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1. Person to Person (1953–1961)

30 min | Documentary, News

9.2
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Interviews with figures from public life.

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

Votes: 103

2. The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts (1987 TV Special)

Documentary

9.2
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Director: Dwight Hemion | Stars: Don Ameche, Lucille Ball, Diahann Carroll, Ray Charles

Votes: 157

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

105 min | Comedy, Family, Talk-Show

9.0
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Stars: Hugh Downs, Jose Melis, Jack Paar, Cliff Arquette

Votes: 120

4. All Star Revue (1950– )

60 min | Comedy

9.0
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This early comedy program started off with a rotating cast of four famous comedians, each of whom would take turns hosting the show. The program format was similar to that of a Vaudeville ... See full summary »

Stars: Jimmy Durante, Eddie Jackson, Jack Roth, Danny Thomas

Votes: 60

5. The Lux Show (1957–1958)

Music

9.0
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Rosemary Clooney was the hostess of this variety series that also featured the Hi-Los, and Nelson Riddle and his orchestra.

Stars: Rosemary Clooney, Paula Kelly, The Modernaires, Wally Cox

Votes: 6

6. The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre (1948–1950)

30 min | Drama

8.8
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This was an anthology series which aired live. It often featured adaptations of one-act stage plays.

Stars: Guy Kibbee, Faye Emerson, John Conte, Vicki Cummings

Votes: 21

7. What's My Line? (1950–1967)

30 min | Family, Game-Show

8.7
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Four panelists must determine guests' occupations - and, in the case of famous guests, while blindfolded, their identity - by asking only "yes" or "no" questions.

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

Votes: 1,024

8. The Hollywood Palace (1964–1970)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Family, Music

8.7
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Various guest hosts present a musical variety show.

Stars: Bing Crosby, Milton Berle, Jimmy Durante, Sid Caesar

Votes: 144

9. The David Frost Show (1969–1972)

90 min | Talk-Show

8.5
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American show featuring the popular British talk show host.

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

Votes: 108

10. Ellery Queen (1975–1976)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Family

8.4
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The son of a police detective solves baffling crimes.

Stars: Jim Hutton, David Wayne, Tom Reese, John Hillerman

Votes: 910

11. The Greatest Show on Earth (1963–1964)

60 min | Drama, Family

8.4
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Johnny Slate is the big boss who successfully keeps the circus running as it moves from town to town. He manages to deal with the unexpected frequently and uses Otto King, the accountant, as a sounding board.

Stars: Jack Palance, Stuart Erwin, Michael Consoldane, Del Graham

Votes: 86

12. The Polly Bergen Show (1957–1958)

30 min | Music

8.3
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Stars: Polly Bergen, Bill Bergen, Kay Kendall, Julius LaRosa

Votes: 11

13. Columbo (1971–2003)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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Los Angeles homicide detective Lieutenant Columbo uses his humble ways and ingenuous demeanor to winkle out even the most well-concealed of crimes.

Stars: Peter Falk, Mike Lally, John Finnegan, Bruce Kirby

Votes: 20,988

14. I've Got a Secret (1952–1967)

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

8.1
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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 »

Stars: Garry Moore, Henry Morgan, Bill Cullen, Betsy Palmer

Votes: 318

15. Goodyear Playhouse (1951–1957)

60 min | Drama

8.1
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The show featured original plays plus plays adapted from works.

Stars: Walter Matthau, David White, Constance Ford, Gene Lyons

Votes: 41

16. Night of 100 Stars (1982 TV Special)

180 min | Comedy, Family, Music

8.0
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All-star variety special celebrating the centennial of the Actors' Fund of America.

Director: Clark Jones | Stars: Jane Alexander, Peter Allen, Steve Allen, June Allyson

Votes: 200

17. Val Parnell's Sunday Night at the London Palladium (1955–1967)

60 min | Comedy, Music

8.0
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Stars: Bruce Forsyth, Tommy Trinder, Norman Vaughan, Don Arroll

Votes: 18

18. Fire One (1954 TV Movie)

53 min | Drama

8.0
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Director: Dallas Bower | Stars: Don Ameche, Ian Hunter, Fred Baker, Joseph King

Votes: 6

19. The DuPont Show of the Month (1957–1961)
Episode: Junior Miss (1957)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, History

8.0
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A musical version of the hit play.

Director: Ralph Nelson | Stars: Don Ameche, Joan Bennett, Paul Ford, Carol Lynley

Votes: 6

20. The Love Boat (1977–1987)
Episode: The Lady and the Maid/Love Is Blind/The Babymakers (1984)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.0
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Luise Rainer has a dual role as a ship's maid and the twin she's resented for 40 years; a couple (Kin Shriner and Jenilee Harrison) takes a scientific approach to conception; Isaac (Ted ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Kinon | Stars: Gavin MacLeod, Bernie Kopell, Fred Grandy, Ted Lange

Votes: 22

21. Julia (1968–1971)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy

7.9
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Julia Baker is a young African-American woman working as a nurse. She is also a widow (her husband died in Vietnam) trying to raise a young son alone.

