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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.

Writer: 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

9.1
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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.

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

3. 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

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

TV-14 | 44 min | Comedy, Drama

9.0
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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.

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

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

TV-14 | 44 min | Comedy, Drama

9.0
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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.

Writers: Paul Feig, Jon Kasdan, Judd Apatow, Mike White | Director: Jake Kasdan | Stars: Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley, James Franco, Samm Levine

6. 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

7. City of Angels (II) (2013)

12 min | Short, Music

8.9
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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

8.9
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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 »

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

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

TV-14 | 45 min | Comedy, Drama

8.9
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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 »

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

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

TV-14 | 44 min | Comedy, Drama

8.9
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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 »

Writers: Paul Feig, J. Elvis Weinstein | Director: Jake Kasdan | Stars: Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley, James Franco, Samm Levine

11. 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.

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

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

TV-14 | 45 min | Comedy, Drama

8.9
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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.

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

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

TV-14 | 45 min | Comedy, Drama

8.9
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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.

Writers: Paul Feig, Gabe Sachs, Jeff Judah, Patty Lin | Director: Bryan Gordon | Stars: Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley, James Franco, Samm Levine

14. 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

15. 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

16. 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.

Writers: Paul Feig, J. Elvis Weinstein, Judd Apatow | Director: Jake Kasdan | Stars: Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley, James Franco, Samm Levine

17. 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 »

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

18. 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 »

Writers: Paul Feig, Gabe Sachs, Jeff Judah | Director: Judd Apatow | Stars: Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley, James Franco, Samm Levine

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

TV-14 | 43 min | Comedy, Drama

8.8
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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 »

Writers: Paul Feig, Rebecca Sinclair, Judd Apatow | Director: Ken Olin | Stars: Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley, James Franco, Samm Levine

20. 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

21. The Colbert Report (2005– )

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

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

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

22. 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.

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

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

Comedy, Talk-Show

8.6
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Stars: Zach Galifianakis, Jon Hamm, Bradley Cooper, Misty Monroe

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

56 min | Documentary

8.6
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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

25. 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.

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

26. 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.

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

27. 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 »

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

28. Lily (II) (2014)

17 min | Short, Drama

8.5
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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

29. 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.

Writers: Tina Fey, Robert Carlock | Director: Gail Mancuso | Stars: Tina Fey, Tracy Morgan, Jane Krakowski, Jack McBrayer

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

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

8.4
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After Jay Leno's second retirement from the program, Jimmy Fallon stepped in as his permanent replacement. After 42 years in Los Angeles the program was brought back to New York.

Stars: Jimmy Fallon, The Roots, Steve Higgins, James Poyser

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

Comedy, Talk-Show

8.4
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Creators: Scott Aukerman, Zach Galifianakis, BJ Porter | Directors: Scott Aukerman, The Lonely Island, Andy Samberg | Stars: James Franco, Zach Galifianakis, The Lonely Island, Edward Norton

32. 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, Jane Krakowski

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. Saturday Night Live (1975– )

TV-PG | 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

35. Conan (2010– )

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

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

36. Cannes Film Festival 2010 (2010 TV Movie)

News, Talk-Show

8.2
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The Cannes International Film Festival (French: Festival du Cannes), is an annual film festival held in Cannes, France, which previews new films of all genres including documentaries from ... See full summary »

Stars: Isabelle Adjani, Woody Allen, Didier Allouch, Pedro Almodóvar

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

TV-14 | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

8.2
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Director: Dave Diomedi | Stars: Jimmy Fallon, James Franco, Andy Cohen, Larry Webster

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

Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

8.2
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Stars: David Letterman, James Franco, Sofía Vergara, Shakira

39. 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

40. The American Experience (1988– )

60 min | Documentary, History

8.1
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A series showcasing documentaries on American history.

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

41. Saturday Night (2010)

90 min | Documentary

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With unprecedented access to the behind the scenes process of the writers, actors and producers, Franco and his crew document what it takes to create one full episode of Saturday Night Live.

Director: James Franco | Stars: Fred Armisen, Will Forte, James Franco, Bill Hader

42. The 81st Annual Academy Awards (2009 TV Special)

TV-14 | 210 min

8.0
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Annual awards presentation honoring the best film achievements of 2008.

Writers: Jon Macks, Jenny Bicks, Bill Condon, John Hoffman, Phil Alden Robinson, Bruce Vilanch, Dan Harmon, Rob Schrab, Ben Schwartz, Joel Stein, Baz Luhrmann, Craig Pearce, Robert Cohen | Directors: Roger Goodman, Allen P. Haines | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Amy Adams, Jennifer Aniston, Alan Arkin

43. Hamish & Andy's Gap Year (2011– )

Comedy

8.0
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Stars: Hamish Blake, Andy Lee, Wenzl McGowen, James Muschler

44. Revealed (2013– )

Talk-Show

8.0
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Stars: Viviana Vigil, Leonard Maltin, Steve Patterson, Jessica Chastain

45. Hollywood Heights (2012– )

60 min | Active

7.9
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Loren (Brittany Underwood) a smart, shy and independent high school senior who has ambitions of being a songwriter and secretly sends her song lyrics to her celebrity crush, rock superstar ... See full summary »

Stars: Melissa Ordway, Jama Williamson, Cody Longo, Brittany Underwood

46. Comedy Central Roast of James Franco (2013 TV Movie)

70 min | Comedy

7.9
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It's James Franco's turn to step in to the celebrity hot seat for the latest installment of The Comedy Central Roast.

Writers: David Geberitt, George Reinblatt, Bryan Olsen, Kevin Schini, Josh Comers, John Mulaney, Ben Hoffman, Jesse Joyce, Vanessa Ramos, Kyle Hunter, Ariel Shaffir, Benji Aflalo, Tony Hinchcliffe | Stars: James Franco, Jonah Hill, Andy Samberg, Seth Rogen

47. Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present (2012)

Not Rated | 106 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.9
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75 Metascore

A documentary that follows the Serbian performance artist as she prepares for a retrospective of her work at The Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Directors: Matthew Akers, Jeff Dupre | Stars: Marina Abramovic, Ulay, Klaus Biesenbach, David Balliano

48. At the Movies (2004– )

30 min | Talk-Show

7.9
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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

49. Into the Night with... (2002– )

Documentary

7.8
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Two celebrities meet for the first time to spend an evening in each others and the camera's company.

Creator: Hans-Günther Brüske | Stars: Christoph Schlingensief, Jonathan Meese, Helene Hegemann, Fatih Akin

50. The Fabulous Picture Show (2006– )

History, Talk-Show

7.8
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Creator: Amanda Palmer | Stars: Amanda Palmer, Mohamed Al Daradji, Scandar Copti, Cherien Dabis