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1. 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.

Creator: William Blinn | Stars: Dick Van Patten, Lani O'Grady, Susan Richardson, Connie Needham

Votes: 1,353

2. Murder, She Wrote (1984– )

93 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.8
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Professional writer and amateur sleuth Jessica Fletcher uses her intellect, charm, and persistence to get to the bottom of every crime she encounters.

Creators: Peter S. Fischer, Richard Levinson, William Link | Stars: Angela Lansbury, William Windom, Ron Masak, Louis Herthum

Votes: 11,129

3. Mission: Impossible (1966–1973)

50 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.0
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An elite covert operations unit carries out highly sensitive missions subject to official denial in the event of failure, death or capture.

Creator: Bruce Geller | Stars: Peter Graves, Barbara Bain, Greg Morris, Peter Lupus

Votes: 4,624

4. Walker, Texas Ranger (1993–2001)

43 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.4
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Walker, a martial artist, and his partner Trivette are Texas Rangers. They make it their business to battle crime in Dallas and all around the State of Texas.

Creators: Christopher Canaan, Leslie Greif, Paul Haggis, Albert S. Ruddy | Stars: Chuck Norris, Clarence Gilyard Jr., Sheree J. Wilson, Noble Willingham

Votes: 10,560

5. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)

60 min | Drama, Crime, Mystery

7.4
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In Sparta, Mississippi, a crusty Police Chief (later Sheriff) and his African American Chief Detective investigate crimes.

Creator: James Lee Barrett | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Alan Autry, David Hart, Hugh O'Connor

Votes: 1,967

6. Quincy M.E. (1976–1983)

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

7.3
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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

Votes: 2,817

7. The Big Valley (1965–1969)

60 min | Western

7.8
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The Wild West adventures of the residents and staff of Barkley Ranch in California's San Joaquin Valley.

Creators: A.I. Bezzerides, Louis F. Edelman | Stars: Richard Long, Peter Breck, Lee Majors, Linda Evans

Votes: 1,377

8. The Wild Wild West (1965–1969)

50 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.3
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Two Secret Services agents, equipped with a wide array of gizmos, work for the government in the Old West.

Creator: Michael Garrison | Stars: Robert Conrad, Ross Martin, Whitey Hughes, Dick Cangey

Votes: 2,297

9. Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979–1981)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.9
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A 20th century astronaut is revived out of 500 years of suspended animation to become the greatest hero of a future Earth.

Creators: Glen A. Larson, Leslie Stevens | Stars: Gil Gerard, Erin Gray, Felix Silla, Mel Blanc

Votes: 4,328

10. Kung Fu (1972–1975)

60 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

7.8
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The adventures of a Shaolin Monk as he wanders the American West armed only with his skill in Kung Fu.

Creators: Ed Spielman, Herman Miller | Stars: David Carradine, Keye Luke, Radames Pera, Philip Ahn

Votes: 3,314

11. Knots Landing (1979–1993)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

6.8
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Gary and Valene Ewing, relatives of the Ewing clan of Dallas, arrive in Knots Landing to make a new home for themselves. However, scheming Abby Fairgate-Cunningham later breaks up their marriage when she seduces Gary.

Creator: David Jacobs | Stars: Michele Lee, Ted Shackelford, Joan Van Ark, Kevin Dobson

Votes: 1,376

12. Combat! (1962–1967)

60 min | Action, Drama, War

8.5
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Combat!, a one-hour WWII drama series on television, followed a frontline American infantry squad as they battled their way across Europe. With mud-splattered realism, the show offered ... See full summary »

Stars: Vic Morrow, Rick Jason, Pierre Jalbert, Jack Hogan

Votes: 1,416

13. Simon & Simon (1981–1995)

60 min | Action, Mystery, Drama

7.1
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Two brothers of disparate tastes and manners run a private detective agency.

Creator: Philip DeGuere Jr. | Stars: Gerald McRaney, Jameson Parker, Mary Carver, Tim Reid

Votes: 2,266

14. Jake and the Fatman (1987–1992)

120 min | Crime, Drama

6.4
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Veteran district attorney "Fatman" McCabe solves cases with the help of his easygoing private investigator partner Jake Styles.

