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1. Lancer (1968–1970)
Episode: Devil's Blessing (1969)

60 min | Western

8.8
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Murdoch leaves on a stage for Yuma in hope of disproving assumptions that he's getting too old to take care of himself. But on the way, he and the stage driver are held up and left for dead... See full summary »

Creator: Samuel A. Peeples | Director: Christian Nyby | Stars: James Stacy, Wayne Maunder, Andrew Duggan, Elizabeth Baur

Votes: 5

2. Family (1976–1980)
Episode: Point of Departure (1976)

Drama, Family

8.8
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During a string of burglaries that sweeps through the neighborhood and tests the family, Doug resents Willie's attitude towards life and work.

Creator: Jay Presson Allen | Director: John Erman | Stars: Sada Thompson, James Broderick, Elayne Heilveil, Gary Frank

Votes: 5

3. Dr. Kildare (1961–1966)
Episode: The Exploiters (1963)

60 min | Drama

8.8
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A nurse at Blair, long bitter toward her father, is deeply upset after his death when a funeral home owner talks her mother into spending excessive amounts for his services, with money that... See full summary »

Writers: Richard Levinson, William Link | Director: Leonard Horn | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Raymond Massey, Nancy Malone, Glenda Farrell

Votes: 5

4. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)

25 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.7
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Series of unrelated short stories covering elements of crime, horror, drama and comedy about people of different species committing murders, suicides, thefts and other sorts of crime caused by certain motivations; perceived or not.

Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Harry Tyler, John Williams, Patricia Hitchcock

Votes: 6,910

5. Cannon (1971–1976)
Episode: The Wedding March (1975)

60 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

8.6
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Creator: Edward Hume | Director: Leo Penn | Stars: William Conrad, James Olson, Julie Adams, Paula Kelly

Votes: 14

6. The Monkees (1966–1968)
Episode: Art for Monkees' Sake (1967)

30 min | Comedy, Music

8.5
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When Peter displays a talent for copying art, crooked museum guards Duke and Chuche force him to copy Frans Hals' 'The Laughing Cavalier' and switch it with the real one. The Monkees mount ... See full summary »

Writer: Coslough Johnson | Director: Alexander Singer | Stars: Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, Peter Tork

Votes: 44

7. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Man with a Problem (1958)

30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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Karen Adams' infidelity drives her husband Carl to attempt suicide by jumping from a high window ledge at a hotel. Can police officer Barrett stop him?

Writers: Donald Honig, Joel Murcott | Director: Robert Stevens | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Gary Merrill, Peter Mark Richman, Elizabeth Montgomery

Votes: 156

8. The Monkees (1966–1968)
Episode: Your Friendly Neighborhood Kidnappers (1966)

30 min | Comedy, Music

8.5
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Nick Trump, manager of "The Four Swine", gets the Monkees to participate in publicity stunts meant to keep them from entering a talent contest.

Writer: Dave Evans | Director: James Frawley | Stars: Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, Peter Tork

Votes: 56

9. Star Trek (1966–1969)

50 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

8.4
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Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the Starship Enterprise explore the Galaxy and defend the United Federation of Planets.

Creator: Gene Roddenberry | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, Nichelle Nichols

Votes: 42,168

10. All in the Family (1971–1979)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.4
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A working class bigot constantly squabbles with his family over the important issues of the day.

Creator: Norman Lear | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner, Sally Struthers

Votes: 8,266

11. The Lieutenant (1963–1964)

60 min | Drama

8.4
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The trials of a young US Marine Lieutenant and his comrades at Camp Pendleton.

Creator: Gene Roddenberry | Stars: Gary Lockwood, Robert Vaughn, Don Penny, Carmen Phillips

Votes: 78

12. Fantasy Island (1977–1984)
Episode: Roller Derby Dolls/Thanks a Million (1982)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

8.4
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An armchair quarterback wants to manage a real professional sports team; and three people compete for a million dollars by seeing who can perform the most selfless deeds.

