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1. The Match Game (1962–1969)
Episode: Lauren Bacall & Ed McMahon (1968)

TV-G | 25 min | Game-Show

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Director: Ira Skutch | Stars: Gene Rayburn, Johnny Olson, Lauren Bacall, Ed McMahon

Votes: 5

2. Match Game 73 (1973–1982)
Episode: Episode dated 2 October 1978 (1978)

TV-PG | Comedy, Game-Show

9.8
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Stars: Edward Asner, Valerie Bertinelli, Johnny Olson, Gene Rayburn

Votes: 11

3. The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (1956–1960)

60 min | Comedy

8.9
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Stars: Steve Allen, Gene Rayburn, Skitch Henderson, Les Brown

Votes: 125

4. What's My Line? (1950–1967)

30 min | Comedy, Family, Game-Show

8.7
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Four panelists must determine guests' occupations - and, in the case of famous guests, while blindfolded, their identity - by asking only "yes" or "no" questions.

Stars: John Daly, Arlene Francis, Bennett Cerf, Dorothy Kilgallen

Votes: 817

5. Match Game 73 (1973–1982)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Game-Show

8.3
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The five-day-a-week syndicated successor to the popular CBS game show, where two contestants compete to match fill-in-the-blank phrases with those of the celebrities.

Stars: Gene Rayburn, Johnny Olson, Brett Somers, Richard Dawson

Votes: 1,003

6. Saturday Night Live (1975– )

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music

8.2
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The famous guest host stars in parodies and sketches created by the cast of this witty show.

Creator: Lorne Michaels | Stars: Don Pardo, Lenny Pickett, Darrell Hammond, Seth Meyers

Votes: 31,829

7. Robert Montgomery Presents (1950–1957)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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Hollywood actor-director-producer Robert Montgomery introduced each telecast, sometimes interviewing one of the stars and sometimes appearing in the play himself.

Stars: Robert Montgomery, John Newland, Vaughn Taylor, Elizabeth Montgomery

Votes: 69

8. Match Game PM (1975–1981)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Game-Show

8.0
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A high-stakes version of the classic game show, hosted by Gene Rayburn. A group of celebrities would be given a sentence with a missing word, which they would then have to fill in. The ... See full summary »

Stars: Gene Rayburn, Brett Somers, Charles Nelson Reilly, Johnny Olson

Votes: 140

9. Insight (I) (1960–1984)

30 min | Drama

7.8
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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: 113

10. The Name's the Same (1951–1955)

30 min | Family, Game-Show

7.7
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Guests who have the same name as famous persons, fictional characters, or things, are quizzed by celebrity panelists who try to determine their name. Each panelist has ten questions; if ... See full summary »

Stars: Joan Alexander, Robert Q. Lewis, Roger Price, Meredith Willson

Votes: 63

11. To Tell the Truth (1969–1978)

30 min | Family, Game-Show

7.6
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Five-day-a-week syndicated revival of one of Goodson-Todman's most durable and longest-lived formats: A celebrity panel determines which of three contestants is the actual person associated with a given story.

Stars: Bill Cullen, Kitty Carlisle, Peggy Cass, Orson Bean

Votes: 100

12. Password Plus (1979–2012)

TV-G | 30 min | Game-Show

7.6
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Revised version of the verenable Goodson-Todman game show, where celebrity-contestant teams try to convey passwords.

Stars: Allen Ludden, Bill Cullen, Patty Duke, Audrey Landers

Votes: 99

13. Match Game 73 (1973–1982)
Episode: Episode dated 30 June 1973 (1973)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Game-Show

7.6
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The premiere of CBS revival of The Match Game from 1973. The celebrities are Michael Landon, Vicky Lawrence, Jack Klugman, Jo Ann Pfluge, Richard Dawson, and Anita Gillette. A good funny quiz game.

Director: Marc Breslow | Stars: Gene Rayburn, Michael Landon, Vicki Lawrence, Jack Klugman

Votes: 8

14. What's My Line? (1968–1975)

30 min | Family, Game-Show

7.4
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Five-day-a-week syndicated update of the longtime CBS game show, wherein celebrity panelists guess occupations of the contestants.

