, Henry Morgan, Bill Cullen, Betsy Palmer

Votes: 274

18. Live from Lincoln Center (1976– )

Music, Musical

8.8
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Stars: Beverly Sills, Louis Perry, Audra McDonald, Zubin Mehta

Votes: 104

19. Pioneers of Television (2008 TV Mini-Series)

55 min | Documentary, History

8.0
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A four-part documentary series focusing on the legends that helped launched TV and left lasting impression on sitcoms, talk shows, variety shows and game shows in television's early years.

Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Phyllis Diller, Florence Henderson, Betty White

Votes: 148

20. Oh, God! Book II (1980)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Fantasy

5.1
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God asks a young girl to help spread his word and influence with a slogan.

Director: Gilbert Cates | Stars: George Burns, Suzanne Pleshette, David Birney, Louanne

Votes: 1,715

21. The Merv Griffin Show (1962–1986)

60 min | Comedy, Family, Music

6.7
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Merv Griffin invites a series of actors, actresses, writers, and directors to discuss the progressive work they have done and current culture, arts, and entertainment surrounding the numerous projects.

Stars: Merv Griffin, Arthur Treacher, Milt Kamen, Mort Lindsey Orchestra

Votes: 261

22. Call to Glory (1984–1985)

60 min | Drama

7.9
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Colonel Raynor Sarnac has to balance his family and his duty as head of a flight group facing the political tensions of the early 60's. Actual historical events are part of various stories as are the activities of three active children.

Stars: Craig T. Nelson, Cindy Pickett, Elisabeth Shue, Gabriel Damon

Votes: 154

23. This Is Your Life (1952–1961)

30 min | Biography, Family, Reality-TV

7.9
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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

Votes: 165

24. Dinah! (1974– )

90 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.9
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Dinah's show premiered 9 September 1974 and continued through to 4 September 1981. She started out the 70's with Dinah's Place which usually featured one guest and was more of a home ... See full summary »

Stars: Dinah Shore, Charles Nelson Reilly, Betty White, Norm Crosby

Votes: 111

25. Riverboat (1959–1961)

60 min | Adventure, Western

8.0
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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: 112

26. Larry King Live (1985– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

5.8
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Popular and controversial journalist Larry King hosts this CNN call-in talk show.

Stars: Larry King, Bill Maher, Bob Woodward, Ryan Seacrest

Votes: 810

27. Startime (I) (1959–1961)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

4.9
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Ford Motor Company sponsored this hour long program which rotated between variety shows, dramatic productions and musical comedies. One of the offerings was turned into a regular series, Sing Along With Mitch.

Stars: Dean Martin, Alice Backes, Jack Albertson, Marian Anderson

Votes: 104

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

105 min | Comedy, Family, Talk-Show

9.1
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Stars: Hugh Downs, Jose Melis, Jack Paar, Cliff Arquette

Votes: 107

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

60 min | Music

8.9
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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" song and her warm kiss to all in conclusion.

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

Votes: 102

30. Roxie Hart (1942)

Approved | 75 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

7.1
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Roxie Hart signs a murder confession in order to attract publicity for her dancing career as dames don't swing in Cook County. Will everything go as planned?

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Ginger Rogers, Adolphe Menjou, George Montgomery, Lynne Overman

Votes: 1,216

31. The David Frost Show (1969–1972)

90 min | Talk-Show

8.7
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Stars: David Frost, Gerri Granger, Tiny Tim, Dana Valery

Votes: 102

32. Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (1948–1967)

60 min | Music

7.9
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Perry Como was an American Singer, who got his start on NBC Radio. In 1948, Because of his popularity, The cameras were simply brought into the radio studio to televise the radio broadcast ... See full summary »

Stars: Perry Como, The Ray Charles Singers, Frank Gallop, Mitchell Ayres Orchestra

Votes: 59

33. The Tonight Show (1962)

105 min | Talk-Show

7.8
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Interim version of the talk show that aired between the departure of Jack Paar and the arrival of Johnny Carson.

Stars: Skitch Henderson, Hugh Downs, Art Linkletter, Ed Herlihy

Votes: 86

34. A Global Affair (1964)

84 min | Comedy

5.2
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As an employee at the United Nations building in New York City, Bob Hope finds himself in charge of an infant abandoned at the UN. Besides being a bachelor trying to cope with an infant, he... See full summary »

Director: Jack Arnold | Stars: Bob Hope, Michèle Mercier, Elga Andersen, Yvonne De Carlo

Votes: 289

35. Caesar's Hour (1954–1957)

60 min | Comedy

6.7
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Stars: Sid Caesar, Carl Reiner, Howard Morris, Nanette Fabray

Votes: 96

36. Concentration (1958–1979)

TV-G | 30 min | Game-Show

7.8
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Two contestants revealed pieces of a rebus-like puzzle by matching 15 pairs of cash amounts and prizes, then tried to solve it before the other.