Creator: Gene Levitt | Director: Don Weis | Stars: Ricardo Montalban, Hervé Villechaize, Roz Kelly, Kim Lankford

Votes: 5

13. Get Smart (1965–1970)

TV-G | 30 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

8.3
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Bumbling Maxwell Smart, Agent 86 for CONTROL, with a great deal of help from his competent partner Agent 99, battles the forces of KAOS

Creators: Mel Brooks, Buck Henry | Stars: Don Adams, Barbara Feldon, Edward Platt, Robert Karvelas

Votes: 7,603

14. James at 16 (1977–1978)

60 min | Drama

8.3
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James, a daydreamer and photographer, must learn to cope with life as his father moves the family from Oregon to Boston MA. Though there is much humor here, the series dealt with many ... See full summary »

Creator: Dan Wakefield | Stars: Lance Kerwin, Linden Chiles, Lynn Carlin, Kim Richards

Votes: 221

15. My World and Welcome to It (1969–1970)

30 min | Comedy

8.3
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Creator: Melville Shavelson | Stars: William Windom, Joan Hotchkis, Lisa Gerritsen, Henry Morgan

Votes: 227

16. Emergency! (1972–1979)
Episode: Boot (1973)

Not Rated | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

8.3
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Boot the Dog isn't eating and the firemen are concerned, even consulting with Rampart's staff, about their mascot, the cause turned out to be Chet yelling at Boot, who receives the ... See full summary »

Creators: Harold Jack Bloom, Robert A. Cinader | Director: Christian I. Nyby II | Stars: Robert Fuller, Julie London, Bobby Troup, Randolph Mantooth

Votes: 28

17. Mission: Impossible (1966–1973)
Episode: The Mercenaries (1968)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.3
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A mercenary army in Central Africa led by Krim is destabilizing the region, and stockpiling stolen gold. Phelps and the IMF capitalize on Krim's greed, and manipulate him into arranging the... See full summary »

Creator: Bruce Geller | Director: Paul Krasny | Stars: Peter Graves, Martin Landau, Barbara Bain, Greg Morris

Votes: 74

18. Columbo (1971–2003)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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Los Angeles homicide detective Lieutenant Columbo uses his humble ways and disingenuous demeanor to winkle out even the most well-concealed of crimes.

Stars: Peter Falk, Mike Lally, John Finnegan, Bruce Kirby

Votes: 17,433

19. Mary Tyler Moore (1970–1977)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.2
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The lives and trials of a young single woman and her friends, both at work and at home.

Creators: James L. Brooks, Allan Burns | Stars: Mary Tyler Moore, Edward Asner, Gavin MacLeod, Valerie Harper

Votes: 3,964

20. George Carlin: Playin' with Your Head (1986 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.2
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Legendary comedian George Carlin tackles some of his favorite subjects along with his brand of comedy and humor.

Writers: George Carlin, Rocco Urbisci | Director: Rocco Urbisci | Stars: George Carlin, Rick Ducommun, Anthony James, Vic Tayback

Votes: 1,055

21. Adderly (1986–1988)

Adventure, Comedy

8.2
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V.H. Adderly, a former James Bond style operative for I.S.I., is given a desk job in the Department of Miscellaneous Affairs after losing function in his left hand- the result of torture by... See full summary »

Creator: Elliott Baker | Stars: Winston Rekert, Dixie Seatle, Jonathan Welsh, Ken Pogue

Votes: 96

22. Hotel de Paree (1959–1960)

30 min | Western

8.2
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Sundance, a reformed gunslinger just released from prison, drifts into the town of Georgetown, CO. A tangle with the town villain ends up with Sundance being forced to shoot him, resulting ... See full summary »

Stars: Earl Holliman, Jeanette Nolan, Strother Martin, Judi Meredith

Votes: 28

23. Alice (1976–1985)
Episode: Pilot (1976)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.2
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Alice works at Mel's Diner with Flo and Vera. A talent agent comes to town and Alice is hoping for a big break.

Writer: Robert Getchell | Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: Linda Lavin, Alfred Lutter III, Vic Tayback, Beth Howland

Votes: 15

24. Crazy Like a Fox (1984–1986)
Episode: The Duke Is Dead (1986)

Comedy, Crime, Mystery

8.2
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Creators: Roger Shulman, John Baskin, George Schenck, Frank Cardea | Director: Reza Badiyi | Stars: Jack Warden, John Rubinstein, Penny Peyser, Robby Kiger

Votes: 6

25. Rawhide (1959–1965)
Episode: The Gray Rock Hotel (1965)

60 min | Western

8.2
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Several of Favor's men are sick with a mysterious illness. Favor and the sick men make it to the abandoned Gray Rock Hotel where they are protected from the cold and wind. They find a beautiful but strange woman with dangerous past.

