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1. East Side/West Side (1963–1964)

60 min | Drama

9.0
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Neil Brock is a young social worker in the slums of New York City. His boss is Frieda Hechlinger, and Jane Foster is the office secretary. This dramatic series features stories about child ... See full summary »

Stars: George C. Scott, Elizabeth Wilson, Cicely Tyson, Linden Chiles

Votes: 108

2. The 40th Annual Tony Awards (1986 TV Special)

8.9
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Director: Clark Jones | Stars: George Abbott, Debbie Allen, Philip Anglim, Susan Anton

Votes: 9

3. Naked City (1958–1963)
Episode: Ooftus Goofus (1961)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.7
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George Bick is a 40 year old who never grew up. Fed up with his anonymous life and his henpecking wife, he decides to make the world notice him. He becomes the prankster known as "Ooftus Doofus"

Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Paul Burke, Horace McMahon, Harry Bellaver, Mickey Rooney

Votes: 40

4. Avonlea (1990–1996)

PG | 60 min | Drama, Adventure, Family

8.6
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A young rich girl is sent to live with relatives on Prince Edward Island in the early 1900s.

Stars: Zachary Bennett, Lally Cadeau, Mag Ruffman, Cedric Smith

Votes: 3,245

5. Medic (1954–1956)

30 min | Drama

8.6
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Highlights the personal and professional lives of a group of doctors and surgeons headed by Dr. Konrad Styner. One of the first medical shows on TV that paid strict attention to detail, and... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Boone, Mary Stewart, Robert Stevenson, Robert Bray

Votes: 96

6. Busby Berkeley (1974)

96 min | Documentary

8.6
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This tribute to Busby Berkeley features candid interviews with his friends and associates: Ruth Donnelly recalls the frantic filming of _Footlight Parade (1933) _. 'Debbie Reynolds' talks ... See full summary »

Director: Russ Jones | Stars: Alan G. Barbour, Ruth Donnelly, Joan Fontaine, Russ Jones

Votes: 9

7. Naked City (1958–1963)
Episode: Kill Me While I'm Young So I Can Die Happy! (1962)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.5
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A recently-retired policewoman who is facing her own mortality discovers, with the help of Detective Arcaro, how she has missed so many opportunities for happiness.

Director: Denis Sanders | Stars: Paul Burke, Horace McMahon, Harry Bellaver, Maureen Stapleton

Votes: 31

8. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)

105 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

8.4
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Host Johnny Carson performs comedy routines and chats with various celebrities.

Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Doc Severinsen, Skitch Henderson

Votes: 2,508

9. 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, E.G. Marshall, Valerie Cossart

Votes: 104

10. The David Frost Show (1969–1972)

90 min | Talk-Show

8.4
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American show featuring the popular British talk show host.

Stars: David Frost, Gerri Granger, Tiny Tim, Dana Valery

Votes: 115

11. Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There (2003)

Unrated | 111 min | Documentary, History, Music

8.4
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72 Metascore

In their own words, and not a moment too soon - 'Broadway' tells the stories of our theatrical legends, how they came to New York, and how they created this legendary century in American ... See full summary »

Director: Rick McKay | Stars: Edie Adams, Bea Arthur, Elizabeth Ashley, Alec Baldwin

Votes: 409

12. Star Tonight (1955–1956)

30 min | Drama

8.4
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Stars: Nancy Coleman, Kathleen Comegys, Doreen Lang, Dennis Patrick

Votes: 16

13. Naked City (1958–1963)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.3
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The cases of the NYPD's 65th Precinct.

Stars: Harry Bellaver, Horace McMahon, Paul Burke, Nancy Malone

Votes: 782

14. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.3
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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: 220

15. Little Gloria... Happy at Last (1982 TV Movie)

180 min | Drama

8.3
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The story deals with Gloria Vanderbilt's difficult coming-of-age when, at eleven, she was a pawn in a custody battle between her sybaritic mother and her aunt.

Director: Waris Hussein | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Christopher Plummer, Maureen Stapleton, Martin Balsam

Votes: 573

16. Justice (1954–1956)

30 min | Drama

8.3
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Dramatic show based on cases tried by lawyers of the Legal Aid Society of New York City.

Stars: William Prince, Gary Merrill, Dane Clark, Ed Begley

Votes: 6

17. 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: 42

18. The Thorns (1988– )

30 min | Comedy

8.2
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Publicity agent Sloan Thorn and wife Ginger are nouveau riche trying to ascend quickly the social ladder. The pretentious behavior extends to the children teenager Chad, Joey, and Edmund. Even maid Toinette is snobby.

