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1. The Incredible Hulk (1978–1982)
Episode: The First: Part 2 (1981)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.7
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Del Frye has exposed himself to Gama radiation to re-awaken his own Hulk. David asks the former fiancée of the man who created and cured Frye's creature thirty years earlier for help in ... See full summary »

Writers: Kenneth Johnson, Andrew Schneider | Director: Frank Orsatti | Stars: Bill Bixby, Jack Colvin, Lou Ferrigno, Harry Townes

2. ABC Afterschool Specials (1972–1997)
Episode: The Gymnast (1980)

Adventure, Comedy, Drama

8.7
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16-year-old gymnast is determined to become a world-class athlete.

Writer: Durrell Royce Crays | Director: Larry Elikann | Stars: Holly Gagnier, Zina Bethune, Jack Knight, Patrick Gorman

3. The Incredible Hulk (1978–1982)
Episode: The First: Part 1 (1981)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.6
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David 'Barr' travels to Vissaria where another Hulk was sighted years before. He finds the lab where the creature originated, a man claims to have been the 'first' Hulk and most importantly, a cure.

Writers: Kenneth Johnson, Andrew Schneider | Director: Frank Orsatti | Stars: Bill Bixby, Jack Colvin, Lou Ferrigno, Harry Townes

4. Gimme a Break! (1981–1987)
Episode: Take My Baby, Please (1982)

Comedy

8.4
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Valerie, the girl who married and gave birth at the same time in the Kanisky household, returns with the news that her husband has walked out on her. Nell helps her find a job so that she can support her baby.

Creators: Mort Lachman, Sy Rosen | Director: Jim Drake | Stars: Nell Carter, Dolph Sweet, Kari Michaelsen, Lauri Hendler

5. Gimme a Break! (1981–1987)
Episode: Nell Goes to Jail (1982)

Comedy

8.3
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When the Kaniskys' phone service is mistakenly cut off for non-payment (it was supposed to be a Chinese woman), Nell clashes with the service representative at the phone company.

Creators: Mort Lachman, Sy Rosen | Director: Jim Drake | Stars: Nell Carter, Dolph Sweet, Lauri Hendler, Kari Michaelsen

6. Gimme a Break! (1981–1987)
Episode: The Chief's Gay Evening (1982)

Comedy

8.2
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During a stakeout, a police officer admits his homosexuality to the Chief, who is extremely displeased.

Creators: Mort Lachman, Sy Rosen | Director: Linda Day | Stars: Nell Carter, Dolph Sweet, Kari Michaelsen, Lauri Hendler

7. 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

8. Biography (1987– )
Episode: Andy Gibb (2008)

Documentary, Biography, History

7.8
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Pop star, Andy Gibb best known as the young brother of The Bee Gees. In 1977, Andy became a star with his hit single, "I Just Want To Be Your Everything". A year later, he topped two more ... See full summary »

Stars: Gary T. Carlin, Andy Gibb, Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb

9. CHiPs (1977–1983)
Episode: Karate (1981)

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

7.6
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Creator: Rick Rosner | Director: Leslie H. Martinson | Stars: Erik Estrada, Larry Wilcox, Robert Pine, Paul Linke

10. Gimme a Break! (1981–1987)
Episode: The Emergency (1982)

Comedy

7.6
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Katie is hospitalized with what turns out to be complications from an Intra-Uterine Device.

Creators: Mort Lachman, Sy Rosen | Director: Linda Day | Stars: Nell Carter, Dolph Sweet, Kari Michaelsen, Lauri Hendler

11. Gimme a Break! (1981–1987)
Episode: The Robbery (1982)

Comedy

7.6
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Two burglars break into the house while the Chief and the girls are away at an award ceremony and Nell is out with a friend.

Creators: Mort Lachman, Sy Rosen | Director: Dick Harwood | Stars: Nell Carter, Dolph Sweet, Kari Michaelsen, Lauri Hendler

12. Gimme a Break! (1981–1987)
Episode: Katie's College (1984)

Comedy

7.5
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Nell is upset when she learns that Katie would rather open a business than go to college.

Creators: Mort Lachman, Sy Rosen | Director: Hal Cooper | Stars: Nell Carter, Dolph Sweet, Kari Michaelsen, Lauri Hendler

13. Hart to Hart (1979–1984)
Episode: Trust Your Hart (1983)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.5
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Lisa has been in a coma for seven years after she was in a car accident that killed her parents. The Harts take her in for a few days to help her recover. However, not everybody wants her to remember what happened.

