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1. Dancing with the Stars (2005– )
Episode: Round Eight (I) (2011)

TV-PG | Family, Game-Show, Music

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Writer: Dave Boone | Director: Alex Rudzinski | Stars: Tom Bergeron, Sharna Burgess, Cheryl Burke, Brooke Burke-Charvet

2. An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Aretha Franklin (2007 TV Special)

180 min | Music

9.1
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Writer: Cort Casady | Director: Louis J. Horvitz | Stars: Tyra Banks, Fantasia Barrino, Michael Bolton, Natalie Cole

3. The 34th Annual Grammy Awards (1992 TV Special)

Music

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Writers: Buz Kohan, Bruce Vilanch | Director: Walter C. Miller | Stars: Clint Black, Boys II Men, Garth Brooks, James Brown

4. Forrest Gump (1994)

PG-13 | 142 min | Drama, Romance

8.8
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82 Metascore

Forrest Gump, while not intelligent, has accidentally been present at many historic moments, but his true love, Jenny Curran, eludes him.

Writers: Winston Groom, Eric Roth | Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Sally Field

5. Jimmy Carter's Inaugural Gala (1977 TV Movie)

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Director: Marty Pasetta | Stars: Hank Aaron, Donnie Ray Albert, Muhammad Ali, Lauren Bacall

6. Goodfellas (1990)

R | 146 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

8.7
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89 Metascore

Henry Hill and his friends work their way up through the mob hierarchy.

Writers: Nicholas Pileggi, Martin Scorsese | Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco

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

105 min | Comedy, Family, Talk-Show

8.7
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Stars: Hugh Downs, Jose Melis, Jack Paar, Cliff Arquette

8. Golden Age of Rock'n'Roll (1991– )

60 min | Music, Documentary

8.7
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Hosted by John Sebastian, this classic series explores the music of and the stories behind the Golden Age of Rock'n'Roll.

Stars: John Sebastian, Roger McGuinn, The Beatles, Chuck Berry

9. The 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert (2009 TV Special)

255 min | Music

8.6
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A four-hour music event featuring performances from two concerts held at Madison Square Garden.

Director: Joel Gallen | Stars: Jeff Beck, Crosby Stills & Nash, Aretha Franklin, Metallica

10. Bloody Cuts (2011– )

Horror

8.6
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Stars: David Blood, Carol Storey, Emilia Barrett, Paul Barrett

11. The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986–2011)
Episode: Oprah's Farewell Spectacular, Part 2 (2011)

Drama, Talk-Show

8.6
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Stars: Oprah Winfrey, Maya Angelou, Nate Berkus, Halle Berry

12. Forever (2014– )
Episode: Pilot (2014)

TV-PG | Drama, Sci-Fi

8.6
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Henry Morgan, an immortal, searches for the man who caused a subway train accident. Meanwhile, a mysterious call informs Henry that someone knows his secret.

Creator: Matthew Miller | Director: Brad Anderson | Stars: Ioan Gruffudd, Alana De La Garza, Joel David Moore, Donnie Keshawarz

13. VH1 Rock Docs (2006– )
Episode: Soul Train: The Hippest Trip in America (2010)

64 min

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Writer: Sean Gottlieb | Directors: Amy Goldberg, J. Kevin Swain | Stars: Don Cornelius, Danyel Smith, Jesse Jackson, Martin Luther King

14. Tiny Toon Adventures (1990–1995)
Episode: Tiny Toon Music Television (1991)

TV-G | 22 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

8.6
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Max sings motown, Buster spoofs the Sorcerer's Apprentice and Babs performs "Respect" in this parody of MTV.

Writers: Sherri Stoner, Paul Dini, Tom Minton, Art Vitello, Bruce W. Timm, Douglas McCarthy | Director: Art Vitello | Stars: Charles Adler, Tress MacNeille, Joe Alaskey, Jeff Bergman

15. So You Think You Can Dance (2005– )
Episode: Top 16 Perform (2012)

Game-Show, Music, Reality-TV

8.6
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Writers: Simon Fuller, Nigel Lythgoe | Stars: Cat Deeley, Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy, Christina Applegate

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

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

8.5
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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

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

105 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

8.5
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Host Johnny Carson performs comedy routines and chats with various celebrities.

Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Bob Hope, Skitch Henderson

18. The Hollywood Palace (1964–1970)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Family, Music

8.5
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Various guest hosts present a musical variety show.

