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1. The Name of the Game (1968–1971)
Episode: I Love You, Billy Baker: Part 1 (1970)

75 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

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Las Vegas entertainer Billy Baker doesn't like interviews - especially when they concern that girl who died so mysteriously, Jeff Dillon investigates.

Director: Barry Shear | Stars: Anthony Franciosa, Carla Borelli, Jack Carter, Ray Charles

Votes: 6

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

Documentary

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

Votes: 157

3. Irving Berlin's 100th Birthday Celebration (1988 TV Special)

120 min | Music

9.1
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The life, career and music of Irving Berlin is celebrated live on stage with musical performances.

Director: Walter C. Miller | Stars: Bea Arthur, Tony Bennett, Barry Bostwick, Diana Brownstone

Votes: 17

4. Duke Ellington... We Love You Madly (1973 TV Special)

90 min | Music

9.1
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An all-star tribute to Duke Ellington.

Director: Stan Harris | Stars: Count Basie, Tony Bennett, Peter Cetera, Ray Charles

Votes: 11

5. The Carol Burnett Show (1967–1978)
Episode: Episode #6.11 (1972)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Family

9.0
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Highlights of this program with guests Ray Charles and Vincent Price include: Carol thinks Chrissy is pregnant in "Carol and Sis"; henpecked George imagines himself a riverboat gambler in "... See full summary »

Director: Dave Powers | Stars: Carol Burnett, Harvey Korman, Vicki Lawrence, Lyle Waggoner

Votes: 12

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. We Are the World: A 10th Anniversary Tribute (1995 TV Special)

Music

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Director: Foster Wiley | Stars: Dan Aykroyd, Harry Belafonte, Lindsey Buckingham, Kim Carnes

Votes: 7

8. The Carol Burnett Show (1967–1978)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Family

8.8
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Television show featuring skits by Carol Burnett and her comedy troupe.

Stars: Carol Burnett, Vicki Lawrence, Harvey Korman, Lyle Waggoner

Votes: 3,484

9. The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson (1990 TV Movie)

47 min | Documentary, Animation, Action

8.8
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While The Muppets prepare a tribute to the late Jim Henson, they learn about the life and career of the renowned puppeteer/film maker.

Director: Don Mischer | Stars: Jim Henson, Harry Belafonte, Carol Burnett, Ray Charles

Votes: 208

10. Della (1969– )

Talk-Show

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Stars: Della Reese, Rich Little, Marty Allen, Louis Nye

Votes: 5

11. The Julie Andrews Show (1965 TV Special)

60 min

8.8
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A short-lived sketch comedy show from the 1960's-1970's. Starring Julie Andrews and various guest stars.

Director: Alan Handley | Stars: Julie Andrews, Gene Kelly, The New Christy Minstrels

Votes: 37

12. The Second Barry Manilow Special (1978 TV Movie)

60 min | Music

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Director: George Schaefer | Stars: Barry Manilow, Ray Charles, Ken Grant

Votes: 14

13. 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

14. 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: 118

15. Celebration (1981 TV Movie)

60 min

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Director: Stan Harris | Stars: Lynda Carter, Jerry Reed, Chris Evert, Ray Charles

Votes: 11

16. 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: 1,176

17. The Jim Henson Hour (1989– )

48 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

8.6
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An anthology show featuring the work of the great puppeteer and his staff.

Stars: Jim Henson, Steve Whitmire, Kevin Clash, Fran Brill

Votes: 257

18. Saturday Live (1996– )

60 min | Comedy

8.6
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Stars: Lee Hurst, Bryan Adams, Mark Arden, Alexander Armstrong

Votes: 9

19. 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: 188

20. 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

21. Ray Charles: 50 Years in Music (1991 TV Special)

Documentary, Music

8.5
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Director: James Yukich | Stars: Ray Charles, Michael Bolton, Tevin Campbell, Bill Cosby

Votes: 11

22. 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: 2,400

23. The Norman Gunston Show (1975–1979)

Comedy

8.4
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A subversive parody of the established variety "Tonight Show" format, centering on a weekly roster of celebrity guests who were 'interviewed' by Norman Gunston.

