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1. M*A*S*H (1972–1983)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy, Drama, War

8.5
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The staff of an army hospital in the Korean war find that laughter is the best way to deal with their situation.

Stars: Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers, Loretta Swit, Jamie Farr

2. Emma and Grandpa on the Farm (1983 TV Movie)

Family

8.5
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This award winning program was orginally produced for British telrvision and features a unque combination of live action with voice-over narration in charming rhyming coupets. Follow Emma, ... See full summary »

Writer: Joy Whitby | Director: Joy Whitby | Stars: Emma Helmer, Alan Manson, Shelley Winters

3. The Rockford Files (1974–1980)
Episode: Black Mirror: Part 1 (1978)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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A blind psychiatrist,who is being terrorized by an unknown stalker, turns to Jim for help.

Creator: Stephen J. Cannell | Director: Arnold Laven | Stars: James Garner, Noah Beery Jr., Joe Santos, Kathryn Harrold

4. The Rockford Files (1974–1980)
Episode: The Big Cheese (1979)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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Rockford gets a phone call telling him to expect a package in the mail. Two hoods then murder the caller and go to Rockford's trailer to await the package's arrival. When the package is a wheel of cheese the mystery only gets deeper.

Creator: Stephen J. Cannell | Director: Joseph Pevney | Stars: James Garner, Noah Beery Jr., Joe Santos, Constance Towers

5. Columbo (1971–2003)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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With his rumpled raincoat, ever-present cigar, bumbling demeanour and Sherlock Holmesian powers of deduction, disarmingly polite homicide detective Lieutenant Columbo took on some of the most cunning murderers in Los Angeles, most of whom made one fatal, irrevocable mistake: underestimating his investigative genius.

Creators: Richard Levinson, William Link | Stars: Peter Falk, Mike Lally, John Finnegan, Bruce Kirby

6. The Rockford Files (1974–1980)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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The cases of an easy going ex-con turned private investigator.

Creator: Stephen J. Cannell | Stars: James Garner, Noah Beery Jr., Joe Santos, Luis Delgado

7. Mary Tyler Moore (1970–1977)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.2
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The lives and trials of a young single woman and her friends, both at work and at home.

Stars: Mary Tyler Moore, Edward Asner, Gavin MacLeod, Valerie Harper

8. The Bob Newhart Show (1972–1978)

30 min | Comedy

8.2
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The professional and personal misadventures of a psychologist and his family, patients, friends and colleagues.

Stars: Bob Newhart, Suzanne Pleshette, Peter Bonerz, Bill Daily

9. Armstrong Circle Theatre (1950–1963)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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Documentary dramas - plays that were based on true stories, were the forte of Armstrong Circle Theater. Many movie actors and actresses got their start here.

Stars: Douglas Edwards, Sandy Becker, Bob Sherry, John Cameron Swayze

10. Bandits: Phoenix Rising (2003 Video Game)

Action, Comedy

8.2
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The story revolves around the good friends Fennec and Rewdalf, and their attempts to hit the jackpot (that is, robbing the legendary Jericho City on their even more legendary gold stack) in... See full summary »

Stars: Roger Brett, Tim Earle, Heather Losi, Jim Losi

11. The Bob Newhart Show (1972–1978)
Episode: Who Is Mr. X? (1975)

30 min | Comedy

8.2
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Bob is asked to do an interview on a morning news program. He lets it slip that he has treated a politician and everyone begins guessing who that person could be.

Writers: David Davis, Lorenzo Music, Bruce Kane | Director: Peter Bonerz | Stars: Bob Newhart, Suzanne Pleshette, Peter Bonerz, Bill Daily

12. M*A*S*H (1972–1983)
Episode: The Army-Navy Game (1973)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy, Drama, War

8.1
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The Army-Navy game back home holds everyone's attention (and everyone's bet money) until an artillery barrage forces the camp to dispose of an unexploded shell.

Writers: Sid Dorfman, McLean Stevenson, Larry Gelbart | Director: Gene Reynolds | Stars: Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers, McLean Stevenson, Loretta Swit

13. Danger (1950–1955)

30 min | Drama

8.0
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Live psychological and murder mystery dramas and one of the first U.S. TV dramas to make effective use of background music.

