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1. Saturday Night Live (1975– )

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music

8.2
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The famous guest host stars in parodies and sketches created by the cast of this witty show.

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

Votes: 31,835

2. The Daily Show (1996– )

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

8.8
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America's top fake news show.

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

Votes: 31,340

3. The Golden Girls (1985–1992)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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Four previously married women live together in Miami, sharing their various experiences together and enjoying themselves despite hard times.

Creator: Susan Harris | Stars: Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan, Estelle Getty

Votes: 20,959

4. The Man with Two Brains (1983)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi

6.3
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61 Metascore

Steve Martin comedy about brain transplantation.

Writers: George Gipe, Steve Martin, Carl Reiner | Director: Carl Reiner | Stars: Steve Martin, Kathleen Turner, David Warner, Paul Benedict

Votes: 18,958

5. Shade (2003)

R | 101 min | Crime, Thriller

6.4
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40 Metascore

Shade is set in the world of poker hustlers working the clubs and martini bars of Los Angeles. The tale unfolds as a group of hustlers encounter "The Dean" and pull off a successful sting ... See full summary »

Writer: Damian Nieman | Director: Damian Nieman | Stars: Joe Nicolo, Carl Mazzocone Sr., George Tovar, Frank Medrano

Votes: 10,649

6. Late Show with David Letterman (1993– )

60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

6.9
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The Late Show with David Letterman is an hour-long weeknight comedy and talk-show broadcast by CBS from the Ed Sullivan Theater on Broadway in New York City.

Stars: David Letterman, Paul Shaffer, Alan Kalter, Biff Henderson

Votes: 9,938

7. Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003– )

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

7.4
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A mix of celebrity interviews, musical performers, audience participation games, and segments spotlighting real people with extraordinary stories and talents, hosted by comedienne Ellen DeGeneres.

Creator: Ellen DeGeneres | Stars: Ellen DeGeneres, Stephen Boss, Anthony Okungbowa, Justin Bieber

Votes: 9,774

8. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992–2014)

TV-14 | 62 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

5.3
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After Johnny Carson's retirement from the show, Jay Leno stepped in as his permanent replacement. The format of the show has remained largely unchanged, consisting primarily of an opening ... See full summary »

Stars: Jay Leno, Kevin Eubanks, Edd Hall, Rickey Minor

Votes: 8,379

9. The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005–2015)

TV-14 | 40 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

8.3
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Making a satire out of the entire Late Night Show concept Scotsman Craig Ferguson hosts his show with a robot skeleton and a "horse" as his sidekicks. The show features the stereotypical parts of a Late Show, but all in their own, raw way.

Stars: Craig Ferguson, Shadoe Stevens, Josh Robert Thompson, Joseph Bolter

Votes: 8,349

10. Hercules (1998–1999)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.6
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This spin-off to Disney's Hercules follows Herc's many labors during the years he spent training how to be a hero under the tutelage of satyr Philoctetes. Olympian Gods and Goddesses as well as Hades and Pegasus often visit him.

Stars: Tate Donovan, French Stewart, Sandra Bernhard, James Woods

Votes: 7,800

11. The Lonely Guy (1984)

R | 90 min | Comedy

6.2
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A writer for a greeting card company learns the true meaning of loneliness when he comes home to find his girlfriend in bed with another man.

Writers: Bruce Jay Friedman, Neil Simon, Stan Daniels, Ed. Weinberger | Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Steve Martin, Charles Grodin, Judith Ivey, Steve Lawrence

Votes: 5,080

12. 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.

Creator: Norman Lear | Stars: Redd Foxx, Demond Wilson, LaWanda Page, Don Bexley

Votes: 4,852

13. The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953)

Approved | 80 min | Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.7
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A ferocious dinosaur awakened by an Arctic atomic test terrorizes the North Atlantic and ultimately New York City.

Writers: Lou Morheim, Fred Freiberger, Ray Bradbury | Director: Eugène Lourié | Stars: Paul Hubschmid, Paula Raymond, Cecil Kellaway, Kenneth Tobey

Votes: 4,549

14. The View (1997– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Talk-Show

3.0
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A panel of four real women discuss everyday issues, share their opinions and engage in colorful conversations for a variety of topics.

Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Sherri Shepherd, Joy Behar, Elisabeth Hasselbeck

Votes: 4,021

15. Jeopardy! (1984– )

TV-G | 30 min | Game-Show

8.3
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A quiz show with a twist: contestants are provided with the answers. But what are the right questions?

Creator: Merv Griffin | Stars: Alex Trebek, Johnny Gilbert, Jimmy McGuire, Kelly Miyahara

Votes: 3,690

16. Newhart (1982–1990)

30 min | Comedy

7.8
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Dick Loudon and his wife Joanna decide to leave life in New York City and buy a little inn in Vermont. Dick is a how-to book writer, who eventually becomes a local TV celebrity as host of "... See full summary »

Creators: Barry Kemp, Sheldon Bull | Stars: Bob Newhart, Mary Frann, Tom Poston, Julia Duffy

Votes: 3,289

17. The Carol Burnett Show (1967–1978)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Family

8.8
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Television show featuring skits by Carol Burnett and her comedy troupe.

Stars: Carol Burnett, Vicki Lawrence, Harvey Korman, Lyle Waggoner

Votes: 3,048

18. Late Night with David Letterman (1982–2013)

60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.5
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David Letterman hosted this popular late-night comedy/talk-show. Often, Dave would go on location or to the phone lines to play pranks. Some famous features of the show include the "Top Ten... See full summary »

Stars: David Letterman, Paul Shaffer, Jerry Seinfeld, George Miller

Votes: 2,485

19. Inside Daisy Clover (1965)

Approved | 128 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.3
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A tomboy turned movie star deals with the cruelty of Hollywood.

Writer: Gavin Lambert | Director: Robert Mulligan | Stars: Natalie Wood, Christopher Plummer, Robert Redford, Ruth Gordon

Votes: 2,318

20. Two-Minute Warning (1976)

R | 115 min | Drama, Thriller

6.0
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A psychotic sniper plans a massive killing spree in a Los Angeles football stadium during a major championship game. The police, led by Captain Peter Holly (Charlton Heston) and SWAT ... See full summary »

Writers: George LaFountaine, Edward Hume | Director: Larry Peerce | Stars: Charlton Heston, John Cassavetes, Martin Balsam, Beau Bridges

Votes: 2,306

21. Alice in Wonderland (1985 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 187 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.4
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Alice is in Looking Glass land, where she meets many Looking Glass creatures and attempts to avoid the Jabberwocky, a monster that appears due to her being afraid.

Writers: Lewis Carroll, Paul Zindel | Director: Harry Harris | Stars: Natalie Gregory, Sheila Allen, Sharee Gregory, Red Buttons

Votes: 2,262

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

105 min | Comedy, Music, 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: 1,957

23. Wheel of Fortune (1983– )

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

6.8
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Hosted by Pat Sajak, this game show features 3 contestants who try to solve a puzzle by spinning the wheel and guessing letters in a word or phrase.

Creator: Merv Griffin | Stars: Pat Sajak, Vanna White, Charlie O'Donnell, Jack Clark

Votes: 1,498

24. By the Light of the Silvery Moon (1953)

Approved | 101 min | Comedy, Family, Musical

7.0
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The trials and tribulations of the Winfield family in small town Indiana as Marjorie Winfield's boyfriend, William Sherman, returns from the Army after W.W.I. Bill & Marjorie's on-again, ... See full summary »

Writers: Robert O'Brien, Irving Elinson, Booth Tarkington | Director: David Butler | Stars: Doris Day, Gordon MacRae, Leon Ames, Rosemary DeCamp

Votes: 1,445

25. Entertainment Tonight (1981– )

30 min | News

3.7
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"Entertainment Tonight" is the #1 syndicated entertainment newsmagazine in the world. Launched in 1981, ET is anchored by Mary Hart and Bob Goen. Primary substitute anchors are Jann Carl ... See full summary »

Creator: Alfred Masini | Stars: Nancy O'Dell, Mark Steines, Kevin Frazier, Mary Hart