Stars: Hugh Downs, Bob Clayton, Wayne Howell, Ed McMahon

Votes: 79

37. He Said, She Said (1969–1970)

TV-PG | 30 min | Game-Show

6.1
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He Said, She Said was the original name of the original format of what would become the popular 70's game show, Tattletales. Joe Garagiola hosted this iteration. The primary difference ... See full summary »

Stars: Jack Cassidy, Shirley Jones, Anne Meara, Jerry Stiller

Votes: 17

38. Here's Hollywood (1960–1962)

30 min

8.8
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Hollywood celebrities are interviewed, often at their homes.

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

Votes: 68

39. The Joe Show (I) (2014)

105 min | Documentary, Drama, News

7.5
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Eight years in the making, The Joe Show is a shocking and wildly entertaining documentary on America's most controversial Sheriff, Joe Arpaio, and his ring-master's approach to modern media... See full summary »

Director: Randy Murray | Stars: Lisa Allen, Dan Ariely, Ava Arpaio, Joe Arpaio

Votes: 31

40. The Smile of the Virgin (1958)

90 min | Drama, Family

6.8
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Marita, a charming little girl, lives in the country with his grandmother. Her best friend is a modest servant, Anselmo, who almost everyday takes the girl to visit the church known as "... See full summary »

Director: Roberto Rodríguez | Stars: María Gracia, Jorge Martínez de Hoyos, Prudencia Grifell, Miguel Manzano

Votes: 20

41. The Jack Paar Program (1962–1965)

60 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

8.8
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This was a variety show, hosted by Jack Paar, that had live and filmed interviews with famous people; comedy and musical acts; and home movies of trips Paar took with his wife Miriam and ... See full summary »

Stars: Jack Paar, Jose Melis, Jim G. Lucas, Jonathan Winters

Votes: 62

42. NBC 60th Anniversary Celebration (1986 TV Special)

180 min | Documentary

5.5
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A cavalcade of NBC stars gather to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the network, culminating in the unveiling of the new (and current) network logo, the six-feathered peacock.

Director: Clark Jones | Stars: Debbie Allen, Steve Allen, Fran Allison, Harry Anderson

Votes: 31

43. NBC Children's Theatre (1963–1973)

Family

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Stars: Fran Allison, Bill Cosby, Sterling Holloway, Peter Halton

Votes: 6

44. When the World Breaks (2010)

84 min | Documentary

7.0
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In 1929 the world was launched into the darkest time in modern economic history. That same year, Ernest Hemingway wrote: "The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong in the ... See full summary »

Director: Hans Fjellestad | Stars: Buzz Aldrin, Andrew Alozie, Kaine Alozie, Richard Anderson

Votes: 19

45. Nothing by Chance (1975)

G | 93 min | Documentary

7.9
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Director: William H. Barnett | Stars: Hugh Downs, Richard D. Bach, Jack Brown, Chris Cagle

Votes: 8

46. ABC's 50th Anniversary Celebration (2003 TV Special)

Documentary

5.3
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A retrospective of the 50-year history of the American Broadcasting Company, showcasing clips from past shows and current programs.

Director: Glenn Weiss | Stars: Tim Allen, Roseanne Barr, Garcelle Beauvais, Jim Belushi

Votes: 61

47. Once Upon a Wheel (1971)

60 min | Documentary

6.5
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A documentary from 1968 on the history of car racing.

Director: David Winters | Stars: Mario Andretti, Stephen Boyd, Wilt Chamberlain, Chuck Connors

Votes: 20

48. Hawkins Falls: A Television Novel (1950–1955)

15 min | Drama

8.2
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Life in small-town America during the 1950s. Broadcast live, some episodes survive as kinescopes.

Stars: Bernardine Flynn, Maurice Copeland, Jim Bannon, Arthur Peterson

Votes: 12

49. Liberty Weekend (1986 TV Special)

Documentary

7.6
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A four-night spectacular celebrating the hundredth anniversary of the Statue of Liberty.

Directors: Kirk Browning, John R. Burgeois, Dwight Hemion, Walter C. Miller, Don Mischer, Don Ohlmeyer, Tommy Walker | Stars: Hank Aaron, Donnie Ray Albert, Debbie Allen, Frankie Avalon

Votes: 34

50. Over Easy (1977–1982)

30 min | Talk-Show

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A talk show with news, interviews, and entertainment aimed at the older viewer.

Stars: Hugh Downs, Peter Ustinov, Eartha Kitt, Theodore Bikel