Stars: Bing Crosby, Milton Berle, Jimmy Durante, Sid Caesar

19. The David Frost Show (1969–1972)

90 min | Talk-Show

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

20. The New Steve Allen Show (1961–1965)

48 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

8.5
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Stars: Steve Allen, Johnny Jacobs, Les Brown and His Band of Renown, Louis Nye

21. The 23rd Annual Grammy Awards (1981 TV Special)

Music

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Writer: Marty Farrell | Stars: Paul Simon, Herb Alpert, Harry Belafonte, Pat Benatar

22. RuPaul's Drag Race (2009– )
Episode: Drag My Wedding (2014)

TV-14 | Reality-TV

8.4
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The contestants do abstract painting in honor of marriage equality using their bodies as the paintbrushes in the mini challenge. For the main challenge, they transform grooms into brides for a wedding.

Director: Nick Murray | Stars: RuPaul, Santino Rice, Michelle Visage, David Burtka

23. The Wonder Years (1988–1993)
Episode: Fate (1989)

TV-PG | Comedy, Drama

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With Winnie still upset at him, Kevin tries to get back on good terms with her by confronting Eddie Pinetti, the school bully, for going into her locker. This plan backfires when he realizes that Winnie is now seeing Eddie.

Creators: Neal Marlens, Carol Black | Director: Steve Miner | Stars: Fred Savage, Dan Lauria, Alley Mills, Olivia d'Abo

24. Murphy Brown (1988–1998)
Episode: The Queen of Soul (1991)

Comedy

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Creator: Diane English | Director: Peter Bonerz | Stars: Candice Bergen, Ritch Brinkley, Aretha Franklin, John Hostetter

25. Tom Dowd & the Language of Music (2003)

Unrated | 90 min | Documentary, Music

8.3
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80 Metascore

A documentary about Tom Dowd, who was an innovative recording engineer and producer of noted albums with John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman, Otis Redding, Eric Clapton, the Allman Brothers and many others.

Director: Mark Moormann | Stars: Ray Charles, John Coltrane, Aretha Franklin, Ginger Baker

26. Motown 40: The Music Is Forever (1998 TV Movie)

Documentary, Music

8.3
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Writers: Suzanne De Passe, Ruth Robinson, Ruth Adkins Robinson | Director: Yvonne Smith | Stars: Diana Ross, Nick Ashford, Florence Ballard, Shelly Berger

27. Scandal (2012– )
Episode: Gladiators Don't Run (2015)

TV-14 | Drama, Thriller

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Olivia officially goes up for bidding.

Writer: Paul William Davies | Director: Randall Zisk | Stars: Kerry Washington, Scott Foley, Darby Stanchfield, Katie Lowes

28. Scandal (2012– )
Episode: Randy, Red, Superfreak and Julia (2014)

TV-14 | Drama, Thriller

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Fitz begins his second term with a plan to make positive changes for the nation. Meanwhile, Mellie has trouble dealing with her son's death; and Olivia's absence leaves a void on her team.

Creator: Shonda Rhimes | Director: Tom Verica | Stars: Kerry Washington, Scott Foley, Darby Stanchfield, Katie Lowes

29. So You Think You Can Dance (2005– )
Episode: Top 20 Perform, 2 Eliminated (2014)

Game-Show, Music, Reality-TV

8.3
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Stars: Cat Deeley, Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy, Misty Copeland

30. 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

31. The Andy Williams Show (1962–1969)

60 min | Music

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Having hosted summer programs for three seasons before this, Andy Williams' program finally became a regular, year-round show. In addition to Andy, the program also featured numbers by a ... See full summary »

Stars: Andy Williams, Alan Osmond, Jay Osmond, Merrill Osmond

32. The 14th Annual Grammy Awards (1972 TV Special)

90 min | Music

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Writer: Marty Farrell | Director: Marty Pasetta | Stars: The 5th Dimension, Muhammad Ali, Herb Alpert, Leonard Bernstein

33. Entourage (2004–2011)
Episode: Aquamansion (2005)

TV-MA | 28 min | Comedy, Drama

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Vince is taking big risks, listening to Turtle rather then E, Ari and his financial adviser: without a new role in the pocket, he is tempted to buy a Hollywood house, and one of true star ... See full summary »

Creator: Doug Ellin | Director: Julian Farino | Stars: Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara

34. Inspector George Gently (2007– )
Episode: Gently Northern Soul (2012)

93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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After a young black girl is murdered, Gently uncovers a disturbing and malevolent racist undercurrent lurking both within the local community and his own police force.

