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1. It Takes a Thief (1968–1970)
Episode: The Old Who Came in from the Spy (1969)

60 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

8.8
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Mundy and a retired British spy team up to smuggle a microdot out of an East Berlin museum.

Creator: Roland Kibbee | Director: Gerd Oswald | Stars: Robert Wagner, Elsa Lanchester, Edward Binns, Francis Lederer

Votes: 10

2. Kolchak: The Night Stalker (1974–1975)

51 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

8.6
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A newspaper reporter investigates strange supernatural occurrences in Chicago.

Creator: Jeffrey Grant Rice | Stars: Darren McGavin, Simon Oakland, Jack Grinnage, Ruth McDevitt

Votes: 2,209

3. The Alaskans (1959–1960)

60 min | Adventure

8.6
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When gold was discovered in the Yukon in the 1890's, thousands of hopeful prospectors headed north for a chance at becoming rich. The easiest passage to the Yukon was through the small ... See full summary »

Stars: Roger Moore, Dorothy Provine, Jeff York, Ray Danton

Votes: 41

4. Kung Fu (1972–1975)
Episode: Barbary House (1975)

51 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

8.4
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Caine (DAVID CARRADINE) becomes a Barbary Coast prizefighter in an effort to locate his brother before he's killed. First part of a four-part episode. Leslie Nielsen guest stars.

Creators: Ed Spielman, Herman Miller | Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: David Carradine, Lois Nettleton, Tim McIntire, Leslie Nielsen

Votes: 31

5. The Judge and Jake Wyler (1972 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama

8.3
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A retired lady judge runs a private detective agency, helped by an ex-con and various parolees.

Writers: Richard Levinson, William Link, David Shaw | Director: David Lowell Rich | Stars: Bette Davis, Doug McClure, Eric Braeden, Joan Van Ark

Votes: 275

6. The Monkees (1966–1968)
Episode: Success Story (1966)

30 min | Comedy, Music

8.3
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When Davey's grandfather comes to visit thinking his grandson has become a great success in the Colonies, the guys pretend to be on Davy's personal staff in an attempt to fool the elder Jones.

Writers: Gerald Gardner, Dee Caruso, Bernie Orenstein | Director: James Frawley | Stars: Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, Peter Tork

Votes: 41

7. Emergency! (1972–1979)
Episode: Floor Brigade (1974)

Not Rated | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

8.2
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John and Roy think about going into the floor cleaning business on the side. A hermit is trapped in his cave home. Dr. Morton treats a famous singer. John is injured on a high rescue, and the station battles a chemical warehouse fire.

Creators: Harold Jack Bloom, Robert A. Cinader | Director: Dennis Donnelly | Stars: Robert Fuller, Julie London, Bobby Troup, Randolph Mantooth

Votes: 23

8. Night Gallery (1969–1973)

TV-PG | 50 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

8.1
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Host Rod Serling presents tales of horror illustrated in various paintings.

Stars: Rod Serling, Larry Watson, Joanna Pettet, Matt Pelto

Votes: 2,650

9. The Littlest Hobo (1963–1965)

30 min | Adventure

8.1
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A German Shepherd dog wanders endlessly, only stopping to do a good deed or help a person in need, before returning to his road without end.

Stars: London the Dog, Monty McFarlane, Gregg Palmer, Chick Chandler

Votes: 85

10. Adam-12 (1968–1975)
Episode: Southwest Division (1973)

30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.1
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Malloy is teased when he buys a modern painting at a roadside gallery to end a dispute. Later, the pair capture an escaping robber at the LA Coleseum who returns there to relive his life's greatest moment as a young football player.

Creators: Robert A. Cinader, Jack Webb | Director: Lawrence Doheny | Stars: Martin Milner, Kent McCord, Fred Holliday, Lillian Bronson

Votes: 13

11. Night Gallery (1969–1973)
Episode: The Phantom Farmhouse/Silent Snow, Secret Snow (1971)

TV-PG | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

8.0
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Psychiatrist Joel Winter is questioned by the sheriff when one of his patients is murdered in the forest near where he works./The Haslemans are concerned when their son escapes from reality into a fantasy world full of snowy landscapes.

Writers: Halsted Welles, Seabury Quinn, Gene R. Kearney, Conrad Aiken | Directors: Gene R. Kearney, Jeannot Szwarc | Stars: David McCallum, Orson Welles, Lonny Chapman, Linda Marsh

Votes: 160

12. The Odd Couple (1970–1975)

30 min | Comedy

8.0
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Two men, a neat freak and a slob separated from their wives, have to live together despite their differences.

