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1. Freaks and Geeks (1999–2000)
Episode: Discos and Dragons (2000)

TV-14 | 44 min | Comedy, Drama

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Nick explores disco, Lindsay listens to the Grateful Dead, and Daniel tries something new. What's cool? Friendship.

Creator: Paul Feig | Director: Paul Feig | Stars: Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley, James Franco, Samm Levine

2. Freaks and Geeks (1999–2000)
Episode: Smooching and Mooching (2000)

TV-14 | 44 min | Comedy, Drama

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Nick stays with the Weirs while he's on the outs with his dad, and the geeks go to a make-out party.

Creator: Paul Feig | Director: Jake Kasdan | Stars: Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley, James Franco, Samm Levine

3. Freaks and Geeks (1999–2000)
Episode: Chokin' and Tokin' (2000)

TV-14 | 44 min | Comedy, Drama

9.1
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When Bill talks about being allergic to peanuts in class, Alan tries to prove he's lying but Bill ends up in the hospital after an allergic reaction. Lindsay smokes weed for the first time.

Creator: Paul Feig | Director: Miguel Arteta | Stars: Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley, James Franco, Samm Levine

4. Hollywood Heights (2012– )
Episode: The Final Concert (2012)

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Loren senses Eddie at her concert and makes a quick change to her set list. Eddie does his best to avoid being caught by the cops.

Writers: Brent Boyd, Josh Griffith | Director: Owen Renfroe | Stars: Cody Longo, Brittany Underwood, Robert Adamson, Daphne Ashbrook

5. Freaks and Geeks (1999–2000)
Episode: The Little Things (2000)

TV-14 | 44 min | Comedy, Drama

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As McKinley High prepares for a visit from Vice President Bush, Ken and Sam must sort out conflicted feelings in their love lives.

Creator: Paul Feig | Director: Jake Kasdan | Stars: Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley, James Franco, Samm Levine

6. Freaks and Geeks (1999–2000)

TV-14 | 44 min | Comedy, Drama

9.0
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A television show about two unique groups of teenagers dealing with life in high school during the 80's.

Stars: Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley, James Franco, Samm Levine

7. City of Angels (II) (2013)

12 min | Short, Music

9.0
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Song in the album, regarding their success in the states and thir up roar of beginning in LA (The City of Angels)

Director: Jared Leto | Stars: Jared Leto, Shannon Leto, Tomo Milicevic, Holly Beavon

8. Freaks and Geeks (1999–2000)
Episode: Dead Dogs and Gym Teachers (2000)

TV-14 | 45 min | Comedy, Drama

9.0
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Lindsay tries to convince Harold to let her join her friends at a Who concert. Kim and Lindsay accidentally run over Millie's dog. Kim starts hanging out with Millie. Lindsay wants to tell ... See full summary »

Creator: Paul Feig | Director: Judd Apatow | Stars: Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley, James Franco, Samm Levine

9. General Hospital (1963– )
Episode: Episode #1.12410 (2011)

TV-PG | Drama

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Writers: Tracey Thomson, Michele Val Jean, Garin Wolf | Director: William Ludel | Stars: Anthony Geary, Steve Burton, Rebecca Herbst, Kelly Monaco

10. Freaks and Geeks (1999–2000)
Episode: Looks and Books (2000)

TV-14 | 45 min | Comedy, Drama

9.0
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A car accident results in Lindsay deciding to stop hanging out with her "freak" friends. She decides to rejoin the mathletes and start hanging out with Millie again. Sam adopts a new modern... See full summary »

Creator: Paul Feig | Director: Ken Kwapis | Stars: Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley, James Franco, Samm Levine

11. Freaks and Geeks (1999–2000)
Episode: The Garage Door (2000)

TV-14 | 45 min | Comedy, Drama

9.0
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Neal learns his father is cheating on his mother. Ken develops a crush on the tuba player in the school's marching band and Lindsay helps set them up.

Creator: Paul Feig | Director: Bryan Gordon | Stars: Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley, James Franco, Samm Levine

12. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (1996– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show | Active

8.9
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America's top fake news show.

