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1. George & Leo (1997–1998)
Episode: The Nine Wives of Leo Wagonman (1998)

Comedy

9.9
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Director: Michael Lessac | Stars: Bob Newhart, Judd Hirsch, Jason Bateman, Robyn Lively

Votes: 8

2. The Jackie Thomas Show (1992– )
Episode: The Player (1993)

Comedy

9.4
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Grant sells a screenplay, but Jackie meddles and eventually gets to play Grant's father.

Director: Michael Lessac | Stars: Tom Arnold, Dennis Boutsikaris, Alison La Placa, Breckin Meyer

Votes: 21

3. A Snake Gives Birth to a Snake (2014)

99 min | Documentary, Music, War

9.2
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A South African theatre company braves the war-torn regions of Northern Ireland, Rwanda, and former Yugoslavia to share a message of reconciliation. As they ignite a dialogue among people ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Lessac | Stars: Quanita Adams, Nick Boraine, Andrew Buckland, Sibulele Gcilitshana

Votes: 5

4. Anything But Love (1989–1992)
Episode: Those Lips, Those Thais (1989)

Comedy

9.0
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Director: Michael Lessac | Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Richard Lewis, Joseph Maher, Richard Frank

Votes: 5

5. Grace Under Fire (1993–1998)
Episode: June 15, 1997 (1994)

TV-PG | Comedy, Romance

8.8
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Grace meets her new boss, John, who is buying time until he can retire. She also has money problems resulting in cutting back on child care costs and allowing Quentin to babysit.

Director: Michael Lessac | Stars: Brett Butler, Dave Thomas, Casey Sander, Kaitlin Cullum

Votes: 36

6. Guests of the Nation (1981 TV Movie)

60 min | Drama, War

8.6
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Irish insurgents guard their British prisoners-of-war in a remote farmstead. Gradually the opposing soldiers come to respect, even like each other. This greatly worries Frank Callahan, the ... See full summary »

Director: John J. Desmond | Stars: Frank Converse, Richard Cottrell, Charlie Stavola, Nesbitt Blaisdell

Votes: 8

7. Titus (2000–2002)
Episode: Dad's Dead (2000)

TV-PG | 23 min | Comedy, Drama

8.6
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Titus and his brother suspect that their dad is dead after he goes four days without coming out of his bedroom for a beer.

Director: Michael Lessac | Stars: Christopher Titus, Cynthia Watros, Zack Ward, David Shatraw

Votes: 40

8. Grace Under Fire (1993–1998)
Episode: Pilot (1993)

TV-PG | 23 min | Comedy, Romance

8.4
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Grace has divorced her abusive husband and is on her own with three children. She gets a job at the refinery, one of the two first women hired. Grace is called away from work to the school ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Lessac | Stars: Brett Butler, Dave Thomas, Charles Hallahan, Casey Sander

Votes: 32

9. Lucky (2003)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.2
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A dark comedy dealing with the lives and addictions of compulsive gamblers set in Downtown Las Vegas.

Stars: John Corbett, Billy Gardell, Craig Robinson, Ever Carradine

Votes: 224

10. Newhart (1982–1990)
Episode: Murder at the Stratley (1989)

TV-G | Comedy

8.2
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Everyone in town is talking about Dick's first novel: a murder mystery with characters who are thinly disguised versions of people in his own life.

Director: Michael Lessac | Stars: Bob Newhart, Mary Frann, Peter Scolari, Julia Duffy

Votes: 14

11. Grace Under Fire (1993–1998)
Episode: Tears of Joy (1994)

TV-PG | 23 min | Comedy, Romance

8.2
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Quentin is in yet another fight at school and Grace tricks the teacher into canceling his expulsion. Grace finds a counselor for Quentin. Patrick is teething, Libby has a fever. Quentin finds Grace crying and they have a good cry together.

Director: Michael Lessac | Stars: Brett Butler, Dave Thomas, Charles Hallahan, Casey Sander

Votes: 19

12. Newhart (1982–1990)
Episode: Dick and Tim (1990)

TV-G | Comedy

8.1
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Dick inadvertently drives Tim Conway away from his regular poker game.

Director: Michael Lessac | Stars: Bob Newhart, Mary Frann, Peter Scolari, Julia Duffy

Votes: 12

13. Taxi (1978–1983)
Episode: Louie Goes Too Far (1981)

TV-PG | Comedy

8.1
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Louie gets fired after Elaine accuses him of voyeurism.