Votes: 1,376

26. Rich and Famous (1981)

R | 117 min | Drama

5.8
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Liz and Merry Noel become friends as college roommates and their friendship endures over the years. Liz becomes a respected "serious" novelist. Merry Noel marries, has a daughter and writes... See full summary »

Writers: Gerald Ayres, John Van Druten | Director: George Cukor | Stars: Jacqueline Bisset, Candice Bergen, David Selby, Hart Bochner

Votes: 1,220

27. The Seduction of Joe Tynan (1979)

R | 108 min | Drama

6.1
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Respected liberal Senator Joe Tynan is asked to lead the opposition to a Supreme Court appointment. It means losing an old friend and fudging principles to make the necessary deals, as well... See full summary »

Writer: Alan Alda | Director: Jerry Schatzberg | Stars: Alan Alda, Barbara Harris, Meryl Streep, Rip Torn

Votes: 1,190

28. Trouble Along the Way (1953)

Approved | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

6.8
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Struggling to retain custody of his daughter following his divorce, football coach Steve Williams finds himself embroiled in a recruiting scandal at the tiny Catholic college he is trying ... See full summary »

Writers: Melville Shavelson, Jack Rose, Douglas Morrow, Robert Hardy Andrews | Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: John Wayne, Donna Reed, Charles Coburn, Tom Tully

Votes: 1,139

29. Today (1952– )

240 min | News, Talk-Show

5.2
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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.

Creator: Sylvester L. Weaver Jr. | Stars: Katie Couric, Matt Lauer, Natalie Morales, Al Roker

Votes: 1,134

30. Biography (1987– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography

7.9
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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

Votes: 1,031

31. The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1996–2002)

60 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

4.0
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Comedian Rosie O'Donnell produces and hosts her first daytime talk show that focuses on interviews with celebrities about acting, writing, charity work and family life.

Stars: Rosie O'Donnell, Caroline Rhea, Susan Lucci, Penny Marshall

Votes: 1,006

32. The Christmas List (1997 TV Movie)

96 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

6.8
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Perfume saleslady Melody Parris feels like her life is in neutral. Her stick-in-the mud boyfriend won't commit and she gets passed over for a promotion at the store where she works. She ... See full summary »

Writer: Marie Weiss | Director: Charles Jarrott | Stars: Mimi Rogers, Rob Stewart, Stella Stevens, Bill Switzer

Votes: 957

33. What's My Line? (1950–1967)

30 min | Comedy, Family, Game-Show

8.7
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Four panelists must determine guests' occupations - and, in the case of famous guests, while blindfolded, their identity - by asking only "yes" or "no" questions.

Stars: John Daly, Arlene Francis, Bennett Cerf, Dorothy Kilgallen

Votes: 817

34. 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: 748

35. Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman (1976–1977)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.9
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Set in fictional Fernwood, Ohio, this deliriously demented serial focused on the beleaguered heroine Mary Hartman, an average American housewife. In the first year, Mary suffered the ... See full summary »

Creators: Jerry Adelman, Daniel Gregory Browne, Ann Marcus, Gail Parent, Norman Lear | Stars: Greg Mullavey, Louise Lasser, Graham Jarvis, Mary Kay Place

Votes: 730

36. Fat Actress (2005– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Comedy

6.1
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An actress (Alley, playing a version of herself) struggles to lose weight and revive her Hollywood career.

Creators: Kirstie Alley, Brenda Hampton | Stars: Kirstie Alley, Bryan Callen, Rachael Harris, Kelly Preston

Votes: 725

37. E! True Hollywood Story (1996– )

Documentary, Biography, Crime

6.4
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A documentary about celebrities lives before and after being famous.

Stars: Phil Crowley, Chip Bolcik, Beng Spies, Ken Baker

Votes: 632

38. The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn (1999–2004)

60 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

5.2
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Craig Kilborn interviews Celebrity guests, with sketch-comedy thrown in.

Stars: Craig Kilborn, Kip Madsen, Jay Phillips, Ram Ord

Votes: 614

39. Slapstick of Another Kind (1982)

PG | 82 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

2.1
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A rich, beautiful couple give birth to deformed alien twins who, when their heads are together, are the smartest kids on the planet.