Creators: Lizz Winstead, Madeleine Smithberg | Stars: Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, John Oliver, Craig Kilborn

13. Freaks and Geeks (1999–2000)
Episode: Noshing and Moshing (2000)

TV-14 | 44 min | Comedy, Drama

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Neal wrestles with the dilemma of whether to tell his mother about his father's affair. Lindsay is given detention after coming to the aid of a girl being attacked by a boy. Daniel deals ... See full summary »

Creator: Paul Feig | Director: Jake Kasdan | Stars: Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley, James Franco, Samm Levine

14. Freaks and Geeks (1999–2000)
Episode: Pilot (1999)

TV-14 | 48 min | Comedy, Drama

8.9
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A group of high school students in 1980 faces various social struggles. Wealthy "brain" Lindsay wants to rebel. Her geeky freshman brother Sam and his two friends are targeted by a bully.

Creator: Paul Feig | Director: Jake Kasdan | Stars: Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley, James Franco, Samm Levine

15. Freaks and Geeks (1999–2000)
Episode: Tests and Breasts (1999)

TV-14 | 45 min | Comedy, Drama

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Daniel cons Lindsay into helping him pass an algebra test, while Sam and his pals try to figure out the basics of human sexuality.

Creator: Paul Feig | Director: Ken Kwapis | Stars: Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley, James Franco, Samm Levine

16. The X-Files (1993–2002)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.8
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Two FBI agents, Fox Mulder the believer and Dana Scully the skeptic, investigate the strange and unexplained while hidden forces work to impede their efforts.

Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, Robert Patrick

17. Inside the Actors Studio (1994– )

65 min | Talk-Show

8.8
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Famous actors, directors and writers reminisce about their careers and the philosophy behind their careers.

Stars: James Lipton, Bradley Cooper, Ellen Burstyn, Dave Chappelle

18. Freaks and Geeks (1999–2000)
Episode: Beers and Weirs (1999)

TV-14 | 45 min | Comedy, Drama

8.8
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When Mr & Mrs. Weir go out of town for the weekend, Lindsey hosts a keg party. Sam, Bill, and Neal, worried that the party-goers will get too rowdy, substitute a keg of non-alcoholic beer for the one the freaks have on ice.

Creator: Paul Feig | Director: Jake Kasdan | Stars: Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley, James Franco, Samm Levine

19. Freaks and Geeks (1999–2000)
Episode: Carded and Discarded (2000)

TV-14 | 45 min | Comedy, Drama

8.8
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Sam, Neal, and Bill befriend a pretty new transfer student, but soon fear of losing her to the popular crowd and try to win her over with a series of fun things they plan for her. Lindsay, ... See full summary »

Creator: Paul Feig | Director: Judd Apatow | Stars: Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley, James Franco, Samm Levine

20. Freaks and Geeks (1999–2000)
Episode: I'm with the Band (1999)

TV-14 | 45 min | Comedy, Drama

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Lindsay encourages Nick to pursue a career in music. Nick continues to practice with his current band, but quickly decides he's better than them. Lindsay encourages Nick to audition for a ... See full summary »

Creator: Paul Feig | Director: Judd Apatow | Stars: Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley, James Franco, Samm Levine

21. Freaks and Geeks (1999–2000)
Episode: The Diary (2000)

TV-14 | 43 min | Comedy, Drama

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Lindsay's parents are convinced Kim is leading their daughter down a path toward drugs and sex, so they consider taking a peek in her diary. Meanwhile, Bill is tired of the same jocks ... See full summary »

Creator: Paul Feig | Director: Ken Olin | Stars: Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley, James Franco, Samm Levine

22. The Colbert Report (2005– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

8.7
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Satirical newscaster Stephen Colbert provides humorous commentary on the big issues going on in the United States and the rest of the world, with his larger-than-life ego and overly-patriotic spirit along with him every step of the way.

Stars: Stephen Colbert, Jay Katsir, Jon Stewart, Paul Dinello

23. Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis (2008– )

Comedy, Talk-Show

8.7
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Zach Galifinakas comically interviews various celebrites between two ferns.

Creators: BJ Porter, Scott Aukerman, Zach Galifianakis | Stars: Zach Galifianakis, Jon Hamm, Bradley Cooper, Misty Monroe

24. The Colbert Report (2005– )
Episode: Episode dated 18 December 2014 (2014)

TV-14 | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

8.7
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Stephen invites his colleague and lifelong friend Grimmy to the show for the final episode of The Colbert Report.

Stars: Stephen Colbert, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, J.J. Abrams, Alan Alda

25. Freaks and Geeks (1999–2000)
Episode: Kim Kelly Is My Friend (2000)

TV-14 | 45 min | Comedy, Drama

8.7
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Kim befriends Lindsay for ulterior motives, while Sam is bullied unmercifully by Karen Scarfolli, whose locker is next to his.

