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1. The Cosby Show (1984–1992)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

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

Creators: Bill Cosby, Michael Leeson, Ed. Weinberger | Stars: Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Malcolm-Jamal Warner

2. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (1996– )

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

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America's top fake news show.

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

3. Conan (2010– )

60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

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Creator: Conan O'Brien | Stars: Conan O'Brien, Andy Richter, Jimmy Vivino, Jerry Vivino

4. The Colbert Report (2005– )

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

8.7
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Satirist news caster Stephen Colbert provides humorous commentary on the big issues going on in the United States and the rest of the world, with his larger then life ego and overly patriotic spirit along with him every step of the way.

Stars: Stephen Colbert, Jay Katsir, Jon Stewart, Trevor Potter

5. Late Show with David Letterman (1993– )

60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show | Active

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.

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

6. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992– )

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, Rickey Minor, Wally Wingert

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

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

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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

8. New York Undercover (1994–1998)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Music

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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 Vélez

9. Great Performances (1971– )

132 min | Biography, Drama, Music

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Creators: Marion J. Caffey, Daniel Ezralow, Josh Groban | Stars: Julie Andrews, Walter Cronkite, Plácido Domingo, Chita Rivera

10. American Masters (1985– )

90 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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Stars: Martin Scorsese, Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett

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

12. Let's Do It Again (1975)

PG | 110 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

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Clyde Williams and Billy Foster are a couple of blue-collar workers in Atlanta who have promised to raise funds for their fraternal order, the Brothers and Sisters of Shaka. However, their ... See full summary »

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

13. Flip (1970–1974)

60 min | Comedy, Music

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One of the many variety shows available in the 1970s (along with Sonny and Cher, Captain and Tennille, Donny and Marie, etc). Hosted by black comic Flip Wilson, this show featured skits, ... See full summary »

Stars: Flip Wilson, Tim Conway, George Carlin, Redd Foxx

14. Soul Train (1971– )

60 min | Documentary, Music

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

Stars: Pat Davis, Don Cornelius, Albert Ebbs, Andrea N. Miles

15. 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

16. Later with Jools Holland (1992– )

35 min | Music, Talk-Show

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Late-night music and chat show with celebrity guests.

Stars: Jools Holland, P.J. Harvey, Paul Weller, Stereophonics

17. Lightning in a Bottle (2004)

PG-13 | 103 min | Documentary, Music

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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

18. Take Me to the River (II) (2014)

95 min | Documentary, Music

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Following multiple generations of award-winning Memphis and Mississippi Delta musicians through the creative process of recording a historic new album, to re-imagine the utopia of racial, ... See full summary »

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

19. Tavis Smiley (2004– )

30 min | Talk-Show

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Stars: Tavis Smiley, Cornel West, Newt Gingrich, Harry Belafonte

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, Eve Plumb, Michael Imperioli, Kim Kardashian

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

90 min | Documentary

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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

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

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

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

360 min | Documentary, History, Music

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Stars: Colin Salmon, Lou Adler, Muhammad Ali, Solomon Burke

25. Soul to Soul (1971)

G | 96 min | Documentary, Music

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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

26. Rejoice and Shout (2010)

PG | 115 min | Documentary

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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

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

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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

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

120 min | Music

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Creator: Jimmy Hawkins | Director: Don Mischer | Stars: Debbie Allen, Gerald Alston, Ricky Bell, Renaldo Benson

29. The Sacrifice of Victor (1995 Video)

46 min

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

30. Jools's Annual Hootenanny (1993– )

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

32. Blues Divas (2005)

116 min | Documentary, Music

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

33. VH1 Honors (1994 TV Special)

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

34. Power Vision - Pop Galerie (1995– )

55 min | Documentary, Music

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Ray Cokes talks to high profile musical guests and then we hear them playing live in front of a televised audience.

Stars: Elton John, Lauryn Hill, George Michael, George Harrison

35. 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, Tyra Banks, Mary J. Blige, Julian Bond

36. American Roots Music (2001– )

Documentary, Music

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

37. 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

38. VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul (2011 TV Movie)

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

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

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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

40. 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

41. The Newport Effect (2013)

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

42. I Believe to My Soul (2005 Video)

Documentary, Short

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In I BELIEVE TO MY SOUL songwriter/musician/producer Joe Henry brings together five of the greatest living artists of soul music: Ann Peebles, Billy Preston, Mavis Staples, Irma Thomas and Allen Toussaint.

Director: Matthew Buzzell | Stars: Joe Henry, Ann Peebles, Billy Preston, Mavis Staples

43. 42nd NAACP Image Awards (2011 TV Movie)

120 min

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Writer: Robin Thede | Director: Jonathan X | Stars: Shannon Baker, Shauna Baker, Angela Bassett, Halle Berry

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

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

45. Soul Comes Home (2003 TV Special)

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Director: Milton Lage | Stars: Rance Allen, Al Bell, William Bell, Solomon Burke

46. The Ryde Devine (1991 TV Movie)

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

48. Conan (2010– )
Episode: A Mystery Wrapped Inside a Calzone (2011)

60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

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Stars: Conan O'Brien, Chelsea Handler, Anthony Mackie, Mavis Staples

49. New York Undercover (1994–1998)
Episode: Blondes Have More Fun (1994)

44 min | Crime, Drama, Music

7.0
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Creators: Dick Wolf, Kevin Arkadie | Director: Helaine Head | Stars: Malik Yoba, Michael DeLorenzo, Patti D'Arbanville, Michael Michele

50. Jools's Annual Hootenanny (1993– )
Episode: Episode #12.0 (2004)

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Stars: Jools Holland, Basement Jaxx, Natasha Bedingfield, Paul Carrack