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1. AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Bette Davis (1977 TV Special)

90 min | Documentary

9.4
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Jane Fonda hosts the AFI Life Achievement Awards ceremony honoring Bette Davis featuring clips from her films and the reminiscences of many co-workers.

Stars: Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Peter Falk, Mia Farrow

Votes: 378

2. The Fugitive (1963–1967)
Episode: The Judgment: Part II (1967)

60 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

9.2
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Lt. Gerard agrees to work with Kimble for 24 hours to prove his innocence, because someone who may have been there when his wife was killed, posted bail for the one-armed man.

Director: Don Medford | Stars: David Janssen, Richard Anderson, J.D. Cannon, Jacqueline Scott

Votes: 115

3. The Fugitive (1963 TV Movie)

60 min | Drama

9.1
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Director: Walter Grauman | Stars: William Conrad, David Janssen, Brian Keith, Vera Miles

Votes: 9

4. The Fugitive (1963–1967)
Episode: The Judgment: Part I (1967)

60 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

9.1
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The one-armed man is arrested in Los Angeles for fighting and police want the story highlighted in the newspaper to try and lure Kimble into capture.

Director: Don Medford | Stars: David Janssen, Richard Anderson, Joseph Campanella, Michael Constantine

Votes: 97

5. The Fugitive (1963–1967)
Episode: Nightmare at Northoak (1963)

51 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

9.0
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After saving a busload of kids in an accident, Kimble is knocked unconscious and later identified as a fugitive. Gerard comes to this Massachusetts town to extradite him back to Indiana, much to the dismay of the town's grateful residents.

Director: Christian Nyby | Stars: David Janssen, Nancy Wickwire, Frank Overton, Paul Carr

Votes: 117

6. You Are There (1953–1971)

30 min | Drama, History

8.9
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Walter Cronkite hosted the reenactments of historical events. Shows included "The Landing of the Hindenburg", "The Salem Witchcraft Trials", "The Gettysburg Address", "The Fall of Troy", and "The Scuttling of the Graf Spee".

Stars: Walter Cronkite, Paul Birch, Todd Hunter, E.G. Marshall

Votes: 107

7. The Donald O'Connor Show (1968– )

8.9
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Stars: Donald O'Connor, Richard Dawson, Jerry Lanning, Roberta Sherwood

Votes: 15

8. Death Valley Days (1952–1970)
Episode: Deadline at Austin (1961)

30 min | Western

8.8
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Director: James Sheldon | Stars: David Janssen, Jan Harrison, Harry Shannon, Stephen Chase

Votes: 8

9. The Fugitive (1963–1967)
Episode: Escape into Black (1964)

Adventure, Crime, Drama

8.7
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When Kimble suffers temporary amnesia from an explosion, he finds himself caught between a social worker who wants to help and a psychiatrist who doesn't.

Director: Jerry Hopper | Stars: David Janssen, Betty Garrett, Ivan Dixon, Barry Morse

Votes: 62

10. The Fugitive (1963–1967)
Episode: The End Is But the Beginning (1965)

60 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

8.7
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Kimble picks up a hitchhiker who then dies in a truck accident. Kimble hopes that the body will be identified as his and then end once and for all Lt. Gerard's pursuit of him.

Director: Walter Grauman | Stars: David Janssen, Barbara Barrie, Andrew Duggan, Barry Morse

Votes: 62

11. Adventures in Paradise (1959–1962)

60 min | Adventure

8.6
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Adam Troy was an American Korean War veteran who stayed in the Pacific after the war. As captain of the schooner "Tiki III", Troy drifted from adventure to adventure while carrying ... See full summary »

Stars: Gardner McKay, James Holden, Lani Kai, Guy Stockwell

Votes: 221

12. The Hollywood Palace (1964–1970)

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

8.6
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Various guest hosts present a musical variety show.

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

Votes: 152

13. Here's Hollywood (1960–1962)

30 min | Talk-Show

8.6
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Hollywood celebrities are interviewed, often at their homes.

