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1. Cheers (1982–1993)

TV-PG | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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The regulars of the Boston bar Cheers share their experiences and lives with each other while drinking or working at the bar where everybody knows your name.

Creators: James Burrows, Glen Charles, Les Charles | Stars: Ted Danson, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger, George Wendt

2. The Love Boat (1977–1987)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Romance

6.0
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The romantic and comic tales of the passengers and crew of the cruise ship, Pacific Princess.

Stars: Gavin MacLeod, Bernie Kopell, Ted Lange, Fred Grandy

3. Starsky and Hutch (1975–1979)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.1
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Two streetwise cops bust criminals in their red-and-white Ford Torino with the help of police snitch called Huggy Bear.

Creator: William Blinn | Stars: David Soul, Paul Michael Glaser, Antonio Fargas, Bernie Hamilton

4. Dynasty (1981–1989)

60 min | Drama

6.1
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The saga of a wealthy Denver family in the oil business: Blake Carrington, the patriarch; Krystle, his former secretary and wife; his children: Adam, lost in childhood after a kidnapping; ... See full summary »

Creators: Esther Shapiro, Richard Alan Shapiro | Stars: John Forsythe, Linda Evans, Joan Collins, Gordon Thomson

5. Hotel (1983–1988)

60 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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The elegant St. Gregory Hotel in San Francisco is the setting for a string of distinct plots, usually romantic, often involving famous guest stars for an episode or two. Victoria Cabot runs... See full summary »

Stars: James Brolin, Connie Sellecca, Nathan Cook, Shari Belafonte

6. The Patty Duke Show (1963–1966)

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

7.3
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Cathy Lane, teen-aged daughter of a globe-trotting journalist, comes to live at the home of her uncle, a newspaper editor in New York City. Curiously, Cathy is the spitting image of her ... See full summary »

Creators: William Asher, Sidney Sheldon | Stars: Patty Duke, Jean Byron, William Schallert, Paul O'Keefe

7. The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (1950–1958)

30 min | Comedy

8.3
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Neighbor Blanche Morton frequently joins Gracie in escapades which annoy hubby Harry and provide George with an opportunity to offer a humorous soliloquy.

Stars: George Burns, Gracie Allen, Bea Benaderet, Harry von Zell

8. Matt Houston (1982–1985)

60 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
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Each week Matt Houston, a successful private investigator, takes on a new case. The cases usually involve murder, and always involve beautiful women in skimpy outfits. Drawing on his years ... See full summary »

Creator: Lawrence Gordon | Stars: Lee Horsley, Pamela Hensley, Lincoln Kilpatrick, Cis Rundle

9. Ned and Stacey (1995–1997)

30 min | Comedy

7.3
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Ned and Stacey get married after one week after meeting each other. He marries her to get a promotion. She marries him because she can't seem to find a place to live and likes his apartment... See full summary »

Creator: Michael J. Weithorn | Stars: Thomas Haden Church, Debra Messing, Greg Germann, Nadia Dajani

10. The Guns of Will Sonnett (1967–1969)

30 min | Western

7.5
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An old former Army scout and his grandson search the west for the man's son, a gunfighter on the run.

Creators: Richard Carr, Aaron Spelling | Stars: Walter Brennan, Dack Rambo, Jason Evers, Chuck Horne

11. 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

12. When the Bough Breaks (1994)

R | 105 min | Drama, Thriller

6.1
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On July, 4th in Houston, a teenager finds a human hand in the sewer. Captain Swaggert is investigating the discovery of seven hands over several years, each one precisely severed and with a... See full summary »

Writer: Michael Cohn | Director: Michael Cohn | Stars: Ally Walker, Martin Sheen, Ron Perlman, Tara Subkoff

13. My World and Welcome to It (1969–1970)

30 min | Comedy

8.1
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Creator: Melville Shavelson | Stars: William Windom, Joan Hotchkis, Lisa Gerritsen, Henry Morgan

14. Going Under (1990)

PG | 80 min | Comedy

2.9
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Inernational disaster looms as the USS Sub Standard has to race to get a nuclear weapon ahead of the Russian forces.

Writers: Darryl Zarubica, Randolph Davis | Director: Mark W. Travis | Stars: Bill Pullman, Wendy Schaal, Chris Demetral, Ty Granderson Jones

15. The War Between Men and Women (1972)

PG | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

6.2
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2 quirky Manhattanites crash into each other cute at an ophthalmologist's office. Peter is a grouchy cartoonist/author whose vision is failing, divorced mother Theresa is also reluctant to ... See full summary »

Writers: Danny Arnold, Melville Shavelson, James Thurber | Director: Melville Shavelson | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Barbara Harris, Jason Robards, Herb Edelman

16. The Over-the-Hill Gang (1969 TV Movie)

Unrated | 75 min | Comedy, Western

6.1
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A retired Texas Ranger and his three aging pals are hired to clean up a lawless town.