Writer: Jack Curtis | Director: Stuart Rosenberg | Stars: Eric Fleming, Clint Eastwood, Paul Brinegar, James Murdock

Votes: 17

26. Papillon (1973)

R | 151 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

8.1
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A man befriends a fellow criminal as the two of them begin serving their sentence on a dreadful prison island, which inspires the man to plot his escape.

Writers: Dalton Trumbo, Lorenzo Semple Jr., Henri Charrière | Director: Franklin J. Schaffner | Stars: Steve McQueen, Dustin Hoffman, Victor Jory, Don Gordon

Votes: 88,729

27. Barney Miller (1974–1982)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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The captain of a city police station and his staff handle the various local troubles and characters that come to the building.

Creators: Danny Arnold, Theodore J. Flicker | Stars: Hal Linden, Abe Vigoda, Steve Landesberg, Gregory Sierra

Votes: 2,859

28. Rawhide (1959–1965)

50 min | Western

8.1
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Gil Favor is trail boss of a continuous cattle drive; he is assisted by Rowdy Yates. The crew runs into characters and adventures along the way.

Stars: Clint Eastwood, Paul Brinegar, Steve Raines, Eric Fleming

Votes: 1,893

29. Judd for the Defense (1967–1969)

60 min | Crime, Drama

8.1
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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.

Creator: Paul Monash | Stars: Carl Betz, Stephen Young, Walter Brooke, John Dehner

Votes: 117

30. Occasional Wife (1966–1967)

30 min | Comedy

8.1
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A junior executive convinces his female friend to pretend to be his wife so he can move ahead in his company.

Creators: Lawrence J. Cohen, Fred Freeman | Stars: Michael Callan, Patricia Harty, Jack Collins, Bryan O'Byrne

Votes: 48

31. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: Ladies from St. Louis (1967)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.1
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When a bank robber saves five nuns, the nuns look to a higher power to convince the man to turn himself in to the authorities.

Creator: Charles Marquis Warren | Director: Irving J. Moore | Stars: James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis

Votes: 24

32. Finder of Lost Loves (1984–1985)
Episode: Maxwell Ltd: Finder of Lost Loves Pilot (1984)

Drama

8.1
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Creator: Gail Parent | Director: Bruce Bilson | Stars: Anthony Franciosa, Deborah Adair, Anne Jeffreys, Richard Kantor

Votes: 24

33. McCloud (1970–1977)
Episode: The Colorado Cattle Caper (1974)

75 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.1
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When a shipper of contaminated stolen beef kills a USDA inspector and flees to Colorado and his employers, McCloud tracks him down, only to run smack into a dumb-but-ambitious sheriff (... See full summary »

Creator: Herman Miller | Director: Robert Day | Stars: Dennis Weaver, J.D. Cannon, Terry Carter, John Denver

Votes: 20

34. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: The Fugitives (1972)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.1
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When Danny Stalcup, a young member of a gang on the run, is mortally wounded in a fall, Doc Adams is kidnapped, along with Festus, and forced to help.

Creator: Charles Marquis Warren | Director: Irving J. Moore | Stars: Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis, Buck Taylor

Votes: 26

35. The Love Boat (1977–1987)
Episode: Who Killed Maxwell Thorn? (1987)

TV-G | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.1
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Writers: William Bickley, Jeraldine Saunders, Michael Warren | Director: Kim Friedman | Stars: Gavin MacLeod, Bernie Kopell, Ted Lange, Jill Whelan

Votes: 14

36. Mission: Impossible (1966–1973)

50 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.0
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An elite covert operations unit carries out highly sensitive missions subject to official denial in the event of failure, death or capture.

Creator: Bruce Geller | Stars: Peter Graves, Barbara Bain, Greg Morris, Peter Lupus

Votes: 4,873

37. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.0
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Marshal Matt Dillon keeps the peace in the rough and tumble Dodge City.

Creator: Charles Marquis Warren | Stars: James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis

Votes: 2,880

38. Longstreet (1971–1972)

90 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.0
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The cases of a blind insurance investigator.

