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1. Law & Order (1990–2010)

TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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The show follows a crime, usually adapted from current headlines, from two separate vantage points. The first half of the show concentrates on the investigation of the crime by the police, the second half follows the prosecution of the crime in court.

Creator: Dick Wolf | Stars: Jerry Orbach, Jesse L. Martin, Dennis Farina, S. Epatha Merkerson

Votes: 24,914

2. The West Wing (1999–2006)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama

8.8
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Inside the lives of staffers in the west wing of the White House.

Creator: Aaron Sorkin | Stars: Martin Sheen, Rob Lowe, Allison Janney, John Spencer

Votes: 43,520

3. Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001–2011)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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The third "Law and Order" series involves the criminal justice system from the criminal's point of view.

Creators: Rene Balcer, Dick Wolf | Stars: Kathryn Erbe, Vincent D'Onofrio, Jamey Sheridan, Courtney B. Vance

Votes: 17,872

4. Saturday Night Live (1975– )

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music

8.2
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The famous guest host stars in parodies and sketches created by the cast of this witty show.

Creator: Lorne Michaels | Stars: Don Pardo, Lenny Pickett, Darrell Hammond, Kenan Thompson

Votes: 32,628

5. The Cosby Show (1984–1992)

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

7.5
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The goings-on in the life of a successful African American family.

Stars: Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Malcolm-Jamal Warner

Votes: 24,830

6. Doug (1991–1994)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

7.6
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The life of a young boy as he meets friends, falls in love, maneuvers his way through grade 6 and writes all about it in his journal.

Stars: Billy West, Fred Newman, Constance Shulman, Becca Lish

Votes: 13,520

7. Sesame Street (1969– )

TV-Y | 55 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

8.2
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On a special inner city street, the inhabitants, both human and puppet, teach preschool subjects with comedy, cartoons, games and songs.

Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Caroll Spinney, Jerry Nelson

Votes: 7,944

8. Being There (1979)

PG | 130 min | Comedy, Drama

8.0
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A simple, sheltered gardener becomes an unlikely trusted advisor to a powerful businessman and an insider in Washington politics.

Writer: Jerzy Kosinski | Director: Hal Ashby | Stars: Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine, Melvyn Douglas, Jack Warden

Votes: 51,319

9. The Producers (2005)

PG-13 | 134 min | Comedy, Musical

6.4
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52 Metascore

After putting together another Broadway flop, down-on-his-luck producer Max Bialystock teams up with timid accountant Leo Bloom in a get-rich-quick scheme to put on the world's worst show.

Writers: Mel Brooks, Thomas Meehan | Director: Susan Stroman | Stars: Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick, Uma Thurman, Will Ferrell

Votes: 34,983

10. Third Watch (1999–2005)

44 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.9
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The exploits of a group of men and women who serve the City of New York as police officers, firemen, and paramedics in the fictional 55th Precinct.

Creators: Edward Allen Bernero, John Wells | Stars: Coby Bell, Skipp Sudduth, Jason Wiles, Molly Price

Votes: 7,454

11. Midnight Run (1988)

R | 126 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.6
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78 Metascore

An accountant is chased by bounty hunters, the FBI, and the Mafia after jumping bail.

Writer: George Gallo | Director: Martin Brest | Stars: Robert De Niro, Charles Grodin, Yaphet Kotto, John Ashton

Votes: 53,649

12. Courage the Cowardly Dog (1999–2002)

TV-Y7 | 11 min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy

8.3
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The offbeat adventures of Courage, a cowardly dog who must overcome his own fears to heroically defend his unknowing farmer owners from all kinds of dangers, paranormal events and menaces that appear around their land.

Stars: Thea White, Marty Grabstein, Simon Prebble, Lionel G. Wilson

Votes: 24,772

13. What About Bob? (1991)

PG | 99 min | Comedy

7.0
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60 Metascore

A successful psychotherapist loses his mind after one of his most dependent patients, a manipulative, obsessively compulsive narcissist, tracks him down during his family vacation.