Stars: Dick Stark, Edward Binns, Joseph Anthony, Richard Kiley

14. The Jackie Gleason Show (1952–1959)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy

7.9
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Add a Plot

Stars: Jack Lescoulie, The June Taylor Dancers, Jackie Gleason, Art Carney

15. Detective School (1979– )

30 min | Comedy

7.9
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The comic exploits of the wackos who populate a detective school run by a rundown PI.

Stars: Taylor Negron, Douglas Fowley, James Gregory, Randolph Mantooth

16. The Rockford Files (1974–1980)
Episode: Black Mirror: Part 2 (1978)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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Rockford's investigation of Dr. Megan Dougherty's stalker leads him to one of her patients who may have a split personality - one of which is a paid killer.

Creator: Stephen J. Cannell | Director: Arnold Laven | Stars: James Garner, Noah Beery Jr., Joe Santos, Kathryn Harrold

17. Car 54, Where Are You? (1961–1963)
Episode: Here We Go Again (1963)

Comedy

7.9
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Muldoon's father, Patrick was a police captain and a hero -- or was he?

Creator: Nat Hiken | Director: Stanley Prager | Stars: Joe E. Ross, Fred Gwynne, Al Lewis, Beatrice Pons

18. Law & Order (1990–2010)
Episode: I.D. (1996)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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A woman is charged with murdering her sister, but prosecutors learn that the defendant is actually the other sister--who assumed the real victim's identity. Meanwhile, the judge becomes hostile to the prosecution during the trial.

Writers: Dick Wolf, Ed Zuckerman | Director: Constantine Makris | Stars: Jerry Orbach, Benjamin Bratt, S. Epatha Merkerson, Sam Waterston

19. Kojak (1973–1978)
Episode: The Marcus-Nelson Murders (1973)

125 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.9
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A homicide detective begins to suspect that the black teenager accused of murdering two white girls is being framed by his fellow detectives.

Writers: Abby Mann, Selwyn Raab | Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Telly Savalas, Marjoe Gortner, José Ferrer, Ned Beatty

20. Car 54, Where Are You? (1961–1963)

30 min | Comedy

7.8
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The misadventures of two of New York's finest (a Mutt and Jeff pair) in the mythical 53rd precinct in the Bronx. Toody, the short, stocky and dim-witted one either saves the day or muffs ... See full summary »

Creator: Nat Hiken | Stars: Joe E. Ross, Fred Gwynne, Paul Reed, Al Lewis

21. Harry O (1973–1976)
Episode: Sound of Trumpets (1975)

Action, Crime, Drama

7.8
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Harry is attending a seaside jazz club when he hears a trumpeter playing in tune outside. Suddenly the trumpeter falls into the water - pushed in by a hit man unnoticed by anyone else. ... See full summary »

Creator: Howard Rodman | Director: John Newland | Stars: David Janssen, Anthony Zerbe, Julius Harris, Brenda Sykes

22. 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

23. The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (1948–1956)

60 min | Drama

7.7
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This live dramatic series featured original stories and adaptations of novels, plays, etc. during it's eight year run. During the first year, the show was sponsored by the Actor's Equity ... See full summary »

Stars: Bert Lytell, Jay Jackson, Bob Stanton, E.G. Marshall

24. 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

25. Three's Company (1977–1984)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.6
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The misadventures of two women and one man living in one apartment and their neighbors.

Stars: John Ritter, Joyce DeWitt, Suzanne Somers, Richard Kline

26. Kojak (1973–1978)
Episode: Dead Again (1976)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.6
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A young woman comes to police headquarters and tells Kojak that she just recognized a man on the street as an old neighbor of hers, a mobster who was reported killed a year ago. She fears ... See full summary »

Creator: Abby Mann | Director: Sigmund Neufeld Jr. | Stars: Telly Savalas, Dan Frazer, Kevin Dobson, George Savalas

27. Kojak (1973–1978)
Episode: Siege of Terror (1973)

51 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.6
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A robbery of armored car guards morphs into a deadly hostage standoff, with bulldog Lt. Theo Kojak as the negotiator. Half the Talaba Brothers gang escapes with the cash, but when the other... See full summary »

Creator: Abby Mann | Director: William Hale | Stars: Telly Savalas, Harvey Keitel, Dan Frazer, Kevin Dobson

28. The Devil's Advocate (1997)

R | 144 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.5
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60 Metascore

A hotshot lawyer gets more than he bargained for when he learns his new boss is Lucifer himself.

Writers: Andrew Neiderman, Jonathan Lemkin, Tony Gilroy | Director: Taylor Hackford | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Al Pacino, Charlize Theron, Jeffrey Jones

29. The Jeffersons (1975–1985)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.5
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A nouveau riche, African-American family who move into a luxury apartment building develop close, if occasionally fractious, relationships with other tenants.

Stars: Isabel Sanford, Sherman Hemsley, Marla Gibbs, Roxie Roker

30. N.Y.P.D. (1967–1969)

30 min | Crime, Drama

7.5
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The three detectives fight every kind of criminal all over New York City. The show featured many actual New York locations, as well as episodes based on real New York police cases.

Creators: Arnold Perl, David Susskind | Stars: Jack Warden, Robert Hooks, Frank Converse, Ted Beniades

31. Three's Company (1977–1984)
Episode: Handcuffed (1980)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.5
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Jack and Chrissy are handcuffed together after a police officer leaves his cuffs in their apartment.

Writers: Michael S. Baser, Kim Weiskopf, Len Richmond, Don Nicholl, Michael Ross, Bernard West, Johnnie Mortimer, Brian Cooke | Director: Dave Powers | Stars: John Ritter, Joyce DeWitt, Suzanne Somers, Richard Kline

32. Switch (1975–1978)
Episode: Pilot Episode (1975)

90 min | Crime, Action, Drama

7.5
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An ex-con and a retired cop, partners in a private investigation agency, try to prove that a safecracker has been framed for a diamond robbery.

Writer: Glen A. Larson | Directors: Robert Day, Allen Baron | Stars: Eddie Albert, Robert Wagner, Charles Durning, Sharon Gless

33. Car 54, Where Are You? (1961–1963)
Episode: Stop Thief (1962)

Comedy

7.5
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After overhearing the Captain rehearsing a play in his office, the boys think he's a kleptomaniac! They "cover" for him by re-stealing all his Xmas presents. Can they make things right by the end of Christmas Eve?

Creator: Nat Hiken | Director: Stanley Prager | Stars: Joe E. Ross, Fred Gwynne, Al Lewis, Beatrice Pons

34. Good Times (1974–1979)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.4
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A poor Afro-American family make the best of things in the Chicago housing projects.

Stars: Ja'net DuBois, Ralph Carter, BernNadette Stanis, Jimmie Walker

35. Quincy M.E. (1976–1983)

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

7.4
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The cases of a coroner who investigates suspicious deaths that usually suggest murder.

Creators: Glen A. Larson, Lou Shaw | Stars: Jack Klugman, John S. Ragin, Robert Ito, Joseph Roman

36. Kaz (1978–1979)

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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The cases of former car thief-turned-criminal attorney Martin "Kaz" Kazinsky.

Creators: Don Carlos Dunaway, Ron Leibman | Stars: Ron Leibman, Patrick O'Neal, Mark Withers, Edith Atwater

37. Charlie's Angels (1976–1981)
Episode: Angels in Paradise (1977)

Not Rated | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.4
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Sabrina and Kelly welcome a new Angel in the person of Jill's little sister Kris. However, the celebration is short lived as the Angels receive word that Charlie, who was on vacation in ... See full summary »

Creators: Ivan Goff, Ben Roberts | Director: Charles S. Dubin | Stars: Kate Jackson, Jaclyn Smith, Cheryl Ladd, David Doyle

38. Law & Order (1990–2010)
Episode: Blood Is Thicker... (1992)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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An man from an old-money New York family is accused of killing his wife over an affair. The man she was seeing is reluctant to testify, and the case rides on the positive identification of a family heirloom.