Stars: Arlene Francis, Soupy Sales, Wally Bruner, Larry Blyden

Votes: 81

15. Tattletales (1974–1978)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.3
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Three celebrity couples were panelists. First, either the wives or husbands would go offstage and wear headphones; their spouses would remain on stage. Via closed circuit TV, the ... See full summary »

Stars: Bert Convy, Richard Gautier, Barbara Stuart, Jerry Stiller

Votes: 78

16. The Match Game (1962–1969)

TV-G | 25 min | Game-Show

7.3
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This is the 1st edition of the program. Composed of 2 teams of 3 Members (2 in-studio team members & 1 star team captain) are writing answers to an question {e.g.: Name a part of a chicken}... See full summary »

Stars: Gene Rayburn, Johnny Olson, Betty White, Henry Morgan

Votes: 152

17. Dinah! (1974– )

90 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.3
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Stars: Dinah Shore, Charles Nelson Reilly, Betty White, Norm Crosby

Votes: 117

18. Tonight! (1953–1957)

TV-PG | 105 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.3
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The show originated as a local New York City late night program in June 1953 and went onto the network in September 1954. Throughout the summer of 1956, Steve Allen was the only host. When ... See full summary »

Creators: Steve Allen, Sylvester L. Weaver Jr. | Stars: Skitch Henderson, Gene Rayburn, Steve Allen, Ernie Kovacs

Votes: 101

19. What's My Line? (1950–1967)
Episode: Episode dated 16 July 1967 (1967)

Comedy, Family, Game-Show

7.3
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Stars: Bennett Cerf, Bud Collyer, John Daly, Arlene Francis

Votes: 7

20. The Love Boat (1977–1987)
Episode: Not So Fast, Gopher/Haven't We Met Before?/Foreign Exchange (1980)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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After Gopher's father dies, Gopher invites his mother Roz on board the ship to cheer her up, but she seems to be too cheerful for a new widow. Waiter Paul Stockwood meets Leila Stanhope, a ... See full summary »

Creator: Wilford Lloyd Baumes | Director: Gordon Farr | Stars: Gavin MacLeod, Bernie Kopell, Fred Grandy, Ted Lange

Votes: 7

21. To Tell the Truth (1956–1968)

TV-G | 30 min | Family, Game-Show

7.2
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Classic game show in which a person of some notoriety and two impostors try to match wits with a panel of four celebrities. The object of the game is to try to fool the celebrities into ... See full summary »

Stars: Bud Collyer, Kitty Carlisle, Tom Poston, Polly Bergen

Votes: 214

22. What's My Line? (1950–1967)
Episode: Episode dated 27 August 1967 (1967)

Comedy, Family, Game-Show

7.2
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Director: Franklin Heller | Stars: John Daly, Arlene Francis, Gene Rayburn, Phyllis Newman

Votes: 5

23. One Life to Live (1968–2013)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama

7.1
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One Life to Live premiered in 1968, centering on the lives of the citizens of the fictional town of Llanview, PA. Concentrating on the wealthy Lord family, and the middle-class Woleks and ... See full summary »

Creator: Agnes Nixon | Stars: Erika Slezak, Michael Easton, Kristen Alderson, Kassie Wesley DePaiva

Votes: 1,753

24. Here's Boomer (1980–1982)

30 min | Adventure, Drama

7.1
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The adventures of Boomer, a stray dog who travels the country helping those in trouble.

Creators: Don Balluck, A.C. Lyles, Diana Bell Tokatyan, Leon Tokatyan | Stars: Johnny, John Reilly, Betty Beaird, Raymond Singer

Votes: 70

25. Make the Connection (1955– )

30 min | Family, Game-Show

7.0
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Short-lived panel show where a panel of four celebrities try to make the connection between two or more contestants.

Stars: Eddie Bracken, Gene Klavan, Betty White, Gloria DeHaven

Votes: 7

26. Fantasy Island (1977–1984)
Episode: Forget Me Not/The Quiz Masters (1982)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.0
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A completely amnesic woman hopes to find out who she is and where she comes from; and two legendary game-show hosts compete against each other to win the ultimate game.