Writers: Alvin Sargent, Laura Ziskin, Tom Schulman | Director: Frank Oz | Stars: Bill Murray, Richard Dreyfuss, Julie Hagerty, Charlie Korsmo

Votes: 49,735

14. Guiding Light (1952–2009)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

6.5
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Guiding Light takes place in the fictional Midwestern town of Springfield. In its early years the stories centered on the middle class Bauer family, but later the wealthy Spauldings, ... See full summary »

Creator: Irna Phillips | Stars: Kim Zimmer, Beth Chamberlin, Maureen Garrett, Robert Newman

Votes: 1,109

15. Today (1952– )

240 min | News, Talk-Show

5.3
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A daily live broadcast provides current domestic and international news, weather reports and interviews with news-makers from the worlds of politics, business, media, entertainment and sports.

Creator: Sylvester L. Weaver Jr. | Stars: Katie Couric, Matt Lauer, Natalie Morales, Al Roker

Votes: 1,158

16. Family (1976–1980)

60 min | Drama, Family

7.7
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The joys and heartaches of the Lawrence family of Pasadena, California.

Creator: Jay Presson Allen | Stars: Sada Thompson, James Broderick, Gary Frank, Kristy McNichol

Votes: 777

17. Spenser: For Hire (1985–1988)

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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Mystery/suspense series based on Robert Parker's "Spenser" novels. Spenser, a private investigator living in Boston, gets involved in a new murder mystery each episode.

Creator: John Wilder | Stars: Robert Urich, Avery Brooks, Ron McLarty, Richard Jaeckel

Votes: 1,282

18. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)

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

8.5
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Kermit the Frog and his friends struggle to put on a weekly variety show.

Creator: Jim Henson | Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz

Votes: 14,562

19. Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009– )

60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.1
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Comedian Jimmy Fallon hosts a late-night talk show.

Stars: Jimmy Fallon, The Roots, Steve Higgins, Bashir Salahuddin

Votes: 9,275

20. Kate & Allie (1984–1989)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

6.9
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When Allie Lowell divorces her husband and gets custody of their two children, she moves to New York City and moves in with her best friend, Kate McArdle, also divorced and raising a ... See full summary »

Creator: Sherry Coben | Stars: Susan Saint James, Jane Curtin, Fred Koehler, Allison Smith

Votes: 1,130

21. Reading Rainbow (1983– )

TV-Y | 30 min | Family

8.5
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Levar Burton introduces young viewers to illustrated readings of children's literature and explores their related subjects.

Stars: LeVar Burton, Jennifer Betit Yen, Arnold Stang, Fred Newman

Votes: 2,110

22. The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984)

G | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.9
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Kermit and his friends go to New York to get their musical on Broadway only to find it's a more difficult task than they anticipated.

Writers: Tom Patchett, Jay Tarses, Frank Oz | Director: Frank Oz | Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire

Votes: 15,082

23. Wallykazam! (2014– )

TV-Y

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The adventures of a boy named Wally Trollman and his pet dragon, Norville.

Creator: Adam Peltzman | Stars: Dan Bittner, Thomas Langston, Aria Capria, Jorge Vega

Votes: 562

24. The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland (1999)

G | 73 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

5.8
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59 Metascore

Elmo loves his fuzzy, blue blanket, and would never let anything happen to it. However, a tug-of-war with his friend Zoe sends his blanket to a faraway land, and Elmo in hot pursuit. Facing... See full summary »

Writers: Mitchell Kriegman, Joey Mazzarino | Director: Gary Halvorson | Stars: Kevin Clash, Mandy Patinkin, Vanessa Williams, Sonia Manzano

Votes: 2,029

25. Barnaby Jones (1973–1980)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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The exploits of milk-swilling, geriatric private eye Barnaby Jones.

Creator: Edward Hume | Stars: Buddy Ebsen, Lee Meriwether, Mark Shera, John Carter

Votes: 1,350

26. Doug's 1st Movie (1999)

G | 77 min | Family, Animation, Comedy

5.0
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Doug and his pal Skeeter set's out to find the monster of Lucky Duck Lake. Though things get really out of hand when some one blurts out that the monster is real.

Creator: Jim Jinkins | Director: Maurice Joyce | Stars: Thomas McHugh, Fred Newman, Chris Phillips, Constance Shulman

Votes: 2,415

27. Ghostwriter (1992–1995)

TV-Y7 | Family, Mystery

8.0
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A group of teenagers solve local crimes, capers and mysteries in town, with the help of their invisible friend.

Stars: David López, Blaze Berdahl, Todd Alexander, Sheldon Turnipseed

Votes: 1,692

28. City Hall (1996)

R | 111 min | Drama, Thriller

6.2
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The accidental shooting of a boy in New York leads to an investigation by the Deputy Mayor, and unexpectedly far-reaching consequences.