Writers: Dick Wolf, Ed Zuckerman, Robert Nathan | Director: Peter Levin | Stars: Paul Sorvino, Chris Noth, Dann Florek, Michael Moriarty

39. Kojak (1973–1978)
Episode: My Brother, My Enemy (1975)

48 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.4
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Rick Daly is a young, trigger-happy cop with good intentions to help people. In response to a knife-killing, he is too quick on the trigger and winds up killing a preteen boy. Kojak ... See full summary »

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

40. Quincy M.E. (1976–1983)
Episode: Never a Child (1979)

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

7.4
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Quincy gets lured into the world of child pornography and teen prostitution while investigating the death of a reformed prostitute. She was killed after witnessing the man who turned her ... See full summary »

Creators: Glen A. Larson, Lou Shaw | Director: Ray Danton | Stars: Jack Klugman, Garry Walberg, John S. Ragin, Robert Ito

41. The Patty Duke Show (1963–1966)
Episode: Patty, the Witness (1964)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Music

7.4
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Patty believes that she has witnessed a crime and now she thinks that the mob is going rub her out.

Creators: William Asher, Sidney Sheldon | Director: Claudio Guzmán | Stars: Patty Duke, William Schallert, Jean Byron, Paul O'Keefe

42. Kojak (1973–1978)
Episode: When You Hear the Beep, Drop Dead (1977)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.4
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While catching a pair of burglars breaking into an apartment, Kojak and his detectives stumble across an apparent plan by the prostitute occupying the apartment to kill her lover. But ... See full summary »

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

43. The Patty Duke Show (1963–1966)
Episode: Will the Real Sammy Davis Please Hang Up? (1965)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Music

7.4
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After Patty's success at getting a star to appear at last year's school prom, she gets selected to do the same for this year's prom.

Creators: William Asher, Sidney Sheldon | Director: Richard Kinon | Stars: Patty Duke, William Schallert, Jean Byron, Paul O'Keefe

44. Maude (1972–1978)

30 min | Comedy

7.3
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This "All In The Family" spin-off centers around Edith's cousin, Maude Findlay. She's a liberal, independent woman living in Tuckahoe, NY with her fourth husband Walter, owner of Findlay's ... See full summary »

Stars: Bea Arthur, Bill Macy, Conrad Bain, Rue McClanahan

45. The Patty Duke Show (1963–1966)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Music

7.3
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Cathy Lane, teen-aged daughter of a globe-trotting journalist, comes to live at the home of her uncle, a newspaper editor in New York City. Curiously, Cathy is the spitting image of her ... See full summary »

Creators: William Asher, Sidney Sheldon | Stars: Patty Duke, Jean Byron, William Schallert, Paul O'Keefe

46. Mannix (1967–1975)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.3
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Mannix worked originally for Wickersham at Intertect and then struck out on his own, assisted by Peggy Fair (whose cop-husband had been killed) and police department contact Tobias.

Creators: Richard Levinson, William Link | Stars: Mike Connors, Gail Fisher, Ward Wood, Joseph Campanella

47. Harry O (1973–1976)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.3
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Harry Orwell is a world-weary private investigator who was forced to leave the Los Angeles Police Department after a bullet became lodged near his spine. Moving to San Diego, he lived on ... See full summary »

Creator: Howard Rodman | Stars: David Janssen, Anthony Zerbe, Paul Tulley, Henry Darrow

48. Columbo (1971–2003)
Episode: Fade in to Murder (1976)

73 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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An egotistical but successful star off a TV detective show murders his blackmailing producer and makes it look like a robbery.

Writers: Lou Shaw, Peter S. Feibleman, Henry Garson, Richard Levinson, William Link | Director: Bernard L. Kowalski | Stars: Peter Falk, William Shatner, Bert Remsen, Alan Manson

49. Three's Company (1977–1984)
Episode: The Case of the Missing Blonde (1981)

TV-PG | Comedy

7.3
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Jack and Janet come home and find the apartment all a mess. They can't find Cyndy. They learn that there was a commotion earlier. They assume something happened to her so they try to find her.

Writers: Michael S. Baser, Kim Weiskopf, Don Nicholl, Michael Ross, Bernard West, Johnnie Mortimer, Brian Cooke | Director: Dave Powers | Stars: John Ritter, Joyce DeWitt, Richard Kline, Don Knotts

50. The Doors (1991)

R | 140 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.2
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62 Metascore

The story of the famous and influential 1960s rock band and its lead singer and composer, Jim Morrison, from his days as a UCLA film student in Los Angeles, to his untimely death in Paris, France at age 27 in 1971.

Writers: Randall Jahnson, Oliver Stone | Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Val Kilmer, Meg Ryan, Kyle MacLachlan, Frank Whaley