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1. Time Share

Comedy | Announced

When two families are booked for the same time share, both fathers square off against one another.

Writer: Mark Steilen

2. Area 52

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | Announced

The story follows a group of misfit soldiers stationed at a remote military base in Antarctica who learn that they are guarding a storage facility in which top-secret, otherworldly ... See full summary »

Writers: Brian Haberlin, Ed Decter, John J. Strauss, Johnny Rosenthal, Jack Phillips

3. The Jane Plan

Comedy | Announced

When his indispensable assistant walks out on him, a high-powered business executive, in the midst formulating his biggest business deal to date, has to come up with a way to get his right-hand-woman back.

Writers: Ron Burch, Ed Decter, David Kidd, John J. Strauss

5. Mozart in the Jungle (2014– )

29 min | Comedy

8.2
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Sex, drugs and classical music illustrate what happens behind the curtains at the symphony can be just as captivating as what occurs on stage.

Creators: Roman Coppola, Jason Schwartzman, Alex Timbers | Stars: Lola Kirke, Saffron Burrows, Hannah Dunne, Gael García Bernal

Votes: 4,742

6. Mozart in the Jungle (2014– )
Episode: Fifth Chair (2014)

Comedy

7.9
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Inspired by Hailey's passion, Rodrigo insists that she play with the orchestra, over the objections of Gloria (Bernadette Peters). Veteran maestro Thomas (Malcolm McDowell) tries to rise ... See full summary »

Creators: Jason Schwartzman, Alex Timbers | Director: Paul Weitz | Stars: Lola Kirke, Saffron Burrows, Peter Vack, Hannah Dunne

Votes: 107

7. Mozart in the Jungle (2014– )
Episode: Opening Night (2014)

Comedy

8.9
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After a harsh verdict from Betty, Hailey is ready to give up on her dream. But as the crowd fills the hall for opening night, Betty has gone missing. No one in the orchestra is prepared for... See full summary »

Creators: Jason Schwartzman, Alex Timbers | Director: Paul Weitz | Stars: Lola Kirke, Saffron Burrows, Peter Vack, Hannah Dunne

Votes: 125

8. Mozart in the Jungle (2014– )
Episode: The Rehearsal (2014)

Comedy

8.6
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As pressure mounts before the launch of the new season, Rodrigo erupts. His behavior alarms the symphony's business advisor, Edward, who warns Gloria to rein him in - just as her star ... See full summary »

Creators: Jason Schwartzman, Alex Timbers | Director: Bart Freundlich | Stars: Lola Kirke, Saffron Burrows, Peter Vack, Hannah Dunne

Votes: 92

9. Free Birds (2013)

PG | 91 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

5.9
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38 Metascore

Two turkeys from opposite sides of the tracks must put aside their differences and team up to travel back in time to change the course of history - and get turkey off the holiday menu for good.

Writers: Scott Mosier, Jimmy Hayward, David I. Stern, John J. Strauss | Director: Jimmy Hayward | Stars: Woody Harrelson, Owen Wilson, Dan Fogler, Amy Poehler

Votes: 15,534

10. In Plain Sight (2008–2012)
Episode: Drag Me to Hell (2012)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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Mary tries to protect a performing drag queen who can't seem to keep himself off the stage.

Creator: David Maples | Director: Bethany Rooney | Stars: Mary McCormack, Frederick Weller, Paul Ben-Victor, Rachel Boston

Votes: 34

11. Big Mike (2011 TV Movie)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.1
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Writers: Ed Decter, John J. Strauss | Director: Paris Barclay | Stars: Greg Grunberg, Nicole Ari Parker, Ken Leung, Juliana Harkavy

Votes: 16

12. In Plain Sight (2008–2012)
Episode: Crazy Like a Witness (2011)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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Mary helps a paranoid whistle-blower connect with his son.