Director: Michael Lessac | Stars: Judd Hirsch, Danny DeVito, Marilu Henner, Tony Danza

Votes: 39

14. Grace Under Fire (1993–1998)
Episode: With This Ring (1994)

TV-PG | 23 min | Comedy, Romance

8.1
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Grace takes the kids to see Nana Lil, their great-grandmother on Jimmy's side. She takes a liking to Libby and gives her a ring that's been in the family for a long time. Jimmy's mother is not happy with them having the ring.

Director: Michael Lessac | Stars: Brett Butler, Dave Thomas, Charles Hallahan, Casey Sander

Votes: 21

15. Norm (1999–2001)

30 min | Comedy

8.0
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Norm Henderson is an ex-hockey player who was banned from hockey for life for gambling and tax evasion. Now he must do 5 years of community service as a social worker or go to prison. His ... See full summary »

Stars: Norm MacDonald, Laurie Metcalf, Ian Gomez, Max Wright

Votes: 1,280

16. Life's Work (1996–1997)

30 min | Comedy

8.0
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Lisa Ann reenters the work force after attending law school and starting a family. She deals with the difficulties of having a job and children with humor and a supportive husband.

Stars: Lisa Ann Walter, Michael O'Keefe, Molly Hagan, Lightfield Lewis

Votes: 31

17. Newhart (1982–1990)
Episode: Goonstruck (1988)

TV-G | Comedy

8.0
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Stephanie is smitten by the handsome stonemason repairing the Stratford's fireplace, but he shows her no interest.

Director: Michael Lessac | Stars: Bob Newhart, Mary Frann, Peter Scolari, Julia Duffy

Votes: 13

18. Newhart (1982–1990)
Episode: Hi, Society (1989)

TV-G | Comedy

8.0
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Dick takes Stephanie to a High Society gala.

Director: Michael Lessac | Stars: Bob Newhart, Mary Frann, Peter Scolari, Julia Duffy

Votes: 9

19. Grace Under Fire (1993–1998)
Episode: Positively Hateful (1996)

TV-PG | 23 min | Comedy, Romance

8.0
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The parents at Libby's school are petitioning to have the janitor fired because he has HIV. Grace thinks firing him is not the right thing to do and goes to the meeting to speak and defend him.

Director: Michael Lessac | Stars: Brett Butler, Dave Thomas, Casey Sander, Kaitlin Cullum

Votes: 18

20. The Naked Truth (1995–1998)
Episode: Wilde Again (1995)

Comedy

8.0
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Nora finds herself reduced to working at a sleazy tabloid where her first big assignment is stealing Anna Nicole Smith's urine.

Director: Michael Lessac | Stars: Téa Leoni, Holland Taylor, Jonathan Penner, Amy Ryan

Votes: 7

21. Best of the West (1981–1982)

30 min | Comedy, Western

7.9
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The Wild West misadventures of a mild-mannered store owner turned town marshal.

Stars: Joel Higgins, Carlene Watkins, Meeno Peluce, Valri Bromfield

Votes: 153

22. Grace Under Fire (1993–1998)
Episode: A Car and a Kiss (1994)

TV-PG | 23 min | Comedy, Romance

7.9
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Libby and Sam are playing house and they have two different ideas of how to do that. Sam tells Libby they must kiss and Sam's mother catches them. Grace's car is finally done for and she ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Lessac | Stars: Brett Butler, Dave Thomas, Charles Hallahan, Casey Sander

Votes: 21

23. Grace Under Fire (1993–1998)
Episode: A Picture's Worth... $9.95 (1993)

TV-PG | 23 min | Comedy, Romance

7.9
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Grace goes on a blind date with a man who admits that the shirt he's wearing was 'found' on top of the neighbour's trash. His repeated demonstrations of frugality wear Grace down. Meanwhile... See full summary »

Director: Michael Lessac | Stars: Brett Butler, Dave Thomas, Charles Hallahan, Casey Sander

Votes: 18

24. Grace Under Fire (1993–1998)
Episode: See Quentin Run (1994)

TV-PG | 23 min | Comedy, Romance

7.9
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Grace gets promoted to supervisor at the refinery to the dismay of some of her male co-workers. When Grace tells her ex-husband that Quentin can't spend the summer with him, Quentin runs away from home and ends up on Ryan's front stoop.

Director: Michael Lessac | Stars: Brett Butler, Dave Thomas, Charles Hallahan, Casey Sander

Votes: 21

25. Newhart (1982–1990)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy

7.8
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The misadventures of an author turned innkeeper in rural Vermont and his friends.

