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1. The Cosby Show (1984–1992)

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

7.5
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The goings-on in the life of a successful African American family.

Stars: Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Malcolm-Jamal Warner

Votes: 24,986

2. The Daily Show (1996– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

8.8
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America's top fake news show.

Creators: Lizz Winstead, Madeleine Smithberg | Stars: Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, John Oliver, Craig Kilborn

Votes: 33,411

3. The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2015– )

TV-PG | 62 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

7.9
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Stephen Colbert takes over as host, executive producer and writer of THE LATE SHOW on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015. The comedy-variety-talk show will be broadcast five nights a week from the Ed Sullivan theater in New York.

Stars: Stephen Colbert, Jonathan Batiste, Stay Human, Bernie Sanders

Votes: 3,066

4. Conan (2010– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

8.2
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Conan O'Brien and his co-host Andy Richter discuss current news topics and interview celebrities and personalities.

Creators: Conan O'Brien, Bruce Timm | Stars: Conan O'Brien, Andy Richter, Jimmy Vivino and the Basic Cable Band, Jimmy Vivino

Votes: 16,751

5. The Colbert Report (2005–2015)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

8.6
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Satirical newscaster Stephen Colbert provides humorous commentary on the big issues going on in the United States and the rest of the world, with his larger-than-life ego and overly-patriotic spirit along with him every step of the way.

Stars: Stephen Colbert, Jay Katsir, Jon Stewart, Paul Dinello

Votes: 30,492

6. New York Undercover (1994–1998)

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.9
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Drugs, robbery, corruption, rape, murder. Cops versus criminals. The undercover war has started. Welcome to New York City.

Creators: Kevin Arkadie, Dick Wolf | Stars: Malik Yoba, Michael DeLorenzo, Patti D'Arbanville, Lauren Luna Vélez

Votes: 1,388

7. Late Show with David Letterman (1993– )

60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

6.9
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The Late Show with David Letterman is an hour-long weeknight comedy and talk-show broadcast by CBS from the Ed Sullivan Theater on Broadway in New York City.

Creator: David Letterman | Stars: David Letterman, Paul Shaffer, Alan Kalter, Biff Henderson

Votes: 10,339

8. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992–2014)

TV-14 | 62 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

5.3
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After Johnny Carson's retirement from the show, Jay Leno stepped in as his permanent replacement. The format of the show has remained largely unchanged, consisting primarily of an opening ... See full summary »

Stars: Jay Leno, Kevin Eubanks, Edd Hall, John Melendez

Votes: 8,659

9. Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993–2009)

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

8.3
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Conan O'Brien, a Harvard Lampoon alumnus, hosts this late-night comedy/talk-show which is often silly and whimsical.

Stars: Conan O'Brien, Andy Richter, Joel Godard, Max Weinberg

Votes: 14,031

10. Great Performances (1971– )

Biography, Drama, Music

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Stars: Julie Andrews, Walter Cronkite, Renée Fleming, Plácido Domingo

Votes: 388

11. Graffiti Bridge (1990)

PG-13 | 95 min | Drama, Music, Musical

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Graffiti Bridge is the unofficial sequel to Purple Rain. In this movie, The Kid and Morris Day are still competitors and each runs a club of his own. They make a bet about who writes the ... See full summary »

Writer: Prince | Director: Prince | Stars: Prince, Morris Day, Ingrid Chavez, Jerome Benton

Votes: 1,309 | Gross: $4.56M

12. American Masters (1985– )

90 min | Documentary, Biography

8.2
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The life story of Louisa May Alcott based on her writings as well as those of family, friends and associates.

Creator: Susan Lacy | Stars: Martin Scorsese, Tony Bennett, Peter Bogdanovich, Lee Grant

Votes: 417

13. Let's Do It Again (1975)

PG | 110 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.9
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Two Atlanta men raise funds for their charity by rigging boxing matches in New Orleans but their tricks attract the mob's attention.

Writers: Richard Wesley, Timothy March | Director: Sidney Poitier | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Bill Cosby, Calvin Lockhart, John Amos

Votes: 1,182

14. Soul Train (1971– )

60 min | Documentary, Music

7.9
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A pop music dance show with an African-American focus.