Creator: Gene Levitt | Director: Cliff Bole | Stars: Ricardo Montalban, Wendy Schaal, Vikki Carr, Richard Gautier

Votes: 9

27. Tic Tac Dough (1956–1959)

TV-G | 30 min | Family, Game-Show

6.9
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The classic quiz show hosted by Win Elliot. In this game, the contestants are faced with a tic-tac-toe board with a different category in each square. To put their mark (X or O) in the ... See full summary »

Stars: Jack Barry, Gene Rayburn, Jay Jackson, Win Elliot

Votes: 14

28. The Love Boat (1977–1987)
Episode: Love Me, Love My Dog/Poor Little Rich Girl/The Decision (1979)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.9
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A former waitress (Maren Jensen), who inherited a fortune, isn't sure if her boyfriend (Dennis Cole) loves her or her money; a man (Gene Rayburn) is interested in a woman (Fannie Flagg) but... See full summary »

Creator: Wilford Lloyd Baumes | Director: Roger Duchowny | Stars: Gavin MacLeod, Bernie Kopell, Fred Grandy, Ted Lange

Votes: 18

30. Riptide (1984–1986)

60 min | Action, Thriller, Crime

6.8
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Three vietnam veterans (Nick Ryder, Cody Allen and Murray Bozinsky) now work as private eyes in sunny southern California. Nick and Cody are the muscles and Murray is a computer wizard of ... See full summary »

Creators: Stephen J. Cannell, Frank Lupo | Stars: Perry King, Joe Penny, Thom Bray, Jack Ging

Votes: 1,423

31. Card Sharks (1978–1989)

TV-G | 30 min | Family, Game-Show

6.8
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Contestants were asked questions about how 100 people answered a poll question then played a card game where they tried to guess whether the next card drawn from a deck in a sequence would be higher or lower.

Stars: Bill Cullen, Gene Rayburn, Jack Clark, Jim Lange

Votes: 170

32. The Howard Stern Show (1990–1993)

60 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

6.8
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Howard Stern's short lived WWOR-TV Channel 9 show.

Stars: Howard Stern, Robin Quivers, Jackie Martling, John Melendez

Votes: 316

33. This Is Your Life (1987 TV Special)

60 min | Biography, Family, Reality-TV

6.8
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In a one-time revival of the classic series, host Ralph Edwards surprises two guests with friends and memories from their past.

Writers: Ralph Edwards, Kenny Solms | Stars: Ralph Edwards, Howard Keel, Dick Van Dyke, Tim Conway

Votes: 14

34. The Love Boat (1977–1987)
Episode: April in Boston/Saving Grace/Breaks of Life (1982)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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April Lopez (Charo) is back again, this time as a Spanish tutor to Bradford York (David Hedison), the proper headmaster of a New England boys' boarding school. Brad was widowed four years ... See full summary »

Creator: Wilford Lloyd Baumes | Director: Richard Kinon | Stars: Gavin MacLeod, Bernie Kopell, Fred Grandy, Ted Lange

Votes: 10

35. It Happened to Jane (1959)

97 min | Comedy

6.7
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Jane Osgood runs a lobster business, which supports her two young children. Railroad staff inattention ruins her shipment, so with her lawyer George, Jane sues Harry Foster Malone, director of the line and the "meanest man in the world".

Writers: Norman Katkov, Max Wilk | Director: Richard Quine | Stars: Doris Day, Jack Lemmon, Ernie Kovacs, Steve Forrest

Votes: 1,561

36. The (New) $25,000 Pyramid (1973–1991)

TV-PG | 30 min | Game-Show

6.7
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Two contestants, each with a celebrity partner, must guess words from their partners' clues; then the roles are reversed. Winners face the pyramid.

Stars: Dick Clark, Henry Polic II, Teresa Ganzel, Adrienne Barbeau

Votes: 272

37. Play Your Hunch (1958–1963)

30 min | Family, Game-Show

6.7
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Stars: Merv Griffin, Kaye Ballard, Robert Q. Lewis, Don Herbert

Votes: 12

38. The Match Game (1962–1969)
Episode: Pilot (1962)

TV-G | 25 min | Game-Show

6.7
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Writer: Dick DeBartolo | Director: James Elson | Stars: Gene Rayburn, Johnny Olson, Peggy Cass, Rick Mainzer

Votes: 6

39. Fantasy Island (1977–1984)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.6
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Accounts of visitors to a unique resort island in the Pacific Ocean that can fulfill literally any fantasy requested, but rarely turn out as expected.

