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

30 min | Comedy, Music

8.9
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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

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

30 min | Comedy

8.8
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Creator: Melville Shavelson | Stars: William Windom, Joan Hotchkis, Lisa Gerritsen, Henry Morgan

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

60 min | Western

8.8
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Creator: Samuel A. Peeples | Director: Christian Nyby | Stars: James Stacy, Wayne Maunder, Andrew Duggan, Elizabeth Baur

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

5. All in the Family (1971–1979)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.5
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A working class bigot constantly squabbles with his family over the important issues of the day.

Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner, Sally Struthers

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

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

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

60 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

8.5
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Creator: Edward Hume | Director: Leo Penn | Stars: William Conrad, James Olson, Julie Adams, Paula Kelly

9. Star Trek (1966–1969)

4,050 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

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.

Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, Nichelle Nichols

10. James at 16 (1977–1978)

60 min | Drama

8.4
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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

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

Comedy, Crime, Mystery

8.4
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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

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

60 min | Western

8.4
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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

13. Mary Tyler Moore (1970–1977)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.3
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The lives and trials of a young single woman and her friends, both at work and at home.

Stars: Mary Tyler Moore, Edward Asner, Gavin MacLeod, Valerie Harper

14. Get Smart (1965–1970)

TV-G | 30 min | 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

Stars: Don Adams, Barbara Feldon, Edward Platt, Robert Karvelas

15. The Lieutenant (1963–1964)

60 min | Drama

8.3
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A marine-corps drama set at Camp Pendleton (near San Diego, California) proving ground for men who pride themselves on being United States Marines. From the lowliest recruit to the ... See full summary »

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

16. Hotel de Paree (1959–1960)

30 min | Western

8.3
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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

17. Fantasy Island (1977–1984)
Episode: Delphine/The Unkillable (1981)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

8.3
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Roarke's goddaughter, about to marry her unsuspecting fiancé, wants him to rid her of her magical powers; and a scientist hoping to uncover the proverbial missing link winds up facing something he never imagined.

Creator: Gene Levitt | Director: Cliff Bole | Stars: Ricardo Montalban, Hervé Villechaize, Carl Ballantine, Alex Cord

18. 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

19. Columbo (1971–2003)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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With his rumpled raincoat, ever-present cigar, bumbling demeanour and Sherlock Holmesian powers of deduction, disarmingly polite homicide detective Lieutenant Columbo took on some of the most cunning murderers in Los Angeles, most of whom made one fatal, irrevocable mistake: underestimating his investigative genius.

Creators: Richard Levinson, William Link | Stars: Peter Falk, Mike Lally, John Finnegan, Bruce Kirby

20. Rawhide (1959–1965)

50 min | Western

8.2
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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

21. Felony Squad (1966–1969)

30 min | Crime, Drama

8.2
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Creator: Richard Murphy | Stars: Howard Duff, Ben Alexander, Dennis Cole, Frank Maxwell

22. Occasional Wife (1966–1967)

30 min | Comedy

8.2
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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

23. 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

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

Not Rated | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

8.2
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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

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

75 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.2
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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

26. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.1
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Marshal Matt Dillon keeps the peace in the rough and tumble Dodge City.

Stars: James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis

27. 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

28. 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

29. Judd for the Defense (1967–1969)

60 min | Crime, Drama

8.1
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High-priced Houston TX lawyer Clinton Judd and his assistant Ben defend people all over the country. The cases often reflected then-current real-life ones (e.g., antiwar protesters).

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

30. Arrest and Trial (1963–1964)

90 min | Crime, Drama

8.1
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Stars: Ben Gazzara, Chuck Connors, Roger Perry, John Larch

31. Adderly (1986–1988)

Adventure, Comedy

8.1
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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

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

TV-PG | Comedy

8.1
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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

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

30 min | Comedy, Music

8.1
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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

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.

Writer: Charles Joseph Stone | Director: Irving J. Moore | Stars: Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis, Buck Taylor

35. 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

36. 77 Sunset Strip (1958–1964)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.0
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Stu Bailey and Jeff Spencer were the wisecracking, womanizing private detective heroes of this Warner Brothers drama. Stu and Jeff worked out of an office located at 77 Sunset Strip in Los ... See full summary »

Creator: Roy Huggins | Stars: Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Edd Byrnes, Roger Smith, Jacqueline Beer

37. 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

38. Insight (1960–1984)

30 min | Drama

8.0
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American Roman Catholic religious-themed anthology shedding light on the contemporary search for meaning, freedom, and love.

Stars: Ellwood Kieser, Martin Sheen, Brian Keith, Efrem Zimbalist Jr.

39. The Super (1972– )

30 min | Comedy

8.0
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A single dad (Richard S. Castellano) has a lot to deal with, being the super of a large apartment building in New York. Raising his teenage son adds to the complications.

Stars: Richard S. Castellano, Ardell Sheridan, Margaret E. Castellano, Bruno Kirby

40. 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, Shirley Knight

41. 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

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

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.0
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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.

Writer: Clyde Ware | Director: Irving J. Moore | Stars: James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis

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

Drama

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

44. Emergency! (1972–1979)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.9
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The crew of Los Angeles County Fire Dept. Station 51, particularly the paramedic team, and Rampart Hospital respond to emergencies in their operating area.

Creators: Harold Jack Bloom, Robert A. Cinader | Stars: Randolph Mantooth, Kevin Tighe, Julie London, Bobby Troup

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

50 min | Adventure

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

46. The Three Kings (1987 TV Movie)

96 min | Comedy

7.9
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Writer: Stirling Silliphant | Director: Mel Damski | Stars: Tiana Alexandra, Jane Kaczmarek, Art LaFleur, Aaron Mendelsohn

47. The Outsider (1968–1969)

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.9
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David Ross is a orphaned, ex-con, loner living in a world that loaths and makes a living as a private investgator in Los Angeles to tackle his financial problems and other people's problems as well.

Creator: Roy Huggins | Stars: Darren McGavin, Kathie Browne, Paul Hahn, Pat Harrington Jr.

48. The 37th Annual Golden Globe Awards (1980 TV Special)

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Writer: Ken Shapiro | Director: Gene Weed | Stars: Alan Alda, Jane Alexander, Melissa Sue Anderson, Julie Andrews

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

50 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.9
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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

50. Alice (1976–1985)
Episode: Has Anyone Here Seen Telly? (1979)

TV-PG | Comedy

7.9
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No one believes Vera when she tells them that Telly Savalas stopped by.

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