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1. Murder, She Wrote (1984– )

93 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.8
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Mystery writer finds herself investigating murders that occur around her.

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

2. 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

3. Walker, Texas Ranger (1993–2001)

43 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.3
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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

4. Alias Smith and Jones (1971–1973)

60 min | Comedy, 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

5. The Big Valley (1965–1969)

60 min | Western

7.9
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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

6. 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

7. 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.

Stars: Gil Gerard, Erin Gray, Felix Silla, Mel Blanc

8. 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.

Stars: Michele Lee, Ted Shackelford, Joan Van Ark, Kevin Dobson

9. The Wild Wild West (1965–1969)

50 min | Western

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

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.

Creator: Ed Spielman | Stars: David Carradine, Keye Luke, Radames Pera, Philip Ahn

11. 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

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

13. 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

14. 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

15. Simon & Simon (1981–1995)

60 min | Action, Mystery, Drama

7.2
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Two brothers of disparate tastes and manners run a private detective agency.

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

16. Cannon (1971–1976)

60 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

7.0
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The cases of a fat private detective.

Stars: William Conrad, Patrick Culliton, Tom Pittman, Charles Bateman

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

18. Jake and the Fatman (1987–1992)

120 min | Crime, Drama

6.5
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Veteran district attorney "Fatman" McCabe solves cases with the help of his easygoing private investigator partner Jake Styles.

Stars: William Conrad, Joe Penny, Alan Campbell, Olga Russell

19. Father Dowling Mysteries (1989–1991)

45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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Father Frank Dowling, a fine Catholic parish priest in Chicago, drives housekeeper Marie to despair by his habit of being late for dinner as he and his assistant (streetwise nun Stephanie '... See full summary »

Stars: Tom Bosley, Tracy Nelson, Mary Wickes, James Stephens

20. 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

21. 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

22. Police Story (1973–1977)

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 »

Creator: Joseph Wambaugh | Stars: Scott Brady, Mel Scott, Don Meredith, Joe Santos

23. Run for Your Life (1965–1968)

60 min | Drama

7.4
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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

24. 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

25. Supertrain (1979– )

60 min | Comedy, Drama

4.3
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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

26. The Fantastic Journey (1977 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.4
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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

27. Apple's Way (1974–1975)

60 min | Drama, Family

6.1
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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

28. Insight (1960–1984)

30 min | Drama

8.1
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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.

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

100 min | Drama

6.5
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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

30. Kraft Suspense Theatre (1963–1965)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Stars: David Lewis, Francis De Sales, Harry Townes, Jack Kelly

31. 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

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

60 min | Drama

7.6
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Creator: Roy Huggins | Stars: Burl Ives, Joseph Campanella, James Farentino, John Milford

33. 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

34. Serpico (1976–1977)

60 min | Drama, Crime

7.0
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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

35. 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

36. Richie Brockelman, Private Eye (1978– )

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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A private detective in his early twenties uses his youthful looks to an advantage in his work.

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

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

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama

5.9
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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

38. 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

39. The Man and the City (1971–1972)

60 min | Drama

8.7
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Creator: Howard Rodman | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Mike Farrell, William Schallert, Jack Albertson

40. Jigsaw John (1976– )

60 min | Drama, Crime

7.1
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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

41. Mobile Two (1975 TV Movie)

Drama

6.3
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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

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

48 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.2
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Writers: Mike Robe, James Patrick, Don Safran | Director: Charlie Picerni | Stars: James Farentino, Dana Carvey, Sandy McPeak, Dick Butkus

43. 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

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

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

Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.2
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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

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

Not Rated | 51 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

7.1
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While investigating a triple homicide, Cannon discovers a syndicate leader may be the next victim.

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

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

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

5.9
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Creators: Glen A. Larson, Lou Shaw | Director: Georg Fenady | Stars: Jack Klugman, Garry Walberg, John S. Ragin, Val Bisoglio

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

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

7.2
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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

49. Marcus Welby, M.D. (1969–1976)
Episode: A Portrait of Debbie (1971)

60 min | Drama

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Creator: David Victor | Director: Arnold Laven | Stars: Robert Young, James Brolin, Elena Verdugo, Pat Crowley

50. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: A Trip Upstate (1989)

60 min | Drama, Crime, Mystery

8.3
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Two parallel plots. (1) George Brownlow sends word to Bill Gillespie that he wants to see the Chief at Parchman prison on the day of his execution. George was the driver in a bank holdup. ... See full summary »

Writers: James Lee Barrett, Carroll O'Connor, John Ball | Director: Jeffrey Hayden | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson