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1. Ben Casey (1961–1966)
Episode: Courage at 3:00 A.M. (1964)

60 min | Drama

9.6
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A biochemist with cancer wants a pain-killing operation.

Director: John Erman | Stars: Vince Edwards, Sam Jaffe, Whit Bissell, Booth Colman

Votes: 5

2. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)

TV-PG | 51 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

9.0
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Ordinary people find themselves in extraordinarily astounding situations, which they each try to solve in a remarkable manner.

Stars: Rod Serling, Robert McCord, Jay Overholts, Vaughn Taylor

Votes: 48,302

3. The Man and the City (1971–1972)

60 min | Drama

9.0
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Thomas Acala is the longtime mayor of a rapidly growing city in Southwest United States. He handles the constant challenges with the help of his chief aide Andy Hays and secretary Marian Crane.

Stars: Anthony Quinn, Mike Farrell, William Schallert, Mala Powers

Votes: 102

4. Dr. Kildare (1961–1966)
Episode: Whoever Heard of a Two-Headed Doll? (1963)

60 min | Drama

9.0
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On his first day as a resident Kildare struggles with the question of whether to tell a patient---and the patient's wife, an old school friend---that he has been diagnosed with leukemia.

Director: Don Medford | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Raymond Massey, Janice Rule, Charles Bronson

Votes: 8

5. Here's Hollywood (1960–1962)

30 min | Talk-Show

8.8
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Hollywood celebrities are interviewed, often at their homes.

Stars: Dean Miller, Helen O'Connell, Jack Linkletter, Joanne Jordan

Votes: 72

6. General Foods 25th Anniversary Show: A Salute to Rodgers and Hammerstein (1954 TV Movie)

Comedy, History, Musical

8.8
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Director: Ralph Levy | Stars: Mary Martin, Ed Sullivan, Jack Benny, Edgar Bergen

Votes: 14

7. The Name of the Game (1968–1971)
Episode: Lady on the Rocks (1969)

75 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.8
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In London, Glenn Howard wonders if the marriage of an ambitious British politician is all that it seems.

Director: John Llewellyn Moxey | Stars: Gene Barry, Nigel Davenport, Peter Davies, Laurence Naismith

Votes: 5

8. Adventures in Paradise (1959–1962)

60 min | Adventure

8.7
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Adam Troy was an American Korean War veteran who stayed in the Pacific after the war. As captain of the schooner "Tiki III", Troy drifted from adventure to adventure while carrying ... See full summary »

Stars: Gardner McKay, James Holden, Lani Kai, Guy Stockwell

Votes: 210

9. Suspicion (1957–1958)

60 min | Drama

8.7
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The show consisted of 40 episodes, half were live and half were on film. The shows, often involving murder, were designed to confuse and mystify the audience and dealt with their fears and ... See full summary »

Stars: Dennis O'Keefe, Cris Roberts, Mike Ragan, David Armstrong

Votes: 250

10. Slattery's People (1964–1965)

60 min | Drama

8.7
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Jim Slattery enters the state legislature, hopeful that he can make a difference. He finds dealing with endless rules and the majority opposition party frustrates any meaningful change but he stubbornly perseveres.

Stars: Richard Crenna, Paul Geary, Tol Avery, Robert Stevenson

Votes: 60

11. Profiles in Courage (1964–1965)

30 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.7
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This anthology series presented episodes in the lives of true-life historical personages who each faced a terrible crisis in their life.

Stars: Gene Darfler, John Hoyt, Walter Matthau, Simon Oakland

Votes: 44

12. M Squad (1957–1960)

Not Rated | 30 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.6
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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: 234

13. 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, Robert Paige, Walter Coy

Votes: 136

14. Have Gun - Will Travel (1957–1963)

Approved | 25 min | Western

8.5
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The adventures of a gentlemanly gunfighter for hire.

Stars: Richard Boone, Kam Tong, Hal Needham, Stewart East

Votes: 1,636

15. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.5
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Of the many anthology series, Playhouse 90 is considered the most ambitious with outstanding talent in front of the camera. Attracting top ranked directors and scripts it was often filmed live including the entire first season.

Stars: Richard Joy, Charles Bickford, Kim Hunter, Malcolm Atterbury

Votes: 195

16. The Fugitive (1963–1967)
Episode: The Walls of Night (1967)

60 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

8.5
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Kimble and a beautiful trucking dispatcher fall in love, but she's afraid to tell him about legal restrictions against her.

Director: John Meredyth Lucas | Stars: David Janssen, Janice Rule, Steve Ihnat, Sheree North

Votes: 47

17. Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (1958–1960)

60 min | Drama

8.4
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An anthology series hosted by Betty Furness in the first season, Desi Arnaz in the second. Stories came from several genres, often based on fact. A two part episode was spun off as the popular show The Untouchables.