Creators: Douglas Stefen Borghi, Dean Hargrove, Joel Steiger | Stars: William Conrad, Joe Penny, Alan Campbell, Olga Russell

Votes: 1,240

15. Marcus Welby, M.D. (1969–1976)

60 min | Drama

7.2
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The show is about doctors Marcus Welby, a general practitioner and Steven Kiley, Welby's young assistant. The two try to treat people as individuals in an age of specialized medicine and ... See full summary »

Creator: David Victor | Stars: Robert Young, James Brolin, Elena Verdugo, Pamela Hensley

Votes: 680

16. Banacek (1972–1974)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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The adventures of proud Polish-American detective Thomas Banacek.

Creator: Anthony Wilson | Stars: George Peppard, Ralph Manza, Murray Matheson, Christine Belford

Votes: 749

17. Police Woman (1974–1978)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.6
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Creator: Robert L. Collins | Stars: Angie Dickinson, Earl Holliman, Charles Dierkop, Ed Bernard

Votes: 792

18. Cannon (1971–1976)

60 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

6.9
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The cases of a fat private detective.

Creator: Edward Hume | Stars: William Conrad, Patrick Culliton, Tom Pittman, Charles Bateman

Votes: 1,231

19. Alias Smith and Jones (1971–1973)

60 min | Western

7.7
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Hannibal Heyes and Kid Curry, two of the most wanted outlaws in the history of the West, are popular "with everyone except the railroads and the banks", since "in all the trains and banks ... See full summary »

Creator: Glen A. Larson | Stars: Ben Murphy, Roger Davis, Pete Duel, Dennis Fimple

Votes: 989

20. Run for Your Life (1965–1968)

60 min | Drama

7.8
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Ben Gazzara plays a successful lawyer who is told by his doctor in the first episode that he will die in one to two years. He decides to do all of the things he has never had time for. The ... See full summary »

Stars: Ben Gazzara, Nicholas Colasanto, Jack Krupnick, Fernando Lamas

Votes: 201

21. Father Dowling Mysteries (1989–1991)

45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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An amiable, inquisitive Chicago priest moonlights as a detective and is assisted by a rather worldly, lock-picking nun.

Creators: Dean Hargrove, Joel Steiger | Stars: Tom Bosley, Tracy Nelson, Mary Wickes, James Stephens

Votes: 973

22. Man from Atlantis (1977–1978)

60 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.6
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The adventures of a man with amphibious abilities.

Stars: Patrick Duffy, Alan Fudge, Belinda Montgomery, Anson Downes

Votes: 1,132

23. Police Story (1973–1979)

120 min | Drama, Crime

7.5
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Classic anthology series, which details the personal lives of the men and women of the Los Angeles Police Department. The stories ranged from highly dramatic to extremely funny. Even though... See full summary »

Creators: E. Jack Neuman, Joseph Wambaugh | Stars: Scott Brady, Mel Scott, Don Meredith, Joe Santos

Votes: 470

24. Apple's Way (1974–1975)

60 min | Drama, Family

6.2
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The Apple family adjusts to life in a small Iowa town.

Creator: Earl Hamner Jr. | Stars: Ronny Cox, Frances Lee McCain, Malcolm Atterbury, Vincent Van Patten

Votes: 116

25. Blue Thunder (1984– )

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.1
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An advanced prototype police helicopter and their ground support crew battle crime.

Stars: James Farentino, Dana Carvey, Sandy McPeak, Dick Butkus

Votes: 611

26. The Fantastic Journey (1977– )

60 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.5
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A scientific expedition in the Atlantic Ocean becomes lost in the Bermuda Triangle and washes up on an uncharted island. They meet up with travelers from other times, planets and dimensions... See full summary »

Stars: Jared Martin, Carl Franklin, Ike Eisenmann, Katie Saylor

Votes: 271

27. Supertrain (1979– )

60 min | Comedy, Drama

4.2
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The adventures of a nation-spanning train and its passengers.