Writers: Alan Hunter, Peter Flannery, David Kane | Director: Gillies MacKinnon | Stars: Pippa Bennett-Warner, Lenora Crichlow, Craig Conway, Philip Correia

35. Detroit 1-8-7 (2010– )
Episode: Local Hero/Overboard (2010)

TV-14 | Action, Crime, Drama

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When Calvin Gibbs' promising life as a local football hero is cut short by violence, the city reels. Sadly, the prime suspect is the victim's brother, Terrence, a former felon and gang ... See full summary »

Creator: Jason Richman | Director: Kevin Hooks | Stars: Michael Imperioli, James McDaniel, Aisha Hinds, D.J. Cotrona

36. The Wonder Years (1988–1993)
Episode: The Candidate (1991)

TV-PG | Comedy, Drama

8.2
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With Becky Slater as the only candidate for Student Council President, Paul convinces Kevin to run a campaign against her. With the deadline approaching and way behind, Kevin is tempted to ... See full summary »

Creators: Neal Marlens, Carol Black | Director: Neal Israel | Stars: Fred Savage, Jason Hervey, Danica McKellar, Josh Saviano

37. The 50th Annual Academy Awards (1978 TV Movie)

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Writers: William Ludwig, Leonard Spigelgass | Director: Marty Pasetta | Stars: Bob Hope, Jack Albertson, Irwin Allen, Edward Anhalt

38. WrestleMania III (1987 TV Movie)

180 min | Action, Sport

8.1
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Hulk Hogan goes up against Andre the Giant for the WWF World Championship, while Randy 'Macho Man' Savage battles Ricky Steamboat for the Intercontinental Championship at the Pontiac Silverdome in Detroit.

Stars: Hulk Hogan, André the Giant, Randy Savage, Richard Blood

39. The Midnight Special (1972–1981)

90 min | Music

8.1
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Late night rock and pop music performances are featured.

Stars: Wolfman Jack, Donna Summer, Helen Reddy, Tina Turner

40. Sam Cooke: Legend (2003 Video)

90 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

8.1
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Writer: Peter Guralnick | Director: Mary Wharton | Stars: Lou Adler, J.W. Alexander, Dick Clark, Charles Cooke

41. The Blues Brothers (1980)

R | 133 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.0
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Jake Blues, just out from prison, puts together his old band to save the Catholic home where he and brother Elwood were raised.

Writers: Dan Aykroyd, John Landis | Director: John Landis | Stars: John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Cab Calloway, John Candy

42. Biography (1987– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.0
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The life stories of various historical figures and celebrities are told.

Creator: Agnes Nixon | Stars: Jack Perkins, Peter Graves, Harry Smith, Roddy McDowall

43. Independent Lens (1999– )

Documentary

8.0
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Different celebrity host present a new independent documentary.

Stars: America Ferrera, Terrence Howard, Stanley Tucci, Mary-Louise Parker

44. Shindig! (1964–1966)

60 min | Family, Music

8.0
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A musical variety show featuring the biggest acts in rock-n-roll performing their latest hits.

Creator: Jimmy O'Neill | Stars: The Blossoms, Carolyne Barry, Bobby Sherman, Diane Stuart

45. The Jonathan Winters Show (1967–1969)

60 min | Comedy

8.0
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Stars: Jonathan Winters, John Aylesworth, Stan Ross, Georgene Barnes

47. Immaculate Funk (2000)

90 min | Documentary, Music

8.0
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Director: Tom Thurman | Stars: Al Bell, Stanley Booth, Ahmet Ertegun, Aretha Franklin

48. Cold Case (2003–2010)
Episode: Revolution (2005)

TV-14 | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Rush and the team investigate the 1969 murder of a 19-year-old girl whose body was found in her boyfriend's apartment the day he fled to Canada to avoid fighting in Vietnam.

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

49. American Masters (1985– )

90 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.9
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Creator: Susan Lacy | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Martin Scorsese, Tony Bennett, Fred Astaire

50. New American Bandstand 1965 (1952–1988)

TV-G | 90 min | Music

7.9
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On this show, Dick Clark hosts a daily to weekly dance show that features the latest hit music for the attending teens to dance to. In addition, the show has performances by popular musicians and audience members rate songs.

Stars: Dick Clark, Dion DiMucci, Duane Eddy, Brian Hyland