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1. Inside Fame (2002– )
Episode: Dukes of Hazzard (2005)

60 min | Documentary, Music

9.2
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Stars: Catherine Bach, James Best, Jon Holland, Shooter Jennings

Votes: 5

2. Earl Hamner Storyteller (2015)

95 min | Documentary

9.1
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This is a wonderful documentary, that shows the full scope of Earl Hamner Jr's talent. Most people know him as the real life "John Boy," but do not realize that he wrote for shows such as ... See full summary »

Director: Ray Castro Jr. | Stars: Phillip Alford, Mary Badham, James Best, Robert Butler

Votes: 35

3. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)

TV-PG | 51 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

9.0
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Ordinary people find themselves in extraordinarily astounding situations, which they each try to solve in a remarkable manner.

Stars: Rod Serling, Robert McCord, Jay Overholts, Vaughn Taylor

Votes: 49,468

4. House of Forever (2004)

24 min | Drama, Short

9.0
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William Clancy (James Best) pieces together, for his son, Matthew (Michael Damian) a mission he was sent on many years ago. It was a mission that would change the course of history. In the ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Lang | Stars: James Best, Michael Damian

Votes: 9

5. Lancer (1968–1970)
Episode: Goodbye, Lizzie (1970)

60 min | Western

9.0
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Murdoch's old friend Lizzie Cramer comes to the Lancer ranch, hoping to start a new life with her daughter when she arrives---and breaking with the outlaw gang she's been leading. But the gang does not want to let go of her so easily.

Director: Allen Reisner | Stars: James Stacy, Wayne Maunder, Andrew Duggan, Paul Brinegar

Votes: 7

6. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: Sweet, Sweet Blues (1991)

Action, Crime, Drama

9.0
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A local jazz musician reveals information about the murder of Officer Sweet's grandfather, which reopens the 40-year-old case.

Director: Vincent McEveety | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 41

7. Telephone Time (1956–1958)

30 min | Drama

8.8
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Between 1956 and September 1957, this filmed show featured plays by John Nesbitt, the host of the show. Starting in September 1957, plays by other authors were presented.

Stars: John Nesbitt, Frank Baxter, Maurice Marsac, Florenz Ames

Votes: 81

8. The Dukes of Hazzard (1979–1985)
Episode: Bad Day in Hazzard (1982)

PG | 49 min | Action, Comedy

8.8
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The Dukes are forced to bond with their sworn enemies -- Boss Hogg and Rosco -- after they are held at gunpoint by a gang of robbers at the Boar's Nest. The lead robber, posing as a law ... See full summary »

Director: Gabrielle Beaumont | Stars: Tom Wopat, John Schneider, Catherine Bach, Denver Pyle

Votes: 37

9. Laramie (1959–1963)
Episode: Company Man (1960)

60 min | Western

8.8
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At the same time the relay station horses are stolen, a new manager on the stage line, Jack Slade, arrives wanting Jess fired due to his background. Slade has a dark reputation for killing criminals with no compassion for anyone.

Director: Don McDougall | Stars: John Smith, Hoagy Carmichael, Robert Crawford Jr., Robert Fuller

Votes: 32

10. The Lone Ranger (1949–1957)
Episode: Framed for Murder (1955)

23 min | Western

8.8
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Jim Blake strikes it rich with a gold claim. He insists a local shop keeper be declared a partner. Unknown to Jim, the shop keeper has a dark past and is being blackmailed.

Director: Wilhelm Thiele | Stars: Clayton Moore, Jay Silverheels, James Best, David Bruce

Votes: 12

11. Markham (1959–1960)

30 min | Drama, Crime

8.7
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Roy Markham, a former successful New York attorney, becomes a private detective and his cases take him worldwide. For the first two months of the show, Markham had an assistant, John Riggs,... See full summary »

Stars: Ray Milland, Simon Scott, Henry Corden, Gail Bonney

Votes: 43

12. Cavalcade of America (1952–1957)

60 min | Drama

8.7
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Cavalcade of America documented historical events using stories of individual courage, initiative and achievement, often with feel-good dramatizations of the human spirit's triumph against all odds.

Stars: James Seay, Richard Gaines, Raymond Greenleaf, Robert Foulk

Votes: 38

13. The Man and the Challenge (1959–1960)

30 min | Adventure

8.7
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Dr. Glenn Barton is a scientist, explorer and all around adventurer which makes him perfect for the assignments the government sends him on. Whether it's testing space equipment or attempting rescues, his quick wits generally save the day.