Stars: Desi Arnaz, Betty Furness, Bruce Gordon, Keenan Wynn

Votes: 78

18. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)

60 min | Drama

8.4
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A well-received anthology series presenting live television dramas.

Stars: Ed Herlihy, Vaughn Taylor, Valerie Cossart, E.G. Marshall

Votes: 101

19. Robert Montgomery Presents (1950–1957)

60 min | Drama

8.4
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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: 62

20. Golden Showcase (1961– )

60 min

8.4
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Stars: John Fraser, George C. Scott, Susan Oliver, Louis Hayward

Votes: 5

21. The United States Steel Hour (1953–1963)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.3
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Live drama series that was one of the best TV shows ever shown. Over 200 live plays covering all aspects of society were shown.

Stars: Richard Kiley, Betsy Palmer, Hans Conried, Jeff Donnell

Votes: 83

22. The Defenders (1961–1965)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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A Father-Son lawyer duo take a variety of cases that often deal with the important issues of the day.

Stars: E.G. Marshall, Robert Reed, Polly Rowles, Ossie Davis

Votes: 253

23. Judd for the Defense (1967–1969)

60 min | Crime, Drama

8.2
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High-priced Houston lawyer Clinton Judd, and his assistant Ben Caldwell, take cases throughout the USA. The program dealt with then-taboo subjects.

Stars: Carl Betz, Stephen Young, Walter Brooke, John Dehner

Votes: 135

24. Banyon (1971–1973)

60 min | Drama, Crime

8.2
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The adventures of 1930's Los Angeles private eye Miles Banyon.

Stars: Robert Forster, Joan Blondell, Richard Jaeckel, Julie Gregg

Votes: 80

25. Goodyear Playhouse (1951–1957)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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The show featured original plays plus plays adapted from works.

Stars: Walter Matthau, David White, Constance Ford, Gene Lyons

Votes: 40

26. The Reporter (1964– )

60 min | Drama

8.2
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Danny Taylor is an ambitious news hound for the daily New York Globe, with a knack for getting the tough stories. Lou Sheldon is his boss who tries to keep Danny out of trouble. Artie is a gregarious ever present taxi driver.

Stars: Harry Guardino, Gary Merrill, George O'Hanlon, Anne Francis

Votes: 16

27. Route 66 (1960–1964)
Episode: Once to Every Man (1961)

51 min | Adventure

8.2
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Tod and Buz fail to save their ship-builder boss from accidentally drowning, but stay on when his free-spirited daughter takes over the yard. Misnamed Prudence's as conflicted and ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Martin Milner, George Maharis, Janice Rule, Ann Shoemaker

Votes: 29

28. The Fugitive (1963–1967)
Episode: Wife Killer (1966)

60 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

8.2
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Kimble and a female reporter capture the critically injured one armed Fred Johnson, and try to get him to confess to the murder of Kimble's wife.

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: David Janssen, Janice Rule, Kevin McCarthy, Barry Morse

Votes: 51

29. The Fugitive (1963–1967)

51 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

8.1
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A doctor, wrongly convicted for a murder he didn't commit, escapes custody and must stay ahead of the police to find the real killer.

Stars: David Janssen, William Conrad, Barry Morse, Paul Birch

Votes: 2,416

30. The Millionaire (1955–1960)

30 min | Drama

8.1
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In this hit 1950's TV series, a millionaire indulges himself giving away one million dollars apiece to persons that he has never met.

Stars: Marvin Miller, Paul Frees, Roy Gordon, Russ Conway

Votes: 316

31. Checkmate (1960–1962)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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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: 179

32. Journey to the Unknown (1968– )

60 min | Mystery, Thriller, Sci-Fi

8.1
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A British anthology series about everyday people finding themselves put into unusual circumstances...many of them supernatural in nature.

Stars: Michael Callan, Joseph Cotten, Brandon De Wilde, Julie Harris

Votes: 105

33. Journey to the Unknown (1968– )
Episode: Stranger in the Family (1969)

Mystery, Thriller, Sci-Fi

8.1
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A young man possesses psychic powers that enable him to force people to do his bidding.

Director: Peter Duffell | Stars: Janice Rule, Maurice Kaufmann, Anthony Higgins, Phil Brown

Votes: 10

34. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)

60 min | Drama

8.0
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A pinnacle of the Golden Age of Television, "Studio One" presented a wide range of memorable dramas and received 18-Emmy nominations and five wins during its prestigious nine-year-run on ... See full summary »

Stars: Betty Furness, Paul Branson, Paul Brenson, Mary Sinclair

Votes: 163

35. Wagon Train (1957–1965)
Episode: The Zeke Thomas Story (1957)

60 min | Western

8.0
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The wagon train stops in a newly built town to get water they had always been able to get before for free. Wanting money now, and at a steep price, has the Major upset. Sending Flint also uncovers a wife of a passenger thought dead.

