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1. Bye Bye Birdie (1963)

TV-G | 112 min | Comedy, Musical

6.6
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A rock singer travels to a small Ohio town to make his "farewell" television performance and kiss his biggest fan before he is drafted.

Writers: Michael Stewart, Irving Brecher | Director: George Sidney | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Ann-Margret, Janet Leigh, Maureen Stapleton

Votes: 4,737

2. The Beatles Anthology (1995 TV Mini-Series)

600 min | Documentary, Music

9.2
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An autobiographical documentary of the greatest of the rock bands.

Stars: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr

Votes: 3,358

3. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)

105 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

8.3
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Host Johnny Carson performs comedy routines and chats with various celebrities.

Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Bob Hope, Skitch Henderson

Votes: 1,365

4. Entertainment Tonight (1981– )

60 min | News

3.6
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"Entertainment Tonight" is the #1 syndicated entertainment newsmagazine in the world. Launched in 1981, ET is anchored by Mary Hart and Bob Goen. Primary substitute anchors are Jann Carl ... See full summary »

Creator: Alfred Masini | Stars: Mark Steines, Nancy O'Dell, Mary Hart, Kevin Frazier

Votes: 1,210

5. The Patsy (1964)

101 min | Comedy

6.2
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When a star comedian dies, his comedy team, decides to train a nobody to fill the shoes of the Star in a big TV show (a Patsy). But the man they choose, bellboy Stanley Belt, cant do ... See full summary »

Writers: Jerry Lewis, Bill Richmond | Director: Jerry Lewis | Stars: Jerry Lewis, Ina Balin, Everett Sloane, Phil Harris

Votes: 1,069

6. Merrily We Live (1938)

Passed | 95 min | Comedy, Romance

7.4
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Dizzy society matron Emily Kilbourne has a habit of hiring ex-cons and hobos as servants. Her latest find is a handsome "tramp" who shows up at her doorstep and soon ends up in a ... See full summary »

Writers: Eddie Moran, Jack Jevne | Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Constance Bennett, Brian Aherne, Alan Mowbray, Billie Burke

Votes: 840

7. The Phil Silvers Show (1955–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Family

8.3
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Sgt. Ernie Bilko is the ultimate con man. He runs the motor pool at a small Kansas US Army Camp. Colonel Hall, nominally in charge of the base tries to keep Bilko's plans in check. Bilko ... See full summary »

Creator: Nat Hiken | Stars: Phil Silvers, Paul Ford, Harvey Lembeck, Allan Melvin

Votes: 829

8. What's My Line? (1950–1967)

30 min | Comedy, Family, Game-Show

8.4
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Contestants with unusual occupations were interviewed by the panelists. Only questions that could be answered with a "yes" or "no" were allowed. At the conclusion of the questioning, the ... See full summary »

Stars: John Daly, Arlene Francis, Bennett Cerf, Dorothy Kilgallen

Votes: 691

9. Biography (1987– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.0
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The life stories of various historical figures and celebrities are told.

Creator: Agnes Nixon | Stars: Jack Perkins, Peter Graves, Harry Smith, Roddy McDowall

Votes: 671

10. The Singing Nun (1966)

97 min | Biography, Drama, Musical

6.0
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Young and inexperienced Sister Ann has just arrived at her next posting at Samaritan House, a Dominican order located in a disreputable neighborhood of Ghent, Belgium. Sister Ann is ... See full summary »

Writers: John Furia, Sally Benson | Director: Henry Koster | Stars: Debbie Reynolds, Ricardo Montalban, Greer Garson, Agnes Moorehead

Votes: 671

11. The American Experience (1988– )

60 min | Documentary, History

8.1
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A series showcasing documentaries on American history.

Creator: Henry Hampton | Stars: David McCullough, David Ogden Stiers, Michael Murphy, Joe Morton

Votes: 659

12. The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)

30 min | Comedy

8.3
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The comic misadventures of the skinflint comedian and his friends.

Stars: Jack Benny, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Don Wilson, Dennis Day

Votes: 599

13. The Beatles: The First U.S. Visit (1991 Video)

83 min | Documentary, Music

7.8
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Maysles brothers documentary covering the first arrival of "Beatlemania" in the U.S., as well at the band's historical appearances on "The Ed Sullivan Show."

Directors: Kathy Dougherty, Susan Froemke, Albert Maysles, David Maysles | Stars: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr

Votes: 505

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

Votes: 442

15. The Ed Sullivan Show (1948–1971)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Music

7.5
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The classic prime time variety show most famous for its vaudeville acts and its rock music performances.

Stars: Ed Sullivan, Johnny Wayne, Frank Shuster, Jack Carter

Votes: 394

16. The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (1967–1970)

60 min | Comedy

8.0
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The Smothers Brothers host a comedy variety that would become notorious for its topical satirical humor.

