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1. Laramie (1959–1963)
Episode: Trigger Point (1961)

60 min | Western

8.6
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Jess Harper is riding shotgun on an $30,000 Army payroll being shipped to Green River on the stage and using the old road through the dry lands proves to be an almost fatal mistake when ... See full summary »

Writer: Arthur Browne Jr. | Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: Robert Fuller, Mary Murphy, Lori Nelson, Gregory Walcott

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

Unrated | 120 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.5
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Stars: Walt Disney, Kevin Corcoran, Paul Frees, Slim Pickens

3. The Apartment (1960)

Approved | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.4
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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.

Writers: Billy Wilder, I.A.L. Diamond | Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray, Ray Walston

4. The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.4
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The misadventures of a TV writer both at work and at home.

Creator: Carl Reiner | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam

5. Vacation Playhouse (1963–1967)

30 min | Drama, Comedy, Crime

8.4
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Summer replacement show featuring pilot programs that had not been sold.

Creator: Richard Michaels | Stars: Soupy Sales, Darryl Hickman, Wallace Ford, Marvin Kaplan

6. Maverick (1957–1962)

60 min | Action, Western, Adventure

8.3
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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 »

Creator: Roy Huggins | Stars: Jack Kelly, James Garner, Roger Moore, Lane Chandler

7. Markham (1959–1960)

30 min | Drama, Crime

8.3
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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 »

Stars: Ray Milland, Simon Scott, Henry Corden, Gail Bonney

8. Maverick (1957–1962)
Episode: Three Queens Full (1961)

60 min | Action, Western, Adventure

8.3
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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 »

Writers: William Bruckner, Robert Hamner | Director: Michael O'Herlihy | Stars: Jack Kelly, Merry Anders, Kasey Rogers, Allyson Ames

9. Cheyenne (1955–1963)

60 min | Western

8.1
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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.

Stars: Clint Walker, Clyde Howdy, Chuck Hicks, Lane Chandler

10. Casey Jones (1957– )

30 min | Adventure, Western

8.1
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Television version of the classic train story of Casey Jones, the engineer of the steam-engine powered "Cannonball Express".

Stars: Eddy Waller, Alan Hale Jr., Dub Taylor, Mary Lawrence

11. Date with the Angels (1957–1958)

30 min | Comedy

8.1
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New bride Vickie and her insurance salesman husband Gus involve their friends and neighbors in a variety of comic episodes.

Stars: Betty White, Bill Williams, Natalie Masters, Roy Engel

12. 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., Roger Smith, Edd Byrnes, Louis Quinn

13. Auntie Mame (1958)

Unrated | 143 min | Comedy, Drama

8.0
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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.

Writers: Betty Comden, Adolph Green, Patrick Dennis | Director: Morton DaCosta | Stars: Rosalind Russell, Forrest Tucker, Coral Browne, Fred Clark

14. The Red Skelton Hour (1951–2013)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy

8.0
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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.

Stars: Red Skelton, David Rose and His Orchestra, Art Gilmore, Tom Hansen Dancers

15. Shirley Temple's Storybook (1958–1961)

60 min | Family, Fantasy, Romance

8.0
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Stars: Shirley Temple, Pernell Roberts, Agnes Moorehead, Jonathan Harris

16. Pete and Gladys (1960–1962)

30 min | Comedy

8.0
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Creator: Parke Levy | Stars: Harry Morgan, Cara Williams, Verna Felton, Shirley Mitchell

17. How to Marry a Millionaire (1957–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Romance

8.0
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Stars: Merry Anders, Barbara Eden, Lori Nelson, Jimmy Cross

18. Guestward Ho! (1960– )

30 min | Comedy, Western

8.0
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Stars: J. Carrol Naish, Joanne Dru, Mark Miller, Flip Mark

19. Wagon Train (1957–1965)

75 min | Western

7.9
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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 »