Creators: Earl W. Wallace, Donald E. Westlake | Stars: Edward Andrews, Harrison Page, Robert Alda, Patrick Collins

Votes: 77

28. The Best Little Girl in the World (1981 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

6.4
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Casey Powell is a young teenage girl who is secretly suffering from anorexia nervosa, a mental and physical illness of deliberately starving herself or self-induced vomiting, because of her... See full summary »

Writers: David Moessinger, Steven Levenkron | Director: Sam O'Steen | Stars: Charles Durning, Eva Marie Saint, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Melanie Mayron

Votes: 360

29. The Magician (1973–1974)

60 min | Adventure, Drama

7.4
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Anthony Blake is a very compassionate and wealthy magician, who uses his talents as an illusionist and escape artist to help people in trouble. Max Pomeroy, a friend who is a syndicated ... See full summary »

Creator: Bruce Lansbury | Stars: Bill Bixby, Julian Christopher, Keene Curtis, Joseph Sirola

Votes: 238

30. Insight (1960–1984)

30 min | Drama

7.9
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American Roman Catholic religious-themed anthology shedding light on the contemporary search for meaning, freedom, and love.

Stars: Ellwood Kieser, Martin Sheen, Brian Keith, Efrem Zimbalist Jr.

Votes: 109

31. Kraft Suspense Theatre (1963–1965)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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Kraft Suspense Theater was a anthogy series that featured a new cast and stories each week. It shared it's time slot with Kraft Music Hall that aired approximately once a month.

Stars: David Lewis, Francis De Sales, Harry Townes, Jack Kelly

Votes: 148

32. Number One (1969)

PG-13 | 100 min | Drama, Sport

5.4
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The story of Cat Catlan (Heston), a washed up quarterback who turns to drink and women to solve his problems. But he soon discovers that his problems are just beginning.

Writer: David Moessinger | Director: Tom Gries | Stars: Charlton Heston, Jessica Walter, Bruce Dern, John Randolph

Votes: 269

33. The Bold Ones: The Lawyers (1969–1972)

60 min | Drama

7.5
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Walter Nichols, an older and experienced lawyer, serves as a mentor to two attorney brothers. Brian is the more cerebral sibling, better at research. The younger Neil is impulsive and prone... See full summary »

Creator: Roy Huggins | Stars: Burl Ives, Joseph Campanella, James Farentino, John Milford

Votes: 61

34. Serpico (1976–1977)

60 min | Drama, Crime

6.9
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Frank Serpico was a maverick New York City detective who, after turning in a large number of "bad" cops and later being shot in the face, often went undercover to expose corruption in the ... See full summary »

Stars: David Birney, Tom Atkins, Nick Corello, Richard Foronjy

Votes: 82

35. Daddy-O (1958)

Approved | 74 min | Crime, Drama, Music

2.0
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Phil, a part-time truck driver and singer who wears his pants far too high, meets a feisty platinum blonde who challenges him to a drag race through Griffith Park. When he is caught and ... See full summary »

Writer: David Moessinger | Director: Lou Place | Stars: Dick Contino, Sandra Giles, Bruno VeSota, Gloria Victor

Votes: 646

36. Kaz (1978–1979)

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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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

Votes: 51

37. M.A.D.D.: Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (1983 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama

6.0
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Cindy Lightner relentlessly tries to spearhead the drive for the national anti-drunk driver legislation after her own daughter becomes the victim of a hit-and-run by a drunk driver.

Writer: Michael Braverman | Director: William A. Graham | Stars: Mariette Hartley, Paula Prentiss, Shelby Balik, Robert Carnegie

Votes: 86

38. Richie Brockelman, Private Eye (1978– )

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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A private detective in his early twenties uses his youthful looks to an advantage in his work.

Stars: Dennis Dugan, Robert Hogan, Barbara Bosson, John Randolph

Votes: 50

39. The Caper of the Golden Bulls (1967)

102 min | Action, Comedy

5.8
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Peter Churchman stopped robbing banks a long time ago and is now living as a wealthy and respected citizen in Pamplona, Spain. But then his former companion Angela appears and blackmails ... See full summary »

Writers: William P. McGivern, David Moessinger, Ed Waters | Director: Russell Rouse | Stars: Stephen Boyd, Yvette Mimieux, Giovanna Ralli, Vito Scotti

Votes: 56

40. The Man and the City (1971–1972)

60 min | Drama

8.6
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Thomas Acala is the longtime mayor of a rapidly growing city in Southwest United States. He handles the constant challenges with the help of his chief aide Andy Hays and secretary Marian Crane.