Creator: Sidney Sheldon | Director: Paul Krasny | Stars: Robert Wagner, Stefanie Powers, Lionel Stander, William Bassett

14. Full House (1987–1995)
Episode: Joey & Stacy and... Oh, Yeah, Jesse (1989)

TV-G | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.3
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Comet, the puppy, is an undisciplined chewer, and Jessse bosses around with Joey, who fascinates a background singer to a commercial.

Writers: Jeff Franklin, Doug McIntyre | Director: Bill Foster | Stars: John Stamos, Bob Saget, Dave Coulier, Candace Cameron Bure

15. The Incredible Hulk (1978–1982)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.0
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A fugitive scientist has the curse of becoming a powerful green monster under extreme emotional stress.

Stars: Bill Bixby, Lou Ferrigno, Jack Colvin, Gerald McRaney

16. Gimme a Break! (1981–1987)
Episode: Grandma Fools Around (1982)

Comedy

7.0
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On their 55th wedding anniversary, Grandpa Kanisky discovers a shocking revelation about Grandma when he goes through their old love letters.

Creators: Mort Lachman, Sy Rosen | Director: Tony Singletary | Stars: Nell Carter, Dolph Sweet, Kari Michaelsen, Lauri Hendler

17. Gimme a Break! (1981–1987)
Episode: The Groupie (1983)

Comedy

7.0
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Julie wants to meet her favorite singer, Andy Gibb, who is doing a recording session in town.

Creators: Mort Lachman, Sy Rosen | Director: Hal Cooper | Stars: Nell Carter, Dolph Sweet, Kari Michaelsen, Lauri Hendler

18. Diff'rent Strokes (1978–1986)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Family

6.7
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The misadventures of a rich Manhattan family who adopted the children of their late African American maid.

Creators: Jeff Harris, Bernie Kukoff | Stars: Gary Coleman, Todd Bridges, Conrad Bain, Dana Plato

19. Hart to Hart (1979–1984)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.7
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The globe-trotting adventures of amateur detectives Jonathan and Jennifer Hart.

Creator: Sidney Sheldon | Stars: Robert Wagner, Stefanie Powers, Lionel Stander, Lee Wilkof

20. ABC Afterschool Specials (1972–1997)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.7
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"ABC Afterschool Specials" was the umbrella show name for various educational shows that were shown in the afternoon, occasionally. Each episode was produced by a separate company.

Creator: Guy Fraumeni | Stars: Lance Kerwin, Samaria Graham, Mara Hobel, Alexa Kenin

21. Gimme a Break! (1981–1987)
Episode: A Good Man Is Hard to Find (1981)

Comedy

6.7
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Nell is tired of striking out on the dating scene, so the Chief sets her up with one of his officers.

Creators: Mort Lachman, Sy Rosen | Director: Will Mackenzie | Stars: Nell Carter, Dolph Sweet, Kari Michaelsen, Lauri Hendler

22. Fantasy Island (1977–1984)

60 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

6.6
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Tales of visitors to a unique resort island that can fulfill literally any fantasy requested, but rarely turn out as expected.

Creator: Gene Levitt | Stars: Ricardo Montalban, Hervé Villechaize, Christopher Hewett, Wendy Schaal

23. Match Game/Hollywood Squares Hour (1983–1984)

60 min | Game-Show

6.6
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Afternoon game show which combined elements of two classic game shows "Match Game" and "Hollywood Squares" into one.

Stars: Gene Rayburn, Jon 'Bowzer' Bauman, Gene Wood, Nedra Volz

24. Gimme a Break! (1981–1987)
Episode: Katie the Crook (1981)

Comedy

6.6
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Recently widowed Police Chief Carl Kanisky returns home to find his household in a mess. His housekeeper, Nell, has vacuumed his goldfish, Gertrude, his youngest daughter, Samantha, has a ... See full summary »

Creators: Mort Lachman, Sy Rosen | Director: Howard Storm | Stars: Nell Carter, Dolph Sweet, Kari Michaelsen, Lauri Hendler

25. Diff'rent Strokes (1978–1986)
Episode: Little Mother (1980)

TV-PG | Comedy, Family

6.6
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A misunderstanding with a visiting friend leads Drummond, Arnold, and Willis to believe that Kimberly is pregnant.