Director: John Brahm | Stars: Ward Bond, Robert Horton, Gary Merrill, Janice Rule

Votes: 28

36. 3 Women (1977)

PG | 124 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.9
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Pinky is an awkward adolescent who starts work at a spa in the California desert. She becomes overly attached to fellow spa attendant, Millie when she becomes Millie's room-mate. Millie is ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Shelley Duvall, Sissy Spacek, Janice Rule, Robert Fortier

Votes: 10,100

37. The Joey Bishop Show (1967–1969)

90 min | Talk-Show

7.9
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Stars: Joey Bishop, Regis Philbin, Norm Crosby, Eva Gabor

Votes: 99

38. Spenser: For Hire (1985–1988)
Episode: Rockabye Baby (1986)

Crime, Drama

7.9
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Spenser tries to protect a pregnant girl who is carrying the son of a mobster who wants a son. But it seems that someone doesn't want her to give birth to the child.

Director: Virgil W. Vogel | Stars: Robert Urich, Avery Brooks, Carolyn McCormick, Ron McLarty

Votes: 8

39. Barnaby Jones (1973–1980)
Episode: To Catch a Dead Man (1973)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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A millionaire sets up a bomb in his boat to fake his death. Barnaby is contacted by the girlfriend of his boat "captain" to investigate what happened. Small clues like hand-tied flies, a ... See full summary »

Director: William Hale | Stars: Buddy Ebsen, Lee Meriwether, Janice Rule, Darleen Carr

Votes: 31

40. Missing (1982)

PG | 122 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.8
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When an idealistic American writer disappears during the Chilean coup d'état in September 1973, his wife and father try to find him.

Director: Costa-Gavras | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Sissy Spacek, Melanie Mayron, John Shea

Votes: 14,616

41. The Ed Sullivan Show (1948–1971)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Music

7.8
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The classic prime time variety show most famous for its vaudeville acts and rock music performances.

Stars: Ed Sullivan, Johnny Wayne, Frank Shuster, Roberta Peters

Votes: 805

42. The Name of the Game (1968–1971)

90 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.8
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This groundbreaking series had three rotating stars, who were featured in independent episodes tied together by a loose common theme. The commonality was Howard Publications, the self-made ... See full summary »

Stars: Gene Barry, Susan Saint James, Robert Stack, Anthony Franciosa

Votes: 360

43. 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: 239

44. Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (1963–1967)

60 min | Adventure, Drama, Comedy

7.8
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Legendary entertainer Bob Hope hosted, and occasionally starred in, one of the last major anthology series on network TV. Both dramatic and comedy shows were presented, featuring many of ... See full summary »

Stars: Bob Hope, Jack Weston, Jack Kelly, George N. Neise

Votes: 112

45. Great Mysteries (1973– )

30 min | Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Stars: Orson Welles, Edward Albert, Harry Andrews, Ian Bannen

Votes: 113

46. Shadow on the Land (1968 TV Movie)

100 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Drama

7.8
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Patriotic freedom fighters struggle against a fascist dictatorship in a near-future USA.

Director: Richard C. Sarafian | Stars: Marc Strange, Jackie Cooper, John Forsythe, Gene Hackman

Votes: 94

47. Murder, She Wrote (1984–1996)
Episode: Alma Murder (1989)

47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Jessica is summoned to her old alma mater when one of her college professors confesses to a murder Jessica believes he didn't really commit.

Director: Anthony Pullen Shaw | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Jason Beghe, E.G. Marshall, Janice Rule

Votes: 107

48. Schlitz Playhouse (1951–1959)
Episode: The Life You Save (1957)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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Director: Herschel Daugherty | Stars: Buddy Joe Hooker, Gene Kelly, Agnes Moorehead, Barbara Pepper

Votes: 5

49. Route 66 (1960–1964)

60 min | Adventure

7.7
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The adventures of two young drifters across America.

Stars: Martin Milner, George Maharis, Glenn Corbett, James Brown

Votes: 943

50. The Swimmer (1968)

Approved | 95 min | Drama

7.7
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Neddy Merrill has been away for most of the Summer. He reappears at a friends pool. As they talk, someone notices that there are pools spanning the entire valley. He decided to jog from ... See full summary »

Directors: Frank Perry, Sydney Pollack | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Janet Landgard, Janice Rule, Tony Bickley

Votes: 6,778