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1. The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (1959–1963)
Episode: The Sweet Singer of Central High (1959)

30 min | Comedy, Family

8.8
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When Dobie starts singing like Elvis Presley, he finds that it drives the girls at school wild. What's even better is that Thalia Meninger, the love of his life, has taken notice and decided to become his manager.

Writers: Kenneth L. Evans, R.S. Allen, Charles R. Marion, Max Shulman | Director: Rod Amateau | Stars: Dwayne Hickman, Frank Faylen, Florida Friebus, Michael J. Pollard

2. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)

25 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.7
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Master of suspense Alfred Hitchcock presents several short stories. The stories are invariably surprising, often containing elements of horror, comedy, suspense, and the supernatural.

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

3. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1992)

Unrated | 120 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.5
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Stars: Walt Disney, Kevin Corcoran, Paul Frees, Slim Pickens

4. Star Trek (1966–1969)

50 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.4
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Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the Starship Enterprise explore the Galaxy and defend the United Federation of Planets.

Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, Nichelle Nichols

5. Crime Story (1986–1988)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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The saga of a Chicago police detective's efforts to stop a young hood's ruthless rise in the ranks of organized crime.

Creators: Chuck Adamson, Gustave Reininger | Stars: Dennis Farina, Bill Smitrovich, Steve Ryan, Billy Campbell

6. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)

30 min | Comedy, Family

8.3
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Widower Sheriff Andy and his son Opie live with Andy's Aunt Bee in Mayberry NC. With virtually no crimes to solve, most of Andy's time is spent philosophizing and calming down his cousin Deputy Barney.

Creator: Arthur Stander | Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Frances Bavier

7. Eerie, Indiana (1991–1992)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Drama, Family, Horror

8.2
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Marshall Teller's family moves to the small country town of Eerie, Indiana (Pop. 16,661). There, Marshall discovers that Eerie, as he puts it, "is the center of weirdness for the universe".... See full summary »

Creators: Jose Rivera, Karl Schaefer | Stars: Omri Katz, Justin Shenkarow, Mary-Margaret Humes, Francis Guinan

8. Joey Takes a Cab (1991)

82 min

8.2
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A comedian literally dies during his act and is then memorialized by friends and colleagues.

Writer: Frank Ray Perilli | Director: Albert Band | Stars: Lionel Stander, Kathleen Freeman, Jackie Gayle, Michael J. Pollard

9. Crime Story (1986–1988)
Episode: Brothel Wars (1988)

49 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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Creators: Chuck Adamson, Gustave Reininger | Director: Mark Rosner | Stars: Dennis Farina, Kathleen Dennehy, Theresa Gilmore, William Hickey

10. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.1
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Marshal Matt Dillon keeps the peace in the rough and tumble Dodge City.

Stars: James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis

11. Mr. Novak (1963–1965)

60 min | Drama

8.1
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The experiences of a young, tough-minded, idealistic high school English teacher on his first job provided the stories in this series. John Novak begins at Jefferson High School in Los ... See full summary »

Creators: E. Jack Neuman, Boris Sagal | Stars: James Franciscus, Dean Jagger, Burgess Meredith, Vince Howard

12. Five Fingers (1959–1960)

60 min | Drama

8.1
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Fingers is a double agent working for the US. His cover? Talent agent.

Stars: David Hedison, Luciana Paluzzi, Paul Burke, Michael Romanoff

13. Lux Playhouse (1958–1959)

30 min | Drama, Comedy, Romance

8.1
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This filmed series of light comedies, romances and melodramas alternated on Friday nights with the "Schlitz Playhouse of Stars" between October 1958 and Sepetmeber 1959.

Stars: Alice Backes, Polly Bergen, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Rod Taylor

14. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)

25 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror

8.0
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Tales of horror based on the gruesome EC horror comics of the 1950's.

