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1. The Jackie Gleason Show (1952–1959)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy

9.0
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Live variety show with TV favorite Jackie Gleason.

Stars: Jack Lescoulie, The June Taylor Dancers, Jackie Gleason, Ray Bloch

Votes: 162

2. 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

3. Berlin-Melodie (1963 TV Movie)

90 min | Musical

9.0
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Director: Paul Martin | Stars: Louis Armstrong, Sari Barabas, Maria Blaue, Bully Buhlan

Votes: 21

4. You Are There (1953–1971)

30 min | Drama, History

8.9
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Walter Cronkite hosted the reenactments of historical events. Shows included "The Landing of the Hindenburg", "The Salem Witchcraft Trials", "The Gettysburg Address", "The Fall of Troy", and "The Scuttling of the Graf Spee".

Stars: Walter Cronkite, Paul Birch, Todd Hunter, E.G. Marshall

Votes: 104

5. The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (1956–1960)

60 min | Comedy

8.9
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Stars: Steve Allen, Gene Rayburn, Skitch Henderson, Les Brown

Votes: 142

6. The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (1956–1963)

60 min | Music

8.9
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Dinah hosted this hour-long weekly for seven years. It featured Dinah and guest stars in a variety of songs, skits, production numbers. Also featured: her "See the USA in your Chevrolet" song and her warm kiss to all in conclusion.

Stars: Dinah Shore, Janet Blair, John Raitt, Roy Rogers

Votes: 111

7. Here's Hollywood (1960–1962)

30 min | Talk-Show

8.8
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Hollywood celebrities are interviewed, often at their homes.

Stars: Dean Miller, Helen O'Connell, Jack Linkletter, Joanne Jordan

Votes: 72

8. 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: 1,013

9. 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

10. The Johnny Cash Show (1969–1971)

60 min | Music

8.7
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Stars: Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, The Statler Brothers, The Tennessee Three

Votes: 117

11. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1991)

Unrated | 120 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.6
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A Disney-produced anthology covering many different genres.

Stars: Walt Disney, Paul Frees, Clarence Nash, Slim Pickens

Votes: 1,171

12. Jazz (2001– )

114 min | Documentary, History, Music

8.6
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A survey of the musical form's history and major talents.

Stars: Keith David, Louis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet, Duke Ellington

Votes: 1,467

13. The David Frost Show (1969–1972)

90 min | Talk-Show

8.6
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American show featuring the popular British talk show host.

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

Votes: 107

14. BBC Show of the Week (1965–1975)

60 min | Music

8.6
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Stars: The Irving Davies Dancers, Keith Michell, Tony Bennett, Sacha Distel

Votes: 7

15. Producers' Showcase (1954–1957)

90 min | Drama, Musical, Comedy

8.5
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This program aired once every fourth week and was one of the most costly live shows of the 1950's. Many stars appeared on this show; see the Guest List for them.

Stars: Cyril Ritchard, Claire Bloom, Mary Martin, David Wayne

Votes: 61

16. That's Life (1968–1969)

60 min | Comedy, Musical

8.5
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The life and love of a young couple is told through a series of monologues, sketches, and song and dance routines.Each episode followed how they met, fell in love, and subsequent married ... See full summary »

Stars: E.J. Peaker, Robert Morse, Kay Medford, Shelley Berman

Votes: 42

17. Show-Business at War (1943)

17 min | Documentary, Short

8.5
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A multi-studio effort to show the newsreel audience the progress of the Hollywood war effort.

Director: Louis De Rochemont | Stars: Carole Lombard, Walt Disney, John Ford, Darryl F. Zanuck

Votes: 224

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

105 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

8.4
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Host Johnny Carson performs comedy routines and chats with various celebrities.

Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Doc Severinsen, Skitch Henderson

Votes: 2,385

19. Satchmo the Great (1957)

Approved | 63 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

8.4
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In this 1957 biography film of the jazz-great Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong, he and his band tour the world as American good-will ambassadors bring jazz at its best to the people of the world. ... See full summary »

Stars: Louis Armstrong, Edward R. Murrow, Leonard Bernstein, W.C. Handy

Votes: 7

20. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1991)
Episode: Disneyland After Dark (1962)

Unrated | 60 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.4
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Taking a look at Disneyland following nightfall, including nighttime entertainment and appearances by many celebrities of the day.