Creator: David Maples | Director: Matthew Penn | Stars: Mary McCormack, Frederick Weller, Nichole Hiltz, Paul Ben-Victor

Votes: 34

13. In Plain Sight (2008–2012)
Episode: Girls, Interrupted (2011)

TV-PG | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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When Mary's WITSEC mandated road trip turns into an introspective odyssey, Marshall and Stan are left to deal with a rockstar witness and her overbearing mother.

Creator: David Maples | Director: Lee Rose | Stars: Mary McCormack, Frederick Weller, Nichole Hiltz, Paul Ben-Victor

Votes: 35

14. In Plain Sight (2008–2012)
Episode: Provo-Cation (2011)

TV-PG | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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Mary helps protect a guilt-ridden army veteran, while butting heads with his JAG attorney. Unfortunately for Mary, things are further complicated by the return of her ex-husband.

Creator: David Maples | Director: Bryan Spicer | Stars: Mary McCormack, Frederick Weller, Nichole Hiltz, Paul Ben-Victor

Votes: 42

15. In Plain Sight (2008–2012)
Episode: Something Borrowed, Something Blew Up (2011)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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On the day of her sister's wedding, Mary is flown to Miami in order to protect her least favorite witness from hired mercenaries.

Creator: David Maples | Director: Michael Morris | Stars: Mary McCormack, Frederick Weller, Nichole Hiltz, Paul Ben-Victor

Votes: 40

16. In Plain Sight (2008–2012)
Episode: The Art of the Steal (2011)

TV-14 | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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Mary uses a thief to catch a thief when she asks a witness to consult on a crime in order to exonerate Brandi of grand theft auto.

Creator: David Maples | Director: Dan Lerner | Stars: Mary McCormack, Frederick Weller, Nichole Hiltz, Paul Ben-Victor

Votes: 46

17. In Plain Sight (2008–2012)
Episode: The Rolling Stones (2011)

TV-PG | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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Mary gets a WITSEC two-fer, when a witness is forced to enter the program after being mistaken for his "evil" twin brother. Not only must she protect the pair from their enemies, but also from each other.

Creator: David Maples | Director: David Warren | Stars: Mary McCormack, Frederick Weller, Nichole Hiltz, Paul Ben-Victor

Votes: 31

18. You Again (2010)

PG | 105 min | Comedy, Romance

5.8
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28 Metascore

When a young woman realizes her brother is about to marry the girl who bullied her in high school, she sets out to expose the fiancée's true colors.

Writer: Moe Jelline | Director: Andy Fickman | Stars: Kristen Bell, Odette Annable, Sigourney Weaver, Jamie Lee Curtis

Votes: 36,987

19. The Client List (2010 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 88 min | Drama

5.8
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A young woman takes a job at a massage parlor to support her family when her husband is unable to work, and soon finds her life spiraling out of control.

Writer: Suzanne Martin | Director: Eric Laneuville | Stars: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Teddy Sears, Sonja Bennett, Lynda Boyd

Votes: 4,214

20. In Plain Sight (2008–2012)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery | Active

7.2
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U.S. Marshall Mary Shannon must hunt down witnesses for federal cases in the witness protection program while also raising a rather dysfunctional family and her own personal life.

Creator: David Maples | Stars: Mary McCormack, Frederick Weller, Paul Ben-Victor, Nichole Hiltz

Votes: 8,226

21. Backyards & Bullets (2007 TV Movie)

Drama

7.3
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Strange things are afoot at a local suburban neighborhood watch group.

Writers: Ed Decter, John J. Strauss | Director: Charles McDougall | Stars: Billy Burke, Abigail Spencer, Joey King, Kai Caster

Votes: 18

22. The Wild (2006)

G | 94 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

5.4
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47 Metascore

An adolescent lion is accidentally shipped from the New York Zoo to Africa. Now running free, his zoo pals must put aside their differences to help bring him back.

Writers: Ed Decter, John J. Strauss, Mark Gibson, Philip Halprin, Bill Wolkoff, David Collard, Matt Lopez, Lloyd Taylor, Steve 'Spaz' Williams | Director: Steve 'Spaz' Williams | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, James Belushi, Eddie Izzard, Janeane Garofalo

Votes: 17,165

23. The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006)

G | 97 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

4.6
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32 Metascore

Santa, aka Scott Calvin, is faced with double-duty: how to keep his new family happy, and how to stop Jack Frost from taking over Christmas.