Writers: Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Steven Paul | Director: Steven Paul | Stars: Jerry Lewis, Madeline Kahn, Marty Feldman, John Abbott

Votes: 604

40. The Red Skelton Hour (1951–1971)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy

8.3
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Long-running weekly show that spotlighted legendary comedian and beloved TV clown, Red Skelton. Each show featured comedy skits, gags and vignettes starring Skelton and guest performers.

Stars: Red Skelton, David Rose and His Orchestra, Art Gilmore, Tom Hansen Dancers

Votes: 565

41. Hello Down There (1969)

G | 88 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.0
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A marine scientist volunteers to have his family live in a prototype underwater home to prove it's practical.

Writers: Art Arthur, John McGreevey, Frank Telford, Ivan Tors | Directors: Jack Arnold, Ricou Browning | Stars: Tony Randall, Janet Leigh, Jim Backus, Ken Berry

Votes: 530

42. Phantom of the Rue Morgue (1954)

Approved | 83 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

5.9
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After several women are murdered, the police are baffled who the suspect is. All evidence points to Dupin, but soon it becomes apparent that it is something that is stronger and more deadlier than man.

Writers: Edgar Allan Poe, Harold Medford, James R. Webb | Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Karl Malden, Claude Dauphin, Patricia Medina, Steve Forrest

Votes: 519

43. One-Trick Pony (1980)

R | 98 min | Drama

5.8
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Jonah (Paul Simon) is an aging rock star trying to put together a new album in the face of an indifferent record label and a talentless producer. At the same time, he's struggling to save his failing marriage.

Writer: Paul Simon | Director: Robert M. Young | Stars: Paul Simon, Blair Brown, Rip Torn, Joan Hackett

Votes: 472

44. Ratboy (1986)

PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

3.7
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Several shady and shallow people try to profit, one after the other, from a physically deformed teenager whose face looks like a snout of a rodent and who lives hidden in a city garbage dump, alone and miserable.

Writer: Rob Thompson | Director: Sondra Locke | Stars: Sondra Locke, Robert Townsend, Christopher Hewett, Larry Hankin

Votes: 470

45. Convergence (1999)

R | 93 min | Mystery, Thriller

4.5
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A young journalist is assigned to work with a more experienced writer on a scandal paper. On an assignment to write about a mental-hospital patient who supposedly can predict people's ... See full summary »

Writers: Raul Inglis, Gavin Wilding, John Fairley | Director: Gavin Wilding | Stars: Cynthia Preston, Adrian Paul, Christopher Lloyd, Blu Mankuma

Votes: 468

46. Jeopardy! (1964–1975)

30 min | Game-Show

7.8
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The classic game show with a twist; the answers are revealed, but it's up to the contestants to supply the questions. Three contestants, including a returning champion, competed. Six ... See full summary »

Creator: Merv Griffin | Stars: Art Fleming, Don Pardo, Mel Brooks, Abby Dalton

Votes: 455

47. The Hollywood Squares (1965–1980)

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

6.6
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Contestants guess the correctness of celebrities' answers in order to win spaces in a tic-tac-toe game.

Creators: Merrill Heatter, Bob Quigley | Stars: Kenny Williams, Peter Marshall, Cliff Arquette, Wally Cox

Votes: 432

48. The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour (1971–1974)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Music

7.0
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After a string of successful hit records, Sonny and Cher attempted to take the movie world by storm. After they failed in that attempt, they regrouped and refashioned, blossoming into a ... See full summary »

Creator: Chris Bearde | Stars: Sonny Bono, Cher, Ted Zeigler, Peter Cullen

Votes: 424

49. American Masters (1985– )

90 min | Documentary, Biography

8.1
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Add a Plot

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

Votes: 408

50. Gilda Radner: It's Always Something (2002 TV Movie)

60 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.4
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A biography about famous comedienne Gilda Radner, the woman who made the leap to success on Saturday Night Live (1975).

Writers: Gilda Radner, Janet Brownell | Director: Duane Clark | Stars: Jami Gertz, Tom Rooney, George Wyner, Eric Siegel

Votes: 271