Stars: John Kassir, Roy Brocksmith, Miguel Ferrer, Cam Clarke

15. The Dick Cavett Show (1968–1974)

90 min | Music, Talk-Show

8.0
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Daytime, primetime, then late-night talk and variety show. Often there was only one guest (GA Gov. Lester Maddox walked out angrily during one interview). Cavett was intelligent and witty, ... See full summary »

Stars: Dick Cavett, Bobby Rosengarden, Rex Reed, Richard Harris

16. Going My Way (1962–1963)

60 min | Comedy

8.0
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Father O'Malley is sent to a parish in lower-class New York City to assist old, crusty pastor Father Fitzgibbon. Mrs. Featherstone is the housekeeper in the rectory. When he arrives, Father... See full summary »

Stars: Gene Kelly, Leo G. Carroll, Dick York, Nydia Westman

17. Channing (1963–1964)

60 min | Drama

8.0
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Stars: Jason Evers, Henry Jones, Susan Hart, Michael Parks

18. The Virginian (1962–1971)
Episode: The Wolves Up Front, the Jackals Behind (1966)

TV-PG | 75 min | Western

8.0
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Randy goes to Montana to pick up a mare and see his childhood friend Georgie Sam with whom he plans to start a horse ranch. Randy is introduced to a rancher's daughter who he falls in love with but her family is suddenly in a crisis.

Writers: Herman Miller, Owen Wister | Director: Paul Stanley | Stars: James Drury, Lee J. Cobb, Doug McClure, Clu Gulager

19. Bonnie and Clyde (1967)

Approved | 111 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.9
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A somewhat romanticized account of the career of the notoriously violent bank robbing couple and their gang.

Writers: David Newman, Robert Benton | Director: Arthur Penn | Stars: Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, Michael J. Pollard, Gene Hackman

20. The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (1959–1963)

30 min | Comedy, Family

7.9
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Dobie Gillis is an average teenager living in average Central City with an average desire--girls! He lusts after many nubile women, notably Thalia Menninger. Rivals for affection include ... See full summary »

Creator: Max Shulman | Stars: Dwayne Hickman, Bob Denver, Frank Faylen, Florida Friebus

21. The Young Riders (1989–1992)

60 min | Romance, Western

7.9
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The adventures of the riders of the Pony Express.

Stars: Stephen Baldwin, Josh Brolin, Ty Miller, Gregg Rainwater

22. Guns of Paradise (1988–1990)

60 min | Drama, Western

7.9
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Gunfighter Ethan Cord, left to raise his dead sister's children, tries to settle down in the town of Paradise, but finds that his past continues to haunt him.

Creator: Robert Porter | Stars: Lee Horsley, Jenny Beck, Matthew Newmark, Brian Lando

23. George Burns Comedy Week (1985– )

30 min | Comedy

7.9
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Stars: George Burns, Cynthia Windham, Michael Ansara, Candice Azzara

24. Route 66 (1960–1964)
Episode: And Make Thunder His Tribute (1963)

60 min | Adventure

7.9
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Tod and Linc,in the Minneapolis, Minnesota area,find work with an eccentric farmer. He is at odds with his son about using any new farming ideas and actually uses a shotgun for noise to ... See full summary »

Creators: Herbert B. Leonard, Stirling Silliphant | Director: Leonard Horn | Stars: Martin Milner, Glenn Corbett, J. Carrol Naish, Alfred Ryder

25. Blossom (1990–1995)
Episode: Mystery Train (1993)

Comedy, Drama

7.9
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Creator: Don Reo | Director: Bill Bixby | Stars: Mayim Bialik, Joseph Lawrence, Michael Stoyanov, Jenna von Oÿ

26. The Doctors and the Nurses (1962–1965)

60 min | Drama

7.8
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The story takes place in a large hospital and revolves around two nurses, Liz Thorpe (Shirl Conway), the older head nurse, and Gail Lucas, the naive student nurse. The two nurses were ... See full summary »

Stars: Shirl Conway, Zina Bethune, Dana Elcar, Hilda Simms

27. The Baileys of Balboa (1964–1965)

30 min | Comedy

7.8
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Episodes in the life of a beachcoming family.