Directors: William Beaudine, Hamilton Luske | Stars: Louis Armstrong, Bobby Rydell, Annette Funicello, Bobby Burgess

Votes: 44

21. The Dean Martin Show (1965–1974)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Music

8.3
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Dean Martin hosts with several different celebrities that have several sketches of improv that breaks down comedy, race, and sex all at of the same time.

Stars: Dean Martin, Sandahl Bergman, Dom DeLuise, Bob Newhart

Votes: 913

22. The Jackie Gleason Show (1966–1970)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Musical

8.3
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Mr. Gleason's last weekly variety series, which alternated between regular variety hours with big name guest stars and musical remakes of old "Honeymooners" sketches.

Stars: Jackie Gleason, Johnny Olson, The June Taylor Dancers, Sammy Spear and His Orchestra

Votes: 160

23. The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950–1955)
Episode: Episode #2.12 (1951)

Comedy, Romance

8.3
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Director: Fred Hamilton | Stars: Bud Abbott, Dean Martin, Lou Costello, Louis Armstrong

Votes: 7

24. What's My Line? (1950–1967)
Episode: Episode dated 14 March 1954 (1954)

Family, Game-Show

8.2
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Director: Franklin Heller | Stars: John Daly, Steve Allen, Louis Armstrong, Bennett Cerf

Votes: 11

25. 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: 317

26. Omnibus (1967–2003)

Documentary, Biography, Music

8.1
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Arts documentary series with concerts and experimental dramatizations.

Stars: Humphrey Burton, David Collings, Kirsty Wark, Stephen Fry

Votes: 108

27. Jazz on a Summer's Day (1959)

85 min | Documentary, Music

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Set at the Newport jazz festival in 1958, this documentary mixes images of water and the town with performers and audience. The film progresses from day to night and from improvisational ... See full summary »

Directors: Bert Stern, Aram Avakian | Stars: Louis Armstrong, Mahalia Jackson, Chuck Berry, Chico Hamilton

Votes: 771

28. The Joey Bishop Show (1967–1969)

90 min | Talk-Show

8.0
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Stars: Joey Bishop, Regis Philbin, Norm Crosby, Eva Gabor

Votes: 101

29. The Edsel Show (1957 TV Special)

60 min | Music

8.0
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Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra host a program that's wall-to-wall music.

Director: Seymour Berns | Stars: Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Rosemary Clooney, Louis Armstrong

Votes: 21

30. The Normal Heart (2014 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 132 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.9
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A gay activist attempts to raise HIV/AIDS awareness during the early 1980s.

Director: Ryan Murphy | Stars: Mark Ruffalo, Jonathan Groff, Frank De Julio, William DeMeritt

Votes: 27,870

31. The Danny Kaye Show (1963–1967)

60 min | Comedy, Music

7.9
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Primary focus on the multi-talented Kaye - singing and dancing his way through comedy skits and monologues - assisted by semi-regular guests, singers, dancers and orchestra.

Stars: Danny Kaye, Harvey Korman, Joyce Van Patten, Charles Aznavour

Votes: 98

32. Shindig! (1964–1966)

60 min | Family, Music

7.9
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A musical variety show featuring the biggest acts in rock-n-roll performing their latest hits.

Stars: The Blossoms, Carolyne Barry, Bobby Sherman, Diane Stuart

Votes: 91

33. The Bell Telephone Hour (1959–1968)

60 min | Music

7.9
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The long-running television version of the long-running NBC radio series devoted to classical music as well as Broadway composers.

