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1. All My Children (1970–2011)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Romance, Mystery

6.6
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Set in the fictional East Coast suburb Pine Valley, All My Children is the decades-old, risk-taking soap that centers around Erica Kane and her long line of husbands.

Creator: Agnes Nixon | Stars: Cameron Mathison, Michael E. Knight, Alicia Minshew, Susan Lucci

2. Designing Women (1986–1993)

30 min | Comedy

6.9
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Outspoken feminist Julia Sugarbaker runs a design firm out of her Atlanta home, along with her shallow ex-beauty queen sister, Suzanne, divorced mother Mary Jo, and, naive country girl ... See full summary »

Creator: Linda Bloodworth-Thomason | Stars: Delta Burke, Dixie Carter, Annie Potts, Meshach Taylor

3. Benson (1979–1986)

30 min | Comedy, Family

7.1
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Jessica Tate's sharp-tongued former butler, Benson DuBois, moves up in the world, becoming first the governor's "director of household affairs," then the state's budget director, then lieutenant governor and candidate for the executive mansion.

Stars: Robert Guillaume, James Noble, Inga Swenson, Missy Gold

4. Remington Steele (1982–1987)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

7.3
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The cases of a female private detective partnered with a former thief who assumes the role of a fictitious detective in the business.

Creators: Robert Butler, Michael Gleason | Stars: Stephanie Zimbalist, Pierce Brosnan, Doris Roberts, James Read

5. Santa Barbara (1984–1993)

TV-PG | 45 min | Drama

5.7
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In Santa Barbara, California, the fascinating and tumultuous life of the rich Capwells around who gravitate other families, from the Lockridges, the rival family, to the Andrades or the ... See full summary »

Creators: Bridget Dobson, Jerome Dobson | Stars: A Martinez, Marcy Walker, Lane Davies, Nancy Lee Grahn

6. 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 »

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

7. Kojak (1973–1978)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.1
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A bald police detective with a fiery righteous attitude battles crime in his city.

Creator: Abby Mann | Stars: Telly Savalas, Dan Frazer, Kevin Dobson, George Savalas

8. Hunter (1984–1991)

48 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.7
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Detective Sergeant Rick Hunter and his partner, Sergeant Dee Dee McCall, are homicide investigators with the Los Angeles Police Department. Often they must go undercover to catch a variety ... See full summary »

Creator: Frank Lupo | Stars: Fred Dryer, Stepfanie Kramer, Charles Hallahan, Perry Cook

9. Mr. Destiny (1990)

PG-13 | 110 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

6.3
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Unhappy Larry Burrows sees what his life could've been like, had he made that winning home run as a teenager.

Writers: James Orr, Jim Cruickshank | Director: James Orr | Stars: James Belushi, Linda Hamilton, Michael Caine, Jon Lovitz

10. The Edge of Night (1956–1984)

30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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In the fictional city of Monticello, attorney Mike Karr and his colleagues are involved in solving crimes and intrigue which touch the lives of many citizens. Some such citizens include ... See full summary »

Creator: Irving Vendig | Stars: Frances Fisher, Tony Craig, Terry Davis, Margaret Colin

11. Simon (1980)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.2
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A group of scientist take Simon, a psychology professor, as a test person for a brainwash experiment. After that they try to convince him that he was a living-being from another planet.

Writers: Marshall Brickman, Thomas Baum | Director: Marshall Brickman | Stars: Alan Arkin, Madeline Kahn, Austin Pendleton, Judy Graubart

12. It Came Upon the Midnight Clear (1984 TV Movie)

Unrated | 97 min | Drama, Family

7.9
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Mickey Rooney plays Mike Halligan, a retired cop from Manhattan living in California with his family who decides to show his grandson, who has never seen snow before, what a real white ... See full summary »

Writers: Frank Cardea, George Schenck | Director: Peter H. Hunt | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Scott Grimes, Barrie Youngfellow, George Gaynes

13. The Big Story (1949–1958)

30 min | Drama

6.7
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Based on a popular radio series, each show tells a different reporter's Big Story, a true story selected from newspapers across the United States. Comments from the actual reporter open and... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Sloane, Ernest Chappell, Ernest Chappell, Ben Grauer

14. Dolly (1987–1988)

60 min | Comedy, Music

7.3
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Dolly Parton's second short-lived variety series.