Stars: Adam Biesk, Kelly Bishop, Marilyn Cooper, Lori Petty

Votes: 9

19. East Side/West Side (1963–1964)
Episode: One Drink at a Time (1964)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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Two homeless people have a falling out one of them begins binge drinking wood alcohol.

Director: John Berry | Stars: George C. Scott, Elizabeth Wilson, Cicely Tyson, Tom Ahearne

Votes: 5

20. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: Tennessee Williams: Orpheus of the American Stage (1994)

Not Rated | 97 min | Documentary, Biography

8.2
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A study of Tennessee Williams's life and work as a whole, ranging from his youth in Mississippi and in St. Louis to success and acclaim, followed by the final difficult years. Includes some... See full summary »

Director: Merrill Brockway | Stars: Edward Albee, Reed Birney, Melvyn Bragg, Marlon Brando

Votes: 48

21. Saturday Night Live (1975– )

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music

8.1
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A famous guest host stars in parodies and sketches created by the cast of this witty show.

Stars: Don Pardo, Lenny Pickett, Darrell Hammond, Kenan Thompson

Votes: 36,262

22. The Gathering (1977 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama

8.1
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Dying father pulls his torn family together for a last Christmas.

Director: Randal Kleiser | Stars: Edward Asner, Maureen Stapleton, Rebecca Balding, Sarah Cunningham

Votes: 513

23. The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (1948–1956)

60 min | Drama

8.1
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This live dramatic series featured original stories and adaptations of novels, plays, et cetera during its eight year run. During the first year, the show was sponsored by the Actor's ... See full summary »

Stars: Bert Lytell, Jay Jackson, Bob Stanton, E.G. Marshall

Votes: 64

24. Armstrong Circle Theatre (1950–1963)

60 min | Drama

8.1
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Documentary dramas, plays that were based on true stories, were the forte of Armstrong Circle Theater. Many movie actors and actresses got their start here.

Stars: Douglas Edwards, Sandy Becker, Bob Sherry, John Cameron Swayze

Votes: 62

25. American Masters (1985– )

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography

8.0
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Since its premiere in 1986, this Emmy-winning documentary series has presented hundreds of hours comprising profiles of outstanding American cultural artists. Past subjects have included ... See full summary »

Stars: Martin Scorsese, Tony Bennett, Peter Bogdanovich, Lee Grant

Votes: 551

26. Night of 100 Stars (1982 TV Special)

180 min | Comedy, Family, Music

8.0
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All-star variety special celebrating the centennial of the Actors' Fund of America.

Director: Clark Jones | Stars: Jane Alexander, Peter Allen, Steve Allen, June Allyson

Votes: 205

27. Tell Me Where It Hurts (1974 TV Movie)

78 min | Drama

8.0
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A housewife, increasingly disenchanted with her homemaker role, looks for new meaning in her life and organizes a discussion group, changing the lives of her six closest friends.

Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: Maureen Stapleton, Paul Sorvino, Doris Dowling, Rose Gregorio

Votes: 15

28. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)

60 min | Drama

7.9
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A pinnacle of the Golden Age of Television, "Studio One" presented a wide range of memorable dramas and received eighteen Emmy nominations and five wins during its prestigious nine-year run... See full summary »

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

Votes: 172

29. NET Playhouse (1964–1972)

90 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.9
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American television anthology series of wide range of genres - from history and drama to fantasy and science fiction. Fiction novels, stories, stage-plays, fairy-tales and actual historic events are dramatized in each stand-alone episode.

Stars: Rene Auberjonois, Irene Dailey, George Voskovec, Richard Dysart

Votes: 18

30. The Equalizer (1985–1989)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.8
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A retired Intelligence Agent turned private detective helps various threatened clients to equalize the odds.

Stars: Edward Woodward, Keith Szarabajka, Robert Lansing, Mark Margolis

Votes: 3,388

31. Great Performances (1971– )

Biography, Drama, Music

7.8
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"You Can't Take It With You" is hailed one of the greatest revivals and filmed plays for PBS television. David Woods brought stunning charm, humor, and time to this Moss Hart masterpiece. ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 455

32. The Electric Grandmother (1982 TV Movie)

60 min | Family, Sci-Fi

7.8
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A trio of children and their father, get a very special robot grandmother to assist them.

Director: Noel Black | Stars: Maureen Stapleton, Edward Herrmann, Paul Benedict, Tara Kennedy

Votes: 466

33. Dinah! (1974– )

90 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.8
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Dinah's show premiered 9 September 1974 and continued through to 4 September 1981. She started out the 70's with Dinah's Place which usually featured one guest and was more of a home ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 132

34. Living and Dining (2003)

92 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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Director: Doug Stone | Stars: Jay Nickerson, Daniel Tisman, John Tague, Katherine Wallach

Votes: 18

35. The Equalizer (1985–1989)
Episode: The Caper (1989)

45 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.8
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Emmy Rutherford sees a man get killed, but the police don't believe her because she's called wolf before because she'd read too many detective stories. She calls Mccall in for help.