Writers: Ken Lipper, Paul Schrader, Nicholas Pileggi, Bo Goldman | Director: Harold Becker | Stars: Al Pacino, John Cusack, Bridget Fonda, Danny Aiello

Votes: 16,663

29. CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984–1996)

Drama, Family, Romance

7.3
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CBS late-afternoon specials designed for junior high and high school students, dramatizing issues affecting teens.

Stars: Monica Calhoun, Tammy Lauren, Nick Angotti, Beau Dremann

Votes: 126

30. Seize the Day (1986)

Unrated | 93 min | Drama

6.1
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Tommy Wilhelm (Robin Williams) is a salesman. An honest, hard-working guy who has lost his job, his girlfriend, and left part of his sanity behind as he heads to New York to pick up the ... See full summary »

Writers: Saul Bellow, Ronald Ribman | Director: Fielder Cook | Stars: Robin Williams, Richard B. Shull, David Bickford, Glenne Headly

Votes: 952

31. A Year in the Life (1987–1988)

60 min | Drama

8.8
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Joe Gardner, a child of the Depression, is a successful plastics manufacturer in Seattle, Washington. After his wife dies, his four adult children move back in. Anne, 35 and an ex-hippie, ... See full summary »

Creators: Joshua Brand, John Falsey, Stu Krieger | Stars: Richard Kiley, Trey Ames, Adam Arkin, Jayne Atkinson

Votes: 129

32. Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey (2011)

PG | 80 min | Documentary

7.7
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71 Metascore

The Muppet Elmo is one of the most beloved characters among children across the globe. Meet the unlikely man behind the puppet - the heart and soul of Elmo - Kevin Clash.

Writers: Philip Shane, Justin Weinstein | Director: Constance Marks | Stars: Kevin Clash, Whoopi Goldberg, Frank Oz, Bill Barretta

Votes: 5,752

33. Infanity (2005– )

60 min | Documentary

4.9
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InFANity is the TV Guide series that's the ultimate fan guide to TV's hottest shows. Host Lisa Joyner takes viewers backstage to get to know the stars, the set secrets, and everything that ... See full summary »

Stars: Lisa Joyner, Sam Jaeger, Alex Castro, Lake Bell

Votes: 18

34. Old Enough (1984)

PG | 92 min | Drama

6.6
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Twelve-year-old, well-bred Lonnie meets the impudent Karen on the street. They spend some time together and Karen teaches Lonnie some of her favorite pastimes, like make-up, shop-lifting, ... See full summary »

Writer: Marisa Silver | Director: Marisa Silver | Stars: Sarah Boyd, Rainbow Harvest, Neill Barry, Alyssa Milano

Votes: 339

35. I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story (2014)

90 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

7.4
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71 Metascore

Caroll Spinney has been Sesame Street's Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch since 1969; at 78-years-old, he has no intention of stopping.

Writer: Dave LaMattina | Directors: Dave LaMattina, Chad N. Walker | Stars: Caroll Spinney, Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Debra Spinney

Votes: 825

36. My Little Pony (1984 TV Movie)

30 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

6.6
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The Ponies and a young human girl named Megan must stop the evil lord Tirac from taking over the Ponies' peaceful world.

Writer: George Arthur Bloom | Directors: Gerry Chiniquy, Milton Gray, Tom Ray, Nelson Shin, John Gibbs, Bob Richardson | Stars: Sandy Duncan, Tony Randall, Charles Adler, Tammy Amerson

Votes: 283

37. The Jim Henson Hour (1989– )

48 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

8.6
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An anthology show featuring the work of the great puppeteer and his staff.

Stars: Jim Henson, Fran Brill, Kevin Clash, Dave Goelz

Votes: 224

38. Dog City (1992– )

TV-G | 23 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.6
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The adventures of a canine private eye while he confers with his animator who has his own problems to deal with.

Stars: Ron White, Elizabeth Hanna, Kevin Clash, John Stocker

Votes: 167

39. Elmo Saves Christmas (1996 Video)

60 min | Family

6.5
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Elmo wishes that it would be Christmas every day, but with the help of Santa's reindeer-in-training, Lightning, he learns that might not be such a good idea when he sees the future.

