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1. Little House on the Prairie (1974–1983)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Family, Romance

7.4
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The life and adventures of the Ingalls family in the 19th century American Midwest.

Stars: Melissa Gilbert, Michael Landon, Rachel Lindsay Greenbush, Sidney Greenbush

Votes: 12,992

2. Perry Mason (1957–1966)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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The cases of a master criminal defense attorney, handling the most difficult of cases in the aid of the innocent.

Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, Ray Collins

Votes: 3,550

3. Bonanza (1959–1973)

TV-PG | 49 min | Western

7.3
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The adventures of Ben Cartwright and his sons as they run and defend their ranch while helping the surrounding community.

Stars: Lorne Greene, Michael Landon, Dan Blocker, Pernell Roberts

Votes: 6,085

4. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)

TV-14 | 25 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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Series of unrelated short stories covering elements of crime, horror, drama, and comedy about people of different backgrounds committing murders, suicides, thefts, and other sorts of crime caused by certain motivations, perceived or not.

Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Harry Tyler, John Williams, Patricia Hitchcock

Votes: 10,903

5. Cannon (1971–1976)

60 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

6.7
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Frank Cannon is an overweight, balding ex-cop with a deep voice and expensive tastes in culinary pleasures; he becomes a high-priced private investigator.

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

Votes: 1,890

6. Tales of Wells Fargo (1957–1962)

60 min | Western

8.0
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Agent Jim Hardie shifts over its history from being mostly an agent helping Wells Fargo cope with badguys to being the owner of a ranch near San Francisco who still does some agent work.

Stars: Dale Robertson, Kit Carson, William Demarest, Lory Patrick

Votes: 326

7. The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962–1965)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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A continuation of the dramatic anthology series Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955) hosted by the master of suspense and mystery.

Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Hinton Pope, Jimmy Joyce, Lew Brown

Votes: 2,887

8. Barnaby Jones (1973–1980)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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The exploits of milk-swilling, geriatric private eye Barnaby Jones.

Stars: Buddy Ebsen, Lee Meriwether, Mark Shera, John Carter

Votes: 1,561

9. Laredo (1965–1967)

60 min | Western

8.0
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Rustlers, bank robbers, and their own wild schemes: a band of Texas Rangers keeps getting in and out of trouble, under the jaundiced eye of Captain Parmalee.

Stars: Neville Brand, Peter Brown, William Smith, Philip Carey

Votes: 430

10. Checkmate (1960–1962)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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Don Corey and Jed Sills operate Checkmate, Inc., a very high priced detective agency in San Francisco. Helping them protect the lives of their clients is British criminologist (once an Oxford professor) Carl Hyatt.

Stars: Anthony George, Doug McClure, Sebastian Cabot, Ken Lynch

Votes: 189

11. 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: 244

12. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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"Armchair Theatre" is a British television drama anthology series of single plays that ran on the ITV network from 1956 to 1974. It was originally produced by Associated British Corporation, and later by Thames Television from mid-1968.

Stars: Harry H. Corbett, Billie Whitelaw, Neil McCallum, Paul Whitsun-Jones

Votes: 89

13. Sheena: Queen of the Jungle (1955– )

28 min | Adventure

6.9
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Stars: Irish McCalla, Chris Drake, Neal the Chimp, Virgil Richardson

Votes: 79

14. M Squad (1957–1960)

Not Rated | 30 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.5
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The hard-hitting adventures of tough Lieutenant Frank Ballinger, a member of the Chicago Police Department's M Squad, an elite crime-fighting unit.

Stars: Lee Marvin, Paul Newlan, Gail Kobe, Morris Ankrum

Votes: 240

15. Whispering Smith (1961– )

30 min | Western

7.6
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Whispering Smith was a detective on the Denver, Colorado Police Department in the 1870s. This show took case histories from Smith's adventures. George Romack was Smith's partner and John ... See full summary »

Stars: Audie Murphy, Guy Mitchell, Sam Buffington, John Harmon

Votes: 98

16. Schlitz Playhouse (1951–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.6
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Originally billed as Playhouse of the Stars this long running anthology series was originally presented live from New York. Irene Dunne was briefly the hostess in 1952 and the show frequently used Broadway performers in classic stories.