Writers: Jameson Brewer, Leonard Goldberg | Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Walter Brennan, Edgar Buchanan, Andy Devine, Jack Elam

17. The Over-the-Hill Gang Rides Again (1970 TV Movie)

Unrated | 75 min | Comedy, Western, Family

5.5
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Walter Brennan is back as the clever and funny over the hill Texas Ranger Nash Crawford. This time the gang must face corruption in their own home town. The gang put their heads together to... See full summary »

Writer: Richard Carr | Director: George McCowan | Stars: Walter Brennan, Fred Astaire, Edgar Buchanan, Andy Devine

18. The New People (1969–1970)

45 min | Drama

7.2
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A group of young people crash land on a deserted island that was a never used atomic bomb test site. With the world thinking that they were all killed, "The New People" set out to form a ... See full summary »

Creators: Larry Gordon, Aaron Spelling | Stars: Tiffany Bolling, Zooey Hall, David Moses, Peter Ratray

19. Finder of Lost Loves (1984–1985)

60 min | Drama

6.4
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Cary Maxwell is a private investigator and owner of Maxwell Unlimited. MU specializes in helping people find their lost loves. Each week Maxwell, along with Daisy Lloyd and Rita Hargrove, ... See full summary »

Creator: Gail Parent | Stars: Anthony Franciosa, Deborah Adair, Anne Jeffreys, Richard Kantor

20. Hollywood Wives (1985 TV Mini-Series)

270 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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A three-part, six-hour adoptation of Jackie Collins' book about a group of very wealthy, attractive, snobbish women who are caught up in the low life and high society of Hollywood.

Stars: Candice Bergen, Joanna Cassidy, Mary Crosby, Angie Dickinson

21. Black Bart (1975 TV Movie)

25 min | Comedy, Western

3.5
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Western spoof concerning the adventures of a black sheriff and his fast-drawing sidekick fighting corruption and bigotry in the old west. Based on the feature film Blazing Saddles (1974).

Creator: Andrew Bergman | Director: Robert Butler | Stars: Louis Gossett Jr., Steve Landesberg, Millie Slavin, Noble Willingham

22. Rango (1967– )

30 min | Comedy, Western

7.2
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The adventures of Rango, a bumbling Texas Ranger stationed at Deep Wells Ranger Station in the late 19th century, and his sidekick, the cowardly Indian scout Pink Cloud.

Creators: R.S. Allen, Harvey Bullock | Stars: Norman Alden, Tim Conway, Guy Marks, Michael Carr

23. The Ballad of Andy Crocker (1969 TV Movie)

74 min | Drama

6.3
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A returning Vietnam veteran finds out that while he was gone his girlfriend has been forced into marrying someone else, his small business is in ruins and that those he once thought were his friends are in short supply.

Writer: Stuart Margolin | Director: George McCowan | Stars: Lee Majors, Joey Heatherton, Jimmy Dean, Bobby Hatfield

24. A Match Made in Heaven (1997 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama, Romance

5.8
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Helen is a widow who had cancer. Jane is a dedicated nurse that Helen meets. Helen decides that Jane is the one to marry her son.

Writer: Susan Rice | Director: Paul Wendkos | Stars: Olympia Dukakis, John Stamos, Della Reese, Kelly Rowan

25. The George Burns Show (1958–1959)

30 min | Comedy

7.3
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This "Burns & Allen" spin-off found George Burns relocated to his downtown office working as a producer and trying to deal with an assortment of entertainers and oddball theatrical acts as well as his previously established friends.

Stars: George Burns, Bea Benaderet, Harry von Zell, Larry Keating

26. Street Asylum (1990)

R | 94 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.1
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Writers: Gregory Dark, John Powers | Director: Gregory Dark | Stars: Wings Hauser, Alex Cord, G. Gordon Liddy, Roberta Vasquez

27. Wild and Wooly (1978 TV Movie)

104 min | Comedy, Western

7.1
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Writer: Earl W. Wallace | Director: Philip Leacock | Stars: Susan Bigelow, Elyssa Davalos, Doug McClure, David Doyle

28. The Guns of Will Sonnett (1967–1969)
Episode: A Bell for Jeff Sonnett (1967)

30 min | Western

6.7
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With Will's gun arm injured, Jeff is forced into his first-ever gunfight against a master gunfighter (Charles Grodin, of all people) who uses every psychological trick in the book.

