Highest Rated Titles With Willard Waterman

1. The Apartment (1960)
125 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

A man tries to rise in his company by letting its executives use his apartment for trysts, but complications and a romance of his own ensue.

2. The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966)
30 min | Comedy, Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

The misadventures of a TV writer both at work and at home.

3. Markham (1959–1960)
30 min | Drama, Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Roy Markham, a former successful New York attorney, becomes a private detective and his cases take him worldwide. For the first two months of the show, Markham had an assistant, John Riggs,... See full summary »

4. Vacation Playhouse (1963–1967)
30 min | Drama, Comedy, Crime, Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Summer replacement show featuring pilot programs that had not been sold.

5. Maverick (1957–1962)
60 min | Action, Western, Adventure, Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Bret and Bart Maverick (and in later seasons, their English cousin, Beau) are well dressed gamblers who migrate from town to town always looking for a good game. Poker (5 card draw) is ... See full summary »

6. Cheyenne (1955–1963)
60 min | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

After the Civil war adventurer Cheyenne Bodie roamed the west looking for fights, women and bad guys to beat up. His job changed from episode to episode.

7. Dennis the Menace (1959–1963)
Episode: Poor Mr. Wilson (1962)
30 min | Comedy, Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Believing that Mr. Wilson is broke, Dennis goes all out to help his friend. This includes buying groceries for the Wilsons and leaving them on their doorstep; and putting on a show with his... See full summary »

8. Maverick (1957–1962)
Episode: Three Queens Full (1961)
60 min | Action, Western, Adventure, Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Moose and Small Paul Wheelwright ? The Subrosa Ranch ? Hilarious "Bonanza" parody with Bart squirming in the middle between 3 naive, pa whipped brothers and their worldly mail-order brides ... See full summary »

9. Casey Jones (1957– )
30 min | Adventure, Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Television version of the classic train story of Casey Jones, the engineer of the steam-engine powered "Cannonball Express".

10. Date with the Angels (1957–1958)
30 min | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

New bride Vickie and her insurance salesman husband Gus involve their friends and neighbors in a variety of comic episodes.

11. Auntie Mame (1958)
143 min | Comedy, Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

An orphan goes to live with his free-spirited aunt. Conflict ensues when the executor of his father's estate objects to the aunt's lifestyle.

12. 77 Sunset Strip (1958–1964)
60 min | Action, Crime, Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

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 »

13. The Red Skelton Hour (1951–2013)
60 min | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Long-running weekly show that spotlighted legendary comedian and beloved TV clown, Red Skelton. Each show featured comedy skits, gags and vignettes starring Skelton and guest performers.

14. Shirley Temple's Storybook (1958–1961)
60 min | Family, Fantasy, Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  
15. Riverboat (1959–1961)
60 min | Adventure, Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  
16. Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (1963–1967)
60 min | Adventure, Drama, Comedy, Crime, Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Legendary entertainer Bob Hope hosted, and occasionally starred in, one of the last major anthology series on network TV. Both dramatic and comedy shows were presented, featuring many of ... See full summary »

17. Pete and Gladys (1960–1962)
30 min | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  
18. How to Marry a Millionaire (1957–1959)
30 min | Comedy, Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  
19. Guestward Ho! (1960– )
30 min | Comedy, Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  
20. Wagon Train (1957–1965)
75 min | Drama, Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Stories of the journeys of a wagon train as it leaves post-Civil War Missouri on its way to California through the plains, deserts and Rocky Mountains. The first treks were led by gruff, ... See full summary »

21. The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (1959–1963)
30 min | Comedy, Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Dobie Gillis is an average teenager living in average Central City with an average desire--girls! He lusts after many nubile women, notably Thalia Menninger. Rivals for affection include ... See full summary »

22. The Lucy Show (1962–1968)
Episode: Lucy and the Plumber (1964)
30 min | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

The plumber Lucy calls to fix her kitchen sink is a dead ringer for Jack Benny. Just like Benny, he's a violinist, but his classical music career was ruined by his resemblance to the ... See full summary »

23. Lawman (1958–1962)
30 min | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Lawman is the story of Marshal Dan Troop of Laramie, Wyoming and his deputy Johnny McKay, an orphan Troop took under his wing. In the second season Lily Merrill opens The Birdcage Saloon ... See full summary »

24. The Adventures of Jim Bowie (1956–1958)
30 min | Western, Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Set in the Louisiana Territory around 1830, wealthy planter Jim Bowie encounters many famous people in New Orleans or the backwoods, relying for protection on the knife he supposedly ... See full summary »

25. December Bride (1954–1959)
30 min | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Charming and wise Lily Ruskin lives with her daughter and son-in- law who, along with her close friend Hilda Crocker, are always trying to find suitable older marriageable companionship for... See full summary »

26. Camp Runamuck (1965– )
22 min | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Summer-camp high jinks.

27. Mister Ed (1958–1966)
Episode: Unemployment Show (1963)
30 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Mister Ed gets what Roger's deadbeat freeloading brother-in-law doesn't have: a job.