Stars: Diahann Carroll, Lloyd Nolan, Marc Copage, Michael Link

Votes: 308

22. Midnight (1939)

Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy, Romance

7.9
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A chorus girl stranded in Paris is set up by a millionaire to break up his wife's affair with another man.

Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Don Ameche, John Barrymore, Francis Lederer

Votes: 3,711

23. Coke Time (1953–1957)

15 min | Comedy, Music

7.9
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An American Musical Variety series that was both entertaining and brilliant at marketing Coca Cola.

Stars: Eddie Fisher, Fred Robbins, Lou Crosby, Axel Stordahl and His Orchestra

Votes: 18

24. Rings Around the World (1966)

79 min | Documentary

7.9
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While writing a book on the circus, author John Shawcross reflects upon the great acts he has seen over the years and the mystique of circus people. He recalls the solo trapeze act of La ... See full summary »

Director: Gilbert Cates | Stars: Don Ameche, Rudy Cárdenas, Sonny Frankello, Armando Gaona

Votes: 9

25. Ellery Queen (1975–1976)
Episode: The Adventure of the Lover's Leap (1975)

49 min | Crime, Drama, Family

7.9
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When an heiress is found dead from an apparent suicide, Ellery Queen suspects she was murdered, but the investigation is hindered by interference from radio detective Simon Brimmer.

Director: Charles S. Dubin | Stars: Jim Hutton, David Wayne, Don Ameche, Anne Francis

Votes: 75

26. McCloud (1970–1977)
Episode: The Man with the Golden Hat (1975)

75 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.9
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An accountant falls to his death after stealing McCloud's Stetson. The hat is tied to the embezzlement of $7 million by a consortium including the directors of a ballet company, but how?

Director: Lou Antonio | Stars: Dennis Weaver, J.D. Cannon, Terry Carter, Don Ameche

Votes: 28

27. The Golden Girls (1985–1992)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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Four previously married women live together in Miami, sharing their various experiences together and enjoying themselves despite hard times.

Stars: Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan, Estelle Getty

Votes: 24,120

28. The Ed Sullivan Show (1948–1971)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Music

7.8
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The classic prime time variety show most famous for its vaudeville acts and rock music performances.

Stars: Ed Sullivan, Johnny Wayne, Frank Shuster, Roberta Peters

Votes: 851

29. Texaco Star Theatre (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, Arnold Stang

Votes: 81

30. The Frank Sinatra Show (1950–1952)

60 min | Music

7.8
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The Frank Sinatra Show (also known as Bulova Watch Time) was an American musical variety series hosted by Frank Sinatra from 1950 to 1952.

Stars: Frank Sinatra, June Hutton, Ben Blue, The Whippoorwills

Votes: 22

31. International Showtime (1961–1965)

60 min

7.8
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Don Ameche hosted this variety show that featured performers from Europe.

Stars: Don Ameche, Tony Hancock, Benny Hill

Votes: 13

32. The Pat Boone-Chevy Showroom (1957–1960)

30 min | Music

7.8
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Pat Boone hosted and sang in this half-hour variety series, and featured a wide variety of guest performers.

Stars: Pat Boone, Andy Williams, Carmel Quinn, Jaye P. Morgan

Votes: 13

33. Alias Smith and Jones (1971–1973)
Episode: Dreadful Sorry Clementine (1971)

Not Rated | 60 min | Western

7.8
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Clementine Hale, a friend of our heroes since they grew up together in Kansas, meets the boys in Denver and shows them a group photograph they all posed for not too long ago. The photo is ... See full summary »

Director: Barry Shear | Stars: Pete Duel, Ben Murphy, Rudy Vallee, Keenan Wynn

Votes: 29

34. Alias Smith and Jones (1971–1973)

60 min | Western

7.7
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Hannibal Heyes and Kid Curry, two of the most wanted outlaws in the history of the West, are popular "with everyone except the railroads and the banks", since "in all the trains and banks ... See full summary »

Stars: Ben Murphy, Roger Davis, Pete Duel, Dennis Fimple

Votes: 1,233

35. The Tonight Show (1962)

105 min | Talk-Show

7.7
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Interim version of the talk show that aired between the departure of Jack Paar and the arrival of Johnny Carson.

Stars: Skitch Henderson, Hugh Downs, Ed Herlihy, Merv Griffin

Votes: 92

36. The 59th Annual Academy Awards (1987 TV Special)

Family

7.7
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The official, annual, Hollywood award show that hands out many movie honors, including the Oscars. That year's show was hosted by Ralph Bellamy, and saw big wins by Marlee Matlin, Paul Newman, and Michael Caine.