Stars: George Nader, Joyce Meadows, Jack Ging, Michael Keith

Votes: 55

14. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: Charlie Noon (1969)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.7
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Matt Dillon is escorting his prisoner Charlie Noon back to Dodge City when he encounters a runaway Indian bride being pursued by the braves of her tribe. The Indians have mistaken Charlie ... See full summary »

Director: Vincent McEveety | Stars: James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis

Votes: 56

15. The Dukes of Hazzard (1979–1985)
Episode: Enos and Daisy's Wedding (1985)

PG | 49 min | Action, Comedy

8.7
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Enos is forced by two hardened criminals to take part in the armed robbery of Hazzard Bank. Daisy witnesses the robbery and knows that Enos was an involuntary participant. Knowing that she ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Wopat | Stars: Tom Wopat, John Schneider, Catherine Bach, Denver Pyle

Votes: 36

16. Rawhide (1959–1965)
Episode: Incident of the Rawhiders (1963)

60 min | Western

8.7
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While scouting Rowdy stumbles on rawhiders. After Rowdy refuses to kill Brock in a fight, the leader forces Brock to give Rowdy his intended bride in return for his life. Rowdy is allowed to escape leading the rawhiders to the herd.

Director: Ted Post | Stars: Eric Fleming, Clint Eastwood, Paul Brinegar, James Murdock

Votes: 23

17. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: The Glory and the Mud (1964)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.7
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A retired lawman and showman wants only to settle down with the Dodge seamstress he left behind twenty years ago, but a young whippersnapper hopes to make a name for himself by challenging the aging gun to a duel.

Director: Jerry Hopper | Stars: James Arness, Dennis Weaver, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake

Votes: 39

18. The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962–1965)
Episode: The Jar (1964)

48 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.7
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A carnival barker sells a jar containing a mysterious, hairy, octopus-like mass to Charlie Hill of Wilder's Hollow for $12.25. He shows it to his wife Thedy, who hates it. Soon everyone ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Lloyd | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Pat Buttram, Collin Wilcox Paxton, William Marshall

Votes: 266

19. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: With a Smile (1963)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.7
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A rancher's spoiled son believes even after he is convicted of murder that his father's wealth and influence will save him from the hangman.

Director: Andrew V. McLaglen | Stars: James Arness, Dennis Weaver, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake

Votes: 73

20. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)

TV-14 | 25 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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Series of unrelated short stories covering elements of crime, horror, drama and comedy about people of different species committing murders, suicides, thefts and other sorts of crime caused by certain motivations; perceived or not.

Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Harry Tyler, John Williams, Patricia Hitchcock

Votes: 10,574

21. The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962–1965)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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A continuation of the dramatic anthology series Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955) hosted by the master of suspense and mystery.

Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Hinton Pope, Jimmy Joyce, Lew Brown

Votes: 2,794

22. Schlitz Playhouse (1951–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.6
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Originally billed as Playhouse of the Stars this long running anthology series was originally presented live from New York. Irene Dunne was briefly the hostess in 1952 and the show frequently used Broadway performers in classic stories.

Stars: James Mason, Irene Dunne, Walter Coy, Robert Paige

Votes: 138

23. G.E. True (1962– )

30 min | Adventure, Drama

8.6
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Episodes based on stories from "True" magazine.

Stars: Jack Webb, Felix Reinsch, Kurt Kreuger, Charles H. Radilak

Votes: 11

24. Ben Casey (1961–1966)
Episode: A Little Fun to Match the Sorrow (1965)

60 min | Drama

8.6
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Director: Jerry Lewis | Stars: Vince Edwards, Sam Jaffe, Harry Landers, Bettye Ackerman

Votes: 9

25. The Dukes of Hazzard (1979–1985)
Episode: Happy Birthday, General Lee (1984)

PG | 49 min | Action, Comedy

8.6
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The Dukes and Cooter recall the origins of the General Lee on the car's eighth birthday.

Director: Tom Wopat | Stars: Tom Wopat, John Schneider, Catherine Bach, Denver Pyle

Votes: 48

26. Rawhide (1959–1965)
Episode: Incident at Spider Rock (1963)

60 min | Western

8.6
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The drovers go to town for supplies and some relation. When they see that the saloon and storekeepers are ripping them of with crooked games and bad supplies, they take the saloon apart and get new supplies - plus a saloon singer.