Creator: Gene Levitt | Stars: Ricardo Montalban, Hervé Villechaize, Christopher Hewett, Wendy Schaal

Votes: 3,745

40. The Hollywood Squares (1965–1980)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Game-Show

6.6
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Contestants guess the correctness of celebrities' answers in order to win spaces in a tic-tac-toe game.

Creators: Merrill Heatter, Bob Quigley | Stars: Kenny Williams, Peter Marshall, Cliff Arquette, Wally Cox

Votes: 432

41. Just Men! (1983– )

30 min | Game-Show

6.6
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Short-lived game show on NBC daytime. Two female contestant were asked questions about the lifestyles of seven male celebrities in the studio. For example, which of these men owns an ... See full summary »

Creator: Rick Rosner | Stars: Steve Day, Betty White, Steve Sax, Jeff Altman

Votes: 19

42. What's My Line? (1950–1967)
Episode: Episode dated 30 December 1956 (1956)

Comedy, Family, Game-Show

6.6
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Stars: Bennett Cerf, John Daly, Arlene Francis, Harlem Globetrotters

Votes: 7

43. Donahue (1967–1995)

60 min | Talk-Show

6.5
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The precursor to all the daytime talk shows that arose during the 1980's and 90's. Phil Donahue's show started off similar to other shows of its day, featuring celebrities and musical acts,... See full summary »

Stars: Phil Donahue, Sammy Davis Jr., Dolly Parton, Debby Boone

Votes: 205

44. Aloha Paradise (1981– )

60 min | Comedy

6.5
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Each week, visitors would be welcomed by Ms. Chase to the Paradise Village holiday resort in sunny Hawaii. Most of the guests had the same reason for booking their vacations here: to ... See full summary »

Stars: Debbie Reynolds, Bill Daily, Pat Klous, Mokihana

Votes: 13

45. Match Game/Hollywood Squares Hour (1983–1984)

60 min | Game-Show

6.5
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Afternoon game show which combined elements of two classic game shows "Match Game" and "Hollywood Squares" into one.

Stars: Gene Rayburn, Jon 'Bowzer' Bauman, Gene Wood, Nedra Volz

Votes: 34

46. Riptide (1984–1986)
Episode: Gams People Play (1985)

Action, Thriller, Crime

6.4
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A woman entering a beauty contest is threathened by an unknown adversary and the Riptide boys are hired to catch this person. Just when they find out his identity, the man is found dead and... See full summary »

Creators: Stephen J. Cannell, Frank Lupo | Director: Ron Satlof | Stars: Perry King, Joe Penny, Thom Bray, Ken Olandt

Votes: 10

47. To Tell the Truth (1980–1981)

TV-G | 30 min | Family, Game-Show

6.2
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Third version of the veteran game show, where a celebrity panel must decide who the actual person associated with a story is.

Stars: Robin Ward, Alan Kalter, Bill Wendell, Kitty Carlisle

Votes: 22

48. The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (1956–1960)
Episode: Episode #1.2 (1956)

Comedy

6.2
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Episode features include Elvis Presley, wearing a tuxedo and singing "Hound Dog" to a mournful basset hound; Andy Griffith explaining Shakespeare's Hamlet in a comedy monologue; Imogene ... See full summary »

Writers: Stan Burns, Don Hinkley, Mike Marmer, Herbert Sargent | Stars: Steve Allen, Imogene Coca, Eydie Gormé, Andy Griffith

Votes: 5

49. The Love Boat (1977–1987)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.1
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The romantic and comic tales of the passengers and crew of the cruise ship, Pacific Princess.

Creator: Wilford Lloyd Baumes | Stars: Gavin MacLeod, Bernie Kopell, Ted Lange, Fred Grandy

Votes: 5,130

50. Snap Judgment (1967–1969)

TV-G | 25 min | Game-Show

5.8
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This was a word association game similar to Password. 2 teams consisting of 1 contestant paired up with a celebrity were pitted against each other. 2 games were normally played on each show... See full summary »

Stars: Ed McMahon, Gene Rayburn, Michele Lee, Patricia Harty

Votes: 5