Creator: Stirling Silliphant | Stars: James Franciscus, Marlyn Mason, Peter Mark Richman, Ann Doran

Votes: 251

39. Felony Squad (1966–1969)

30 min | Crime, Drama

8.0
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Twenty year veteran Stone is paired with rookie Briggs in a large Western metropolis. The tough as nails desk sergeant is the father of young Briggs and helps the force deal with ... See full summary »

Creator: Richard Murphy | Stars: Howard Duff, Ben Alexander, Dennis Cole, Frank Maxwell

Votes: 65

40. Arrest and Trial (1963–1964)

90 min | Crime, Drama

8.0
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Los Angeles is where Sgt. Nick Anderson and his fellow officers work to keep the streets safe. After the arrest of the accused, attorney John Egan plans their defense while the prosecution is lead by Jerry Miller.

Stars: Ben Gazzara, Chuck Connors, Roger Perry, John Larch

Votes: 78

41. Buckskin (1958–1965)

30 min | Western

8.0
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Annie O'Connell's boarding house in Buckskin, Montana, in 1880, is the setting for dramas unfolding for travelers and townies alike. Stories are seen through the eyes of 10-year-old Jody.

Creator: Harold Swanton | Stars: Tom Nolan, Sally Brophy, Mike Road, Orville Sherman

Votes: 24

42. Star Trek (1966–1969)
Episode: A Piece of the Action (1968)

50 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

8.0
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The crew of Enterprise struggles to cope with a planet of imitative people who have modeled their society on 1920's gangsters.

Creator: Gene Roddenberry | Director: James Komack | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, Anthony Caruso

Votes: 1,066

43. Alice (1976–1985)
Episode: A Piece of the Rock (1976)

TV-PG | Comedy

8.0
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The beneficiary of her late husband's will pays a visit to Alice.

Creator: Robert Getchell | Director: Bill Persky | Stars: Linda Lavin, Philip McKeon, Vic Tayback, Beth Howland

Votes: 9

44. Ironside (1967–1975)
Episode: And Then There Was One (1972)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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Two Vietnam veterans are attacked using a fragmentation grenade, killing one, and an attempt is made on a third. Ironside decides to use Ed as bait to catch the assailant.

Creator: Collier Young | Director: Arnold Laven | Stars: Raymond Burr, Don Galloway, Don Mitchell, Elizabeth Baur

Votes: 7

45. Alice (1976–1985)
Episode: Close Encounters of the Worst Kind (1978)

TV-PG | Comedy

8.0
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Little grips are causing big problems at Mel's Diner.

Creator: Robert Getchell | Director: William Asher | Stars: Linda Lavin, Philip McKeon, Vic Tayback, Beth Howland

Votes: 10

46. Alice (1976–1985)
Episode: Florence of Arabia (1978)

TV-PG | Comedy

8.0
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An Arab sheik has taken to Flo who would be his fourth wife.

Creator: Robert Getchell | Director: Kim Friedman | Stars: Linda Lavin, Vic Tayback, Beth Howland, Polly Holliday

Votes: 5

47. Cannon (1971–1976)
Episode: Fool's Gold (1971)

Not Rated | 50 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

8.0
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Hired to track down an armored car robber, Cannon is surprised to discover a small town is harboring and protecting the thief.

Creator: Edward Hume | Director: Don Medford | Stars: William Conrad, Mitchell Ryan, Pamela Payton-Wright, Ron Harper

Votes: 32

48. The Monkees (1966–1968)
Episode: Son of a Gypsy (1966)

30 min | Comedy, Music

8.0
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When the Monkees are chosen over Maria and her four sons to perform at Madame Rantha's party, the gypsies lure them into a trap and force the guys to steal the precious Maltese Vulture from... See full summary »

Writers: Gerald Gardner, Dee Caruso, Treva Silverman | Director: James Frawley | Stars: Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, Peter Tork

Votes: 40

49. Alice (1976–1985)
Episode: Vera's Mortician (1976)

TV-PG | Comedy

8.0
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Vera's new boyfriend is Jerry, a mortician 20 years her senior. But Alice - already creeped out by Jerry's profession - suspects that he hasn't told naive Vera everything about his personal life.

Creator: Robert Getchell | Director: Bill Hobin | Stars: Linda Lavin, Philip McKeon, Vic Tayback, Beth Howland

Votes: 7

50. The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964–1968)

50 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.9
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The two top agents of the United Network Command for Law and Enforcement fight the enemies of peace, particularly the forces of THRUSH.

Stars: Robert Vaughn, David McCallum, Leo G. Carroll, Cosmo Sardo

Votes: 2,631