Director: Thomas Carr | Stars: Eric Fleming, Clint Eastwood, Paul Brinegar, Charles H. Gray

Votes: 27

27. Have Gun - Will Travel (1957–1963)

Approved | 25 min | Western

8.5
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The adventures of a gentlemanly gunfighter for hire.

Stars: Richard Boone, Kam Tong, Hal Needham, Stewart East

Votes: 1,669

28. Combat! (1962–1967)

60 min | Action, Drama, War

8.5
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Combat!, a one-hour WWII drama series on television, followed a frontline American infantry squad as they battled their way across Europe. With mud-splattered realism, the show offered ... See full summary »

Stars: Vic Morrow, Rick Jason, Pierre Jalbert, Jack Hogan

Votes: 1,741

29. Centennial (1978–1979)

1,256 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.5
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The economic and cultural growth of Colorado spanning two centuries from the mid-1700s to the late-1970s.

Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Carrera, Richard Chamberlain, Robert Conrad

Votes: 2,334

30. Trackdown (1957–1959)

30 min | Western

8.5
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Texas Ranger Hoby Gilman travels the Old West tracking down assorted killers, bank robbers, horse thieves and other evildoers.

Stars: Robert Culp, Norman Leavitt, Ellen Corby, Peter Leeds

Votes: 119

31. The Midnight Special (1972–1981)

90 min | Music

8.5
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Late night rock and pop music performances are featured.

Stars: Wolfman Jack, Helen Reddy, Donna Summer, Tina Turner

Votes: 187

32. Rawhide (1959–1965)
Episode: Incident of El Toro (1964)

60 min | Western

8.5
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Everything is going wrong on the trail. Men are being killed and injured, the herd is late, a river is flooding ahead and Kiowa Indians are a threat. A massive wild bull is distracting the herd and a reckless drover adds to the problems.

Director: Thomas Carr | Stars: Eric Fleming, Clint Eastwood, Paul Brinegar, Charles H. Gray

Votes: 22

33. Laramie (1959–1963)
Episode: The Lawbreakers (1959)

60 min | Western

8.5
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Jess volunteers to go undercover for the sheriff and Army to pose as a guide for an outlaw hoping to locate the money from an earlier robbery. A He is one of five outlaws who each know only one leg of the route to the buried money.

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: John Smith, Hoagy Carmichael, Robert Crawford Jr., Robert Fuller

Votes: 39

34. Bonanza (1959–1973)
Episode: The Legacy (1963)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.5
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When Ben goes missing and presumed dead after being shot by poachers he was hunting alone, his sons search for the seemingly likely suspects: three innocent ex-convicts who fear being so suspected.

Director: Bernard McEveety | Stars: Lorne Greene, Pernell Roberts, Dan Blocker, Michael Landon

Votes: 41

35. The Dukes of Hazzard (1979–1985)
Episode: Undercover Dukes Part One (1984)

PG | 49 min | Action, Comedy

8.5
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Bo and Luke are asked by a government agent to go undercover and infiltrate a gambling ring on the NASCAR circuit. They agree but must keep mum about their true plans, angering Uncle Jesse and Daisy.

Director: Paul Baxley | Stars: Tom Wopat, John Schneider, Catherine Bach, Denver Pyle

Votes: 30

36. The Rifleman (1958–1963)

30 min | Family, Western

8.4
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The adventures of a Wild West rancher wielding a customized rapid fire Winchester rifle and his son.

Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Joe Benson

Votes: 2,267

37. Rescue 8 (1958– )

30 min | Drama

8.4
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The missions of a rescue squad of the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

Stars: Jim Davis, Lang Jeffries, Nancy Rennick, Mary K. Cleary

Votes: 73

38. The Gallant Men (1962–1963)

60 min | Action, War, Drama

8.4
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The 36th infantry is fighting its way through Italy under the spirited leadership of Captain Jim Benedict. His men include flirt D'Angelo --who carries his guitar along-- plus pals Lucavich and Hanson. McKenna is the free wheeling sergeant.