Creators: Jerry Belson, Garry Marshall | Stars: Tony Randall, Jack Klugman, Al Molinaro, Penny Marshall

Votes: 2,728

13. Mission: Impossible (1966–1973)

50 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.0
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An elite covert operations unit carries out highly sensitive missions subject to official denial in the event of failure, death or capture.

Creator: Bruce Geller | Stars: Peter Graves, Barbara Bain, Greg Morris, Peter Lupus

Votes: 4,521

14. It Takes a Thief (1968–1970)

51 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

8.0
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The adventures of suave cat burglar Alexander Mundy, who plies his trade for the U.S. Government.

Creator: Roland Kibbee | Stars: Robert Wagner, Fred Astaire, Malachi Throne, Edward Binns

Votes: 916

15. Hec Ramsey (1972–1974)

90 min | Western

8.0
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The adventures of Hec Ramsey, a turn-of-the-20th-century detective who prefers to use his brains instead of his guns.

Stars: Richard Boone, Rick Lenz, Harry Morgan, Dennis Rucker

Votes: 140

16. Laredo (1965–1967)

60 min | Western

8.0
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Rustlers, bank robbers, and their own wild schemes: a band of Texas Rangers keeps getting in and out of trouble, under the jaundiced eye of Captain Parmalee.

Stars: Neville Brand, Peter Brown, William Smith, Philip Carey

Votes: 326

17. Emergency! (1972–1979)
Episode: Audit (1973)

Not Rated | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

8.0
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John is worried about a pending IRS audit. The paramedics attempt to help a man hit on the head but refuses their assistance and demands to see a doctor, who turns out to be a professional ... See full summary »

Creators: Harold Jack Bloom, Robert A. Cinader | Director: Georg Fenady | Stars: Robert Fuller, Julie London, Bobby Troup, Randolph Mantooth

Votes: 29

18. Hec Ramsey (1972–1974)
Episode: Dead Heat (1974)

75 min | Western

8.0
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Hec suspects foul play when a young man dies of heart failure.

Creator: Harold Jack Bloom | Director: Richard Quine | Stars: Richard Boone, Rick Lenz, Harry Morgan, Jackie Cooper

Votes: 6

19. Run for Your Life (1965–1968)
Episode: I Am the Late Diana Hays (1966)

60 min | Drama

8.0
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Paul meets a woman whose sculptor husband is serving time in prison for her murder.

Writers: Dale Eunson, Katherine Albert | Director: Michael Ritchie | Stars: Ben Gazzara, Jack Palance, Diana Hyland, Anthony Eisley

Votes: 7

20. Emergency! (1972–1979)
Episode: Nurse's Wild (1972)

51 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

8.0
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The manager of a store shoots an arm robber and has strong regrets. Dr. Brackett and Dixie deals with a tough man suffering from chest pains. Between Johnny and the nurse, sparks fly. Dr. ... See full summary »

Creators: Harold Jack Bloom, Robert A. Cinader | Director: Herschel Daugherty | Stars: Robert Fuller, Julie London, Bobby Troup, Randolph Mantooth

Votes: 36

21. Emergency! (1972–1979)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.9
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The crew of Los Angeles County Fire Dept. Station 51, particularly the paramedic team, and Rampart Hospital respond to emergencies in their operating area.

Creators: Harold Jack Bloom, Robert A. Cinader | Stars: Randolph Mantooth, Kevin Tighe, Julie London, Bobby Troup

Votes: 2,223

22. The Bold Ones: The Senator (1970–1971)

60 min | Drama

7.9
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Creators: A.J. Russell, S.S. Schweitzer | Stars: Hal Holbrook, Michael Tolan, Sharon Acker, Kate Hawley

Votes: 41

23. Family Affair (1966–1971)
Episode: Star Dust (1967)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.9
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Bill goes to a party where there are famous people. He meets Carol Haven, a movie star. She takes an interest in Bill and they start dating. He considers proposing marriage.

Creators: Don Fedderson, Edmund L. Hartmann | Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Brian Keith, Sebastian Cabot, Kathy Garver, Anissa Jones

Votes: 8

24. Kung Fu (1972–1975)
Episode: The Passion of Chen Yi (1974)

51 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

7.9
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Caine (DAVID CARRADINE), delivering a fellow Shaolin from a gallant but foolish death for a woman, turns an old enemy into a friend.