Stars: Dolly Parton, Ritch Brinkley, Sal Lopez, Walter Olkewicz

15. Miracle on 34th Street (1959 TV Movie)

60 min

6.5
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Writers: Valentine Davies, George Seaton, Harry Miles Muheim | Director: William Corrigan | Stars: Ed Wynn, Peter Lind Hayes, Mary Healy, Orson Bean

16. For the People (1965– )

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.7
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David Koster is an obsessive New York City assistant district attorney who gets into trouble because of his passion for justice. His boss, Anthony Celese, tries to keep him under control ... See full summary »

Stars: William Shatner, Howard Da Silva, Lonny Chapman, Jessica Walter

17. Once a Hero (1987– )

60 min | Adventure, Comedy

7.1
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The creator of comic superhero Captain Justice, Abner Bevis, is in a rut, repeating old storylines. The comic's owners want to kill the strip off due to falling sales, and children are ... See full summary »

Creator: Dusty Kay | Stars: Josh Blake, Jeff Lester, Caitlin Clarke, Robert Forster

18. Andy (1965)

86 min | Drama

7.6
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The story of a retarded middle-aged man and how he, and his elderly parents who must take care of him, manage to get along in New York City.

Writer: Richard C. Sarafian | Director: Richard C. Sarafian | Stars: Norman Alden, Tamara Daykarhanova, Zvee Scooler, Murvyn Vye

19. The Witness (1960–1961)

Drama

5.2
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This show heavily researched the subject and then presented the life and times of notorious people, e.g., Lucky Luciano, Dutch Schultz, Al Capone, John Dillinger, New York Mayor Jimmy ... See full summary »

Creator: Irve Tunick | Stars: Charles Haydon, William Griffis, Verne Collett, Frank Milan

20. Pier Paolo Pasolini: A Film Maker's Life (1971)

29 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

5.5
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Documentary about Italian movie director Pier Paolo Pasolini, with interviews with some of his actors and friends.

Director: Carlo Hayman-Chaffey | Stars: Pier Paolo Pasolini, Ninetto Davoli, Franco Citti, Giancarlo Arnao

21. The Magnificent Yankee (1965 TV Movie)

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Writers: Robert Hartung, Emmet Lavery | Director: George Schaefer | Stars: Ion Berger, Jordan Charney, Dennis Cooney, Grover Dale

22. Kojak (1973–1978)
Episode: A Summer Madness (1976)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.9
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The police investigate the bombing of a restaurant in which several people were killed, including the mistress of one of the detectives working of the case, who doesn't tell the others ... See full summary »

Writers: Abby Mann, William P. McGivern, Jack Laird, Selwyn Raab | Director: Jeannot Szwarc | Stars: Telly Savalas, Dan Frazer, Kevin Dobson, George Savalas

23. The Witness (1960–1961)
Episode: Dillinger (1961)

60 min | Drama

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Killer and bank robber John Dillinger is brought before the committee for his 16-month crime spree.

Writers: Larry Cohen, Irve Tunick | Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Warren Stevens, Richard McMurray, Jack Collins, Richard Hamilton

24. Remington Steele (1982–1987)
Episode: Elementary Steele (1984)

Adventure, Comedy, Crime

7.5
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An actress/singer who is being pursued by fictional detectives hires The Remington Steele Agency for protection, leading them into a bizarre "Magical Mystery Tour".

Creators: Robert Butler, Michael Gleason | Director: Seymour Robbie | Stars: Stephanie Zimbalist, Pierce Brosnan, Doris Roberts, Lynne Randall

25. Dolly (1987–1988)
Episode: Episode #1.11 (1988)

Comedy, Music

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Writer: Buddy Sheffield | Stars: Dolly Parton, Ritch Brinkley, Katherine Cannon, Richard Gates

26. Santa Barbara (1984–1993)
Episode: Episode #1.917 (1988)

TV-PG | Drama

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Stars: Lane Davies, Justin Deas, Rick Edwards, Nancy Lee Grahn

27. Santa Barbara (1984–1993)
Episode: Episode #1.920 (1988)

TV-PG | Drama

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Director: Rob Schiller | Stars: Lane Davies, Justin Deas, Rick Edwards, Nancy Lee Grahn

28. Santa Barbara (1984–1993)
Episode: Episode #1.921 (1988)

TV-PG | Drama

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Stars: Jed Allan, Lane Davies, Justin Deas, Marj Dusay

29. Santa Barbara (1984–1993)
Episode: Episode #1.923 (1988)

TV-PG | Drama

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Cruz & Eden's Wedding.