Stars: Dean Miller, Helen O'Connell, Jack Linkletter, Joanne Jordan

Votes: 76

14. The Nat 'King' Cole Musical Story (1955)

18 min | Short, Biography, Music

8.6
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This special U-I "Musical Featurette", in Technicolor and Cinemascope, traces the musical career of Nat "King" Cole, shows the ups and downs of his career, his conquest of illness, how he ... See full summary »

Director: Will Cowan | Stars: Nat 'King' Cole, Jeff Chandler, Ray Walker, David Janssen

Votes: 8

15. The Hollywood Palace (1964–1970)
Episode: Episode #2.19 (1965)

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

8.6
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David Janssen is a capable host as Edie Adams and Vic Damone sing, Tim Conway, Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks present comedy sketches, there's a trapeze act, and the Globetrotters play basketball with Janssen and friends. Raquel Welch surprises Janssen with her showgirl outfit, then talks about her new movie contract for One Million Years BC.

Director: Grey Lockwood | Stars: David Janssen, Edie Adams, Mel Brooks, Tim Conway

Votes: 5

16. Harry O (1973–1976)
Episode: Eyewitness (1974)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.6
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A woman hires Orwell to help her son, who has been wrongfully arrested for murder. During his investigation, Harry locates a witness to the murder--but unfortunately the witness is blind.

Director: Richard Lang | Stars: David Janssen, Henry Darrow, James McEachin, Rosalind Cash

Votes: 21

17. The Fugitive (1963–1967)
Episode: Ill Wind (1966)

60 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

8.6
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Kimble is captured by Lt. Gerard while traveling with a group of migrant workers. During a violent wind storm, Gerard is badly injured and Kimble has to convince the others to help him save Gerard's life.

Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: David Janssen, John McIntire, Jeanette Nolan, Lonny Chapman

Votes: 59

18. Harry O (1973–1976)
Episode: Lester (1975)

Action, Crime, Drama

8.6
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A college student is murdered on campus and the prime suspect seems more interested in the investigation than worried about it. All clues point in one direction, but Harry digs deeper to find the truth.

Director: Richard Lang | Stars: David Janssen, Anthony Zerbe, Jamie Smith-Jackson, Richard Schaal

Votes: 18

19. Centennial (1978–1979)

1,256 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.5
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The economic and cultural growth of Colorado spanning two centuries from the mid-1700s to the late-1970s.

Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Carrera, Richard Chamberlain, Robert Conrad

Votes: 2,404

20. Cain's Hundred (1961–1962)

60 min | Crime, Drama

8.5
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A former underworld lawyer goes to work for the Federal Government, determined to bring one hundred top criminals to justice.

Stars: Peter Mark Richman, Gene Coogan, Eddie Hice, Gavin MacLeod

Votes: 50

21. Laugh-In (1967–1973)
Episode: Episode #2.15 (1969)

TV-PG | Comedy, Music

8.5
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Director: Gordon Wiles | Stars: Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, Peter Lawford, Paul Winchell

Votes: 10

22. The Fugitive (1963–1967)
Episode: Landscape with Running Figures: Part 2 (1965)

60 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

8.5
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Stranded in an abandoned town and awaiting help, the blind Mrs. Gerard realizes she is with Kimble. With her husband on the way, she delays Kimble's departure, hoping his capture will end her husband's obsession and save her marriage.

Director: Walter Grauman | Stars: David Janssen, Barbara Rush, Herschel Bernardi, Jud Taylor

Votes: 54

23. The Fugitive (1963–1967)
Episode: Never Wave Goodbye: Part 1 (1963)

51 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

8.5
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Kimble flees Los Angeles with a woman who loves him after checking out a lead on some one-armed man, but Lt. Gerard is right on their trail.

Director: William A. Graham | Stars: David Janssen, Susan Oliver, Robert Duvall, Lee Philips

Votes: 103

24. The Fugitive (1963–1967)
Episode: Never Wave Goodbye: Part 2 (1963)

51 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

8.5
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Dr. Kimble still fleeing with the woman he loves, decides to fake their deaths at sea, hoping it will fool Lt. Gerard forever.

Director: William A. Graham | Stars: David Janssen, Susan Oliver, Robert Duvall, Lee Philips

Votes: 96

25. The Fugitive (1963–1967)
Episode: Search in a Windy City (1964)

51 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

8.5
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Dr. Kimble spots the murderer of his wife in Chicago, but is unaware that the newspaper man helping him is under pressure by his editor to turn Kimble into the police, if they fail to catch him.

Director: Jerry Hopper | Stars: David Janssen, Pat Hingle, Nan Martin, Barry Morse

Votes: 89

26. The Fugitive (1963–1967)
Episode: The Walls of Night (1967)

60 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

8.5
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Kimble and a beautiful trucking dispatcher fall in love, but she's afraid to tell him about legal restrictions against her.

Director: John Meredyth Lucas | Stars: David Janssen, Janice Rule, Steve Ihnat, Sheree North

Votes: 52

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

105 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

8.4
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Host Johnny Carson performs comedy routines and chats with various celebrities.

Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Doc Severinsen, Skitch Henderson

Votes: 2,487

28. Thriller (1960–1962)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

8.4
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Anthology series hosted by Boris Karloff that originally told ordinary tales of crime and mystery, but later became a showcase for gothic horror stories, many of which were based on works ... See full summary »

Stars: Boris Karloff, Richard Peel, Henry Daniell, David Frankham

Votes: 933

29. Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (1958–1960)

60 min | Drama

8.4
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An anthology series hosted by Betty Furness in the first season, Desi Arnaz in the second. Stories came from several genres, often based on fact. A two part episode was spun off as the popular show The Untouchables.

Stars: Desi Arnaz, Betty Furness, Bruce Gordon, Keenan Wynn

Votes: 80

30. Centennial (1978–1979)
Episode: Only the Rocks Live Forever (1978)

144 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.4
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In 1756, a young Arapahoe child learns his father has been killed in battle and is taught the lesson that 'only rocks live forever'. The child is called Lame Beaver. 1795, a French-Canadian... See full summary »

Director: Virgil W. Vogel | Stars: James A. Michener, Raymond Burr, Barbara Carrera, Richard Chamberlain

Votes: 61

31. Harry O (1973–1976)
Episode: Past Imperfect (1976)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.4
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An ex-con gets out of prison and looks up his old girlfriend, intent on getting his hands on his old suitcase, which he says contains $300,000. Harry is hired to find the suitcase, as well as to protect the woman in the middle of it all.

Director: Richard Lang | Stars: David Janssen, Anthony Zerbe, Susan Strasberg, Tim McIntire

Votes: 9

32. Harry O (1973–1976)
Episode: Portrait of a Murder (1975)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.4
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Harry is hired to find out if a mentally challenged 19-year-old is involved when a woman is found strangled to death under the Santa Monica Pier.

Director: Richard Lang | Stars: David Janssen, Anthony Zerbe, Adam Arkin, Katherine Helmond

Votes: 14

33. Richard Diamond, Private Detective (1957–1960)
Episode: The Fine Art of Murder (1960)

30 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.4
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A fading actress hires Diamond to find the person who sold her a phony painting.

Director: Thomas Carr | Stars: David Janssen, Russ Conway, Hillary Brooke, Howard McNear

Votes: 5

34. The Fugitive (1963–1967)
Episode: The Girl from Little Egypt (1963)

51 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

8.4
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A beautiful airline stewardess badly injuries Kimble in a traffic accident and in his delirium he admits who he is and she helps him. In turn, Kimble helps her realize the married man she's dating is not right for her.

Director: Vincent McEveety | Stars: David Janssen, Ed Nelson, Diane Brewster, Pamela Tiffin

Votes: 100

35. The Fugitive (1963–1967)
Episode: The Iron Maiden (1964)

60 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

8.4
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Kimble is photographed with a Congresswoman during her inspection of a military construction project. After they are trapped underground, Lt. Gerard arrives on the scene, confident that he has finally caught Kimble.

Director: Walter Grauman | Stars: David Janssen, Stephen McNally, Nan Martin, Richard Anderson

Votes: 50

36. Richard Diamond, Private Detective (1957–1960)
Episode: The Pete Rocco Case (1957)

30 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.4
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Pete Rocco escapes from prison to pay Richard Diamond back for putting him there. What he doesn't know is that his brother Dan has plans of his own. Soon, Richard Diamond finds himself at ... See full summary »

Director: Bernard L. Kowalski | Stars: David Janssen, Regis Toomey, Charles Bronson, Bill Erwin

Votes: 12

37. The Millionaire (1955–1960)
Episode: The Regina Wainwright Story (1957)

30 min | Drama

8.4
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Wheelchair bound and of faded fortune, Regina Wainwright of southern aristocratic heritage hides her million to make her daughter think that the mother is dependent on her and to spoil the daughter's relationship with a Yankee suitor.

Director: James Sheldon | Stars: Marvin Miller, Frieda Inescort, Marcia Henderson, David Janssen

Votes: 5

38. Police Story (1973–1979)
Episode: Trigger Point (1977)

120 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.4
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Veteran Sergeant Wilson can't escape the burdens of being mother hen to, among others, a green lieutenant, an alcoholic superior, and an officer who's becoming dangerously paranoid.