Creators: Richard Carr, Aaron Spelling | Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Walter Brennan, Dack Rambo, Charles Grodin, Ford Rainey

29. The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (1950–1958)
Episode: A Box of Cigars (1957)

Comedy

7.6
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To win votes for Ralph's homecoming queen girlfriend, Gracie decides to give away George's cigars, so she enlists a hapless Harry Von Zell as an accomplice. Meanwhile, a befuddled repairman works to fix George's broken TV.

Writers: Norman Paul, Harvey Helm, Keith Fowler, William Burns | Director: Rod Amateau | Stars: George Burns, Gracie Allen, Harry von Zell, Bea Benaderet

30. The Love Boat (1977–1987)
Episode: A Day in Port (1985)

TV-G | Comedy, Romance

6.2
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Writers: Paula A. Roth, Jeraldine Saunders | Director: Kim Friedman | Stars: Gavin MacLeod, Bernie Kopell, Fred Grandy, Ted Lange

31. The Guns of Will Sonnett (1967–1969)
Episode: A Difference of Opinion (1968)

26 min | Western

6.2
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When Jeff and Will ride into a town run by unscrupulous marshals who rule over the townspeople, they become further incensed when they discover the marshals claim to have run Jim out of ... See full summary »

Creators: Richard Carr, Aaron Spelling | Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Walter Brennan, Dack Rambo, Lonny Chapman, James Wainwright

32. The Love Boat (1977–1987)
Episode: A Dress to Remember (1982)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Romance

6.0
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This story follows a dress and how it affects three people. First a model who's trying out a new diet program, who is suppose to wear it to show how much weight she lost and it's been ... See full summary »

Writers: Howard Albrecht, Jeraldine Saunders, Sol Weinstein | Director: Robert Scheerer | Stars: Gavin MacLeod, Bernie Kopell, Fred Grandy, Ted Lange

33. The Patty Duke Show (1963–1966)
Episode: A Foggy Day in Brooklyn Heights (1965)

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

6.9
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Frankie Avalon's car breaks down in front of the the Lane house so he asks if he can use their telephone. Once Patty realizes who it is she is determined to spend some time with Mr. Avalon.

Creators: William Asher, Sidney Sheldon | Director: Bruce Bilson | Stars: Patty Duke, William Schallert, Jean Byron, Frankie Avalon

34. The Guns of Will Sonnett (1967–1969)
Episode: A Fool and His Money (1968)

Western

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An old friend of Will's is posing as a wealthy man to land a woman and asks for Will's help. However, a couple of disreputable, former business partners aim to demand their share of Charlie's apparent newfound wealth.

Creators: Richard Carr, Aaron Spelling | Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Walter Brennan, Dack Rambo, Paul Brinegar, Heather Angel

35. My World and Welcome to It (1969–1970)
Episode: A Friend of the Earth (1969)

Comedy

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Writers: James Thurber, Melville Shavelson, Paul Wayne | Director: Hal Cooper | Stars: William Windom, Joan Hotchkis, Lisa Gerritsen, Arthur Hunnicutt

36. The Love Boat (1977–1987)
Episode: A Funny Valentine/The Wallflower/Home is Not a Home (1979)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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Writers: Art Baer, Tom Dagenais, Fred Grandy, John V. Hanrahan, Ben Joelson, Bernie Kopell, Jeraldine Saunders | Director: George Tyne | Stars: Gavin MacLeod, Bernie Kopell, Fred Grandy, Ted Lange

37. Finder of Lost Loves (1984–1985)
Episode: A Gift (1984)

Drama

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A student dancer who has been receiving financial assistance from an anonymous donor tries to find out who it is. When the man is discovered he wants to remain anonymous but her boyfriend ... See full summary »

Creator: Gail Parent | Director: Cliff Bole | Stars: Anthony Franciosa, Deborah Adair, Richard Kantor, Anne Jeffreys

39. The Guns of Will Sonnett (1967–1969)
Episode: A Grave for James Sonnett (1967)

Western

6.8
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Arriving in a Mexican town, the Sonnetts find Jim's grave and a curiously reticent padre, and tangle with a bandito leader who may -- or may not -- have killed James. Features an exceptionally lively gunfight at the end.

Creators: Richard Carr, Aaron Spelling | Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Walter Brennan, Dack Rambo, Don Diamond, Natividad Vacío

40. The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (1950–1958)
Episode: A Hole in the Carpet (1957)

Comedy

8.3
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After Gracie suffers a fall in public, the department store is eager to make restitution, but she thinks that she has to pay for their damaged carpet.