Stars: Les Brown Jr., John Dehner, Paul Ford, Sterling Holloway

28. Henry Fonda and the Family (1962 TV Movie)

60 min | Family

7.8
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Writers: Tom Koch, Norman Lear | Director: Bud Yorkin | Stars: Dan Blocker, Verna Felton, Henry Fonda, Kathryn Grant

29. Superboy (1988–1992)
Episode: Mr. and Mrs. Superboy (1989)

Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

7.8
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Superboy and Lana pretend to be the adoptive parents of Mr. Mxyzptlk when he returns from the fifth dimension to stop the havoc caused when a giant follows him seeking revenge.

Writer: Migdia Chinea | Stars: Gerard Christopher, Stacy Haiduk, Ilan Mitchell-Smith, Michael J. Pollard

30. I Spy (1965–1968)
Episode: Trial by Treehouse (1966)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.8
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Kelly and Alexander are charged with apprehending the mastermind of a scheme to turn city-wide power outages into a marketable commodity. Two complications; Alexander has little confidence ... See full summary »

Writer: Michael Zagor | Director: Richard C. Sarafian | Stars: Robert Culp, Bill Cosby, Cicely Tyson, Raymond St. Jacques

31. Jack & Jill (1999–2001)
Episode: When You Wish Upon a Car (2000)

Drama, Comedy

7.8
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When Jill helps an ice vendor with his car alarm, he's promised his greatest wish will come true; the next day his favorite toy design Zantopia is unconditionally selected for production ... See full summary »

Creator: Randi Mayem Singer | Stars: Ivan Sergei, Amanda Peet, Jaime Pressly, Sarah Paulson

32. The Virginian (1962–1971)

TV-PG | 75 min | Western

7.7
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The Shiloh Ranch in Wyoming Territory of the 1890s is owned in sequence by Judge Garth, the Grainger brothers, and Col. MacKenzie. It is the setting for a variety of stories, many more ... See full summary »

Stars: James Drury, Doug McClure, Lee J. Cobb, Sara Lane

33. Route 66 (1960–1964)

60 min | Adventure

7.7
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The adventures of two young drifters across America on Highway Route 66.

Creators: Stirling Silliphant, Herbert B. Leonard | Stars: Martin Milner, George Maharis, Glenn Corbett, James Brown

34. I Spy (1965–1968)

51 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.7
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A pair of intelligence agents posing as a tennis pro and his coach go on secret missions around the world.

Stars: Robert Culp, Bill Cosby, Kenneth Tobey, Arthur Batanides

35. The Ray Bradbury Theatre (1985–1992)

23 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

7.7
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A Canadian-produced fantastic anthology series scripted by famed science-fiction author Ray Bradbury. Many of the teleplays were based upon Bradbury's novels and short stories.

Stars: Ray Bradbury, Frank Whitten, Desmond Kelly, Wayne Robson

36. Movin' On (1974–1976)

90 min | Drama

7.7
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A pair of big-rig truckers, one a crusty old veteran, the other a college-educated youngster, team up to haul cargo across the country.

Creators: Phillip D'Antoni, Barry J. Weitz | Stars: Claude Akins, Frank Converse, Roosevelt Grier, Ned Austin

37. Window on Main Street (1961–1962)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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Cam Brooks, a writer, returns to Millsberg, his hometown, and renews his friendship with the editor of the local newspaper, Lloyd Ramsey. The inhabitants of the town were subjects of Cam's ... See full summary »

Creator: Roswell Rogers | Stars: Robert Young, Ford Rainey, Constance Moore, Brad Berwick

38. The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (1959–1963)
Episode: Maynard's Farewell to the Troops (1959)

30 min | Comedy, Family

7.7
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Maynard receives his draft notice and Mr. Pomfitt and Dobie host a testimonial farewell dinner for him. This episode introduces Michael J. Pollard as Maynard's beatnik cousin Jerome.

Writers: Kenneth L. Evans, Rod Amateau, Max Shulman | Director: Rod Amateau | Stars: Dwayne Hickman, Bob Denver, Michael J. Pollard, William Schallert

39. Nasty Boys (1989– )

60 min | Action, Crime

7.6
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The Nasty Boys are a special unit of the Las Vegas Police Department. The unit consists of undercover cops and their identities are withheld, even from the department. They only answer to ... See full summary »

Creator: David Black | Stars: Don Franklin, Craig Hurley, Jeff Kaake, James Pax

40. Eerie, Indiana (1991–1992)
Episode: Marshall's Theory of Believability (1992)

TV-Y7 | Drama, Family, Horror

7.6
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Professor Zirchon, renowned authority on the para-believable, announces that an extraterrestrial object he is tracking will land in Eerie. Marshall and Simon hope that they've finally found someone who might believe them.