Stars: Frank McGrath, Terry Wilson, Robert Horton, John McIntire

20. The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (1959–1963)

30 min | Comedy, Family

7.9
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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 »

Creator: Max Shulman | Stars: Dwayne Hickman, Bob Denver, Frank Faylen, Florida Friebus

21. December Bride (1954–1959)

30 min | Comedy

7.9
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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 »

Creator: Parke Levy | Stars: Spring Byington, Frances Rafferty, Dean Miller, Harry Morgan

22. Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (1963–1967)

60 min | Adventure, Drama, Comedy

7.9
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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 »

Stars: Bob Hope, Jack Weston, Jack Kelly, Ricardo Montalban

23. Riverboat (1959–1961)

60 min | Adventure, Western

7.9
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Stars: Darren McGavin, Dick Wessel, Jack Lambert, Burt Reynolds

24. Camp Runamuck (1965– )

22 min | Comedy

7.9
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Summer-camp high jinks.

Creator: David Swift | Stars: David Ketchum, Arch Johnson, Dave Madden, Leonard Stone

25. Lawman (1958–1962)

30 min | Western

7.8
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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 »

Stars: John Russell, Peter Brown, Peggie Castle, Emile Avery

26. The Adventures of Jim Bowie (1956–1958)

30 min | Western, Adventure

7.7
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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 »

Stars: Scott Forbes, William Schallert, John Laing, Joyce Vanderveen

27. Frontier Circus (1961–1962)

60 min | Western

7.7
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A one-ring circus travels through the American West in the 1880's.

Creator: Samuel A. Peeples | Stars: Chill Wills, John Derek, Richard Jaeckel, J. Pat O'Malley

28. The Smothers Brothers Show (1965–1966)

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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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 »

Creators: Richard Newton, Aaron Spelling | Stars: Tom Smothers, Dick Smothers, Roland Winters, Ann Elder

29. The Eve Arden Show (1957–1958)

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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A widowed mother tries to support herself and her twin daughters.

Stars: Eve Arden, Allyn Joslyn, Gail Stone, Karen Green

30. Maverick (1957–1962)
Episode: Marshal Maverick (1962)

60 min | Action, Western, Adventure

7.7
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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 »

Writers: Arnold Belgard, James O'Hanlon | Director: Sidney Salkow | Stars: Jack Kelly, John Dehner, Gail Kobe, Peter Breck

31. Mister Ed (1958–1966)
Episode: Unemployment Show (1963)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

7.7
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Mister Ed gets what Roger's deadbeat freeloading brother-in-law doesn't have: a job.

Writers: Lou Derman, Robert O'Brien | Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Alan Young, Connie Hines, Larry Keating, Edna Skinner

32. F Troop (1965–1967)

30 min | Comedy, War, Western

7.6
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The misadventures of the staff and neighbors of a remote US Army outpost in the Wild West.

Creator: Richard M. Bluel | Stars: Forrest Tucker, Larry Storch, Ken Berry, Melody Patterson

33. The Lucy Show (1962–1968)
Episode: Lucy and the Plumber (1964)

30 min | Comedy

7.6
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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 »

Writers: Milt Josefsberg, Robert O'Brien, Irene Kampton | Director: Jack Donohue | Stars: Lucille Ball, Gale Gordon, Jimmy Garrett, Jack Benny

34. The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (1959–1963)
Episode: Now I Lay Me Down to Steal (1963)

30 min | Comedy, Family

7.6
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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?

Writers: Arnold Horwitt, Max Shulman | Director: Guy Scarpitta | Stars: Dwayne Hickman, Frank Faylen, Bob Denver, Doris Packer

35. Bat Masterson (1958–1961)
Episode: The Death of Bat Masterson (1959)

30 min | Western

7.6
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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.

