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1. The Jeffersons (1975–1985)
Episode: Try a Little Tenderness (1984)

TV-PG | Comedy

8.4
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Writers: Don Nicholl, Michael Ross, Bernard West, Norman Lear, George Scott, Joe Rosario | Director: Oz Scott | Stars: Isabel Sanford, Sherman Hemsley, Roxie Roker, Franklin Cover

2. Spencer (1984–1985)

30 min | Comedy

8.3
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Creator: Sy Rosen | Stars: Ronny Cox, Richard Sanders, Amy Locane, Mimi Kennedy

3. Crossing Jordan (2001–2007)
Episode: Someone to Watch Over Me (2006)

TV-14 | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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The murder of an upstairs neighbor puts his daughter at risk, and Jordan's family history seems to get in the way of helping her. Meanwhile, Garret and Lily are at odds on how to handle a ... See full summary »

Creator: Tim Kring | Director: Aaron Lipstadt | Stars: Jill Hennessy, Miguel Ferrer, Ravi Kapoor, Kathryn Hahn

4. As Told by Ginger (2000– )
Episode: The Wedding Frame (2009)

TV-Y7 | Animation, Family

8.3
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With Lois's wedding to Dr. Dave nearing, Mrs. Dave and a 'network of silver-haired villains' set out to sabotage the festivities.

Writer: Emily Kapnek | Directors: Ron Noble, Mark Risley | Stars: Melissa Disney, Jeannie Elias, Jackie Harris, Tress MacNeille

5. Boomtown (2002–2003)

45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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Each episode of this series, set in present day Los Angeles, examines one crime from many different viewpoints - uniformed cops, detectives, witnesses, the media, the fire department and ... See full summary »

Creator: Graham Yost | Stars: Donnie Wahlberg, Neal McDonough, Mykelti Williamson, Gary Basaraba

6. Doctor Doctor (1989–1991)

30 min | Comedy

8.2
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Doctor, Doctor chronicles the exploits of four doctors who formed the Northeast Medical Partners. After completing their Harvard medical schooling and residences they all got together and ... See full summary »

Creator: Norman Steinberg | Stars: Matt Frewer, Julius Carry, Beau Gravitte, Maureen Mueller

7. J.T. (1969 TV Movie)

60 min | Family, Drama

8.2
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J. T. Gamble, a shy, withdrawn Harlem youngster, shows compassion and responsibility when he takes on the care of an old, one-eyed, badly injured alley cat days before Christmas and secretly nurses it back to health.

Writer: Jane Wagner | Director: Robert M. Young | Stars: Kevin Hooks, Ja'net DuBois, Theresa Merritt, Michael Gorrin

8. The Sophisticated Gents (1981 TV Movie)

240 min | Drama

8.1
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Successful black men who were saved from the streets as teenagers come together in a reunion to honor their mentor.

Writers: Phyllis Minoff, Melvin Van Peebles, John A. Williams | Director: Harry Falk | Stars: Sonny Jim Gaines, Paul Winfield, Bernie Casey, Roosevelt Grier

9. Cold Case (2003–2010)
Episode: It Takes a Village (2007)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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The discovery of a dead body in a storage facility reveals the presence of a serial killer who has killed four African-American boys over the course of a few years.

Creator: Meredith Stiehm | Director: Kevin Bray | Stars: Kathryn Morris, Danny Pino, John Finn, Jeremy Ratchford

10. Sanford and Son (1972–1977)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.0
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The misadventures of a cantankerous junk dealer and his frustrated son.

Stars: Redd Foxx, Demond Wilson, LaWanda Page, Don Bexley

11. Home Improvement (1991–1999)
Episode: Reach Out and Teach Someone (1991)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.0
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Tim starts his dream hot rod project; he has only a frame to a 1934 Ford Roadster to begin with, but it's a start. Jill is more interested in the clogged sink, which to Tim is not an urgent... See full summary »

Creators: Carmen Finestra, David McFadzean | Director: John Pasquin | Stars: Tim Allen, Patricia Richardson, Earl Hindman, Taran Noah Smith

12. New Attitude (1990– )

30 min

7.9
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Stars: Karen Bankhead, Earl Billings, Morris Day, Sheryl Lee Ralph

13. TV Land Confidential (2005– )

30 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.9
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Untold stories of your favorite TV shows as told by the people who were there.