Stars: Don Cornelius, Queen Turner, Pat Davis, Dorian Gregory

Votes: 330

15. A Piece of the Action (1977)

PG | 135 min | Crime, Comedy

6.5
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Dave Anderson and Manny Durrell are two high-class sneak thieves who have never been caught. Joshua Burke is a retired detective who has enough evidence on the both of them to put them ... See full summary »

Writers: Charles Blackwell, Timothy March | Director: Sidney Poitier | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Bill Cosby, James Earl Jones, Denise Nicholas

Votes: 733

16. Lightning in a Bottle (2004)

PG-13 | 103 min | Documentary, Music

7.6
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78 Metascore

Antoine Fuqua's documentary on the blues, shot at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

Director: Antoine Fuqua | Stars: Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown, Buddy Guy, Solomon Burke, Mavis Staples

Votes: 550 | Gross: $0.20M

17. Mavis! (2015)

80 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

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71 Metascore

Her family group, the Staple Singers, inspired millions and helped propel the civil rights movement with their music. After 60 years of performing, legendary singer Mavis Staples' message of love and equality is needed now more than ever.

Writer: Jessica Edwards | Director: Jessica Edwards | Stars: Mavis Staples, Adam Ayres, Gene Barge, Al Bell

Votes: 134

18. Take Me to the River (2014)

PG | 95 min | Documentary, Music

7.2
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56 Metascore

A documentary about the soul of American music. The film follows the recording of a new album featuring legends from Stax records and Memphis mentoring and passing on their musical magic to stars and artists of today.

Writers: Rick Clark, Jerry Harrison, Martin Shore, Zac Stanford | Director: Martin Shore | Stars: Terrence Howard, James Alexander, Al Bell, William Bell

Votes: 76 | Gross: $0.03M

19. Tavis Smiley (2004– )

30 min | Talk-Show

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Stars: Tavis Smiley, Cornel West, Jesse Jackson, Bernie Sanders

Votes: 241

20. Later with Jools Holland (1992– )

35 min | Music, Talk-Show

8.3
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Late-night music and chat show with celebrity guests.

Stars: Jools Holland, Paul Weller, PJ Harvey, Robert Plant

Votes: 357

21. Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf (2009– )

Talk-Show

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Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf is an Emmy award-winning interview program hosted by Cat Greenleaf that airs on NBC. On the show Greenleaf interviews actors, musicians, athletes, politicians,... See full summary »

Stars: Cat Greenleaf, Jason Biggs, Brooke Shields, Juliette Lewis

Votes: 20

22. The 55th Annual Grammy Awards (2013 TV Special)

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Writers: David Wild, Ken Ehrlich | Director: Louis J. Horvitz | Stars: LL Cool J, Taylor Swift, Johnny Depp, Tim McGraw

Votes: 163

23. Glastonbury 2015 (2015– )

Music

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Live BBC coverage of the 2015 Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm in Somerset, England.

Stars: Mark Radcliffe, Greg James, Jo Whiley, Lauren Laverne

Votes: 7

25. Sunday Night (1988–1990)

60 min | Music

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Stars: Edd Hall, Jools Holland, David Sanborn, Nana Vasconcelos

Votes: 28

26. The Sacrifice of Victor (1995 Video)

46 min

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Director: Parris Patton | Stars: Prince, Mayte Garcia, Mavis Staples, The Staples

Votes: 41

27. The 47th Annual Grammy Awards (2005 TV Special)

Music

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Writers: Karen Anderson, Ken Ehrlich, Matt Johnson, David Wild | Director: Walter C. Miller | Stars: Queen Latifah, Marc Anthony, Lance Armstrong, Kevin Bacon

Votes: 94

28. Soul to Soul (1971)

G | 96 min | Documentary, Music

8.2
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Footage of a concert held in Ghana to celebrate the 14th anniversary of the independence of that country.

Director: Denis Sanders | Stars: Willie Bobo, Roberta Flack, Eddie Harris, The Ikettes

Votes: 51

30. Rejoice and Shout (2010)

PG | 115 min | Documentary

6.2
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72 Metascore

A documentary on Gospel music's 200-year history.

Director: Don McGlynn | Stars: Smokey Robinson, Mavis Staples, Willa Ward, Bill Carpenter

Votes: 100 | Gross: $0.10M

31. Love for Levon: A Benefit to Save the Barn (2012 TV Movie)

Music

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On October 3, 2012, music stars and friends joined together to celebrate the life and music of Levon Helm at "Love for Levon: Benefit To Save The Barn". The star-studded benefit concert ... See full summary »

Director: Conor McAnally | Stars: Gregg Allman, Kenny Aronoff, Dierks Bentley, David Bromberg

Votes: 22

32. Soul Deep: The Story of Black Popular Music (2005 TV Mini-Series)

360 min | Documentary, History, Music

8.6
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Stars: Colin Salmon, James Brown, Solomon Burke, Jerry Butler