Stars: The Bell Telephone Orchestra, Mel Brandt, The Buster Davis Singers, Edward Villella

Votes: 26

34. Jazz (2001– )
Episode: The Gift: 1917-1924 (2001)

107 min | Documentary, History, Music

7.9
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Speakeasies, flappers, and easy money - it's the Jazz Age, when the story of jazz becomes a tale of two great cities, Chicago and New York, and of two extraordinary artists whose lives and ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Louis Armstrong, Keith David, Duke Ellington, James Reese Europe

Votes: 51

35. 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: 842

36. 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

37. 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

38. College of Musical Knowledge (1949– )

60 min | Comedy, Family, Game-Show

7.8
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Stars: Kay Kyser, Marion Bye, Sylvia Textor, Sue Bennett

Votes: 5

39. Jazz (2001– )
Episode: Our Language: 1924 -1929 (2001)

111 min | Documentary, History, Music

7.8
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In the 1920s, jazz is everywhere, and for the first time soloists and singers take center stage. We meet Bessie Smith, Empress of the Blues; Bix Beiderbecke, the first great white jazz star... See full summary »

Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Louis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet, Bix Beiderbecke, Keith David

Votes: 45

40. Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (1948–1967)

60 min | Music

7.7
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Perry Como was an American Singer, who got his start on NBC Radio. In 1948, Because of his popularity, The cameras were simply brought into the radio studio to televise the radio broadcast ... See full summary »

Stars: Perry Como, The Ray Charles Singers, Frank Gallop, Mitchell Ayres Orchestra

Votes: 64

41. Jazz (2001– )
Episode: The True Welcome: 1929-1934 (2001)

120 min | Documentary, History, Music

7.7
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In 1929 as the Great Depression begins, New York is now America's jazz capital. On Broadway, Louis Armstrong revolutionizes the art of American popular song. In Harlem, Chick Webb pioneers ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Louis Armstrong, Vernel Bagneris, Sidney Bechet, Bix Beiderbecke

Votes: 44

42. The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950–1955)

60 min | Comedy, Romance

7.6
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This was a Colgate sponsored Comedy hour that featured many notable Comedians and Entertainers of the era as Guest Stars.

Stars: Jerry Lewis, Dean Martin, Al Goodman, Eddie Cantor

Votes: 376

43. A Rhapsody in Black and Blue (1932)

10 min | Musical, Short

7.4
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A husband who listens to jazz instead of mopping the floor is brained with a mop by his wife; he dreams he's King of Jazzmania, a land of soapsuds where Louis Armstrong performs 'I'll Be ... See full summary »

Director: Aubrey Scotto | Stars: Louis Armstrong, Fanny Belle DeKnight, Sidney Easton

Votes: 66

44. What's My Line? (1950–1967)
Episode: Episode dated 22 March 1964 (1964)

30 min | Family, Game-Show

7.4
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Director: Franklin Heller | Stars: John Daly, Arlene Francis, Dorothy Kilgallen, Bennett Cerf

Votes: 7

45. The Glenn Miller Story (1954)

Approved | 115 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.3
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Biography of bandleader Glenn Miller from his beginnings to his death over the English Channel in December 1944.

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: James Stewart, June Allyson, Harry Morgan, Charles Drake

Votes: 6,524

46. The Mike Douglas Show (1961–1982)

Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.3
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The Mike Douglas Show was a variety show out of Cleveland OH and then Philadelphia PA, broadcast in the daytime. It's structure was similar to The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and The ... See full summary »

Stars: Mike Douglas, Ellie Frankel, Ellie Frankel Sextet, David Brenner

Votes: 290

47. The Five Pennies (1959)

Approved | 117 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.3
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Loring "Red" Nichols is a cornet-playing country boy who goes to New York in the 1920s full of musical ambition and principles. He gets a job playing in Wil Paradise's band, but quits to ... See full summary »

Director: Melville Shavelson | Stars: Danny Kaye, Barbara Bel Geddes, Louis Armstrong, Harry Guardino

Votes: 1,347

48. Cabin in the Sky (1943)

Passed | 98 min | Musical, Fantasy

7.3
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A compulsive gambler dies during a shooting, but he'll receive a second chance to reform himself and to make up with his worried wife.

Directors: Vincente Minnelli, Busby Berkeley | Stars: Ethel Waters, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Lena Horne, Louis Armstrong

Votes: 2,084

49. Flip (1970–1974)

60 min | Comedy, Music

7.3
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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, Roy Clark

Votes: 697

50. Ford Star Jubilee (1955–1956)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.3
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Stars: Noël Coward, Bing Crosby, Herbert Anderson, Raymond Bailey

Votes: 37