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

Votes: 3,882

26. Grace Under Fire (1993–1998)
Episode: Emmet's Secret (1995)

TV-PG | 23 min | Comedy, Romance

7.8
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Emmet and Jean come to watch the kids while Grace and Rick go to St. Louis for the weekend. One her way out the door, Grace finds out that Emmet is going off for the weekend also. The hotel... See full summary »

Director: Michael Lessac | Stars: Brett Butler, Dave Thomas, Casey Sander, Kaitlin Cullum

Votes: 21

27. Grace Under Fire (1993–1998)
Episode: Emmet, We Hardly Knew Ye (1995)

TV-PG | 23 min | Comedy, Romance

7.8
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Jean is helping decorate the Christmas tree when she receives a phone call. Emmet has had a heart attack and died. Emmet's lover comes to the wake and loudly proclaims their mutual love.

Director: Michael Lessac | Stars: Brett Butler, Dave Thomas, Casey Sander, Kaitlin Cullum

Votes: 17

28. Grace Under Fire (1993–1998)
Episode: Grace Undergraduate (1993)

TV-PG | 23 min | Comedy, Romance

7.8
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Grace's former in-laws have the children for the weekend. The men plan to 'save' Russell's former dog from his neuter appointment tomorrow. Grace and Nadine are invited to a frat house party.

Director: Michael Lessac | Stars: Brett Butler, Dave Thomas, Charles Hallahan, Casey Sander

Votes: 22

29. Newhart (1982–1990)
Episode: It's My Party and I'll Die If I Want To (1987)

TV-G | Comedy

7.8
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Stephanie's uncle Ned dies after blowing out the candles on his 100th birthday cake.

Director: Michael Lessac | Stars: Bob Newhart, Mary Frann, Peter Scolari, Julia Duffy

Votes: 18

30. Life's Work (1996–1997)
Episode: Neighbors (1997)

Comedy

7.8
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Mr. Nash informs Lisa that her new friend and neighbor Marty is a mobster.

Director: Michael Lessac | Stars: Lisa Ann Walter, Michael O'Keefe, Molly Hagan, Lightfield Lewis

Votes: 5

31. Grace Under Fire (1993–1998)
Episode: Things Left Undone (1994)

TV-PG | 23 min | Comedy, Romance

7.8
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It's Mother's Day and mother comes to visit. Faith gives them an earful.

Director: Michael Lessac | Stars: Brett Butler, Dave Thomas, Charles Hallahan, Casey Sander

Votes: 21

32. Taxi (1978–1983)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.7
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The staff of a New York City taxicab company go about their job while they dream of greater things.

Stars: Judd Hirsch, Jeff Conaway, Danny DeVito, Marilu Henner

Votes: 8,506

33. George & Leo (1997–1998)

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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George Stoody is a mild-mannered bookstore owner who encounters a hoodlum/magician named Leo Wagonman, the estranged father of his new daughter-in-law Casey. Leo, on the run from a mob ... See full summary »

Stars: Bob Newhart, Judd Hirsch, Jason Bateman, Darryl Theirse

Votes: 95

34. Newhart (1982–1990)
Episode: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Loudon (1987)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy

7.7
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In spite of Dick's objections, "Vermont Today" turns into a confrontational, exploitative talk show to boost its ratings.

Director: Michael Lessac | Stars: Bob Newhart, Mary Frann, Peter Scolari, Julia Duffy

Votes: 15

35. Grace Under Fire (1993–1998)
Episode: Grace and Beauty (1994)

TV-PG | 23 min | Comedy, Romance

7.7
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Libby tells Grace her friend's mom is the 'best mom ever' and putting her daughter in a child's beauty pageant. Grace relents and says Libby can be in the pageant. Then the mother tells ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Lessac | Stars: Brett Butler, Dave Thomas, Charles Hallahan, Casey Sander

Votes: 21

36. Newhart (1982–1990)
Episode: Here's to You, Mrs. Loudon (1987)

TV-G | Comedy

7.7
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When a 16 year old guest at the Stratford develops a crush on her, Joanna has a hard time turning him down.

Director: Michael Lessac | Stars: Bob Newhart, Mary Frann, Peter Scolari, Julia Duffy

Votes: 14

37. Newhart (1982–1990)
Episode: High Fidelity (1986)

TV-G | Comedy

7.7
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Everyone in town assumes Joanna is having an affair with a man she meets in her wine tasting class.

Director: Michael Lessac | Stars: Bob Newhart, Mary Frann, Peter Scolari, Julia Duffy

Votes: 17

38. Grace Under Fire (1993–1998)
Episode: It Happened One Week (1994)

TV-PG | 23 min | Comedy, Romance

7.7
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Grace takes time to rekindle with her ex due to the refinery explosion. Nadine and Wade may be expecting their first child.

Director: Michael Lessac | Stars: Brett Butler, Dave Thomas, Charles Hallahan, Casey Sander

Votes: 20

39. Grace Under Fire (1993–1998)
Episode: Simply Grace (1994)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Romance

7.7
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There's a new guy at work who's interested in Grace. Grace runs into Vickie at the pharmacy and she later comes to Grace for help. Wade asks Russell for advice about having a baby. Grace takes a chance on the new guy.