Stars: James Mason, Irene Dunne, Walter Coy, Robert Paige

Votes: 142

17. Texaco Star Theatre (1948–1956)

60 min | Comedy, Family

7.8
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The Texaco Star Theatre was one of the most popular shows in the history of television. In the first year, Milton Berle was not the permanent emcee, but once he replaced the rotation, the ... See full summary »

Stars: Milton Berle, Sid Stone, Jimmy Nelson, Arnold Stang

Votes: 81

18. Markham (1959–1960)

30 min | Crime, Drama

8.8
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Roy Markham, a former successful New York attorney, becomes a private detective and his cases take him worldwide. For the first two months of the show, Markham had an assistant, John Riggs,... See full summary »

Stars: Ray Milland, Simon Scott, Henry Corden, Gail Bonney

Votes: 44

19. Studio 57 (1954–1958)

30 min | Drama, Family

8.7
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This dramatic-anthology series went into open syndication when the DuMont Television Network ceased operations.

Stars: Joel Aldrich, Tim Graham, Paul Bryar, Marguerite Chapman

Votes: 90

20. The Star and the Story (1955– )

30 min | Drama

7.4
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Stars: Henry Fonda, Hugh Sanders, Hillary Brooke, Robin Hughes

Votes: 28

21. Cavalcade of America (1952–1957)

60 min | Drama

8.9
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Cavalcade of America documented historical events using stories of individual courage, initiative and achievement, often with feel-good dramatizations of the human spirit's triumph against all odds.

Stars: James Seay, Richard Gaines, Raymond Greenleaf, Robert Foulk

Votes: 39

22. Crusader (1955–1956)

30 min | Drama

8.5
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In revenge for the Communist government in Poland having sent his mother to a concentration camp where she died, Matt Anders devotes himself to freeing others from totalitarian countries.

Stars: Brian Keith, Edwin Reimers, Arthur Space, Leon Askin

Votes: 26

23. Manfish (1956)

76 min | Adventure

4.7
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Three deep sea divers get involved in murder while searching for a lost treasure.

Director: W. Lee Wilder | Stars: John Bromfield, Lon Chaney Jr., Victor Jory, Barbara Nichols

Votes: 182

24. The Scarlet Pimpernel (1955– )

30 min | Adventure, Family

6.6
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Sir Percy Blakeney, Bart., is a notorious fop and hedonistic member of the Prince Regent's court, but he is secretly "the Scarlet Pimpernel", a mysterious figure who rescues innocents from ... See full summary »

Stars: Marius Goring, Stanley Van Beers, Anthony Newlands, Patrick Troughton

Votes: 34

25. The Walter Winchell File (1957–1959)

30 min | Crime, Drama

7.9
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Crime stories that Walter Winchell had covered while working with the New York City Police Department.

Stars: Walter Winchell, John Larch, George Cisar, Robert Anderson

Votes: 21

26. Dick Turpin: Highwayman (1956)

26 min | Short, Adventure

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Director: David Paltenghi | Stars: Philip Friend, Diane Hart, Allan Cuthbertson, Ivor Collin

27. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: A Personal Matter (1959)

TV-14 | 30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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Murderer hiding out on a failing mine operation, is discovered by the chief engineer. Both are stuck in this remote area of Mexico for 6 weeks until the company owner's plane returns. With ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Henreid | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Wayne Morris, Joe Maross, Frank Silvera

Votes: 136

28. Markham (1959–1960)
Episode: A Princely Sum (1959)

30 min | Crime, Drama

6.8
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Upon hearing that Roy Markham's (Ray Milland's) good friend, Jim Donovan, has been shot and killed on the steps of U.S. Embassy in Cairo, Markham and his partner John Riggs (Simon Scott) ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Bartlett | Stars: Ray Milland, Simon Scott, Arnold Moss, Anthony Eustrel