Director: Jerry London | Stars: David Janssen, Scott Hylands, Scott Brady, Dennis Cole

Votes: 20

39. The Dean Martin Show (1965–1974)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Music

8.3
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Dean Martin hosts, with several celebrities as guests. There are musical acts and comedy sketches that break down comedy, racial, and sexual barriers all at the same time.

Stars: Dean Martin, Sandahl Bergman, Dom DeLuise, Bob Newhart

Votes: 955

40. Naked City (1958–1963)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.3
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The cases of the NYPD's 65th Precinct.

Stars: Harry Bellaver, Horace McMahon, Paul Burke, Nancy Malone

Votes: 779

41. Matinee Theatre (1955–1958)

60 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

8.3
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A daily anthology show, featuring original material, as well as adaptations of literary classics.

Stars: John Conte, Johnny Crawford, Sarah Churchill, Peggy McCay

Votes: 58

42. Richard Diamond, Private Detective (1957–1960)
Episode: Escape from Oak Lane (1957)

30 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.3
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Diamond is hired to escort a beautiful wife while her husband is on a business trip. Frightened, the wife runs out on Diamond while they are dancing. Returning to her hotel room, she is drugged and kidnapped with Diamond in pursuit.

Director: Tom Gries | Stars: David Janssen, Christine White, Jeanette Nolan, Hugh Brooke

Votes: 7

43. The Fugitive (1963–1967)
Episode: Fear in a Desert City (1963)

51 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

8.3
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After being on the run for 6 months, Richard Kimble falls in love with a beautiful woman who has a young son. She also has a physically abusive, estranged husband, that wants Kimble out of town, or dead.

Director: Walter Grauman | Stars: David Janssen, Vera Miles, Brian Keith, Harry Townes

Votes: 146

44. The Fugitive (1963–1967)
Episode: Home Is the Hunted (1964)

52 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

8.3
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Dr. Kimble returns to his hometown where he reunites with his father John, and his loving sister Donna, who absolutely believe in his innocence, but Kimble's bother Ray has serious doubts about him.

Director: Jerry Hopper | Stars: David Janssen, Andrew Prine, Jacqueline Scott, Robert Keith

Votes: 89

45. The Fugitive (1963–1967)
Episode: The 2130 (1966)

60 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

8.3
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A computer scientist, appalled to discover that his chauffeur was actually Dr. Kimble, uses his new state-of-the-art computer to assist Gerard and predict Kimble's movements from city to city.

Director: Leonard Horn | Stars: David Janssen, Melvyn Douglas, Susan Albert, Hampton Fancher

Votes: 57

46. Richard Diamond, Private Detective (1957–1960)
Episode: The Runaway (1959)

30 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.3
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Richard Diamond is shot and wounded in a San Francisco hotel room and sets out to find the would-be killer.

Director: Don McDougall | Stars: David Janssen, Ross Elliott, Maxine Cooper, Charles Aidman

Votes: 6

47. Conflict (1956–1957)

60 min

8.2
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This anthology series focused on characters at odds or having struggles in life. Alternating with Warner Brothers westerns, the episodes were set in various centuries and different casts.

Stars: Gig Young, Rex Reason, Will Hutchins, James Garner

Votes: 20

48. Naked City (1958–1963)
Episode: A Wednesday Night Story (1961)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.2
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A pretty Swedish-born governess alerts the NYPD of her fear that there may be fatal consequences of the increasingly violent arguments between her employers.Det. Flint and Sgt. Arcaro ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Paul Burke, Horace McMahon, Harry Bellaver, David Janssen

Votes: 31

49. The Fugitive (1963–1967)
Episode: Ballad for a Ghost (1964)

60 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

8.2
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A singer, who bears a strong resemblance to Kimble's dead wife, arrives at a club he works at and offends everyone with her boorish behavior. He eventually discovers her rudeness is due to a personal and tragic secret.

Director: Walter Grauman | Stars: David Janssen, Janis Paige, Peter Mark Richman, Paul Fix

Votes: 55

50. Harry O (1973–1976)
Episode: Coinage of the Realm (1974)

52 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.2
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A young girl is in need of a kidney transplant, and her estranged father has her rare blood-type. Harry is hired to find her father, who is in hiding from the mob, as two assassins begin following Orwell around as he investigates.

Director: Richard Lang | Stars: David Janssen, Henry Darrow, Kenneth Mars, Joan Darling

Votes: 18