Creators: Bernie Kukoff, Jeff Harris | Director: Gerren Keith | Stars: Conrad Bain, Gary Coleman, Todd Bridges, Dana Plato

26. Full House (1987–1995)

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

6.5
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After the sudden death of his wife, a young father enlists the help of his brother-in-law and his childhood friend to help him raise his three young children.

Creator: Jeff Franklin | Stars: Bob Saget, John Stamos, Dave Coulier, Candace Cameron Bure

27. Eight Is Enough (1977–1981)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.5
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This comedy drama focused on a family with eight very independent children.

Stars: Dick Van Patten, Lani O'Grady, Susan Richardson, Laurie Walters

28. CHiPs (1977–1983)

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

6.4
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The adventures of two California Highway Patrol motorcycle officers.

Creator: Rick Rosner | Stars: Erik Estrada, Larry Wilcox, Robert Pine, Paul Linke

29. E! True Hollywood Story (1996– )

Documentary, Biography, Crime | Active

6.4
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Stars: Chip Bolcik, Phil Crowley, Beng Spies, Ken Baker

30. E! True Hollywood Story (1996– )
Episode: Gimme a Break (2003)

60 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

6.4
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Cast and crew members discuss the six-year run of the NBC-TV sitcom "Gimme a Break!", including series star Nell Carter in some of her final interviews before her death. Discussions include... See full summary »

Writer: Dave Greene | Stars: Debbie Allen, Nell Carter, Hal Cooper, Jim Drake

31. Gimme a Break! (1981–1987)

30 min | Comedy

6.2
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Carl Kanisky is chief of police in Glenlawn, California. After the death of his wife, Margaret, he asks her friend, Nell Harper, to come in to keep house and take care of his children, ... See full summary »

Creators: Mort Lachman, Sy Rosen | Stars: Nell Carter, Kari Michaelsen, Lara Jill Miller, Lauri Hendler

32. Gimme a Break! (1981–1987)
Episode: Joey's Train (1985)

Comedy

6.2
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It has been three months since Chief Kanisky died, when a present he bought for Joey's birthday turns up. Meanwhile, Julie and Jonathan want to move into his bedroom, but Nell objects to this.

Creators: Mort Lachman, Sy Rosen | Director: Hal Cooper | Stars: Nell Carter, Kari Michaelsen, Lauri Hendler, Lara Jill Miller

33. ABC Afterschool Specials (1972–1997)
Episode: Have You Ever Been Ashamed of Your Parents? (1983)

45 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.1
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Two teenage girls, one rich and one middle-class, become best friends over the summer.

Writers: Sheila Hayes, Chris Manheim | Director: Harry Harris | Stars: Kari Michaelsen, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Marion Ross, Carol Lawrence

34. Gimme a Break! (1981–1987)
Episode: The Second Time Around (1981)

Comedy

5.9
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The Chief is reunited with a woman he knew when they were both high school students - when she runs into his police car.

Creators: Mort Lachman, Sy Rosen | Director: Howard Storm | Stars: Nell Carter, Dolph Sweet, Kari Michaelsen, Lauri Hendler

35. Scared Straight! Another Story (1980 TV Movie)

100 min | Crime, Drama

5.7
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Writer: T.S. Cook | Director: Richard Michaels | Stars: Bob Bragg, Randy Brooks, Tony Burton, Linden Chiles

36. Fantasy Island (1977–1984)
Episode: Legends/The Perfect Gentleman (1982)

60 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

5.6
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A singer wants to overcome debilitating stage fright, prompting Roarke to facilitate this in a very unusual way; and a rock star who witnessed a murder disguises himself as a butler in order to elude his pursuers.

Creator: Gene Levitt | Director: Philip Leacock | Stars: Ricardo Montalban, Leslie Easterbrook, Andy Griffith, Claudia Lonow

37. Gimme a Break! (1981–1987)
Episode: Your Prisoner is Dead (1981)

Comedy

5.4
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The Chief is caught in a stand-off at a drug store and is forced to shoot the hold-up man.

Creators: Mort Lachman, Sy Rosen | Director: Will Mackenzie | Stars: Nell Carter, Dolph Sweet, Kari Michaelsen, Lauri Hendler

38. Circus of the Stars #8 (1983 TV Special)

Family, Documentary

5.2
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Features celebrities taking part in a variety of circus acts and stunts.