Votes: 5

29. Crusader (1955–1956)
Episode: A Quiet Town (1956)

30 min | Drama

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Director: Jus Addiss | Stars: Brian Keith, Robert F. Simon, William Phipps, Eleanore Tanin

30. Cavalcade of America (1952–1957)
Episode: A Time for Courage (1955)

30 min | Drama

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Director: Robert G. Walker | Stars: Hugh Beaumont, Noreen Corcoran, Gloria Talbott, Pauline Moore

31. Bonanza (1959–1973)
Episode: A Woman in the House (1967)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

7.1
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Ben has a problem on his hands when the girl he protected from her alcoholic husband mistakes gratitude for love.

Director: Gerd Oswald | Stars: Lorne Greene, Dan Blocker, Michael Landon, Diane Baker

Votes: 29

32. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Ambition (1961)

TV-14 | 30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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A DA's ambition for higher office may interfere with the plans of a crime boss, who saved his life during the war, to go straight.

Director: Paul Henreid | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Leslie Nielsen, Harold J. Stone, Ann Robinson

Votes: 75

33. Bonanza (1959–1973)
Episode: Ambush at Rio Lobo (1972)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

7.2
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Ben and a pregnant woman are held hostage by a gang of robbers, who are plotting a stagecoach robbery and are determined to prevent interference by anyone with the name Cartwright.

Director: Nicholas Colasanto | Stars: Lorne Greene, Michael Landon, David Canary, Mitch Vogel

Votes: 35

34. The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962–1965)
Episode: Behind the Locked Door (1964)

48 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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Dave Snowden elopes with wealthy Bonnie Daniels, and Mr. Spencer sees them break into the abandoned old estate where Bonnie lived until age six. Mr. Spencer informs Bonnie's mother, Mrs. ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Douglas | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Gloria Swanson, James MacArthur, Lynn Loring

Votes: 142

35. Crusader (1955–1956)
Episode: Big Sneak (1956)

30 min | Drama

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Director: Herschel Daugherty | Stars: Brian Keith, Joe De Santis, Harry Bartell, James Seay

36. Cannon (1971–1976)
Episode: Bobby Loved Me (1974)

60 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

8.0
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A small-time con man is murdered, and his girlfriend hires Cannon to find the killer.

Director: Lawrence Dobkin | Stars: William Conrad, Jon Cypher, Pippa Scott, Paul Stevens

Votes: 24

37. Barnaby Jones (1973–1980)
Episode: Counterfall (1975)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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A man was given a phony subpoena to appear in court so that he could be framed for the assassination of a judge who had been nominated for a seat on the Supreme Court. Barnaby takes up the ... See full summary »

Director: Alf Kjellin | Stars: Buddy Ebsen, Lee Meriwether, Mitchell Ryan, Jacqueline Scott

38. Sheena: Queen of the Jungle (1955– )
Episode: Crash in the Jungle (1955)

Adventure

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Sheena rescues bush pilot Andy Howard, when his plane crashes in the jungle. Andy was delivering film containing rare footage of a secretive native tribe that had been lensed by Clare ... See full summary »

Director: Carl K. Hittleman | Stars: Irish McCalla, Chris Drake, Claude Brooks, Neal the Chimp

39. Sheena: Queen of the Jungle (1955– )
Episode: Cry Wolf (1955)

Adventure

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Roani, an imaginative child who idolizes Sheena discovers that Bob's client, Gonzales, plans to murder a priest at Roani's mission school. Unfortunately, the girl has told so many lies that... See full summary »

Director: Carl K. Hittleman | Stars: Irish McCalla, Chris Drake, Rafael Alcayde, Melody Kory

40. Sheena: Queen of the Jungle (1955– )
Episode: Curse of Voodoo (1955)

25 min | Adventure

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Bob regrets agreeing to guide a headstrong photographer in the Kenyan bush because the man refuses to accept his instructions. When Bob refuses to take man to a tribe of murderous voodoo ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Pierson | Stars: Irish McCalla, Chris Drake, Palmer Fallgren, Joseph Munoz