Stars: Tom Smothers, Dick Smothers, Pat Paulsen, Peter Cullen

Votes: 355

17. There Goes My Heart (1938)

Passed | 83 min | Comedy, Romance

6.7
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Seeing her chance, 25-year-old heiress (Virginia Bruce) flees from her over-protective grandfather with none of her fortune in her purse. On the streets of New York, she is befriended by a ... See full summary »

Writers: Eddie Moran, Jack Jevne, Ed Sullivan | Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Fredric March, Virginia Bruce, Patsy Kelly, Alan Mowbray

Votes: 347

18. American Masters (1985– )

90 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.5
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Stars: Martin Scorsese, Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett

Votes: 334

19. Broadway: The American Musical (2004– )

360 min | Documentary, Music

7.9
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A six-part documentary about the Broadway musical

Stars: Julie Andrews, John Lahr, Stephen Sondheim, Philip Furia

Votes: 286

20. The Beatles at Shea Stadium (1966 TV Movie)

48 min | Documentary, Music

7.7
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Documentary film of The Beatles classic August 15, 1965 New York concert.

Stars: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr

Votes: 279

21. Flip (1970–1974)

60 min | Comedy, Music

7.5
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One of the many variety shows available in the 1970s (along with Sonny and Cher, Captain and Tennille, Donny and Marie, etc). Hosted by black comic Flip Wilson, this show featured skits, ... See full summary »

Stars: Flip Wilson, Tim Conway, George Carlin, Redd Foxx

Votes: 251

22. Man on Fire (1957)

95 min | Drama

6.5
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A wealthy businessman whose wife has divorced him is bitter about the divorce and prevents his ex-wife from seeing their child. The ex-wife takes him to court, and a judge tries to ... See full summary »

Writers: Jack Jacobs, Ranald MacDougall, Malvin Wald | Director: Ranald MacDougall | Stars: Bing Crosby, Inger Stevens, Mary Fickett, E.G. Marshall

Votes: 235

23. I've Got a Secret (1952–1967)

TV-G | 30 min | Family, Game-Show

7.6
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"I've Got a Secret" debuted on the heels of the successful "What's My Line?" Though "Secret" had somewhat similar rules, there were other elements that gave the show its own distinctive ... See full summary »

Creators: Howard Merrill, Allan Sherman | Stars: Henry Morgan, Bill Cullen, Betsy Palmer, Bess Myerson

Votes: 220

24. General Electric Theater (1953–1962)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

5.7
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Stars: Ronald Reagan, Edgar Buchanan, Lee Marvin, Nancy Reagan

Votes: 157

25. Alice in Movieland (1940)

Approved | 22 min | Short, Drama, Music

6.0
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In a U.S. town that could be anywhere, 18-year-old Alice Purdee wins a free trip to Hollywood. With the assistance of a cheerful porter, she takes the night train and dreams about her ... See full summary »

Writers: Ed Sullivan, Owen Crump, Cyrus Wood | Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Joan Leslie, Nana Bryant, Clara Blandick, Clarence Muse

Votes: 156

26. The Jackie Gleason Show (1952–1959)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy

7.9
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Stars: Jack Lescoulie, The June Taylor Dancers, Jackie Gleason, Art Carney

Votes: 143

27. ESPN SportsCentury (1999– )

Documentary, Biography, History

7.8
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Stars: Chris Fowler, Dick Schaap, Edwin Pope, Robert Lipsyte

Votes: 138

28. Penn & Teller's Magic and Mystery Tour (2003 TV Mini-Series)

50 min | Documentary

7.0
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Penn and teller visit China, Egypt and India to see local magicians perform.

Stars: Penn Jillette, Teller, Lyla Pinch Brock, Gali Gali

Votes: 138

29. Pioneers of Television (2008 TV Mini-Series)

55 min | Documentary

7.4
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A four-part documentary series focusing on the legends that helped launched TV and left lasting impression on sitcoms, talk shows, variety shows and game shows in television's early years.

Stars: Ryan Seacrest, Tim Conway, Phyllis Diller, Dick Van Dyke

Votes: 128

30. The Last of the Secret Agents? (1966)

92 min | Comedy

4.3
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Marty and Steve, American tourists in France, are given a multipurpose umbrella and pitted against an international band of art thieves. Among the stolen treasures is the Statue Of Liberty.

Writers: Norman Abbott, Mel Tolkin | Director: Norman Abbott | Stars: Marty Allen, Steve Rossi, John Williams, Nancy Sinatra

Votes: 116

31. The Bob Hope Show (1952– )

60 min | Comedy, Family

6.0
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Stars: Bob Hope, Wally Cox, Janis Paige, Jerry Colonna

Votes: 106

32. The Jack Paar Tonight Show (1957–1962)

105 min | Comedy, Family, Talk-Show

8.2
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Stars: Hugh Downs, Jose Melis, Jack Paar, Cliff Arquette

Votes: 95

33. The David Frost Show (1969–1972)

90 min | Talk-Show

8.4
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Stars: David Frost, Gerri Granger, Tiny Tim, Dana Valery

Votes: 86

34. Person to Person (1953–1961)

30 min | Documentary, News

8.4
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Stars: Edward R. Murrow, Charles Collingwood, Audrey Meadows, Jerry Lewis

Votes: 84

35. The Joey Bishop Show (1967–1969)

90 min | Talk-Show

7.8
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Stars: Joey Bishop, Regis Philbin, Norm Crosby, Eva Gabor

Votes: 76

36. Arena (1975– )

Documentary

8.5
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Wide-ranging arts programme.