Director: Michael Lessac | Stars: Brett Butler, Dave Thomas, Charles Hallahan, Casey Sander

Votes: 19

40. George & Leo (1997–1998)
Episode: The Cameo Episode (1997)

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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Director: Michael Lessac | Stars: Bob Newhart, Judd Hirsch, Jason Bateman, Bess Meyer

Votes: 9

41. Newhart (1982–1990)
Episode: Till Depth Do Us Part: Part 2 (1987)

TV-G | Comedy

7.7
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When Michael and Stephanie decide to get married in order to return a spark to their stagnant relationship, Dick, Michael's Best Man, has reservations about how seriously they are are taking the marriage.

Director: Michael Lessac | Stars: Bob Newhart, Mary Frann, Peter Scolari, Julia Duffy

Votes: 11

42. Grace Under Fire (1993–1998)
Episode: When You Wish Upon a Star (1994)

TV-PG | 23 min | Comedy, Romance

7.7
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Ryan asks Grace to go to Chicago with him for the weekend. He misses the flight due to a freak accident, so they decide to spend the night at his place. Grace tells him a story her father ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Lessac | Stars: Brett Butler, Dave Thomas, Charles Hallahan, Casey Sander

Votes: 20

43. Titus (2000–2002)

TV-PG | 23 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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A mechanic, Christopher Titus, along with his brother and his friends, try to deal with his father, a lewd, crude, drinking multiple divorcee.

Stars: Christopher Titus, Cynthia Watros, Zack Ward, David Shatraw

Votes: 4,935

44. Greetings from Tucson (2002–2003)

30 min | Comedy

7.6
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The colorful Campos family, real middle class who've recently moved up from working class, is headed by patriarch Joaquin and his wife, Elizabeth. Fifteen year old David Campos wants to ... See full summary »

Stars: Rebecca Creskoff, Julio Oscar Mechoso, Jacob Vargas, Pablo Santos

Votes: 108

45. Grace Under Fire (1993–1998)
Episode: Dear Grace (1994)

TV-PG | 23 min | Comedy, Romance

7.6
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Grace deals with Quinton's denial of her when in public, and her boss's daughter Julia, who is pregnant, visiting and trying to get the father to just talk with his daughter.

Director: Michael Lessac | Stars: Brett Butler, Dave Thomas, Casey Sander, Kaitlin Cullum

Votes: 18

46. Grace Under Fire (1993–1998)
Episode: Good Ol' Grace (1994)

TV-PG | Comedy, Romance

7.6
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A new woman is brought into Grace's crew but is transferred back to her old crew when she complains about the men's language. Nadine and Wade have fertility problems.

Director: Michael Lessac | Stars: Brett Butler, Dave Thomas, Casey Sander, Kaitlin Cullum

Votes: 17

47. Grace Under Fire (1993–1998)
Episode: Grace Under Water (1994)

TV-PG | 23 min | Comedy, Romance

7.6
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A deluge of rain causes flooding, which brings difficult situations. Jimmy visits and ends up getting stuck at Grace's house, while Russell runs out into the storm to get Faith's insulin.

Director: Michael Lessac | Stars: Brett Butler, Dave Thomas, Casey Sander, Kaitlin Cullum

Votes: 19

48. Grace Under Fire (1993–1998)
Episode: Grace at the Campfire (1995)

TV-PG | 23 min | Comedy, Romance

7.6
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Grace takes the kids camping, but when Quentin pushes a little girl in a neighboring camp, she finds out that Jimmy has told Quentin that Grace hit him during their marriage.

Director: Michael Lessac | Stars: Brett Butler, Dave Thomas, Casey Sander, Kaitlin Cullum

Votes: 19

49. Grace Under Fire (1993–1998)
Episode: Hello, I'm Your Mother (1995)

TV-PG | 23 min | Comedy, Romance

7.6
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Grace receives a letter from her college-aged son Matthew, that she gave up for adoption when she was a teenager. They later meet and Grace finds Matthew has several misconceptions and questions about her.

Director: Michael Lessac | Stars: Brett Butler, Dave Thomas, Casey Sander, Kaitlin Cullum

Votes: 18

50. Newhart (1982–1990)
Episode: Homes and Jo-Jo (1989)

TV-G | Comedy

7.6
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Joanna hosts a real estate TV show where her co-host tries to create sexual tension between the two of them.

Director: Michael Lessac | Stars: Bob Newhart, Mary Frann, Peter Scolari, Julia Duffy

Votes: 11