Creators: Ed Spielman, Herman Miller | Director: John Llewellyn Moxey | Stars: David Carradine, Bethel Leslie, Robert Middleton, Marianna Hill

Votes: 33

25. Mannix (1967–1975)
Episode: Voice in the Dark (1971)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.9
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Mannix is summoned to the apartment of Dorothy Kinman, a former Olympic-class diver who was rendered a paraplegic in an auto accident. Besides being reluctant ever to leave her apartment, ... See full summary »

Creators: Richard Levinson, William Link, Bruce Geller | Director: Paul Krasny | Stars: Mike Connors, Gail Fisher, Carol Lynley, Robert Reed

Votes: 7

26. Kung Fu (1972–1975)

60 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

7.8
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The adventures of a Shaolin Monk as he wanders the American West armed only with his skill in Kung Fu.

Creators: Ed Spielman, Herman Miller | Stars: David Carradine, Keye Luke, Radames Pera, Philip Ahn

Votes: 3,271

27. The Twilight Zone (1985–1989)

TV-PG | 45 min | Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Mystery

7.8
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A collection of tales which range from comic to tragic, but often have a wicked sense of humor and an unexpected twist.

Creator: Rod Serling | Stars: Robin Ward, Charles Aidman, Richard Mulligan, William Atherton

Votes: 5,006

28. The Name of the Game (1968–1971)

90 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.8
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This groundbreaking series had three rotating stars, who were featured in independent episodes tied together by a loose common theme. The commonality was Howard Publications, the self-made ... See full summary »

Stars: Gene Barry, Susan Saint James, Robert Stack, Anthony Franciosa

Votes: 307

29. Ironside (1967–1975)
Episode: Due Process of Law (1968)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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After Mark's girlfriend is found dead he becomes obsessed with finding the responsible person, even if it means ignoring the law.

Creator: Collier Young | Director: Richard A. Colla | Stars: Raymond Burr, Dwayne Hickman, David Carradine, Don Galloway

Votes: 24

30. Emergency! (1972–1979)
Episode: Rules of Order (1976)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.8
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Roy and John are asked to be part of a paramedic advisory committee, which also includes their favorite paramedic, Brice, who proceeds to conduct the meeting formally under parliamentary ... See full summary »

Creators: Harold Jack Bloom, Robert A. Cinader | Director: Georg Fenady | Stars: Robert Fuller, Julie London, Bobby Troup, Randolph Mantooth

Votes: 19

31. Ironside (1967–1975)
Episode: The Caller (1973)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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After Fran temporarily moves into a friend's apartment to house sit, she starts getting threatening phone calls.

Creator: Collier Young | Director: Don Weis | Stars: Raymond Burr, Don Galloway, Don Mitchell, Elizabeth Baur

Votes: 5

32. Adam-12 (1968–1975)

30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.7
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Two regular police officers patrol Los Angeles.

Creators: Robert A. Cinader, Jack Webb | Stars: Martin Milner, Kent McCord, Shaaron Claridge, William Boyett

Votes: 1,739

33. 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 »

Creator: Glen A. Larson | Stars: Ben Murphy, Roger Davis, Pete Duel, Dennis Fimple

Votes: 962

34. Run for Your Life (1965–1968)

60 min | Drama

7.7
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Ben Gazzara plays a successful lawyer who is told by his doctor in the first episode that he will die in one to two years. He decides to do all of the things he has never had time for. The ... See full summary »

Stars: Ben Gazzara, Nicholas Colasanto, Jack Krupnick, Fernando Lamas

Votes: 197

35. The Odd Couple (1970–1975)
Episode: Big Mouth (1972)

Comedy

7.7
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Oscar gets to face off against Howard Cosell.

Creators: Garry Marshall, Jerry Belson | Director: Jerry Paris | Stars: Tony Randall, Jack Klugman, Howard Cosell, Penny Marshall

Votes: 15

36. The Feather and Father Gang (1976– )
Episode: Never Con a Killer (1977)

60 min | Drama

7.7
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Writer: William Driskill | Director: Buzz Kulik | Stars: Bettye Ackerman, Jim Backus, Ray Ballard, Alan Beckwith

Votes: 6

37. Kolchak: The Night Stalker (1974–1975)
Episode: The Werewolf (1974)

51 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

7.7
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Kolchak is on assignment to interview singles aboard a cruise ship, and finds out some kind of wolf creature is killing passengers during the full moon.