Writers: Keith Fowler, Norman Paul, Harvey Helm, William Burns | Director: Rod Amateau | Stars: George Burns, Gracie Allen, Harry von Zell, Bea Benaderet

41. The Love Boat (1977–1987)
Episode: A Rose is Not a Rose/Novelties/Too Rich and Too Thin (1984)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Romance

6.2
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Writers: S.A. Long, Lan O'Kun, Jeraldine Saunders, Betty Yahr | Director: Nell Cox | Stars: Gavin MacLeod, Bernie Kopell, Fred Grandy, Ted Lange

42. The Guns of Will Sonnett (1967–1969)
Episode: A Son for a Son (1967)

Western

7.9
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A farmer provides Jeff, ill with fever, a bed while his wife tends. The Sonnett's don't know the farmer offered because Jim Sonnett killed their son in a shootout in the last year. The wife, sick with grief, thinks Jeff is the dead son.

Creators: Richard Carr, Aaron Spelling | Director: Richard C. Sarafian | Stars: Walter Brennan, Dack Rambo, Royal Dano, Jack Elam

43. The Love Boat (1977–1987)
Episode: A Time for Everything/The Song Is Ended/Accidental Cruise/Anoushka (1978)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Romance

6.1
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Sandy Beal is a secretary secretly in love with her boss Victor Marshall. The two of them get drunk at an office party and wind up taking an "Accidental Cruise." In "The Song Has Ended"... See full synopsis »

Writers: Lee Aronsohn, Dave Hackel, Steve Hattman, Michael Norell, Lan O'Kun, Jeraldine Saunders | Director: Roger Duchowny | Stars: Gavin MacLeod, Bernie Kopell, Fred Grandy, Ted Lange

44. The Guns of Will Sonnett (1967–1969)
Episode: A Town in Terror: Part 1 (1969)

22 min | Western

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When Will and Jeff run right into the middle of a deadly cattle versus sheep feud which has enveloped a grazing town, James Sonnett, a hired gun for the sheep ranchers, runs right into a ... See full summary »

Creators: Richard Carr, Aaron Spelling | Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Walter Brennan, Dack Rambo, Jason Evers, Sean McClory

45. The Guns of Will Sonnett (1967–1969)
Episode: A Town in Terror: Part 2 (1969)

22 min | Western

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Posing as his own killer, Jim Sonnett reports to the cattlemen who hired the killer in a cattlemen-sheepmen feud (he's working for the sheepmen, as are Will and Jeff), and meets Jeff ... See full summary »

Creators: Richard Carr, Aaron Spelling | Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Walter Brennan, Dack Rambo, Jason Evers, Sean McClory

46. The Patty Duke Show (1963–1966)
Episode: A Very Phone-y Situation (1965)

TV-G | Comedy, Family, Music

7.7
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Patty, Cathy, and Ross are constantly on the telephone, so Martin puts his foot down by placing restrictive limits on their calls.

Creators: William Asher, Sidney Sheldon | Director: Gary Nelson | Stars: Patty Duke, William Schallert, Jean Byron, Paul O'Keefe

47. The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (1950–1958)
Episode: A Visit from Charles Vidor (1958)

Comedy

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Charles Vidor asks George to coerce Jack Benny to emcee a dinner gala. Meanwhile, Gracie stirs up publicity for Bonnie Sue in hopes that it will lead to a role for the young ingénue in Vidor's next film.

Writers: Harvey Helm, Keith Fowler, Norman Paul, William Burns | Director: Rod Amateau | Stars: George Burns, Gracie Allen, Harry von Zell, Bea Benaderet

48. The Patty Duke Show (1963–1966)
Episode: A Visit from Uncle Jed (1966)

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

7.1
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After Patty receives a dress from Cathy, who is on vacation in Paris with her dad, she decides to throw her first adult party. But things get complicated when Uncle Jed arrives.

Creators: William Asher, Sidney Sheldon | Director: Gary Nelson | Stars: Patty Duke, William Schallert, Jean Byron, Paul O'Keefe

50. The Love Boat (1977–1987)
Episode: Ace Takes the Test/The Counterfeit Couple/The Odd Triple (1985)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Romance

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Writers: Joan Brooker, Nancy Eddo, Ellen Endo-Dizon, Donald Ross, Jeraldine Saunders | Director: Nell Cox | Stars: Gavin MacLeod, Bernie Kopell, Fred Grandy, Ted Lange