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1. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)

PG-13 | 142 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.0
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53 Metascore

When New York is put under siege by Oscorp, it is up to Spider-Man to save the city he swore to protect as well as his loved ones.

Writers: Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Jeff Pinkner, James Vanderbilt, Stan Lee, Steve Ditko | Director: Marc Webb | Stars: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Paul Giamatti

Votes: 225,826

2. Music and Lyrics (2007)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

6.5
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59 Metascore

A washed up singer is given a couple days to compose a chart-topping hit for an aspiring teen sensation. Though he's never written a decent lyric in his life, he sparks with an offbeat younger woman with a flair for words.

Writer: Marc Lawrence | Director: Marc Lawrence | Stars: Hugh Grant, Drew Barrymore, Scott Porter, Nick Bacon

Votes: 69,331

3. The Santa Clause (1994)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.3
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57 Metascore

When a man inadvertantly kills Santa on Christmas Eve, he finds himself magically recruited to take his place.

Writers: Leo Benvenuti, Steve Rudnick | Director: John Pasquin | Stars: Tim Allen, Judge Reinhold, Wendy Crewson, Eric Lloyd

Votes: 52,816

4. White Men Can't Jump (1992)

R | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

6.6
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Black and white basketball hustlers join forces to double their chances.

Writer: Ron Shelton | Director: Ron Shelton | Stars: Wesley Snipes, Woody Harrelson, Rosie Perez, Tyra Ferrell

Votes: 50,332

5. Inspector Gadget (1999)

PG | 78 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

4.1
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36 Metascore

A security guard's dreams come true when he is selected to be transformed into a cybernetic police officer.

Writers: Andy Heyward, Jean Chalopin, Bruno Bianchi, Dana Olsen, Kerry Ehrin, Zak Penn | Director: David Kellogg | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Rupert Everett, Joely Fisher, Michelle Trachtenberg

Votes: 31,682

6. 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

Votes: 27,852

7. Spy Hard (1996)

PG-13 | 81 min | Comedy, Action

5.2
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25 Metascore

General Rancor is threatening to destroy the world with a missile he is hiding at his secret base. But to complete his goal, he needs a special computer chip, invented by the scientist Prof... See full summary »

Writers: Jason Friedberg, Aaron Seltzer, Rick Friedberg, Dick Chudnow | Director: Rick Friedberg | Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Nicollette Sheridan, Charles Durning, Marcia Gay Harden

Votes: 25,633

8. The Three Stooges (2012)

PG | 92 min | Comedy

5.1
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56 Metascore

While trying to save their childhood orphanage, Moe, Larry and Curly inadvertently stumble into a murder plot and wind up starring in a reality television show.

Writers: Mike Cerrone, Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly | Directors: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly | Stars: Sean Hayes, Chris Diamantopoulos, Will Sasso, Jane Lynch

Votes: 22,982

9. 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

Votes: 21,872

10. 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.

Stars: Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan, Estelle Getty

Votes: 18,194

11. 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: 17,151

12. The Beverly Hillbillies (1993)

PG | 92 min | Comedy, Family

4.8
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A feature adaptation of the classic TV show, when nice guy redneck Jed Clampett strikes it rich when he finds black oil, and moves he and his kin to posh Beverly Hills.

Writers: Paul Henning, Lawrence Konner, Mark Rosenthal, Jim Fisher, Jim Staahl | Director: Penelope Spheeris | Stars: Diedrich Bader, Erika Eleniak, Jim Varney, Cloris Leachman

Votes: 12,884

13. Shade (2003)

R | 95 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: 10,102

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

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

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.

Stars: Ellen DeGeneres, Anthony Okungbowa, Jon Abrahams, Stephen Boss

Votes: 8,195

15. Late Show with David Letterman (1993– )

60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show | Active

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: 8,145

16. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992– )

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: 7,480

17. The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005– )

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

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: 7,420

18. 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: 7,247

19. Jury Duty (1995)

PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy

3.9
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When jobless Tommy Collins discovers that sequestered jurors earn free room and board as well as $5-a-day, he gets himself assigned to a jury in a murder trial. Once there, he does ... See full summary »

Writers: Barbara Williams, Samantha Adams, Neil Tolkin | Director: John Fortenberry | Stars: Pauly Shore, Tia Carrere, Stanley Tucci, Brian Doyle-Murray

Votes: 5,640

20. 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: 4,664

21. 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: 4,034

22. 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

Votes: 3,820

23. The View (1997– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Talk-Show

3.1
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A handful of celeb "hosts," led by the ever ethereal Whoopi Goldberg, discuss issues of the day.

Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Sherri Shepherd, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Barbara Walters

Votes: 3,469

24. Jeopardy! (1984– )

TV-G | 30 min | Game-Show

8.4
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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: 2,876

25. 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: 2,539

26. Newhart (1982–1990)

30 min | Comedy

7.9
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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 »

Stars: Bob Newhart, Mary Frann, Tom Poston, Julia Duffy

Votes: 2,465

27. Sour Grapes (1998)

R | 91 min | Comedy

5.7
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Two cousins and friends, Richie and Evan, go to Atlantic City to gamble. Richie loses all he has at slot machines and asks Evan for two more coins for a last attempt. That last attempt ... See full summary »

Writer: Larry David | Director: Larry David | Stars: Steven Weber, Craig Bierko, Jack Burns, Viola Harris

Votes: 2,257

28. 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: 2,096

29. 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: 2,076

30. 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: 2,003

31. The Sopranos (1999–2007)
Episode: The Blue Comet (2007)

TV-MA | 49 min | Crime, Drama

8.7
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The Beginning of the End. Phil finally puts the hits on the Soprano clan and Tony puts a hit on Phil which results in mistaken identity making everyone think its safe when its not and it ... See full summary »

Creator: David Chase | Director: Alan Taylor | Stars: James Gandolfini, Lorraine Bracco, Edie Falco, Michael Imperioli

Votes: 1,925

32. Late Night with David Letterman (1982–1993)

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, Chris Elliott

Votes: 1,607

33. 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

Votes: 1,483

34. The Big Bang Theory (2007– )
Episode: The Cruciferous Vegetable Amplification (2010)

TV-14 | 21 min | Comedy

8.5
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When Sheldon calculates the technology to download his consciousness into a robot won't be invented soon enough, he desperately tries to find a way to increase his lifespan.

Creators: Chuck Lorre, Bill Prady | Director: Mark Cendrowski | Stars: Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Simon Helberg

Votes: 1,343

35. 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: 1,309

36. Entertainment Tonight (1981– )

60 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: Mark Steines, Nancy O'Dell, Mary Hart, Kevin Frazier

Votes: 1,253

37. The Big Bang Theory (2007– )
Episode: The Excelsior Acquisition (2010)

TV-14 | 21 min | Comedy

8.4
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Sheldon misses an opportunity to get Stan Lee's autograph because he has to make an appearance in traffic court.

Creators: Chuck Lorre, Bill Prady | Director: Peter Chakos | Stars: Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Simon Helberg

Votes: 1,207

38. Wheel of Fortune (1983– )

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

6.8
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Pat Sajak hosts this game show, where contestants guess letters in mystery words and phrases. They win prizes based on results of spinning a wheel and guessing correctly to solve the ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 1,201

39. Rich and Famous (1981)

R | 117 min | Drama

5.9
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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: 1,113

40. The Seduction of Joe Tynan (1979)

R | 108 min | Drama

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

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

Votes: 1,057

41. 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: 987

42. 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: 968

43. Today (1952– )

240 min | News, Talk-Show

5.3
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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: 947

44. 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: 887

45. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Miracle on Evergreen Terrace (1997)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

7.5
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On Christmas Eve, Marge admonishes the family not to open presents until 7 a.m. the next morning. Bart finds a way around the directive and opens his gifts at 5 a.m. However, his prized gift - a remote-controlled fire truck - overheats and causes a fire that engulfs the tree and presents. The family investigates and Bart tells them that a burglar has struck. As a result of Kent Brockman's human ... See full summary »

Creators: Matt Groening, James L. Brooks, Sam Simon | Director: Bob Anderson | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 760

46. 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

Votes: 748

47. What's My Line? (1950–1967)

30 min | Comedy, Family, Game-Show

8.8
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Contestants with unusual occupations were interviewed by the panelists. Only questions that could be answered with a "yes" or "no" were allowed. At the conclusion of the questioning, the ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 705

48. 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: 675

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

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.0
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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 »

Stars: Greg Mullavey, Louise Lasser, Graham Jarvis, Mary Kay Place

Votes: 613

50. 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: 604