Stars: Garry McDonald, Max Rowley, Abigail, Candy Raymond

Votes: 58

24. Walk on By: The Story of Popular Song (2001– )

49 min | Documentary, Music

8.4
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Eight-episode series depicting 100 years of history of popular song, from early pioneers to rock'n'roll revolution and modern-day pop.

Stars: Pat Boone, Jerry Wexler, Clive Owen, Burt Bacharach

Votes: 56

25. Soul Deep: The Story of Black Popular Music (2005– )

360 min | Documentary, Music

8.4
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Stars: Colin Salmon, James Brown, Solomon Burke, Jerry Butler

Votes: 85

26. Sesame Street: 20 and Still Counting (1989 TV Special)

48 min | Comedy, Family

8.4
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A 20th anniversary celebration of the classic educational TV series.

Stars: Bill Cosby, Ray Charles, Plácido Domingo, Jim Henson

Votes: 60

27. Tom Dowd & the Language of Music (2003)

Unrated | 90 min | Documentary, Music

8.3
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A documentary about Tom Dowd, who was an innovative recording engineer and producer of noted albums with John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman, Otis Redding, Eric Clapton, the Allman Brothers and many others.

Director: Mark Moormann | Stars: Ray Charles, John Coltrane, Aretha Franklin, Ginger Baker

Votes: 465 | Gross: $0.04M

28. Rock & Roll (1995– )

Documentary, Music

8.3
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A history of rock and roll music.

Stars: Liev Schreiber, Hoss Allen, Al Aronowitz, Joan Baez

Votes: 64

29. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)
Episode: Episode dated 19 February 1987 (1987)

Comedy, Talk-Show

8.3
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Stars: Johnny Carson, Ray Charles, Lily Tomlin

Votes: 13

30. Sesame Street (1969– )

TV-Y | 55 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

8.2
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On a special inner city street, the inhabitants, both human and puppet, teach preschool subjects with comedy, cartoons, games and songs.

Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Caroll Spinney, Jerry Nelson

Votes: 9,136

31. The Jonathan Winters Show (1967–1969)

60 min | Comedy

8.2
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Stars: Jonathan Winters, John Aylesworth, Georgene Barnes, Stan Ross

Votes: 46

32. Andy Williams' Kaleidoscope Company (1968 TV Movie)

60 min

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A one hour musical special that aired on April 28, 1968 on NBC and was sponsored by Kentucky Fried Chicken. Guest stars included: Ray Charles and The Raylettes, Burt Bacharach, Simon & ... See full summary »

Director: Bob Henry | Stars: Andy Williams, Burt Bacharach, Ray Charles, Cass Elliot

Votes: 16

33. Carnegie Hall at 100: A Place of Dreams (1991 Video)

Documentary, Music

8.2
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Celebration of Carnegie Hall's 100th birthday. Featuring performances and recollections of some of the greatest talents and personalities in music and the arts.

Director: Peter Rosen | Stars: Julie Andrews, Leonard Bernstein, Victor Borge, Ray Charles

Votes: 14

34. Ray Charles Live in Belgrade (1997 TV Movie)

150 min | Music

8.2
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A spectacular concert by the American performer Ray Charles, takes the viewers through a string of his greatest hits, which at that moment spanned a 30 year long career.