Director: Alan Metzger | Stars: Edward Woodward, Keith Szarabajka, Laura San Giacomo, Richard Hamilton

Votes: 17

36. Car 54, Where Are You? (1961–1963)

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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The misadventures of two of New York's finest (a Mutt and Jeff pair) in the mythical 53rd precinct in the Bronx. Toody, the short, stocky and dim-witted one either saves the day or muffs ... See full summary »

Stars: Joe E. Ross, Fred Gwynne, Paul Reed, Al Lewis

Votes: 1,048

37. Trilogy (1969)

G | 110 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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"Miriam": Miss Miller has spent her life as a governess for children in some of the most fashionable homes in New York. She is shocked one day to learn that one of her "babies" is expecting... See full summary »

Director: Frank Perry | Stars: Geraldine Page, Donnie Melvin, Lavinia Cassels, Christine Marler

Votes: 87

38. Montgomery Clift (1983)

122 min | Documentary, Biography

7.6
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The tragic life of method actor Montgomery Clift. a very talented but deeply troubled star addicted to alcohol and drugs, is recounted by friends and co-workers.

Director: Claudio Masenza | Stars: Judy Balaban, Patricia Bosworth, Brooks Clift, Montgomery Clift

Votes: 48

39. Hello Actors Studio (1988 TV Movie)

165 min | Documentary

7.6
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Director: Annie Tresgot | Stars: Ellen Burstyn, Lee Grant, Elia Kazan, Harvey Keitel

Votes: 21

40. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)
Episode: Episode #11.62 (1972)

90 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

7.6
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Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Doc Severinsen, Richard Harris

Votes: 10

41. Car 54, Where Are You? (1961–1963)
Episode: The Gypsy Curse (1961)

30 min | Comedy

7.6
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The boys are told to shut down a gypsy ripoff artist, and when they do, the gypsy puts a curse on Toody.

Director: Nat Hiken | Stars: Joe E. Ross, Fred Gwynne, Maureen Stapleton, Paul Reed

Votes: 28

42. Reds (1981)

PG | 195 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.5
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76 Metascore

A radical American journalist becomes involved with the Communist revolution in Russia, and hopes to bring its spirit and idealism to the United States.

Director: Warren Beatty | Stars: Warren Beatty, Diane Keaton, Edward Herrmann, Jerzy Kosinski

Votes: 17,887 | Gross: $40.38M

43. Interiors (1978)

PG | 92 min | Drama

7.5
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67 Metascore

Three sisters find their lives spinning out of control in the wake of their parents' sudden, unexpected divorce.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Diane Keaton, Geraldine Page, Kristin Griffith, Mary Beth Hurt

Votes: 15,576

44. What's My Line? (1968–1975)

30 min | Family, Game-Show

7.5
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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: 89

45. Queen of the Stardust Ballroom (1975 TV Movie)

98 min | Romance, Drama

7.4
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A lonely widow and a postman find romance late in life at the local dance hall.

Director: Sam O'Steen | Stars: Maureen Stapleton, Charles Durning, Michael Brandon, Michael Strong

Votes: 269

46. The Muppets Go Hollywood (1979 TV Special)

60 min | Comedy, Family

7.4
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Director: Stan Harris | Stars: Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz

Votes: 197

47. The 22nd Annual Tony Awards (1968 TV Special)

Family

7.4
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Tony Award is the popular name of award, annually awarded for achievements in area of the American theatre, including a musical theatre. Complete official name of bonus - "Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre".

Director: Stan Harris | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Peter Ustinov, George Abbott, David Atkinson

Votes: 28

48. Summer of '42 (1971)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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During his summer vacation on Nantucket Island in 1942, a youth eagerly awaiting his first sexual encounter finds himself developing an innocent love for a young woman awaiting news on her soldier husband's fate in WWII.

Director: Robert Mulligan | Stars: Jennifer O'Neill, Gary Grimes, Jerry Houser, Oliver Conant

Votes: 5,853

49. The Mike Douglas Show (1961–1982)

Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.3
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The Mike Douglas Show was a variety show out of Cleveland OH and then Philadelphia PA, broadcast in the daytime. It's structure was similar to The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and The ... See full summary »

Stars: Mike Douglas, Ellie Frankel, Ellie Frankel Sextet, David Brenner

Votes: 311

50. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1976 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

7.3
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The story of conflicts, power plays and secrets in a wealthy Mississippi family.

Director: Robert Moore | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Maureen Stapleton, Jack Hedley, Robert Wagner

Votes: 221