Director: Marty Pasetta | Stars: Chevy Chase, Goldie Hawn, Paul Hogan, Brian Ackland-Snow

Votes: 241

37. The Love Boat (1977–1987)
Episode: Gopher's Greatest Hits/The Vacation/One Rose a Day (1979)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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A singer cancels and Julie (Lauren Tewes) tries to find another. So when Doc (Bernie Kopell) and Isaac (Ted Lange) overhear Gopher (Fred Grandy) singing in the shower, they persuade Julie ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Rafkin | Stars: Gavin MacLeod, Bernie Kopell, Fred Grandy, Ted Lange

Votes: 22

38. The Golden Girls (1985–1992)
Episode: Once in St. Olaf (1990)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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While Sophia is in the hospital, Rose is reunited with her biological father.

Director: Matthew Diamond | Stars: Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan, Estelle Getty

Votes: 124

39. Columbo (1971–2003)
Episode: Suitable for Framing (1971)

PG | 76 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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A wealthy art collector is murdered, and all signs point to a robbery gone wrong. But the nephew's alibi is a little too convenient, and Columbo pulls a fast one to ferret out the killer.

Director: Hy Averback | Stars: Peter Falk, Ross Martin, Don Ameche, Kim Hunter

Votes: 1,677

40. The Match Game (1962–1969)

TV-G | 25 min | Game-Show

7.6
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This is The 1st Edition of the program. Composed of 2 Teams of 3 Members (2 In-Studio team members and 1 Star Team Captain) are writing answers to an question {e.g.: Name a part of a ... See full summary »

Stars: Gene Rayburn, Johnny Olson, Betty White, Henry Morgan

Votes: 298

41. The Frances Langford-Don Ameche Show (1951–1952)

60 min | Comedy, Music

7.6
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Variety show. They probably did skits as "The Bickersons"

Stars: Don Ameche, Frances Langford, Neil Hamilton, Jack Lemmon

Votes: 7

42. Trading Places (1983)

R | 116 min | Comedy

7.5
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A snobbish investor and a wily street con artist find their positions reversed as part of a bet by two callous millionaires.

Director: John Landis | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Dan Aykroyd, Ralph Bellamy, Don Ameche

Votes: 110,424 | Gross: $90.40M

43. Heaven Can Wait (1943)

Unrated | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.5
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An old roué arrives in Hades to review his life with Satan, who will rule on his eligibility to enter the Underworld.

Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Gene Tierney, Don Ameche, Charles Coburn, Marjorie Main

Votes: 7,823

44. Late Night with David Letterman (1982–1993)

60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.5
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David Letterman hosted this popular late-night comedy/talk-show. Often, Dave would go on location or to the phone lines to play pranks. Some famous features of the show include the "Top Ten... See full summary »

Stars: David Letterman, Paul Shaffer, Bill Wendell, Calvert DeForest

Votes: 3,129

45. Burke's Law (1963–1966)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.5
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Amos Burke was a Los Angeles chief of detectives who was also a millionaire with a chauffeur-driven Rolls Royce, a mansion, and a high-wheeling lifestyle. The hallmarks of this series were ... See full summary »

Stars: Gene Barry, Gary Conway, Regis Toomey, Leon Lontoc

Votes: 503

46. The Christophers (1952– )

30 min

7.5
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Stars: Jack Haley, Gigi Perreau, Dean Jagger, Dolores Hope

Votes: 26

47. What's My Line? (1950–1967)
Episode: Episode dated 24 May 1953 (1953)

Family, Game-Show

7.5
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Panelists Dorothy Kilgallen, Steve Allen, Arlene Francis and Bennett Cerf tries to guess the professional identity of a water pistol maker, a dental chair maker as well as the identity of celebrity mystery challenger Don Ameche.

Director: Franklin Heller | Stars: John Daly, Dorothy Kilgallen, Arlene Francis, Bennett Cerf

Votes: 8

48. To Tell the Truth (1956–1968)

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

7.4
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Classic game show in which a person of some notoriety and two impostors try to match wits with a panel of four celebrities. The object of the game is to try to fool the celebrities into ... See full summary »

Stars: Bud Collyer, Kitty Carlisle, Tom Poston, Peggy Cass

Votes: 298

49. This Is Your Life (1955–2003)

30 min | Documentary, Biography

7.4
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Eamonn Andrews (later Michael Aspel) surprises celebrities by presenting them with the Big Red Book before taking them into the studio to tell viewers the story of their life, featuring ... See full summary »

Stars: Eamonn Andrews, Michael Aspel, Eric Sykes, John Mills

Votes: 124

50. The Price Is Right (1956–1965)

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

7.4
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The original version of an American icon, "The Price is Right" rewarded contestants with valuable prizes for their ability to price items.

Stars: Bill Cullen, Don Pardo, Jack Narz, Arlene Francis

Votes: 172