Director: Stanko Crnobrnja | Star: Ray Charles

Votes: 6

35. Joe Cocker: Have a Little Faith (1996 Video)

72 min | Documentary, Music

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Director: Julian Caidan | Stars: Joe Cocker, Bryan Adams, John Belushi, Ray Charles

Votes: 6

36. Designing Women (1986–1993)
Episode: Julia and Mary Jo Get Stuck Under a Bed (1991)

Comedy

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Allison and Julia argue about what to do for The Yuletide Homes tour. Believing they are being ripped off, Rusty lets them in to check. Mary Jo and Julia look under the bed to check Chuck ... See full summary »

Director: David Steinberg | Stars: Dixie Carter, Annie Potts, Julia Duffy, Jan Hooks

Votes: 14

37. The Nanny (1993–1999)
Episode: The Pre-Nup (1998)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

8.2
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Maxwell asks stunned Fran to sign a prenuptial agreement.

Director: Peter Marc Jacobson | Stars: Fran Drescher, Charles Shaughnessy, Daniel Davis, Lauren Lane

Votes: 105

38. Saturday Night Live (1975– )

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music

8.1
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A famous guest host stars in parodies and sketches created by the cast of this witty show.

Stars: Don Pardo, Lenny Pickett, Darrell Hammond, Kenan Thompson

Votes: 35,408

39. American Masters (1985– )

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography

8.1
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Since its premiere in 1986, this Emmy-winning documentary series has presented hundreds of hours comprising profiles of outstanding American cultural artists. Past subjects have included ... See full summary »

Stars: Martin Scorsese, Tony Bennett, Peter Bogdanovich, Lee Grant

Votes: 511

40. The Blues (2003– )

Documentary, Music

8.1
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A documentary series about the origin and history of The Blues.

Stars: B.B. King, Pinetop Perkins, Ike Turner, Dick Waterman

Votes: 909

41. The History of Rock 'n' Roll (1995– )

Documentary

8.1
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The history of rock n' roll and pop music are explored are explored via interviews and footage of well-known music stars.

Stars: Bruce Springsteen, Gary Busey, Pete Townshend, Chuck Berry

Votes: 27

42. The Andy Williams Show (1969–1971)

60 min | Comedy, Music

8.1
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Coming back to television after taking a year off, Andy Williams hosted this musical/comedy variety show. While his earlier programs had stuck with more traditional music, this new show ... See full summary »

Stars: Allan Blye, Andy Williams, Janos Prohaska, The Osmonds

Votes: 67

43. Happy Birthday Shirley (1996 TV Movie)

Music

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Dame Shirley Bassey performs some of her best known hits and new material in front of an invited audience, to celebrate her 60th birthday.

Director: Nigel Lythgoe | Stars: Shirley Bassey, Jimmy Tarbuck, James Crossley, Mark Rhino Smith

Votes: 10

44. Designing Women (1986–1993)
Episode: Carlene's Apartment (1992)

Comedy

8.1
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Carlene moves into a new apartment and invites everyone to a housewarming party to which no one is looking forward, as it is located in a one-room apartment in a bad neighborhood. Things go... See full summary »

Director: David Steinberg | Stars: Dixie Carter, Annie Potts, Julia Duffy, Jan Hooks

Votes: 15

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

60 min | Comedy

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

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

Votes: 899

46. We Are The World: The Story Behind The Song (1985 TV Movie)

50 min | Documentary, Music

8.0
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In 1984, British and Irish pop stars united for the cause of Ethiopian famine relief as Band Aid. The following year, the Americans did the same as United Support of Artists for Africa. This is how it happened.

Director: Tom Trbovich | Stars: Jane Fonda, Dan Aykroyd, Harry Belafonte, Kim Carnes

Votes: 500

47. Omnibus (1967–2003)

Not Rated | Documentary, Biography, Music

8.0
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Arts documentary series with concerts and experimental dramatizations.

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

Votes: 109

48. CMT Crossroads (2002– )

60 min | Music

8.0
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Nick Jonas and Thomas Rhett

Stars: Sheryl Crow, Willie Nelson, Kenny Chesney, Lynyrd Skynyrd

Votes: 35

49. This Is Tom Jones (1969–1971)

60 min | Documentary, Music

8.0
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Stars: Tom Jones, The Mike Sammes Singers, Sue Glover, Sunny Leslie

Votes: 67