41. The Star and the Story (1955– )
Episode: Dark Stranger (1955)

26 min | Drama

7.3
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A writer's fiction becomes terrifying reality, sucking him into his own novel being played out. Ray Ericson writes of a lovely woman who leaves her steady boyfriend for a man out to kill ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Ripley | Stars: Edmond O'Brien, Joanne Woodward, Evelyn Ankers, Dan Tobin

Votes: 27

42. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Death Sentence (1958)

TV-14 | 30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.0
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Paula Frayne's husband Norman is a chronic worrier who shows her little attention. When an old friend of Norman's shows up and shows too much interest in Paula, Norman becomes difficult. ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Henreid | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, James Best, Katharine Bard, Steve Brodie

Votes: 140

43. M Squad (1957–1960)
Episode: Death by Adoption (1959)

Not Rated | 30 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.2
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Used car salesman Larry Colman has argument with Art Brunswick, a man who claims to the be the father of Colman's daughter. Colman unearths evidence Brunswick is not who he claims to be leading to a deadly altercation.

Director: Murray Golden | Stars: Lee Marvin, Paul Newlan, Gail Kobe, Rayford Barnes

Votes: 5

44. M Squad (1957–1960)
Episode: Diamond Hard (1957)

Not Rated | 30 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.2
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Lt. Frank Ballinger keeps an eye on Hazel, a bar girl with a record who nonetheless wants to go straight. He discovers she is involved with Joe Mazzerin, a safecracker. Ballinger goes ... See full summary »

Director: Bernard Girard | Stars: Lee Marvin, William Phipps, Mike Ragan, Angie Dickinson

Votes: 13

45. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Enough Rope for Two (1957)

TV-14 | 30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Joe Kedzie is released from prison after committing a robbery. Only Joe knows where the money is hidden: at the bottom of a mine shaft out in the desert. Maxie and Madge find Joe when he ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Henreid | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Jean Hagen, Steven Hill, Steve Brodie

Votes: 223

46. Texaco Star Theatre (1948–1956)
Episode: Episode #8.4 (1955)

Comedy, Family

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Comedian Jan Murray fills in for Berle, who fell ill during rehearsals. Guests include Gale Storm, accordionist Dick Contino, Vic Damone, and Ben Blue. Jan's monologues include jokes about ... See full summary »

Directors: Milton Berle, Greg Garrison | Stars: Milton Berle, Tallulah Bankhead, Gale Storm, Vic Damone

47. Crusader (1955–1956)
Episode: Expose (1956)

30 min | Drama

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When a government operative is murdered after requesting an entire run of back issues of a sleazy tabloid magazine, Matt Anders is asked to investigate. He learns that the periodical is ... See full summary »

Director: Allen H. Miner | Stars: Brian Keith, Arthur Space, Joel Smith, Ann Staunton

48. Sheena: Queen of the Jungle (1955– )
Episode: Eyes of the Idol (1955)

25 min | Adventure

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Sheena and Bob investigate wild reports of a mobile idol with huge eyes that are terrorizing the countryside.

Director: Carl K. Hittleman | Stars: Irish McCalla, Chris Drake, Virgil Richardson, John Laboriel

49. Sheena: Queen of the Jungle (1955– )
Episode: Fair Stranger (1955)

30 min | Adventure

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The sister-in-law of Colonel Deveridge, Diane Russell, plots to take over his prosperous plantation by killing his son and heir, David. She abandons him in the jungle, but Sheena rescues ... See full summary »

Director: Carl K. Hittleman | Stars: Irish McCalla, Chris Drake, Lee Weaver, Jerry Molina

50. Run for Your Life (1965–1968)
Episode: Flight from Tirana: Part 1 (1967)

60 min | Drama

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Paul flies to Albania to defend a man accused of espionage.

Director: John Rich | Stars: Ben Gazzara, Ossie Davis, George Voskovec, Will Kuluva