Writers: Ed Decter, John J. Strauss, Leo Benvenuti, Steve Rudnick | Director: Michael Lembeck | Stars: Tim Allen, Martin Short, Elizabeth Mitchell, Eric Lloyd

Votes: 18,248

24. Worst Week of My Life (2006– )

Comedy

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TV series based on the British sitcom chronicling the week leading up to a couple's wedding.

Stars: Anna Galvin, Pride Grinn, Jaime King, Stephanie Lemelin

Votes: 130

25. Rebound (2005)

PG | 103 min | Comedy, Family, Sport

5.1
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36 Metascore

An acclaimed college basketball coach is demoted to a junior varsity team after a public meltdown.

Writers: William Wolff, Ed Decter, John J. Strauss, Jon Lucas, Scott Moore | Director: Steve Carr | Stars: Martin Lawrence, Megan Mullally, Breckin Meyer, Wendy Raquel Robinson

Votes: 9,714

26. Howard Stern on Demand (2005– )

TV-MA | Comedy, Talk-Show | Active

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Stars: Howard Stern, Robin Quivers, Artie Lange, Gary Dell'Abate

Votes: 436

27. The Lizzie McGuire Movie (2003)

PG | 94 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

5.3
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56 Metascore

Lizzie McGuire has graduated from middle school and takes a trip to Rome, Italy with her class. And what was supposed to be only a normal trip, becomes a teenager's dream come true.

Writers: Susan Estelle Jansen, Ed Decter, John J. Strauss, Terri Minsky | Director: Jim Fall | Stars: Hilary Duff, Adam Lamberg, Clayton Snyder, Hallie Todd

Votes: 23,311

28. The New Guy (2002)

PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy

5.8
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24 Metascore

A high school senior branded uncool in the ninth grade gets himself expelled so he changes his image to cool kid at the town's other high school.

Writer: David Kendall | Director: Ed Decter | Stars: DJ Qualls, Lyle Lovett, Eliza Dushku, Zooey Deschanel

Votes: 27,166

29. The Santa Clause 2 (2002)

G | 104 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

5.5
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48 Metascore

Scott Calvin has been a humble Santa Claus for nearly ten years, but it might come to an end if he doesn't find a Mrs. Claus.

Writers: Don Rhymer, Cinco Paul, Ken Daurio, Ed Decter, John J. Strauss, Leo Benvenuti, Steve Rudnick | Director: Michael Lembeck | Stars: Tim Allen, Spencer Breslin, Elizabeth Mitchell, Eric Lloyd

Votes: 29,998

30. Head Over Heels (2001)

PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy, Mystery, Romance

5.3
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27 Metascore

A young woman is attracted to a man despite her thinking she's seen him kill someone.

Writers: John J. Strauss, Ed Decter, David Kidd, Ron Burch | Director: Mark Waters | Stars: Monica Potter, Freddie Prinze Jr., Shalom Harlow, Ivana Milicevic

Votes: 10,899

31. Odd Man Out (1999–2000)
Episode: My Life as a Dog (2000)

Comedy

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Stars: Erik von Detten, Jessica Capshaw, Natalia Cigliuti, Vicki Davis

32. Odd Man Out (1999–2000)

30 min | Comedy

7.3
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This is an original idea for a sitcom, that actually shows a situation that can occur in real in life. This show is about a teenage boy living with 5 woman (Mother, Aunt, and 3 sisters). It... See full summary »

Creators: Ed Decter, John J. Strauss | Stars: Erik von Detten, Trevor Fehrman, Jessica Capshaw, Natalia Cigliuti

Votes: 70

33. Odd Man Out (1999–2000)
Episode: Batman Forever (1999)

Comedy

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Stars: Erik von Detten, Jessica Capshaw, Matt Champagne, Natalia Cigliuti