Creator: Paul Feig | Director: Lesli Linka Glatter | Stars: Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley, James Franco, Samm Levine

26. Freaks and Geeks (1999–2000)
Episode: Girlfriends and Boyfriends (2000)

TV-14 | 45 min | Comedy, Drama

8.6
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Lindsay and Nick get more serious, and her parents give unwanted advice. Sam joins the yearbook staff to get closer to Cindy, who thinks of him only as a friend.

Creator: Paul Feig | Director: Lesli Linka Glatter | Stars: Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley, James Franco, Samm Levine

27. Freaks and Geeks (1999–2000)
Episode: Tricks and Treats (1999)

TV-14 | 45 min | Comedy, Drama

8.6
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Halloween doesn't go as expected for Sam, Lindsey, or their parents.

Creator: Paul Feig | Director: Bryan Gordon | Stars: Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley, James Franco, Samm Levine

28. Freaks and Geeks (1999–2000)
Episode: We've Got Spirit (2000)

TV-14 | 43 min | Comedy, Drama

8.6
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Sam tries out to be the school mascot hoping to impress Cindy. Meanwhile, Daniel, Ken, and Kim suddenly become the basketball team's most rabid fans following a series of run-ins with jocks... See full summary »

Creator: Paul Feig | Director: Danny Leiner | Stars: Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley, James Franco, Samm Levine

29. Don Quixote: The Ingenious Gentleman of La Mancha (2015)

83 min | Adventure

8.5
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With his noble squire by his side, a retired country gentleman sets out on an adventure to right the wrongs of the world.

Writers: Melanie Ansley, Miguel de Cervantes y Saavedra, Elizabeth Eccher, Jonathan Maurer, Jamie Napoli, Amy Reedy, Michael Starr, Jordan Trippeer, Anthony Twarog | Directors: David Beier, Dave Dorsey, Mahin Ibrahim, Austin Kolodney, Will Lowell, Drue Metz, Brandon Somerhalder, Alana Waksman, Jon YonKondy, Xu Zhang | Stars: Buck Acosta, Carmen Argenziano, Joseph Argenziano, Nancy Atalla

30. Lily (II) (2014)

17 min | Short, Drama

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With Nick Gomez (of Walking Dead and Dexter) and produced by James Franco, 'Lily' is based on a one act play by Tennessee Williams called 'Why Do You Smoke So Much, Lily?' Currently being ... See full summary »

Writer: Zach Singer | Director: Zach Singer | Stars: Nick Gomez, Caitlin Singer

31. The 2009 Independent Spirit Awards (2009 TV Movie)

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Writers: Billy Kimball, Neil MacLennan | Director: Chris Donovan | Stars: Jessica Alba, Christina Applegate, Darren Aronofsky, Alec Baldwin

32. 30 Rock (2006–2013)
Episode: Klaus and Greta (2010)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

8.5
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Jack and Kenneth try to erase an embarrassing drunk phone message he left on New Year's day, Jenna agrees to "date" James Franco for publicity, Liz's gay cousin comes to New York to visit, and Tracy thinks his wife's pregnant with a girl.

Creator: Tina Fey | Director: Gail Mancuso | Stars: Tina Fey, Tracy Morgan, Jane Krakowski, Jack McBrayer

33. Inside the Actors Studio (1994– )
Episode: James Franco (2010)

Talk-Show

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Stars: James Lipton, James Franco, Dave Franco, Michael Crowe

34. 30 Rock (2006–2013)

TV-14 | 21 min | Comedy

8.3
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Liz Lemon, head writer of the sketch comedy show "TGS with Tracy Jordan", must deal with an arrogant new boss and a crazy new star, all while trying to run a successful TV show without losing her mind.

Stars: Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan, Jack McBrayer

35. The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards (2014)

97 min | Comedy, Drama

8.3
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Based on short stories from Robert Boswell's collection, seven vignettes explore the difference between fantasy and reality, memory and history, and the joy and agony of the human condition.

Writers: Roxanne Beck, Robert Boswell, Neville Kiser, Marissa Matteo, Mona Nahm, Jessica Nikkel, Nicole Riegel, Teresa Sullivan, Jacqueline Vleck | Directors: Mark Columbus, Lauren Hoekstra, Sarah Kruchowski, Ryan Moody, Simon Savelyev, Vanita Shastry, Shadae Lamar Smith, Jeremy David White, Jonathan King | Stars: Rico Rodriguez, Matthew Modine, James Franco, Abigail Spencer

36. The American Experience (1988– )

60 min | Documentary, History

8.3
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A series showcasing documentaries on American history.