Votes: 80

33. Let Freedom Sing: How Music Inspired the Civil Rights Movement (2009)

90 min | Documentary

7.2
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For a brief moment in time, a few daring, innovative musicians stood at the crossroads of a revolution in music and culture. Across one of the most turbulent periods in American ... See full summary »

Writers: Colin Escott, Jon Goodman | Director: Jon Goodman | Stars: Paul Breines, Catherine Brooks, Ruth Brown, Jerry Butler

Votes: 14

34. VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul (2011 TV Movie)

Music

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Director: David Mallet | Stars: 50 Cent, Marsha Ambrosius, La La Anthony, Erykah Badu

Votes: 5

35. The Newport Effect (2014)

114 min | Documentary, History, Music

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The Newport Effect covers the history of the legendary Newport Folk Festival and its profound impact on the world of folk music and social activism. Infamous as the place where Bob Dylan '... See full summary »

Writer: Beverly Penninger | Stars: Joan Armatrading, Rosanne Cash, Michael Doucet, Steve Earle

36. The Musical Mojo of Dr. John: A Celebration of Mac & His Music (2016 TV Movie)

120 min | Music

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On Saturday, May 3, 2014, esteemed musicians and friends joined together for "The Musical Mojo of Dr. John: A Celebration of Mac & His Music", a special concert event taping honoring this ... See full summary »

Director: Justin Kreutzmann | Stars: Tab Benoit, Ryan Bingham, Terence Blanchard, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux

37. Jools's Annual Hootenanny (1995– )

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Stars: Jools Holland, Ruby Turner, Kylie Minogue, Seasick Steve

Votes: 19

38. American Roots Music (2001– )

Documentary, Music

7.4
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Stars: Arlo Guthrie, B.B. King, Bonnie Raitt, Pete Seeger

Votes: 25

39. The Ryde Devine (1991 TV Movie)

Music

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Director: Declan Lowney | Stars: Luing Andrews, Kimberly Arland, Troy Byer, George Clinton

Votes: 8

40. 42nd NAACP Image Awards (2011 TV Special)

120 min

8.2
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Writer: Robin Thede | Director: Jonathan X | Stars: Erika Alexander, Tatyana Ali, Essence Atkins, Shannon Baker

Votes: 5

41. VH1 Honors (1994 TV Special)

Music

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Director: Bruce Gowers | Stars: Kirstie Alley, Michael Bolton, Garth Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres

Votes: 6

42. Motown Returns to the Apollo (1985 TV Special)

120 min | Music

9.3
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Writers: Peter Elbling, Buz Kohan, Samm-Art Williams | Director: Don Mischer | Stars: Debbie Allen, Gerald Alston, Ricky Bell, Renaldo Benson

Votes: 45

43. God Only Knows: Vocal Harmony - The Voice (2003 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Documentary examining the different types of music that require vocal harmony and how much of what we know as pop music--rock, R&B, etc.--actually developed from gospel and religious music.... See full summary »

Stars: Florence Ballard, Bill Monroe and His Blue Grass Boys, The Boswell Sisters, Connee Boswell

44. 38th NAACP Image Awards (2007 TV Special)

120 min | Family

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Writers: Vicangelo Bulluck, Royce Osborn, P. Frank Williams | Director: Jonathan X | Stars: Chuck Maldonado, India Arie, Tyra Banks, Mary J. Blige

Votes: 15

45. Blues Divas (2005)

116 min | Documentary, Music

7.3
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Director: Robert Mugge | Stars: Renee Austin, Deborah Coleman, Morgan Freeman, Denise LaSalle

Votes: 14

47. The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts (2010 TV Special)

Music

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Creator: Nick Vanoff | Director: Louis J. Horvitz | Stars: Edward Albee, Chris Bailey, Alec Baldwin, Nathan Balser

Votes: 21

49. Soulsville (2003)

Documentary, Short

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SOULSVILLE is an exuberant celebration of the soul, R&B, gospel, pop, rock, and funk music explosion that came barreling out of Memphis, TN, in the late '50s, '60s, and '70s. Standing in ... See full summary »

Director: Bob Sarles | Stars: Steve Cropper, Donald Dunn, Al Green, Isaac Hayes

50. Blind Boys of Alabama: Go Tell It on the Mountain (2004 TV Special)

Music

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After performing together for 60 years, the renowned Gospel Group, the Blind Boys of Alabama released their Grammy Award winning holiday CD in 2003, "Go Tell It On The Mountain". In ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Murphy | Stars: Michael Franti, Chrissie Hynde, John Medeski, Charlie Musselwhite

Votes: 9