Creator: David P. Levin | Stars: John Amos, Butch Patrick, Tina Cole, Bea Arthur

14. Boomtown (2002–2003)
Episode: Fearless (2003)

42 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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The murder of a small time drug dealer in Fearless' old neighborhood forces him to face some demons from his past, and puts him in a choice between redemption or revenge.

Creator: Graham Yost | Director: Frederick King Keller | Stars: Donnie Wahlberg, Neal McDonough, Mykelti Williamson, Gary Basaraba

15. The PJs (1999–2001)
Episode: He's Gotta Have It (1999)

Animation, Comedy

7.9
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Creators: Eddie Murphy, Steve Tompkins, Larry Wilmore | Director: David Bleiman Ichioka | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Loretta Devine, James Black, Michael Paul Chan

16. A Different World (1987–1993)
Episode: Love, Hillman-Style (1991)

Comedy

7.9
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Matthew brings members of the National theater of the Deaf to Walter's outreach center for a performance.

Writers: Bill Cosby, Gary H. Miller | Director: Neema Barnette | Stars: Jasmine Guy, Dawnn Lewis, Kadeem Hardison, Darryl M. Bell

17. Roots: The Next Generations (1979 TV Mini-Series)

840 min | Drama, History, War

7.8
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The dramatization of Alex Haley's family line from post Civil War America to the writer's search for his roots.

Stars: Dorian Harewood, Debbi Morgan, Paul Koslo, Stan Shaw

18. Sophie & the Moonhanger (1996 TV Movie)

Drama

7.8
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A woman pits herself against her husband and his Ku Klux Klan member friends when she learns that they are planning an attack against her black maid and her husband.

Writers: Sara Flanigan, Judi Ann Mason | Director: David Hugh Jones | Stars: David Andrews, Barry Bell, Jason Bernard, Mary Lucy Bivins

20. ER (1994–2009)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama

7.7
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The work and lives of a group of emergency room doctors in Chicago.

Stars: Anthony Edwards, George Clooney, Julianna Margulies, Eriq La Salle

21. True Colors (1990–1992)

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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Creator: Michael J. Weithorn | Stars: Stephanie Faracy, Claude Brooks, Brigid Brannagh, Adam Jeffries

22. Houston Knights (1987–1988)

60 min | Action, Crime

7.7
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A Chicago cop is transfered to Houston where he teams up with a Texas lawman.

Creator: Michael Butler | Stars: Michael Paré, Michael Beck, D. Franki Horner, Dana Young

23. The PJs (1999–2001)
Episode: Robbin' HUD (2000)

Animation, Comedy

7.7
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When HUD fails to provide the Hilton Jacobs Projects with water filters, Thurgood and his posse resort to burglary and discover a distinct absence of honor among thieves.

Creators: Eddie Murphy, Steve Tompkins, Larry Wilmore | Director: Paul Harrod | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Loretta Devine, Michael Paul Chan, Cassi Davis

24. Good Times (1974–1979)
Episode: The Evans Get Involved: Part 3 (1977)

TV-PG | Comedy

7.7
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Willona becomes heartsick with worry about Penny's apparent fate ... when she turns up at the Evanses' apartment. She's run away from home, and this time, her mother doesn't want her back.

Writers: Eric Monte, Mike Evans, Norman Lear, Gordon Mitchell, Lloyd Turner | Director: Gerren Keith | Stars: Ja'net DuBois, Ralph Carter, BernNadette Stanis, Janet Jackson

25. Cold Case (2003–2010)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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The Philadelphia homicide squad's lone female detective finds her calling when she's assigned "cold cases" -- older crimes that have never been solved.

Creator: Meredith Stiehm | Stars: Kathryn Morris, Danny Pino, John Finn, Jeremy Ratchford

26. ER (1994–2009)
Episode: A Miracle Happens Here (1995)

TV-14 | Drama

7.6
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Mark has to deal with the fact he can't see Rachel during the holidays and takes care of a Holocaust surviver whose grandchild is missing.

Writers: Michael Crichton, Carol Flint | Director: Mimi Leder | Stars: Anthony Edwards, George Clooney, Sherry Stringfield, Noah Wyle

27. As Told by Ginger (2000– )
Episode: Hello Stranger (2000)

TV-Y7 | Animation, Family

7.6
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When Ginger receives a belated graduation card from her father, she calls his answering machine and invites him to hear her poem. She hopes for a family reunion and writes a touching poem about her father being a stranger to her.

