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1. 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

2. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)

25 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Master of suspense Alfred Hitchcock presents several short stories. The stories are invariably surprising, often containing elements of horror, comedy, suspense, and the supernatural.

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

3. CHiPs (1977–1983)
Episode: Roller Disco: Part 2 (1979)

TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Creator: Rick Rosner | Director: Don Weis | Stars: Erik Estrada, Larry Wilcox, Robert Pine, Kathrine Baumann

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

30 min | Comedy, Music

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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

5. All in the Family (1971–1979)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

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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. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1992)

Unrated | 120 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

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Stars: Walt Disney, Kevin Corcoran, Paul Frees, Clarence Nash

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

60 min | Drama, Western

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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

8. Star Trek (1966–1969)

50 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

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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

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

30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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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

10. Get Smart (1965–1970)

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

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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

11. Mary Tyler Moore (1970–1977)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

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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

12. Hotel de Paree (1959–1960)

30 min | Western

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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

13. Columbo (1968–2003)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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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

14. Rawhide (1959–1965)

50 min | Drama, Western

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

15. Occasional Wife (1966–1967)

30 min | Comedy

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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

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

30 min | Comedy, Music

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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

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

75 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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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

18. Papillon (1973)

R | 151 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

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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

19. Barney Miller (1974–1982)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

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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

20. Insight (1960–1984)

30 min | Drama

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

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

30 min | Comedy

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

22. Arrest and Trial (1963–1964)

90 min | Crime, Drama

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

23. Adderly (1986–1988)

Adventure, Comedy

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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

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

60 min | Documentary, Comedy

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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

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

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Western

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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

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

30 min | Comedy, Music

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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

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

60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

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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 »

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

28. Emergency! (1972–1979)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

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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

29. Mission: Impossible (1966–1973)

50 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

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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

30. 77 Sunset Strip (1958–1964)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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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., Roger Smith, Edd Byrnes, Jacqueline Beer

31. James at 16 (1977–1978)

60 min | Drama

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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

32. The Lieutenant (1963–1964)

60 min | Drama

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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, John Milford

33. The Super (1972– )

30 min | Comedy

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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

34. The Three Kings (1987 TV Movie)

96 min | Comedy

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

35. Buckskin (1958–1965)

30 min | Western

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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

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

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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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

37. 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

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

50 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

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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, Barbara Moore

39. Felony Squad (1966–1969)

30 min | Crime, Drama

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

40. Lock Up (1959–1961)

30 min | Crime, Drama

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Cases taken from the files and case histories of renowned Philadelphia defense attorney Herbert L. Maris.

Stars: Macdonald Carey, John Doucette, Joan Granville, Olive Carey

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

50 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

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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

42. Family Affair (1966–1971)
Episode: All Around the Town (1967)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

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Due to a miscommunication of who would watch Buffy and Jody, the twins find themselves all alone in New York City.

Creators: Don Fedderson, Edmund L. Hartmann | Director: William D. Russell | Stars: Brian Keith, Sebastian Cabot, Kathy Garver, Anissa Jones

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

TV-PG | Comedy

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

Writers: Bob Fisher, Charles Isaacs, Arthur Marx, Tom Whedon | Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Linda Lavin, Vic Tayback, Beth Howland, Philip McKeon

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

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Western

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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

45. Mission: Impossible (1966–1973)
Episode: The Ransom (1966)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

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Egan, a criminal, has kidnapped the daughter of a friend of Briggs. One of Egan's confederates will testify against him the next day before a grand jury. Egan's message to Briggs is clear: ... See full summary »

Writers: Bruce Geller, William Read Woodfield, Allan Balter | Director: Harry Harris | Stars: Steven Hill, Barbara Bain, Greg Morris, Peter Lupus

46. The Outsider (1968–1969)

60 min | Crime, Drama

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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.

47. The 6th People's Choice Awards (1980 TV Special)

Family

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Stars: Claude Akins, Alan Alda, Robert Alda, Barbara Bel Geddes

48. All in the Family (1971–1979)
Episode: Et Tu, Archie? (1974)

TV-PG | Comedy, Drama

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Archie learns his old friend is unemployed and engaged in an all-out effort to find a job ... any job, even if it means a job at the loading dock.

Writers: Norman Lear, Mickey Rose, Lila Garrett, Johnny Speight | Directors: Bob LaHendro, John Rich | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner, Sally Struthers

49. Get Smart (1965–1970)
Episode: Maxwell Smart, Alias Jimmy Ballantine (1966)

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

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Inept Max poses as a safe cracker so the Chief orders all federal bank vaults left open.

Creators: Mel Brooks, Buck Henry | Director: Gary Nelson | Stars: Don Adams, Barbara Feldon, Edward Platt, Tim Herbert

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

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

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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