Creators: Jose Rivera, Karl Schaefer | Director: Bob Balaban | Stars: Omri Katz, Justin Shenkarow, Mary-Margaret Humes, Francis Guinan

41. Branded (1965–1966)
Episode: Romany Roundup: Part 2 (1965)

22 min | Action, Western

7.6
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After Kolyan trades his jewel box for $300 with Robin Shields, Aaron Shields is infuriated and wants the gypsies to leave immediately, but Jason soon finds he needs to intervene if he's to stop the gypsies from making a terrible mistake.

Creator: Larry Cohen | Director: Lee H. Katzin | Stars: Chuck Connors, Gary Merrill, Nico Minardos, Joan Huntington

42. Branded (1965–1966)

30 min | Action, Western

7.5
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In the 1880s Jason McCord travels the country trying to prove he's no coward. He needs to do this because the military career of this West point graduate came to an end when he was thrown out of the army after being accused of cowardice.

Creator: Larry Cohen | Stars: Chuck Connors, William Bryant, Chuck Hamilton, John Pickard

43. Honey West (1965–1966)

30 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.5
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After the death of her father, sexy Honey West took over his high-tech private detective firm, assisted by rugged Sam Bolt and her pet ocelot Bruce.

Stars: Anne Francis, John Ericson, Bruce, Irene Hervey

44. The New Cinema (1968 TV Movie)

24 min | Documentary

7.5
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Writer: George Eells | Director: Gary Young | Stars: Francis Ford Coppola, Edith Evans, Peter Fonda, Terry Garin

45. Lost in Space (1965–1968)
Episode: The Magic Mirror (1966)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

7.5
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Penny stumbles into an alien mirror and finds a universe occupied by one very lonely boy.

Creator: Irwin Allen | Director: Nathan Juran | Stars: Guy Williams, June Lockhart, Mark Goddard, Marta Kristen

46. Jack & Jill (1999–2001)

60 min | Drama, Comedy

7.4
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This sitcom in named after two of the six main characters, each with a name rather suggesting the other gender: Jaqueline 'Jack' and David 'Jill' Jillefski, who gradually realize they were ... See full summary »

Creator: Randi Mayem Singer | Stars: Ivan Sergei, Amanda Peet, Jaime Pressly, Justin Kirk

47. Arizona Dream (1992)

R | 142 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.4
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An Innuit hunter races his sled home with a fresh-caught halibut. This fish pervades the entire film, in real and imaginary form. Meanwhile, Axel tags fish in New York as a naturalist's ... See full summary »

Writers: David Atkins, Emir Kusturica | Director: Emir Kusturica | Stars: Johnny Depp, Jerry Lewis, Faye Dunaway, Lili Taylor

48. Cimarron Strip (1967–1968)

90 min | Western

7.4
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The western adventures of tough but fair Marshal Jim Crown.

Creator: Christopher Knopf | Stars: Stuart Whitman, Percy Herbert, Randy Boone, Jill Townsend

49. The Danny Thomas Hour (1967–1968)

60 min | Musical, Comedy, Drama

7.4
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Thomas starred in the musical-variety and comedy episodes (many drawn from his earlier "Make Room for Daddy") and hosted the more dramatic offerings.

Stars: Danny Thomas, Hans Conried, Van Johnson, Joe Besser

50. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Anniversary Gift (1959)

30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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Myra Jenkins has quite a menagerie in her home: birds, a turtle, a monkey, a chameleon and on and on. She is quite devoted to them, usually at the expense of her husband Hermie. Their ... See full summary »

Writers: John Collier, Harold Swanton | Director: Norman Lloyd | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Harry Morgan, Barbara Baxley, Jackie Coogan