Creator: Emily Kapnek | Director: Mark Risley | Stars: Melissa Disney, Kenn Michael, Jeannie Elias, Jackie Harris

28. The PJs (1999–2001)
Episode: How the Super Stoled Christmas (1999)

Animation, Comedy

7.6
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Creators: Eddie Murphy, Steve Tompkins, Larry Wilmore | Director: John Logue | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Loretta Devine, James Black, Michael Paul Chan

29. Kojak (1973–1978)
Episode: Loser Takes All (1974)

48 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.6
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What a tangled web: a wife (Paula Thomas) who's having an affair with a classy crook (Michael Hagar), her husband Waverley who eavesdrops on them through a vent, a police informer (Benny) ... See full summary »

Creator: Abby Mann | Director: Allen Reisner | Stars: Telly Savalas, Leslie Nielsen, Ja'net DuBois, Roger Robinson

30. The Love Boat (1977–1987)
Episode: Rent a Romeo/Matchmaker, Matchmaker/Y' Gotta Have Heart (1980)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Romance

7.6
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Writers: R.S. Allen, Anitra Earle, Jeraldine Saunders | Director: Roger Duchowny | Stars: Gavin MacLeod, Bernie Kopell, Fred Grandy, Ted Lange

31. Sanford and Son (1972–1977)
Episode: Sanford and Son and Sister Makes Three (1972)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.6
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A husband-seeking old flame of Fred's returns with a shocking revelation about her daughter, who has sparked a flaming passion in Lamont's heart.

Writers: Richard Pryor, Paul Mooney, Ray Galton, Alan Simpson | Director: Rick Edelstein | Stars: Redd Foxx, Demond Wilson, Ja'net DuBois, Emily Yancy

32. Good Times (1974–1979)
Episode: The Snow Storm (1978)

TV-PG | Comedy

7.6
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Florida is called to work as substitute drive for the school bus because the regular drivers called off due to a snow storm. Florida makes the rounds & picks up children, but then everyone has to abandon the bus when it gets stuck in snow.

Writers: Eric Monte, Mike Evans, Norman Lear, Len Riley, Bud Slocomb | Director: Gerren Keith | Stars: Esther Rolle, Ja'net DuBois, Ralph Carter, BernNadette Stanis

33. The Jeffersons (1975–1985)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.5
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A nouveau riche, African-American family who move into a luxury apartment building develop close, if occasionally fractious, relationships with other tenants.

Stars: Isabel Sanford, Sherman Hemsley, Marla Gibbs, Roxie Roker

34. Dream On (1990–1996)

30 min | Comedy

7.5
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Cult adult comedy about dreamer Martin Tupper, whose life is full of colourful characters. Divorced and living with his growing teenage son, still friends with his ex-wife, and constantly ... See full summary »

Creators: David Crane, Marta Kauffman | Stars: Brian Benben, Chris Demetral, Denny Dillon, Wendie Malick

35. Best Friends for Life (1998 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama

7.5
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Writers: Shelby Hearon, Cynthia Whitcomb | Director: Michael Switzer | Stars: Gena Rowlands, Linda Lavin, Richard Farnsworth, Gwen Verdon

36. The 4th Annual TV Land Awards (2006 TV Special)

90 min | Comedy, History, Music

7.5
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Writers: Dave Boone, David Wild | Director: Glenn Weiss | Stars: John Amos, Alison Arngrim, Tichina Arnold, Tom Arnold

37. Good Times (1974–1979)
Episode: The Dinner Party (1975)

TV-PG | Comedy

7.5
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The Evans fear that neighbor Gertie's secret meatloaf ingredient may be canned dog food.

Writers: Eric Monte, Mike Evans, Norman Lear, Bob Fisher, Allan Manings, Phil Naples | Director: Herbert Kenwith | Stars: Esther Rolle, John Amos, Ja'net DuBois, Ralph Carter

38. The PJs (1999–2001)
Episode: The Preacher's Life (2000)

Animation, Comedy

7.5
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Creators: Eddie Murphy, Steve Tompkins, Larry Wilmore | Director: Marv Newland | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Loretta Devine, James Black, Michael Paul Chan

39. Good Times (1974–1979)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.4
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A poor Afro-American family make the best of things in the Chicago housing projects.