Writers: Richard O'Connor, Don Brinkley | Director: Alan Crosland Jr. | Stars: Gene Barry, Claude Akins, Ruta Lee, Willard Waterman

36. The Real McCoys (1957–1963)

30 min | Comedy

7.5
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Creator: Irving Pincus | Stars: Walter Brennan, Richard Crenna, Kathleen Nolan, Tony Martinez

37. No Man of Her Own (1950)

98 min | Drama, Film-Noir

7.5
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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 »

Writers: Sally Benson, Catherine Turney, Cornell Woolrich | Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, John Lund, Jane Cowl, Phyllis Thaxter

38. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1992)
Episode: Moochie of the Little League: A Diamond Is a Boy's Best Friend (1959)

Unrated | 94 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.5
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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 »

Writer: Ellis Marcus | Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Kevin Corcoran, Reginald Owen, Alan Hale Jr., Frances Rafferty

39. The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966)
Episode: The Death of the Party (1964)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.5
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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 »

Writers: Bill Persky, Sam Denoff, Carl Reiner | Director: Alan Rafkin | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam, Larry Mathews

40. Lawman (1958–1962)
Episode: The Hoax (1959)

30 min | Western

7.5
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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.

Writer: Dean Riesner | Director: Robert Sparr | Stars: John Russell, Peter Brown, Peggie Castle, Paula Raymond

41. Bat Masterson (1958–1961)
Episode: Who'll Bury My Violence? (1959)

30 min | Western

7.5
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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.

Writer: Don Brinkley | Director: Walter Doniger | Stars: Gene Barry, Joanna Moore, Mort Mills, Sam Buffington

42. Bonanza (1959–1973)

49 min | Western

7.4
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The adventures of Ben Cartwright and his sons as they run and defend their ranch while helping the surrounding community.

Creators: David Dortort, Fred Hamilton | Stars: Lorne Greene, Michael Landon, Dan Blocker, Pernell Roberts

43. Laramie (1959–1963)

60 min | Western

7.4
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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 »

Stars: John Smith, Robert Fuller, Spring Byington, Dennis Holmes

44. The Joey Bishop Show (1961–1965)

30 min | Comedy

7.4
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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 »

Stars: Joey Bishop, Joe Besser, Abby Dalton, Corbett Monica

45. Dennis the Menace (1959–1963)
Episode: Dennis Sells Bottles (1959)

TV-G | 22 min | Comedy, Family

7.4
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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.

Writers: Peggy Chantler Dick, William Cowley, Clifford Goldsmith, Hank Ketcham | Director: William D. Russell | Stars: Jay North, Herbert Anderson, Gloria Henry, Joseph Kearns

46. Dennis the Menace (1959–1963)
Episode: Poor Mr. Wilson (1962)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.4
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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 »

Writers: Joe Bigelow, Hank Ketcham, Jay Sommers | Director: Jeffrey Hayden | Stars: Jay North, Gale Gordon, Herbert Anderson, Gloria Henry

47. Dennis the Menace (1959–1963)
Episode: The New Principal (1962)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.4
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Dennis makes a bad impression on the new school principal and as a result, is not allowed to pitch in the championship baseball game.

Writers: Keith Fowler, Hank Ketcham, Phil Leslie | Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Jay North, Gale Gordon, Herbert Anderson, Gloria Henry

48. Bat Masterson (1958–1961)

30 min | Western

7.3
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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.

Stars: Gene Barry, Allison Hayes, Allen Jaffe, Ken Drake

49. The Lucy Show (1962–1968)

30 min | Comedy

7.3
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The wacky misadventures of a forever scheming woman, her reluctant best friend and her cantankerous boss.

Stars: Lucille Ball, Gale Gordon, Vivian Vance, Jimmy Garrett

50. My Favorite Martian (1963–1966)

30 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

7.3
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A sarcastic Martian comes to live with a hapless young Terran on Earth.

Creator: John L. Greene | Stars: Ray Walston, Bill Bixby, Pamela Britton, Alan Hewitt