34. Odd Man Out (1999–2000)
Episode: Fight Club (1999)

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Stars: Erik von Detten, Jessica Capshaw, Natalia Cigliuti, Vicki Davis

35. Odd Man Out (1999–2000)
Episode: Good Will Hunting (1999)

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Stars: Erik von Detten, Jessica Capshaw, Natalia Cigliuti, Vicki Davis

36. Odd Man Out (1999–2000)
Episode: Great Expectations (1999)

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Stars: Erik von Detten, Jessica Capshaw, Natalia Cigliuti, Vicki Davis

37. Odd Man Out (1999–2000)
Episode: In the Name of the Father (1999)

Comedy

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Stars: Erik von Detten, Jessica Capshaw, Natalia Cigliuti, Vicki Davis

38. Odd Man Out (1999–2000)
Episode: Little Women (1999)

Comedy

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Stars: Erik von Detten, Jessica Capshaw, Natalia Cigliuti, Vicki Davis

39. Odd Man Out (1999–2000)
Episode: Punch Line (1999)

Comedy

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Stars: Erik von Detten, Jessica Capshaw, Natalia Cigliuti, Vicki Davis

40. Odd Man Out (1999–2000)
Episode: The First Girlfriend's Club (1999)

Comedy

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Creators: Ed Decter, John J. Strauss | Director: David Kendall | Stars: Trevor Fehrman, Erik von Detten, Jessica Capshaw, Natalia Cigliuti

41. Odd Man Out (1999–2000)
Episode: The Road to Caracas (1999)

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Stars: Erik von Detten, Jessica Capshaw, Natalia Cigliuti, Vicki Davis

42. Odd Man Out (1999–2000)
Episode: The Unbelievable Truth (1999)

Comedy

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Stars: Erik von Detten, Jessica Capshaw, Natalia Cigliuti, Vicki Davis

43. Odd Man Out (1999–2000)
Episode: What About Bob? (1999)

Comedy

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Stars: Erik von Detten, Tom Bailey, Jere Burns, Jessica Capshaw

44. Odd Man Out (1999–2000)
Episode: You've Got Female (1999)

Comedy

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Stars: Erik von Detten, Jessica Capshaw, Natalia Cigliuti, Vicki Davis

45. There's Something About Mary (1998)

R | 119 min | Comedy, Romance

7.1
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69 Metascore

A man gets a chance to meet up with his dream girl from highschool, even though his date with her back then was a complete disaster.

Writers: Ed Decter, John J. Strauss, Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly | Directors: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly | Stars: Ben Stiller, Cameron Diaz, Matt Dillon, Lee Evans

Votes: 226,867

46. The Closer (1998– )

30 min | Comedy

6.9
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The life and times of the brand new marketing firm headed by legendary publicist Jack McLaren.

Creators: Ed Decter, John J. Strauss | Stars: Tom Selleck, Edward Asner, David Krumholtz, Hedy Burress

Votes: 62

47. The Closer (1998– )
Episode: Pilot (1998)

Comedy

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Creators: Ed Decter, John J. Strauss | Director: Andrew D. Weyman | Stars: Tom Selleck, Edward Asner, Penelope Ann Miller, David Krumholtz

48. Chicago Sons (1997– )

30 min | Comedy

7.1
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The life of Mike, newly divorced from his wife, Billy, always between get-rich-fast scams, and Harry, desperately in love with co-worker Lindsay, three brothers living together in a Chicago... See full summary »

Creators: Ed Decter, John J. Strauss | Stars: Jason Bateman, Paula Marshall, David Krumholtz, D.W. Moffett

Votes: 31

49. Chicago Sons (1997– )
Episode: Pilot (1997)

Comedy

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Creators: Ed Decter, John J. Strauss | Director: James Burrows | Stars: Jason Bateman, Paula Marshall, David Krumholtz, D.W. Moffett

50. Chicago Sons (1997– )
Episode: To Have and to Hold (1997)

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Creators: Ed Decter, John J. Strauss | Stars: Jason Bateman, Paula Marshall, David Krumholtz, D.W. Moffett