Stars: Beverly D'Angelo, Louis Gossett Jr., Ann Jillian, Robert Preston

39. Gimme a Break! (1981–1987)
Episode: Julie's Birthday (1985)

Comedy

5.2
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It's Julie's birthday, and she's depressed about breaking up with her boyfriend, Jonathan.

Creators: Mort Lachman, Sy Rosen | Director: Hal Cooper | Stars: Nell Carter, Dolph Sweet, Kari Michaelsen, Lauri Hendler

40. The Kid with the 200 I.Q. (1983 TV Movie)

96 min | Comedy, Family

5.0
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A very intelligent teenager is sent to college where he meets his roommate, a popular jock. Therefore, he must learn to adapt to adult life, wild parties, and romance.

Writers: Oliver Hawthorne, Phil Margo | Director: Leslie H. Martinson | Stars: Gary Coleman, Robert Guillaume, Kari Michaelsen, Mel Stewart

41. Joy Ride: An Auto Theft (1976)

13 min | Drama, Short

5.0
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Val & Tim swipe Randall's car to enjoy a little harmless spin. Buoyed by their increased status and mobility, they convince their girlfriends to hop in. However, as the road takes a twist, the joy ride takes a similar turn...to DISASTER!

Writers: William Crain, Tom Schulman | Director: William Crain | Stars: Kari Michaelsen, Victoria Paige Meyerink, Tim Palladino, Val Thorgusen

42. The Choice (1981 TV Movie)

95 min | Drama

4.9
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Michael and Lisa, both 20, live together for a year and are certain that once they'll marry and have children together. Unfortunately just before they want to move to another town where ... See full summary »

Writer: Dennis Nemec | Director: David Greene | Stars: Susan Clark, Mitch Ryan, Largo Woodruff, Paul Regina

43. Saturday the 14th (1981)

PG | 75 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

4.4
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A Family moves into a house inhabited by scary creatures and a number of close calls ensue.

Writers: Jeff Begun, Howard R. Cohen | Director: Howard R. Cohen | Stars: Richard Benjamin, Paula Prentiss, Jeffrey Tambor, Severn Darden

44. Girl Talk (1989)

45 min

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Four lonely women decide to get together during a weekend to talk about their personal conflicts, to get away from men and have some fun, and the reunion turns into an entertaining display ... See full summary »

Writers: Frank Harris, Jane Wald | Director: Frank Harris | Stars: Liz Torres, Kari Michaelsen, Deanna Lund, Jane Wald

45. Star's Table (1986– )

30 min | Talk-Show

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Host Dixie Whatley was joined each week by a celebrity co-host. Interviewing guests weekdays.

Stars: John Reilly, Mike Connors, James Darren, David Doyle

46. In the Spotlight (2001– )

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Star: Kari Michaelsen

47. Gimme a Break! (1981–1987)
Episode: A Kanisky Christmas (1983)

Comedy

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Nell's plans to give Joey a Christmas with the family meet with resistance, they've all made plans.

Creators: Mort Lachman, Sy Rosen | Director: Hal Cooper | Stars: Nell Carter, Dolph Sweet, Kari Michaelsen, Lauri Hendler

48. Gimme a Break! (1981–1987)
Episode: A Man in Nell's Room (1981)

Comedy

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Nell quits her job and moves out of the house when she argues with the Chief over inviting her boyfriend to stay the night.

Creators: Mort Lachman, Sy Rosen | Director: Herbert Kenwith | Stars: Nell Carter, Dolph Sweet, Kari Michaelsen, Lauri Hendler

49. Gimme a Break! (1981–1987)
Episode: Addy's Goodbye (1985)

Comedy

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Creators: Mort Lachman, Sy Rosen | Director: Hal Cooper | Stars: Nell Carter, Kari Michaelsen, Lauri Hendler, Lara Jill Miller

50. Gimme a Break! (1981–1987)
Episode: Alabamy Bound: Part 1 (1985)

Comedy

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Nell goes back to Alabama for her sister's wedding, where she clashes with her mother.

Creators: Mort Lachman, Sy Rosen | Director: Hal Cooper | Stars: Nell Carter, Dolph Sweet, Kari Michaelsen, Lauri Hendler