Creator: Anthony Haas | Stars: Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Penelope Wilton, Harold Pinter

Votes: 74

37. The Phynx (1970)

GP | 81 min | Comedy, Music

5.1
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A rock band becomes embroiled in foreign affairs when they're sent to go on tour in Albania as a cover to find hostages in a remote castle held by communist enemies of the USA.

Writers: Bob Booker, George Foster, Stan Cornyn | Director: Lee H. Katzin | Stars: Michael A. Miller, Ray Chippeway, Dennis Larden, Lonny Stevens

Votes: 70

38. This Is Your Life (1971–1973)

30 min | Biography, Reality-TV

7.7
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Stars: Ralph Edwards, Carol Channing, Bette Davis, Rose Marie

Votes: 70

39. Disneyland '59 (1959 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary

7.3
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Walt Disney and Art Linkletter co-host a live celebration of Disneyland's fifth anniversary. Highlights include a mammoth... See full synopsis »

Writer: Larry Clemmons | Directors: Marshall Diskin, Hamilton Luske | Stars: Eddie Albert, Rex Allen, Edgar Bergen, Frances Bergen

Votes: 67

40. The Milton Berle Show (1948–1956)

60 min | Comedy, Family

7.8
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The Texaco Star Theatre was one of the most popular shows in the history of television. In the first year, Milton Berle was not the permanent emcee, but once he replaced the rotation, the ... See full summary »

Stars: Milton Berle, Sid Stone, Jimmy Nelson, Ruth Gilbert

Votes: 66

41. The Sixties (2013– )

60 min | Documentary

8.5
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A ten-part documentary series focusing on the politics, music, technical advancements, drugs, and the "free love" movement of the 1960s.

Stars: Walter Cronkite, John F. Kennedy, Robert Dallek, Lyndon Johnson

Votes: 62

42. Hollywood Goes to Town (1938)

Approved | 9 min | Short, Documentary

6.4
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This short shows how Hollywood gets ready for the world premiere of an "important" movie. The film celebrated here is Marie Antoinette (1938), which had its premiere at the Carthay Circle ... See full summary »

Director: Herman Hoffman | Stars: Don Wilson, Judy Garland, Freddie Bartholomew, Una Merkel

Votes: 58

43. Senior Prom (1958)

82 min | Musical

5.7
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Writer: Hal Hackady | Director: David Lowell Rich | Stars: Jill Corey, Paul Hampton, James Komack, Barbara Bostock

Votes: 50

44. The Ed Sullivan Show (1948–1971)
Episode: Episode #8.35 (1955)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Music

1.3
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Stars: Ed Sullivan, Fred Astaire, Eileen Barton, Leslie Caron

Votes: 49

45. Elvis: The Ed Sullivan Shows (2006 Video)

179 min | Documentary, Music, Talk-Show

8.5
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Stars: The Jordanaires, Elvis Presley, Ed Sullivan, Robert D. Webb

Votes: 45

46. The Kraft Music Hall (1967–1971)

60 min | Music

6.1
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A few years after Perry Como left as host, "The Kraft Music Hall" was revived as a regular series from 1967-71. There was no set host during this period, and various guest hosts, usually a ... See full summary »

Stars: Ed Herlihy, Eddy Arnold, Alan King, Ed McMahon

Votes: 38

47. The $64,000 Question (1955–1958)

30 min | Family, Game-Show

6.7
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Among the most influential of the big-money quiz shows, and the undisputed king of the genre of the 1950s, contestants answer questions in a specific field in an attempt to win $64,000.

Stars: Joyce Brothers, Barbara Feldon, Hal March, Lynn Dollar

Votes: 36

48. The Ford Theatre Hour (1948–1951)

60 min | Drama

7.5
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Stars: William Brower, Ernest Truex, Ruth McDevitt, Pat Kirkland

Votes: 31

49. Life and Times (1996– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography

7.5
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Biographies of famous Canadians.

Stars: Ann-Marie MacDonald, Pierre Trudeau, June Callwood, Norman Jewison

Votes: 31

50. The Ed Sullivan Show (1948–1971)
Episode: Episode #17.19 (1964)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Music

8.4
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The first appearance of the Beatles on American television.

Director: Tim Kiley | Stars: Ed Sullivan, The Beatles, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr

Votes: 31