Creator: Howard Rodman | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Mike Farrell, William Schallert, Mala Powers

Votes: 99

41. Jigsaw John (1976– )

60 min | Drama, Crime

7.5
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The cases of Special Investigator "Jigsaw" John St. John of the LAPD.

Stars: Jack Warden, Alan Feinstein, Pippa Scott, James Hong

Votes: 15

42. Chevron Hall of Stars (1956– )

Drama

7.7
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Stars: Don Taylor, James Whitmore, Ted de Corsia, Richard Reeves

Votes: 11

43. Mobile Two (1975 TV Movie)

Drama

6.2
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A TV reporter whose career was ruined by his drinking gets another chance when he is hired by a TV news program.

Writers: James M. Miller, David Moessinger | Director: David Moessinger | Stars: Jackie Cooper, Julie Gregg, Mark Wheeler, Edd Byrnes

Votes: 8

44. Blue Thunder (1984– )
Episode: A Clear and Present Danger (1984)

48 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.6
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Writers: Mike Robe, James Patrick, Don Safran | Director: Charlie Picerni | Stars: James Farentino, Dana Carvey, Sandy McPeak, Dick Butkus

Votes: 7

45. Kraft Suspense Theatre (1963–1965)
Episode: A Cruel and Unusual Night (1964)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.1
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A stern Lucas County, California "letter of the law" judge is kidnapped and "sentenced" to death by a man he once sentenced to death. The one-time Death Row prisoner recalls the agonies he ... See full summary »

Writer: David Moessinger | Director: Leslie H. Martinson | Stars: Ronald Reagan, Scott Marlowe, Anne Helm, Wright King

Votes: 23

46. Simon & Simon (1981–1995)
Episode: A Firm Grasp of Reality (1988)

Action, Mystery, Drama

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Rick poses as a patient in a mental hospital in order to protect a brilliant scientist with multiple personalities.

Creator: Philip DeGuere Jr. | Director: Sigmund Neufeld Jr. | Stars: Gerald McRaney, Jameson Parker, Mary Carver, Joan McMurtrey

47. Murder, She Wrote (1984– )
Episode: A Killing in Vegas (1991)

47 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.4
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Jessica tries to disprove charges against her friend's boyfriend, suspected of murdering a Las Vegas casino manager.

Creators: Peter S. Fischer, Richard Levinson, William Link | Director: Anthony Pullen Shaw | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Jeff Kaake, Andreas Katsulas, Howard Keel

Votes: 61

48. Cannon (1971–1976)
Episode: A Lonely Place to Die (1971)

Not Rated | 51 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

7.3
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While investigating a triple homicide, Cannon discovers a syndicate leader may be the next victim.

Creator: Edward Hume | Director: William Hale | Stars: William Conrad, Harold Gould, R.G. Armstrong, Carol Eve Rossen

Votes: 20

49. Quincy M.E. (1976–1983)
Episode: A Loss for Words (1983)

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

6.1
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When a young man who dies in an industrial accident because he couldn't read the hazard signs. Quincy takes on the problem of adult illiteracy. A problem that hits close to home with Quincy, when he finds that his friend can't read.

Creators: Glen A. Larson, Lou Shaw | Director: Georg Fenady | Stars: Jack Klugman, Garry Walberg, John S. Ragin, Val Bisoglio

Votes: 16

50. Quincy M.E. (1976–1983)
Episode: A Matter of Principle (1980)

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

7.1
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When a man is arrested for murder, Sam tries something he's been working on that proves the man is innocent. Later there's another murder and the man is the prime suspect and Sam is being ... See full summary »

Creators: Glen A. Larson, Lou Shaw | Director: Ron Satlof | Stars: Jack Klugman, Garry Walberg, John S. Ragin, Val Bisoglio

Votes: 16