Creator: Jeffrey Grant Rice | Director: Allen Baron | Stars: Darren McGavin, Simon Oakland, Richard Gautier, Henry Jones

Votes: 158

38. The Monkees (1966–1968)

30 min | Comedy, Music

7.6
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The misadventures of a struggling rock band.

Stars: Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, Peter Tork

Votes: 2,023

39. The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (1969– )

60 min | Drama

7.6
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The cases of well-respected neurosurgeon Dr. David Craig and his two young charges.

Creators: Steven Bochco, Richard H. Landau, Paul Mason | Stars: David Hartman, E.G. Marshall, John Saxon, Robert Walden

Votes: 76

40. Outlaws (1960–1962)

60 min | Western

7.6
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The adventures of a marshal and his young deputies in a section of Oklahoma infested with bandit gangs, gunmen and robbers.

Stars: Don Collier, Barton MacLane, Bruce Yarnell, Slim Pickens

Votes: 40

41. Ironside (1967–1975)
Episode: Amy Prentiss: Part 1 (1974)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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This feature-length conclusion to the series' penultimate season (broken into two episodes for ease of syndication, but initially run on the same evening) features minimal involvement with ... See full summary »

Creator: Collier Young | Director: Boris Sagal | Stars: Raymond Burr, Don Galloway, Don Mitchell, Elizabeth Baur

Votes: 11

42. Kojak (1973–1978)
Episode: Cop in a Cage (1974)

51 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.6
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Kojak receives threats against his life just as his niece is about to get married.

Creator: Abby Mann | Director: Charles S. Dubin | Stars: Telly Savalas, John P. Ryan, Dan Frazer, Kevin Dobson

Votes: 61

43. Ironside (1967–1975)
Episode: Eat, Drink and Be Buried (1967)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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A fabulously successful advice columnist escapes serious injury from abduction, poisoning, and gunshots. Ironside sets out to find the person responsible for the writer's brushes with death.

Creator: Collier Young | Director: William A. Graham | Stars: Raymond Burr, Lee Grant, Farley Granger, Don Galloway

Votes: 36

44. The Name of the Game (1968–1971)
Episode: The Garden (1970)

75 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.6
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As a result of the residency of a friend's troubled daughter, Farrell investigates a therapy facility housed in a bucolic, isolated setting and run by a greedy and opportunistic psychiatrist.

Writer: Charles McDaniel | Director: Seymour Robbie | Stars: Robert Stack, Richard Kiley, Anne Francis, Brenda Scott

Votes: 5

45. Bat Masterson (1958–1961)

30 min | Western

7.5
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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

Votes: 431

46. Quincy M.E. (1976–1983)
Episode: A Star Is Dead (1976)

TV-PG | 75 min | Drama, Mystery, Crime

7.5
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Clara Rhodes finds her daughter, movie star Roberta Rhodes, dead in her bedroom, apparently of an overdose. Quincy remains unconvinced. Then Paul Reardon, a journalist, tells Quincy he can ... See full summary »

Creators: Glen A. Larson, Lou Shaw | Director: Noel Black | Stars: Jack Klugman, Lynette Mettey, Garry Walberg, Val Bisoglio

Votes: 64

47. Harry O (1973–1976)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.4
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Harry Orwell is a world-weary private investigator who was forced to leave the Los Angeles Police Department after a bullet became lodged near his spine. Moving to San Diego, he lived on ... See full summary »

Creator: Howard Rodman | Stars: David Janssen, Anthony Zerbe, Paul Tulley, Henry Darrow

Votes: 349

48. Mr. Merlin (1981–1982)

30 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

7.4
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The misadventures of Merlin the Magician and his apprentice in modern San Francisco.

Creators: Larry Rosen, Larry Tucker | Stars: Barnard Hughes, Clark Brandon, Jonathan Prince, Elaine Joyce

Votes: 130

49. The Longest Night (1972 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 74 min | Drama

7.4
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Daughter of a wealthy family is kidnapped and imprisoned underground in a coffin, while her family and the police search for her.

Writer: Merwin Gerard | Director: Jack Smight | Stars: David Janssen, James Farentino, Phyllis Thaxter, Skye Aubrey

Votes: 91

50. Never Con a Killer (1977 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 72 min | Drama, Thriller

7.4
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Pilot to the short-lived TV series "The Feather and Father Gang" has Detective Feather Danton and her con-man father Harry teaming up to outwit Runyonesque horseplayer E.J. Valerian.

Writer: William Driskill | Director: Buzz Kulik | Stars: Stefanie Powers, Harold Gould, William Bassett, John Forsythe

Votes: 13