Creator: Henry Hampton | Stars: David McCullough, David Ogden Stiers, Michael Murphy, Joe Morton

37. At the Movies (2004– )

30 min | Talk-Show

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Following the 18-year success of their reviews on The Movie Show (1986), renowned Australian critics and film supporters David Stratton and Margaret Pomeranz take to a new show, where each ... See full summary »

Stars: David Stratton, Margaret Pomeranz, Judith Lucy, Jason di Rosso

38. Hollywood Heights (2012– )
Episode: Eddie Questions His Feelings (2012)

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Loren and Melissa get into the club, but aren't able to give Eddie the song. Eddie sees a photo that may change his mind about Chloe.

Writer: Josh Griffith | Stars: Cody Longo, Brittany Underwood, Robert Adamson, Brandon P Bell

39. Entertainment Tonight (1981– )
Episode: Episode dated 29 October 2008 (2008)

News

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Director: Dennis Coleman | Stars: Corky Ballas, Valerie Bertinelli, Grant Bowler, Josh Brolin

40. The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014– )
Episode: James Franco/Andy Cohen/Jake Bugg (2014)

TV-14 | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

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Director: Dave Diomedi | Stars: Jimmy Fallon, James Franco, Andy Cohen, Larry Webster

41. Saturday Night Live (1975– )

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music | Active

8.2
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The classic late night live sketch comedy show.

Creator: Lorne Michaels | Stars: Don Pardo, Lenny Pickett, Darrell Hammond, Seth Meyers

42. True Story (I) (2015)

R | 100 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

8.2
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The relationship between journalist Michael Finkel and Christian Longo, an FBI Most Wanted List murderer who for years lived outside the U.S. under Finkel's name.

Writers: Michael Finkel, Rupert Goold, David Kajganich | Director: Rupert Goold | Stars: James Franco, Jonah Hill, Felicity Jones, Genevieve Angelson

43. The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014– )

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

8.2
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Jimmy Fallon hosts the tonight show and interviews celebrities, plays games with them and has a musical or comedic guest perform.

Stars: Jimmy Fallon, The Roots, Steve Higgins, Ahmir-Khalib Thompson

44. Conan (2010– )

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

8.2
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Conan O'Brien and his co-host Andy Richter discuss current news topics and interview celebrities and personalities.

Creator: Conan O'Brien | Stars: Andy Richter, Conan O'Brien, Jimmy Vivino, Jerry Vivino

45. Making a Scene with James Franco (2014– )

Short, Comedy

8.2
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Franco and one or more of his "fellow artists" discuss their favorite scenes from Hollywood cinema and then re-create them with a special twist.

Stars: James Franco, Michael Czerniawski, Alessandra Fabiani, Susanne M. Gorman

46. General Hospital (1963– )
Episode: Episode #1.12472 (2012)

TV-PG | Drama

8.2
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Writers: Shelly Altman, Michael Conforti, Kate Hall, Garin Wolf | Director: William Ludel | Stars: Steve Burton, Maurice Benard, Nancy Lee Grahn, Kelly Monaco

47. Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis (2008– )
Episode: James Franco (2013)

Comedy, Talk-Show

8.2
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Creators: Scott Aukerman, Zach Galifianakis, BJ Porter | Directors: Scott Aukerman, The Lonely Island, Andy Samberg | Stars: Zach Galifianakis, James Franco, Edward Norton, The Lonely Island

48. Late Show with David Letterman (1993– )
Episode: James Franco/Sofia Vergara/Shakira (2010)

Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

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Stars: David Letterman, James Franco, Sofía Vergara, Shakira

49. Hollywood Heights (2012– )
Episode: Loren Catches Eddie's Attention (2012)

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During Eddie's performance, Loren is elated when his eyes meet hers. After the show, she sends him a lyric she wrote that catches his attention. Chloe sets Tyler straight.

Writers: Brent Boyd, Josh Griffith, Catharina Ledeboer, Jed Seidel, Sally Sussman Morina | Director: Owen Renfroe | Stars: Cody Longo, Brittany Underwood, Robert Adamson, Brandon P Bell

50. By the Fans: The Making of the Veronica Mars Movie (2014 Video)

56 min | Documentary

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Behind-the-scenes documentary about the Veronica Mars (2014) Kickstarter campaign, the making of the film, and the fans role in making that possible.

Writer: Viet Nguyen | Director: Viet Nguyen | Stars: Dan Etheridge, Rob Thomas, Jeff Jensen, Alan Sepinwall