Stars: Ja'net DuBois, Ralph Carter, BernNadette Stanis, Jimmie Walker

40. Everybody Loves Raymond (1996–2005)
Episode: Bully on the Bus (2000)

TV-G | Comedy

7.4
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When Ray and Debra find out the a bully is picking on Ally, Ray decides to investigate.

Creator: Philip Rosenthal | Director: Will Mackenzie | Stars: Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton, Brad Garrett, Madylin Sweeten

41. Home Improvement (1991–1999)
Episode: Her Cheatin' Mind (1995)

TV-G | Comedy, Family

7.4
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When Tim finds out Jill's new book club member is a good looking guy, Tim decides he needs to also join the book club. At the next meeting, he brings a new perspective on a classic book.

Creators: Carmen Finestra, David McFadzean | Director: Andy Cadiff | Stars: Tim Allen, Patricia Richardson, Earl Hindman, Jonathan Taylor Thomas

42. Moesha (1996–2001)
Episode: Mentor (1997)

TV-PG | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.4
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Writers: Sara V. Finney, Vida Spears | Director: Mary Ellen Jones | Stars: Brandy Norwood, William Allen Young, Countess Vaughn, Marcus T. Paulk

43. Good Times (1974–1979)
Episode: The Evans Get Involved: Part 1 (1977)

TV-PG | Comedy

7.4
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A new neighbor girl, 10-year-old Penny Gordon, becomes friends with Willona and the Evans family. Later, they discover a horrifying secret - that Penny is viciously abused by her mother.

Writers: Eric Monte, Mike Evans, Norman Lear, Austin Kalish, Irma Kalish | Director: Gerren Keith | Stars: Ja'net DuBois, Ralph Carter, BernNadette Stanis, Johnny Brown

44. The PJs (1999–2001)
Episode: U Go Kart (1999)

Animation, Comedy

7.4
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Creators: Eddie Murphy, Steve Tompkins, Larry Wilmore | Director: Bill Jarcho | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Loretta Devine, James Black, Michael Paul Chan

45. Martin (1992–1997)

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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The random misadventures of Martin Payne, an abrasive, loud-mouthed (though somewhat insecure) Detroit talk show host and his assortment of friends and enemies.

Creators: John Bowman, Topper Carew, Martin Lawrence | Stars: Martin Lawrence, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Carl Anthony Payne II, Thomas Mikal Ford

46. The Wayans Bros. (1995–1999)

30 min | Comedy

7.3
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The wacky escapades of brothers Shawn and Marlon Williams, along with their wise but eccentric father.

Creators: Leslie Ray, David Steven Simon, Marlon Wayans, Shawn Wayans | Stars: Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, John Witherspoon, Anna Maria Horsford

47. As Told by Ginger (2000– )

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Family

7.3
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The TV cartoon follows a preteen girl named Ginger Foutley, along with two friends, as they try to fit in social life as well in school and try to avoid any embarrassments.

Creator: Emily Kapnek | Stars: Melissa Disney, Jeannie Elias, Tress MacNeille, Aspen Vincent

48. The PJs (1999–2001)
Episode: Boyz 'n the Woods (1999)

Animation, Comedy

7.3
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Creators: Eddie Murphy, Steve Tompkins, Larry Wilmore | Director: Paul Harrod | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Loretta Devine, James Black, Michael Paul Chan

49. Good Times (1974–1979)
Episode: Cousin Cleatus (1975)

TV-PG | Comedy

7.3
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The Evan's get a visit from the FBI, asking about her nephew Cleatus. Turns out he is wanted for bank robbery.

Writers: Eric Monte, Mike Evans, Norman Lear, Jack Elinson, Norman Paul, Ron Allen Thompson | Director: Herbert Kenwith | Stars: Esther Rolle, John Amos, Ja'net DuBois, Ralph Carter

50. Good Times (1974–1979)
Episode: Junior the Senior (1974)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.3
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It looks like J.J. will be held back a grade.

Writers: Eric Monte, Mike Evans, Norman Lear, Ken Hecht, Lloyd Garver, Lou Derman, Bill Davenport | Director: Herbert Kenwith | Stars: Esther Rolle, John Amos, Ja'net DuBois, Ralph Carter