Writers: Christine Ferraro, Tony Geiss | Director: Emily Squires | Stars: Charles Durning, Harvey Fierstein, Maya Angelou, Kevin Clash

Votes: 193

40. Amber Waves (1980 TV Movie)

98 min | Drama

7.8
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Two seemingly disparate men experience powerful life lessons when a wheat harvester gives a hitch-hiking male model a ride on what feels to be the worst day of their lives, at the peak of ... See full summary »

Writer: Ken Trevey | Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Dennis Weaver, Kurt Russell, Mare Winningham, Fran Brill

Votes: 133

41. Nurse (1981–1982)

60 min | Drama

8.0
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Creator: Sue Grafton | Stars: Michael Learned, Robert Reed, Hattie Winston, Bonnie Hellman

Votes: 39

42. Elmo's World: Pets! (2006 Video)

50 min | Family

5.7
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Learn about responsibility and how to care for the family dog, cat, and even Elmo's fish, Dorothy! Find out about feeding, bathing, and taking your pet to the doctor.

Writers: Annie Evans, Judy Freudberg, Tony Geiss, Emily Perl Kingsley | Directors: Ken Diego, Victor DiNapoli, Jim Martin, Ted May, Lisa Simon | Stars: Pam Arciero, Alison Bartlett, Fran Brill, Kevin Clash

Votes: 19

43. NBC Special Treat (1975–1986)

Family

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Stars: Cheryl Arutt, Ricky Paull Goldin, Scott Baio, Chris Barnes

Votes: 14

44. Elmopalooza! (1998 TV Special)

45 min | Comedy, Family, Music

6.3
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Join the Muppets from Sesame Street for an all-star celebration of 30 years of songs and laughs! Starring David Alan Grier and Jon Stewart.

Stars: Brad Abrell, Abe Acay, Pam Arciero, Tyra Banks

Votes: 109

45. Elmo's World: What Makes You Happy? (2007 Video)

50 min | Family

7.3
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Join Sesame Street's curious red monster as he explores the things that make him happy: friends, singing, and dancing.

Writers: Molly Boylan, Judy Freudberg | Directors: Ken Diego, Victor DiNapoli, Steve Feldman, Theodore Life, Jim Martin, Ted May | Stars: Heather Asch, Fran Brill, Kristin Chenoweth, Kevin Clash

Votes: 14

46. Sesame Street Jam: A Musical Celebration (1994 TV Movie)

56 min | Family, Music

7.5
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Everyone's invited as Sesame Street celebrates its 25th birthday! The whole family will want to sing along with this special hour-long collection of favorite Sesame Street songs.

Writers: Sara Compton, Judy Freudberg, Jeff Moss, Luis Santeiro, Norman Stiles | Directors: Mustapha Khan, Jon Stone | Stars: Caroll Spinney, Martin P. Robinson, Fran Brill, Jerry Nelson

Votes: 27

47. Elmo's Potty Time (2006 Video)

48 min | Family

7.0
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Create a positive potty time experience for your child with Elmo, Baby Bear, Grover, and other Sesame Street friends with Elmo's Potty Time!

Writer: Christine Ferraro | Director: Emily Squires | Stars: Kevin Clash, Bill Barretta, Fran Brill, Stephanie D'Abruzzo

Votes: 37

48. Against the Law (1990–1991)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

5.9
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Simon MacHeath, a brash and firey lawyer, has left his job at a prestigious law firm to start his own practice. His reputation for exploding into emotional outbursts during trials has ... See full summary »

Creator: David Manson | Stars: Michael O'Keefe, Suzzanne Douglas, Elizabeth Ruscio, M.C. Gainey

Votes: 18

49. Cinderelmo (1999 TV Movie)

65 min | Family

6.3
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All your favorite Muppets from Sesame Street and some very special guests join CinderElmo as he goes to the ball of the beautiful Princess - with the help of his Fairy Godperson.

Writer: Tony Geiss | Director: Bruce Leddy | Stars: Keri Russell, Kathy Najimy, Caroll Spinney, French Stewart

Votes: 156

50. Big Bag (1996–1998)

TV-Y | 60 min | Animation, Family

6.6
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Creators: Lou Berger, Gary Cooper, Nina Elias-Bamberger, Jim Martin, Allan Neuwirth, Marie Poe, Luis Santeiro, Nina Shelton, John Dilworth, Belinda Ward | Stars: Maria Conchita Alonso, Holly Bobo, Rickey Boyd, Fran Brill

Votes: 19