28. Dennis the Menace (1959–1963)
Episode: Dennis Sells Bottles (1959)
22 min | Comedy, Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Dennis thinks that his dad is in money trouble so he starts out selling bottles and before you know it everyone in town thinks that the Mitchell's really are in trouble with money.

29. F Troop (1965–1967)
30 min | Comedy, War, Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The misadventures of the staff and neighbors of a remote US Army outpost in the Wild West.

30. The Smothers Brothers Show (1965–1966)
30 min | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Dick is a rising young business executive who life is turned upside down when his younger brother Tom reenters his life. This wouldn't be too unusual, but Tom had died two years earlier in ... See full summary »

31. Frontier Circus (1961–1962)
60 min | Drama, Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A one-ring circus travels through the American West in the 1880's.

32. The Eve Arden Show (1957–1958)
30 min | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A widowed mother tries to support herself and her twin daughters.

33. The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (1959–1963)
Episode: Now I Lay Me Down to Steal (1963)
30 min | Comedy, Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Dobie, Maynard and Mr. Gillis are begrudgingly invited to spend the weekend at Osborne Manor, a visit that coincides with several puzzling robberies. Could our Maynard be a sleepwalking kleptomaniac?

34. Bat Masterson (1958–1961)
Episode: The Death of Bat Masterson (1959)
30 min | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Bat returns to the small mining town Bonanza, Colorado to withdraw his earnings from a cattle drive. He discovers he is dead and buried and his "widow" has probated his will and withdrawn the entire $20,000 from his account.

35. Bat Masterson (1958–1961)
Episode: Who'll Bury My Violence? (1959)
30 min | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

When Bat buys a derby hat in a small Missouri town he is aghast at the price. Learning that a freight line owner forces shopkeepers to use only his line to ship their supplies from the river, Bat decides to break his monopoly.

36. The Real McCoys (1957–1963)
30 min | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
37. No Man of Her Own (1950)
98 min | Drama, Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Helen Ferguson, pregnant, penniless and dumped by her boyfriend Steve Morley, takes the identity of the pregnant Patrice Harkness, when she and her husband are killed in a train crash. The ... See full summary »

38. Maverick (1957–1962)
Episode: Marshal Maverick (1962)
60 min | Action, Western, Adventure, Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Abilene's marshal is bumped off, Bart kills the murderer, but instead of thanks, he's threatened with jail for vagrancy unless he becomes marshal. At least it's only a temp job, because ... See full summary »

39. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1992)
Episode: Moochie of the Little League: A Diamond Is a Boy's Best Friend (1959)
94 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama, Family, Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Moochie's trying to make up for being "Small Fry" by putting his whole heart into catching for his Little League Team. He even finds a new field for his league when the old one's destroyed.... See full summary »

40. The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966)
Episode: The Death of the Party (1964)
30 min | Comedy, Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Over Laura's strong objections, Rob insists on keeping an early morning golfing date despite damp, wet conditions -- on the same day as a dinner party Laura is having for her relatives. ... See full summary »

41. Lawman (1958–1962)
Episode: The Hoax (1959)
30 min | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Two grifters, new to Laramie, see an opportunity when a newspaper article says the local church has burned down. Under the guise of a dance, they raise money and the suspicions of Marshal Dan Troop and his nose.

42. Bonanza (1959–1973)
49 min | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The adventures of Ben Cartwright and his sons as they run and defend their ranch while helping the surrounding community.

43. The Lucy Show (1962–1968)
30 min | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The wacky misadventures of a forever scheming woman, her reluctant best friend and her cantankerous boss.

44. Laramie (1959–1963)
60 min | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

It is the 1870s in Wyoming Territory. Slim Sherman and his 14-year-old brother Andy try to hang on to their ranch after their father is shot by a land grabber. They augment their slight ... See full summary »

45. The Joey Bishop Show (1961–1965)
30 min | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Joey Barnes is the host of a TV talk show originating in New York. Each episode dealt with events in his personal and professional life as a celebrity. Many guest stars appeared on the ... See full summary »

46. Mister Ed (1958–1966)
30 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Mister Ed is a horse who is owned by Wilbur Post. Mister Ed is not just any horse, he talks to Wilbur! But this gets Wilbur in all kinds of trouble because Mister Ed won't talk to anyone ... See full summary »

47. The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin (1954–1959)
30 min | Adventure, Family, Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Rusty was orphaned in an Indian raid. He and his dog Rin Tin Tin were adopted by the troops at Fort Apache in Arizona, and helped establish law and order in and around Mesa Grande.

48. My Favorite Martian (1963–1966)
30 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A sarcastic Martian comes to live with a hapless young Terran on Earth.

49. Father of the Bride (1950)
92 min | Comedy, Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A father of a young woman deals with the emotional pain of her getting married, and the financial and organizational pain of arranging her wedding.

50. Bat Masterson (1958–1961)
30 min | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Dressed-up dandy (derby and cane), gambler and lawman roams the West charming women and defending the unjustly accused. His primary weapon was his wit (and cane) rather than his gun.