Creators: Bridget Dobson, Jerome Dobson | Director: Rick Bennewitz | Stars: Jed Allan, Lane Davies, Justin Deas, Nancy Lee Grahn

30. Santa Barbara (1984–1993)
Episode: Episode #1.927 (1988)

TV-PG | Drama

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Stars: Jed Allan, Lane Davies, Nancy Lee Grahn, Scott Jaeck

31. Santa Barbara (1984–1993)
Episode: Episode #1.928 (1988)

TV-PG | Drama

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Stars: Jed Allan, Lane Davies, Rick Edwards, Nancy Lee Grahn

32. Newhart (1982–1990)
Episode: Everybody Ought to Have a Maid (1986)

Comedy

8.9
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Stephanie accidentally breaks her toe while dusting and plays up the injury for sympathy, but when her temporary replacement turns out to be a perfect maid, she becomes desperate to keep her job.

Writers: Barry Kemp, Sheldon Bull, Michael Loman | Director: Peter Baldwin | Stars: Bob Newhart, Mary Frann, Peter Scolari, Julia Duffy

33. For the People (1965– )
Episode: Guilt Shall Not Escape Nor Innocence Suffer (1965)

60 min | Crime, Drama

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Writers: Andy Lewis, David E. Lewis | Director: Daniel Petrie | Stars: William Shatner, Howard Da Silva, Lonny Chapman, Jessica Walter

34. The Witness (1960–1961)
Episode: Kid Twist (1960)

60 min | Drama

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Creator: Irve Tunick | Director: Herbert B. Swope Jr. | Stars: Peter Falk, Alfred Ryder, Augusta Merighi, Frank Daly

35. The Witness (1960–1961)
Episode: Ma Barker (1961)

60 min | Drama

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An argumentative Ma Barker faces the committee, denying she was the mastermind of a "gang" and that her boys ever committed a crime.

Writers: Max Ehrlich, Irve Tunick | Director: Nick Mayo | Stars: Joan Blondell, Howard Freeman, Roy Poole, Dort Clark

36. Benson (1979–1986)
Episode: Making Change (1985)

Comedy, Family

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Told in back-flashes and scene sequences, Benson and the others recall the many people in their lives who have influenced them in some way.

Writers: Susan Harris, Winifred Hervey | Director: Rob Dames | Stars: Robert Guillaume, James Noble, Inga Swenson, Rene Auberjonois

37. Designing Women (1986–1993)
Episode: Mr. Bailey (1989)

Comedy

7.6
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The ladies' wealthy client dies before their work begins, so her heir-a cat named Mr. Bailey-takes over. The cat is set to inherit the woman's considerable fortune, but the state of Georgia... See full summary »

Writers: Linda Bloodworth-Thomason, Pamela Norris | Director: David Trainer | Stars: Delta Burke, Dixie Carter, Annie Potts, Jean Smart

38. Hunter (1984–1991)
Episode: Partners (1989)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.8
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When the husband of a policewoman is murdered, evidence of wife abuse makes Hunter and McCall suspect the woman's patrol partner who knew about the beatings.

Writers: Frank Lupo, Terry D. Nelson | Director: James Fargo | Stars: Fred Dryer, Stepfanie Kramer, Charles Hallahan, Scott Jaeck

39. Once a Hero (1987– )
Episode: Pilot (1987)

Adventure, Comedy

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Writer: Dusty Kay | Directors: Kevin Inch, Claudia Weill | Stars: Jeff Lester, Robert Forster, Caitlin Clarke, Josh Blake

40. The Big Story (1949–1958)
Episode: Until Proven Guilty (1958)

Drama

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Director: Lawrence Doheny | Stars: James Dickey, Dana Elcar, William Griffis, Jock MacGregor