Stars: Robert McQueeney, William Reynolds, Robert Ridgely, Richard X. Slattery

Votes: 78

39. The DuPont Show with June Allyson (1959–1961)

30 min | Drama

8.4
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Stars: June Allyson, Don Rickles, Naomi Stevens, Rossano Brazzi

Votes: 91

40. Pony Express (1959– )

30 min | Western

8.4
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Stars: Grant Sullivan, Don Dorrell, Boyd 'Red' Morgan, Douglas Kennedy

Votes: 19

41. Have Gun - Will Travel (1957–1963)
Episode: A Quiet Night in Town: Part 1 (1961)

Approved | 30 min | Western

8.4
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Paladin reads a newspaper article describing a brutal killing. After capturing the fugitive he goes to a small Texas town to catch a train north with his prisoner. Paladin has his hands ... See full summary »

Director: Buzz Kulik | Stars: Richard Boone, James Best, Robert Emhardt, Phyllis Love

Votes: 60

42. The Dukes of Hazzard (1979–1985)
Episode: Danger on the Hazzard Express (1984)

PG | 49 min | Action, Comedy

8.4
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They use a remote control car filled with explosives to rob a train.

Director: Sorrell Booke | Stars: Tom Wopat, John Schneider, Catherine Bach, Denver Pyle

Votes: 28

43. Stagecoach West (1960–1961)
Episode: High Lonesome (1960)

60 min | Western

8.4
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Simon Kane drubs his supervisor Osgood for revealing that Kane's wife deserted him and his son. Kane had been working off the $2000 he embezzled to search for his wife, but Osgood's taunts ... See full summary »

Director: Don McDougall | Stars: Wayne Rogers, Richard Eyer, Robert Bray, Jane Greer

Votes: 11

44. Combat! (1962–1967)
Episode: Mail Call (1964)

Action, Drama, War

8.4
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Sgt. Saunders' squad blames his bad treatment of likable new member Trenton on his foul mood caused by a letter he has just received but actually Saunders believes Trenton is a coward who fakes injuries to avoid battle.

Director: Bernard McEveety | Stars: Rick Jason, Vic Morrow, Jack Hogan, Pierre Jalbert

Votes: 34

45. Death Valley Days (1952–1970)
Episode: Million Dollar Wedding (1955)

Western

8.4
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Though women are scarce in the mining camp plain Aggie lacks any suitors. But George and Russ bribe their friend Tiny with worthless mine stock to marry her. Tiny confesses to Aggie, then manager Mr. Loomis delivers a surprise.

Director: Stuart E. McGowan | Stars: James Best, Virginia Lee, Russ Todd, Marjorie Bennett

Votes: 13

46. Wagon Train (1957–1965)
Episode: The Andrew Hale Story (1959)

60 min | Western

8.4
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The Major finds an old man in the desert and takes him to the wagon train. He doesn't remember his name but when he's recognized by one of the other passengers, he remembers not just his name but the faith he thought he lost as well.

Director: Virgil W. Vogel | Stars: Ward Bond, Robert Horton, John McIntire, Frank McGrath

Votes: 21

47. The Dukes of Hazzard (1979–1985)
Episode: Undercover Dukes Part Two (1984)

PG | 49 min | Action, Comedy

8.4
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Bo and Luke begin infiltrating J.J. Carver's organization, compiling evidence to bring Carver and his henchmen to justice. But Boss and Rosco - aware that the Duke boys have left for the ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Baxley | Stars: Tom Wopat, John Schneider, Catherine Bach, Denver Pyle

Votes: 27

48. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.3
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Widower Sheriff Andy and his son Opie live with Andy's Aunt Bee in Mayberry NC. With virtually no crimes to solve, most of Andy's time is spent philosophizing and calming down his cousin Deputy Barney.

Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Frances Bavier

Votes: 9,059

49. How the West Was Won (1976– )

Western

8.3
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The Macahans, a family from Virginia headed by Zeb Macahan, travel across the country to pioneer a new land and a new home in the American West.

Stars: James Arness, Bruce Boxleitner, Kathryn Holcomb, William Kirby Cullen

Votes: 1,289

50. Surfside 6 (1960–1962)

60 min | Drama

8.3
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Ken, Dave and Sandy are three hip private detectives living on and working out of a houseboat in Miami, Florida. A yacht, belonging to socialite Daphne, is anchored next to their houseboat.... See full summary »

Stars: Van Williams, Lee Patterson, Margarita Sierra, Troy Donahue

Votes: 172